A Midsummer Knight’s Kiss by Elisabeth Hobbs

About this book…

A stolen moment…
…to reunite them!

Since her mischief-making childhood with Robbie Danby, Rowenna has curbed her impetuous nature and become a lady. When she meets Robbie again in York he’s close to claiming his knighthood, and their newly awakened affection inspires in Rowenna a decidedly adult impulsiveness! Yet Robbie’s heart appears to belong to another…unless a Midsummer kiss can change everything…?

My review…

I am a huge fan of Elisabeth Hobbs and I’m thrilled that she has written another historical romance around the Danby brothers. I first met Hal and Joanna in The Blacksmiths Wife and then Hal’s brother Roger popped up again in his own story when he met Lucy in Redeeming The Rogue Knight. In A Midsummer Knight’s Kiss we are introduced to Hal and Joanna’s daughter Rowena (the legitimate child of the illegitimate son) and Robbie who is the illegitimate adoptive son of Roger Danby. Sounds confusing? It isn’t but you may want to catch up on the Danby brothers before or even after A Midsummer Knight’s Kiss! But that basically means that Rowena and Robbie are best friends and maybe something else eventually? After their childhood friendship Robbie is now in York trying to claim his knighthood and is in love with another. Can their childhood love for each other develop into an adult relationship or will others come between them?

I loved catching up on this dysfunctional family! I think their previous books have been my favourite of all Elisabeth Hobbs previous books so it really was a pleasure to spend time with them once again. I had a real sense of time and place within this York setting and the sparks between Rowena and Robbie just flew off each page whenever they were together. The relationships between the characters are always based against the background of very realistic time periods and the research done to get everything right is very obvious. I always feel physically transported back in time by the narrative and become completely involved in the dramas of the period. Elisabeth Hobbs writes so beautifully that her characters come to life in front of you and I was so sad when I had to leave them behind on the pages once I closed my copy of A Midsummer Knight’s Kiss.

Highly recommended by me!

Meet the author…

Elisabeth grew up in York, where she spent her teenage years looking for a handsome Roman or Viking to sweep her off her feet.

She achieved her dream of becoming an author after finishing third in Harlequin’s SYTYCW contest 2013 and being offered a two-book contract. When she isn’t writing, she spends her time reading and is a pro at cooking while holding a book!

Elisabeth lives in Cheshire with her husband, two children and two cats with ridiculous names.

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