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Review: No Knight Needed (Ever After #1) by Stephanie Rowe

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Flora Reviews… Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about No Knight Needed by Stephanie Rowe. The first book in her contemporary romance series, Ever After.

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Review: No Knight Needed (Ever After #1) by Stephanie RoweMy Rating:
Title: No Knight Needed by Stephanie Rowe
Series: Ever After #1
on 20 November, 2012
Genres: Fiction, Romance, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy
No. of Pages: 285

New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Rowe delivers another winner when small-town matchmakers decide a billionaire is the perfect man for a sassy single mom who is too busy for love.

When single-mom Clare Gray delivers her famous cupcakes to the general store on her way to work, she meets a sexy, out-of-town businessman who is in need of lodging...and match-making locals decide her available-for-rent spare room is the perfect solution.

After becoming a widowed single mom at eighteen, Clare traded her dreams of love to focus on raising her daughter. The last thing she wants is for a man to invade her life, even if he is deliciously tempting and wonderful with her daughter. But when late-night cupcake baking turns intimate, suddenly her heart is at risk once again.

High-powered executive Griffin Friesé is in town on a personal mission, and he has no time for love. But when he moves into Clare's farmhouse, he soon finds that life doesn't always give you what you want… but it might give you exactly what you need.

Gradually, Clare's smile, her passion for life, and her small-town loyalty awaken something inside him, something that makes him yearn for a life, a love, and a family he's never had.

Can a single mom find the love and family she always wanted with a man afraid to open his heart?

NOTE: No Knight Needed is now published as Unexpectedly Mine part of the Birch Crossing series.

Books in the Birch Crossing series:
Unexpectedly Mine
Accidentally Mine
Unintentionally Mine
Irresistibly Mine


Source: Bought
Formats Available: eBook, Paperback
 
 
Read from November 16 to 21, 2014
What a wonderful contemporary romance story. I usually read paranormal romances but I have to say that this did feel rather magical, it definitely had a spark! I loved it!

 

Stephanie Rowe has a great writing style, I find her books easy to read with a varied cast of characters and a wonderful depth to her main protagonists. 

 
I thought that this love story story progressed at a good speed, the relationship between Clare Gray and Griffin Friese developed at a realistic pace; both with their own concerns, doubts & hopes, with enough trials and twists to keep me guessing whether this tale would be one of  a “Brief Encounter” that changed them both for the better  or “…and they lived happily ever after”.

 

This is “No Knight Needed”  Book 1 in the “Ever After” series but you can read it as a stand alone story.

About Stephanie Rowe

Author - Stephanie Rowe

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Stephanie Rowe is the author of more than forty-five novels, and she’s a four-time nominee for the RITA® award, the highest award in romance fiction. As an award-winning author, Stephanie has been touching readers’ hearts and keeping them spellbound for more than a decade with her contemporary romances, romantic suspense, paranormal romances, and YA contemporary romances.

A life-long reader, she began crafting stories at age ten, but didn’t realize it was her dream until she was an adult.

Once the light dawned, she immediately left behind “work” as the world defines it and went to “work” as she defines it, which means getting up every morning with a smile in her heart so she can spend the day doing that which makes her spirit sing.

Stephanie believes in learning to listen to your heart in order to figure out what your dreams are, and then opening yourself to the inspiration that will direct you there. She believes we all deserve the right to enjoy life, and for the ride to be as easy as we want it to be, and that we all should accept nothing less than making our dreams come true.

Stephanie currently lives in New England, and spends every day doing her best to fill it with people, observations and activities that uplift her soul, which include writing, tennis, dancing, friends, her dogs, and her amazing family.

About Me

I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

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