Title: ‘Twas the Night Before Mischief
Author: Nina Rowan
Published: December 2013 by Forever Yours
Genre: Novella, Historical Romance, Holiday
I’m not usually into novellas unless it’s part of a series I follow. But I picked up ‘Twas the Night Before Mischief after reading Reading With Analysis’s thoughts on it. (Awesome site, check it out!) Plus I hadn’t already read a Christmas book this year and I was feeling like I wanted to.
Penelope Darlington falls for the wrong guy, a rake with a bad reputation. She runs off with him, only to be abandoned when his mother won’t let him marry her. Staying at an inn with hardly any money left, Penelope isn’t sure what is going to happen next. In walks Darius Hall, the earl’s son and also her childhood family friend. Darius is to bring Penelope back home, per her father, but love will be found between the two along the way.
Darius was a bit too serious for me. He was incredibly smart and a bit odd in his way of thinking. He was awkward and couldn’t always project his thoughts the right way, causing friction between himself and Penelope.
Penelope was decent, nothing about her bothered me. But then again, nothing about her really stood out to me either.
I did enjoy the story, but it just didn’t stick with me. So if you’re looking for a quick read, it is a good book, just not great.
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
*****I received this book free from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.*****