☆☆➹⁀☆ 4 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆
What It’s About:
A chance for a sweet future, or a recipe for disaster?
My dream was to cook my way to fame and fortune, not run myself ragged keeping my late parents’ quaint restaurant afloat. My sister is useless, I’m chronically short-staffed, and even Gertie, my antiquated oven, hates me.
Then in charges Oliver, like a Golden Knight. He’s hunky, charming, and makes others feel at ease. He’s earnest and kind, optimistic and extroverted. He’s my best friend…and my sister’s ex. Picking up the slack like he never left all those years ago is difficult. He makes my body shiver with the lightest touch, the slightest smile. It would be so easy to let him be my knight in shining armor. But I can’t let him, even though he makes Gertie purr like a kitten.
I practically grew up waiting tables alongside KitKat. She’s a brilliant chef, but it’s clear she’s no manager. I’ve noticed other changes in her since her letters stopped coming to me in Iraq. There’s fire burning in her green eyes—and pain.
One kiss was meant to comfort. But it explodes into searing passion so white-hot, not even the tallest, iciest sweet tea can quench it. I shouldn’t try. She doesn’t want help, especially not mine. But a kiss like that is the beginning of a promise. A promise that won’t stop until I help her find her dream.
Guest Reviewer Jeannie’s Thoughts:
Claudia Burgoa’s new novella, Knight of Wands, is part of the surprise multi-author project, Cards of Love. A card in the tarot deck inspires each story, and that inspiration is reflected in the title. Knights are all about motion. They’re defenders and messengers. The Knight of Wands, in a word, is a Capital H hero – your swoony, traditional romantic hero. Charming, lovable, passionate, and self-confident the Knight of Wands is about life in the fast lane and impulsivity, until he has a mission.
Which brings us to Oliver, the hero of the story, and a true Knight of Wands. He’s returned to his hometown after 10 years in the Army Special ops, taking a time out to figure out his next move. Kaitlynn, the little sister of his ex-girlfriend, is also back in her hometown, giving up her dreams of being a celebrity chef to run her family’s legacy restaurant after her parents’ death. She’s always been Kit-Kat to Oliver, a best friend until time, distance and life, got between them. When Oliver finds her again, her life is a dead-end in the form of a failing restaurant and a floundering life. Once he realizes he’s always been in love with her, his mission is her happily ever after.
Knight of Wands is all about them finding themselves and finding each other. It’s a sweet friends-to-lovers romance full of the characters you expect to find in a small town. Ms Burgoa’s writing is lovely and sweet and will satisfy your craving for a hot and sweet contemporary romance.
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About the Author: Claudia is an award-winning, international bestselling author. She lives in Colorado working for a small IT company, managing her household filled with three confused dogs, two daughters wrought with fandoms and a son who thinks he’s the boss of the house. And a wonderful husband who shares her love for all things geek. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.