Giles Rutherford was in England with his father, Richard, searching for the gems that his mother had hidden when she eloped and left for America with his father. Lady Audrina Bradleigh, the youngest daughter of the Earl of Alleyneham, was abducted by David Llewelyn when the abduction was stopped by Giles. Audrina's father does not believe her that she was being abducted and insists that he take Llewlyn back to London while Audrina travels with Giles, Richard and Lady Irving. During the search for his mother's gems, they end up at the Castle Parr where the romance between Giles and Audrina grows deeper.
I liked the hero and heroine. Audrina wasn't a simpering virgin and Giles wasn't the rake needing to be reformed. The supporting characters added a humor to the story that was appreciated. My only issue with this novel is it feels like it is the second in a series of connected novels with the constant references to Audrina's sister Charissa to the Duke of Walpole. I was surprised and disappointed to find out that while this is the fourth in "The Holiday Pleasures" series, the only connection is that they all take place around Christmas.
I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.