Review: A Dark & Stormy Knight by Suzie Quint

17558568A Dark & Stormy Knight
(McKnight Romance, #3)
By: Suzie Quint
Publisher: Self-Published
Published: March 24, 2014
Genre: Contemp. Romance
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Georgia McKnight would do anything for her daughter Eden, but the one thing she’s failed to do is to provide her daughter with a model of a good marriage. To remedy that, she’s set her sights on converting her friendship with Daniel, the divorced father of Eden’s best friend, into a romance. Unfortunately, she has to leave Dallas for the summer to help her parents in Hero Creek, where her ex-husband waits, scheming to win her back.

Sol McKnight has three passions in his life: riding bulls, his daughter, and the woman he married right out of high school. He’s pulled some underhanded tricks over the years in order to keep his ex-wife single. He doesn’t regret a single one of them because, well, they worked. But now, she’s come home and he has a chance to win her back for good. If he’s smart about it, maybe he can make her see that she belongs with him.

 

1thoughtsThis is one of those second chance romances, only with cowboys. Georgia up and left her husband eight years ago because she was afraid of his rodeo career. Afraid he’d get hurt, afraid he’d be killed, and afraid he’d run off with a “buckle bunny”. So instead of talking about her worries to her new husband, she took off. Now, eight years later she’s back in town taking care of her parents while their daughter spends the summer with her father on his family’s ranch.

Georgia was a pretty stubborn person throughout the book. You can tell she still has feelings for Sol, but she fights them tooth and nail until the bitter end. Her resistance to accept her feelings was a little tiresome after a while. I felt like, considering the history between the two of them, and the fact that they have a daughter together, why fight against your feelings when you know the other person is head over heels in love with you?

However, I enjoyed reading about the two coexisting with each other for the sake of their daughter. After a while they started to soften up around each other and you started to see that old spark come back between them. I honestly don’t know how Georgia didn’t just melt the second that Sol interacted with their daughter. He had such tender moments with her, especially after the whole horse incident.

My one and only complaint was the mustache. I know it seems trivial but when the author kept constantly bringing up the “Tom Selleck” mustache with things like…

“He licked his lips then rolled his lower lip up over the edge of his mustache as he peered into the empty glass.”
“She brushed the corner of his mustache with her fingertips. It was soft under her touch. Had she ever told him how sexy she thought Tom Selleck was?”
“She leaned into him and nibbled on his mustache near the corner of his mouth.”

Sorry but mustaches are creepy and remind me of the famous sketch of the Unabomber. There’s just nothing sexy about snot catchers, and the constant reminder that the “sexy cowboy” had one, really threw me off and all I could see in my minds eye was a mustache. A big hairy mustache.

Aside from my issues with that particular form of facial hair, all was well with the book. I enjoyed Sol and Georgia’s story about their second chance at love.

 

1favequote“Without passion, you’ll never get through life’s rough spots.”

 
Previous reviews from A McKnight Romance
All’s Fair
Knight of Hearts

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2 Thoughts on “Review: A Dark & Stormy Knight by Suzie Quint

  1. Your comments about his mustache made me laugh! It’s funny because my husband has a mustache and goatee, and I love it on him, but I still kind of agree that when a mustache is described it sounds creepy not sexy. How does that make any sense? My husband actually shaved his beard once a couple of years ago and I was completely traumatized. I was desperate for him to grow it back!! 🙂

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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