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A Knight's Temptation (Knight's Series Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Catherine Kean
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When Lady Leona Ransley sets eyes upon the bold warrior who enters the tavern room, she recognizes him: Aldwin Treynarde, the earl’s son who almost caused her death twelve years ago--and the only man who has ever kissed her. Shocked, she fights her emotions, determined to hand him the stolen ruby pendant, take the reward, and vanish.

Aldwin senses the husky-voiced beauty is more than she seems. She may know the whereabouts of his lord's enemies. She also might be his means to earn what he wants most: knighthood.

Taking Leona hostage, he spirits her away. She fights him at every chance. Aldwin desires his captive more than any woman he’s ever met, and when he discovers who she really is, he has one last chance to protect her life. Only by resolving what happened between them years ago and by fighting side by side can Aldwin and Leona defeat the traitors and surrender to their greatest temptation: love.

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A sinister couple threatens to have their revenge on Aldwin’s lord by taking over his land. Their first target? Lady Leona’s father. He’s weak-minded from the loss of his wife, and owns a pendant they can sell to raise money for their army. Aldwin and Leona were at odds in childhood, after Aldwin unwittingly committed an act that risked her life. But this is no longer a child’s game, and they soon realize that they must band together to stop the destruction of what they both hold dear. Although her villains are often more caricature than characters, weakening an otherwise well-rounded cast, Kean nevertheless offers an entertaining medieval romance brimming with sass, action, adventure, and lots of sexual chemistry. --Nina C. Davis


"Full of action with twists and turns . . . fast-paced with plenty of tension and drama."  —Night Owl Romance

"I could not bring myself to stop reading long enough to fix dinner. (I ordered pizza and kept on reading)."  —Huntress Reviews

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  • Print Length: 404 pages
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  • Language: English
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Enjoyable Medieval March 29, 2009
By Amy C
Format:Mass Market Paperback
The first book, A Knight's Vengeance, is about Geoffrey de Lanceau and his Lady Elizabeth. Geoffrey kidnaps Elizabeth as part of his plot for revenge for the foul deeds against his name and his murdered father's name. Geoffrey believes Elizabeth's father is responsible. Now enter a love sick fool who is deceived into believing that Geoffrey has hurt his Lady Love, Elizabeth. Aldwin Treynarde, the hero of A Knight's Temptation, shoots de Lanceau in the chest, thinking he is protecting Elizabeth and her father, but boy, was he wrong! Three years later, after pledging himself to serve de Lanceau, he finds himself kidnapping his own lady, the Lady Leona in A Knight's Temptation.

Twelve years earlier, a childhood game of Damsel in distress turns tragic when eight year old Leona is reluctantly tied to tree by her brother and a boy that he befriends that is visiting their household. Aldwin. Leona is not happy that they leave her there, alone, she wants to be part of the sword fighting also, not the trussed up lady needing rescue. But young Aldwin doesn't leave before he places an innocent kiss upon her lips, which just infuriates Leona even more. Then tragedy strikes when a swarm of bees sting her little body that nearly caused her death.

Now twelve years later, Aldwin and Leona's paths cross again over a stolen ruby pendant that belongs to de Lanceau. Aldwin believes all these years later that Leona died from the bee stings she suffered. His shame and dishonor from that fateful day and then the shooting of de Lanceau three years earlier weigh heavy on him.

Aldwin winds up taking Leona against her will to de Lanceau. And the journey begins as Aldwin and Leona discover an attraction that neither can resist.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Hoping to right a great wrong perpetuated on Lord Geoffrey de Lanceau after shooting him in the chest with a crossbow bolt, Aldwin Treynarde plans to make amends and finally earn his knighthood spurs by retrieving a stolen ruby pendant stolen by the treacherous Baron Sedgewick and his ruthless mistress Veronique. The Baron had set Aldwin up into firing at de Lanceau so he had much to gain by accomplishing this task.

At the same time, Lady Leona Ransley was trying to save her distraught father from destroying himself as he allowed the Baron & Veronique to lead him astray. Leona overheard their plans and stole the ruby pendant so she could return it to Lord de Lanceau before her father could be accused of treason. Making arrangements to collect the reward and return the pendant, Leona never expected that she would be dealing with Aldwin, a childhood tormentor who almost caused her death twelve years before. If Aldwin uncovered her true identity, all would be lost. Only the tormentor of her youth, was tormenting her still only now with stirring images of passion that she could not deny.

*** As always when it comes to sensually stimulating romances combined with adventuresome medieval plotting, Ms. Catherine Kean is carving out her own special niche. In A Knight's Temptation she has excelled at creating two lively multi-faceted characters in Lady Leona and Aldwin. As a child, Aldwin was a privileged young son who was Leona's brother's best friend. Not wanting to lose the closeness with her brother, Leona would sneak away to join their games rather than follow young lady pursuits.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Knight's Temptation March 25, 2009
By M. Nix
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Aldwin Treynarde was tasked to return a stolen ruby pendant to his lord. Lady Leona Ransley has it, and thought to ransom it, both for the money and to protect her father's potentially treasonous activity regarding the pendant. Aldwin kidnaps her, planning to deliver the necklace and her to his lord. He is shocked to discover she is the Leona of his childhood, whom he thought dead because of his wayward antics. In the meantime, Leona's home is under siege by two evil people bent on revenge against Aldwin and his lord. As they travel to the castle, battling each other every step of the way, love fights to triumph.

In the third of the Knight's series, Catherine Kean brings to life a story of chivalry and romance. Aldwin is tormented by mistakes from his past and his knightly tendencies make his pain all the more acute. Leona represents one of those mistakes, and as he gets to know her, his heart opens to her. Aldwin is a wonderful character and Leona is a strong woman. She doesn't ever give up on trying to escape and is clever and resourceful. A Knight's Temptation is a tale of nonstop action, suspense and blossoming love.

Niki Lee
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed January 14, 2011
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Since I had read and enjoyed The Knight's Vengeance, I began The Knight's Temptation with anticipation. I looked forward to reading more about the characters from the first novel. Unfortunately, I was really disappointed in the sequel. Unlike the first novel, The Knight's Temptation was boring; I scanned much of the story. Neither of the main characters displayed admirable character traits. Aldwin fails to recognize Leona from their childhood encounter and spends most of the book spouting chivalric ideals and wishing for knighthood. Leona reacts to Aldwin with temper tantrums that quickly become irritating. When Aldwin becomes injured in her defense, she locks him out of the cottage claiming he could sleep outside. The most horrific part of the book to me was the ending. The villain (Veronique) walked out of the keep after a battle with de Lanceau with her young son(who she claimed was also de Lanceau's son) despite the fact that she had threatened to kill him twice. After she was escorted from the keep by de Lanceau's men, the other characters settled the future of the keep and the marriage of Aldwin and Leona without a thought to the child or his future. I do not believe that I wish to read more titles in this series or more books by this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Experience life in another time....
It is a great book for those that like to experience life in different times.
Published 1 month ago by mary barber
4.0 out of 5 stars A good book
The characters are well thought out. The plot has a lot of twists and turns, but fun seeing where they would take me. Medieval times are ones I really like.
Published 5 months ago by D. TAYLOR
5.0 out of 5 stars A New Favorite Author
It is not too difficult to tell that Catherine Kean enjoys tales of heroic knights and stubborn damsels. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Michele Doucette
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Was not an outstanding book.
Published 10 months ago by Unknown
3.0 out of 5 stars Not so much about temptation but resolving old hurt and guilt,...
I read this book in the collection titled Magnificent Medieval Men. It is part of a series but could be read as a standalone piece. Read more
Published 11 months ago by noagnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Knight's Tempataion
I nave enjoyed all of the book of the Knight's. I love
this time and all the knights, kings etc, the ladies
in their love and the way the folks lived back in
the... Read more
Published 11 months ago by Leroy, SC
5.0 out of 5 stars Knights temptation
Excellent historical loved her writing. Love series must read others...intrigue, suspense and love story...the best in historical knights stories I've read.
Published 12 months ago by Aissa
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite
This has been my favorite although the first book was wonderful. The way she moved these two characters towards one another was fantastic. Very romantic!!!!!!!!!!
Published 12 months ago by Patsy Castor
5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent knight tale
I put off reading this as others have said you should read books 1 and 2 first. Although I read them a while ago I didn't want to re-read them again, so I took a chance. Read more
Published 12 months ago by L. Christensen
4.0 out of 5 stars A Knight's Temptation
Poor Leona is injured in childhood during a game with her brother and Aldwin, and they are parted. When they are grown, Aldwin has never forgotten the incident, and it has made him... Read more
Published 13 months ago by K.Dunst
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Catherine Kean has always loved tales of heroic knights and stubborn damsels. She penned her first novella at age twelve and her first full-length manuscript at sixteen. After completing a B.A., double major (first class), in English and History from the University of Victoria, B.C., Canada, she was accepted into the post-graduate Works of Art Course run by Sotheby's auctioneers in London, England, where she studied centuries of history, antiques, and fine art. She worked in Canada for several years as an antique and fine art appraiser.

Her debut medieval historical romance, Dance of Desire, was the launch title of Medallion Press's Sapphire Jewel Imprint. Dance of Desire won two Reviewer's Choice Awards, Best Medieval in industry review magazine Affaire de Coeur's 2006 Reader-Writers' Poll, and finaled in four contests for published romance novelists.

Her other medieval romances have also garnered accolades. Among them, My Lady's Treasure won the historical category of the 2008 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest and finaled in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. A Knight's Reward was a 2008 National Readers' Choice Awards finalist.

Catherine also writes contemporary romances under the pseudonym Cate Lord.

Busy working on her next novel, Catherine lives in Central Florida with her husband, daughter, and a spoiled rescue kitty. For excerpts and more book details, visit Catherine's website at

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