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This edition is out of print For current Paperback edition see The Lightning Struck HeartOnce upon a time in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accidentOf course this catches the attention of a higher power and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the King's Wizard Morgan of ShadowsWhen Sam is fourteen he enters the Dark Woods and returns with Gary the hornless gay unicorn and a half giant named Tiggy earning the moniker Sam of WildsAt fifteen Sam learns what love truly is when a new knight arrives at the castle Sir Ryan Foxheart the dreamiest dream to have ever been dreamedNaturally it all goes to hell through the years when Ryan dates the reprehensible Prince Justin Sam can't control his magic a sexually aggressive dragon kidnaps the prince and the King sends them on an epic uest to save Ryan's boyfriend all while Sam falls in love with someone he can never haveOr so he thinks

10 thoughts on “The Lightning Struck Heart

  1. says:

    No words Should have sent a poet Okay I lied I may have a few words I am still me after all but in all seriousness        I Loved This Magical Book    Literally From start to finish I was never bored not even for a single paragraph of its considerable 400 page lengthSam of Wilds is a 20 yo wizard's apprentice to Morgan of Shadows with blurty unfiltered goodness in him than one could possibly imagine And it was a slightly blinding sight to beholdSam's best friend is Gary a hornless gay unicorn And folks he is a fierce snarky BITCH so watch out or someone's going to lose a testicleGary's also a wee bit vain Just a touch Sam's other best friend is Tiggy a nine foot tall half giant who may not be the brightest marble in the bag but he protects Sam and Gary with a fury best not tested It's a good way to be wearing your insides on your outsides And uicklyThen we have Sam's would be love interest 25 yo Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart who makes everyone in the kingdom swoon But Sam most of all who very secretly attends meetings of the Ryan Foxheart Fan Club That plot point was crazy funny “The one and only time that I went”“Of the four times that I've been”“On my eighth time there”“Of the twenty six times that I've attended” HilariousBut there's the small matter of Ryan's engagement to Prince Justin who you will immediately want to junk punch at first sight standing in the way of our two heroes' happiness The interactions between Sam and Ryan are freaking priceless Price LessThey both seem to be vying for the coveted title of Most Clueless Where Attractions Are Concerned Yes I capitalized it because it's a thing ; Sam does that a lot in the book as well which I found cute and endearing “You capitalized that didn’t you” Morgan sighed “I did” I said “That’s how you know it’s epic” Gary’s rage glitter subsided “The most epic there could be” Sam doesn't believe that Ryan even knows he exists he's ooooh so wrong and without fail sueaks and runs away whenever he sees Ryan which had been happening for 5 years runningBut when a dragon kidnaps Prince Justin yay and good riddance to bad rubbish I say the King reuests that Sam accompany Ryan on a uest to rescue Prince Justin Yaaaay slow clap And thus Sam's Plan to Avoid Ryan at All Costs comes to a swift and abrupt end Yes again capitalized because it's a thingGod their back and forth was a true thing of beauty as spending week after week together begins to solidify the previously uncharted longing in their heartsBut sadly there's still Prince Justin who they've been sent to rescue Dear Dragon I've heard Justin is uite delicious Bon appetite I'll supply dessert Kisses So yeah while the book has an unending supply of longing and want neither Sam nor Ryan are the home wrecking or cheating type and they avoid revealing their true feelings at all costsI'm sure that like myself some readers will comment as to a lack of relationship building; however as the story was written I didn't see how that could have really come about without them cheatingSo I understood and just went with the happy blurty fairly uncomfortable flow between Sam and Ryan enjoying the ride and allowing events to play outAnd Christ how Sam was tested during that journey Now was Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart climbing slowly out of the river water cascading down his body dripping over miles and miles of muscle He wore nothing but a thin white undergarment that stuck and clung to his groin and thighs He reached down the muscles in his back flexing as he scooped up water in his hands and brought it up and over his head His nipples were pebbled His chest was covered in a smattering of wet hair He was lines and corded muscle definition and carved from stone If I had let my eyes linger I would have sworn I could see the outline of his cock through the wet fabric My skin felt tight and flushed and I wanted There was green and gold and it was so fucking bright that I almost had to shut my eyes from the weight of it “I swear he’s doing this on purpose” Gary whispered hotly “I swear I want to do him on purpose” I breathed Gary choked and I didn’t care I would never have him I knew this It wasn’t meant to be But that didn’t mean I couldn’t be creepy and have this one fucking moment where I could pretend and wish and hope and dream and yes now I had an erection and it was fucking awful HAWTOkay that's all for possible spoilers folks I refuse to be that bitch so no plot points but I will lastly divulge that1 Sam and Ryan do as expected get their happily ever after          and 2 The sexy scenes once they finally finally FINALLY get together are almost worth the wait and very worthy of the rest of this very good book I only say ' almost' because I tend to be an impatient bitch but if they had cheated it would've ruined the entire experience for me so I'm truly thankful that they didn't In this book the banter is non stop which I personally loved For me that was a good thing keeping me fully engagedBut be warned much the same as some readers felt that TJ's Tell Me It's Real was way over the top there's much the same feel in this book So if I had to make a guess if you loved Paul and Sandy's banter in Tell Me It's Real then I think you will love this one too However if you hated that type of humor this book has way of it than TMIR ever dared dream so keep that in mind when deciding to readBut honestly? I wouldn't have changed a thing and can't wait to read the next book which there had better be or somebody's gonna die in a Shit Storm of Glittery Unicorn RageYes I capitalized it because it's an honest to God thing people ; It's been a while since a book this long has kept my enrapt attention so a full 5 motherfucking Dashing and Immaculate stars for this ridiculously fun epic tale My ARC copy of the book was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair unbiased review UPDATE 102015 TJ has a FREE 50'ish page Tina DeSilva follow up story for The Lightning Struck Heart on his blog tinglesTales From Verania The Tragic Life of Lady Tina DeSilvahttptjklunebooksblogspotcom2015

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    Kindle Freebie 3221835 starsSoooooo much to say about this one First of all I'm a MEGA TJ Klune fan I love his particular brand of humor and I think that he is an extremely talented writer I preface with that because all of you should know that my rating and review is coming from someone who is a self proclaimed TJ fangirlSo what do you need to know about this one? What is the deal with this story? I'll break it down for all of you The charactersIf you have read a TJ book recently you are already well acuainted with the characters in this book No these are not people who we've seen before but they are strikingly similar to some of TJ's greatest from his previous books In the same way that Bear Ty and Paul had no filter and sort of just blurted out ridiculous things so does Sam the main character here He is the same funny everyone loves him but sort of wants to kill him person as we've seen before in many of TJ's books That isn't a bad thing but it rings very familiar I really liked Sam even though he was willfully oblivious to the point of painful It was also a little annoying how everyone and I mean EVERYONE loved him but I still found him to be a great protagonist However my favorite characters were Tiggy I SMASH You'll see and Gary I just LOVED the idea of a horn less unicorn who was into some weird freaky deaky sex stuff Gary you bad boy you He just cracked me up I also loved Ryan aka Knight Delicious Face I toootally got the appeal and I also wanted to suish his sexy face and bone him The humorNow this is where my warning comes into play THIS BOOK IS FOR TJ KLUNE FANS ONLY The humor is non stop every page is just ON and if you found previous TJ Klune books to be over the top you will not like this one This book is even over the top with each page sort of getting and ridiculous The banter is constant I looooved the back and forth between the characters I loved the nicknames I loved the humor but even I a HUGE TJ Fan could see how it could becomes tiresome In my opinion it was incredibly enjoyable to read a book that was so light and fun The world buildingI'd call this fantasy ultra light Though this is set in a fantasy world with knights wizards and magical creatures there are a ton of pop culture references from our world and the world building is shaky at best I think the fantasy realm is meant as another vehicle for TJ's imagination and this book is not meant as a heavy duty fantasy novel For example the King jokes around with Sam like he is Sam's bestie and not a ruler of the kingdom There is NO formality in the castle and everyone gets in on the puns joking and sexual innuendoes The plotNow this is where I found this book to be a little sticky This book is super long clocking in at 400 pages and I think it could have been cut down a lot The beginning especially is really repetitive While there is a story arc the book is mostly just one zany happening after the other I also wish the editor had been a bit careful because I found numerous grammatical mistakes which always irks me The romanceThe romance element of this book grew on me and For almost the entire book Ryan is engaged to someone else That made the relationship building element a little difficult for me to get on board with However over time I grew to be totally team HaveHeart and a big Foxy Lady you'll see and I was SOOO ready for these two guys to just get their act together I also understood the attraction between the two men a little as the book went on Sex contentLadies and gentlemen there is almost no sex in this book Be prepared Just one tiny scene with some nookie but if you are looking for some detailed action look elsewhere Moral of the storyIf you love TJ and you can't get enough of his particular brand of humor you will simply adore this one It is lighthearted but heartfelt and though I think it could have used some tweaking it was a classically funny TJ read with a beautiful HEA Copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

  3. says:

    Pre Order Pre Order so it begins againComing July 20th 2015 from Dreamspinner PressThe Lightning Struck HeartBy TJ KluneA romantic comedy of stupidly epic proportionsOr uite possibly just epically stupidCover by Paul RichmondBlurbOnce upon a time in an alleyway in the slums of the City of Lockes a young and somewhat lonely boy named Sam Haversford turns a group of teenage douchebags into stone completely by accidentOf course this catches the attention of a higher power and Sam's pulled from the only world he knows to become an apprentice to the King's Wizards Morgan of ShadowsWhen Sam is fourteen he enters the Dark Woods and returns with Gary the hornless gay unicorn and a half giant named Tiggy earning the moniker Sam of WildsAt fifteen Sam learns what love truly is when a new knight arrives at the castle Sir Ryan Foxheart the dreamiest dream to have ever been dreamedNaturally it all goes to hell through the years when Ryan dates the reprehensible Prince Justin Sam can't control his magic a sexually aggressive dragon kidnaps the prince and the King sends them on an epic uest to save Ryan's boyfriend all while Sam falls in love with someone he can never haveOr so he thinks

  4. says:

    ➦Oh TJ Klune I'm sooo happy I discovered your books This one here is just awesome I laughed so hard I will be listening to the audio book again in the future I saved it uhuh Anywhoooo➦Oh yeah so Wizards unicorns a dragon? Sign me up Val you heard that right? Dragon Just one But he's fabulous The story follows Sam who is an apprentice to the wizard He does magic and shit “I don’t have time for all the relations and courting and wooing bullshit” I said “I’m a wizard I have uests”“Uh you’re an apprentice” Gary said “And you’re sent on errands” ➦He has a best friend who is a hornless gay unicorn ➦Oh I'm sorry that was incredibly racist of me A zebra is a horse And a unicorn most certainly is NOT “Horse?” Gary snarled The pretty unicorn act dropped immediately Red sparks shot from his nose “Did you just call me a horse? Listen here you two legged bag of shit I’m not a motherfucking horse I am a unicorn and I am magic and a beautiful creature made of fucking sunshine and rainbows and good feelings” ➦Anywhooooooooooo Sam is in love with a knight Just one teeny problem That knight is betrothed to the prince HUUUUUUGE bummer ➦Then there's a dragon I will not name him because there's gonna be this huge reveal about his name Apparently dragons are very VERY particular about names they pick for themselves Yes so this dragon comes and abducts the prince and now Sam and his friends along with the knight embark on a journey to save him ➦I lurved this book hard TJ Klune's type of humor is just my thing This book was hilarious but at times even touching and I couldn't help but fall in love with all the charactersEspecially with Gary #truestory GARY is my new imaginary friendHe whispers in my ear to go ahead and use rainbow colors on my book editsLike don't be afraid and select neon green today meanwhile my blog buddy Arianna keeps telling me BIOTCH THAT'S UGLY when I show her my teasers Thanks You kill my spirit And Gary will snort glitter all over you #truestory

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    It was time for yet another re read This book always manages to make me smile and feel better Thanks TJ ; 22020I am not even gonna try and explain the whole storyline of this book It is way too complicated and ridiculous to explain What I will tell you is that everybody should read this book I can honestly say that this book will probably be my favorite read of 2016and the year has just begun That's how awesome this book isIf you want to step into a world of magic and creatures and romance all while laughing your ass off at every page then you should start reading this oneright now This book is about Sam of Wilds a 20 year old wizard apprentice and his two best friends Gary a snarky and sassy gay hornless unicorn and Tiggy a sweet and very protective half giant who loves to smash thingsThen there is also the man Sam has been crushing on since he was 15 years old and with crushing I mean jerking off while fantasizing about him The dashing and immaculate Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart “Look This has been fun” Lie This had been nerve racking and I needed to go masturbate “But I have to go I’ve got stuff to do before I head out again” Masturbate “Wizard stuff Like secret wizard stuff” Masturbate Too bad Ryan is about to be married to the prince of Varnia prince Justinthe same prince Sam will serve in the future when he becomes kingWhen Justin gets kidnapped by a dragon it's up to Sam Gary Tiggy and Ryan to go and rescue the man Which is the start of one of the funniest adventures I have ever read aboutLike I saidI can't go into the plot much further because reallyit's too much to explain and I probably wouldn't make much sense It was sooooo good and it made me soooo freaking happy I think TJ Klune himself is magicalCan't wait for the other books in this series If I could give this one 10 stars I would but I will just give it the 5 well deserved ones ; I haven't laughed this hard in a long time This review is posted on Wendy's Wycked Words

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    First of all I just want to let it be known that this book deserves to have a seuel no matter how obvious it was that it certainly will But just so there’s no sliver of doubt and I can have peace of mind I’ll say it again The Lightning Struck Heart must have a seuel No scratch that The Lightning Struck Heart cannot not have seuelssss You hear me TJ Klune? Huh? Huh? I’m not really good at taunting authorsNow that I’ve finally let it out onto the reviewIf you are a hardcore fan of fantasy books magic wizards and medieval kingdoms you may think “Pffft Puh lease I’ve seen or read it all” But if you haven’t read this book I can assure you that you haven’t seen it all And that’s probably my cue to throw the book right on your smug face Although I’m not really a fan of violence and that’s kind of cruel to the book and I only have my iPhone for a reading device so that would be unwise and stupid But you get the point yeah?To say that this book is epic and awesome would be an understatement So to give it justice I’ll follow Sam of Wilds with the whole capitalization thing such that this book officially is The Most Awesome and Epic Fantasy Book of All Time God that felt greatIn all honesty though I’ve never had the pleasure of reading a book of this caliber It felt like being high all the time Okay not a good metaphor but still Everything was just amped up – like every time your favorite song comes on the radio and you can’t help turning the volume to max And I dare ask How does TJ do that? This was beyond any normal level of hilarious and witty I was worried I’d have bad gas from the nonstop laughing I was practically crying and wheezing It was like this book was written especially for my generation Make no mistake the book was set during the medieval times but it was like being in an alternate universe where the medieval people are updated with everything happening on social media and the contemporary gibberish of our era “You mad bro?” “Love you boo” “Dat Ass” “Baby Look at me Hey Baby Listen” “Ooooh girl” “Don’t need no mens” And the sarcasm? The banter? The cursing and the dirty talk? The sex puns? Never forget the sex punsGenius and uncensored Exasperatingly funny but genius nonetheless I think this broke all literary conventions It was practicing poetic license at its finestAnd I see where your mind is going I know you’re thinking “If the 171K of words is mostly this kind of shit where’s the story? Is there any substance at all?” Yeah I read your mind buddy I’m also a wizard No I’m not But if you’re worried there’s no concrete plot I’m uoting Sam when he reflected on the many and I say that exaggeratedly twists he went through That night I lay on my back on the roof of the keep watching the stars above wondering just how in the hell my life had gotten to this pointThen I realized it was mostly my fault and that made me sort of depressed and happy all at the same timeI told myself that it was because I was extraordinarily complex I’m stopping there because you don’t want to know the rest of what he said spoiler he contradicted the whole thing But I do agree before he contradicted himself Despite the shenanigans and the madfuckery that this book contain the story was extraordinarily complex It was unpredictable and unconventional Each chapter practically a subplot of epic proportions And the characters? Dynamic and non stereotypical All of them even the secondary characters were uniue and bursting with vibrant personality Reading their banter was endearing Well in the case of Sam and Ryan – frustratingly arousing and coated with deep sexual tension I never expected to be affected by it so much I had the case of blue balls for 3 days Yes imagine Or don’t imagine But foreplay with just words? Talk about enlighteningOkay I got a little sidetracked there But yeah if you’re worried about the storyline don’t I assure you this has the right mix of humor and a great plot going on You have to hand it to Sam though I was mostly drawn to him Yeah he was badass and all kinds of awesome but that’s not the reason you will love him Even though he will probably be the greatest wizard of all time I was warmed by his vulnerability He is an underdog through and through and I can't help but empathize with him He is the epitome of martyrdom and the face of unreuited love He is a walking irony – powerful and helpless at the same time He is the heart of this story because it’s his very humanity for which you will feel that deep resounding connectionWe’ve all been down that road at one point in our life The endless pining and the insecurities? Been there done that “There’s someone out there for you Someone who will love your hair and your words and your eyes and the way you scrunch up your nose when you’re thinking hard on something He will love you for all of the things that you are and all of the things you aren’t He’ll love you beyond all reason and will be convinced that you hung the sun and the moon He will see the stars and wish for only you Someone will love every single part of who you are and my gods I can’t wait for the day to meet him to tell him thank you” As much as this book made me laugh I can’t count the number of times I also cried because don’t we all deserve that love? I realized we were or are or will be Sam of Wilds at some point in our also badass lives We also wish the same things he did We also give it everything we’ve got Because of this Sam will probably be one of my most favorite protagonists of all timeTJ Klune you are my new hero Thank you for sharing your literary gift to the world If there are Sam Girls then I can unabashedly say that I am most definitely a TJ Girl from here on Secret fan meetings? I'm so down with that

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    Re read September 2019I'm still so obsessed with this book ❤❤❤ BEST BOOK EVERI freaking LOVED this book This book is hilarious But it was also beautiful sweet and it broke my heart in the best way possiblebecause there is so much pining it was awesome “It’s you” I said not able to look away “It’s how I feel when I’m with you How I think I’ve always felt You’re my lightning struck heart Ever since I’ve known you you’ve struck my heart and now I have to let you go because you’re not mine to keep I need someone that I can be strong for But I need someone who can also be strong for me” I cannot express my love for Sam enough Sam a 20 year old wizard apprentice The most powerful there is actually Sam who doesn’t know how to shut up ever And his pining for Ryan was just EPIC Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart was climbing slowly out of the river water cascading down his body dripping over miles and miles of muscle“I swear he’s doing this on purpose” Gary whispered hotly“I swear I want to do him on purpose” I breathed“You okay Sam? ” Ryan asked and his voice was huskySo I blurted out “I’ve got wood” Gary turned his head slowly to gape at me “Oh dear gods” I muttered Then louder “Wood I brought the wood I’ve got so much wood Wood Fuck Firewood I’ve got firewood For the fire Because it’s going to get nipples out tonight Cold It’s going to get cold out tonight Sweet molasses” And Ryan I loved Ryan He was awesome I’ve heard of you people”Oh gods Mama cocked her head at him To most it wouldn’t have seemed like anything But for those that knew her Mama was coiling to strike“What do you mean by you people?” she askedI had to stop the bloodshed before it could start “He means—”“Pimps” Ryan said “Is that what you’re called? Pimps? Brothel owner? Whoremaster? ueen of the Fuck Palace?” And how can I express my love for all the other amazing charactersGary the gay hornless unicorn “When were you tied up? ”I asked again “It was that centaur we met last year In the elf realm”“You said you were just friends”“We were We were just the kind of friends that tied each other up and pushed our penises together” Tiggy the half giant “You want mouth full of knight” Tiggy said “Knight take your flower and eat it” Kevin the dragon “Why are we even out here”“Bonding” Kevin said “ You said that we needed bonding” Then he leered at me his lip curling tongue snaking out between his fangs “Or perhaps you meant bondage? Is that what you meant pretty? You need me to tie you up and choke you on my dick? Make you scream as I twist your little nipples? Make you—”“That’s not what I meant at all” The king “Okay so how would you feel if you looked like you had boobs?” “Is that a hypothetical uestion? ” the king said“Hypothetically no More like that’s what I painted somehow and will now be a part of the finished product because I don’ t know how to fix it Nor do I know if I want to”“Am I busty?”“Very You also have three of them”“Good Proceed” I have so much love for them allYes the romance mostly consists of pining for each other without any sexy times there are sexy times don't worry It took Ryan a while to get his head out of his ass Especially since Sam had no idea how Ryan was feelingUntil the truth corn of course No way around it after that ”When you do anything I get hard really Even your ridiculous sex puns You remember when you wrapped those Dark wizards in stone at the restaurant?”“Yeah” I managed to say“I wanted to tell you that you gave me an e rock tion” Ryan bent over and banged his forehead against the table “Why why why did I say that out loud? Please Someone Anyone Kill me” It takes a long time for these two to get together but it was worth the wait I sighed I swooned and to steal Gary’s words I got a heart bonerThis book had everything I ever wanted in a book A fairy tale with a magical hero who is socially awkward yet also very awesome in his ramblings cool sidekicks extremely funny situations and a lovely HEA

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    Kindle Freebie 32218 My original review from 2015 of the book can be found herePrevious rating 35 starsAudiobook re read rating 35 stars for the story 5 stars for the narration 45 stars overallI'm going to focus the majority of this review on the audio portion If you want to read a detailed review on the story then check out my previous review of the ebook Now I've said this before and I'll say it again I'm a HUUUUUUGE TJ Klune fan HUGE I've read nearly everything he has written I might have missed one book and I've never given him less than 35 stars He is one of my favorite authors of all time but this series yeah it didn't uite work for me the first time around Don't get me wrong I liked it but I found the characters too similar to those from Tell Me It's Real and Bear Otter and the Kid and the plot to be too long with too much meandering Of course I adored the humor as all die hard TJ fans would but I felt exasperated by the end by how long it took the MCs to get together I was ready to put this whole series aside with a shrug but all of my friends have NOT STOPPED TALKING about the audiobook narration of The Lightning Struck Heart When the audiobook first came out I was not familiar with Michael Lesley so I wasn't willing to take the chance I hate giving bad ratings to authors that I personally like so I didn't want to hate the narration and give the book less than 3 stars However I decided to take a chance with the audiobook of Tell Me It's Real also by Michael Lesley which is a comfort read of mine and see how it went And it was awesome So I figured what the hell I've listened to a LOT of audiobooks over 250 and I can safely say that Michael Lesley's narration of this book is among the best I've listened to He was just outstanding like he OWNED this book and I am truly stunned as to the uality of the work Michael mastered no less than 20 separate and uniue voices there are a LOT of side characters and put his ALL into the narration It also helps that Michael has just the right cadence the right delivery and the right vibe for this story He sounds young enough to pull off the younger characters but can pitch his voice just so for the older ones He can do sexy voices creepy voices and funny voices His voice for Tiggy was GOLD my favorite of any of the voices in the book When I met Michael Lesley in person he told me that he likes to do accents I was a little dubious because a bad accent can be sad but his accents were so perfectly done Sure it helps that this book is a fantasy so the people don't actually have to be from anywhere in particular but he made those accents feel natural TJ Klune hit the jackpot with him and he should be thanking his lucky stars that such a perfect fitting narrator came his way My final rating is a full star higher because I really enjoyed the book in audio and Michael Lesley deserves heaps of praise for his work Still narration aside the book is funny charming and romantic even if it won't rank up there in my favorites from TJ I'm hoping A Destiny of Dragons wins me over even Copy provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review

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    5 StarsThe Lightning Struck Heart is a grand fantasy adventure featuring an adorably hilarious wizard's apprentice his epically awesome parents his best friends in the form of a fabulous and fierce gay unicorn and a sweet half giant a kind hearted King and his petulant but redeemable son two wizened older wizards a sex crazed vegetarian dragon and a dashing and immaculate young knight You couldn’t ask for It’s TJ Klune so the writing is obviously of the highest standards In my eyes this dude can do no wrong His stories speak to me with their perfect blend of heart and humour and choc full of the most outrageously fantastic cast of characters the literary world has ever seenThe fantasy elements were also stunning showcasing a rich and detailed fantasy land full of mythical creatures and magical beings that effortlessly captured my heart yet also provided a laugh a minute with their ridiculous antics and sassy banter I laughed hard to the point of tears on several occasions I certainly highlighted than in any book I’ve ever read 112 highlights at last count re reading passages over and over again just to absorb the hilarity and genius as much as humanly possible It was comedy brilliance pure and simple But don’t be fooled as laugh out loud funny as this story is there are also some great feels The romance between wizard's apprentice Sam Haversford and Knight Commander Ryan Foxheart is the slowest of slow burns with lots of not so subtle flirting and not so secret longing There is frustration and heartache—on my behalf as well as theirs—but in true fairy tale fashion there is also the most magical and epic of happily ever after in store for these two oblivious idiots I feel like The Lightning Struck Heart was personally tailored to meet my every bookish want and need Seriously I have not a single complaint or wish for change in any way shape or form To me this was the perfect book and I have no doubt it will remain a favourite for the rest of my daysRe read July 2020 Audio EditionIn this audiobook The Lightning Struck Heart is an already 5 star read made even magnificent with Michael Lesley’s sensational vocal performance There aren’t enough superlatives in the dictionary for me to lay adeuate praise on Lesley’s narrationIt’s comic perfection It’s pure geniusIt’s 100% my favourite audiobook of all time

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    Extremely funny book except I found it farcical and stereotyped; like a 400 page slapstick SNL impersonation of the LGBT individual I'm sorry but I was not amused and had it not been for the presence of Kevin the dragon this would have been rated one star