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Posted August 2, 2013
One Hot Knight is One Hot Read! There is only so much seduction
One Hot Knight is One Hot Read! There is only so much seduction from a medieval knight this girl can take! And I don't think I would have lasted as long as Regina. ;) The story of a Knight cursed to dogdom for 900 years only be rescued/changed back to man ( even though temporarily ) by a fetching dog groomer, then seduced and by the said knight was happy happy happy reading for me! Now I've only read two Entangled Covet books, and both are 5 Stars - I sense a trend. Christy Gissendaner is a pro at keeping this funny, light and entertaining! With enough depth to keep things grounded One Hot Knight was excellent addition to the lighter side of paranormal romance!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The romance between Yves and Regina was made to be, the two got on famously as girl and dog, there was some shock to Yves changing shape but she took it pretty well, and Yves snaking his way into her life and eventually in to her bed was a joyous journey of seduction and amusing dialog. Of course Maeve the witch who cursed Yves happens to still be alive so she puts some cracks on those happy walls and creates drama to keep things interesting and keeps you wanna keep reading on.
Top three likes: Yves' doggie thoughts were amusing and authentic, Regina's diet woes were cute, Yves' seduction techniques were delightfully medieval!
Top three dislikes: The dog show... why would he do that? Regina keeping the secret, another why? But that is all folks, other than those two I loved this!
Posted July 30, 2013
This was a fun, light paranormal with great moments of humor. J
This was a fun, light paranormal with great moments of humor. Just from the setup alone - a crusader trapped in a dogs body in the 21st century - you hope the story ends up making you laugh. And Im happy to say it did not disappoint.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Yves has been cursed for 900 years by a witch who misunderstood a situation she caught him in. Sadly even though he did not do what she thought she would not believe anyone and remove the curse. He has spent centuries trying to find the one person who can remove it. When Regina finds him in the park and takes him to her shop where she runs an elite dog grooming business, he starts to hope again she might be the one to break the curse. Once Regina finds out what happened to Yves she is determined to help him find a way.
This is definitely more of a light paranormal and it works perfectly that way. The darkest thing in the story is the evil witch and the curse. Watching the two main characters get to know each other and Yves adjust to modern living is fun to watch along with the stories Regina has to invent to not only explain this dog she found and keeps but also this man that starts coming with her everywhere. You really root for them to find a way to break the curse and keep Yves in human form.
This was just an awesome, fun story that I recommend to anyone looking for a light paranormal. I personally am looking forward to whats next from this author.
Posted July 30, 2013
Had me at Stupid Curse...
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One Hot Knight is witty and humorous. It really had me smiling. Some of the turn of events were predictable, but of course, I was caught off guard and didn’t expect anything. Yves, oh my gosh, Yves had me at the first sentence, with “Stupid, curse!” I could completely hear his proper English. Regina is kind and sweet, but watch out for her temper when she really gets mad. The banter between these two is great.
This is the story of a nine hundred-year-old curse and a dog’s/man’s journey to find the one person to help him break the curse. It’s a story of two kindred spirits who magically find each other in this crazy world. I would have given the story a higher rating if it didn’t leave me with unanswered questions that I can’t mention in this review as they could give away the story. I’ll also add that the ending though complete, seemed just a tad bit abrupt. But overall, it was definitely worth my time to read this book.
Source: Publisher in exchanged for an unbiased and honest review.
Posted July 29, 2013
One Hot Knight was a pretty good read. Fast paced, fun, quirky,
One Hot Knight was a pretty good read. Fast paced, fun, quirky, corny at times, it had all the elements I like. I really was able to sit down and just get lost for a little while in this light romantic read. I am totally a crazy dog lover, so I would absolutely be that girl to bring home a massive dog from the park and get the surprise of a lifetime! :) Simply put, One Hot Knight is pure, fun romance with some magical elements thrown in that are enjoyable and straight forward.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 29, 2013
Yves has been trapped as a dog for around 900 years. He made a w
Yves has been trapped as a dog for around 900 years. He made a witch angry over a misunderstanding and was curse to be a dog. All that changes when Regina who loves dogs takes him in and puts a magic collar on him. Now she is faced with a naked very sexy man and Yves is faced with trying to convince her to help him. As they try to figure out how to break the curse permanently things heat up between them. Even if Regina resist wanting Yves. After all she knows men are dogs this one just really was a dog before she knew it was a man underneath.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Yves is from a different time period and has some adjustments to make. He is sexy, charming and really is a knight wanting to protect people. Regina doesn't trust easy and is more comfortable with the canines she loves. You get to see her open up the more she is around Yves. She can be sweet, funny but definitely isn't a morning person. She also has a few sides you would never guess as you read the book you find out more. At first I didn't like her to much but she grew on me as I saw more sides of her. Yves had me from the start.
If you are looking for a lighter paranormal romance book this is the one. It has a great plot and the characters are a lot of fun to get to know. Yves really gives me a few laughs as he figures out more about what this time period is. He knows some from being a dog but clothes still confuse him and I love the dressing room scene with him. I will say this book has a few twist I don;t see coming as they try to fix Yves curse. The author did a great job as I did not expect them. Another great thing Regina doesn't jump right in bed with Yves. So many times now you see females or males in books jump right together the first day they meet. Not these two they actually get to know each other a little first. It does have steamy scenes to enjoy so no worries! I recommend this to all who enjoy light love stories with some steamy scenes, paranormal lovers, or just anybody wanting to read a good book.
Posted July 29, 2013
Normally I stick to the contemporary genre but lately I've been
Normally I stick to the contemporary genre but lately I've been lucky to receive some ARC from Entangled Publishing's different imprints. To be honest, I probably wouldn't have picked this book otherwise. I'm really glad I did. While this book dealt with spells and curses it also had the realistic issues such as getting older, being good enough, and loneliness. If you're like me and you don't generally give a book like this a chance focus on the relationship aspect. I think the author is very talented and she did a good job with the dual POV. While dual POV's is becoming the norm, not everyone can women can write the male perspective and be believable. I think she got it right.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 29, 2013
This was a fun read! The story is a great mix of humor, suspens
This was a fun read! The story is a great mix of humor, suspense, and chemistry. There is a small cast of characters, focusing more on the story of the main characters. While you pretty much know (or at least hope) how it will end, you have no idea how they will get there. There are surprises along the way. I love a book that can keep me guessing!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 28, 2013
booksbysteph says "An Evil Witch Who Doesn't Do Anything Ev
booksbysteph says "An Evil Witch Who Doesn't Do Anything Evil?"Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
No good deed goes unpunished!
* WARNING: SPOILER ALERT *
While the plot of this story is interesting, it left me really disappointed.
If Maeve was such a bad witch that she cursed a man and turned him into a dog, why was the ending so simple? Why was she so nonchalant and even nice when telling Regina that she was actually Maeve? And then why wasn't Regina really upset? Then as quickly as Yves got hit by a car, Regina remembers ancient spells from her previous life. And then, in a few sentences, more answers come, everything was fine and the book just ended.
Until next time, live life one page at a time!
Posted July 28, 2013
***Received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review*** C
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Cursed by a witch over a misunderstanding, Yves Sucat has spent the last nine hundred years wandering the earth...as a Saint Bernard. All he wants is to be human again, but to accomplish that he needs to find a way to permanently break the curse that's kept him trapped him in a dog's body.
Regina, owner of a dog grooming business, stumbles upon the saddest looking Saint Bernard ever. He's hungry, dirty, and in desperate need of a haircut. So she takes him back to her shop, cleans him up, then decides to take him home. Except a quick trip for a walk in the park has her rethinking her plan to take him home and turns her world completely upside down.
I liked Regina's initial resistance to her attraction to Yves. Each time she walked away from his attempts at seducing her only heightened their awareness of and desire for each other, making their first time together that much more enjoyable to read. I also liked the differences in Regina's personality depending on where she was and who she was a with. Amongst her canine friends, she was open, loving, welcoming. But when with her employees (who cared about her very much) or even with Yves, she was aloof, closed off, cautious. It was nice to see such different sides to the heroine.
I wasn't very fond of one of the twists in this story though. **Spolier Alert** That Regina is a reincarnation of an apprentice to the witch who cursed Yves seemed to come from nowhere.**End Spoiler** In the end, the twist made sense but it would've been awesome to have events throughout the book prepare the reader for that particular revelation.
Overall, this was an enjoyable story for me. Ms. Gissendaner has written about an attraction that grows into a love that's strong enough to overcome the unusual--a curse that turned the Hero into a dog and the collar that turns him into a man--to bring Yves and Regina the happy ending they both deserve.
Posted July 27, 2013
I wasn't sure if I was going to like One Hot Knight after I read
I wasn't sure if I was going to like One Hot Knight after I read the blurb.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
A knight cursed to wonder the earth as a dog...hmm? I was wrong I loved the book Yves was swoon worthy and Regina was sweet, carrying and strong. I laughed a lot and loved Christy Gissendaner's writing. I have no complaints about this book it was awesome.
Pick up a copy today and enjoy a great tale.
Posted July 25, 2013
This is a really good paranormal romance with comedy thrown in.
This is a really good paranormal romance with comedy thrown in. This short story introduces us to a loving pet groomer who is looking for love and loyalty, but she’s more comfortable talking to dogs, and a cursed knight who would give anything to be human again. I really liked that it had me laughing out loud quite often, and I am looking forward to see what other stories Christy has written.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Yves has not been in human form for nine hundred years, all because of the witch who changed him into a dog due to a misunderstanding. He has been searching all these years for a way to break the curse with no luck. When he thinks he’ll never find the help he needs a beautiful woman stops to talk to him, and when she takes him with her he wonders if this is his chance to be a man again after all these years.
Regina is on her way back to work when she walks by him in the park and stops to talk to him. The love she has for animals will not let her walk away so she takes the dog to her pet salon and treats him to food and a bath. When she realizes there is nowhere to take him for the nigh she decides to take him home never expecting that her life will be forever changed. On the way home he pulls her into the park where he digs up a collar that he’s buried and barks long enough to get her agreement to put it around his neck. But Regina never expected to see a man standing there when she looked up. This gorgeous, naked man who has the same eyes as the dog, that is no longer there, but she still cannot believe what she’s seeing.
Yves tries to explain what happened to him in hopes she’ll believe him, at least enough of his story that she will agree to help him break the curse. Even though Regina knows she shouldn’t, she doesn’t have the heart to tell him no, so she agrees to help him figure out how to break it and they will try to break it within two weeks. Since Yves is staying with her and she’s buying whatever he needs he decided that the one thing he can do to repay the debt to Regina is by helping her with the duties in the salon. The time they spend together is causing them to really care for one another. If only these feelings were enough to break the curse everything would work out perfectly. Is there anything that will break the curse so they can be together?
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Posted July 25, 2013
3 1/2 stars. This was a cute read--I especially enjoyed seeing t
3 1/2 stars. This was a cute read--I especially enjoyed seeing things from Yves's perspective, especially when he was in dog form. Watching Regina and Yves's feelings for each other develop was very sweet. However, it really felt like so much more could have been done with this story. Many of the parts that should have been big and dramatic felt a bit on the shallow and easy side. Still, it was an enjoyable way to spend a few hours. I'll definitely be interested to see what Ms. Gissendaner writes in the future.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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Posted July 24, 2013
I loved Christy Gissendaner's One Hot Knight. Yves, a crusader f
I loved Christy Gissendaner's One Hot Knight. Yves, a crusader for King Henry, has been a dog for 900 years. All because of that 'stupid curse'. He is rescued by Regina, a sweet and sexy woman. Imagine her surprise when the dog she saved changes into a man. Finally his luck has changed. Maybe. Fate or sorcery may have other ideas. The story is like a breath of fresh air. Yves and Regina have wonderful chemistry. They are soul mates. The romance between them is a mixture of sweet and sultry. The dialogue is sharp and very humorous. The plot takes some unexpected twists that caught me by surprise. This book is a perfect for a hot summer day and will leave you feeling refreshed.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 23, 2013
An ARC was giving for an honest review. I must admit I was a bi
An ARC was giving for an honest review. I must admit I was a bit skeptical when reading the synopsis for the book; however once starting, I was pleasantly surprised. Yves is a 900 year old knight that has been cursed to be a dog by a witch. Regina is the owner of a dog grooming business and happens to find a large St. Bernard (Yves) in the park and decides to take him home. When taking the dog for a walk he leads her to a jeweled collar and when she puts it on him, he turns into one hot naked man. Together can they find a way to lift the curse forever or is Yves destined to return to his dog form forever?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The attraction between Yves and Regina is very hot and the story kept me entertained throughout. I would recommend if you are looking for a short read that has entertaining, sexy and has a surprise or two to keep you turning the pages.
Posted July 22, 2013
This book brings new meaning to the words ¿all men are dogs.¿
This book brings new meaning to the words “all men are dogs.”Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This cute fantasy story has wonderful characters to bewitch you, humor to entertain you, and enough suspense to engage you completely to the end. Yves the Knight of the story is a brave & true night to have survived his curse sane and in relatively good spirits. Regina is a very cool character that handles the knocks that come one right after the other with very little hysteria.
The suspense builds as the two try to find the solution to break the curse. Will they find it in time or will they be thwarted by enemies. Laughs abound as the couple exchange witty banter on their journey and find their selves in some funny situations.
At times, the story seemed to move a little slow and then would unexpectedly pick up speed, and while the ending seemed to solve things, it seemed to be over very suddenly. Overall I found this story to be unique, sweet, and refreshingly cute.
Posted July 22, 2013
Men are dogs right? For Yves Sucat it really was true. 900 yea
Men are dogs right? For Yves Sucat it really was true. 900 years ago as a Crusader he saved a young woman from being savaged by several men and for that he was cursed to be a dog. The young woman he saved was able to give him a partial out from the curse but it has taken this long for him to meet someone that made it work. Regina Patterson owns a pet salon and gets along better with dogs than people. When she comes across the St. Bernard in the park she takes him in and gives him a bath and some food. He shows her to a jeweled collar that when she puts it on him he turns into a tall gorgeous man. Can Yves convince Regina to help him break the curse or will he spend eternity as a dog?Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This story had a cute premise and I really liked Regina. This is a good contemporary fairy tale.
Posted July 22, 2013
ARC: 4.5 Stars After reading the synopsis of story I wasn't so s
ARC: 4.5 Stars After reading the synopsis of story I wasn't so sure it I would like it. I was pleasantly surprised how much I did like it. The writing was good, likely characters from start, chemistry between main characters, plausible experiences, unique storyline. The cover didn't match the story or wasn't too appealing. Author didn't get the secondary characters too much time in book. The build up was good the ending seemed to tidy things up pretty quickly but it was still a good read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 22, 2013
f you like these things and check them off like I did then: Cute
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Cute dogs (check), sweet personalities (check), chivalrous hot man (check), sassy sexy woman (check), witches (check), curses (check)... well then "One Hot Knight" is the book for you!
This story showcases Regina and Yves in a short wonderful paranormal romance story!
Yves is a charming dog who has been cursed for 900 years all because he saved a young girl. A witch thought that he hurt the young woman and cursed him into the life of a dog. He is hoping that one day his curse can get broken and he can become a man once again...
Regina is a kindhearted woman who takes care of animals and finds this lonely dog (aka Yves) in the park and takes him back to her shop. However, despite it all she sees something in him that calls to her and she helps him and talks to him like he is a "real person".
There is magic, lust, attraction and much more with this couple! Their banter with one another was humorous and the kindness Yves shows Regina is very genuine.
Despite that connection the questions arise:can she be the one to save him of the curse and can they possibly have a future or will the curse deny them their feelings before it's all too late??
This book has it all! If you love paranormal romance books this book is definitely for you!
I enjoyed this book and devoured it in all one sitting! I literally couldn't put it down! ;)
* I received and ARC of this book by the publishing company in exchange for an honest review*
Posted July 22, 2013
I read One Hot Knight this weekend and couldn't put it down. Reg
I read One Hot Knight this weekend and couldn't put it down. Regina is just going on with her life as a dog groomer and meets a St Bernard who appears stray. Little does she know it ends up being the man of her dreams caught in an spell! Then to find out she actually knew him 900 years ago.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
If you are looking for a good read this one will keep your attention.