"If this is what it takes to win you, I wish the man well."
Genevieve Monroe is determined to give her mother and sister one last happy Christmas before informing them that her father left them destitute after his death. Having moved them back to the country, Gen hopes to make life more palatable by healing the feud with the Pentercasts. Alan Pentercast, the man she has secretly had a crush on since childhood, has different ideas for this Christmas season. Offering Gen a bet, he wagers that he can bring her the gifts of the 12 days of Christmas. If he wins, she marries him. Despite how outrageous the bet is, somehow she can't help but wonder if he really is that arrogant, or if there is something more.
My Opinion: This book is very enjoyable not so much because of an intricate or deep plot per se, but it is so enjoyable in the idea of the book and how it plays out. I truly enjoy the many ways that Alan comes up with how to give Gen the 12 gifts. I find myself smiling every time one is delivered. The background to each of the main characters help you see what they are thinking and where they are coming from. I enjoy the side characters as well, especially the younger siblings and William. A really fun Christmas read.