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Embracing the Knight

(Touched by Fire #1)

3.66  ·  Rating details ·  256 ratings  ·  23 reviews
Miss Claire Ashford knows exactly what she wants out of life to marry for love. When she finds herself alone in the woods with none other than notorious rake Ian Michael Caldwell, Viscount Knightly, her chances of a proper match are ruined. He is willing to sacrifice himself for the sake of her reputation, but she is determined not to marry anyone out of obligation.

ebook, 215 pages
Published October 12th 2016 by Soul Mate Publishing
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Feb 20, 2018 rated it did not like it
dnf at 15%

What a farago. I got up to chapter 3 before I couldn't take any more of this nonsense.

A woman 'diving' into a stream?? Give me a break. A stream, by its very nature, is small - you can paddle in it usually, or lie down in it at a pinch though the bottom is quite often rocky, but no way you can 'dive' into it even when it is flooded and then there is NO WAY ON EARTH you should be even trying to step into it.

But there, she is, naked ( of course) having stripped off before 'she dove
Holly Bargo
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was ok
DNF - I just couldn't finish it

Assumptions, jumps to conclusions, incorrect tenses, and malapropisms combine to create a books that could be good, but isn't. And I couldn't get further than 28%. This story needs a good editor for more than mere copy editing. The plot and character development need help, too. Also, are there poisonous snakes in England?
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Right off the bat, the prologue gives superb context for the story and created a desire in the reader to see each of the group of boys do well in their lives. "Touched by Fire" makes sense in a very literal way, as each of the boys was affected by the fire the experienced. But also in a more subtle way, in that this experience was hellish for them all, and once you've been touched by hell, you're never quite the same. Each of the boys was affected in a different manner, in a different part of ...more
Nov 25, 2016 rated it did not like it
It was hard to finish this book. It was not coherent nor was it fluid. I felt like it was jumping all over the place. So were the two main characters. There was too much push and pull between them. While resistance and some conflict are always expected, there were too many instances in the story that I wanted to whack them upside the head and tell them to make up their minds. Maybe the story would have been better if it was shorter as that kind of conflict can only be used for so long in one ...more
Mar 08, 2018 rated it liked it
This was not my first book of the series .I had first come across Enslaving the Day and had loved it immensely .I was eager to learn about how Claire and Ian came about to be together. It was not bad but it was nothing compared to the 2nd book and with my pretty lofty expectations I was sorely dissapointed. There is this misunderstanding trope which keeps gong on and on and on until the end nearly. Both the H and h frustated me beyond belief and I cant believe I completed this .Some who have ...more
Deb Diem
Feb 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Embracing the Knight by Jenn Langston is a well-written historical romance. Ms. Langston has filled this story with fantastic characters. Ian and Claire are robbed by highwaymen and turned out of their carriage. The love each other but neither is aware of the other's feelings. There is plenty of drama, action, sizzle and bits of humor in this story to keep readers engaged. There was a point in the story where I wanted to roll my eyes and tell the characters to grow a backbone and tell the other ...more
Mar 15, 2018 rated it did not like it
Extremely frustrating. JUST TELL HER YOU LOVE HER ALREADY. This whole thing could have been wrapped up in half the time, at least.

I really want to know what happens in the next book with Gordon and Annalise but I dont know if I can put myself through the pain of it. If theres a constant push and pull the ENTIRE BOOK like this one, Ill lose my mind.
Maria Contreras
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing

This is a very good story, I love the fact you put a little of everything in your story, I will definitely keep reading your books, I also recommend this book to everyone who likes romance and just enough sex and a little mystery in a story, thank you for your story, I throughly enjoyed it
Cyrene Olson
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book and loved the sheer escape into Claire and The Viscount relationship. I read the sneak peak of book 2 and am already hooked. Reviewed by Jennifer

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Lana Birky
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book & the characters were great. The lack of communication drove me crazy at times but the book would not have worked if they did communicate! I highly recommend this read & am looking forward to the next book in the series.
Feb 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
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AUDIOBOOK: Listened February 24
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Narrators: Charlotte Cole & Wiil M Watt(first time narrators)
Though it started with a bang after 3 hrs in I just couldn't get into action and just some talk about reputations.
Mary Stockwell
Dec 02, 2017 rated it liked it

This book is an average story. It became too mundane and repetitive with Claire leading Ian on and then turning him down. It should be shorter which would make it a better read.
Tom Prejsner
Mar 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Romance novels

Thank you for these wonderful romance series. Please keep writing more of these wonderful books. Thank you very much for these books.
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I listened to the audiobook of this and it was fabulous!! The narrators were amazing, English accents and all!
3.5 it dragged on after %60
Brenda  Whitehill
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great read.

This is a great book. I enjoyed the historical aspect of the era. It was a fast read. I will be reading more in the future.
Feb 20, 2020 rated it did not like it
The titles a bit of but that could be forgiven if the book wasnt about teenage lust. 👎 ...more
JR Maxwell
Mar 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was literally everything I look for in this genre. Hearts in my eyes.
Oct 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
I usually love Jenn Langston but this book just seemed really rushed and half hearted. I didn't believe the love between the hero and heroine, it just didn't seem to appear. As for the complete disregard for behaviour during the mourning period, it was just not at all consistent with this era. All in all, a complete dissapointment.
Kathy Tozzi
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Embracing the Knight
Jenn Langston

This is the story of 3 childhood friends, Ian Caldwell, Marcus Hera and Gordon Ashford (Ian's best friend). The three of them were together in fun times as well as not so fun. An accident in their youth left the three of them scarred for life.
Now fast forward a few years, Ian now called Lord Knightly reconnects with Claire Ashford. Ian had had feelings for Claire as children but never thought to act on any of his feelings because of his best friend, her brother.
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Jenn Langston is a writer and a lover of historical romances. She developed her love of reading romance novels at a very young age. What began as the simple joy of reading developed into a passion to write.
She lives in the beloved state of Texas where she was born and raised. With her husband, three beautiful children, and three cats, she has a full house. There is never a dull moment, but always

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