When English heiress Maryssa Wylder defied her father to wed an Irish patriot raider known as the Black Falcon, she thought she was ready for life as Tade Kilcannon’s wife and the mother of their son. But nothing her governesses taught her prepared her for tending a baby or being part of his large, boisterous family—a family that can’t forget she is the daughter of their greatest enemy.
Tade Kilcannon knows Maryssa is struggling after sacrificing a life of wealth and privilege for their great love. When he learns that her joyless father forbade celebrating Christmas, he dons the Black Falcon’s mask one last time to fight for their happily ever after. Can he give Maryssa a Christmas miracle?
Kindle Edition, 237 pages
Published December 5th 2016 by Kimberly Cates Books
Series: Celtic Rogues
Genre: Holiday/Historical Romance
I started reading this book because I wanted a nice festive story to help get me in the holiday spirit. I have just recently began trying out the historical romance genre.
The Black Falcon's Christmas is part of the Celtic Rogues series and is the continuation of Tade and Maryssa's story. You don't need to read the first book in the series in order to follow along. With that being said, I found myself more interested in the story that had already happened in the first book than the one that was happening on the pages in front of me. A lot of time was spent filling in the blanks as to how the two ended up where they were and I found that part, the back story, most intriguing. The plot within this book was, if I'm being honest, a little boring and slow. I felt like the same story could have been told with half as many pages and then I may have enjoyed it a little more. It wasn't horrible just terribly long winded.
This book did not really satisfy my Christmas craving however it did make me quite curious about Tade and Maryssa's original story. Although this can be read as a stand alone I think if I had followed their story from the beginning I might have enjoyed it more. It was just way too slow for my liking.
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