Book Blurp: When Penelope Darlington is persuaded to elope with a most unsuitable suitor, she wastes no time. With visions of passion and adventure dancing in her head, she steals away in the middle of the night, just before her father’s Christmas feast.
Fearing for his daughter’s reputation, Henry Darlington begs Darius Hall, the Earl of Rushton’s daring yet discreet son, to bring Penelope home. When Darius finally catches up to Penelope, he is shocked. She’s not the silly little girl he expected, but a beautiful woman with a sharp mind and an allure that cannot be ignored.
Now forced to kidnap Penelope in order to bring her home, Darius and his new charge spend the next several days—and nights—in very close quarters. Penelope wanted passion and adventure, but she never could have imagined the pleasures Darius can provide…
My Thoughts: This was a magical story about two people opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of personality or so it would seem. It opens up with Penelope a young girl and Darius a young man trying to comfort the young girl the only way he knows how through his extensive vocabulary. Well, any woman knows that sometimes you just need a guy to agree with you. It was a sweet opening and set up the short story nicely. I loved how Penelope needed Darius to see what she was searching for and Darius needed Penelope to open him up. It was powerful short read. Having it set around the holidays is perfect. I have enjoyed the series from the start and look forward to the next book in it.
You are a Christmas present wrapped in pretty paper, filled with unexpected surprises. -Darius Hall
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-Romance Reader Girl