Friday, September 21

Audiobook Review: A Kiss for Midwinter by Courtney Milan

Author: Courtney Milan
Narrator: Rosalyn Landor
Title: A Kiss For Midwinter (Brothers Sinister #1.5)
Genre: Historical Romance
Pages: Audiobook
Published: December 16th 2012
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)

Miss Lydia Charingford is always cheerful, and never more so than at Christmas time. But no matter how hard she smiles, she can't forget the youthful mistake that could have ruined her reputation. Even though the worst of her indiscretion was kept secret, one other person knows the truth of those dark days: the sarcastic Doctor Jonas Grantham. She wants nothing to do with him...or the butterflies that take flight in her stomach every time he looks her way.

Jonas Grantham has a secret, too: He's been in love with Lydia for more than a year. This winter, he's determined to conquer her dislike and win her for his own. It all starts with a wager and a kiss...

I am really loving this series! I am so glad I have the Romance package with Audible! It’s really helping me get caught in series and listen to books I’ve been having issues finding the book for. And none of my libraries have these books. GRRRR. I was going to hold off on this until November or December, but I am addicted now…so I had no choice. 

Okay – so this is a short story. We get to see Lydia’s story. She is Minnie’s friend. Lydia. The annoying cheerful friend. We find out she had a dark secret. She made a big mistake. She fell in love with a man who took advantage of her and things happened. She had met Doctor Jonas who was an apprentice at the time. He knows her secret and has his own secrets and guilts. Years later they meet again. He doesn’t recall her right away but she remembers him. And she wants nothing to do with him or feelings he makes her feel. More things happen and Jonas remembers the secret but doesn’t care. He is in love with her. 

This was certainly sweet with a touch of darkness. I liked the balance. Lots of secrets. Lots of guilt. Lots of hurt. But there is also lots of love and Christmas-y feels. I so should’ve saved this. LOL oh well. 

I liked Jonas even though he was an idiot. He was sarcastic, but the majority of the time he just said dumb stuff. Idiot!!!!!!! But yes, he did have me chuckle. I liked him overall. 

Lydia? Ugh. She annoyed me. I grew to like her more as we went and we got the full story behind her fake smiles. Poor girl. That man deserves a swift kick in the arse!!!! So cruel, so cruel. But yes, she does get better even though she was SO dense. HOW COULD YOU NOT SEE JONAS IS DIFFERENT THAN ASSHAT MAN??? Ugh. Feels. 

This was quick, but it didn’t feel like it. It was the perfect length for this couple. They have history and they have lots of feelings. I would’ve liked more though especially in the ending. It just sort of ended there. 

The narrator was amazing as always. After this series, I am going to miss her voice! She is good!!

Overall, I recommend this after reading book 1. A good side story with a couple of side characters who are meant for one another. A nice pre-Xmas read. I’ll give this 4 stars. 


Blodeuedd said...

I honestly can not remember which of these I have read

Anachronist said...

Courtney Milan... yeah, I kind of praised some of her romance novels. Not all of them, though.

Carole Rae said...

B, you've read a few I know that.

Ana, the majority have been decent at a minimum. :)