Published by Self-Published on 08 April 2012
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Place(s) Traveled To: Denver, Colorado // Capital Hill, Colorado
First Line(s): I was standing in the corner. I didn’t want to be there.
Knight by Kristen Ashley is my second foray into this authors work and it was a very different type of story from Mystery Man (my review). While both books feature over the top strong alpha males, the character of Knight is more of an anti-hero. He is overly possessive and controlling and in many ways he’s very off putting as a character. Yes he does have his redeemable moments and he does genuinely care for Anya but he’s not the sort of person that most readers would imagine themselves settling down with.
Knight is not that big bear of a man with a heart of gold. He’s a club owner and not the most upstanding of people. He’s also a dominate but I wouldn’t necessarily call Knight a BDSM story. Yes, there are those elments contained within it but its not as BDSM filled as other books that I have read. But where this book kind of lost me was when Knight would have Anya call him Daddy while they were intimate. That’s just a squick factor that is hard to get over, at least for me. Its just…ick…and I skimmed over those portions of the story.
Where this book really sold me though was Anya. She wasn’t the strongest of characters but she was a likable one. I enjoyed her antics and her relationship with her friends. There is much in Anya that many readers can relate to. She’s flawed and insecure and is just looking for love. Knight isn’t for everyone but it was a story that I enjoyed for what it was. Its a quick read and while it wasn’t perfect it wasn’t a bad way to pass the time. I’m not sure if Kristen Ashley will ever be an all time favorite author of mine but she is one that I will be checking out again in the future.