Peaches Alexander is thrilled to receive an unexpected invitation to a weekend party given by the handsome, eligible Duke of Kenneworth. The only problem: Stephen de Piaget, a stuffy medieval studies scholar who seems determined to get in the way. Peaches has absolutely no desire to get involved with Stephen, until a quirk of fate sends her hurtling through time…
Stephen de Piaget has been leading a double life: respectable professor by day, knight-in-training during holidays and summer terms. When Peaches goes missing, Stephen knows he's the only one who can rescue her from medieval peril. Little do they know that the greatest danger they'll face won't be the business end of a sword, but their own unruly hearts…
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“If I loved you less...”
Jane Austen, the Regency and Mr. Darcy himself are referenced in this book, and Stephen’s character pays homage to Mr. Darcy: getting off on the wrong foot; appearing stuffy but secretly a complete gentleman; gazing longingly at the object of his affection while she talks to another man-you get the picture. Peaches, on the other hand, is less like Elizabeth Bennett and more like Cinderella (although I suppose they’re both Cinderella-ish in a way). A science degree which she’s never used, a ruined business (thanks to her sister’s lost temper) and no idea of what she wants to do except marry the love of her life, Peaches wanders aimlessly around for at least 75% of the book. She drifts into and out of relationships, homes, parties and jobs and I don’t have a feel for who she really is, except that she’s willing to admit when she’s wrong, which is a sterling trait. When she finally gets her inner fighter back, it’s to love, protect and fight for her man, so...meh. I mean, fighting for the people you love is great but she didn’t appear willing to fight for herself in the beginning so I never really found out what she values besides Stephen, wheatgrass and running-in that order.
Overall, slightly more bland than some other Kurland books I’ve read but it’s more the heroine’s fault than the hero’s.
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I don't normally give bad reviews but I hate this book! It's so hard to follow that I can't even finish listening to it!! For me it was a loss of money. I'm so disappointed! :(