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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

One Hot Knight

t'irla ~The BookSlayer~'s review Jul 24, 13  ·

Take one cute as a button Saint Bernard, add a knight in shining armour without the armour, stir then add one sassy, sexy dog groomer and you have the recipe for this lighthearted sweet romance.


Stupid curse!

Yves Sucat was a Crusader trapped in a canine body…until a beautiful twenty-first century dog groomer offered the missing link to break his spell. But Regina Patterson was no fluffy-headed female who would instantly melt at Yves' silvery seduction. The more time he spent with the tender-hearted blonde, the less he was able to keep his paws—hands!—off of her.

Regina was much more comfortable with dogs than men, and the stunningly handsome – stunningly male – knight who now shared her apartment was no exception. She’d hoped to find a man as loyal as the pooches she pampered day after day, but would Yves’s broken curse end with her own broken heart?

This ARC was given to me by Entangled Covet Publishing for a honest review.

My Thoughts:

This book came to me at just the right time. I was looking for a shorter read but wanted a sweet, lighthearted romance. Nothing too dark, or too heavy and this fit the bill totally. Christy Gissendaner has a way of taking random ideas and mixing them together into a cohesive fun story always adding in a dash of evil just to keep the blood moving. In this story our heroine Regina was a late 20's independent woman who loved her job and just stumbled into this over the top fairy tale. I liked Regina although I did have a few issues with her and yes wanted to smack her. A 28 year old talking like she is over the hill, whining about wrinkles and woah is me that I look like a Barbie doll and no one takes me seriously. umm..REALLY??? Geez if only I had those worries. Ok ok she suffered some heartbreaks and is in protective mode, I get that and because of that I forgave her superficial traits. I did adore Yves a sweet, not quite alpha male..but boy...all man! his character  had more depth and was a more fully rounded character, I found him much more sympathetic than I did Regina. Maeve/Delilah was a bit of a chin tapper for me. I know why CG didn't go into a lot of depth with her, the story would have gone in a completely opposite direction. I can see why she was in Regina's life but was still left a bit unsatisfied with the relationship between her and Regina/Lilith.

Reading that back it sounds like I didn't enjoy the story and I so completely did. It was a modern day fairy tale and I adored how the romance between the two main characters developed. Attraction then love, needing to solve a puzzle to have a HEA and a villain to foil. Really there is nothing not to like in this great beach read. I recommend you grab a copy and your umbrella and head to the beach or even your deck and kick back for a few hours and have a wonderful feel good read. Don't forget the sun screen!

This is a 3.75 bear read and a recommendation to all the romantics out there to give the book a read. I know you won't be disappointed.

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