More Than a Stranger: A Sealed With a Kiss Novel

More Than a Stranger: A Sealed With a Kiss Novel

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by Erin Knightley
     
 

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When his family abandoned him at Eton, Benedict Hastings found an unexpected ally in his best friend’s sister. Her letters kept him going—until the day he had to leave everything behind. Years later, Benedict has seen his share of betrayal, but when treachery hits close to home, he turns to his old friend for safe haven….

After five torturous

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When his family abandoned him at Eton, Benedict Hastings found an unexpected ally in his best friend’s sister. Her letters kept him going—until the day he had to leave everything behind. Years later, Benedict has seen his share of betrayal, but when treachery hits close to home, he turns to his old friend for safe haven….

After five torturous years on the marriage circuit, Lady Evelyn Moore is finally free to live her life as she wishes. So when her brother shows up with a dashing stranger, she finds herself torn between her dreams...and newfound desires. Despite his determination to keep Evie at a distance, Benedict cannot deny the attraction that began with a secret correspondence. Yet as they begin to discover one another, the dangers of Benedict’s world find them, threatening their lives, their love, and everything they thought they could never have…

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Knightley debuts with a ham-handed but sweet Regency on an age-old theme. Lady Evelyn Moore is surprised and intrigued when her beloved older brother, Richard, comes home suddenly with a handsome, enigmatic stranger in tow. What Evie doesn’t know is that Mr. James Benedict is actually Richard’s best friend, Benedict Hastings, with whom she had corresponded nearly a decade earlier until he broke her heart with a cruelly worded letter. While Hastings is enchanted with the lively and beautiful Evie, he is wrestling with a dilemma and can’t afford to be distracted. Evie is headstrong and used to getting her own way, a dangerous combination for a man trying to keep his distance from a woman he’s attracted to. Hastings is an excellent hero, charming and refreshingly honest about his feelings. The great reveal and resolution come on abruptly, but the romance is charmingly sweet and tender as Hastings works through years of secrets and sorrow to win his lady. Agent: Deidre Knight, the Knight Agency. (June)
New York Times Bestselling Author Sabrina Jeffries

"This sweet treat of a romance will entrance you with its delicious humor, dollop of suspense, and delectable characters. It'll make your mouth water!"
Lydia Dare

"More Than a Stranger is more than a romance – it’s a witty and engaging love story that had me turning pages well into the night, just so I could find out what would happen next. It’s a truly captivating tale of two headstrong friends who become much more to each other than they could have imagined."
From the Publisher
"This sweet treat of a romance will entrance you with its delicious humor, dollop of suspense, and delectable characters. It'll make your mouth water!" — New York Times Bestselling Author Sabrina Jeffries

"More Than a Stranger is more than a romance – it’s a witty and engaging love story that had me turning pages well into the night, just so I could find out what would happen next. It’s a truly captivating tale of two headstrong friends who become much more to each other than they could have imagined." — Lydia Dare

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451237712
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/05/2012
Series:
A Sealed with a Kiss Novel Series, #1
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
473,775
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Despite being an avid reader and closet writer her whole life, Erin Knightley decided to pursue a sensible career in science. It was only after earning her B.S. and working in the field for years that she realized doing the sensible thing wasn't any fun at all. Following her dreams, Erin left her practical side behind and now spends her days writing. Together with her tall, dark, and handsome husband and their three spoiled mutts, she is living her own Happily Ever After in North Carolina.

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More Than a Stranger: A Sealed With a Kiss Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely enjoyed this new author. Look forward to more.
streetmouse More than 1 year ago
Well done! Loved this debut novel from Erin Knightley. The relationship between the hero and heroine was really relatable and poignant to me. The banter had me laughing out loud. I loved Evie and her family, and I'm excited to see they'll feature in her upcoming second novel as well! GREAT read, can't wait to see more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I took a chance on this new author and I was not disappointed. Completely swept up in the story I sometimes felt like I was Evie...Awesome Job!!! Can't wait to read the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story line was good, but moved to slowly for me. The characters were well define and very real, entertaining. Just moved to slow. Could have been great but fell a little short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was really sweet story, and I am going to get all of her books, this book was so refreshing compared to the recent offerings of the current authors who think that explicit sex sells. Erin Knightley wrote a great story without all the sex scenes. Bravo, Ms. knightley!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why do they let these authors keep selling these books that are so short for so much money? Another author will not buy from again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Super sweet story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed all the sealed with a kiss series. The characters are great and the story very entertaining.
2_PMVH More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It has a great storyline with Evie and Benedict. He is a spy and she is a tomboy and horse crazed. I enjoyed the whole Moore quirky family. Poor Richard having 4 younger sisters. I am a historical romance freak but I like a steamy and hot couple that heat up the pages. This book is what I call a clean romance. I will still read Erin Knightley's books because the storyline is good. I give this book 3 fingers up and 6 toes.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the banter between the main characters, but it would have been better if a love scene had been added. Otherwise, I see this author having many fans in the future if she continues to write such great dialogue.
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BookFanatic132 More than 1 year ago
We start off with Evie and Benedict (then known as Hastings) writing letters back and forth, back and forth... until something forced Hastings to stop all correspondence with Evie. Then he comes back, for reasons unknown to us, and asks his best friend—who just so happens to be Evie’s brother—if he can stay with him for a little while. Richard (Evie’s brother) says yes. Then he bumps into Evie. Panicked, Benedict hides his identity from her, knowing that she would never forgive him for his last letter. And then the story truly begins... I really enjoyed More Than A Stranger. Benedict’s reasons for cutting all ties from his old life—and his reasons for coming back—are hidden even from the reader. This kept me extremely curious as to what happened in Benedict’s life that he had to go to such extreme circumstances. There are hints to his past and his reasons, but they aren’t revealed until the ending is near. Evie, on the other hand, is an open book. We know all about her throughout the book, except for the Benedict’s mysterious last letter. We don’t know what he wrote, nor do we know why. Evie and Benedict are very strong characters, and their meetings always had me laughing or sighing—or both. While Evie could be very stubborn and Benedict could be very pig-headed, they worked together, and you could see it every time they met. I was always rooting for Benedict and Evie, even at the point when everything went wrong. However, I did feel like Evie and Richard overreacted a bit at a certain scene where what Benedict is running away from catches up to him. It was partly Benedict’s fault, but he had very good reasons and some things he couldn’t control. (I, for one, forgave Benedict immediately, but that’s not a surprise. I am, after all, a romantic ;D ) I also really liked the small twist at the end of the book! I was not expecting it and was very happy with the way things worked out. I recommend this book for people who enjoy action (though not a lot of it), passion, and most of all, love.
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Nancy_Lee_Badger More than 1 year ago
In this, her first published book, Erin brings readers a wonderfully romantic, sweet tale and fills it with anxious moments, pride, misconception, and sexual tension that only a kiss will ease. Her characters are well thought out, bold, headstrong, and seemingly destined for heartbreak, with family histories so different, you want to reach out and the hug them all. I enjoy a well-written book that ‘takes me away’ and entangles me in her characters’ lives so easily. I look forward to her next book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
disppointed- was hoping for more-i like the beging n how evie n hastingis started corresponding also evie character how she has a mind of her on her strenght n determination and its sweet how close her family is so close and protective of her -however i guess knightley wanted it to have an unexpected ending but it totally sucked