Review By Veronica

Love at First Knight is an addictive and fun rom-com with so much charm.

Favourite Quote:

“Teddy Fairfax has bewitched me. For the first time in my life, I don’t care about the consequences, for that smile transports me to a fantasy, a whole new universe, where falling in love with him is as natural as the blood I bleed at the touch of a blade.”

Goodreads Synopsis: 

She’s no damsel in distress, and he’s certainly not wearing shining armour. But one knight can change everything…

Daisy Hastings has always thought she was born in the wrong era. So when she bags a summer job at the Tower of London helping to run their Knight school, it feels like a step in the right direction.

Theodore ‘Teddy’ Fairfax is a loose cannon. A disgraced distant relative of the royal family, he’s tall, dark and now (begrudgingly) helping with the Tower of London’s summer programme – and there’s nowhere he’d like to be less.

When Teddy’s oath to be an obstruction almost gets Daisy fired, she declares war. But as the two cross swords, they start to discover they both need a little rescuing…

And that maybe, just maybe, love can bloom, even on a battlefield…

Megan has once again written a romance that I absolutely adore. This book is chock full of quirky, sweet, and loveable characters, a unique and entertaining story, and a romance that had my heart pitter-pattering a little faster. Love at First Knight is one of those romances you can just sink into and enjoy the ride. The story is light and fluffy and had me laughing more times than I can count. But even though there is this lightness to this story, there is still a surprising amount of depth to the characters and the problems that they are dealing with. The flow of this story is perfect, and I never once found my attention straying from the pages in front of me. In all honesty, I ended up reading this book in one sitting (it was how I spent my Friday night), and I loved every moment of it. 

Daisy and her family are delightful in the best possible way. Daisy suffers from severe social anxiety and has shied away from the world for the past few years. She knows that she is stuck, but she is terrified of leaving her family and her home. Her only way of coping with the world and different social situations is pretending that she is the brave, elfin warrior called Lady Alenthaea. The only place she feels like she can be herself and is truly comfortable is when she is LARPing, a live-action role-playing game. With her family and close friends, Daisy belongs to this LARPing group called The Friskney Fellowship. This group of people is wonderful, and I wish they were a part of my life. They are so quirky, and there is never a dull moment when they are all together LARPing. Daisy’s character is wonderful, and I loved hanging out with her. She is nerdy in the best possible way, and when she lets her geek out, her character shines. I loved her awkwardness because it made her character feel so real. I think anyone who has ever felt shy, socially anxious, or like they don’t fit in will be able to connect with Daisy’s character. Daisy’s growth in this story was wonderful. For most of this book, Daisy sees herself as a failure and believes that she hasn’t done anything meaningful with her life. I loved watching her find the confidence to step out of her comfort zone and figure out what she wanted to do with her life.   

Daisy’s family is perfection. They have this warmth that just pulls you in. Daisy’s family are all a bunch of nerds (I mean this in the best possible way). They embrace their nerdiness with pride and welcome anyone into their circle. I loved watching this family dynamic. There is just so much kindness and love; your heart can’t help but be happy. 

Teddy was an interesting hero. He is a modern-day viscount who doesn’t want anything to do with being royalty. His character had a lot more depth than what I was expecting. I thought I was going to get this spoiled royal who likes to cause trouble. But what I got was this man trying to find a way to live his own life and do what makes him happy.

The romance is a sweet, loath to lovers, closed door love story. I adored the chemistry between Daisy and Teddy. I always devour those sparks and chemistry between two characters who can’t seem to get along. The banter between Daisy and Teddy is sharp and funny, and as their relationship progresses to something more meaningful, their banter becomes sweet and funny. There was just something so right about Teddy and Daisy. Their teasing and antics at work were entertaining and addictive. I enjoyed those quieter moments when they both opened up to each other. This is a clean romance, which means nothing beyond kissing happens in this book. There isn’t any lusty steam between Teddy and Daisy, which fits with the story and Daisy’s character. 

Love at First Knight is a delightful, quirky romance that was hard to put down.

Thank you, Avon Books UK, for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.