FYI: Sweetest Regret was previously published in the in 2015 in the Christmas-themed anthology, What Happens Under the Mistletoe.
Meredith Duran is one of my auto-buy authors because I can always count her books for an excellent historical romance read. Sweetest Regret, a novella, is no exception--even though it's a novella, you still get a full, satisfying story and a swoon-worthy HEA.
Georgiana "Georgie" Trent, the prime minister's daughter, and Lucas Godwin met and fell in love two years prior in Munich. But, Lucas left Munich without so much as a goodbye and broke Georgie's heart. After her father was suddenly called away on business during a Christmas house party, he invited Lucas to help her look for a missing letter of diplomatic importance that was reportedly stolen by one of the house party guests. Georgie was still very angry and wanted nothing to do with him, but, for some reason Georgie didn't understand, Lucas seemed angry with her as well.
As they're forced to reluctantly work together to find the missing letter, they find that they still have a strong attraction and feelings for each other. But, they have to first work out what actually happened in the past that caused Lucas's abrupt departure before they can hope for their happily ever after.
The events in the novella occurred days leading up to Christmas and days immediately after. The house party guests were foreign diplomats who wanted to experience a true English Christmas so there was a wonderful holiday season-y vibe to the story. The writing is as excellent as always--just as well-written as Ms. Duran full novels. The pacing was excellent--even though it's a novella it was a well-rounded story.
If you're missing the holiday season now that we're in dreary January, I highly recommend you pick up Sweetest Regret. Read it while drinking some peppermint flavored hot cocoa, and it will take you right back to Christmas....more
4.5/5 stars I didn't expect to love this one as much as I did! I absolutely LOVED it!! Porn stars falling in love, who would've thunk it.
But it was rau4.5/5 stars I didn't expect to love this one as much as I did! I absolutely LOVED it!! Porn stars falling in love, who would've thunk it.
But it was raunchy (of course, it's about porn stars), but it was also surprisingly sweet and swoony. I felt for both Devi and Logan. I loved both of their characters and rooted for them to find their HEA.
Devi and Logan were fantastic on their own and together--love their alternating perspectives. I also enjoyed learning more about the porn industry, which I know next to nothing about except for the usual stereotypes. I thought the authors did a good job highlighting both the bad and the good.
Can't wait to read more by this author duo....more
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This was surprisingly a really good, steamy read. To be honest, with a cover and title like that I was expecting bad writing, cheesy dialogue, and criThis was surprisingly a really good, steamy read. To be honest, with a cover and title like that I was expecting bad writing, cheesy dialogue, and cringe-worthy love scenes, but nope. It was kinda sweet and pretty sexy....more