Kiss Me at Christmas

Kiss Me at Christmas

Valerie Bowman

Playful Brides #10


Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publication date: 30-Oct-2018
Date Started: 31-Oct-2018
Date Finished: 1-Nov-2018
Format: Paperback ARC
Pages: 299
Genres: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance
ISBN: 9781250147523
Source: Author


A spirited lady facing spinsterhood. A common man with a noble mission. And a surprise that just might be waiting for them under the mistletoe. . .

Bow Street Runner Daffin Oakleaf abhors Christmas. Carol singing and holiday cheer only remind him of a dark time. When a close friend calls on him for help, Daffin is happy to capitalize on the distraction. But when he learns the lovely Lady Regina is the one in danger, he’s to become bodyguard to the captivating woman…

Regina has one mission: to find a night of passion in the arms of a gentleman. Considered firmly on the shelf, Regina has given up on marriage—but that doesn’t mean she wants to be denied the pleasure married ladies experience. Daffin has long captured her attention…and when a threat calls him to her side, the sparks between them ignite. But how can a hired bodyguard find his way into Regina’s noble heart? ”



It has been a while since it was hard to put down a book, but this book did it! Bowman excellently added another sexy, mysterious romance to her Playful Brides series. I’ll be sad when it wraps up in the spring.

I saw a lot of myself in Regina, as I consider myself a modern spinster. So it is always reassuring when a romance novels can reassure me I won’t die alone.

Daffin is hot. The only and best word to describe this character, one of my favorite male protagonists yet!

Overall, this was a very exciting and well written historical romance novel. I can not wait for what else this author has coming!

About the Author

VALERIE BOWMAN grew up in Illinois with six sisters (she’s number seven) and a huge supply of historical romance novels. After a cold and snowy stint earning a degree in English with a minor in history at Smith College, she moved to Florida the first chance she got. Valerie now lives in Jacksonville with her family including her mini-schnauzer, Huckleberry. When she’s not writing, she keeps busy reading, traveling, or vacillating between watching crazy reality TV and PBS. She is the author of the Secret Brides and Playful Brides series.

Social Links

Author WebsiteTwitter: @Valeriegbowman | Facebook @ValerieBowmanAuthor | Pinterest


I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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