Out of gas, but not out of magic, Jackie’s about to find out that knights and true love don’t just exist in fairytales.
Jackie thinks she is on her way to work one Saturday morning to fulfill yet another of her boss’s outrageous demands, but the love magic she doesn’t know is woven into the gloves made by her best friend sends her instead on an unexpected detour to true love.
Too bad there aren’t any knights-in-shining armor around when a girl needs one; or any other time for that matter. But maybe the one wearing chain mail will do just fine, as Lance Masters, European Martial Arts Master extraordinaire, appears out of the misty Seattle rain to push Jackie’s car into a nearby gas station after she runs out of gas. The zap of chemistry between them makes her wonder if she has met the man of her dreams, but her hopes are just as quickly dashed upon learning that her knight is only in town to attend a huge local Live Action Role Play (LARP) event taking place that weekend.
Lance Masters has made a career of building up and selling a chain of European Martial Arts studios on the east coast. When he meets Jackie, wet, bedraggled and pushing her dead-as-a-doornail car in the rain, he knows he must see her again. He’ll start with inviting her to cheer him on the next day in the multi-state European Martial Arts tournament being hosted by the LARP. But he suspects that won’t be nearly enough.
“I adored it. The extreme geekiness and the girl with enough pizazz to own her insecurities. These guys were so damn cute together I smiled throughout. Clever, a fabulously new and refreshing take on romance (not a biker, a vampire, an earl or a rock star in sight!) it charmed me from the very beginning. I'm a fan!!!”
- Sarah Quigley, librarian
“A sweet and short story. A perfect humour lifting love story for a cold and rainy autumn day.”
- Katherina's Books
“This was a sweet, short story about a damsel in distress that meets a knight in full shiny chainmail in the middle of a rainy Seattle day. It's a short love at first sight read that will have you swooning and hoping a knight comes to your rescue.”
- Elle Markov