Title: Loving the Knight
Author: Kris Tualla
Buy Link: Click Here
Eryndal Smythe Bell of Castleton is hiding a secret. The Lady of le Bell is no lady at all, but she bears the title and assumes the responsibility for the household and its young heir, William.
All would be fine if Lord Andrew Drummond hadn’t made an unexpected visit on behalf of King David II, held in the Tower of London for seven years as prisoner of England’s King Edward III. Drew, as the Scottish king’s main connection with the country he reigns over, has been traveling all over Scotland at the king’s behest. He is to assess the damage from the Black Death that has devastated the country; the country King David expects to raise the ransom to secure his freedom.
The knight is impressed with the smooth running of Castleton, as well as its Lady. Eryn is tall, graceful, and confident. After months of viewing the horror caused by the Death, he is only too happy to pass some peaceful time at Castleton, before he returns to the king with his troubling report.
Eryn knows that assuming a title that was not hers is a punishable offence, even death. And Drew is certain this lovely lady is hiding something. But the pull between them is causing more problems. Her fear of being discovered, and his determination to uncover her secret, adds even more tension to their developing attraction.
Loving the Knight kept me up nights. It was difficult to put the book down, many chores went undone. Kristin Tualla has woven a tale of love and fear with splendid results. The anxiety and loneliness of Eryn came through so effectively, it tore at my heart. Her determination to keep Castleton afloat, even using treasonous methods at times, brought remarkable strength to this character. Drew’s feelings of protection and concern, and growing love for this enigmatic woman won me over whole heartedly.
Well developed secondary characters rounded out the story nicely, making it a truly enjoyable read. Warning: Don’t start this book late at night! –Review by Callie Hutton — www.calliehutton.com