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Review: ONE KNIGHT ONLY by Michelle Miles

Happy Monday! Hope your week is off to a great start.

I have had One Knight Only for a little while but hadn’t gotten around to reading it (my TBR list is quite long).  Anyway, the sequel to this book, Only for a Knight was released December 13, 2012 so I had to get my butt moving and read it so I could be ready to read the sequel.  Now that I have read One Knight Only I am kicking myself for not reading it earlier.  It was so hard to put down!

Official Summary:

A snarky Faery princess, a Scottish knight with a gambling problem, and a murderous earl all add up to one thing: Trouble. Maggie’s medieval education never prepared her for life in the Middle Ages!

Do-gooder Maggie Chase throws her thesis out the window when she wakes up in the arms of a hot Scottish knight. When she realizes she’s somehow ended up back in time, she embraces the persona of Lady Margaret. But she may be in over her head when she realizes she has to keep the sexy knight alive during a jousting tournament in order to get back to her own time.

Sir Finian “Finn” McCullough is a gambling man and owes a very large debt to an evil earl who is after his family estate. When the beautiful and outgoing Maggie arrives in his bed, he can’t remember tupping her the night before and thinks she’s a spy for one of his neighboring clans. He intends to find her kinsman and return her safely but he can’t resist her charms, her smart mouth or her sex appeal. Instead he keeps her close, taking her with him to an important jousting tournament—one he has to win or lose his castle forever.

My Review:

I mentioned in another post (see Blaze review) how I feel about covers with half-naked men on them, so I was a little hesitant in reading this one. I decided to give this one a try and am so glad I did.

This book starts out in the present day (21st century) with Maggie who was taken back to Medieval times. She wakes up in castle of a Knight – Sir Finian (Finn for most of the story). A Faery princess, Elyne had cursed Finn for killing Elyne’s betrothed, Sir Derron, even though Finn denied it. The curse says that Finn will live between the human and Otherworld until a human of pure heart comes to break the curse.  Maggie is that human and why she was taken back to Medieval times. From this point, the story takes off and is hard to put down.  Maggie knows that the Faery princess brought her back in time to change events, but Elyne doesn’t tell Maggie exactly what those events are and how Maggie is supposed to change them. She only knows it has to do with Finn. Finn knows nothing about this because it is the Medieval times Finn in the story – not the future Finn. He thinks Maggie is merely a spy. It is quite the adventure to follow. Did you follow all that? No?  Well, then you need to read the story!

Finn is a strong knight who likes to gamble and joust. He lost his family’s estate to Lord Litonshire in the gambling tents and is also accused of attacking Lady Juliet, so Lord Litonshire has quite the beef with Finn. Finn must win the current jousting tournament or he loses everything. He takes Maggie with him to the jousting tournament because he wants to keep her close since he isn’t sure who she is yet.

I just loved Maggie, who introduced herself as Lady Margaret throughout the story. She was such a woman of the 21st Century – not letting anything stop her if she saw someone that needed to be helped. Maggie meddled in others affairs to make things right even if it wasn’t acceptable for a lady to do so in the Middle Ages. I loved how Maggie helped Lady Juliet when she was being held against her will and mistreated by her brother Lord Litonshire (Lord Vile to Maggie).  I also enjoyed watching Maggie meddle in the lives of Elyne and Sir Derron. Finn constantly told Maggie to stay out of trouble, but she just kept finding it.

Michelle wrote the romance between Finn and Maggie so well. It was a slow build and very appropriate for the story and the characters. The intimate scenes were very clean and left more to the imagination than anything, which I thought was perfect for the story. One Knight Only has suspense, romance, friendship, magic, jousting, betrayal, kidnapping and lots of Knights in shining armor. I highly recommend you give this series a try. I can’t wait to read Derron and Elyne’s story next! You can purchase One Knight Only at Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

So, have you ever wanted to escape back to Medieval times?  Ever want to meet a real Knight in shining armor?

3 comments

  1. Edie Ramer

    I am definitely getting this one. Like you, that cover doesn’t do anything for me, but the characters and the plot sound like so much fun. And I already like Michelle’s writing, so I know this will be good.

    1. Michelle Miles-McKelvey

      Happy reading, Edie!

  2. Michelle Miles-McKelvey

    Thank you so much! I’m so happy you enjoyed the book and I hope you enjoy the second one as well 🙂

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