- File Size: 1723 KB
- Print Length: 145 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 27, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XWW7898
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,676 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
In Need of a Knight (The Heart of a Scandal/The Heart of a Duke Book 0) Kindle Edition
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Lady Aldora's is a beautiful love story of a young girl who has set her sights on the Marquess of St. James, not for herself, but for the future of her younger siblings. Due to a mistaken identity, Aldora ends up falling in love with the wrong son, Michael Knightly, who has been turned out and shunned by Society due to a tragic scandal in his past. It's a heart wrenching struggle for her to choose between a secured future for her family or the love and desire she feels for Michael. This is a great read. It promises to have you craving more amazing books from the new series to follow, The Heart of a Scandal. I also highly recommend The Heart of a Duke series and others written by Christi Caldwell.
THE STORY: Lady Aldora Adamson along with her dearests friends received a necklace which promised the heart of a duke to the wearer. Aldora hopes for years to find love but she has given up and resigned herself to marriage to save her family. She decides to settle on a marquess. Arranging to run into the marquess to begin her chase of him, Aldora mistakes Lord Michael Knightly for his older brother. A man of scandalous reputation based on a youthful duel, Michael begins to fall for Aldora but knows that there is little hope if she realizes that he is the scandalous younger brother instead of the marquess.
OPINION: I liked this story which has a fun trope of the heroine mistaking the hero for the man she plans on marrying. Unlike his older brother, Michael is entirely unsuitable for Aldora's desperate situation. There are some very amusing moments as the two argue and debate and find each other annoying and irresistible.
I thought that these two were well matched as a couple and I liked their interactions. I thought that the story was well constructed. My one complaint was that the short length did not allow us to go far enough in understanding Aldora's motivations for having to marry the marquess even when she was in love with Michael. I understood her reasons, but not the emotions involved in it.
These two were a good couple for a novella romance because everything was nicely contained and constructed. One other thing that was missing was an explanation of the necklace which didn't seem to have a real effect here.
WORTH MENTIONING: This novella was previously published under the title IN NEED OF A DUKE and published in an anthology.
CONNECTED BOOKS: IN NEED OF A KNIGHT is the prequel for two loosely connected series: The Heart of a Duke series and The Heart of a Scandal series.
STAR RATING: I give this book 3 stars.
A tragic scandal haunts Lord Michael Knightly; a scandal that had seen him thrown from his home and no contact with his family which saw Michael successfully finding his way in the world. The death of his father has him returning to London though he is still shunned by society. Will he ever find the peace he seeks?
A chance encounter, mistaken identity, and a bargain bring Aldora and Michael what they each seek? Or will it disprove everything they thought they wanted?
A beautiful prelude to Christi Caldwell’s Heart of a Duke series that will leave the reader wanting to read more of this talented writer’s stories.