I'll warn you right off the bat, this novella is short; it's not even 70 pages. But it's a sexy and satisfying read in that small package.
Celia is the widow of Damien's best friend. He made a vow to her husband before he died to take care of her. But he never expected to fall in love with her. Damien is the son of servants... not nearly good enough, he believes, for a lady like Celia. So after years of loving her in silence, he makes plans to move away.
Celia has come to care deeply for Damien, but only recently has desire come into the picture. And once they share a kiss under the mistletoe, she can't deny her feelings any longer. But is too late for them? And can she convince him that he is more than enough to make her happy?
OK, we already know the answers, but I still enjoyed the ride. I'm always a sucker for a hero convinced he's not good enough for the heroine. Oooh --and did I mention the hot sex?? Good stuff. The story might have been even stronger if it were longer, but as it is, I liked it well enough. Almost 4 stars.
Note: This book is the 2nd in Karen Erickson's Merry Widows series, but the two novellas are completely unrelated.*ARC Provided by NetGalley