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Cards of Love: Knight of Swords

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  597 ratings  ·  140 reviews
Sometimes the most beautiful souls are the most broken.


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. 


Published October 30th 2018
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
3.5 Stars

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.
✰ Liz ✰
"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
Beyond 5 Roman and Juliet Stars

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
Jessica Alcazar
#RealTalk: I really had no clue what to expect from this story when I first heard about it. I’m not the greatest at reading blurbs and teasers from #goto authors but at the same time, I knew it would be a short/novella type story, so I figured at best it would be an extended moment in time kind of thing, maybe. What I got was exponentially 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
Autumn Lake
Oct 10, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  (Review from the author)
"Everyone's a little broken, don't you think? Around you I feel whole"

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
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"Everyone's a little broken, don't you think?"

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
Yolanda McGee~Veronica's Reading Vault
Knight of Swords is an excellent novella and prequel to the Lost Kings MC series. Roman and Juliet's story was beautiful and I loved their characters so much. I went through a lot of emotions while reading as their road to an HEA was not an easy one. They met while in high school, their home lives were less than desirable which they bonded over and at the same time, they developed an unbreakable connection and relationship. Their story was quite addictive and with every page, I wanted more and m ...more
Marie Vasquez
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This installment of the Cards of Love series was a wonderful and inspirational story about young love. Roman and Juliet know first hand that life isn’t easy. Yet, they do what they can to make it better and after meeting on Roman’s first day of school they become inseparable.

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
Maria Angie Mendoza
Oct 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Heartfelt, quick Novella with the perfect blend of unique passion and drama this author is famously known for executing perfectly!
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
She's a Lip Biter
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Multiple Reviews Below

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
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

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
Dora Harvey
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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
Nina ~ Meleth Bookaddicted ~
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
This series … I love it so much! So many different authors, different tropes, each story a total standalone. I have discovered more new to me authors through this series than I did otherwise the whole year. Autumn Jones Lake was one of those new discoveries as well. Her contribution is an inspirational story about young love and a prequel to her Lost Kings MC series.

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
Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
This book was a quick easy read. It is about Roman and Juliet who experienced love at first site. They are both orphans and feel unwanted although Juliet does live with her aunt. Her aunt doesn’t pay much attention to her and a Roman gets bounced a lot from foster home to foster home. They both don’t expect much out of life but they hope for something better. They became everything to each other. They were soulmates.


I don’t usually like to read books where it’s insta-love (I’m more of a slow bur
Robyn Corcoran
Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Roman Hawkins 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 desirable characters are pai
Clare Harrison
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A world of chaotic darkness was his life, roses and rainstorms far from his mind.

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
Louise  O
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Knight of Swords had me hooked from the first page, this is a beautiful love story; the journey of Roman and Juliet.

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
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
" Sometimes the most beautiful souls are the most broken. "
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
K.  Ramjohn
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Knight of Swords was my first Autumn Jones Lake novel and I loved it. This insta-love young adult novel had me hooked from page one right until the end. The chemistry between Roman and Juliet was so intense, even at that young age you just knew they were meant to be together. These characters were flawed yet well-developed and their story will evoke a range of emotions from you. Both from a less than desirable background, these two loved each other with a single minded focus and inspite of any u ...more
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is only the second book I have read by this author and it was a really good read. From what I can tell this is a prequel to her Lost Kings MC series and it has left me wanting so much more from these characters and the series in general.

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
Shawna  Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
Night of Swords has to be one of my favorite books that Autumn has ever written. It's such a beautiful, tender and romantic love story of two lost people who found their north star in each other.
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
Athena Stephenson
Beautiful book!

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
Jodi Bird (Ruby Red Romance Review)
5 STAR Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review

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
Sabrina Kish
Nov 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If I could give this more than 5 stars I would! The care and love that these 2 young people have for each other is something rare and wonderful. Roman, *sigh* he would definitely have made my young heart melt. I loved him but not in the way I love Wrath from another one of Autumn's books. I wanted to go back in time and be something this kid could rely on. So very sweet, kind, considerate and protective, everything we all wish our first and only loves could be. This is hands down one of my most ...more
Sep 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This book was so freaking sweet!!! Roman and Juliet were love at first sight! Their love story was beautiful and tragic. I am so glad I read this book after the Lost Kings series because Romans road name at the end of the book. It was like a OMG! This is them! kind of moment! Roman the boy who went through foster home after foster home, Juliet lived with her aunt and her pervert uncle. They were inseparable. Amazing book!
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Knights of swords is a fantastic Prequel to the Lost Kings MC.
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.
Catherine Peel
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I read everything she writes and I’m never disappointed. It was a sweet story of love ❤️ and commitment
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review to come...
Tanisha Sietmann-Franzese
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
And Autumn does it again !!!! Love this story I can’t wait to read more about them In LOKI land ... it was a very emotional read for me hit home hard.
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Autumn is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the popular Lost Kings MC and Hollywood Demons series. Autumn firmly believes that true love stories never end and that is reflected in the stories she tells.

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

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