Review: Her Knight to Remember by Jill Shalvis

Review: Her Knight to Remember by Jill ShalvisHer Knight to Remember by Jill Shalvis
Published by Harlequin on March 27, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: Ebook
Source: Library

Reread another fan-favorite royal romance from Jill Shalvis!

Some people have no gratitude! When Princess Andrea Brunner saves Kyle Moore from a bad guy, she expects a little appreciation. Instead, the arrogant man insists that he saved her! Impossible! Annie has always been the rescuer. Nothing to do except ignore the gorgeous but misguided cop. Too bad he doesn’t see when he’s being given the cold shoulder. In fact, he seems intent on making himself unforgettable….

Originally published in 2002

After just adoring Jill Shalvis’s Serving up Trouble, I was craving more Shalvis. When I read about Her Knight to Remember, it seemed right up my alley. While Her Knight to Remember was okay, and did have some quintessential Jill Shalvis moments, I just didn’t love this one.

In Her Knight to Remember, Princess Andrea (Annie) Brunner is visiting the states to attend a friend’s wedding. Kyle is a cop, and his job is wearing him out. While she’s trying on her bridesmaid dress, the wedding shop is suddenly under attack. Kyle is at the wedding shop, too, to get fitted for a tux because he is the best man in his brother’s wedding. While they are stuck in the wedding shop, they sort of get to know each other. And when the drama of the attack is over, they still have a few days together for the wedding. And of course, they fall for each other.

So, honestly, what I really struggled with was the hero, Kyle. He was often kind of a jerk, and I had a hard time understanding why Annie would like him. I like a grumpy hero, I do, but there is a difference between grumpy and asshole, and Kyle was often more asshole. He did eventually stop, but it took way too long for my reading tastes.

I did like Annie, though. She just felt like a typical Jill Shalvis heroine, and that is always a good thing. Annie was totally into saving herself, and she didn’t need to be rescued. I liked that in her. That said, she’s not super memorable, and there definitely times when she would do really silly things to move the plot along.

The romance was so-so. Since I wasn’t Kyle’s number one fan, it was kind of hard to root for them to get together. I didn’t necessarily hate them together, but I didn’t have that feeling where they just had to be together. So, if you like Jill Shalvis, you might like Her Knight to Remember. But there are so many better Shalvis books out there, that I’d recommend before this one.


12 Responses to “Review: Her Knight to Remember by Jill Shalvis”

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      Yes, I loved the Animal Magnetism series! I think there is one book I didn’t read, though. In general, Shalvis’s series tend to get better and she goes along, so definitely read more than just the first in the series.

  1. Nick

    I’ve wanted to read some of Jill Shalvis’ older reads but I’m hesitant for some reason. I feel like I wouldn’t love them as much as I love her newer books. The hero does sound very frustrating here and I totally get why he took away from your enjoyment of the book. I’m glad Annie was sweet at least.

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I totally understand being a bit hesitant to read a favorite author’s backlist. Usually I go into it thinking they won’t be as good as their more recent stuff, and sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised! This wasn’t one of those times, but still, I love the tone of her books which was what I was craving at the time.

  2. Stephanie

    I haven’t read her books yet but I think I’ll pick up Serving Up Trouble before picking up this one. Thanks for the honest review! It’s helping me to decide which Jill Shalvis I should read first!

  3. Rowena

    I’ve never even heard of this book. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it as it doesn’t sound like anything that I’d be interested in. At least not right now.

  4. Jenea's Book Obsession

    I have wanted to try Shalvis’ books and this one does sound good, but I think Kyle would drive me nuts with the way he acts. Glad you were still able to enjoy this for the most part. Great review.

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