Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory

Jasmine Guillory is an author that I thought would be a go-to for me after I read her first two books (The Wedding Date and The Proposal). Her third book was a bit of a miss for me, but I figured that would be a one off. Sadly, I find that Royal Holiday is also a miss – making me question if the rest of this authors books will also flop and if I should continue reading them as they are released.

Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie’s work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can’t refuse. She’s excited to spend the holidays taking in the magnificent British sights, but what she doesn’t expect is to become instantly attracted to a certain private secretary, his charming accent, and unyielding formality.

Malcolm Hudson has worked for the Queen for years and has never given a personal, private tour—until now. He is intrigued by Vivian the moment he meets her and finds himself making excuses just to spend time with her. When flirtatious banter turns into a kiss under the mistletoe, things snowball into a full-on fling.

Despite a ticking timer on their holiday romance, they are completely fine with ending their short, steamy affair come New Year’s Day. . .or are they?

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