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.
Knight is the first book in Unfinished Hero series by Kristen Ashley. Unfinished Hero series is both darker and more erotic than her other books; it’s not your typical love story, but somehow it works. The BDSM in this book is very light, no playrooms or dungeons, Knight just like to be in control of everything. It is another exquisite and captivating KA love story with badass and possessive alpha male. I knew I would love this book since I read the author’s note and acknowledgements. Seriously, if you’ve never read any of KA’s books, you’re totally missing out on something beautiful.
Anya Gage is a great and very likeable heroine in my opinion. She’s not some weak damsel in distress but she’s also not a kickass heroine. She’s had a rough life, things weren’t easy for her, but she’s still managed to survive and hasn’t let any of it stop her from reaching her dreams to create a better life. She’s sweet, loyal, hard-working, smart, and determined. She’s also very independent; she had such a hard time with Knight’s generosity because she always wanted to make it on her own. She doesn’t create unnecessary drama and more importantly she accepted Knight for who he was. There are just so many qualities that I like about Anya.
From the very first time I read about him, I just knew that Knight is a special character. Knight Sebring is not a typical hero in a romance novel because of what he does. He is one hot, classy, domineering anti-hero. He’s also a bossy alpha male who likes to control everything in his world and take care of those around him. He’s a (dark) knight in shining armor to a lot of people who know him. I love that he’s very confident and somehow intense in a good way. I loved how gentle and tender he could be with Anya even though he is not a gentle and tender person. I loved his relationship with Anya, he communicated what he wanted and expected of her, and she was open enough to try anything that Knight threw at her.
From many other reviews that I read, I know that a lot of readers are bothered or did not enjoy the Daddy/Baby thing and I totally understand why, but for me it somehow fitted in with the story and it worked for me. KA’s effort to write this erotic anti-hero story is very successful. It’s not about changing or reforming the hero but rather loving him despite his flaws. I really adore this story. It’s beautifully written and it’s one of the hottest things I’ve ever read. And I agree with KA, I think Knight is not an erotica, it is a love story. But it is an erotic one. I give Knight 4 sexy stars!!!
“Wars fought over a face like this.”
“Make a wish, Knight. Honey, the candles are gonna burn out,” I prompted on a grin. “Let ’em,” he replied. “Got nothin’ I want. Everything I want is standing right in front of me.”
“I love you Anya, you’re the only woman who’s had that from me and you’re the only one who ever will.”
“You can’t cushion me from the entire world, Knight.” “I can try.”
“She’s beautiful, Dad. You see her, you won’t believe your eyes. You’ll think you’re dreamin’.”