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Cards of Love: Knight of Wands

(Cards of Love)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  174 Ratings  ·  113 Reviews
A chance for a sweet future, or a recipe for disaster?


My dream was to cook my way to fame and fortune, not run myself ragged keeping my late parents’ quaint restaurant afloat. My sister is useless, I’m chronically short-staffed, and even Gertie, my antiquated oven, hates me.

Then in charges Oliver, like a Golden Knight. He’s hunky, charming, and makes others feel
Published October 3rd 2018
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Oct 05, 2018 rated it did not like it
He chose heroine's crazy sister over her first. That's a DNF for me....

Here's a quote of when he first sees his ex (heroine's sister) after breaking up 12 yrs prior:

"I come to a complete stop when I see Kelsey. She’s still as beautiful as when we were dating. Her tall frame and slender body is like that of a Victoria’s Secret model. Her blue eyes, like the midnight sea, are still and emotionless. Wavy blonde hair cascades smoothly down her back. The man next to her is tall and blond too, but not
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Shari Kay
Oct 06, 2018 marked it as not-for-me
(view spoiler) The quotes stated in the review below actually made me sad for the h...not how I wanna feel while reading a romance.
I wonder where the inspirations for these books come from? Sister's ex ? Sibling double dipping? Sloppy second? Ewwww Just thinking the guy with your sister having sex make me want to puke? Who wants your sister's man? YUCK
And the quotes in this words. What woman would want this man?
Nadine Bookaholic

You can see this and other Reviews I have written along with various cover reveals, excerpts, and giveaways here Nadine's Obsessed with Books if you go to my website after 8:00am EDT on 10/3 I will have my blog post live with a #Giveaway!!

If you have been following my reviews you will know I am a fan of Claudia Burgoa's, her writing has a way of pulling several different emotions out of me whether it's tears or laughter or just a grunt of frustration, she definitely knows how to invoke a respon
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Gahhh!!! I was stupidly excited to be given the chance to read this one early. Claudias writing is just gorgeous and I didn’t want any of it to end.
This series is a collection of over two dozen stories, each one loosely based on a tarot card; and I cannot wait to read EVERY. SINGLE. ONE!!!!!
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cards of Love: Knight of Wands by Claudia Burgoa is part of a multi - author project, a series of love letters and fits right in.
Meet Kaitlynn and Oliver.
Kaitlynn is a chef and owns the family restaurant. The business is failing and she doesn't know what to do.
Oliver grew up with Kaitlynn, worked at the restaurant, till he left for the military and to top it off, he's her sister's ex. After 12 years away he's back. Has some issues and demons and is a bit lost. When he stumbles over Kaitlynn he k
Sep 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Kaitlynn and Oliver have been friends since childhood. Kaitlynn had a crush on him until he started dating Kelsey, her sister. Three years later Kelsey drops him like a hot potato.

Oliver joined the army when he was eighteen and for years he and Kaitlynn wrote letters to each other until they didn’t. Now, twelve years later, with a degree in business, he has returned to their small Georgia town.

Kaitlynn had her dreams, which ended after her parents died and she had to take over the family’s rest
Jenny B
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a read this was! This is the most perfect second chance romance about two childhood friends who lost contact and then reconnected. This book has all the feels, some heat, teared me up, and had me longing for an Ollie in my life.

My only complaint is this was too short.. I didn't want this novella to end
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Knights of Wands is a yummy little novella that is part of a multi author project. Told through flashbacks and present day, we learn the story of Ollie and Kaitlynn. Ollie, dated Kaitlynn’s older sister, Kelsey, until he was deployed. Kaitlynn was Ollie’s best friend and her packages were the bright spot of his days. As the years pass and the letters become fewer, Kaitlynn starts to wonder if she lost her best friend.... I really enjoyed this small town romance and rooted for their HEA.
April Symes
Cards of Love: Knight of Wands by Claudia Burgoa is part of a multi authors project which is about a series of love letters and this novella fits just perfectly in.
This is Kaitlynn and Oliver's love story. Kaitlynn and Oliver have been friends since they were kids. Kaitlynn had a huge crush on him until he started dating her sister,Kelsey. 3 years later ,Kelsey drops him like he had some contaminated disease. Ollie decides to join military and then Kaitlynn goes on to school. They write to each
Paula D
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful, angst friends to lovers romance that keeps you on your toes till the end. Kaitlynn is trying to keep her parents restaurant going after there death with practically no help until Oliver Tanner the one person Kaitlynn hasn’t seen in years is there. Oliver I loved his character he’s sweet, sexy, honest and makes you swoon! Kaitlynn is so strong and loving and beautiful but has her walls up cause everyone she cares about either passed away or just never showed her love. Two people that ...more
Nicole Ortiz
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is part of a multi-author project. This is the first story from this series and I loved it. This was a beautiful friends to lovers story between Kaitlynn and Ollie. The story is told from both characters POV and letters that were written when Ollie was in the military and Kaitlynn was living life. This left me wanting more. Can't wait to read the other authors stories.
I won an ARC and volunteered to leave a review.
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kaitlynn and Oliver were best friends growing up. She had a crush on him, but he ended up dating her older sister. Oliver joined the military at 18 and the two stayed in touch for a while writing letters back and forth. But one day the letters stopped and Oliver didn’t know why. Kaitlynn use to dream of being a chef. But she hadn’t planned on running her parents restaurant. Poor Kaitlynn is in over her head and is so relieved when her old friend Oliver comes back and offers to help her out.

Christine Frieseke-Miller
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It is always really hard for me to give a novella 5 stars just because I always fell like there is so much story left to be told. Ms. Burgoa did an amazing job with Kaitlynn and Ollie's story. This story had so much heart and emotion in it and it moved me to tears. The writing was captivating and real and completely sucked me in. I didn't want their story to end, but when it did, I felt like I had read a complete novel. It was perfectly done and I loved it.
Oct 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet easy read

Easy read without hardly any drama. KitKat was annoying at times, but she got it together. It was sweet to the point and then over.
Tish Cocktails & Fairytales
This book was a real page turner!! Imposible to put down once I started. It was a quick, angsty read with just the right amount of drama and passion.
Melissa Parnell
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely stunning second chance novel. I completely fell in love with Oliver and I did not want to put this book down. It had all the emotions. It had all the steam. It made me smile. It made my heart break. It made me want to throw my kindle.

It had a little of everything. I adore the characters and the storyline. I am always a sucker for second chances and friends to lovers and this was a great combination. I would love to read a full story of these characters. I definitely can't wait to rea
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
“You are my light, my lifeline, my everything.” A man who not only speaks the words but also shows the actions is a man that will blow you away! Oliver is the Knight of Wands! He makes sure to do what it takes to take care of those he loves and he loves no one more than he loves Kaitlynn! Gosh their story is one that just fills your heart and puts a smile on your face!

Though stubborn and strong willed Kaitlynn has always had a soft spot for Oliver and they just make sense but fate has never bee
Teresa Lara
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What and amazing beautiful 2nd chance love story.Very emotional .Ollie and Kit Kats amazing book.Would love more of these 2
Kathleen R.
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it


I'm a fan of Claudia Burgoa's. she has a way of writing her books that just tugs at your heart. When i first read her books, i honestly thought that she was a lgtbq genre author, and wasn't following her religiously as i am now - why? Mostly because that genre was a hit or miss with me. These days, i have to say that i have a huge respect for writers who write in that genre because to take a full fledged m/f reader and make them absolutely love another genre with m/m and f/f themes, is hu
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I definitely loved this story. Before reading this, I'd been having trouble reading anything. But once I started this, I just kept going and going and going. The characters were brilliant, the story was something different and special and the emotions I felt were very real. What is also brilliant is the explanation of the Knight of Wands because it gives you the background of Tarot cards and what this card in particular means. I'm a total book worm for this sort of thing.

Kaitlynn is dealing with
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“Love is in the cards...or letters”

Kaitlynn and Ollie were best friends since childhood. Life pulled them in different directions, but they never lost their connection–until they did. Now, after twelve years away in the military, Ollie’s back in town.

Kaitlynn’s life has taken a major detour from her plans to be a world-renowned chef, and cooking show guru. Her days are spent struggling to save the family restaurant that was the dream her deceased parents put their blood, sweat, and tears into.
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cards of Love: Knights of Wands by Claudia Y. Burgoa was a quick, sweet and a bit angsty read. A second chance of sorts for two people who were truly meant to be together, but timing seemed to keep them apart!

Kaitlyn has always dreamed of having her own cooking show and of Oliver, but both things have been out of reach. She left home to make her dreams come true, but when tragedy strikes, she finds herself back home trying to save her parent’s dream, but is it her dream too? Oliver gave his lif
Caroline F
Loved this little story!

Oliver and Kaitlynn have been best friends since childhood, but Ollie became her sister's boyfriend. When Ollie joined the army, they became penpals. They poured their hearts out to each other.

"As her gaze finds mine, I finally recognize her. Kaitlynn. The world stops when she smiles at me."

Twelve years later, there's been radio silence between them for a number of years. Ollie has retired from the army and is back in town, not really expecting to find Kaitlynn there, to
Victoria Tortelini
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh!! I could not love this couple enough! Claudia made my heart so happy with this couple. They're amazing from start finish.
Oliver took the classic route of not knowing what to do following high school without any money to go to school. He joined the military and made a career of the army for years. But when you leave the army after your entire adult life was spent as a soldier, you don't know where you fit in the world. So he moves back home, and tries to figure it out. But he wasn't
Mary at USAT's HEA
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Interview and recommendation appeared on USA Today’s Happy Ever After on October 3, 2018.

Cards of Love: Knight of Wands is a tender and steamy friends-to-lovers romance that packs a lot of emotion into such a quick, but no less satisfying, read. Oliver and Kaitlynn became good friends through letters while he was in the army, even though he was her sister’s ex-boyfriend. They lost touch but never stopped caring deeply for each other, and now they are back in their hometown and discovering that t
MJ Symmonds
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kaitlynn has been trying to keep it together for so long all on her own. Trying to save the family restaurant after losing her parents, putting her dreams on hold while her sister has decided to dump all the hardships on her. She's tired, run down and frustrated with life in general. All she wants is someone to lean on.

"Our mouths move against each other. It's a soft kiss. The tenderness pieces back together the broken shards of my heart."

Oliver is back from years of serving his country. Not
Maria Angie Mendoza
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sensuous, heartfelt and passionate story that was totally unputdownable.
Kaitlynn and Oliver have been best friends since childhood, but 12 years can do a lot to change a person.
Theirs, is a best friends story with just the right amount of angst, drama and a delicious twist.
Can their friendship survive the traumatic experiences they’ve each experienced?
Can they be more than just friends?
Well written, the story flowed nicely and despite it being a quick novella it felt like a complete story!
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Cards of Love: Knight of Wands is a fantastic and delectable novella written by Claudia Burgoa. I was hooked from start to finish and I couldn't put it down.

Oliver and Kaitlynn grew up together and years later, they are now back in each other's lives. Kaitlynn is the owner of her deceased parent's restaurant and she's struggling to keep the failing business afloat. Oliver has just come home after being enlisted in the military for several years, he's looking for a fresh start and ready to begin
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Claudia is an award winning, international bestselling author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children and manages a chaotic household of three confused dogs, and a wonderful husband who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep t ...more

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“I’m sick of trusting people who let me down.” She hugs herself. “What’s the point of letting someone in when they’ll leave as soon as things get hard?” “Let me in, Kit Kat,” I whisper. “I won’t let you down.” 0 likes
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