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Simply Sweet

I decided to cut my teeth on a short story by a new reader to me, Courtney Milan. Miss Milan has many books out and after reading this fun little romp, she's now graced my TBR list on goodreads. Please follow me and let's share shelves!

FEBRUARY  BOUDOIR  READ

2/23  TO  2/28

A Right Honorable Gentleman     by:     Courtney Milan

BLURB:

Miss Catherine Hooks is one of the best governesses in all of England; her employer, the Right Honorable Edward Glennon, is one of the busiest men. The fact that they’ve fallen in love is immaterial. Honorable people in their situation do not mention such things. But Edward’s son is on the verge of leaving for school, and when Cat asks for the only thing she can demand under the circumstances—a reference and help finding a new position—she discovers that even a right honorable gentleman has his limits…

Note: A Right Honorable Gentleman is a short story of about 7,000 words, and it was previously published in the anthologyPremiere.

Lingerie:  Adore Me                                  Regency Phrase: Toad-eaten = Flattered and made up to

Dark Navy Blue and fits like a comfortable slip. In my world you can't go wrong with polka dots and this easy flowing slip is graced with them. Legs tucked under and a nice fire is called for with this week's lingerie pick and Courtney Milan's short story is just the thing. Adorning the bodice and the edge of the skirting is a measure of delightful lace. It's a wonderful cross between lingerie and lounge wear.

 

~Shannon

Vacation Slumberland

After Christmas I chose to do nothing else but read. Elizabeth Hoyt's enchanting novella took me away for an afternoon of total escapism. 

JANUARY BOUDOIR READ

1/1  TO  1/4

"Once Upon a Christmas Eve"     by:     Elizabeth Hoyt

BLURB:

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.

Lingerie by: AdoreMe                        Regency Phrase: Fair gutfounded = Very hungry

What a wonderful week of reading. Lounging in this soft as silk and giving as spandex slip was a slice of heaven. Slimming cobalt set off by lacy cerulean blue makes a tempting combination and AdoreMe knows how to do it right. The only thing missing is a glass of eggnog. 

 

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~Shannon