Kyra Morgan loves the Renaissance period, yet never dreamed she would have the chance to live her dreams. But one day, after coming into contact with an old Gypsy potion, she finds herself in the middle of the 16th century.
In this third installment of the Lady Faire series Kyra is intrigued by the gypsy band that have come. Her encounter with an elderly gypsy fortune teller lets her know she is in danger and must get away from the danger, go north. But going north doesn’t bring her what she expected.
Rafe was the fair haired boy of the Renaissance festival. He was handsome, had a great build, was looked at and wanted by all the women at the Faire. Since he was with Kyra when she came into contact with the potion, he traveled to the 16th century with her. While he wasn’t disappointed, Kyra was frustrated that she would have to deal with him.
Yet Rafe is who she finds herself having to learn to trust to keep them safe. They are in the midst of the Flodden battle and their working together is all that will keep them alive.
This is a great series loaded with history and pageantry. There are battles and royalty, love and hate and a sense of the past along with the future. Kyra is a complex heroine fighting both her desires and her emotions surviving and trying to find the way back. Her hero is not who she wants it to be, but trust him she must if she even wants to think about returning.
I would suggest that you read the series in order as it would be much easier to get to know the characters and the events that are going on. This book seemed to assume that I knew all of that beforehand. I hope that I can get both books as I definitely want to read the previous two, Desire’s Edge and Love’s Elixer.
Kyra Morgan always wanted to live in the past, and now she's found a way to do just that. Whether she likes it or not. Wrapping herself in black velvet under the sweltering Southern sun, Kyra spends her summers working at the Tudor Rose Renaissance Festival, as a Lady in an imaginary royal court. She hasn't had much luck with men either and has little interest in handing over her heart again, so she immerses herself in her scholarship and the local faire where she can escape into the past and ignore the problems of the present day.
Rafe Harrison is hard to ignore, however. Handsome, confident, and boorish, he is beloved by most everyone at the faire, particularly the women. Even Kyra's best friend is quick to champion him, much to Kyra's dismay. Kyra knows little about Rafe, but wisely despises his bravado, his appeal, and his slipshod reenactment methods. And when Rafe is implicated in her best friend's riding accident, she cannot forgive him for his neglect or herself for the unwelcomed sensations he stirs within her. But after tampering with a gypsy potion, Kyra suddenly finds herself and Rafe transported back to sixteenth-century England, and it is nothing like the 1500's back home. It is a dangerous time of court intrigue, French wars, and Scottish insurrection. Kyra soon finds that she must learn to trust the courage and heart of the man she reviles if they are to survive. And, more importantly, she must learn to trust her own heart as she fights for both her own and Rafe's survival upon one of the bloodiest battlefields in England--Flodden.