Christmas in the King’s Bed by Caitlin Crews

His royal bride of convenience: Unwrapped and undone!

Orion is determined to rule his once-dissolute kingdom with integrity and respect. That means honoring his betrothal to Lady Calista Skyros. A woman whose father deals in scandal — and who threatens his unwavering self-control…

Calista knows her royal marriage was brokered by blackmail, but she has her own reasons for accepting Orion’s hand. Yet her husband shocks her with his demand for complete honesty. And as her first Christmas as queen approaches, her unstoppable desire for the king becomes her most dangerous truth of all!

Titles in the Royal Christmas Weddings mini-series include – Christmas in the King’s Bed – His Scandalous Christmas Princess

Title:  Christmas in the King’s Bed
Series:  Royal Christmas Weddings #2
Author:  Caitlin Crews
Romance Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Publication Date:  October 1, 2020
Rating:  3.5 stars

I was completely torn on Christmas in the King’s Bed.  There were parts that I completely enjoyed, and there was an inability to connect to either of the main characters as well.  I didn’t love Calista and Orion as characters but their story did draw me in enough to need to know how it all ended for them… and Calista’s sister.

I think if I spend too much time now trying to find just the right words I’ll simply end up giving away spoilers that I normally avoid.  So.  Calista’s father is one nasty, evil piece of trash and that comes across strongly in both his actions and the results over the years of his abuse.  He is forcing one daughter into an arranged marriage that benefits him with threats against his other daughter if Calista refuses or upsets his plans… yeah, a lovely, loving father figure.

There were moments when I felt the connection between Orion and Calista, I definitely will be reading her sister’s story – so in the end, while I wasn’t in love with Christmas in the King’s Bed it was a good story that many readers will enjoy… and sometimes that just has to be enough for me.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

Available in paperback or for your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.

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