“Knight of Her Dreams”
Knight of Her Dreams has been reviewed by the UK Historical Novel Society by Nicky Galliers. (Link above)
“An unashamed romance, there is substance to Ms James story. It is a companion to a previous book concerning Sir Richard’s brother, and it takes us further into the legend that was Henry V. Fluid and accessible, this is an easy and a satisfying read. Henry V is portrayed with less bias than is usual, not shying from his more brutal side and not always excusing it. Enough room is left by Ms James for the reader to come to their own conclusion about his legacy. There are no boring passages and you are rooting for Marguerite and Sir Richard, even when it seems impossible.”
* Reviewed by Nicky Galliers
“The Defiant Princess”
“Montgomery has a smooth, well-paced writing style that engages and entertains and writes in a way that offers a genuine feeling of being present in each situation. From the danger and drama to the sensuality of Khalid and Sabrina’s romance, each scene is painted vividly and in evocative detail.
Sabrina, though passionate and defiant in equal measure, shows an air of vulnerability throughout the story that is both expected (given her past) and becoming of her character. She is no shrinking violet, instead she is fiercely independent, strong-willed and determined.
The strong, capable, and enigmatic Khalid is masculine, commanding and authoritative yet also compassion and kind – a character of depth and dimension who proves the perfect hero for our defiant heroine.
What beings as a pragmatic approach to their relationship develops quite quickly into an intensely passionate love. The chemistry between Khalid and Sabrina is palpable, almost frustratingly so. At one point I actually yelled at the screen telling them to “just kiss already!” so in the regard of convincing storytelling, Montgomery scores a 10 out of 10!
The Defiant Princess is an exciting story that spans the Middle East and Australia weaving into it a delicious romance complete with undeniable chemistry, sizzling sex, and a sensual and sweet love story.
- Reviewed by J’aimee Brooker, AusRom Today
“Roses for Sophie”
“Roses for Sophie is one sexy read! Montgomery’s characters are wounded and seeking what has always eluded them, love. Daringly they face obstacles, the kind money can not solve. Sophie takes center stage in her own love story, matched by Logan’s fierce determination to have her. Roses for Sophie is the perfect beach read this summer. I was a fan of Echoes of the Heart and hope to see more in this series.”
- Reviewed by Dana Alma, Readaholicsanonymous
“In this book, two powerful people come together: Logan, a billionaire diamond miner, and mining heiress Sophie (the premise might seem a bit gasp-worthy but it totally works, trust me…). Both need to marry, fast, for two very different reasons. Oh, the angst. Oh, the emotional trauma. Oh, the hot hot steamy hot hot romance! Whew! No sweet get together, this couple explode off the page. The roses of the title are a lovely touch: Logan brings Sophie bunches of roses (the meaning of the different coloured roses is beautifully explained) – but she’s waiting for the bunch of red roses, the ones that signify true love…Will she get them?! IMHO, the wait is so worth it…”
- Reviewed by Miranda’s Musings, Breathless in the Bush website
“Knight of Her Heart”
“Knight of Her Heart is an unabashed romance from Alyssa James…and is the author’s first foray into writing Historical Fiction. It is set in England in 1416 under the reign of Henry V, but the historical content is not onerous and does not distract from the plot.
This is a perfectly well written novel, with a pleasing use of language and vocabulary, and a valiant attempt to conjure a sense of time and history through the use of language. Once Ms James grows in the genre and gains a more confident feel for her new era she will certainly sit well alongside other, more established authors.
- Reviewed by Nicky Galliers, Historical Novel Society
“Echoes of the Heart”
MARCH 10, 2014 dedicatedreaders.wordpress.com
What can I say…
I received an Arc for an honest review
Let me tell you something very simple about this book…I loved it, every page that I read until the end. It was a fantastic read with the right amount of everything I love in a book,
I loved Alyssa’s first book but this one, she just took me to a higher heaven and brought me back to earth when it was all over. There were so many emotions and simply put it was one of the best reads for me in 2014 so far.
The story is all about Jake and Amanda. Their love story is coupled with pain, betrayals, lust, love and passion. Without giving out any spoilers, when Amanda found out that Jake lied to her, she left him and married this wealthy fellow. Everyone in the area thought she was a gold digger and not more than Jake who Clearly hated her even though he could not help but want her still. Now the perfect opportunity for Jake to have her comes along when her husband dies and he comes in to take what he thinks is rightfully his.
Jake is the epitome of alpha, arrogance and all male. He is dominating and for some reason I loved it. Well we all love a man who can take control of any situation.
“I don’t like you Amanda. I certainly don’t like my desire for you, but I’m honest enough to admit that I need to make love to you over and over again until my passion burns itself out. We’ll both be better off once we extinguish our need for each other.”
Amanda on the other hand is a good heroine I liked her enough though my point of view she should have let Jake work more hard for her. She should not have given in so quickly. However she was good for Jake in all the right ways.
“You’ll be back in my bed and you’ll stay there until I’m ready for you to leave”
I liked the story and all the emotions I read in it. The story had a lot of edgy moments that just did it for me. I mean talk about hot sex, hot making out scenes and definitely hot everything else. I am truly a number one fan of Montgomery.
“What exactly do you want?”
“I want you, Amanda”
I loved the writing style and the author’s voice. All I can say is that I know I will always be waiting for another of Montgomery’s books but my only complaint is that the story should have been longer, very long. Yes this was a quick read and I loved it, now imagine if it had been longer… I think I might have experienced moments where I wanted to be the characters in the book.
All in all, excellent book and I recommend it to everyone out there who loves a good quick contemporary romance that will keep you on the edges of whatever place you are reading from, whether your bed, chair or sofa.
I really like this book. A definite 4 stars. A great, great read.”
- Reviewed by Esther at dedicatedreaders.wordpress.com
“Enjoy intriguing? Awesome? Beautiful? Good writing? Perfect characterisation? And an even better story? These are all found in just the first pages of the book and after all that you just become obsessed with this awesome book… This is one great story that will keep you on the edge of your seat, bed or even the darn floor if you ask me. Montgomery has managed to create a catching story for the audience with romance being kept squarely together with a nice web of lies and just hot action everywhere. What can I say?
- Reviewed by Esther at dedicatedreaders.wordpress.com
“An irresistibly indulgent novel about identical twins, an autocratic tycoon, and the sensual, sophisticated Greek seaside. Perfect for readers who love their novels indulgent, entertaining, and intense with a vintage feel”
- Kate Cuthbert, Managing Editor, Escape Publications
Reviews by Goodreads Community Members
Great read and a wonderful first book! The characters are interesting, entertaining and appealing. This book has a bit of suspense and drama, and just enough tantalizing sex scenes to keep your toes curled. (Anita Elaine)
Loved this book. The storyline has in some ways been done before as have most. However this one stands out above the rest because it draws you in from the first sentence then allows you to actually be Leah by the inclusive voice of Montgomery. Her descriptions with vivid imagery place you right there, the tags give just the right nuance to impact the dialogue while still keeping the flow going. Alyssa gives her characters a sense of humour, along with their strength and integrity and of course the gorgeous Greek alpha male is guaranteed to get you dreaming. I also loved the way she weaved in the Greek Mythology references which just gave the book that little bit more than others I have read. Couldn’t put it down. Will be following this author with interest. (Kathy Plunkett 15)
I’ve had the great pleasure of reading several unpublished manuscripts by Alyssa J Montgomery, and now at last the world can enjoy her romances. And what a debut, with a sizzling Greek hero and a heroine who is also an identical twin. She masquerades as the other twin, the one who’s causing all the troubles, and ‘mistaken identity’ is indeed what happens as the drama unfolds. The perfect book to while away a few hours. Alyssa is an author to watch; she’ll always be on my ‘to-read’ list. (Malvina Yock)