Several weeks ago I noticed a post from a fellow blogger looking for help to review the book My Knightly Dreams by Brittany Jo James. Well I have to say that the word “Knight” had me sucked in almost immediately, so I quickly signed up! I am such a sucker for a historical romance novel, so much so that I have shelves upon shelves of them at home. Yes, I collect them and read and re-read them over and over again. I never seem to tire of a story about a strong, handsome, manly man coming to the aid of the fair maiden. But my favorites always have a bit of humor and a bit of intrigue to add to the romance of the novel. I was absolutely excited to be chosen to read the novel and be able to give a review of the book.
I happily finished this book in about a day and a half, I just couldn’t seem to put it down. The further I read the more enthralled I became with the story. It had absolutely all of the elements that I look for in a good historical romance novel; the strong and knightly hero, the beautiful and feisty heroine, as well as intrigue surrounding the couple, and the humor of the trials and tribulations of the couple deciding whether or not they were made for each other. Watching the chemistry unfold is always my favorite part, and the indecisiveness of the male and female brains warring against one another. This is a wonderful read for historical romance lovers, and I would definitely recommend it to those fans of the genre.
Now eligible for courtship, many men hope to be the lucky groom selected to marry the Duke and Duchess of Crawley’s beautiful daughter, Farren Montbassen. Farren only considers one man acceptable- a notorious knight enjoying a carefree life with little interest in the prospect of marriage. Sir Patton Caswell cannot help but be intrigued by the beauty and grace of the spirited young woman. Everything seems to be falling into place until a rejected suitor and his father decide to take matters of Farren’s marriage into their own hands.
The forthcoming Marquess of Farnborough, Bayard Norshire, plans to scare Farren into marriage by giving her an ultimatum- marriage, or the death of her family. By kidnapping the Duke and Duchess of Crawley, Bayard thinks he holds their young daughter’s future in his hands. Sent to the rescue by King Edward III, Patton takes Farren on a journey of a lifetime to save the Duke and Duchess before Farren is forced into marriage with the despicable young Marquess.
Here is the review that I shared on GoodReads:
I have to say that I finished the book just a few short minutes ago, after reading for most of about a day and a half. The further I read the more enthralled I became with the story. It absolutely had all of the elements that I look for in a historical romance, including the strong and knightly Sir Patton, the beautiful and feisty Lady Farren, as well as intrigue surrounding the couple, and the humor of the trials and tribulations of the couple deciding whether or not they were made for each other. Watching the chemistry unfold is always my favorite part, and the indecisiveness of the male and female brains warring against one another. So to sum this up this book was absolutely amazing!
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