Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis is another one of Amelia Grey’s Christmas novellas. This one is part of her The Heirs’ Club of Scoundrels series. I have read two of the books within this series (The Duke and Miss Christmas and Wedding Night With The Earl) but, I do not feel like you need to read them in order to understand what is going on. This novella is filled with tension, mischief, and a ton of Christmas cheer.
Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis follows Lillian and Seth as they spend time together butting heads and getting to know each other better. Seth is actually the Marquis of Wythebury and is responsible for his two young nephews. Lillian does not recognize this at first when she encounters them and immediately disagrees with the way he is caring for his nephews. This sets the foundation of their push-pull love-hate romance with a ton of bantering along the way.
Now, I love a good love-hate romance. It’s one of my favorite troupes if I’m honest. However, I hate when it feels like it being forced and that is exactly what I felt here. I understood that there was only so much time to develop this relationship due to it being a novella but, I felt like I didn’t really get to know either one characters outside of surface descriptions. These descriptions are the gorgeous, uptight nervous guardian, and the beautiful impulsive slightly immature woman who disagrees with him at every turn. Like I said, there really wasn’t much to work with here.
I think if you are looking for a sweet Christmas novella Mistletoe, Mischief, and the Marquis would be right up your alleyway. I think I was just looking for something with a little bit more depth to it. I did enjoy the fun moments between Seth and Lillian such as the snowball fight and I do think that they are pairing that was meant to be together. I just wish there had been more build up and not so much forced tension to their relationship.
Rating: 3 Stars