Book Reviews of The Knight Before Christmas

The Knight Before Christmas
The Knight Before Christmas
Author: Jackie Ivie
ISBN-13: 9780821780121
ISBN-10: 0821780123
Publication Date: 10/1/2006
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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3 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Zebra Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
Not bad. A quick easy read for a cold weekend.
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Helpful Score: 1
Plenty of plot twists...he's betrothed to her older sister who loves another and she's betrothed to an old man (the uncle of her sister's love)...honor bound to others yet in love with each other...anyone know the name of the book that is sure to follow about her younger step-sister Sybil? I'd certainly read another Jackie Ivie book.
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A Reluctant Husband
Caught in a furious blizzard, battle-weary Myles Donal has only two options: die alone in the snow, or make his way home by order of his sire to marry a woman known as the Harridan of the Highlands. The warm glow of light in a small croft will only delay his fate


A Rebellious Bride
Kendran is not about to share her hard-earned shelter with anyone, especially not a man! Running away from an arranged marriage was her only chance at freedomand shell not forfeit it to another arrogant male . . . even one as devilishly attractive as Myles Donal


A Wedding To Remember
Snowbound and equally stubborn, Myles and Kendran engage in a battle of wills that quickly becomes a passion too fiery to ignore. Wedded bliss may be an abhorrent concept to both of them, but true love is not so easily denied
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Good looking guy on cover :)
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The only good thing about this book was the cover, and for that reason alone I didn't give it the lowest possible rating.

It just started out too slow for me and didn't get any better from there, probably because of the author's very dry writing style. Granted, she tried to be descriptive, but the words just didn't flow well and at times became overly redundant. The time seemed to pass slowly, story-wise, as well. At least the first 90 pages describe nothing but the boring/awkward interactions between the lead characters in a run-down hovel that got old quickly. It may have gone on longer, but I gave up on the book shortly after when the two began bickering while she was trying to force him to play cat's cradle.

The characters were also hard to get into because they lacked a lot of true emotion depth. Sure, there is a lot of reiteration regarding the abuse that Kendran witness from her father to her mother, but her ranting just lacked the substance to make you empathetic towards the character's pain. The woman does manage to come off exactly as what she's described as early on in the book: a harpy. Most of the time she is described to be screeching, hissing or attempting to yell (despite the fact that she temporarily lost her voice due to an illness) instead of talking in a normal manner. And when she does talk, it's with the language skills of a cockatiel because she doesn't seem to be able to speak in full, intelligible sentences. The guy is just a meathead and a lot of what he says or does just leaves me glaring at the pages while thinking "Gimme a break!".
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Cought in a furious blizzard, battle-weary Myles Donal has only two options: die alone in the snow, or make his way home by order of his sire to marry a woman known as the Harridan of the highlands. The warm glow of light in a small croft will only delay his fate...

Kendran is not about to share her hard-earned shelter with anyone, especially not a man! Running away from an arranged marriage was her only chance at freedom--and she'll not forfeit it to another arrogant male..even one as devilishly attractive as Myles Donal...

Snowbound and equally stubborn, Myles and Kendran engage in a battle of wills that quickly becomes a passion too fiery to ignore. "Wedded bliss" may be an abhorrent concept to both of them, but true love is not so easily denied...