Synopses & Reviews
USA Today bestselling author Jenny Holiday follows A Princess for Christmas with another delightful contemporary Christmas romance between a playboy baron and a woman who has said goodbye to love.
Maximillian von Hansburg, Baron of Laudon and heir to the Duke of Aquilla, is trapped. Under pressure from his domineering father, he must marry a suitable bride before he inherits a title that feels like a prison sentence. In New York to meet a prospective wife, he ditches his responsibilities and appears on Dani Martinez's doorstep. He's been intrigued by the no-nonsense professor since he met her at the Eldovian royal wedding and is determined to befriend her.
Newly single Dani is done with love — she even has a list entitled "Things I Will Never Again Do for a Man"— which is why she hits it off with notorious rake Max. He's trying to escape relationships, and she's resolved to avoid them at all costs. All they want from each other is friendship and a distraction from their messy lives.
As their bond begins to deepen, so does their attraction, until they end up in bed together. Falling in love was never part of the plan — Max's family doesn't see Dani as a perfect match, even as his heart tells him she's the one, and Dani isn't sure she can make it in Max's world. Can they find the courage to live they life they desire, even if it means risking everything?
"Holiday’s knack for writing witty banter is on full display here, with Dani and Max's escalating text messages and phone conversations showing a deepening friendship between them... This slow-burn romance will appeal to readers who enjoy the friends-to-lovers trope. The novel carefully builds trust and a deepening emotional attachment between Dani and Max..." — Kirkus Reviews
"Holiday’s follow-up to A Princess for Christmas hits all the right notes as the heir to a dukedom discovers love during the holidays... Holiday cleverly draws parallels to Love, Actually throughout this witty, emotionally charged holiday tale. Readers will delight in the strong heroine seeking love on her own terms." — Publishers Weekly
"This smashing sequel is packed with delightful characters, snappy dialogue, and a fairy-tale European setting. A top pick for every holiday romance reading list." — Library Journal (starred review)
About the Author
Jenny Holiday is a USA Today bestselling and RITA-nominated author whose work has been featured by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, the Washington Post, and NPR. A member of the House of Slytherin, Jenny lives in London, Ontario, Canada.