Title: Knight of Rapture
Author: Ruth A. Casie
Genre: Time Travel Romance, Historical Fantasy, Medieval
He crossed the centuries to find her…
For months Lord Arik has been trying to find the right combination of runes to create the precise spell to rescue his wife, Rebeka, but the druid knight will soon discover that reaching her four hundred years in the future is only the beginning of his quest. He arrives in the 21st century to find her memory of him erased, his legacy on the brink of destruction, and traces of dark magick at every turn.
A threat has followed…
Bran, the dark druid, is more determined than ever to get his revenge. His evil has spread across the centuries. Arik will lose all. Time is his weapon, and he’s made sure his plan leaves no one dear to Arik, in past or present, safe from the destruction.
But their enemy has overlooked the strongest magick of all…
Professor Rebeka Tyler is dealing with more than just a faulty memory. Ownership of Fayne Manor, her home, has been called into question. Convenient accidents begin happening putting those she cares for in the line of fire. And then there’s the unexpected arrival of a strange man dressed like he belonged in a medieval fair—a man who somehow is always around when needed, and always on her mind. She doesn’t know who to trust. But one thing is certain. Her family line and manor have survived for over eleven centuries. She won’t let them fall, not on her watch… in any century.
Lord Arik is one determined man. After defeating Bran and the Dark Magicks, Arik plans on never letting his beloved Rebeka go. He lets down his guard and relishes being married to Rebeka. Big mistake. Bran has more tricks up his sleeve.
Rebeka is ripped out of Arik’s arms and travels through the portal to the twenty-first century. Rebeka is thrust into her time while Arik is back in the 17th century. Tortured and separated, both work night and day trying to figure out how to be together again.
Arik uses dark magick and is able to come across to the 21st century. But when he arrives, he discovers Bran has taken Rebeka’s memories away. She has no memory of him or their love.
Can his love for her break the spell or will she be lost forever?
I’m a huge fan of time-travel romance and throw in druids, magick plus history, you’ve got one of the best books I’ve read since Jude Deveraux’s A Knight in Shining Armor. I loved the story-telling ability of the author. Her words painted vivid imagery and truthfully, I was under her spell. The plot was complex, as was the characters, while the sub-plots kept me turning the pages. There was plenty of suspense and obstacles Arik and Rebeka have to deal with but the end-result was so satisfying.
What really made this book shine was the historical accuracy and the druid mythology she wove throughout the book. It was so real to me, I had to ask her where she got her druid information. She confided in me that there isn’t a lot of written history of the druids as they were primarily an oral society. The spells and mythology, she told me, she came up with on her own. Incredible!
I loved the couple, Arik and Rebeka, and the way they interacted with one another. Together, they’re stronger and cannot be defeated. It’s only when they’re apart and alone, that dark magicks can grab a foothold.
There are plenty of swoon-worthy moments and I highly recommend this book (and this author), especially to historical romance readers. I can’t wait to read other books by this author!
Arik. While I do love Rebeka, it’s Arik’s unconditional love that won my heart. Imagine for a moment, after doing whatever it took to be with your beloved and then she doesn’t remember you or the love you shared. It was heartbreaking to read but it made my heart swell because that’s true love. I also loved him as he got used to the 21st century. He’s everything a woman wants in a husband and he’s my vote for Book Boyfriend of the Year.
“Sometimes I feel I don’t belong here. It’s a strange but strong feeling.” Her voice was a low whisper. His heart thundered. Did she remember?
My Rating: 5 stars
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USA Today Bestseller Ruth A. Casie writes contemporary and historical fantasy romance for Carina Press, Harlequin and Timeless Scribes Publishing. Formerly from Brooklyn, New York, she lives in New Jersey with her very supportive husband Paul. When not writing you can find Ruth reading, cooking, doing Sudoku, or counted cross-stitch. Ruth and Paul have three grown children and two grandchildren. They all thrive on spending time together. It’s certainly a lively dinner table and they wouldn’t change it for the world. She loves to hear from readers, so drop her a line at Ruth@RuthACasie.com OR visit her on Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/RuthACasie or on Twitter: @RuthACasie. If you’d like to receive her occasional newsletter, please sign up at http://www.RuthACasie.com. For more information about Ruth’s books, please visit http://www.RuthACasie.com.
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N