Release Date: Nov 28th, 2011 by Carina Press
Series: #2 in The Merry Widows series
Source: NetGalley (thank you NetGalley!)
Damien Morton is madly in love. Unfortunately, it's with his best friend's widow, Lady Danver. Damien is not worthy of Celia. Or so he thinks. Desperate to escape his feelings for her, he plans to leave the country at the first of the year. Celia treats him as a family friend and nothing more—until they share a heated kiss beneath the mistletoe...
Celia is shocked by the passions that surge within her at her dear friend's kiss. One touch and one taste aren't enough to satisfy her cravings, and she is startled into action. Damien has stirred something inside her that she never expected to experience again, and she must have more. Full of shameless desire and emotions newly discovered, she decides to pursue Damien and won't be deterred. Will she be able to convince him to stay—both in her heart and life—forever?
Her Christmas Pleasure was a quick and sweet read. Celia and Damien have a one of a kind friendship and you can tell they have been friends for a long time and care about each other very much.
Damien was an interesting character, a perfect gentlemen and very careful when he was around Celia. Which was nice, it's always good to have a close friend like that. Even though he yearned for Celia, he was very loyal to his extended family and to his deceased best friend by keeping his distance and convincing himself that nothing could or should be. Celia was a typical emotional woman, and sadly there isn't much else to say about her. She wasn't a horrible character, but sometimes you just wanted to shake her and force her to calm the hell down! Ironic these two are perfect for each other.
Her Christmas Pleasure was an enjoyable read with steamy scenes and a tale about two best friends who deserve to be more.