Review: A Christmas Abduction by Madeline Hunter - .Red Wine & Books

Friday, September 13, 2019

Review: A Christmas Abduction by Madeline Hunter


Print Length: 320 pages
Publisher: Kensington Books (September 24, 2019)

From Goodreads.com:  Caroline Dunham has a bone to pick with notorious rake Baron Thornhill—and a creative plan to ensure his undivided attention. Yet once in close quarters, she finds herself beholden to their smoldering connection.


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My Rating: 2 stars out of 5

DISCLAIMER 1: At this time, this novella is only available as part of the Seduction on a Snowy Night anthology. However, I felt it would only be fair to give each story their own post on my blog in order to highlight them individually. 

I had a very hard time getting into this story. It started off well enough, even if kidnapping a Baron at gunpoint and holding him hostage was a bit far-fetched. It continued to be interesting, even when said Baron managed to escape his "prison" (in reality an attic room) and yet decided to remain there any way instead of traveling on to his destination. 

I even enjoyed the banter between Caroline and Adam. In fact, I admired both her courage and her loyalty to her sister. Until she allowed Adam to kiss her. This was the man she believed not only ruined her sister and got her with child, yet she allows him to take liberties with her person as well? 

I will say that for a novella, this one moved along at a fairly steady pace, although it seemed that all the loose ends were tied up a little too neatly. I would have expected more of a fight from the true father of the child considering what we were led to believe about him.

On the whole, it was an okay read. Maybe not the book I would have put first in the anthology, but it wasn't bad by any means. I would read more both from this author and from this series if she chooses to continue it. 

DISCLAIMER 2: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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This novel is available in the Seduction on a Snowy Night anthology  available from Amazon.com

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