Friday, November 11, 2011

One Knight Only

Title:  One Knight Only
Author:  Michelle Miles
Publisher:  Ellora’s Cave
ISBN:  9781419936494
Genre:  {M/F} Paranormal, Fantasy, Medieval Historical
Rating:  4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amethyst Nymph 

The best way to work on her thesis was for Maggie Chase to travel through Scotland.  It seemed like a good idea, until an accident left her stranded at a deserted castle.  The next day, Maggie mysteriously wakes up in the arms of one very sexy man.  With the help of a Fae princess, Maggie learns she’s been sent back in time.  She has to help break a curse if Maggie ever hopes to return home again.  

Finn McCullough is in a hurry to get to a jousting tournament.  Winning is the only way the knight can pay off his debts and save his lands.  Waking up with Maggie in his bed has Finn suspicious.  He knows she‘s lying about who she is and where she came from.  Even though she’s a distraction, Finn decides to take Maggie with him.  All he has to do is keep her out of trouble until the tournament is over.   

Once she realized there were so many people with problems and so little time to fix them all, Maggie puts her thesis on the back burner.  Maggie gets caught up in everything from matchmaking to jousting, even though she’s been warned not to.  If it would help her get home again, Maggie was willing to do anything.  As her attraction to Finn grew, so did Maggie’s mixed feelings about leaving him.  The interference of an earl, who was up to no good, puts Finn and Maggie in some dangerous situations.  Even Fae magic might not be enough to help them. 

Several times I feared history would repeat itself for Finn and his opponent.  If Finn had a bit more willpower, he wouldn’t be in this situation.  However, he was such an honorable man, I couldn’t scold him for his weakness.  I think I was more proud of him than Maggie and I never believed for a minute that he would harm a female.  Her efforts to protect Finn warmed my heart, especially when she nursed him back to health.  I also enjoyed the Fae characters and their story.  It would be interesting to know how things worked out for them as well.  One Knight Only is a wonderful story about honor and the endless boundaries of love.

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