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Hard Day's Knight
Hard Day's Knight
Author: Katie MacAlister
Men in tights never looked so good. At least that's Pepper Marsh's first impression when she attends a jousting competition at the Rennaissance Faire in Ontario. An unemployed and unattached software engineer, Pepper has had enough of the computer geeks in her dating pool. She years for a man of yore. A man not afraid to stare death in the face ...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780451213860
ISBN-10: 0451213866
Publication Date: 1/4/2005
Pages: 368
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 422 ratings
Publisher: Signet
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 7
Pepper Marsh wants a knight in tights. That's the only reason this single, currently unemployed software engineer sick of technogeeks agreed to attend a "Renaissance Faire" with her cousin C. J. Fortunately, on her very first day at ye olde faire, Pepper stumbles across Walker McPhail, a totally scrumptious Englishman who rescues Pepper just as she is about to be trampled by a horse. Despite the fact that as soon as Walker has her out of danger's way, it seems like he couldn't be less interested in her, Pepper is still intrigued by her daring, dashing knight. Then, after she discovers that Walker was once the toast of the jousting circuit but mysteriously gave up competing, she vows to do a bit of rescuing herself. Generously seasoned with her distinctive brand of impudent wit, set against the fascinating world of jousting competitions, and graced with a full cast of deliciously original characters (including a fiendishly adorable cat), MacAlister's latest fresh, funny, and fabulously sexy contemporary romance is pure fun.
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Helpful Score: 4
This is my kind of romance. An intelligent (but not perfect) heroine mixing it up with an Alpha male, who though cautious, isn't really afraid to love a woman. The two take turns chasing each other (though neither runs away very fast or for very long.) The banter is humorous, the sex is hot, and the payoff is love (since the sex starts early.) I'm ordering more of this author's books.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another terrific Katie MacAlister book! As usual, this one keeps you laughing from the first page to the last. It has comedy, sex, intrigue, a little of everything - all wrapped up in delightful Ren-Fair style!
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Helpful Score: 3
great, fun spicy read! One of my new favorites...wish I hadn't already traded it!
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Helpful Score: 3
Cute but simple. A good "fluff" book for a quick read with no expectations.
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I actually was married at a Renaissance Fair, so this book was very cute to me. Some bits were irritating, but for the most part it kept my interest.
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Enjoyable for the Ren Faire setting, which was a nice change from the 'usual' romance books. I thought a couple of late-in-the-book plot twists were rather unsupported and unbelievable. (Everyone thinks the worst of our girl, then do a rather sudden about-face).

A pleasurable read, all in all, but not one of the top books I've ever read.
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This was the first book I read by Katie MacAlister, and it won't be the last. I laughed out loud and was giggling and snickering to myself so many times that my husband had to come and see what was up.

I really enjoy the first person POV style that Ms. MacAlister uses and I absolutely LOVE the fact that she has made the majority of her heroines "real" women. I can identify with this character and her Wench "breast shelf." ROTFL!! The characters in this book are so well described and true to the close-knit group you'd find at a renfaire/fest. This book will be finding its way on my keeper shelf (borrowed it from my library as I am apt to do first).


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