Thursday, December 8, 2016

Advent Reads Day 8: After Dark - All Through The Night by Maggie Robinson

Welcome to Advent Reads!
This is an event I have had on my blog for several years running now.  Each evening I feature a different holiday themed book. Think of it as your Book Advent Calendar! I post a variety of holiday books including romance, children's, middle-grade, mystery, paranormal, and I try to find some that are other holiday celebrations than Christmas too. I hope you will stop by each evening to see what new book I have for you!
Synopsis: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays personal assistant Carrie Moore from the swift completion of her appointed rounds. She’s used is used to delivering for the rich and famous. Can she mend a hunky English lord’s heart and not get him deported?

As a personal assistant, Carrie Moore is used to fulfilling the whims of the rich and famous, even if it means driving through a blizzard to pick up a fresh Kosher turkey for Christmas dinner. No ordinary Butterball for her employer Rosemary Stephens, an eccentric English mystery writer who’s spending the winter on a remote Maine island. When the last ferry is cancelled, leaving Carrie with a turkey that’s bound to get frozen, all the roads closed and no room at the local inn, what’s a resourceful girl to do?

Why, break in and enter, of course, along with Mrs. Stephens’s titled English nephew who is stranded too. Lord Griffin Archer is an actual viscount, but there will be no roast goose and figgy pudding for him, just the random contents of Carrie’s grocery bags. He’s come to America to improve the family fortune, but keeping company with Carrie might result in a prison sentence or deportation. And with a broken engagement behind him, the last thing he wants to do is lose his heart again.

As they snuggle up in a vintage Jaguar inside the inn’s carriage house, bells ring. Alarm or Christmas? Only time will tell."

My Review: It is fun to read about modern day Viscounts, something you don't see all that often. I really enjoyed the characters in this book Carrie is funny and quirky and gets Griffin to loosen up and show his true personality. I also like how the book doesn't end with just the one night but continues to follow the characters through another whole year, which isn't all fairy tales and smiles. I really enjoyed this book and it was great for a cozy night in during the holidays.
My Rating: This was a fun and steamy read to pick up for the holidays. I was expecting a short story like so many of these holiday ones are but it is actually nearly full length. The characters were so unique and fun. I give this one a rating of Four Paws!

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