Never Kneel to a Knight

Never Kneel to a Knight

by Regina Scott

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Never Kneel to a Knight 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
eLynda 24 days ago
Since high school, the Regency era has intrigued me. After seeing an adaptation of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, I read all of her books. This continued in college and I was astounded to learn of all the various rules that people of the time were expected to know and follow, some of them quite ridiculous while others point to a time where civility was important, at least on the surface. One of the reasons I love Regina Scott’s Regency novels is that she always keeps true to the period and I am entertained even as I learn more about a time I love. As Charlotte is a guide of sorts to Matthew and his sisters, the etiquette of the time is front and center. Rank, procedure, expectations, and the ever-present rules are all highlighted, but I absolutely loved how the characters also understand that sometimes these rigid structures are unhelpful hindrances to a life of meaning and love. It isn’t just the strictures of society that make up the historical details that enrich this particular novel. Different terms are used and explained in context; the teaching aspect of Charlotte’s position allows for greater clarity without it coming across as a history lesson for the reader, but the details were fascinating for me and I thoroughly enjoyed this aspect. Matthew is a truly wonderful hero, admirable in many ways, but perhaps never more so than the scenes where he cares for and tenderly protects his loved ones. While not a perfect man, he remains realistic and sympathetic, and it ensured that I rooted for his happy ending. Romantic and entertaining, this latest installment in the Fortune’s Bride series does not disappoint. Fans of the Regency era will find it highly enjoyable, but those who like romantic historical fiction in general will find much to appreciate as well. I highly recommend it and eagerly await the next book. I received a review copy of this book from the author but was under no obligation to post a positive review. The opinions expressed are both honest and my own.
wfnren 4 months ago
GREAT STORY! GREAT SERIES! Regina has done such a great job with this book, this series. Once you start reading you find yourself reading faster and not wanting to put the book down. I can highly recommend this book/series as I normally don't read a lot of Regency books but these have been great. I was given a copy of this e-book for an honest opinion and I have given that.
Heidi_Reads 5 months ago
I love stories with a "Beauty and the Beast" theme going on! The previous book in the series hinted at Charlotte and Matthew's regard for each other, so I was eagerly anticipating their story, and it did not disappoint. At the beginning of the story they are trying to avoid each other because they know their feelings could not lead to anything. Charlotte is so lovely with his sisters as a mentor and friend, and it was fun to see the different personalities of the girls. Matthew and Charlotte naturally warm up to each other despite their misgivings, and become a team as they work together to face a variety of obstacles and struggles. They have great chemistry and there are a few different plot threads that made the story dynamic and well-paced. Loved this escape into Regency England once again! (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)
Phyllis_H 6 months ago
A knighted boxer with the heart of a prince Somehow, in all the movies I've seen and the books I've read, I've always assumed that to be knighted was not only a great honor, it was also a big deal in general. I've never before considered the implications of going from a more "common" background to being elevated into a society that snubs those deemed "unworthy". . . These are exactly the circumstances Matthew, aka the Beast of Birmingham, finds himself in. You may remember him from Never Vie for a Viscount, which released last December. Matthew descends from a tradesman who didn't even have the distinction of owning a factory or a mill - he simply worked there. So when he is on the verge of being knighted for saving the Prince Regent's life, he needs help. His sisters do as well. There are so many things they need to learn to be accepted into their new world. I really liked the way the author brought out the challenges this life change would have caused this family and had me considering what it really would be like. Matthew may have a ""common"" background, but he has the heart of a prince. The thoughtfulness he shows his sisters is as sweet as is the way they trust him implicitly. And of course, the youngest, Petunia, has him wrapped around her little finger. While there is not as much intrigue or mystery in this as in previous books of the series, it is still a pleasurable read for those who enjoy historical, Regency romances. The confrontation with the Sorrels is narrated in great detail. The author's description of the events of that terrible night contained in such great detail I felt like I was watching a movie. And yet despite the bullets, knives, and other weapons, it was not overly violent or bloody. I loved learning more about the ice trade and the ways and places the ice was transported. Having read enough period novels to know that the English had ice in the summer, I always wondered how they got it. I was surprised to learn some of the other places the ice traveled. This is a must-read book and is already on my list of candidates for Best of 2019! Read with a Preview at AmongTheReads.net I was given a copy of this book. I was not required to give a favorable review nor was any money received for this review. All comments and opinions are my own.
BrittanyMc 6 months ago
Never Kneel to a Knight was a delightful story! I enjoyed seeing Charlotte help Matthew and his sisters learn to navigate society. This story could possibly be enjoyed as a stand alone, however, reading the book directly before this novel, Never Vie for a Viscount, would be helpful as Charlotte and Matthew do appear quite frequently in it. This series also has romance that slowly builds throughout each book and centers around Miss Thorn, the owner of the employment agency. Charlotte was wonderful with Matthew’s sisters. She was the best blend of understanding listener, observer, and instructor. My favorite scenes were definitely between Charlotte and Matthew. Their interest in each other had been building for so long and seemed hopeless before Matthew’s unexpected elevation in society. What a fun sneak peek in the back of the book, too! I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book in the series! I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.