Knight by Kristen Ashley

January 23, 2015 An EDGy Favorite, Book Review 0 ★★★★★

Knight by Kristen Ashleyfive-stars
Knight Series: Unfinished Hero #1
Also in this series: Creed, Raid, Deacon
Published by Self-published on April 7, 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 286
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Anya Gage has learned that to get anything good in life, you have to work for it. She has no expectations, no dreams.

Then she finds herself at a party where she doesn’t want to be and she meets Knight.

Knight Sebring knows who he is, what he wants and what he likes. And he gets it. But he never expected something as sweet as Anya Gage to wander into his bedroom during a party he did not expect to be having to borrow his phone.

Knight tries to leave Anya to the life she deserves of white picket fences and a man who watches football on Sundays – good, normal and clean. But when Anya comes to his nightclub and finds herself in a situation, he knows someone has to look after her, he can’t fight it anymore and he decides that man will be him.

Knight teaches Anya that, just as with the bad, in life you should also expect the good. And he teaches her this by giving it to her.

But Knight has a dark past and just as he desires Anya for exactly who she is, he fears when she finds out exactly the man he has become and always intends to be, she’ll leave him for good, normal and clean.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.


By SpiceI think as far as a Kristen Ashley series goes, the Unfinished Hero Series created the most controversy. The books in this series tend to be shorter and a little bit more erotic with elements of sexual control and light erotic punishment. As with any book, some people just didn’t like this book, but I loved it.

Where some saw an absolute ass, I saw a man who was comfortable with himself and made no apologies for his choices and decisions.

“I like control and I have a temper. I see the world a certain way. I want my world a certain way. And I set about getting it. If I don’t, if I can’t control that, harness it, things can get ugly. So I do.”

Where some saw someone way too overprotective, I saw a man who would lay down his life for his woman.

“Wars fought over a face like this,” he murmured like he was talking to himself, my heart stopped beating and his thumbs moved lightly across my cheeks. “A man would work himself into the ground for it, go down to his knees to beg to keep it, endure torture to protect it, take a bullet for it,” his eyes came to mine, “poison his brother to possess a face like this.”

Where some saw a man who used women, I saw a man who knew the true worth of a good woman.

“You got a girl who’s worth it, you’re her Dad or you’re her Daddy, you spoil her rotten. You let her know she’s precious, not convince her of that shit, because it’s not about convincing. It’s about understanding it’s just fuckin’ true.”

To me Knight wasn’t just an Unfinished Hero, he was a misunderstood hero. As his story unfolds, it’s real easy to write him off as a thug. It’s not until you get his history and where he came from that you truly understand why he does the things he does. He set up a business that most consider the lowest of the low, but he did it with protecting women who had been brought low in mind.

Some of the things he said to Anya, I think are absolutely beautiful. Yeah, he would make a sailor blush, but look past those F-Bombs. One of my favorites was when he took on Anya’s doubts about her body.

“You are perfect. I wanted to fuck cut, first, I’d wonder if I lost my fuckin’ mind not havin’ sweet and soft and all woman. Then, I’d fuck cut. But I don’t want cut. I want my cock in a woman who’s sweet, soft, and…” his face got close, “all woman”.

Last but not least, Knight could dirty talk with the best of them. There was plenty of hot and sexy burning up those pages.

“I’m not certain I like you”

“You don’t need to like me to let me fuck you but since I like you, I’d prefer it that way.”

I know I’m focusing on Knight but Anya was pretty amazing too. At first, I thought she was kind of spacey but then you realized she wasn’t a ditz, she was exhausted. What I loved about Anya was that life gave her a crap hand. Instead of wallowing in her misery, she decided to find ways to make it better and was working herself to exhaustion to make sure she reached her goals. She didn’t complain, she just did. She also never got a nasty attitude because she figured why bother, it won’t change things. The only flaw Anya had was maybe she was too sweet. As with any KA book, there are some amazing secondary characters. I thought Vivica was awesome, in fact, I want a Vivica of my very own. Everyone needs a friend like her who has your back, makes you laugh, and absolutely takes no crap off anyone.

I’ve re-read this book several times and I know I will several more.

Rating: 5 Daddy Stars

 

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