Review: How the Dukes Stole Christmas by Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan, and Joanna Shupe

Four Stars

It has been a long time since I was excited about an anthology. When four of the reigning queens of historical romance decide to pair up, I was over the moon ready for these sweet novellas. I mean, a whole anthology featuring grouchy Dukes?? What’s not to love! This book was the epitome of sweet. To be honest, I have read excellent novellas from both Tessa Dare and Joanna Shupe, so my expectations were a little higher for those two. Overall, this book is the perfect Christmas read and I highly recommend. All four novellas are connected by ~love~ shortbread cookies.

“Meet Me in Mayfair” by Tessa Dare

**3.5 Stars**

I feel like Tessa Dare has recently read Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. This was a cute little story about a woman who had one night to convince a Duke not to evict her family and fell in love instead. I could have used a little bit more steam to be honest.

“The Duke of Christmas Present” by Sarah MacLean

**5 Stars**

You know, I am glad I’m not the only one who wondered what Scrooge would have been like if his young love had worked out or come back. This was everything I didn’t know I needed in a second chance Christmas novella and I loved everything about it.

“Heiress Alone” by Sophie Jordan

**3 Stars**

Home Alone retelling! The heroine’s awful family leaves her in their drafty Scottish castle. Hot Scottish Duke comes to the rescue of course! This one just missed the mark a little bit for me. Still sweet and sexy, which I enjoyed.

“Christmas in Central Park” by Joanna Shupe

**4 Stars**

Joanna Shupe knows how to write a dang good novella. I don’t know what she was basing this off of, but I loved it. The heroine was amazing and Duke, the hero, was adorable and pretty darn romantic. So much great story building packed into a few pages.

**I received an ARC of this book in order to provide an honest review**

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