Love at First Knight

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Pub Date 25 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 29 Apr 2024


A second royal rom com from the author who had readers falling hard for royal guards, coming Spring 2024.

She’s no damsel in distress, and he’s certainly not wearing shining armour. But one knight can change everything…

Daisy Hastings has always thought she was born in the wrong era. So when she bags a summer job at the Tower of London helping to run their Knight school, it feels like a step in the right direction.

Theodore ‘Teddy’ Fairfax is a loose cannon. A disgraced distant relative of the royal family, he’s tall, dark and now (begrudgingly) helping with the Tower of London’s summer programme – and there’s nowhere he’d like to be less.

When Teddy’s oath to be an obstruction almost gets Daisy fired, she declares war. But as the two cross swords, they start to discover they both need a little rescuing…

And that maybe, just maybe, love can bloom, even on a battlefield…

A second royal rom com from the author who had readers falling hard for royal guards, coming Spring 2024.

She’s no damsel in distress, and he’s...

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A second royal rom com from the author who had readers falling hard for royal guards….,Wow! Seriously, I was tired after reading this. My adrenaline was pumping full force! Sooooo delicious
Highly recommended!

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I would like to thank netgalley and Avon books UK for a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

I loved this one just as much as the authors debut. The setting is wonderful and the own voices neurodiversity is well done.

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I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Love at First Knight by Megan Clawson is a contemporary romcom focusing on Daisy, a LARPer who comes from a family of fantasy lovers, and Teddy, a distant relative of the royal family of Great Britain. When Daisy’s father signs her up to work at a summer camp at the Tower of London, Daisy puts her LARPing skills to the test while Teddy is trying to get away from his family.

As an Autistic person, Daisy read as Autistic to me without putting a name to it. She doesn’t really understand social rules, she has hyperfixations, and she struggles with bigger feelings sometimes while drawing on the strength of her alter ego, Lady Alenthaea, to get through difficult situations. I really liked her POV and how much she loves LARPing and weaponry.

We see everything from Daisy’s POV, so we get a lot of time on her interiority and her insecurities as she slowly starts to fall for Teddy. Teddy teases her and goads her into acting in reckless ways at work, putting Daisy at risk of losing her job. There’s a sense throughout that Teddy is poking at her because she treats him like a person instead of focusing on his status. I liked their dynamic that works almost like a rivalry at various times but there’s also a growing tension as Teddy is more willing to act on his feelings.

I would recommend this to fans of contemporary romance with a spin on royal romances, readers looking for single-POV romances from a potentially Autistic character, and those looking for nerdy female main characters in their romances

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This book hooked me in from the first chapter. I loved the character development and how the story progressed.

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Introvert Daisy is persuaded by her family to go to the knight school in the Tower of London .As an accomplished swords person, there should be no problem - until Viscount Fairfax turns up. A really enjoyable story with a totally different theme, great reading.

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I was obsessed with this book! I’m not usually such a fan of contemporary romances, but this one really hits the mark.

To me, this is totally a modern love story similar to the fantasy that is the Fourth Wing universe. There’s enemies to lovers (as much as an enemy as you get these days), there’s sassy banter, and there’s a slow burn. There is not any explicit spice here, but you’re not missing anything. The slow burn really burns lol. This had me giggling and kicking my feet.

This is definitely for those that spend their time daydreaming about fantasy, medieval times, and their chance to find true love. This felt like the Ella Enchanted movie, with wholesome moments, well rounded characters, and good humour. I love the way Megan Clawson’s writing flows, and I can’t wait to read more of their work!

Thank you to the author, and NetGalley, for the arc. I’m honoured to get to read such incredible books before their official release!

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Another amazing book by Clawson! I wasn't sure how much I would enjoy this book as I'm not into LARPing or part of that community but I really enjoyed this book. Clawson is definitely on a back to back success between this and her debut book.

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This was cute and heartfelt. The characters were adorable and their relationship endearing. This book is a perfect summer read and I can't wait to come back to it.

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Daisy Hastings is a fierce and confident warrior on the LARP battlefield, but struggles with social anxiety when she must step out into the real world. Theodore "Teddy" Fairfax is a fiendish aristocrat dubbed by the tabloids as the Royal Rogue. Their paths cross while working at Knight School at the Tower of London, which for Daisy is an attempt at making her way in a world she feels has no space for her. Sent by his family to clean up his act after his latest tabloid scandal, there's nowhere that Teddy wants to be less. When Daisy gets caught up in the crosshairs of his hijinks, her job is on the line and this means war.

I loved how much Daisy grew as a character from beginning to end and truly came into her own. The chemistry between Daisy and Teddy was truly sizzling and I adored the banter between them. Clawson's writing style really allows the characters to shine. I genuinely cannot recommend Love at First Knight and its predecessor, Falling Hard for the Royal Guard enough, and I cannot wait to pickup whatever Clawson writes next.

Quirky and funny, Love at First Knight celebrates nerd culture and embracing being your truest self, even if that self doesn't quite fit in with the world at large.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with an eArc to review!

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i am so thankful that i got to read this book early! thank you so much to the publishers and to netgalley. what a lovely story this was!! it was fantastic and sweet and precious and lovely in every single way!!!

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In "Love at First Knight" by Megan Clawson, readers are invited to a delightful royal romantic comedy that defies conventions. Set against the historic backdrop of the Tower of London, this novel weaves humour, romance, and a dash of medieval flair into an enchanting tapestry.

Meet Daisy Hastings. She is our spirited heroine who has always felt like she was born in the wrong era. When she lands a summer job at the Tower of London, assisting with their Knight school, it feels like a step toward her true destiny. But Daisy isn't your typical damsel in distress. She's smart, independent, and ready to challenge the status quo.

Meet Theodore "Teddy" Fairfax. He is a disgraced distant relative of the royal family. He is tall, dark, and begrudgingly participating in the Tower's summer program. He's no knight in shining armour, but he's about to change Daisy's world.

Clawson crafts characters with depth and wit. Daisy's determination and Teddy's brooding charm create a delightful tension. Their verbal sparring is both entertaining and endearing. Daisy's love for history and Teddy's reluctant involvement in Knight school collide, sparking a hilarious battle of wits. The chemistry between Daisy and Teddy sizzles. Their banter crackles like a well-fuelled campfire and as they cross swords, will their hearts become entangled? Clawson masterfully builds their relationship, allowing it to simmer and the slow burn is worth every page.

The Tower of London becomes a character in its own right. Clawson's vivid descriptions transport readers to the ancient stones, echoing with centuries of history. The clash of modernity against medieval architecture adds depth to the story. Whether it's the moonlit courtyard or the shadowy corridors, the Tower's presence is palpable.

“Love at First Knight” explores themes of identity, destiny, and the courage to defy expectations. Daisy and Teddy grapple with their roles in a world that often tries to pigeonhole them. Their journey toward self-discovery is heartwarming and relatable. Clawson's prose is accessible and engaging. She balances humour and emotion, making the story a breeze to read. The pacing keeps you turning pages, eager to see what mischief Daisy and Teddy get into next. The dialogue sparkles, revealing the characters' quirks and vulnerabilities.

If you are looking for a delightful escape, this read is what you want. It’s the perfect blend of fairy tale and modern romance. Clawson's clever twist on knights and damsels proves that love can bloom even on a battlefield. So, if you're ready for a charming escapade through time, grab your sword (or smartphone) and join Daisy and Teddy on their quest for love. While the ending ties up loose threads, it leaves room for more adventures. I'm eagerly awaiting Clawson's next royal rom-com. After all, who can resist a love story set against the ancient stones of the Tower of London?

Thank-you to NetGalley and Avon Books UK for a temporary e-ARC in exchange for my honest review.

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I absolutely loved Megan’s first book so I am thrilled to read, acquire, and share her new upcoming book,Love at First Knight. I love her swoons romances and behind the scenes take on British castle life. I know readers will as well.

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Reasons I absolutely adore LOVE AND FIRST KNIGHT:

• Royal Romance
• Nerd Life
• Living History
• Anxiety Rep
• Loathe to Love
• Supportive Family
• Closed Door Romance
• Swoonworthy Slow Burn

I finished the book in a single sitting. Couldn't put it down. I want to be best friends with Daisy and offer my sword in service to Lady Alenthaea. And as Daisy & her "Lady A" persona merge, it's no wonder Viscount Teddy couldn't help but fall in love.

There is so much heart in Daisy's character development. You meet her as an absolute force with a foam sword on the LARP battlefield, yet she also gets nauseous at the thought of crowds at the Tube station. Her story is so real for the anxiety she fights daily while digging deep for the strength to tackle big scary things - moving, new job, strangers, and running from Royal Guards. She is so admirable when she takes risks, and so very relatable when she wants to stay under the covers all day.

Viscount Teddy. You sense him before you see him. He is a swoonworthy presence with a signature lean & whisper that absolutely hit it's mark every time he used it. I will always be susceptible to a Runaway Royal wanting individual purpose rather than commonwealth usefulness. Keep your eye on Teddy's prickly defensiveness in the beginning. He has a lot of pressure on those very sturdy shoulders.

The developing romance is so beautifully paced. The period of Daisy & Teddy loathing each other is a jousting tournament of barbed words & subtle flirting. I laughed and gasped at every scene. It's also a slow burn with plenty of time for them to grow as individual characters. Loved to see the gradual release of the armor they hold around their hearts.

Highly recommend LOVE AT FIRST KNIGHT. This helped heal my own nerdy anxious heart. I'll cherish this read forever.

Thank you NetGalley and AvonBooksUK for an advance copy in exchange for my honest review.

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Love at First Knight follows Daisy who gets a summer job at the Tower of London helping right their knight school. Theodore "Teddy" Fairfax is a distant relative of the royal family. He is helping with the Tower of London's summer programme as well. Teddy unlike Daisy does not want to be there. Soon Teddy makes Daisy's job even harder and almost gets Daisy fired. So she declares war on Teddy. But soon both realize that they both might need a little rescuing. Maybe they are meant to be more than co-workers. They might just meant to fall in love. 

I am a huge fan of Megan Clawson. I read Falling Hard for the Royal Guard twice ( which if you have not read that book please do. It is so cute!) and waiting for her to write another book. I freaked out when the publisher reached out to me asking if I wanted an advance copy of this book. I LOVED this one. I love how throughout the book Daisy challenged her self and stepped out of her comfort zone. I also really enjoyed the relationship between Teddy and Daisy. It felt very natural. Honestly I can't really find anything wrong with this book. It was just cute. Megan Clawson is becoming one of my go to romance authors. I highly suggest all of her books. 
Thank you so much Avon books, Megan Clawson, and Netgalley for an ARC of this one.

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This books was such a lovely, nerdy, quirky and unique love story.
The plot, characters and banter was on point and I was in love from page one.
For someone like me that has been into larp-ing and nowadays mostly play dnd I could relate to a lot of the characters in this book and especially our dear Daisy. The whole enemies to lovers gave me such Pride and prejudice vibes I had to sit down and rewatch both the series and the latest movie.
I really enjoyed Clawson's first book because of its unique setting but I must say that this book was even better.
Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for this eARC.

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Another great book by Megan Clawson! I was so excited to get my hands on her second work after how much I loved Falling Hard for the Royal Guard. My love of English history drew me to her work, but her writing, characters, and wealth of knowledge had me eager to read Love at First Knight. She did not disappoint. I myself have never been involved in LARPing, so it was interesting to learn some things about it within the context of a romance novel. I have read quite a few romance stories and never came across any idea so unique without edging into fantasy. Geeky women finally have good representation in romance!

Though I think her first novel is still my personal favorite, this certainly proved she is no one-hit wonder. The character development has grown stronger since her last work in my opinion. She is particularly eloquent with her heroine Daisy’s vulnerability. Brava, and I hope to read another book by Megan and see where she takes her readers next!

(P.S.) I loved the White Horse reference. No way that was an accident and no better book to put it in :)

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Thanks to Netgalley and the author and publisher for allowing me to read this book in return for an honest review.

This book was great! There was so much to love about it; the nerdiness, the family, the Tower of London setting, everything. This book was hard to put down and I found myself wanting to know what was going to happen next, as I couldn't figure out where the story was going.

A worthwhile read if you enjoy British history (particularly medieval history), nerdiness, and romcom vibes. If this book was made into a movie, I'd watch it.

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I'm so excited to return to the Tower of London for another Megan Clawson book. Daisy and Teddy's story is so fun. I'm a sucker for anything royal or royal adjacent and this was perfect. Loved it!

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This was a wonderful book, I was hooked from the outset and could not put it down. An easy five star read :)

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What a delightful read! The chemistry and banter are delightful, the romance is cute, and the setting is escapist and lovely. Recommend!

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This was ADORABLE truly. I loved how hilarious it was, light hearted and fun majority of the time and I truly felt the connection between characters

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This book was amazing. It was very well written and the plot was well thought out. The banter and romance was very good.

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Megan Clawson does it again!Brilliant!I cannot put it into words how much I enjoyed this read.I devoured it in one sitting. My all time favourite tropes in one book. Cue *happy dance*. Nerdy opposites attract,enemies to lovers royal romance!!! Say less! Do I recommend this ? Absolutely and then some! 10 stars!

*thank you to netgalley and the publisher for an early copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

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Daisy doesn’t get out much but likes role playing at medieval events. However her father signs her up for a job in London without her knowing. And she ends up working in the Tower of London helping running their knight school However there’s a fly in the ointment in the name of Theodore Fairfax a distant relative of the royal family. Daisy is staying in a that with Bonnie who is probably the best thing that’s ever happened to her. Teddy Fairfax gets Daisy sacked. But finds her back at home and a lovely romance ensues. Loved it!

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I fell in love with Megan Clawson's writing a year ago when I discovered her debut novel "Falling Hard for the Royal Guard." I was such a wonderfully new and refreshing read from a person who is intimately familiar with the Tower of London. As soon as I heard she planned to write a second book, "Love at First Knight", I jumped on the preorder. I've been counting down the days until its release.

The folks over at Avon UK Publishing surprised me however and I was lucky enough to be selected to receive an advance copy.

The moment I began reading "Love at First Knight", I was sucked into the world Daisy Hastings and Teddy Fairfax. Daisy is a wonderfully witty and expressive character who is afraid of the world outside of her Lincolnshire bubble. Teddy is a grumpy Viscount who is known for his partying ways. They come from two completely different plants, yet the universe works in mysterious ways. It isn't long before Daisy encounters the grumpy Viscount in London.

Without giving away too much of the plot, I am thrilled to say that the magic of the Tower that was cultivated in the first book, continues to shine through. Clawson has done a wonderful job at once again creating a fascinating, fresh, and intriguing story line. I literally could not put this book down and stayed up late into the night (no pun intended) to finish Daisy's story. Daisy and Teddy are both such strong characters that they feel like old friends. I'm dying to know more about Bauble!

This royal romcom is easily on its way to becoming one of my favorite books and I can't wait to read it again once I receive my paperback copy in a few months time. This book is one that any fan of enemies to lovers, grumpy sunshine, and royal romance should have in their collection!

Ten out of ten brilliant stars!

Thank you so much to Avon UK and NetGalley for letting me enjoy this book early. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Love at First Knight was a lighthearted and refreshing read! It was a book about the outcasts and finding one’s place in society! Daisy is a lover of all things mystical and fantasy! She’s part of a family of LARPers. They don costumes and become a part of a world that they create. The outside world is too much for her but when an opportunity arises she finds herself leaving home for the first time and trying to find if society has a place for her.

Unfortunately she meets Teddy! A Viscount with a chip on his shoulder but a smile that leaves her breath-less. They instantly butt heads but with each encounter they unravel more of the other and come to find that hate might not be the feeling they have for the other!

I loved seeing Daisy come out of her shell and become such a strong and self sure woman! She had so many things to overcome but seeing her stand up for herself and find her place in the world in the end is what made this book so special. Yes there’s love within the pages but her transformation that really had me in awe.

I loved the many characters we got to meet and the inside scoop into LARPing! This books was different than others and I loved everything about it!

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This is absolutely barmy, and all the better for it. The role playing games with knights, orbs and elves alongside the royal Viscount being forced to run a summer camp as a punishment makes a laugh out loud story. Daisy is adorable, a mess of anxiety and nerves and yet manages to be true and kind, her family are the best part of the book. They add to the madness and make the story. The romance is improbable but that doesn’t matter a jot. It just adds to the romping and brilliance.

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This is a right royal five-star read. I adored this author’s first work, and when I found out that we would be back at the tower I got so excited. Daisy is such a breath of fresh air, she is so unexpected as a MFC and she shines in this story, even when she doesn’t realise that she is, or feel like she should be shining, her polished armour still shines through. Teddy was the one who had my eyes watering on more than one occasion, but it was Bobble who made me smile so bright. Honestly this story will make you smile so big and bright, but you will also learn a couple of things as well as you ready about history. I am so excited to find out which story this author will tell us next. I must admit the cameo from a certain couple, well that just made my day.

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I enjoyed this authors first book and I was really pleased to read the second one. I love learning about the Tower of London. This is a great story , you learn about reenactment , facing your fears, love and how important family is. Just a great light happy enjoyable read and a proper neat ending.

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