A Very Ruby Christmas - Lavinia Kent

A Very Ruby Christmas

By Lavinia Kent

  • Release Date: 2016-11-15
  • Genre: Historical
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 10 Ratings

Description

A winter storm stirs passions long denied in this sensual Yuletide romance, a short novel featuring the characters who once led Library Journal to declare, “Ruby and Derek’s chemistry is just as explosive during their unbridled trysts as with their slow, ardent lovemaking.”
 
Madame Rouge—Ruby to her intimates—always makes the secret desires of her clients a priority. Now the time has come to fulfill her own fantasy, one so private it brings a rare blush to her cheeks. When Captain Derek Price returns from his service to the sea, Ruby will sell London’s elite house of pleasure, leaving behind her very home to marry the sailor who has mastered every surging crest of her body.
 
Pity, then, the ill-timed arrival of Ruby’s estranged half-sister, Jasmine, desperate for a warm bed and a sympathetic ear. Ruby is loath to marry the poor girl off to a stranger or, even worse, entrust her to the ignoble lord who has bid on the brothel. She has no other choice than to shelter Jasmine herself. As much as Ruby’s heart races at the thought of a future with Derek, she now faces the possibility that, once again, her happy ending has been delayed—unless a Christmas miracle makes all their dreams come true.
 
A Very Ruby Christmas is intended for mature audiences. This ebook includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
 
Praise for Lavinia Kent’s Bound and Determined series
 
“[A] tale of sexual exploration and liberation . . . the hottest historical romance story I’ve ever read.”Heroes and Heartbreakers, on Mastering the Marquess
 
“Sexy, steamy . . . an entertaining read.”Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews, on Mastering the Marquess
 
“A refined, sophisticated and tasteful historical romance . . . The mood is very seductive but still playful, and the sex scenes are scorching hot. . . . Revealing Ruby is superbly written, moves along quickly; it’s a very enjoyable read.”Fresh Fiction, on Revealing Ruby
 
“Ruby and Derek’s chemistry is just as explosive during their unbridled trysts as with their slow, ardent lovemaking.”Library Journal, on Ravishing Ruby

Reviews

  • Ruby Shines!

    5
    By KPMe1
    I absolutely love how the we've seen the growth of Ruby through this series. She's such an amazingly strong character whose integrity and strength shines through every time we get to see her. I'm excited to see where this all goes. Now that Ruby is moving on and her sister is taking over it should be fun watching all of the changes that might take place. I am glad that it's not just shutting down because even though each of the couples have moved away from Ruby's it's still such a focal point of the whole series.
  • A Very Ruby Christmas

    5
    By celticmaggie
    I like this series. It is all about the Woman and Man. Madame Rouge runs the Top brothel in town. She won't let anyone go overboard yet she will help those who want a Special night. Ruby has a problem. Her fiancé Derek is expecting to be going and give her a new life in America. But she is also down because she can't find someone to take care of her House and patrons. Then there is someone knocking and needing help. Spoiler. She sees she is wrapped and pregnant. Ruby will take care of her and then Ruby realizes it is her sister. Jasmine is running from her father, a Duke. Ruby is her half sister. Derek wants to go home with her. Will he wait for her? Will she stop and decide not to leave on Derek's ship? I know the ending and I hope you will really choose to get this book. It is a short story and there are some graphic scenes. You can read around them. Don't pass this up! I have volunteered to read and review this book.
  • Great story

    4
    By Mslizalou
    I've enjoyed each of the stories in the Bound & Determined series. Some have had Emma/Ruby as the center of the story while others have focused on her girls or her friends. While I enjoyed all the stories, I love the ones that focus on Emma/Ruby and Derek most of all. A Very Ruby Christmas was a wonderful way to wrap up Ruby's portion of the Bound & Determined series. I had known once Emma/Ruby and Derek decided to marry, she would have to do something about her house and her girls. I loved how protective Ruby always has been of her girls and knew it would take the right person to take over her house. I adored we got to visit with each of Ruby's friends and their spouses. As Ruby was part of them finding their happily ever afters, it was wonderful to get to re-visit with each of them. While I adored each and every minute we get with Emma and Derek together, I have too say I loved that Emma finally got time with family, her half-sister, Jasmine in this book. I love that Jasmine came to Emma for help without knowing she was actually the type of person to step up to take care of anyone who showed up at her doorstep. I absolutely loved watching the two women not only become friends, but sisters. I absolutely loved that Emma/Ruby finally had a way to find her happily ever after and take care of her girls at the same time. While Ruby's reign at her house is now over, I can't wait to read stories with Madame Blanche in the future. I have absolutely loved this series to date and really hope we will get more stories in the future. Rating: 4 Stars (B-) Review copy provided by publisher