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Knight of Rapture by Ruth A. Casie COYER Buddy Read with Sophia @Books of My Heart

Posted on August 25, 2022 by Nadene @ Totally Addicted to Reading in Reviews / 14 Comments

I enjoyed Knight of Ruins, the first book in the Druid Knights series, and was excited to continue Arik and Rebecca’s adventure. History, time travel, romance, magic, mystery and intrigue await you in Knight of Rapture.

 

Knight of Rapture by Ruth A. Casie COYER Buddy Read with Sophia @Books of My HeartTitle: Knight of Rapture
Author(s): Ruth A. Casie
Series: Druid Knights #2
Also in this series: Knight of Runes
Published by Timeless Scribes Publishing on July 26, 2020
Pages: 389
Genre(s): Historical Romance
Source: Author
Format: eBook
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Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Series Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Heat Level: One FlameOne FlameHalf a Flame

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.

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Knight of Rapture, the second book in the Druid Knights series, picks up from where Knight of Ruins ended. In book one, historian, Dr. Rebeka Taylor travelled back in time to the 17th century granting her the chance to reunite with the love of life, Lord Arik. In Knight of Rapture, Rebeka and Arik are happily married, however their blissful life would be interrupted. Arik’s nemesis tricks Rebeka into the last time portal, catapulting her back to the twenty – first century and leaving Arik to mourn her departure. However, he underestimated the power of their love. They both would stop at nothing to find their way back to each other.

The events of book one took readers to the 17th century. Knight of Runes, however, focuses on the present with Arik experiencing life in the modern world. This installment delivered a wonderful blend of fantasy, historical romance, time travel, adventure, intrigue and suspense.

I had fun reconnecting with Rebeka, and Arik and interacting with the characters featured in this installment. Now Rebeka is generally a smart woman. However, a dumb moment resulting in reckless and stupid actions contributed to her memory loss. I understood her need to find her way back to Arik, but she failed to examine the situation from all angles. I loved how Arik handled her memory loss. His patience in this installment was a stark contrast to his actions in the previous book. His patience overrode his desire to transport her back to the past, which was a wise move on his part.

The story ended on a good note, with all threads relating to Arik and Rebecca’s story tying up. However, it left the reader hoping for a second chance for a specific character. Also, it would be nice if to see the others get their own stories as well.

Now, although I enjoyed the story, I struggled with a few things. The first relates to Arik’s ability to adapt to the modern with such ease. Also, the way a particular set of characters in the present world bought into the concept of time travel without question.

Overall, an enjoyable read, which fans of time travel, medieval times, magic and romance will enjoy.

I enjoyed buddy reading Knight of Rapture with Sophia @ Books of My Heart

Story Evaluation
Plot
4
Characters
4.5
World Building
3.5
Writing Style
4
Pacing
3
Cover
4.5
Enjoyment
3
Ending
4
Overall: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

About Ruth A. Casie

RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of historical swashbuckling action-adventures and contemporary romance with enough action to keep you turning pages. Her stories feature strong women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. She lives in New Jersey with her hero, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and vice president at an international bank where she was a product/marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now-writing romance. She hopes her stories become your favorite adventures.

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