It should have been simple...
With one more errand to go—the purchase of a hunting falcon for his soon-to-be-married sister—Andrew Blackshear has Christmas completely under control. He has no time to dawdle, no time for nonsense, and certainly no time to drive the falconer’s vexing, impulsive, lush-lipped, midnight-haired daughter to a house party before heading home. So why the devil did he agree to do just that?
It couldn't be more deliciously mixed-up...
Lucy Sharp has been waiting all her too-quiet life for an adventure, and she means to make the most of this one. She’s going to enjoy the house party as no one has ever enjoyed a house party before, and in the meanwhile she’s going to enjoy every minute in the company of amusingly stern, formidably proper, outrageously handsome Mr. Blackshear. Let him disapprove of her all he likes—it’s not as though they’ll see each other again after today.
…or will they? When a carriage mishap and a snowstorm strand the pair miles short of their destination, the journey detours suddenly into scandal. Can the properest of men and the most provoking of women find a way to work together and save their Christmas from disaster?
A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong is a long novella/short novel of about 62,000 words. It's a prequel to the already-available Blackshear Family series. The e-book includes an excerpt of about 5600 words from A Lady Awakened; the novella itself ends at about the 90% mark on your e-reader.
Blackshear Family series
0. A Christmas Gone Perfectly Wrong
1. A Lady Awakened
2. A Gentleman Undone
3. A Woman Entangled