Knight of My Dreams by Lynsay Sands

KNIGHT
Knight of My Dreams by Lynsay Sands
Publisher: Avon
Genre: Historical
Length: Short Story (65 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

Lady Alice knows she is not the type to entice a man. She’s too voluptuous, too intelligent, too strong minded. Why, she even reads! But then Jonathan, Earl of Fairley, arrives at court. Tall, dark and handsome, the knight is any woman’s dream. And he has just been ordered by the king to find a bride … and Alice is to help him!

Jonathan has been evading his mother’s matchmaking schemes for years, so why does she insist that Lady Alice isn’t for him? Alice is only to aid in his search for a bride, yet Jonathan can’t help but be distracted by her glorious hair—the color of a sunset—and a figure that is like a lush berry about to burst to full ripeness … Has Jonathan fallen prey to love?

Mother knows best. The poor knight in this tale didn’t stand a chance because he had the most amazingly manipulative mother I’ve ever read about. What I liked were her reasons for doing so. She loved her son and would do anything to get him married. However, the lengths that woman went to should be an Olympic event. I was greatly amused. Jonathan, most assuredly, was not.

I think that’s why I liked this short story so much. There wasn’t any meanness or criminal plots to deal with. Knight of My Dreams was simply fun, romantic and entertaining and charming. I enjoyed watching Alice and Jonathan together and seeing the hero’s fascination with the heroine grow by leaps and bounds. I appreciated the sensual tease and build-up and the internal and external dialogue that occurred. It kept me abreast of just how hard and fast they were both falling for each other.

Something else I liked were the secondary characters that assisted in the rouse. I think Jonathan’s mom was the most fleshed out, with Alice’s mother coming in a close second. The two were obviously well versed in proper behavior and etiquette but the author let me see a glimpse here and there of the young women they once were. What a lively pair!

Things came to a head when the hero’s mom went one scheme too far but as with all terrific romance stories, a happy ever after is in the offing once the truth is revealed. I got a kick out of the fact that the hero was the last to know especially since it was his own mother and he really should have known better. I guess is it’s because the hero was slightly and delightfully distracted by Alice. That works for me.

This novelette moves at a quick clip with interesting schemes happening one after the other. Perhaps some depth of characterization might have suffered from the fast pace but I didn’t dwell too much about that. I was too busy laughing when Alice and Jonathan were continually interrupted and thwarted and because of that could understand their sensual frustration. Call me twisted but I thought it funny.

If a historical romance fan needs a quick fix of romantic delight, look no further than Knight of My Dreams. It’s sweet, comical and has a grin worthy promise of a happy ever after. It’s worth reading.

Comments

  1. Alexisa N says:

    I’ve liked all of Lynsay Sands books that I’ve read. I’ll be reading this one next.

  2. Xeranthemum says:

    It’s a really cute story, Alexisa. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did when you get a chance to read it too. 🙂

  3. Kathleen O says:

    Oh this one must go on my tbr list.

  4. Kathleen O says:

    I am so putting this on my tbr list.

Speak Your Mind

*