Knight (Unfinished Hero #1) by Kristen Ashley
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
Knight was my first ever Kristen Ashley read and so it holds a very special place in my heart…it was my gateway drug to the addiction that is Kristen Ashley‘s writing. I first heard about Knight on one of the blogs that I follow (although I can’t remember specifically which one)…if even one person reads this review and decides to read Knight then I will be so happy that I have paid it forward!
Anya is ready to leave a party and goes to get her friend…they have a strict “never leave a sister behind” policy only it turns out it is only strict on Anya’s end as her friend is trying to hook up with the apartment owner and is not very nice about telling Anya to just leave already. When Anya goes to phone for a cab, her cell isn’t working so when she spots a phone in a bedroom, she sneaks in to use it only to run into Knight…the phone’s and apartments real owner. The party boy hooking up with Anya’s friend is really a dead-beat brother who brings nothing with him but trouble. Knight proceeds to step in and take over Anya’s life…or at least her evening by driving her home. Soon after, amazing cell phones show up, her apartment’s seriously lacking security is fixed and other problems in Anya’s life get sorted—all due to Knight. Knight is the uber-rich, uber-dominant man who swoops into Anya’s life and tries to make it easier and better for her. He says amazingly blunt things about her beauty and decisions. Knight’s background has been discussed by many and is a trigger for some but in the overall scheme of things I was able to overlook it simply because EVERYTHING is over the top in this book making it feel unrealistically realistic to me. I was able to distance myself from things I didn’t want to think about. Good, bad or indifferent, that’s the truth of the matter. Also, Anya’s first person narration tends to describe everything in detail which some may not appreciate but I couldn’t seem to read fast enough.
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I purchased this book with my own funds.