'Twas the Night After Christmas
New York Times bestselling author Sabrina Jeffries unwraps a touching Regency tale brimming with heart, soul, and holiday spirit ( ...more
First, there's Pierce's mother. I could not, for the life of me, understand how the hell she managed to ignore her son for so many years. I don't think any reason is enough to justify that cruelty. Granted, she may have been coerced or blackmailed or ...more
This book I dont know what I was expecting, but it definitely wasnt this! I mean, I started tearing up while reading the prologue. Yeah. The prologue. And I dont think my eyes were ever completely dry again. From those very first few pages, Pierce had me. Unequivocally. His pain was my pain. He got his tiny little eight year old fingers latched around my heart and never let go.
Because, at a very young age, Pierce Waverly learned a hard lesson: Life isnt fair. Abandoned...more
I felt for the boy Pierce, at the beginning, but unfortunately this promising beginning was the last point in which I felt fully sympathetic.
Despite her later apologies, Pierce's mom really screwed up. I don't judge her for seeking (view spoiler)[love outside of a horrible marriage, as at that time it was really one of only a very few options for women (hide spoiler)] but her behavior during Pierce's visit at age 21 was absolutely reprehensible ...more
Expected Release Date: October 30, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Imprint: Gallery Books
My Source for This Book: Edelweiss
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 6, Hellions of Halstead Hall
Series Best Read In Order: Works Well As a Standalone
Steam Level: Steamy
Favorite Tropes: Neglectful Parents, Closed off From Love, Unhappy First Marriage
Pet Peeves: Wanna Be My Mistress?, Stretching Out The Mystery
This book ...more
Pierce Waverly, the Earl of Devonmont, visited two of Sabrina Jeffries HELLIONS OF HALSTEAD HALL series. Now readers have the opportunity to witness him shed the rogue mask and dig deeper into his psyche. Oh, Freud would have a field day with Pierce! His parents shipped him off to boarding school at age 8 and banned him from returning home. Even when he achieved his majority, his mother shunned ...more
I loved how both hero, Pierce, and the heroine, Camilla, were very open with each other.
Of course there's angst. It's present in every book of the series, but here it was contrasted by a very level headed reasoning.
Pierce was having very real, very understandable issues with his mother and his angsst was born from them.
Camilla's actions and reasoning were also very logical and her angst was burried deep in ...more
Another brilliant book in the Hellions series! Twas the Night After Christmas was an emotionally charged, sweet romance that I absolutely adored.
I loved the plot of the book. It's a unique idea that I've never seen used before. And it was very well done.
I really liked Camilla. Her loyalty to Lady Waverly was admirable. But it wasn't blind loyalty. She was determined but that didn't stop her from listening to Pierce ...more
Wow and I do mean wow. After I finished reading this book, which by the way I couldn't put down once I really got in to it, I hugged my e-reader. The book left me all warm and tingly, a truly beautiful Christmas story.
The book was about Pierce Waverly, the Early of Devonmont who has been estranged from his family since he was around seven years old and he doesn't know why. One day his parents just let him ...more
The Earl of Devonomnt, Pierce Waverly, at the age of 8 was suddenly abandon by his parents to a boarding school and distant relations for his care. Now a man he still holds great resentment for his lack of parents during his childhood.
When his father passes, Pierce inherits everything. He sets his mother up comfortably, she even has a lady companion (Camilla Stuart) but he still refuses to have contact with his mother.
Determined to mend the fences broken in ...more
Despite not really loving the H/h, I enjoyed this book tremendously. Perhaps its because I was in the Christmas spirit that I didnt mind some things that I usually wouldnt like.
Some things I didnt love:
1) Our hero is written so sympathetically, almost to the point that hes not accountable for anything bad because hes had a sad childhood from his parents abandonment. Pierce is an adult and his refusal to grow up and live for himself instead of living to spite his family is off-putting ...more
Recommendation : This book is perfect for the upcoming holidays! It is filled with Christmas charm and magic. A must have for the holidays!
Twas the night after Christmas, and all through the place, the only ones stirring were the lord and his mate.
That is an awful rhyme.
Shh, Im not done. He rose with her in his arms, and headed for the door. They went off to nestle all snug in their bed, while visions of lovemaking danced in their heads.
She eyed him suspiciously. Is this ...more
This is about a secondary character from the series.
Hero is estranged from his parents since he was 8 and has ignored his mother since he inherited his title. Heroine is the hired companion of his mother and is a widow with a young son who has been told to stay hidden from the estate manager in case the hero finds out.
It's a Christmas story so I would suggest this is one to read for the season.
Read for the 2015 TBR Challenge--December--Holiday Themes. The challenge is hosted by Wendy the Super Librarian.
I bought this book two years ago when it was released in paperback. Sabrina Jeffries is one of those authors that makes me think and makes me happy whenever I read one of her books. I planned on reading it as soon as I brought it home, but, as we all know, life got in the way and 'Twas the Night After Christmas got pushed back on the shelf.
This is a holiday romance that acts ...more
This book starts off heartbreaking and sad. Its the set up for what comes later. Why the hero is as he is, the thawing that takes place from the clues and revelations that slowly bombard him as he comes to the realization that his whole life is based on a mistruth; and how the diabolical hatred of one man can have a domino effect on so many people. Its going to take a daring woman full of innocence, hot passions and a secret of her ...more
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 4.25
Part of my 25 Books for the Holidays for 2012
How Twas the Night After Christmas put me in the holiday spirit: I love stories about families reconnecting after misunderstandings and estrangements. Throw in a precious little boy who loves the season and this book is just perfect for a holiday read.
What I thought of the characters/story: Twas the Night After Christmas was a wonderful combination of location, ...more
This is the story of Pierce Waverly, whom we met in the Hellions series. I loved Pierce from this series. He is funny, with a devil-may-care attitude. I love his roguish ways. Pierce is ready to move onto a new mistress and is torn on what he wants. He then receives a letter from his mothers companion telling him his mother is sick and he needs to come. He races off to find her just ...more
I really enjoyed this sweet regency romance. The characters were well-developed and likable, and the plot was well-paced. I found it hard to put down because I wanted to find out what the 'secret' was that was being kept, and I couldn't wait to see what happened between Pierce and Camilla. This was a very light, easy read, but enjoyable at the same time.
This couldn't decide if it was a novella or full length novel. It was extremely fast paced, like a novella, but longer- my Kindle version clocked in at 355 pages.
Which made the story better, though I honestly read this just so I could learn more about Pierce and his story. He's intrigued me since Gabe's book and his story didn't disappoint.