Published by Harlequin on March 27, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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.