Cards of Love: Knight of Swords
From the minute I met her, I wanted to offer my protection.
I wanted her to be mine but didn’t have anything of value to offer. Just my jaded heart, broken soul, and undying love.
I gave up my pride, my hostility, and my heart to make her happy.
I really enjoyed this for what it was - a novella. But, being a huge fan of Autumn Jones Lake and knowing what she's capable of when giving a full length story (some of which span multiple books) I couldn't help but feel a little short-changed here.
I did enjoy the story and the characters, but what can I say...I'm greedy.
"You're already the center of my world."
Cards of Love: Knight of Swords is a sweet and tender romance novella that encompasses the full spectrum of emotions. It is an EPIC story of two young lovers who find the strength to overcome the darkness and find long-lasting love together. Roman has spent his entire seventeen years of life bouncing from foster home to foster home. He is no stranger to abandonment, abuse, and neglect. Just a few months shy of turning eighteen, he is moved to a final g ...more
I thought I would love this book - partly because Ms Jones Lake has yet to write something that I haven't devoured every page of and partly because the synopsis had me from the first line:
Sometimes the most beautiful souls are the most broken
Roman is seventeen years old and has been in the foster care system since he was seven. He has been moved from pillar to post and has learnt the hard way how to keep himself protected and safe in a cruel and tough world. Start ...more
Fifty chapters, and they flew by. I love Autumn Jones lake's MC series and couldn't wait to see what she had written for the cards of love collection and Ile be honest with it being a collection of books by different authors I expected something like a sample of her writing, a novella type read like you get in anthologies.
What I got was an absolutely breathtaking journey of young love with hopes and dreams.
Roman and Juliet a ...more
I agree that everyone is a little broken, but these two were more than a little broken. They'd been chewed up and spit out before they were even adults. Life had kicked them hard and they were just trying to survive. Their expectations were very low until they found each other. And once they did, they were afraid to hope for more... but they did.
I confess, I wasn't expecting much from this story with it being part of a multi-author project. I ...more
THESE.TWO.KIDS. *infinite hearts, I say*
Okay, so if you’re an Autumn fan and keep up with her LOKI series then you might have already spied these tw ...more
An instant connection and close friendship slowly builds into something much more stronger and no matter what happens to try to keep them apart, they always find their way back to each other.
Roman could have turned out so ...more
The story of Roman and Juliett is a young lovers “instalove” romance. Both grew up under terrible circumstances so they were pretty sure what they wanted and when.
The story unfolds nicely and it served as a prequel to the Lost Kings MC series. Background information is offered regarding certain characters, so that if you’re familiar with the series you gain more insi ...more
Roman and Juliet met when they were about seventeen in high school. Both having had traumatic childhoods they bonded straight away, but it was more than that simple thing that tied them, a lot more.
As a prequel to the Lost Kings MC it explains some of the basic background well. As far as Roman and Juliet go it makes you fall in love with them both, they are both such genuinely lovely characters. Pip is worth a mention too, such a sweetheart. Likewise the less desirabl ...more
This was so different to what I use to reading from Autumn but she proved what a talented author she truly is. This book was beautiful written. Showing how 2 young people from similar backgrounds overcome obstacles in the face of true love. Awesome read
This story was fascinating, intriguing, and engaging with lots of passion that is off-the-chart hot! This story held my attention, was entertaining and humorous at times, but it will keep you glued to the pages of this captivating story. This is the first time I read a book by Autumn Jones Lake, but I assure you, it will not be the last. Juliet Hayworth lives with her aunt and uncle after her parents died. Roman Hawkins is tall, handsome ...more
Roman and Juliet have not been dealt an easy life. Yet they are making the best of it, especially Roman turning out to be a much mo ...more
I don’t usually like to read books where it’s insta-love (I’m more of a slow bur ...more
As a prequel to the Lost Kings MC it explains some of the basic background well. As far as Roman and Juliet go it makes you fall in love with them both, they are both such genuinely lovely characters. Pip is worth a mention too, such a sweetheart. Likewise the less desirable characters are pai ...more
Another new school, a locker assignment and lightning bolts made all the difference and his fate was sealed.
Hearts full of loss, hurt and a need to be wanted.
Instant attraction, mirrored feelings and a strong desire to protect and defend.
Life is a battle, a dance around danger, can this ever change?
A sad yet beautiful read. I couldn't put this down as my heart filled with thoughts of Roman and Juliet.
Daisies in th ...more
Roman has bounced from different foster families and group homes his whole life, when he meets Juliet he knows that he has found his forever home with her. Juliet has lived with her Aunt and Uncle since her mother passed away, feeling trapped under their roof she spends as much time with Roman as possible. Together they have a plan for their future and with some help they make thei ...more
Cards of Love is a multi author project, organized by Willow Winters. Knight of Swords by Autumn Jones Lake is a standalone, set in her Lost Kings MC Series. Every book in this project can be read in every order.
Meet Roman Hawkins, he's an outsider from the wrong side of the tracks and what he wants is age out of the system and be on his own. He lies low to avoid trouble, but when he mmets Juliet on his first day of school, everything is ...more
Roman and Juliet were both from a background that was less that desirable but they coped with their lots and helped each other, causing in my opinion an unbreakable bond. And as this book unfolds you find out the characters you can trust and whom are a littl ...more
I fell in love with both Juliet and Roman. Their stories were so heartbreaking but together they where magic. Two souls lost and unwanted in the world finally found the love and the acceptance they have longed for.
Juliet and Roman were surrounded with so much abuse and darkness, but their love and frie ...more
Oh I loved Roman and Juliet’s story! We got a peek at them in After Burn and they had me intrigued. Getting to read about how they came to be together and friends with the Club was both thrilling and heartbreaking. They had such hard lives but were able to find each other in the midst of it all. They were both such good people who got dealt a crappy hand in life but were able to retain their kind and loving souls and move forward positively in life. This was such a beautiful and e ...more
I loved every minute to this sweet, sexy, instalove story. This might be one of my favorite Cards Of Love books. Roman and Juliet are no strangers to a hard life. These two started out as amazing friends. It was great to watch that romance transition to so much more.
I've had the privilege to read a few books by Autumn Jones Lake. I love the Lost Kings MC books. It was great to see some of the back story. I would highly recommend reading this book ...more
This is outstanding! Roman and Juliet are wonderful characters with a story that is raw and will have your heart exploding. Meeting as teenagers these two both have very difficult lives. Her being raised by a aunt and uncle who don’t want her and him being raised in the foster system. Together they find what is really like to be loved. I really enjoyed this quick read so much that I am dying for more of these two. Absolutely fantastic!
I loved Roman and Julliet's story, this quick easy novella, was able to touch my heart.
Roman and Julliet both met in high school, both endured traumatic childhoods, that along with fate lead to their bonding.
Their story is truly beautiful, watching two broken souls transforming is just beautiful.
Her past lives include baking cookies, slinging shoes, and practicing law.
She was born and raised in upstate New York, where most of her books are set. Autumn still enjoy ...more