Friday, March 22, 2013

BOOK GIVEAWAY & Toni's Review of A Perfect Knight for Love by Jackie Ivie ***3.5 Stars***




With his reckless, drunken brother bringing ruin to the clan, and the lass he's loved all his life in the clutches of a violent husband, the last thing Thayne MacGowan needs is a spirited, sharp-tongued damsel to contend with - no matter how enticing she may be. Having narrowly escaped an objectionable arranged marriage, Amalie is starting a new life - with a new identity. But her freedom is cut short when a surly but irresistibly handsome Highlander is forced to take her as his bride. If only he knew who she really was. Fate designs an improbable match, and a battle of wills ensues. As Amalie struggles to protect her identity, Thayne finds himself fighting for an unexpected love - and a passion neither can refuse.

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A hero who doesn’t act quite like a hero and a heroine who isn’t what she seems.  Two people from different words are fighting their own private battles, but together they are stronger.

Amalie doesn’t want what she was born into, so she runs away.  Before she can get to where she needs to be she is kidnapped, gagged and then hand fasted.  This wasn’t the adventure she expected.

Thayne’s time is running out.  The woman he has always loved had married someone else and now he has failed to save her.  In the middle of all this, a bonnie lass has fallen right into his arms.  Too bad he couldn’t keep her quiet, because now he is married to a woman he doesn’t know and barely likes.  He also has to deal with a brother who is always a handful and he has a broken betrothal to mend.  You would think life would be easier being the second born.

A Perfect Knight for Love was an average read for me.  It was enjoyable but only slightly engaging.  While the story was interesting, it didn’t grab me wholeheartedly.  The characters were pleasant, but I couldn’t fall in love with them and I’m a girl who loves her highland men.  Thayne was just passable for me.  Even though he had lots to contend with, there were times I just didn’t feel him.  Amalie had moments of brilliance and then other times she was just okay. 

I also thought the brother and his wife could have been nastier.  The plot around them had so much potential, but fell abruptly.  All in all that is how most of the story worked.  There was a buildup and momentum and then it leveled out.  No heart pounding excitement or cringe worthy scenes.  I will say though that there are some great scenes in the book that made A Perfect Knight for Love very entertaining.

I would recommend A Perfect Knight for Love for an easy relaxing read.  It’s a pleasant story and a nice escape, but doesn’t take over your life.  It’s perfect for when you need a break and don’t have the time to be totally engrossed into a book.  You get some sweet highlander loving and can travel to Scotland to where the men were brutal and pleasurable at the same time; just how we like them.

Thanks for reading ~Toni


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2 comments:

Krystal Dunlap said...

I have ti admit I have no clue what a highlander is but I would like to find out! :) thank you for the giveaway!
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Anonymous said...

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