- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Zebra (September 4, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1420124005
- ISBN-13: 978-1420124002
- Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 1 x 6.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,195,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
A Perfect Knight For Love Mass Market Paperback – September 4, 2012
|New from||Used from|
Top 20 lists in Books
View the top 20 best sellers of all time, the most reviewed books of all time and some of our editors' favorite picks. Learn more
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
More About the Author
Top Customer Reviews
The travel is long and the enemy lurking behind them very cunning yet Amalie has discovered that her husband Thayne MacGowan has a very clever mind indeed. He may come off too strong and aggressive and excessively eager to consummate the relationship, but he shows her a tender side she never expected to see.
When they arrive home, staying even more on her toes proves to be job number one for Amalie. She must keep an even closer eye on this new family than she does those out to do her harm. The enemy is identified by the family is proving to be more devious and ruthless.
Jackie Ivie creates magic with her stories and passion with the romance. Readers rely consistently on Ms. Ivie to write great books and she does!
Amalie is a noblewoman pretending to be a governess on the run from her father who has betrothed her to an unsuitable husband. This information is scattered throughout the first few chapters. Amalie is in Scotland at an inn when she is carried, kissed, forced at a dying woman's bedside and abducted by a handsome highlander who is a complete stranger to Amalie. These early chapters are perplexing because the action is hard to follow because the characters have little dialogue and what there is makes little sense. It is not until later that the reader ascertains that hero Thayne MacGowan, has impressed Amalie into his plans to save a deceased woman's infant and avoid being skewered by the dead woman's husband.
To save herself and the newborn she has promised to watch over, Amalie claims to be wedded to Thane, not knowing she has essentially made their marriage real by stating this in front of witnesses. Thane goes along with her plan because this marriage is real to him, Thane considers himself chivalrous and honest.
Thane and Amalie must travel to Thane's lands with a rather villainous clan laird and Amalie realizes Thane is her only hope of surviving. Amalie has always considered herself rather resourceful but Scotland is not England and she discovers that the Scots are almost barbaric in comparison.Read more ›
How Amalie, who is accustomed to luxury and privilege, adapts to often harsh and always challenging circumstances enthralls. She had no idea freedom came with fear, risks, and peril in so many forms. But she is smart, resilient, self-reliant, and courageous with an imagination and play-acting ability that serves her well in dire situations.
Thayne MacGowan, in a spur-of-the-moment maneuver to protect ones dear to him, grabs the unknown "English governess" to use in a ploy to defer an out-and-out battle with the cruel Dunne-Fyne. The tiny, sassy, argumentative Amalie, with the amber-eyes, sets his libido on full alert. He knows it's just lust because his dead Mary is his only true love, but the little, sharp-tongued woman snuggled tight against his chest as they ride through freezing rain, makes his ache with need and wanting.
What a tangled web they weave when, in order to stay alive, Thayne and Amalie both say, in the presence of all, that they are married and Baby Mary is theirs.
The code of chivalry Thayne lives by is cold, lonely, punishing, and seemingly fruitless. He carries a burden of guilt for not being able to fulfill the promise to his father, on this deathbed. Thayne had been unable to hide Jamie's perfidies as his father had demanded. All knew of the new laird, Jamie's drunkenness, his gluttony, and his cruel womanizing. The old laird wanted to keep the name MacGowan noble, feared, revered, and sacrosanct.
Jackie Ivie creates secondary characters that pulsate with energy and intrigues as they ramp up the tension in the story.Read more ›
Dunn-Fynn offers Amalie a real man, but she declines claiming the bairn was theirs and she was married to Thayne. Her declaration makes them married under Scottish law. Thayne knows her declaration will restart the feud with Mackennah as he is engaged to the laird's daughter. Thayne tells her Dunn-Fynn will rape her so she must stay at his side. Near Castle Gowan, his men replace Thayne and Amalie. They flee with the baby. Thayne kills Dunn-Fynn but takes a knife to the butt. Jamie plans to tup Amalie but she knees him and flees as Thayne arrives. He vows to kill his brother if he hurts his wife. Amalie asks Thayne to let her go as she conceals that she is the daughter of an earl who fled London and a marriage her father pushed. He says she claimed him so they are married. He will consummate the act when they reach the castle, but he knows his troubles have just begun.
This historical romance focuses on a complex relationship between the lead couple as external interests are impacted by their relationship. Although the duke and duchess are pathetic and Amalie a spoiled whiner, fans will enjoy this seventeenth century Scottish romance that makes a strong case that a leader is not necessarily the chief.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I am reading it right now. Half way through it and I was looking for a romance book. In more than half the romance books I have read the guys are arrogant and egotistical but they... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Anise
A well written mystery/love story. There were many twist and turns that gave credence to talents of Me Ivie. Thank you for writing this intriguing story.Published 18 months ago by Rebecca Arnold
A must read. The book keeps you going from start to finish. I loved it , jackie movie is a great writer her books draw you right in and make you feel like you are are right there... Read morePublished 23 months ago by margaret pritchard
wow and holy Jackie cow ... She is a great writer and damn i did not want to put this book down at all wanted to read it and i did finish in a days time thankfully... Read morePublished on September 21, 2013 by stacey c. brown
How in the world can a woman be so dense, and a man be so foolhardy. What a great story, and such a light and
whimsical time spent reading it. Read more
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... Read morePublished on March 22, 2013 by tsteiner
The name Jacke Ivie has become synonymous with an intriguing plot line whose focus is a pair of characters with a steamy sexual attraction they refuse to ackowledge (to our great... Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by m.cooney
I really liked this book. Action, deception, danger, despair, humor, redemption, just rewards and true love. What's not too love. Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by JoAnn Jemmott