Friday, March 21, 2014

ARC Review: Her Knight in Shining Armour

Her Knight in Shining Armour by Robyn Rychards
Publsihed: March 1, 2014
Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy to review. In no way did this sway my opinion.


She may not need a knight in shining armour to save her, but that doesn’t mean she’s going to look a gift knight in the visor...

Paisley doesn’t need a knight in shining armour to rescue her from her high-powered, abusive ex-husband. She’s got it covered on her own: she's changed her name, liquidated her assets, and has a plan to disappear in the Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Psychiatrist Sterling James has absolutely no intention of being anyone’s saviour. The only woman he has any time for is his sister. But circumstances change when Sterling finds Paisley in an unexpected and life-threatening situation. Brought in to the drama of her escape, Sterling finds himself invested, and he can't move on until he knows Paisley is going to be safe. 

It should be a simple enough exercise to get Paisley out of the park and into her new life. But nothing is ever as simple as it should be, and Sterling soon discovers that even if her ex-husband buys the set-up, he might not be able to watch Paisley go...

From the summary I gathered that this would be a novel about a woman running from the abusive arms of her ex-husband. Her plans go awry when she was attacked by a bear (yes, a bear) and is saved by the hot, wealthy and utterly sweet Sterling. Their tale goes on following the pair through the wilderness and from her ex. Their romance develops and from there are there are many spoilers and such. 

I thought this book was well written and the characters were well developed but it felt a little… strange. You would think that for someone who was abused for the last ten years of her life she would be a little more skittish and scared yet when she was presented with a guy essentially the same background as her ex she meets him with fire. You know? She stood up for herself and it was…unexpected. Though I knew she would be strong and brave just from reading the summary. 

I love the descriptions in the book. It made the scenery feel real. As for the emotions…not so much. It all felt too rushed. The story felt like everything was being thrown into the scene and not really thought through. I don’t know. I felt like I should be more…satisfied?...with the story than I was. Or maybe I loved the story but didn’t feel like it fit with the situation. Yup. That’s it. She should be for mouse-like. And their feelings for each other developed way too fast. It was like once she thought she could trust him she was head over heels…almost. 

Anyways, the story I liked but the background? Not so much. 

I liked the characters and although Paisley did have her occasional moments of fear she didn’t bug out or anything like you’d expect. She was open and Sterling had his fair share of demons as well. 

In the end, I liked this book (less than what I expected) but it was still worth the read. More than anything, it’s a filler book. do y'all feel about camping? And bears?

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