Review: Accidental Knight by Nicole Snow

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☆☆➹⁀☆ 3.5 stars ☆➹⁀☆☆

About the Book:

Accidentally wed to a screaming hot stranger.

I inherited a freaking husband.
Grandpa’s will was a shocker: huge fortune, gorgeous ranch, and the best horse ever.
The fine print? Marrying Mr. Grump-alicious.
The man who’s supposed to protect me from…what, exactly?
That’s what I hope to find out if Drake Larkin ever talks.

I know what I’m in for the first time his glance tears me open.
A broody enigma who’s large and in charge.
A mute who curls my toes when he barks a few words.
A silly, shameful, is-this-real-life crush I can’t afford.

Did I mention our pretend marriage-rodeo lasts six damn months?
Long enough to teach my heart cartwheels.
Time enough to seal this madness with a kiss.
Insane enough for secrets to slip – and sting.

Grandpa’s last wishes scare me. So do Drake’s real motives.
But it’s my beast of a “husband” who makes ridiculous seem right.
Have I found my knight?
Does love have a prayer when life throws us a dragon?

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Guest Reviewer Frannie’s Thoughts:

The “Accidental Knight” book is about a young woman who unexpectedly inherits a fortune from her grandfather Jonah, an influential businessman and leader in his  community.  He helps many people in various ways to enrich their lives and that of the town.  He is well respected and so is his granddaughter Annabelle who takes over his fortune.  Annabelle or Bella is welcomed and accepted by the local community because she grew up spending every summer with her grandfather on the countryside and away from her parents in the city.

Her mother and father also grew up in the country town but were quick to relocate to the city upon completion of high school. They spent their youth traveling and spending Jonah’s money without reciprocating with any type of attention or gratitude to him for his kindness.    Estranged from Bella and Jonah, Bella’s parents repeatedly try to acquire the grandfather’s money.  Their greed and fraudulent actions only fuel the fire of deceit and increase the love and affection between Bella and her grandfather.

Spending every summer alone with her grandfather on the countryside, Bella learns to make friends with the animals on the farm.  Her closest four-legged friend is a horse named Edison.  The little girl and the horse were inseparable, and their bond proves to be critical in the unfolding of the story.

Jonah wants to protect Bella from her selfish parents, so he stipulates that she must marry his helper, Drake Larkin.  Sexy and gorgeous, Drake has secrets of his own that finally surface in the story causing contention that ultimately enrich the plot.  The tension between Drake and Bella explodes into a lustful relationship that is passionate and explosive.  When the secrets between the characters unfold, the story becomes more interesting, but just not enough.  Although the author describes the two main characters, she neglects to provide a depth of understanding with the other characters.  So, it is very difficult to understand the other characters which tend to make the story line unbelievable and shallow.  Even the chemistry between Bella and Drake is difficult to believe.

Although I think Nicole’s book is fun, light and easy to read, it doesn’t surprise or captivate the reader.  “Accidental Knight” is often predictable and it is too easy to figure out the next steps.

 

About the Author: Nicole Snow is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author. She found her love of writing appearing on the indie romance scene in 2014 with her Grizzlies MC series. With over a million books sold, she enjoys in making two people fight with every bit of their soul resulting in a “Happy Ever After” plot line.  Current fan favorites include her Enguard Protectors series, accidental love novels, plus long beloved MC romance thrillers like the Grizzlies and Deadly Pistols. Nicole encourages reader feedback at nicole@nicolesnowbooks.com

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