One Knight Onlyby Michelle Miles
Do-gooder Maggie Chase throws her thesis out the window when she wakes up in the arms of a hot Scottish knight. When she realizes she's somehow ended up back in time, she embraces the persona of Lady Margaret. But she may be in over her head when she discovers she has to keep the sexy knight alive during a jousting tournament in order to get back to her own… See more details below
Do-gooder Maggie Chase throws her thesis out the window when she wakes up in the arms of a hot Scottish knight. When she realizes she's somehow ended up back in time, she embraces the persona of Lady Margaret. But she may be in over her head when she discovers she has to keep the sexy knight alive during a jousting tournament in order to get back to her own time.
Sir Finian "Finn" McCullough is a gambling man and owes a very large debt to an evil earl who's after his family estate. When the beautiful Maggie arrives in his bed, he can't remember tupping her the night before and thinks she's a spy for one of his neighboring clans. He intends to find her kinsman and return her safely but he can't resist her charms, her smart mouth or her sex appeal. Instead he keeps her close, taking her with him to a jousting tournament-one he has to win lest he lose his castle forever.
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I was a little hesitant in reading this one. I had looked up Michelle's books because I knew she was a friend to Misty Evans. I noticed that Michelle wrote erotic romance books and Ellora's Cave was a big publisher of erotic romance, so I wasn't interested at first, thinking this might an erotic romance. Well, after interacting with Michelle a little on twitter I decided to give this one a try. I am so glad I gave this book a shot, as it is not an erotic romance (sorry for those that like erotic romance and were hoping this one was). This book starts out in the present day (21st century) with Maggie who was then taken back to Medieval times. She wakes up in castle of a Knight - Sir Finian (Finn for most of the story). A Faery princess, Elyne had cursed Finn for killing Elyne's betrothed, Sir Derron, even though Finn denied it. The curse says that Finn will live between the human and Otherworld until a human of pure heart comes to break the curse. Maggie is that human. From this point, the story takes off and is hard to put down. Maggie knows that the Faery princess brought her back in time to change events, but Elyne doesn't tell Maggie exactly what those events are and how Maggie is supposed to change them. She only knows it has to do with Finn. Finn knows nothing about this because it is the Medieval times Finn in the story - not the future Finn. He thinks Maggie is merely a spy. It is quite the adventure to follow. Finn is a strong knight who likes to gamble and joust. He lost his family's estate to Lord Litonshire in the gambling tents and is also accused of attacking Lady Juliet, so Lord Litonshire has quite the beef with Finn. Finn must win the current jousting tournament or he loses everything. He takes Maggie with him to the jousting tournament because he wants to keep her close since he isn't sure who she is yet. I just loved Maggie, who decided to introduce herself as Lady Margaret throughout the story. She was such a woman of the 21st Century - not letting anything stop her if she saw someone that needed to be helped. Maggie meddled in others affairs to make things right even if it wasn't acceptable for a lady to do so in the Middle Ages. I loved how Maggie helped Lady Juliet when she was being held against her will and mistreated by her brother Lord Litonshire (Lord Vile to Maggie). I also enjoyed watching Maggie meddle in the lives of Elyne and Sir Derron. Finn constantly told Maggie to stay out of trouble, but she just kept finding it. Michelle wrote the romance between Finn and Maggie so well. It was a slow build and very appropriate for the story and the characters. The intimate scenes were very clean and left more to the imagination than anything, which I thought was perfect for the story. One Knight Only has suspense, romance, friendship, magic, jousting, betrayal, kidnapping and lots of Knights in shining armor. I highly recommend you give this series a try. I can't wait to read Derron and Elyne's story next!
Excellent read. Couldn't put it down. Waiting for the next great one.
The author did a wonderful job of pulling me into her book. There is some "blushing", romance and action, but a perfect blend of it all. I'll be reading it again soon.
Michelle Miles writes romance novels and this one has a great twist - sending the reader back in time. I stayed with this story and even thought about it when I wasn't reading it, a sign of a good book. I'll definitely be picking up Michelle miles again.
When the request for this book came in my inbox and I read medieval knight and time travel, I decided this book is right up my alley. The book was a relatively fast read, yet I’ve been sitting on the review for several weeks just unsure of how to put my thought down on “paper”. Let me give you a little more background on the book… sticking with the first chapter, so I’m not really giving much away as you’d get all this backstory in the first 20 pages. Maggie is off to Scotland, against her family’s wishes, to research a 14th century knight and his unusual death. She out in the middle of nowhere when a storm hits, her rental car dies and she’s stranded. She takes her chances of finding shelter and sets out on foot and stumbles across a castle and decides to bed down for the knight. But unknown to her the castle is cursed and her adventure is just beginning. The castle belongs to Finn, a medieval knight who was cursed by a fae princess to “live in solitude until someone with a noble heart comes to right his wrongs”. It seems Maggie is her person with the noble heart, but she can’t help the ghost Finn, so the fae sends her back in time before Finn is cursed. But of course, Maggie nor Finn have a clue what is going on. So, the story is about Maggie trying to stop Finn from doing the deed that causes the curse. I actually liked Maggie and Finn… and even the basic plot behind Maggie’s time traveling. Maggie was spunky and Finn is your typical highlander who falls hard when he meets the right woman. It was fun to watch them interact… Maggie torn between love and wanting to return home. And Finn trying to remain honorable while facing adversity. But I didn’t particularly enjoy the fae presence or those fae secondary characters. You know, I’ll be honest. It was very reminiscent of Karen Marie Moning’s Highlander books. A fae tampering with humans, manipulating them through time and just plain interfering in their lives. But unfortunately this tale wasn’t as strong or complicated as a Moning novel. One Knight Only isn’t a bad book, it just lacked the depth I was hoping for. Review by Jen. Book Provided by Publisher. Review Originally Posted @ Romancing the Book.
Had high hopes, but found myself waiting for the book to get better. Never happened.