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Originally appeared in the print anthology A Mother's Way, under the title "Mother May I?"From author Lynsay Sands comes a classic short story of a knight in need of a bride…Lady Alice knows she is not the type to entice a man. She's too voluptuous, too intelligent, too strong minded. Why, she even reads! But then Jonathan, Earl of Fairley, arrives at court. Tall, dark andOriginally appeared in the print anthology A Mother's Way, under the title "Mother May I?"From author Lynsay Sands comes a classic short story of a knight in need of a bride…Lady Alice knows she is not the type to entice a man. She's too voluptuous, too intelligent, too strong minded. Why, she even reads! But then Jonathan, Earl of Fairley, arrives at court. Tall, dark and handsome, the knight is any woman's dream. And he has just been ordered by the king to find a bride… and Alice is to help him!Jonathan has been evading his mother's matchmaking schemes for years, so why does she insist that Lady Alice isn't for him? Alice is only to aid in his search for a bride, yet Jonathan can't help but be distracted by her glorious hair—the color of a sunset—and a figure that is like a lush berry about to burst to full ripeness… Has Jonathan fallen prey to love?...

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Knight of My Dreams Reviews

  • Anne
    2019-03-27 17:41

    This is the story of a hot knight who's ordered to find a bride...pronto.Why?Well, unless he secures his line with an heir, everything will go to his less desirable cousin, and the king really doesn't want to see that happen. News that he has to find a bride makes his grandbaby-starved mother ecstatic, and she immediately embarks on a mission to find a suitable bride. Of course, since she knows he mistrusts all of her motherly intervention, she comes up with a rather brilliant plan to introduce him to the girl of his (and her) dreams. To the reader, it's a rather see-through scheme, but it was fun to watch her plan unfold, nevertheless.And there was the predictable (but super cute!) HEA at the end that made me smile. Dawww!I didn't realize this was a novella (my fault!) when I grabbed it, so I was a really shocked when their story wrapped up so quickly. Still, it was a really adorable story, so the disappointment didn't last long.Recommended for anyone looking for a fun bit of fluff!

  • Kathleen
    2019-03-24 17:38

    Duel review by Karla and Kathleen posted at: Swept Away By RomanceWhat worked Kathleen says: I LOVED the story line, it was VERY entertaining and totally grabbed me from page one. I loved the humor that was added in and also the fact that I was so invested in the characters.I LOVED the banter that went on between Jonathan and his mother. It made this story even more interesting.This book definitely engaged all of my emotions. Considering the length of the book, I say all those facts are AMAZING!Karla says: The scheming on the part of Lady Fairley and Lady Houghton. Nothing malicious, just fun in the mother's and their plotting attempt to pair Jonathan with Alice.The relationship Jonathan had with his mother. She was meddlesome, but you could tell how much he cared for and loved her.What didn’t workKathleen says: The only thing that I could possibly say that did not work is I WISHED it was longer. I could have just kept reading on and on.Karla says: Nothing!! But, I loved the characters so much I wanted more, and I really think the author missed the mark by not giving readers an epilogue. While the story ended on a high note, it would have pushed it to a 5 star read if one had been included.Best scene(s) and/or quote(s) Kathleen says: Best scenes? The whole darn thing was a best scene, but I will add just a few.I loved one of the first scenes of the book where the hero Jonathan calls his mom out on how she described the heroine Alice to him; he did this in front of Alice, so funny.It was too funny when Jonathon dragged Alice into the bushes to spy on his mother and Alice’s uncle.All of the Bride feast scenes, they were all hilarious.The intimate scenes between Jonathan and Alice. I could really feel their attraction.Near the end, Jonathan’s mother comes up with yet another plot involving Jonathon and Alice. Karla says: So many great moments, but I loved this conversation that Jonathan had with his mother about Alice. It might sound mean, but in the context of the story it worked, because it was a part of the plan to pique Jonathan's interest in Alice. Then his thoughts when he finally meets her...he is sooooo sweet!!! Check it out.“Is she without title or dower?” Much to his surprise, irritation flickered on Lady Fairley’s face once more. “Nay. Her father was a wealthy baron. There is a sizable dower.”“Well, then, why is she unsuitable?”“She is . . .” Her expression fluctuated briefly, torn between irritation and reluctance as she struggled for an explanation. Jonathan was shocked beyond belief when it finally popped out: “Puffy.”“Puffy?” he echoed with a laugh.“Aye. She is large. Too voluptuous, if you must know. And she is far too intelligent and strong-minded. She would not do at all. She even reads,” his mother added with distaste, giving a delicate shudder.And this was his response when he finally meets her, made me melt into a puddle of goo!!"Speaking of Lady Alice,” he added slowly, a strange smile coming to his face, “you were hardly fair in your description of her. She is much lovelier than you claimed.” If Alice blushed at this unexpected compliment, Lady Fairley flushed an even redder shade, one that turned almost purple as her son went on: “How was it that you described her?” Alice peered from son to mother again when Jonathan paused; she was aware of undercurrents here, but didn’t understand them.“You never mentioned that her hair held all the colors of a sunset: mellow golds and fiery reds. Or that her eyes were the clear blue of a cloudless sky. What was it you said?” The knight tapped his chin thoughtfully, and all the while his mother grew more straight-backed and tense. Alice simply grew more and more flustered.“Oh, aye, I remember now. You commented on her figure. What was it you said? She was . . . lush? Round and rich like a berry brought to full ripeness?” Alice wasn’t sure how to take such a compliment, but before she could react, Lord Jonathan went on. “No, no. It was something else you said. What was it?”*BIG SIGH*!!Favorite Character(s)Kathleen says: My favorite character was Alice; she was naturally honest and was very smart. I loved how she did not like being sneaky or playing games where others were concerned.I also LOVED Jonathan’s mother. Her plotting to get Jonathan and Alice together made this whole story a very funny and interesting read. Karla says: Alice: She was so sweet and even though she was attracted to Jonathan, she put her own feelings aside and came to Jonathan's aide in finding a bride. Little did she know what their close company would lead too.Jonathan: He's a knight...*swoon*!!! Not only is he a fierce warrior, he's a gentleman , honorable, and when it came to Alice...smitten!I loved these two, such a great couple!Overall ThoughtsKathleen says: My rating on this book is 5 Stars! For a short book, it packed a lot of content and I LOVED every moment! The humor added into this book, made the story for me. All the characters were wonderful, I LOVED them all. I HIGHLY recommend this book to all romance lovers who enjoy a fantastic short, filled with wonderful characters, and a story line so humorous that will be hard for you to put down until the very end. ~ 5 Stars!Karla says: While this book was short in pages, the story wasn't lacking in any respect. I enjoyed it and the characters so much, I would have gladly spent more time lost in their world. I chuckled my way through this read and when all was said and done, I had the warm fuzzies and couldn't get the grin off my face! This is exceptionally well written, had witty dialogue, charming characters and a funny plot. I only wish that there would have been an epilogue. Considering all the scheming on the part of Jonathan and Alice's mothers, it would have been fun to include them...along with some grandbabies. Still and all, well worth grabbing and reading!I've always wanted to read a book by this Lynsay Sands, but had my sights set on her paranormal books. Well, I'll after reading Knight of My Dreams, I'll be looking for more of her historical romance books too. ~ 4 Stars!

  • BookLover
    2019-03-29 15:20

    Great little story. I figured out Lady Margaret’s game pretty early on and found it amusing to see her son Jonathan play into her matchmaking trap so easily. It put me in the mood to re-read The Switch and Love Is Blind, two of my favourite Lynsay Sands books.

  • Karla
    2019-04-15 13:40

    4 Solid Stars!! My first read by Lynsay Sands and I'll definitely be going back for more!My dual review with Kathleen posted at: Swept Away By RomanceWhat workedKathleen says: I LOVED the story line, it was VERY entertaining and totally grabbed me from page one. I loved the humor that was added in and also the fact that I was so invested in the characters.I LOVED the banter that went on between Jonathan and his mother. It made this story even more interesting.This book definitely engaged all of my emotions. Considering the length of the book, I say all those facts are AMAZING!Karla says: The scheming on the part of Lady Fairley and Lady Houghton. Nothing malicious, just fun with the mother's and their plotting attempts to pair Jonathan with Alice.The relationship Jonathan had with his mother. She was meddlesome, but you could tell how much he cared for and loved her. What didn’t workKathleen says: The only thing that I could possibly say that did not work is I WISHED it was longer. I could have just kept reading on and on.Karla says: Nothing!! But, I loved the characters so much I wanted more, and I really think the author missed the mark by not giving readers an epilogue. While the story ended on a high note, it would have pushed it to a 5 star read if one had been included. Best scene(s) and/or quote(s)Kathleen says: Best scenes? The whole darn thing was a best scene, but I will add just a few.1.) I loved one of the first scenes of the book where the hero Jonathan calls his mom out on how she described the heroine Alice to him; he did this in front of Alice, so funny. 2.) It was too funny when Jonathan dragged Alice into the bushes to spy on his mother and Alice’s uncle.3.) All of the Bride feast scenes. These scenes were all hilarious.4.) The intimate scenes between Jonathan and Alice. I could really feel their attraction.5.) Near the end, Jonathan’s mother comes up with yet another plot involving Jonathan and Alice.Karla says: So many great moments, but I loved this conversation that Jonathan had with his mother about Alice. It might sound mean, but in the context of the story it worked, because it was a part of the plan to pique Jonathan's interest in Alice. Then his thoughts when he finally meets her...he is sooooo sweet!!! Check it out. “Is she without title or dower?” Much to his surprise, irritation flickered on Lady Fairley’s face once more. “Nay. Her father was a wealthy baron. There is a sizable dower.” “Well, then, why is she unsuitable?” “She is . . .” Her expression fluctuated briefly, torn between irritation and reluctance as she struggled for an explanation. Jonathan was shocked beyond belief when it finally popped out: “Puffy.”“Puffy?” he echoed with a laugh. “Aye. She is large. Too voluptuous, if you must know. And she is far too intelligent and strong-minded. She would not do at all. She even reads,” his mother added with distaste, giving a delicate shudder.And this was his response when he finally meets her, made me melt into a puddle of goo!!Speaking of Lady Alice,” he added slowly, a strange smile coming to his face, “you were hardly fair in your description of her. She is much lovelier than you claimed.” If Alice blushed at this unexpected compliment, Lady Fairley flushed an even redder shade, one that turned almost purple as her son went on: “How was it that you described her?” Alice peered from son to mother again when Jonathan paused; she was aware of undercurrents here, but didn’t understand them. “You never mentioned that her hair held all the colors of a sunset: mellow golds and fiery reds. Or that her eyes were the clear blue of a cloudless sky. What was it you said?” The knight tapped his chin thoughtfully, and all the while his mother grew more straight-backed and tense. Alice simply grew more and more flustered. “Oh, aye, I remember now. You commented on her figure. What was it you said? She was . . . lush? Round and rich like a berry brought to full ripeness?” Alice wasn’t sure how to take such a compliment, but before she could react, Lord Jonathan went on. “No, no. It was something else you said. What was it?”*BIG SIGH*!!Favorite character(s)Kathleen says: My favorite character was Alice; she was naturally honest and was very smart. I loved how she did not like being sneaky or playing games where others were concerned. I also LOVED Jonathan’s mother. Her plotting to get Jonathan and Alice together made this whole story a very funny and interesting read. Karla says: Alice: She was so sweet and even though she was attracted to Jonathan, she put her own feelings aside and came to Jonathan's aide in finding a bride. Little did she know what their close company would lead too. Jonathan: He's a knight...*swoon*!!! Not only is he a fierce warrior, he's a gentleman , honorable, and when it came to Alice...smitten! I loved these two, such a great couple! Overall ThoughtsKathleen says: My rating on this book is 5 Stars! For a short book, it packed a lot of content and I LOVED every moment! The humor added into this book made this story for me. All the characters were done wonderful, I LOVED them all. I HIGHLY recommend this book to all romance lovers who love a fantastic short filled with wonderful characters and a story line so humorous that it will give you a hard time putting it down until the very end. ~ 5 Stars!Karla says: While this book was short in pages, the story wasn't lacking in any respect. I enjoyed it and the characters so much, I would have gladly spent more time lost in their world. I chuckled my way through this read and when all was said and done, I had the warm fuzzies and couldn't get the grin off my face! This is exceptionally well written, had witty dialogue, charming characters and a funny plot. I only wish that there would have been an epilogue. Considering all the scheming on the part of Jonathan and Alice's mothers, it would have been fun to include them...along with some grandbabies. Still and all, well worth grabbing and reading!I've always wanted to read a book by Lynsay Sands, but had my sights set on her paranormal books. Well, I'll after reading Knight of My Dreams, I'll be looking for more of her historical romance books too.~ 4 Stars!*A copy of the book was provided by Avon/HarperCollins via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review*

  • Beth
    2019-03-22 13:42

    I found Knight of My Dreams a cute and endearing short story.Jonathan, Earl of Fairley, is ordered to appear before the King. Once he arrives at court, he is shocked by the King's order and believes his mother is conniving against him. He is told he must find a bride in two weeks or the King will appoint one. The race is on to find someone he can spend the rest of his life with...Jonathan has hit the nail on the head with his mothers interference. From the start, she is carefully pushing Jonathan toward the specific eligible lady of the court. Carefully trying to keep her intentions under wraps and enlisting help in her ploy.Lady Alice doesn't believe she is the marrying kind. But when Jonathan and Alice meet their seems to be instant chemistry...so why does his mother do everything in her power to push them apart.In a world where love is not a priority in marriages, Alice and Jonathan went from interest to declarations of love rather quickly. What I especially enjoyed was the matchmaking attempts by Jonathan's mother. This is a fun, entertaining and very quick read. If you are looking for a short read with a HEA, check out this witty, historical romance.I received this copy of Knight of My Dreams from Avon in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication April 29, 2014. (Originally published under the title MOTHER MAY I? in the print anthology A MOTHER'S WAY)Written by: Lynsay SandsPublisher: Avon Publication Date: April 29, 2014Sold by: HarperCollins PublishersRating: 4 StarsGenre: Historical RomanceFind this book on: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

  • Stephanie (Bookfever. ♥)
    2019-03-21 17:22

    I saw this book available to download from Edelweiss (thank you Avon!) and it was a really great story. I loved it! The reason I picked it up, actually, was that I wanted to read something non-paranormal because the last eight or so books I read were all like that. It felt good and refreshing to read a historical fiction novel, especially one as good as Knight of My Dreams.When Jonathan, an earl and knight gets ordered by the king to find a bride within two weeks, his mother is determined to set him up. She already thinks to have found the perfect woman for him: the smart and strong minded lady Alice. But as Jonathan has always done the exact opposite than what his mother wanted him to do she comes up with a scheme to get Jonathan and Alice together after all.Jonathan's mother was absolutely a riot. I loved how she just knew her son and Alice would make a perfect match and was so determined to get them together. I might not agree with everything she did, but at least it worked. Jonathan and Alice were also great characters. I loved them both and together they had so much chemistry. I liked how Jonathan at times got sulky or jealous and I liked how Alice was witty and headstrong. Together they make quite the pair. I also thought that the author did a really good job on writing the romance between them. Not only were the passionate parts very nicely done but also how they got to know each other and just had that amazing attraction. Also the writing was superb!Knight of My Dreams by Lynsay Sands was a really good and quick historical fiction novel that I enjoyed immensely. My only wish for it would have to be that I wanted it to be longer. The whole package was pretty amazing and I'm so glad that I decided to read it. I think I'll have to read more books by this author for sure from now on!

  • Miriam
    2019-03-21 11:31

    How disappointing! Not a vampire book, and hardly even a historical romance. You can't even tell what year it is supposed to be, nor does it seem consistent with how women were treated (Lack of chaperones). The plot was very predictable as well. I love Lyndsay Sands' vampire books, but this one you could give a miss to. Luckily I got it from the library so I have returned it!

  • Desi
    2019-03-23 15:45

    Average novella, lazy plot, childish behavior by adult characters who remain deliberately and unnecessarily oblivious. It is also a bit repetitive, surprisingly, since word count should be at a premium. Cover art is absolutely beautiful though.

  • C
    2019-03-29 16:22

    4/5Historical readSafe read-H not a Manwhore -Virgin h-H interested in h right away-no intreat in any OW -Funny -no OW Drama-HEA no epilogue

  • Lynsey A
    2019-04-06 14:34

    3.5 stars This was a light and fluffy and fun read. It is a short novella and has a cute story with a match-making mama trying to get her son married. She pretends to dislike her best friend's daughter in order to get her son to pay to attention to the girl. It all happens very quickly but is a cute read.

  • Ashley Williams
    2019-03-24 12:17

    This was a short read, and kept me engaged. I wanted a bit more romance to it all, and would definitely read more of this story.

  • Annie
    2019-04-20 13:19

    2.5

  • Regina
    2019-03-21 10:35

    I've not read any of Lynsay Sands non-Argeneau books, so this little novella grabbed my attention and I knew would be a quick read during this busy time of year (the week before Christmas). It was definitely a quick read and quite entertaining, holding many of the aspects of the Argeneau stories that I enjoy. Basically, a mother uses some quite complex manoeuvrings to find a bride for her soldier son, during the reign of King Edward and the period of the Black Death ravaging Europe. Quite a clever scheme by his mother but I won't spoil it for you.

  • Sm
    2019-03-28 16:20

    story about a couple of mothers and an uncle trying to set-up a knight and maidenthe book was essentially all about the shtick and not enough about Jonathan and Alice, it seemed like their relationship was the sideshow instead of the other way aroundand some of the schemes just seemed ridiculous, the forced balls and then interrupting the almost-makeout sheshJonathan seemed immature, at times, trailing after his mother and scowling all the timeit was okay, but would've preferred that the romance were front and center

  • Mary Pamela
    2019-03-27 14:39

    Funny Short StoryEnjoyed the antics of Lady Fairfield. Lynsay Sands writes about interesting characters by telling a unique and compelling story.I read this short story in a few hours. I recommend it to all Lynsay Sands' fans and romance readers.

  • Adrya Ribeiro
    2019-03-24 10:19

    Conto bem gostosinho e rápido. A mãe do Jonathan é impossível...hahahha

  • Dottie
    2019-04-14 10:15

    Absolutely charming - do not miss it! Actually rated 4.5! Taken from my review at RomanceJunkies.com:Jonathan, the Lord of Fairley, has been called to court and ordered by the king to choose a bride within two weeks or one will be chosen for him. Furious, he believes, at first, that his mother had a hand in the king’s demand. After all, she has been throwing women at him, introducing him to daughters of friends, or any unattached female she can find, since she is desperate for grandchildren. Up until now, he has managed to sidestep her every move, but suddenly, she seems disinterested in his marital status. She has begun primping, something she hasn’t done since the death of his father, as well as courting a pompous fool at court. Additionally, his mother has dissuaded him from becoming involved with Anne, the daughter of her new friend, although this curvaceous lady, with hair the color of a sunset, intrigues him. Lady Alice of Houghton was betrothed in the past, but her fiancé succumbed to the plague, along with several members of her family. She cannot help being attracted to Jonathan, whose mother had described him as being tall, dark and handsome, an apt description as far as Alice is concerned. But Alice knows she is not the type that interests men. She is too voluptuous, too strong minded and too intelligent, not to mention her penchant for reading. She also cannot understand why Jonathan’s mother, who is usually so sweet whenever her son is not around, suddenly seems cold towards her in his presence. There is also the mystery of why his mother is unexpectedly so warm towards Alice’s uncle, who is something of a court dandy. Alice is surprised when Jonathan’s mother asks her to make a list of eligible women at court in order to help Jonathan find a bride.Although Jonathan’s mother tries to keep him and Alice apart, finding a bride for him throws them into each other’s company from time to time. Soon the two are barely able to keep their hands off each other. Will his mother’s plans backfire when she goes a bit too far? A hilarious tale, KNIGHT OF MY DREAMS, a delightful novella by bestselling author Lynsay Sands, is a reissue. Previously published in the anthology, A MOTHER’S WAY, under the title MOTHER, MAY I, this witty, sensual historical romance will leave you with a smile on your face. I loved the humorous banter and one-upmanship between Jonathan and his mother and her attempts at matchmaking. Although this is a short read, there is a lot of story within these pages. Just seeing the name Lynsay Sands was enough to lure me into reading this novella and I am so glad I did. Absolutely charming, this story is a great afternoon’s escape!Dottie, RomanceJunkies.com

  • Daphne
    2019-03-22 16:31

    Originally posted on Gone PecanIt’s the Middle Ages in England, hence the Knight in the story. Jonathan has been ordered by the king to get married an,d of course, his first thought is that his mother has something to do with it because she has been throwing girls into his path for years. She denies that this is her idea, but she is happy to finally get him married and to hopefully become a grandmother soon. To help him to become acquainted with the women at court, she introduces him to her best friend’s daughter, Alice, but tells him that she is not a candidate. Alice is to help him find a wife from the women at court. In the meantime, Jonathan’s long-widowed mother begins a surprising relationship with Alice’s uncle, which irritates Jonathan.Alice and Jonathan are instantly attracted to one another, but do not act on it, instead becoming friends after being thrown together so often. Jonathan’s mother seems to really dislike Alice and Alice is confused about why she is not considered marriage material for the Lord. Until one night, they can no longer hold it all back.Oh, this was such a cute book! I loved Jonathan and Alice and the scheming mother. It was quite fun watching them fall into her trap, though they both thought they were smarter than to fall for something so obvious. I really found it interesting reading about this time period because I don’t usually because I find it to be quite dour. This book, though, was more romance than history. I would love to read more romances set in this time period, but only if they are as light-hearted and fun as this one turned out to be. This is my first book by Lynsay Sands, but I fully intend to research her backlist.

  • The Book Tart
    2019-03-21 11:30

    review originally posted on The Book Tart http://thebooktart.com/book-review/th...I love Lynsay Sands! I’ve been reading her stories for a long time… The fact that I own Knight Of My Dreams in it’s print edition from the 2002 A Mother’s Way anthology should tell you something. ;) I collect my favs and was tickled pink to curl up with it’s digital release and giggle and sigh again on Alice and Jonathan’s road to romance.I adored Alice. She’s clever and loves to read… She’s a delight! And Jonathan… *swoon* He’s a knight and a leader of men but his mother has him in a completely tizzy. Ha! His mother, Lady Margaret, is… just brilliant!This novella is the perfect length to curl up with to lift your spirits. I just beamed as I read it, laughed when Jonathan was frustrated at his mother’s machinations and sighed as Jonathan and Alice fall hard for each other… It also made me want to go on a picnic.A few of my fav lines…♥ As he’d suspected, Alice was a clever woman, and her witty turn of phrase and irreverent sense of humor drew Jonathan like a moth to a flame. He only hoped he did not get burned.♥ Alice paused for a moment to take in his youthful expression, amusement twisting her lips as she gazed upon him. Then, realizing that she was wasting prime reading time…See? Love her!If you haven’t read Lynsay Sands before you are in for a treat! If you are already a fan then you know what’s in store. Knight Of My Dreams is a sweet, sexy historical romance that’s filled with well rounded, likeable characters, laugh out loud moments and lotsa heart. Enjoy!The Queen of Tarts♦ eARC provided for review for my honest opinion.

  • Rachel
    2019-04-18 13:21

    3.5 starsSet in 14th century England, Lord of Fairley, Jonathan is being forced to marry. The king has given him two weeks to find a bride, or one will be found for him. In an attempt to help him, his mother enlists the aid of Lady Alice, the daughter of one of her friends, while making it clear to Jonathan that Alice is not a suitable bride for him. Together, Alice and Jonathan make a list of all the eligible ladies at court and begin to plan ways for Jonathan to meet the ladies and determine their suitability.The meddling by Margaret led to numerous humorous situations, awkward meetings, and two main characters both wondering why the other wasn’t a suitable match. Both the plot and characters were relatively straightforward. There were no major plot twists to jump out at readers. The characters behaved true to character, again with few surprises. They were easy to like, if a bit blind to the manipulation going on around them. This was a cute story. As far as historical romance goes, it was pretty light on historical details beyond the setting and a few period specific situations. As long as readers can picture a royal court, period dress, and a lack of modernity, there is no real need for background knowledge or even interest in historical events. As it has been a while since my last historical read, this was a fun change of pace. I found myself grinning at Margaret’s antics and the reactions of both Alice and Jonathan to the maneuvering going on around them. It was an entertaining, quick read, full of humor and fun.Thanks to Lynsay Sands and HarperCollins for providing me with a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review. Will be posted at Reviews by Tammy and Kim.

  • Rika Ashton
    2019-04-09 16:25

    One of my all time favourite authors is Lynsay Sands! Both her paranormal series, about vampires from Atlantis, and historical romances are imbued with a wealth of humour, warmth and character chemistry. Her latest, an e-reissue of “Knight of My Dreams” (formerly called “Mother May I?” in A Mother’s Way, an anthology), is built on not just the romantic relationship between two lovers, but also explores the – often very funny – relationship between a mother and son…For me, Jonathan’s mother was undoubtedly the best part of “Knight of My Dreams.” She excels at tactical manipulation and matchmaking. Moreover, she knows her opponent – in this case Jonathan, who will do the exact opposite of what she wants – very well. But she’s as determined as her son to get what she wants – Jonathan’s just lucky that his mother’s goals happen to align with his own a little into the novel.As for Jonathan and Alice, they were a sweet couple. Despite the fact that this novel is only a hundred or so pages, Lynsay Sands did a really good job giving our lead couple time to get to know one another. Jonathan and Alice had some passionate moments and some quiet ones, and both characters were introduced to the reader slowly. We, along with Jonathan’s mother, get to see that they really are a good couple, as the different layers of their character are revealed to complement one another’s.But, of course, the Matchmaking Mama in “Knight of My Dreams” is what sealed the deal for me on this one. Don’t get me wrong, Jonathan’s mum is far from perfect, but her flaws only make her more endearing.This is a great read, a 4 out of 5 for me – and just in time for Mother’s Day. (Although, if you’re a commitaphobe like me, you might give your mum some unwanted ideas with this one!)

  • Tiblu
    2019-04-12 09:44

    Too many ppl in this "Love" Story...Too many ppl in the foreground of this story and not enough in the background...... Jonathan seemed like a nice enough guy but he and Alice spent too much time being lead around by the nose and not enough to time together....., the Mothers were F A R from subtle in this story and yet neither ever can close to catching on...Not really, and yet Alice is supposed to be sooooooo smart,"She love to read a know"? But not matter how obvious and blatant all their maneuvering was they were lead around and manipulated to the very and I DO MEAN VERY,END!!! It was really kinda sad and disappointing really,if it had just started that way and then left these two to find their own way maybe it could been sweet and charming ,but it was hard to see where Jonathan's real feelings for Alice started and where his mothers manipulations ended, even til the very end these two felt almost more like pawns in his mothers game than true lovers ' meant to be' ...It was ok but overly complicated with W A Y many players making it feel almost contrived and forced ...This wasn't one of Shakespeare's crazy romantic comedies ( though ii almost fear it aspired to be or at the very least was influenced by one or the thought of one) Will I read it again ? No,I barely finished it once.... Off to deleteWould I recommend it ? Honestly ? Well I think this one is purely up to taste if your a big fan of Ms.Sands and you like what you've read in the reviews and its desc. Then give it a whirl, I can say read it... But I can't say not... Matter of taste...

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2019-04-11 17:18

    Caitlyn‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews4 STARSReview copy provided for an honest reviewJonathan has been summoned by the King of England to marry within a fortnight. The only problem is he has no intention of marrying any of the young women his mother has thrown at him.Lady Alice is the last women Lady Fairley supposedly wants for her son, but after a series of disastrous schemes Jonathan and Alice can’t seem to stay away from each other.Will the attraction be enough to lead to marriage?Short, sweet, and to the point Knight of My Dreams is a fun and unique twist on Historical Romance. Alice and Jonathan have been thrown unknowingly into the schemes of two mothers/best friends who only wish to see their children happy.While this book was extremely short, just around 100 pages we get a full rounded story. My only complaint was there was no epilogue, I personally love epilogues and I felt that because this story was so short we should have been given an epilogue. The last paragraph was Jonathan talking about his mother…Not quite what I was hoping for.Overall I thought the story was funny, intriguing, and unique for a Historical Romance. The characters were polar opposites and the writing style was refreshing and not overly bogged down with Medieval England dialect.Overall I thought this was a 4 out of 5 STARS!

  • Brunette Librarian
    2019-04-01 16:19

    Find more reviews at The Brunette Librarian's Blog Jonathan has been ordered by the King to find a bride within two weeks. While he isn’t too keen on the idea, his mother is desperate to finally get him married. With his father’s death years before, he understands the need to marry and have an heir, but he doesn’t want to marry at all. So his mother puts a plan into place to put him in the path of several single ladies, and more specifically, Lady Alice. Alice is his Mother’s best friend’s daughter and although they have never met before, Jonathan’s mother is determined her son and Alice will make an adorable couple. So through a series of mishaps and intentional pairings, Jonathan and Alice are paired again and again. Suddenly, a flare of awareness sets in and Jonathan and Alice find that they may be perfect together after all. A super quick cute story, Lynsay Sands is known for her humor and it shines through loud and clear with this short story. Jonathan is your stereotypical bachelor but is absolutely dedicated to his Mother. Alice is sweet if a little naive. At under 100 pages, the story was paced rather quickly but it wrapped up nicely. Fans of Sands will enjoy this sweet short story, I know I did.

  • Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
    2019-04-09 17:27

    This is my first Lynsay Sands book...I am a HUGE paranormal fan and have been dying to read her Argeneau series so jumped on this novella when the publisher contacted me about it.This was a nice change of pace for me as I have been reading a lot of New Adult lately...I love anything romance and to go back to something I haven't read in a while - historical fiction and knights (oh my!) is a special treat!This was a short but sweet, fun and hot story of Jonathan, a knight being forced by the king to find his wife in 2 weeks. Ever the bachelor and not wanting to settle down, this is a story of a meddlesome mother who knows her son so well that she is determined to set him up with the perfect woman without him realizing her efforts.Enter the strong, beautiful, smart and oh she is well read (the horror! *gasps*) Lady Alice. I adored their interactions together, Alice's "job" to introduce him to all of the single ladies and finally Jonathan's reactions to the perfect person for him being right under his nose.Their chemistry, their funny bantering and their growing attraction all combined with the romantic historical ambiance created an engaging read. My one wish was that it was longer, more developed and that we could have seen more of them finally together - but overall it was a quick fun read and I hope for more in the future!

  • The Window Seat
    2019-03-30 15:31

    In addition to paranormal romances, I do enjoy the occasional medieval romance to satisfy my love of pageantry and chivalry. Sometimes, though, it takes a bit of readjustment in my thinking to really look at medieval romances honestly!Lord Jonathan is a second son who has inherited an earldom due to the deaths of his father and elder brother. The story takes place after the threats of plague ran through England and in addition to losing his father and brother, he has also lost his betrothed. Not that it was a love match at all, it just means that in the last few years, Jonathan has spent time fighting battles on the continent and simply never had gotten around to replacing his betrothed, getting himself a wife, and producing a necessary heir. It was never to be his duty, so it was never a priority. His mother (the Lady Margaret) and the king have had it with his procrastination, though. By decree of the king, Jonathan must find himself a wife within two weeks or the king would pick a wife for him and force him to wed.For the full review, please go to http://www.thewindowseat13.com/2014/0...

  • Cerian
    2019-04-04 15:37

    Originally published at Rookie Romance.This was a fun and engaging quick read that has two very likable main characters find their happy ever after.Alice is such a sweetheart. She's honest and smart, which aren't necessarily the desirable attributes for a wife in this time, but she's perfect for Jonathon.Jonathon is pretty adorable with Alice. He's evaded his Mother's marriage schemes for a while, but she definitely gets the better of him with her latest choice of potential bride in Alice. I also really liked Jonathon's relationship with his Mother. Jonathon is a warrior so he is strong and brave, but he's also got a wicked sense of humour and a gentle spirit.Alice and Jonathon have a really sweet relationship, and they are instantly smitten with each other. Although Alice still tries to put aside those feelings to help him find a bride.Overall, this is a charming and very sweet novella that easily captures your interest and leaves you wanting more. Perfect for a quick romantic read.*I received a review copy from the publisher, for my honest opinion. Thank you!

  • Farrah
    2019-04-04 14:28

    A sweet, lovely, and very enjoyable romance novella, Knight of My Dreams was a wonderful read. I really liked this quick, charming romance.Alice and Johnathon were both great characters. Alice was strong and determined to ensure her own happiness. Johnathon was sweet and absolutely adorable. They were both wonderful.The romance was very sweet. Alice and Johnathon were so perfect together. And, of course, there was some steaminess to go along with all that sweet. I thought they were a lovely couple.The plot went by quickly and I was drawn in the entire way through. I really enjoyed the story and the ending was very sweet.Knight of My Dreams was a fantastic historical romance novella. I really liked this romance and I really enjoyed reading it. Romance lovers, if you was a quick, lovely read, this is the book for you.*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  • Erin Burns
    2019-04-10 11:21

    This was originally release in the anthology A Mother's Way.I am uncertain how I missed this when I was running through all the Lynsay Sands books once I discovered her, but it might be due to the truly atrocious cover on the original anthology.This is a very short story perfect for a lunch time reading, just enough length to give you the story but not so long you couldn't finish it during your lunch and/or breaks. Like most of Lynsay Sand's heroines Lady Alice is intelligent and she is willing to speak her mind. Jonathan is our stubborn and contrary hero. He seems like a nice enough guy, but what really makes this story is his mother. She is so hilarious and endearing, I wouldn't likely want her as MY mother in law, but for this short story she is what pushes the story to hilarity rather than merely amusement.This is a must read!

  • Anna Snow
    2019-04-05 13:41

    I just finished Knight of my dreams by Lynsay Sands, an author I’ve been a fan of for a very long time, and to be honest, I loved every minute of this fun, endearing story.While I’m a lover of full-length novels, this short story hit the spot, as it seems, everything Ms. Sands writes, does.Sir Jonathan Fairley, an exceptional hero, tall, handsome, and brave, if not a bit contrary, meets his match in Lady Alice. I loved Alice, as she was smart, warm, and quick-witted. I couldn’t put this book down and when finished, I wanted to read anything by Ms. Sands that I could get my hands on.This is definitely must read.Fun, romantic, and heartwarming. One of my favorite reads of the year.