Monday, January 20, 2014

BOOK REVIEW - KNIGHT AND STAY by KITTY FRENCH - KNIGHT TRILOGY # 2 - EROTIC CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE - SELF PUBLISHED

By: Kitty French
Published By: Kitty French
Released: Available Now
Details: Kindle, 220 Pages

RATING: 5 PANTY DROPPING LUCIEN STARS

Blurb : Goodreads

Sophie black has turned her back on both her cheating husband and her sexy, enigmatic boss Lucien Knight. When she hits rock bottom, she finds herself drawn back into Lucien's glamorous no strings, high stakes world of intensely erotic encounters.

Bold and beautiful, Lucien is a walking, talking Viking sex god-the ultimate rebound guy. His is a seductive world of pleasure without limits or commitment, but can Sophie's already bruised heart survive his strictly no ties rule?

When her husband returns with his tail between his legs, Sophie is faced with the toughest decision of her life. How does she choose between the man she vowed to love forever and the man who she hadn´t planned on loving at all?

Knight & Stay is a star-crossed romantic adventure that spans the globe from Paris to the glittering artic northern lights, a sexual odyssey of love and lust that changes the lives of everyone involved forever.


BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

A chance job application leads Sophie to Lucien and this crossing of paths will change Sophie, forever.

A sexual journey Sophie will never forget.

A man she finds hard to forget.

In Knight and Stay Sophie has become a more determined woman. She needs to sort herself out, a cheating husband on one hand and a man that has changed her life on many levels, on the other hand.

The only thing is Lucien needs to cut himself off from Sophie. He does not need this distraction in his life.

But can he?

Love = pain

Love = being let down

Love = heartache

Lucien doesn’t need that on his resume. He is doing perfectly fine as he is, enjoying the pleasures of life that he has earned and the lifestyle he loves to be a part of.

Sophie was a distraction he enjoyed, but now he is feeling things he doesn’t understand or want to feel.

Sophie isn’t going to let Lucien off the hook that easily.



What I love about this series, Kitty doesn’t conform to the gazillionaire recipe that a lot of authors use.

Kitty doesn’t need to throw in the bitch that puts a jealous streak into the story and smirks back at you from the pages hell bent on causing trouble.

Kitty doesn’t need to add that angst.

Lucien and Sophie can run the show.

She doesn’t need to add the abusive parent or relative from the past that led to the male lead being involved in the type of sex life he enjoys.

Lucien simply enjoys it.

He wasn’t driven to it by a harsh childhood. He did have a difficult childhood but it wasn’t the catalyst for his lifestyle. A lot of people have upsetting childhoods, doesn’t mean they turn to a sexual lifestyle that craves pain and sometimes darkness.

Lucien isn’t out to physically release his pain using a paddle.

Lucien is one of the quiet gazillionaire’s. He doesn’t have security following his every move. I didn’t see one security person dogging him.

He doesn’t have some villain out for payback stalking him.

Lucien is simply Lucien and he wears it very well.

Lucien is a very seductive character.

There is an art to writing a great sex scene. In Knight and Play, Kitty paints visually explosive sex scenes. She is like a modern day Leonardo da Vinci of sex scene writing. They are creative and colourful and memorable.

Kitty brought it again in Knight and Stay.

Holy Champagne!!

Even when it comes to writing this trilogy, Kitty doesn’t conform. I just assumed Knight and Day was a continuation of Lucien and Sophie’s story.

It is not.

It is best friend Kara and a man in her life.

I could quite easily have read another book with Lucien and Sophie but that is not to be. The epilogue in this one gets us up to speed.

I actually would love a novella on Lucien and Sophie, pre-epilogue. I really wanted to read this.

Kitty had opportunities to drag out angst and emotional pain in Knight and Stay, but she didn’t.

This I really loved.

Sometimes there is a thing as overuse of angst , which can leave me wanting to throw a book out the window.

Kitty doesn’t need to do that.

Lucien and Sophie can run the show and entertain me without angst, angst, angst.

I don’t think there is even any action in Knight and Play and Knight and Stay.

Well there is action, * waggles eyebrows * but not action.

It is all about watching two people come together... that wasn’t meant to be a pun, who appear so different at the start, but have a common goal that they don’t yet realize.

They just want to be happy and loved.

Lucien finds it harder to reach that goal. He has everything else he could possibly need in his life. He doesn’t think he needs a partner to share it with, a monogamous relationship that he can grow old with.

Kitty can be sexually sinful without needing coloured rooms and horsetail whips in her writing. Don't get me wrong, the lad owns many Adult shops and clubs and likes his toys, but ...

Her secret weapon is Lucien.

Kitty’s books are 200 plus pages. She packs an entertaining read into them without riddling story line with angst to lengthen the number of pages. No need for super bitches, or overuse of bad parenting, love triangles, villains out to kill or kidnap or security detail needed because the guy is so powerfully known.

Lucien is all things gazillionaire, but without being a target.

His target is Sophie.

I highly recommend this trilogy for mature aged readers. Lucien is a very memorable character. 



Michelle

2 comments:

  1. Oh you have me quite curious and I love that this author doesn't need props and angst to make you feel and become wrapped up in the characters and Lucien sounds very memorable.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really enjoyed these two books. Kitty certainly writes Lucien very naughty but also memorable :D

      Delete

We love hearing from you, your comments mean a lot to us.