In Shining Armor by E.L. Phillips
Published by: Bold Strokes Books on June 1, 2016
Rating: 4 stars (★★★★☆)
Krish Nayar is not one who is into roughing it. Which is why he wasn’t keen on the suggestion of camping near Cardiff to end out his vacation in the United Kingdom. But his friends thought it was a good idea, and he went along with it. Though it doesn’t seem like a good idea after he trips in the woods, lost in fog, with no one around to help him.
Krish is surprised when a knight in shining armor–literally–rides up on a horse to come to his aid. Although he’s in pain, Krish finds the man’s commitment to being in character amusing. He assumes this knight, Bleddyn, is an actor in a local renaissance faire. But when Bleddyn brings Krish back to the castle where he lives for medical attention, Krish begins to wonder just how much of this is an act. He might have actually somehow stumbled into the seventeenth century.
Despite his surroundings, Krish can’t deny his attraction to his savior. And he’s more than a little surprised when he gets a hint that Bleddyn might feel the same way. But if Krish acts on it, it could spell trouble. His kind of love wasn’t exactly accepted in the 1600s. And he’ll only be there until he finds his way back home, right?
Faced with circumstances beyond his imagination, Krish must decide to follow his head or his heart.
This book has a few things going for it that always tend to interest me. I’m a sucker for some good historical romance. And when you throw in a time travel twist, you’ve certainly got me interested. When an author can put them together into a compelling story–then we’re talking a must read. And this fits that bill.
There’s a powerful magic influencing the events in this story. And it’s a magic that comes off the page and into the reader’s imagination. I recommend this for anyone who is a fan of any of this story’s subgenres.[Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]