Review of: His Mistress By Christmas By: Victoria Alexander
Lady Veronica Smithson has decided she wants to celebrate this Christmas a little differently. She wants to become Sir Sebastian Hadley- Attwater's mistress. Her best friend is Sir Hadley- Attwater's cousin, Portia, who introduces the two of them, in a way. Once Lady Smithson has seen this rogue and explorer speak, she's determined to convince him to take her as his mistress. She's been married and while that was pleasant enough, she's not ready to give up all the freedom being a widow allows. For his part, Sir Hadley-Attwater is similarly taken with Lady Smithson. He will go out of his way to share his first Christmas in 12 years in England, with Lady Smithson. Both go about convincing the other in unusual ways that their's is the perfect solution.
It was wonderful to read a book with a heroine who was so modern thinking. Independent, self reliant, and yet sweet, kind to those around her. I'd say Lady Smithson is ahead of her time in many ways. You will laugh, smile and root for these two people! The humor makes the book go so much faster than you'd like it to. Unconventional methods used by these two people will keep you wondering what's going to happen next. The one thing I'd like to have seen was an epilogue explaining the next Christmas or two Christmas' from when the story ends. I feel that little peek would have given the readers even more to look forward to.
I gave this book 5 books out of 5! It's an awesome read, not just for the holidays but anytime!!