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A warrior woman, a lonely artist, and a love story that's out of this world....

Mara, a painter, lives in a quirky artist community in downtown Buffalo, and though she loves her roommates like family, she has always felt alone. But, each night, a sexy, dark-haired woman haunts her dreams, dreams that almost help her forget the betrayal and pain she's suffered in her life. She paints to block out the bad memories, and in every painting, the woman from her dreams - as if by magic - appears.

One fateful night, Mara rescues a drowning person from the Buffalo River: a beautiful woman with a serious wound who claims to be a knight from another world. The woman's name is Charaxus, and - despite her outlandish story - she inspires longings in Mara that she has never felt before. As her attraction to Charaxus grows, Mara discovers that the mysterious, brooding knight is telling the truth - and that she is the woman Mara has been dreaming about for a lifetime. But someone dangerous and dark is hunting Charaxus, and is it Mara's fate to lose the woman of her dreams forever?

A Dark and Stormy Knight is a sexy, romantic novel about overcoming past heartaches and learning to believe in happy endings. This book is set in the same world as A Knight to Remember, Forever and a Knight, and Date Knight, but it is a stand-alone book. It is part of Bridget Essex's Knight Legends Series: women knights, real-world high-jinks, and love stories that transcend space and time.

©2016 Bridget Essex (P)2017 Bridget Essex

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My heart!!

This made me hurt in such a good way. Charaxus and Mara are the epitome of soul mates and they fit so well together. I loved seeing the softer side of Charaxus, and how she became the "cold" person she's known to be by others. I actually like these two a little more than Holly and Verago, and I'd love to hear more of a conclusion between these two and where their relationship takes them. Btw Maria Marquis is amazing!!!

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The most heart felt story I have ever heard!

The Story, the way it is written, and the emotion in the narrative touched me as few stories have in my many years of reading. It made me laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time and I am so thankful to have found this story. It will most definitely become one of my favorites.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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the best in the series

The story tugged at my heartstrings and the performance by Maria Marquis was simply riveting!

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Wow

One of the hottest love stories I have ever listened to. The writing is the best and the narration is awesome! Not being a writer I cannot adequately describe it except to say WOW! I truly love this book!

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Equally heart-wrenching and beautiful

The combination of the story which moved me on a personal level and the captivating narration (really, really well narrated for this story) was to me a masterpiece. I know, like music, everyone has individual taste in what moves them... but to me.. wow.. I enjoyed the previous books in this series but this one delves into the heart and soul. I was entranced.

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Perfection!!!

So many stories told in one book. My story...your story... her story. The author is a skilled weaver of literary magic. Definitely my new favorite. The story is amazingly healing for those who suffered much pain and agony as they grew into themselves. It show the ugliness and reality of rejection by family friends and Society at large simply for being who you were born to be. It also showed the understanding and the acceptance that comes from unconditional love where you are accepted 100% for who you are and cherished. it made Old Fashioned Love cool again. I can't think of a better story. And the icing on the cake was the narrator. The narrator was magnificent. The way she expressed the deep emotions and feelings throughout this story really touched me. I'm convinced I will read this book many many many times.

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Love this with all my heart!!!

I really live Holly and Virago, but I think I love Mara and Charaxus more. I didn't read the summary of this book, so I had no idea that my wish of knowing what happened to Charaxus after the end of Date Knight was going to be fulfilled and certainly not in this way. I'm in love with this book.

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Well, too much romance

What did you like best about A Dark and Stormy Knight? What did you like least?

The first chapters.

What was most disappointing about Bridget Essex’s story?

It very quickly becomes a romance story, the intrigue is NOT surprising.

What about Maria Marquis’s performance did you like?

M. Marquis is a great performer. But being "husky voiced" every time there is a supernatural character does not work for me anymore.

Was A Dark and Stormy Knight worth the listening time?

Yes and no. Yes because I wanted female heroines, no because the story is not surprising (I cannot write more because I do not wish to spoil anything.) Too much "erotic scenes" without any justification, too few pàsychological ("deep")moments.

Any additional comments?

Interesting for young adults needing hero(ine) models. Not what I was looking for.

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Decent Book!

The book was decent, found myself getting bored at times. I enjoyed the characters, especially ones from previous books. I've listened and read many of this author's book and I enjoy the magical knight realm. Felt like this book focused too much in the main characters head. The narrator did a great job of conveying emotions and climaxes...she's a keeper! Overall, the book was ok.

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can you give 10 stars?

Beautifully written and beautifully read. I love the Knight tales but this one is particularly deep with emotion. The narrator is one of the best I've heard. And you must listen to the very end. The author's afterword brought me to tears.