Review: One Wild Winter’s Eve by Anne Barton

One Wild Winter's Eve - Anne BartonPublisher: Forever (October 27th 2015)
Paperback: 400 pages
Source: Netgalley
Series: Honeycote #4
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Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars


As the Duke of Huntford’s sister, Lady Rose Sherbourne follows the rules of well-bred society. Always chaperoned. Never engaging in unseemly behavior. Well, except for that one summer, years ago. And yet she’s never been able to forget that handsome stable master or the stolen moments they shared. She’s always wondered what might have happened if he hadn’t disappeared without a word… Now she’s about to find out.


Charles Holland never expected to see Lady Rose again. And yet the years haven’t lessened his devotion—or his desire—in any way. Despite their differences in class, Charles cannot stop himself from wanting to possess her. But as they uncover one intimate secret after another about her family, they realize that, this time, their love may come at a very dear price…


A sweet and cute read, this is the another lovely collection to the Honeycote series. Rose has always been the quiet one, but book allows her to shine! One Wild Winter’s Eve is a bit of a second chance romance. After years apart, Rose unexpected sees Charles (her childhood crush) again, especially not in Bath, were she’s trying to find information about her mother. No longer the stable boy, but a land steward, Charles is trying to make something of himself, though he still doesn’t think he’s good enough for Rose (not that that matters to her). They’re really cute together.

The first half of the book is your pretty typical historical romance. Charles and Rose meet again, they do a little dance of will they, won’t they, as they try to figure out their feelings, or rather how they’re going act on their feelings.

He pressed his lips to hers, lifting her off her feet and robbing her of breath. He kissed her like he wished she were his. That was the iron of the whole thing. She was his. And always would be.

But then action comes rolling in the second half when Charles gets frame for a crime he didn’t commit and Rose is determined to save him. There’s  some jail breaking! Being on the run! And lies and secrets abound.

An older, stooped man banged his tin cup on the iron bars of his cell. “Let me out while you’re at it.”

“Shut yer toothless mouth, Higgins,” called another prisoner. “The princes didn’t come to save ye.”

Overall, it was quite the adventure. Rose got to be the brave and bound girl she never thought she was and Charles got to prove that he’s worthy of Rose. With quite the showdown to the fiasco and a happily ever after ending, One Wild Winter’s Eve lives up to its name.

{Thanks to Forever & Netgalley for the advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
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2 Replies to “Review: One Wild Winter’s Eve by Anne Barton”

  1. The second half sounds intense. I have not tried this author Cyn but it sounds like a cute read with a twist.

    1. It was a love action in the second half 🙂 The rest of the series is pretty good, definitely worth checking out!

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