Thursday, January 6, 2011

Alicia Dean, A Knight Before Christmas (The Three Kings, Book 2)

Title: A Knight Before Christmas (The Three Kings, Book 2)

Author: Alicia Dean

Rating: Five Siren Stones

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Keywords: Champagne Rose, Spicy, Violence, Christmas

Page Count: 288

ISBN E-Book: 1-60154-855-9

Price: $6.50

ISBN For Print: 978-1601548559

Price: 13.99

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press


Reviewer: Cia


The last thing Heath King wants is to return to Kansas City for the holidays. Being in his home town holds too many bad memories, and now there are new bad memories in the making, among them a sister he never knew about--proof that his father was unfaithful. But the most difficult thing he’ll face is running into Nicolette, his best friend’s widow—the woman he’s loved since the day he met her.

Before Nicolette Morgan has time to fully grieve over her husband’s death, a blackmailer enters the picture, demanding she pay him or he’ll ruin the lives of everyone she loves. Nicolette sees no way out until she unexpectedly encounters Heath King. When she turns to him for help, old feelings are rekindled and she realizes she never stopped wanting him.

As Christmas approaches, Heath must find a way to stop the blackmailer...but can he also rescue the love he lost fifteen years ago?


Heath and Nicolette’s story hit close to home. There are many relationships that have failed because of public perception. Where one important person dies and the others left to pick up the pieces are shunned when it developed into love, the people wondering all along if the new couple weren’t so new at all.

The police made me mad when they hinted at impropriety between Nicolette and Heath not only currently but in the past while she was still a married woman. Knowing Heath loved her years ago, I wanted to slug him for never going after her. He came to her aide, a knight to her distress and began to unravel the case faster than the cops could.

I only hoped when all was said and done they could be the couple they should’ve been fifteen years ago. This is a story of finding love again, healing from the past, and a widow coming to terms with not knowing who her husband was.

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