Monday, July 29, 2013

Review: Knight & Play by Kitty French

Knight & Play (Knight, #1)
Knight & Play by Kitty French
Publication Date: November 23rd 2012
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
About the book: There's only one thing in life Lucien Knight really hates, and that's husbands who cheat on their wives.

There's only one problem in Sophie Black's life. Her cheating husband...

From the moment Lucien & Sophie meet, the seal is set.

Romantic, emotional & intensely erotic, Knight and Play is the perfect read for lovers of international bestsellers Fifty Shades & Bared To You. Let yourself be swept away by Part One of the Knight series from Kitty French, a romance so hot it'll burn your fingers...

CEO of Knight Inc. Lucien Knight is catch-your-breath gorgeous and damaged by his troubled past in Norway. All grown up and relocated to London, he's built his empire of adult clubs from the ground up to become the gorgeous patron saint of the sex industry. No one knows the dark childhood secrets that have given Lucien a backbone of steel and a heart encased in ice. No one until Sophie Black, that is...

From the moment girl-next-door Sophie accepts the job as Lucien Knight's PA, she understands how Alice must have felt when she tumbled down the rabbit hole. Lucien takes her safe, vanilla life away and plunges her head first into a huge dish of fantasy flavours. Rich, spicy chocolate covered with dark, oozingly lickable sauce? Check. Tutti-frutti with indecently red, glistening cherries on the top? Yes please.

Lucien strips away all of Sophie's inhibitions, and when he instructs her to select three new toys, she soon realises he has more than a game of Monopoly on his mind...

He's opened the door to a whole new pleasure packed world without limits, and Sophie is utterly intoxicated. But how far is she willing to go? And what happens when she has to step back into reality again?

Lucien & Sophie's is a story of star crossed love and forbidden passion, a sexual odyssey that spans the globe and changes both of their lives forever. Let it change yours, too.

My Thoughts:

Knight and Play was and extremely sexy and sensual ride!  Smoking HOT does not cover it!

Sophie Black is stuck in a boring life, languishing in a lonely marriage.  Her husband is gone at all times for “business trips” which she is coming to realize are anything but.  It the back of her mind his disinterest and detachment spell something she hasn’t wanted to come to terms with: he’s having an affair. Her career is also in the stuck position and she’s ready for something new.  That something new is a position working for Lucien Knight, an adult entertainment business mogul.  Her heart stutters when she lays eyes on him:

Tall, dark and handsome was nowhere near the mark. He was tall, definitely, but with dirty blond hair and flint blue eyes that were now fixed on her with a predatory look of interest.

She has no idea how much her life is about to change.

Lucien Knight can see the sadness in Sophie’s eyes when she walks into his office and immediately wants to remedy it.  He hires her and quickly finds out her good-for-nothing husband is cheating on her, one of his biggest no-no’s in life.  He can’t understand why someone would neglect Sophie.  Just one look at her and he sees all kinds of sensual potential.  She’s got spunk, sass, innocence, and she’s gorgeous:

The girl was eighty percent kitten and twenty percent lioness, and he considered it his mission to make her roar.

This story is FIERY HOT and should require one of my trademark panty warnings:  May spontaneously combust while reading!  Now consider yourself warned, and know that this warning is for a great percentage of the book. 

Lucien shocks and pushes Sophie’s buttons at every turn lighting all kinds of fires she feels she shouldn’t consider.  She knows her husband is cheating but she’s still technically a married woman.  Normally I detest cheating in books, but when a mate is cheating all bets are off and I consider the injured party free to do what they will. This is my opinion, so the fact that Lucien and Sophie get involved when she is still married didn’t bother me.  Lucien held the same opinion, but Sophie still felt the burning guilt after all was said and done. 

This was a fast and addictive read and I was eagerly flipping through the pages (keeping my fan set on HIGH!) to find out how everything would play out.  Would she continue to work for Lucien?  Would she reconcile with her husband?  Would Lucien allow his feelings to move past just “the here and now” philosophy?  Be warned, this ends with everything up in the air so have book two, Knight & Stay, on hand and ready to go when you finish this one. I’ve already started on it and so far I have to say I like it even more than this one. 
4 Suns

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  1. Ahhh! I have this book, and can't believe I haven't read it yet. I love, love, love this review, Rachel!

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    2. Thanks, Andrea! Make sure you take that panty warning to heart! ;)