Book 4 in the Knight Series
Publisher: Medallion Press
Date published: May 2010
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Author
Edouard de Lanceau made a mistake years before-he made a bet to steal a kiss from the Lady Juliana de Greyne-which lead to a bitter misunderstanding and no match between Edouard and Juliana. Years later, Edouard finds an unconscious woman lying on the side of the road and is shocked to recognize her as the Lady Juliana. Determined to keep her safe, he struggles to find a safe haven for Juliana as enemies of his father return to Moydenshire who are determined to make Lord Geoffrey’s family pay. Can Edouard find a way to save not just him but Juliana as well before it is too late? Lady Juliana de Greyene wakes up with no idea who the man is beside her or what happened to her. All she knows is that Edouard insists he knows her but how does he know her-are they lovers or something more sinister-a murderer?
A KNIGHT’S PERSUASION is a wonderful historical romance that will completely captivate you from beginning to end. Ms. Kean is a talented writer who knows how to make any setting come alive and her characters are multi-dimensional. Her characters fairly step off the pages and sit beside you as you read this latest Knight’s installment and you feel like you know them by the time the last page is read. Fast paced storyline, rich in details and tight writing make up this new addition and I was blown away by the sheer enjoyment you get inside the book.
Meet Edouard de Lanceau, the son of famed Lord Geoffrey de Lanceau of Moydenshire. A youthful bet had left him out in the cold after Lady Juliana rebuffs him and now years later, he is surprised to find her hurt and unconscious on the side of the road. Trying to find a safe place for Juliana and himself, he finds himself at the mercy of the enemies of his father. Now chained in the tower, Edouard has to convince Juliana he is the good guy while trying to get them both out alive. Julliana fell for Edouard years before when they first met but finding out about the bet against her was a shock and a bitter pill to swallow. Years later, hurt, no memory of what happened and her feelings for Edouard run deep-deeper than even she realized. Who is this man who insists he knows her and is he the killer who is after her? These two main characters are perfect for each other. Both have foibles that make them more real to me and very intriguing. Both are interesting apart but together make for an explosive combination. You could literally feel the sparks and tension between them amid the pages and I was rooting for them to finally find their “Happily Ever After”. Some wonderful secondary characters keep the pace flowing smoothly and I am looking forward to see if they are included in future books of the Knight Series.
A KNIGHT’S PERSUASION is a wonderful historical romance that will literally transport you to the time of King John, sexy yet vulnerable heroes and the feisty heroines who tame them. The best thing about this series is that you don’t have to actually read them in order to get the back-story of the other Knight books. I do recommend doing so as some events mentioned in A KNIGHT’S PERSUASION and may be a little confusing to you. If you enjoy a well written historical romance, then grab Ms. Kean’s Knight Series and her latest installment, A KNIGHT’S PERSUASION. Then settle in for hours of reading pleasure. I look forward to seeing what comes next from one of my favorite writer.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.