Knight by Kristen Ashley

Book description from goodreads.com:

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.

My rating:

3 1/2 stars

My review:

This book is very different from the other Kristen Ashley books I have read (and I have read PLENTY).  Most of KA’s books revolve around hot, strong men and a woman they met and fall for instantly.  While this is true in Knight, what’s different is that this book is more of a “50 Shades” type book, which none of KA’s other books have been.

I have no problem with the S&M concept, and it’s not over the top with a “red room” like it was in “50 Shades”.  Knight is a good guy.  He has issues, yes, but deep down, he’s a good guy.  He’s fiercely loyal to Anya.  He tries to right wrongs in her life.  He does it all with good intentions. 

One thing I did not look about this book was some of the banter they used when “doing the deed”.  It was awkward and uncomfortable at times.  But the sex scenes were pretty steamy and interesting.

Anya’s friend Viv is a great character in this story.  Her friend Sandrine is not.  There are some bad people in this book, and Knight’s secret, which is revealed at the end, came out of left field a bit, but wasn’t totally unbelievable and made sense based on other parts of this story.

My recommendation:

If you like S&M books, read it.  If you like Kristen Ashley, read it.  Overall, it was a good, fast read.

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