Letters at Christmas
By Amber Lin
Entangled Publishing, LLC
Pub Date Jul 7 2014
Three London Seasons. Three Christmases come and gone. Jilted Sidony Harbeck is done waiting for the inconstant Captain Hale Martin to return. Despite their whispered adolescent promises, he never wrote her a single letter. Now the scoundrel has returned, professing his love and a thoughtless bet to woo her, but she only wants him to suffer.
After three years at sea, Hale finally has the means to marry his best friend's sister and the love of his life. But he only has three days to convince her of his devotion because he stupidly proposes a wager - he'll convince Sidony to marry him by Christmas or he'll leave her alone forever. When Hale sets out to seduce her, the stakes are raised by a passion so intense that Sidony must risk her heart no matter the odds.
* Previously published in A Very Scandalous Holiday Anthology
Sidony doesn't want to be waiting for Hale to return and fulfill the promises they shared. He promised so many things, including the promise of letters. Not a single one ever came her way. She's miffed, for sure.
For his part, the three years at sea were harder than anything he could have imagined. He hadn't wanted to burden her with words of loss and fear and storms. Idiot...lol
They had shared wagers as young people, and on the spur of the moment he wagers she'll give into him before Christmas, or he'll leave. Again...idiot. While there isn't a lot of time, he starts wooing her to the best of his ability. They take up their intimate relations. They are good at that, but talking? Yes, they need to work on that.
While this isn't long, it was good. And I'll definitely read some of Ms. Lin's longer works!
* Thank you, NetGalley and Entangled, for the opportunity to read Letters at Christmas
Amber Lin writes erotic romance with damaged souls and deep emotion.
Her debut novel, Giving It Up, received The Romance Review’s Top Pick, Night Owl Top Pick, and 5 Blue Ribbons from Romance Junkies. RT Book Reviews gave it 4.5 stars, calling it “truly extraordinary.” She has been published by Loose Id, Carina Press, and Entangled.
Amber married her high school sweetheart, birthed a kid who’s smarter than she is, and spends her nights writing down her dirty thoughts. In other words, life is good.