Letters At Christmas (Men of Fortune #1) by Amber Lin
Release Date: July 7, 2014
Previously Released within the anthology, A Very Scandalous Holiday
Three London Seasons. Three Christmases come and gone. Jilted Sidony Harbeck is done waiting for the inconstant Captain Hale Martin to return. Despite their whispered adolescent promises, he never wrote her a single letter. Now the scoundrel has returned, professing his love and a thoughtless bet to woo her, but she only wants to make him suffer.
After three years at sea, Hale finally has the means to marry his best friend’s sister and the love of his life. But he only has three days to convince her of his devotion because he stupidly proposes a wager—he’ll convince Sidony to marry him by Christmas or he’ll leave her alone forever.
When Hale sets out to seduce her, the stakes are raised by a passion so intense that even Sidony must risk her heart no matter the odds.
Review: 4.5 Stars
Letters At Christmas has created an Amber Lin fan out of me. The moment I put down my Kindle, I rushed online to see when the next book in the series is due to come out and what else Ms. Lin has written. I can’t wait to explore her other works!
As anyone who has read my previous posts knows, I LOVE novellas. I believe it really shows an author’s skill if they can pull a reader in and develop an emotional attachment with a condensed platform. Finishing a novella and feeling happily satisfied is one of the best feelings, and Letters At Christmas succeeded.
Hale and Sidony’s relationship is the perfect mixture of pure and sensual. Their love for one another was undeniable, even during their heartbreaking moments. When the couple is together, the sexual attraction is intense, but their mutual love is always present.
The main reason I did not rate this book a full 5 stars is because I was left with some questions about Sidony’s brother. Maybe he’ll be mentioned further in the series…I hope. Either way, I loved Letters At Christmas!
*I recieved Letters At Christmas from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.