- Title: The Duke’s Match Girl
- Author: Lila DiPasqua
- Genre(s): Historical, Holiday
- Publisher: Self-Published, December 2013
- Source: Purchased (99¢)
- Length: 99 pages
- Trope(s): Smartass Heroine, Arrogant Aristocrat, Forgiveness & Redemption, Angry Sex, Makeup Sex,
- Quick blurb: Recently widowed duke goes on campaign to woo back his first and only love
- Grade: A (maybe an A+, need to read it again, might be lacking a big slobbery dog)
Your man has informed me of your offer. He was quite uncomfortable about relaying my response. It is for his ease that I put it to you here in writing. As to your offer — and say this with the utmost sincerity — you may take it, and insert it into your exalted posterior.
Drop whatever you are reading and READ THIS INSTEAD. No, really. Yes, the description says it’s a retelling of the Danish fairy tale, but trust me. I would never recommend a romance where the titular character freezes to death in a doorway.
Instead, it’s hilarious (the excerpt above is a mere hint) and madly sexy (as in angry makeup sex in a carriage) and breathtakingly romantic (I almost used “speechlessly” as the adjective but it sounded weird, which is kind of ironic when you think about it) with just the right amount of holiday seasoning.
Let’s just put it this way: The hero is a SMARMY ALPHA-HOLE AND I LIKED HIM ANYWAY. Christmas miracles, indeed.