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Darcy Burke's The Red Hot Earl is a Regency-set historical romance that supposedly has some affinity with Rudolf The Red-nosed Reindeer. Any resemblance is a stretch, the most important being the way the hero is tormented by some acquaintances, and the way he forgives them. Oh, yes. And first he proves himself a hero by saving one of his tormentors' life.
The romance springs from the heroine 's compassion for the hero. She does not want to marry, but finds those feelings evaporating when she discovers how much fun sex is.
I found the explicit sexual content of this book unnecessary. My personal preference is for a sweet, clean romance, but if sex is to be explicit, the rest of the story should be more attuned to this approach. This reads like a sweet Regency until the first description of the hero's cock swelling.
I think the hero suffered from Tourette's Syndrome. That would surely have been even more difficult to deal with in the Regency period than portrayed in this book.
Pleasant historical romance set around Christmas time with a strong female lead character. The main male character had a Tourette's like medical condition that was handled realistically. There was a redemptive quality to the conclusion. Secondary characters were not well developed, but the story wasn't long and it is a series.