These are more along the lines of our “guilty-pleasure-y” anti-hero romance reads. A bit more erotica in nature than Kristen Ashley’s norm and these guys are true bad-boys. Knight and I had a few “issues”, but I did enjoy it, and sooooo many LOVED him. He was right up their alley, and I’m thinking perhaps “Raid” will be more my speed.
Here’s what our fellow readers are saying about #1 & 2:
Lee Ann: I loved “Knight”, would like to see continuation of this series, and Kristen books with this little bit extra works for me. Keep up the most excellent writing!!!
Kathy: ”Knight” by Kristen Ashley had me hooked from the very first page with the story line and the anti-hero. *BIG WARNING on that one for graphic content (not as much BDSM, but the imagery…wow) and language (Oh! WOW).* But…..what now????
Julie: I absolutely loved Knight – he truly was an “anti-hero” and it was fascinating to see how Anya struggled internally with the kind of guy he was; despite being attracted to him. The romance fascinated me.
Krystal: Knight was amazing !!!!!!! he is soooo my DADDY !!! **blush** i devoured the book !!!
Devi: I loved Creed!!!!!! maybe even better than Tate (gasp!!!) I said it Creed is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! maryse, you gotta read this book and Sylvie is just BADASS!!!! this book is sooooooooooooooo good ….and STEAMY!!!!!!
About book #1 (and an idea of the more grittier nature of the series)
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.
“Raiden Miller came to me like a shot. Sometimes, this happens. It happened with Tatum Jackson from Sweet Dreams too. So obviously, since Tate was so effing great, I paid attention when Raid hit my consciousness like a shooting star… I knew everything about him, what he looked like, sounded like, his back story, everything.
And he took hold in a way that I knew he would not let go.
This was not good. See, I had fallen for Raid in that moment and was desperate to spend time with him but I had also promised a bevy of books to my readers in the beginning of 2013 and one of them was not the next in The Unfinished Heroes Series. I worried that my girls would lose their minds if I went off target.
I tried not to let Raid take hold but I couldn’t fight him. Furthermore, when his girl Hana Boudreaux came to me, I had to give him his happiness with Hanna. I had no choice. I threw myself into this story and wrote, wrote, wrote pretty much every waking moment.”