Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Lysander Winterbourne and Adam Freeman have been living happily at Edgeley Park for the last eighteen months. By day Lysander is Adam’s estate manager, by night, his lover, but neither man has spoken of their deeper feelings. Is this a happy-ever-after or just a convenient arrangement?
When the two men are invited to Winterbourne Abbey for a family Christmas, matters quickly come to a head. Snowed in at the Abbey with a house full of guests, they have to face up to shocking revelations, long-held secrets and a choice Lysander never expected to have to make.
This was my first Christmas read of the season and may end up being my favorite. I had read the first book Introducing Mr. Winterbourne when it first came out and I was dying to see more of this couple. The author definitely didn’t disappoint when she gave us a peak into what is going on with them.
The first book ends with these two starting a new relationship. This book takes us a year and a half down the road. They’re still together and very happy but neither has made a long term commitment and they’re both unsure of what their future holds. They head back to Lysander’s family estate to celebrate the holiday.
The plot is fast paced and super entertaining. Parts were funny and parts were swoon worthy romantic. There are a bunch of interesting side characters and the plots are varied. Even though this is a short story I found myself thoroughly invested in a few of them and I’d love to see stories about them down the road.
A Christmas miracle wasn’t needed because these two already love each other, they just had to figure out how to let the other know. When they do you’ll have a giant smile on your face.
This should not be read as a standalone. You need to read the first book* prior to reading this one. This is a must read for fans of the first story.
The cover was done by Natasha Snow. I find myself ambivalent about the cover. I really like the top two thirds a lot but I don’t care for the two heads at the bottom. I know they’re under the mistletoe but it still looks off to me. I’d have preferred it to just be the greenery.
ebook, 111 pages
Published November 19th 2018 by Joanna Chambers
Edition Language English
Series Winterbourne #2