Dreams of a powerful, black-armored knight resolve into sweet salvation for the captive lady of Brezden Keep—and true love.
“I WILL NOT MAKE A GOOD HUSBAND FOR YOU.”
Such was the warning of Lady Catheryn’s husband-to-be, the powerful warrior who dispatched her dishonorable guardian, unknowingly answering both her prayers and nocturnal visions. And he seemed right. His past was too bleak, his nature too violent. But Baron Gerard also promised to never beat her, to be kind, to care for Brezden Keep and her people, and the spark in his eye was not kindled by bloodlust alone. His strong hands could be gentle and build fires in her. So perhaps the witch and her magic sachet had the right of it. Perhaps Gerard of Reveur was not only a protector but a better husband and a truer love than either of their tortured souls could ever imagine.
Denise lives in Ohio with her husband, son and a slew of 4-legged fur kids. She loves sharing her tales of brave men and strong women with others. When not tapping on the keyboard, she can be found doing one of her favorite hobbies – sleeping, crafting, researching, hiking and, did she mention, sleeping.
I really like splicing genres and Dream Knight is a lovely example of a historical romance with a supernatural twist. The characters are almost Shakespearean in nature with their politics, revenge, personal agendas, families torn apart and a marriage of convenience that turns into so much more. The plot is steady, and right from the start we’re thrown into the action.
I loved the idea of a spell that would make you dream of your true love – I mean, who wouldn’t want to cats that! But to have it go array for Catheryn was really what set the scene for me; for her dream to actually be a nightmare (to be honest, this is probably what would happen to me!)
From a writer’s perspective, it was written third person and skipped about quite a bit. It wasn’t limited around just one character, which, for me, made it a little hard to concentrate on it; so its flow, although steady was hard work for me. I personally prefer reading first person or, if I have to, third person limited to one or two characters. But, in saying this, it didn’t stop my enjoyment of the characters or the plot.
The front cover is beautiful and really captures the ethereal and historical feel of the book. It’s also nice to see both main characters on there.
Overall, I’d give Dream Knight 4 out of 5 stars. A wonderfully written romance with characters you’ll want to dream about, but certainly won’t send you asleep!