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? – Source: Amazon
I went into this book with a little trepidation because I find forced or arranged marriages hard to engage with in 2019. As I suspected, it took me a little longer to relate with the characters because of this preconceived notion. It almost didn’t surprise me when the first character I fell in love with happened to be a horse.
Accidental Knight doesn’t have the smoothest beginning. It’s like watching someone swirl around three cups for you to decide which one the ball is under. It’s saving grace is the horse and the heroine. Bella’s grandfather just died, her parents are a nightmare, and she’s self-aware enough to accept help given to her. She never once looked weak or helpless, because she knew what her limits were. I respected Bella’s character and frankly it was refreshing to see a woman both embrace her femininity and think for herself. The hero checks all the boxes for what people want to read about: He’s hot, he’s an alpha male, he’s haunted by his past, and he cooks. His internal sense of despondency did get a little off putting. Then he told her toxic mother off and I liked him again. What I’m trying to point out more than anything is that the author developed characters that I had an emotional reaction to. That doesn’t happen every day.
Three-fourths of the way through the book, the momentum takes a tremendous turn. I laughed, I cried, and I fell so in love with a horse named Edison, that it made me want to find one of my very own. For most of the book, I wasn’t sure what the mysterious enemy was capable of. I certainly didn’t feel the urgency for how the book ended, and it took me by surprise. While I like surprises just as much as the next person, I can’t help but feel cheated because the last part of this book outshines the rest by leaps and bounds. This won’t stop me from reading more from this author because anything that can make me think, laugh, and cry in one setting is a straight up win.
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