Thursday, April 24, 2014

"Knight of My Dreams" By: Lynsay Sands Review


Knight of My Dreams
By: Lynsay Sands
Originally appeared in the print anthology A Mother's Way, under the title "Mother May I?"
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lynsay Sands comes a classic short story of a knight in need of a bride …
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?
My Thoughts
     Jonathan has been ordered by the King to find a bride within two weeks. While he isn’t too keen on the idea, his mother is desperate to finally get him married. With his father’s death years before, he understands the need to marry and have an heir, but he doesn’t want to marry at all. So his mother puts a plan into place to put him in the path of several single ladies, and more specifically, Lady Alice.
      Alice is his Mother’s best friend’s daughter and although they have never met before, Jonathan’s mother is determined her son and Alice will make an adorable couple. So through a series of mishaps and intentional pairings, Jonathan and Alice are paired again and again. Suddenly, a flare of awareness sets in and Jonathan and Alice find that they may be perfect together after all.
     A super quick cute story, Lynsay Sands is known for her humor and it shines through loud and clear with this short story. Jonathan is your stereotypical bachelor but is absolutely dedicated to his Mother. Alice is sweet if a little naive. At under 100 pages, the story was paced rather quickly but it wrapped up nicely. Fans of Sands will enjoy this sweet short story, I know I did.

Book Details
Publisher: Avon
# of Pages: 100
Date of Publication: April 29, 2014
ISBN: 978-0062317247
Source: Edelweiss - for review


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