29 April 2015

Courted by a Knight (In Hyacinth #6) by Bree Cariad

Deeka Williams is uncertain of her courting year. The list of single men in town who are looking for a wife does not give her a lot of hope. Until one of her father’s friends comes over for dinner. Intelligent, a gentleman, and sociable, Curtis Brenten catches her attention quickly, especially after he defends her against a bully. Unfortunately, he also seems to think that no woman would want a man in a wheelchair.

Between trying to convince Curtis that he is not his infirmity and fighting against the bully who delights in teasing her ruthlessly, she’s busy enough. But when she breaks a rule too many times by lashing out, she may have lost everything she has been trying to achieve. Have they built enough of a foundation to weather this storm or will the man she considers her knight walk away? 
With every book series that a person follows, there is always the 1 book that they are looking forward to the most out of the bunch.  That one book that they just can’t wait for, and they have such high hopes for as well.

For me personally, it was this book.  Once Ms. Cariad released the order of the books in this series, as soon as I read the blurb for it, I couldn’t wait for it to be released.

The downfall of having such high hopes when it comes to a book, is that usually you are disappointed in what you get as the final project.


I LOVED the way that Ms. Cariad created the relationship between Deeka and Curtis!  And even better than that, I loved how Deeka knew what she wanted, and was willing to go after it with Curtis as well.  I do think that with how Ms. Cariad wrote the story, and giving the background on Curtis added to it, because that really helped move the story along, and make it more believable. 

Overall, this is by far my favorite of the series, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
The rest of the day she spent with her nose in a Curtis Brenten novel. They were riveting. Each paragraph pushed her onto the next, sometimes reading at twice the speed she normally did just because she had to know what was going to happen. Morts-Vivants went quickly, followed by Loup-Garou, Licorne, and she was deep into Farfadet when she heard the front door shut.
 “Deeka!” her dad called.
“Hey, Dad!” she called back, not breaking her eyes from her eReader.
“What’s got you so hooked?” he asked, walking into her room.
Looking up, she grinned. “Curtis’s books. I’m reading Farfadet at the moment.”
“Ahh, Detective Avrahm verses the leprechaun. Obviously you’re enjoying them?”
“Page turners,” she said emphatically, making him chuckle. “I’m not sure which one I like best! He does such an amazing job at weaving in mysticism and reality to where I’m almost believing the creatures exist…and yet like Avrahm, I’m sure there is a logical reason for what goes on.”
“Curt’s a great writer.” He paused, looking deep in thought. “Would you mind if I invited him over to dinner a few nights a week until he gets settled?”
“Mind? Nope! Maybe I can pick his brain about some of the stuff in his books.” Pausing as he turned to leave her room, she said, “Dad?”
“Yeah?” He looked over his shoulder as he paused at her doorway.
“I like him.” As much as she tried to say it without emotion, she felt the tell-tale blush enter her cheeks.
One of those inscrutable expressions crossed his face, which made it impossible to tell what he was thinking. “Deek, I have a very high opinion of him, but the man isn’t from here and doesn’t understand our way of life.”
“I know. And after Mom, I can understand not wanting to get involved with an outsider. But…he’s fascinating, the kinds of things he’s done so far. I’d just like to get to know him better.” Knowing her father would want to be sure she meant it, she looked him straight in the eyes and waited while he gazed at her.
A small smile crossed his features and if she was any judge, it looked as though her father was pleased with her reaction. “Good to know. And it looks like he plans on staying. He says he really likes what he’s seen of Hyacinth so far. Now, finish Farfadet so that you can discuss the reality of leprechauns with him tonight.”
“He’s coming tonight?” she asked, half sitting up.
“Shall I make another dessert?” Placing her eReader down, she slid off the bed, already slipping her toes into a pair of sandals.
“That would be perfect, Deek. I’m going to throw together a meatloaf. And, so you know? He has a love for anything chocolate.” Winking at her, he left the room, leaving her with a high-grade blush and a huge grin on her face.

Bree enjoys good books with great characters. While she may be an adult, her favorite memories are from her teenage years reading inspirational romance with girls just like her and strong heroes. That's one of the reasons she's written In Hyacinth, a series of Courting Romances.

Courting Romance - where contemporary romance meets traditional values.

1 comment:

  1. Yay! *claps* So glad you enjoyed Deeka and Curtis's story :)