Once Upon a Christmas Eve

Once Upon a Christmas Eve

Elizabeth Hoyt Ashford McNab / Jul 22, 2019

Once Upon a Christmas Eve A heartwarming stand alone novella from New York Times best selling author Elizabeth Hoyt Adam Rutledge Viscount d Arque really rather loathes Christmas The banal cheerfulness The asinine party game

  • Title: Once Upon a Christmas Eve
  • Author: Elizabeth Hoyt Ashford McNab
  • ISBN: 9781478968207
  • Page: 217
  • Format: Audiobook
  • A heartwarming stand alone novella from New York Times best selling author Elizabeth Hoyt Adam Rutledge, Viscount d Arque, really rather loathes Christmas The banal cheerfulness The asinine party games And, worst of all, the obligatory trip to the countryside His grandmother, however, loves the holiday and Adam loves his grandmother, so he ll brave the fiercest snowsA heartwarming stand alone novella from New York Times best selling author Elizabeth Hoyt Adam Rutledge, Viscount d Arque, really rather loathes Christmas The banal cheerfulness The asinine party games And, worst of all, the obligatory trip to the countryside His grandmother, however, loves the holiday and Adam loves his grandmother, so he ll brave the fiercest snowstorm to please her But when their carriage wheel snaps, they re forced to seek shelter at the home of the most maddening, infuriating, and utterly beguiling woman he s ever met.Sarah St John really rather loathes rakes The self satisfied smirks The sly predatory gazes Oh, and the constant witty banter rife with double meaning But in the spirit of the season, she ll welcome this admittedly handsome viscount into her home But as the snowstorm rages, the Yule log crackles, and the tension rises, Sarah and Adam find themselves locked in a fiery, passionate kiss If love is the true meaning of Christmas, it s the one gift this mismatched pair can t wait to unwrap.

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        Elizabeth Hoyt is a New York Times bestselling author of historical romance She also writes deliciously fun contemporary romance under the name Julia Harper Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with three untrained dogs and one long suffering husband.


    1. 3.5 starsI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Disillusioned early on about rakes, Sarah St. John has always given Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Arque, the cold shoulder. When he shows up unexpectedly at her home and is forced to spend Christmas, the complicated feelings she's always had, start to get even more complicated.Adam would do anything for his grandmother; even spend a week celebrating Christm [...]

    2. *3.5 stars*A sweet holiday novella, perfect for those who like historical romance shorts and appropriate for those new to the Maiden Lane series. Though I own quite a few books in Elizabeth Hoyt's Maiden Lane series, I haven't actually read any (I know, I know!). However, I'm a sucker for a cute Christmas story, so I decided to give this one a whirl. My struggle with novellas, especially ones where I don't have a ton of backstory, is that they don't have time to really develop feelings. I strugg [...]

    3. This was lovely!***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***Once Upon a Christmas Eve by Elizabeth HoytBook 13.5 of the Maiden Lane seriesPublisher: Forever YoursPublication Date: December 5, 2017Rating: 4 starsSource: eARC from NetGalleySummary (from ):Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Arque, really rather loathes Christmas. The banal cheerfulness. The asinine party games. And, worst of all, the obligatory trip to the countryside. His grandmother, however, loves the holiday—and Adam loves his gran [...]

    4. Much as I’m a fan of Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series, I’m not a great fan of novellas and after having read and been somewhat 'meh' about Once Upon a Maiden Lane, I was going to give this a miss. But the fan in me said “you might as well – you’ve read all the others” (books in the series, that is), so I did read it… and I should have stuck to my guns, because Once Upon a Christmas Eve is rather a disappointment.Very few authors, IMO, really know how to get it right when it c [...]

    5. Sarah St. John and Viscount Adam d’Arque have crossed paths, but it wasn’t a friendly exchange, because Sarah so clearly hated Adam on sight. Sarah isn’t fond of rakes, gentleman who seduce and carouse without thought for the women they hurt. But Sarah is about to get another, lovelier version of Adam as their lives are thrown together this holiday season. Adam is accompanying his Grandmother to their yearly Christmas destination in the country, when their carriage breaks down in a storm. [...]

    6. With the last book in the Maiden Lane series, Elizabeth Hoyt delivers a fantastic read filled with a swoonworthy romance and holiday spirit. Although I’m sad that this series has come to an end, all the books in the series have been favorites of mine. This novella captures the same fun banter and sinful heroes that I have come to love about this series.If you’ve followed the series thus far, then you will be familiar with the hero. He was a man who made quite an impression in previous books. [...]

    7. Very disappointed in this. The leads here deserved something more, much more. They were compelling characters and were a fitting pairing, that had been anticipated since book 5 of the series. This was a short novella, and it was way too rushed and wholly unsatisfying. Also, the accompanying fairy tale was annoying, definitely my least favorite fairy tale of all her books.

    8. Elizabeth Hoyt gives us one more Maiden Lane story to love in this short holiday read. The heroine is Sarah St. John (younger sister to Godric for those of your familiar with the series.) At 27, she is a bit old to be an unmarried miss, but a house party courtesy of her mother might find her the perfect husband. Then Adam, Viscount d’Arque, shows up at the front door. His carriage has had an accident with his grandmother inside and they need a place to stay. Of course, the St. John family can [...]

    9. This novella felt very rushed and wasn't as well fleshed out as the last. A lot was crammed in to try and round the story out but it just kind of jumbled it instead. Godric St John's book was one of my most-disliked of the series though so honestly I'm not too surprised that this wrap-up for the series he happens to feature in was meh for me. Also, what was up with the total lack of relevant epilogue in this one?

    10. My review cross-posted from Wit and SinAdam Rutledge, Viscount d’Arque and admitted rake, loathes Christmas. Sarah St. John loathes rakes. It’s only fitting, then, that the two of them fall in love at Christmastime in the absolutely delightful Once Upon a Christmas Eve. I love a romance where a rake falls for the “on-the-shelf” heroine who isn’t impressed by his charm or good looks so this story was right up my alley.It’s attraction masked by dislike at first sight when it comes to A [...]

    11. Sigh.This was fine. Sara St. John, who hates rakes because of Reasons, is displeased when rake Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Arque, shows up at the family home for Christmas. And as everyone knows: Christmas + boners + emotional constipation = TRUE LOVE. I think part of the problem was that I was strapping myself in for a longer story. Actual conversation and healing from Sarah. Real confession and growth from Adam. BUT NOPE. This is a novella so they dance around their ~issues and like a rat-infest [...]

    12. I saved Hoyt's novellas for last since I was burning through the full novels. The novellas are now like little treats after filling up on big meals. :-)All are delicious!

    13. Reviewed for herding cats & burning soup.: amzn/2yOnRcjChristmas and Elizabeth Hoyt. I was in! The Gist: Well, In Adam's opinion Christmas sucks. As does having a carriage break down on a snowy night and your only option being to seek refuge at a festive Christmas house party. *hangs head*I liked Adam and Sarah and that they're both a little growly. She may not be all that impressed with him there at first, yall. But he totally melts a girl's heart with how he dotes on his grandmom and, yeah [...]

    14. Reviewed for THC ReviewsOnce Upon a Christmas Eve is the final wrap-up novella in Elizabeth Hoyt’s Maiden Lane series. It’s been a great ride, and I’m sorry to see it finish. But as clichéd as it may be, all good things must come to an end. This is a story that I know many long-time fans of the series have been clamoring for. As for me, it was a welcome addition to the series, but not one that I was going ga-ga for, like so many others. If memory serves, Sarah and Adam were first introduc [...]

    15. 3.5 Stars. A nice, sweet bit of fluff; though I can't see a single thing about it special enough to delay the release for a year. It stands up well enough on its own from the rest of the series, however; but don't look to this being a series ending story, that was Duke of Desireif the series is well and truly over.I had a much better ending in my mind for the fable

    16. A sweet and light novella. I can't really remember the MCs from when they appeared earlier in the Maiden Lane series, but some old favs such as Godric and Meg make welcome reappearances. Adam is clearly a rake. I must say I didn't like the way he talked about his easy conquests of women, and how they fell over themselves to attract his attention. It made him seem a little shallow and egocentric. However this was counterbalanced by his clear love and respect for his ailing grandmother. Sarah had [...]

    17. Omg I have been waiting for their story since they first appeared in book 6 or somethingI hope the Novella does justice.I am grudgingly giving this 4 stars because it was not a bad read. I am just disappointed to have so little of Sarah and Adamd such an abrupt end to the book and Maiden Lane series. No revisit of beloved characters cheesy reunions of the Ghosts of St. Giles sighhhh too many disappointing reads lately 😭

    18. Solid 3.5*I think it could be read out of series order, perhaps anytime after Goderic and Meg's story, Lord of Darkness, (Maiden Lane #5) for maximum enjoyment.

    19. I'll be honest, I really didn't want to start this book. Why? Because then Maiden Lane would be over, and I'm just not ready for it. But seeing as this was Viscount D'Arque's book, and I've been waiting for his story for awhile, I ended up getting over that notion pretty quickly. And I was immediately drawn into the story. I love the enemy banter between Sarah and Adam, loved learning more of their backstory, and I loved that they had previously known and encountered each other before, which mad [...]

    20. Omg. The same deliciously naughty Viscount d'Arque who was Lazarus's arch nemesis and Winter's competition? Yasssssss! I'VE BEEN WANTING HIS STORY!

    21. I listened to this in audiobook. Once again, the narrator of this series, Ashford McNab, does a stellar job. The novella itself is fun and sexy, takes on the topic of believing women when they speak up about harassment and assault, and has two excellent declaration of love scenes. I even liked the fairy tale snippets at the beginning of each chapter (which I often skip), which featured a rather sarcastic frog.

    22. (Probably 2.5 stars) I felt this was a must-read since it surely is the final, last, closing, concluding Maiden Lane story, right? And we get to meet up with Viscount d'Arque, whom I vaguely remember, and with Godric and Meg St. John, whom I remember more clearly and was happy to see busy populating Maiden Lane World with little St. Johns. Godric certainly deserves his happiness.I'm not sure, but perhaps with this pairing of Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Arque, and Sarah St. John, Godric's sister, w [...]

    23. "Sarah St. John should have been utterly forgettable. He'd met the lady only once, and that fleetingly.Yet he remembered her for two reasons.The first was that Miss St. John had made it plain she hated him on sight -- an occurrence unique in Adam's experience.The second was that on that occasion he'd found himself immediately and overwhelmingly attracted to Miss St. John."FINAL DECISION: A much anticipated story since the two met in LORD OF DARKNESS, I loved finally reading their tale. The novel [...]

    24. ARC REVIEW So this is the last of the Maiden Lane series, if I had known that before reading this I probably would have been a lot more disappointed with it than I am. I was kind of hoping that she was going to just keep writing and find a new story arc to follow. I am split on this, on one hand you have great Hoyt writing with witty dialogue and wonderful characters; on the other hand you have a really short romance that makes you feel cheated that these great characters didn't get more. With h [...]

    25. I believe this is the final book of the Maiden Lane series, which makes me very sad. Luckily, I have not read all the books yet so I still have a few to tide me over until Elizabeth Hoyt gives us another stellar series to moon over. Because I haven't read the entire series yet, I am unsure if these characters have been previously introduced. Our hero is Adam Rutledge, Viscount d'Arque. I just love his title! Adam is a notorious rake that just loves using flattery to make females fall at his feet [...]

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