Review: A kiss for Midwinter – Courtney Milan + Seanan Mcguire short

Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. But no matter how hard she smiles, she can’t forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation. Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept secret, one other person knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham. She wants nothing to do with him…or the butterflies that take flight in her stomach every time he looks her way.

Jonas Grantham has a secret, too: He’s been in love with Lydia for more than a year. This winter, he’s determined to conquer her dislike and win her for his own. It all starts with a wager and a kiss…
My thoughts:
I am not a big a fan as two people I know, you know who you both are…but I did love one of her novellas. Then I read a book that was rather meh, and now I read this one and it was good. Very strange, I usually do not like novellas.
I like how she takes things a bit darker. Lydia has made her mistakes in the past and paid for it. Jonas falls in love with her but the past is there ever present.
It was short (but not too short). The story felt fleshed out and they had time to fall for each other and I enjoyed the tale. It does make me want to try more by her again.

ebook, 121 pages
Published December 18th 2012 (first published December 16th 2012)
Brothers Sinister #1.5
Historical romance

For ten years, the young King of Cats known throughout the Kingdom of Londinium as Tybalt—once known to family and friends as “Rand,” a gentle Prince who had never aspired to the throne—had ruled his Kingdom alone, refusing to let any other of his kind enter the city while it is in his care. But even a King can get lonely…

When Tybalt meets a Selkie stranger named Dylan, it seems almost inevitable that they should become entangled with each other—the lonely King and the man without friends or family in London were virtually designed to be together. But sadly, designs can only hold for as long as they are left alone, and when the Undersea inevitably arrives looking for their missing son, Tybalt will have to choose. His Kingdom, or Dylan?

Either way, he loses.
A short, under 30 pages, story about how Tybalt meets Dylan. They become friends and we get to see how lonely poor Tybalt was in London during those years.
A nice little story that showed another story of Tybalt.

Published September 18th 2013
October Daye 0.2


31 thoughts on “Review: A kiss for Midwinter – Courtney Milan + Seanan Mcguire short

  1. Karen says:

    I really liked A Kiss for Midwinter. It was really well done with two very different, mature characters.I used to dislike novellas but I've read so many good ones this year.

  2. Mishel says:

    I'm trying to keep an open mind with novellas but I usually don't like them. I always end up wanting more and it ruins the experience for me. Still, I'm gonna try them more often and give them more of a chance. I'm glad these both worked for you =)

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