HIS MISTRESS BY CHRISTMAS
Alexander’s sense of humor and clever repartee shine in a delightful romance brimming with charming characters and mayhem. Add all the customs and madness of the season and Alexander spices up your holiday perfectly.
The widowed and unconventional Lady Veronica Smithson decides to find passion again. She doesn’t want to be a wife, but being explorer/author Sir Sebastian Hadley-Attwater’s mistress sounds good. Sebastian sees Veronica as the challenge he needs now that he’s ready to settle down. She refuses his proposal and counters with one of her own: to be his mistress for the holidays. Sebastian plans to win her over during a quiet, romantic holiday at his country estate — then his family and friends arrive. Thinking quickly, the couple tells everyone they are married, which throws off the scandalmongers, but Veronica and Sebastian are soon caught in their own game with no way out but to make their holiday dreams come true. (KENSINGTON, Oct., 312 pp., $19.95)