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Knight (Unfinished Hero #1)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  23,747 ratings  ·  1,898 reviews
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 par...more
Kindle Edition, 273 pages
Published April 8th 2012 (first published April 7th 2012)
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Hello Readers.

Call me crazy but I really liked this book.

I mean how many times have you dreamed of a white knight coming to sweep you off your feet??

Slay down dragons for you??

Hmmm...A knight of my own....what I wouldn't do for one!!

But errrr...there's a slight problem!!

Well you see this knight is very,very rough....

1)He can't speak a sentence without using the words f*ck or shit.

2)He is a control freak.Freak as in real freak.

3)His ego is not just the humble size of Texas but whole of...more
5 Stars for my #1 Book Husband <3

My gorgeous Daddy...
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5 Who’s your Daddy? Stars!

Meet Daddy... I mean, KNIGHT
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“Your Christian name is Knight?”
“If that means first name, yeah.”
“With a ‘K’”
“Yeah, babe, with a ‘K’"
“Thats an unusual name.”
“I kind of like it.”
“I can die happy.”

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And his Baby... ANYA
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“Wars fought over a face like this. A man would work himself into the ground for it, go down to his knees to beg to keep it, endure torture to protect it, take a bullet for it. Poison his bro
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
5 stars

I can understand why this book did not work for everyone! I, however, loved reading every page of this story.

Kristen Ashley gave me what I wanted. She gave me a true anti-hero–one whowould challenge what I consider acceptable behavior in my hero.Knight was the type of character who generated, for me, an inner turmoil between my desire for a hero who genuinely loves his heroine (which he did) and my knowledge that he had few, if any, redeeming qualities, and frankly, didn't deserve that...more

1.5 stars

Perhaps if I'd known from the outset that this would be a story about a hero's need to control the heroine, in and out of the bedroom, I wouldn't have bothered reading this. A man who wants to control and dominate his partner's life is creepy, unstable and unattractive. I can't see the appeal in a man (or woman) dominating their partner. I know that many readers are into bdsm, but if it's not eye-rolling, or boring me to tears, the descriptions are making me laugh. And I'm guessing that...more
Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Dean, Tate, Dan, Ty & Hunter
UPDATE: Rating edited September 21, 2013. From 5 stars downgraded to 4 stars.


"I find all of this very confusing," I admitted cautiously.
"You'll get in my bed, I'll sort you out."
Something for the dislike side.
"You're that good?" I asked with mild sarcasm but he pulled me closer so my face was an inch from his.
"Yeah, I am baby. I will take care of you there in all the ways you need me to do it. That I can guarantee."

UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

May 4th, 2013

Pre-reveal of the paperback cover for KNIGHT!

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Knight is the first book in Kristen Ashley's new erotic romance series, The Unfinished Heroes and I totally loved it!

Knight Sebring is your typical KA male, but rather than a hero, Knight is an anti-hero. Über alpha, super sexy, over the top controlling... and very, very bad. Knight is the kind of hero you expect to see redeemed in his own story, but that doesn't happen and ya know what? I don't care. I adore him just the nasty wa...more
Stacia (out of inspiration)
Adult review for Erotic content. I can't say I loved everything about the book but I have to give credit for Knight's ability to talk the clothes off a mannequin. I want to be able to give an extra half star just for his bedroom talk.

Has anyone else ever had an immediate and sudden urge to say a word out loud that you would never say under any other circumstance? And no, I'm not talking swear words.

I seriously think the word "dude" came out of my mouth at least 15 times while reading this book...more
Lisa Jayne

“You don't need to like me to let me fuck you but since I like you, I'd prefer it that way.”


CAUTION a word of warning, do not proceed with this book if you are offended by any kind of over domineering, deliciously tempting alpha characters. This book would more than likely not be for you, however luckily for me I love, love, loved every page and gladly spent my time with this dangerous hero. 'Knight' is the kind of book that puts yourself in an anxious state waiting for y...more
Apr 19, 2012 Shawna rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: Fans of contemporary erotic romance, BDSM-lite, & dark heroes
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5 stars – Contemporary Erotic Romance

This is Kristen Ashley’s first venture into the “erotic” romance genre, and I loved it! Knight Sebring is a seriously sexy, magnetic, dark anti-hero and all kinds of yummy “Dom”ineering alpha hotness. Anya Gage is very likeable and genuine and one of my favorite KA heroines. I really enjoyed their captivating, intense connection, dynamic relationship, emotional progression, and explosive bedroom scenes! YOWZA!

Ms. Ashley took a gamble with this, and I imagine...more
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Apr 13, 2012 Michelle [Helen Geek] rated it 1 of 5 stars Recommends it for: BE VERY CAREFUL
Recommended to Michelle by: I WAS WARNED
1 Star

First, an apology. It is not my intent to *bash* this author. She has provided me MANY hours of enjoyment and many characters to love.

I'm conflicted. I did like some things, but it was inconsistent. To say I liked the characters, I did, but then I sincerely didn't like some of the characterizations. Maybe you can help me out..?

To be fair, I'm not a normal BDSM reader, but this was what I'd call BDSM light. It wasn't over the top, so I could hang.

What did I have issues with?
1 -- The whole B...more
Aestas Book Blog
4 stars. 5 stars. 2 stars. 1 star.... I guess that makes 3? It doesn't feel right to give it 3, but that kind of is the middle ground of my feelings.

If you like controlling men, this is the book for you!! If not, you may wish to stay away...

This is the darker side of KA! In case you have not read any of her books before, you should know that most of them are NOT like this. Pleeease dont judge her books based on this one!!

I'd been putting this book off for a while because I knew there wer...more
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

My Knight

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My Anya


...There I was, alone, lost in a current I couldn't fight, careening headlong into nothing.
then I felt him and my head jerked to the shore.
Thank God, Knight.
Thank God, I wasn't going to face nothing alone.
I'd have Knight...
He just held my eyes and held on.
And we slide over the edge, together, holding tight, into nothing.


KA does not disappoint once again. Even reading this the 3rd time Knight has made me horny and g...more
So now that Knight has been released, I'm gonna post my responses to Lori's questions for her Team Action review on her blog. The link to the full review (which is hilarious, by the way) is

My responses:

1. How do you feel about KA exploring more of an erotic avenue?
I loved it. I totally got her apprehension about going down that path though.... I know (as all us girls do) that she didn't want to alienate her readers by going more erotic. But to me i...more
Smitten's Book Blog

Holy freakin' hotness.

So, I'm thinking I might need therapy some time soon. I'm beginning to get slightly depressed that men are just sooo much better in books than they are in real life! Especially in KA books!

Knight. Oh. My. Actual. God! Where does she come up with this stuff?! Knight is the ultimate alpha! And he's called Knight!!!

"Um, I don't know your name but -"
"Right, Mr. Knight-"
"No, Knight."
"That's what I said, Knight. Now, Mr. Knight-"
"No, not Mr. Knight. Knight. My name is

4.5 STARS.

"Your Christian name is Knight?"
"If that means first name, yeah."
"With a 'K'?"
"Yeah, babe, with a 'K'."
"That's an unusual name."
"I kind of like it."
"I can die happy."



"Did you jack off, thinking of me?"
"Absolutely." My womb convulsed again.
I knew this sensation showed on my face because I heard him whisper,
"Baby wants her Daddy."
Definite mini-orgasm.
"Fuck yeah, my baby wants her Daddy," he growled.

This quote holds the reason of why I was a l...more
3 Stars! Just Okay! I enjoyed the first half of the book and then I got somewhat bored. I wanted some excitement, character development, passion, an all-consuming read, what I’ve come to expect from Kristen Ashley… and this fell flat.

Knight was sexy in his own way. I didn’t care that he smoked, that’s just a reality of life, some people do, or that he used the word f*ck…A LOT!! Initially I found him to be charming and I liked how he went all alpha protective on Anya, but once he possessed her,...more
“Wars fought over a face like this,” he murmured like he was talking to himself, my heart stopped beating and his thumbs moved lightly across my cheeks. “A man would work himself into the ground for it, go down to his knees to beg to keep it, endure torture to protect it, take a bullet for it,” his eyes came to mine, “poison his brother to possess a face like this.”




Yep...that's me! Ok, not me me as I'm not Lindsay Lohan (well, you know that *silly me*)...but that's me as in that's wha...more
Also reviewed at: Swept Away By Romance

I’m very torn about this book. Knight had me up at nights, totally enthralled and at the same time frustrated. I loved it, and then I hated it. I don’t know how many discussions I had about this book with friends but weirdly also with myself (not out loud, mind you, but in my head). For me, Knight is like glue that just keeps sticking to me even though I try to get it off. While that does speak for a really good book with a well told story, there were too m...more
I've read this book countless times, but I never did a casting until now, so here he is ladies...

My Knight:

Eric Belanger

My Anya:

If I were to choose one man in the whole universe, it would be Knight. This so....much. He isn't too intense. He's....enough. There isn't much more I can say because Knight says it all for me.

Wars fought over a face like this....A man would work himself into the ground for it, go down to his knees to beg to keep it, endure torture to protect it, take a bullet for it...pois...more

The Daddy wants to spank me for leaving him loaded and waiting to be read for over a YEAR. Finally, I committed to reading my two besties NUMBER ONE BOOK HUSBAND. I am gracious and so I took them up on the share......


Luckily, I have invested in a walk-in freezer for this very reason!!! I have to admit that I stayed away from Knight, not just out of respect for my besties ( I am not a ho like like ) but because I normally do not like cold, condescending, control freak, afraid of commitment...more
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"You... do not... leave your house...dressed like that...without being on the arm of a man like me"

"Then get your ass out of my bed, back in my tee, no panties and make me breakfast"

"Baby wants her Daddy"

"I love you, Anya, you're the only woman who's had that from me and you're the only who ever will"


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Wow, what a story, what a ride. I absolutely loved this book with a passion.

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Having a delicious alpha-male man protecting, controlling, leaving you breathless, and totally enthralle...more
As some of you know this was my first time reading a book by Kristen Ashley, so it was a big deal for me to read it. I wish I could say I liked it a lot, but overall, it was just a very average, forgettable read for me. I like the way it was written. It had a very down to earth feel to it, it made me laugh and the character development was excellent.

Now on to Anya and Knight. I loved Anya. Her attitude about life, considering what happened to her during her childhood, was remarkable. I liked how...more
Lady Heather
I really liked this story!

It was a little bit different that KA's other stuff, but definitely worth the read.

Knight is a really edgy, scary, intense character. He thinks nothing of using force to protect what's His and to hell with the consequences (that's just the way it is). I really like how KA wrote Him with a very strict 'code' for his life that is black & white (no grey areas), and everyone knows exactly where they stand, and what is expected of them.

Anya is a really great female lead...more
Anne OK
I'll preface my review by saying that I’ve been on a Kristen Ashley binge since the first of the year. Every single book I’ve read thus far has been sheer delight and brought many hours of unforgettable stories and characters.

That being said, “Knight” was disappointing and not up-to-par in regards to KA’s other books in my opinion. Yes, he was handsome and sexy and generous in many ways, but he fell short on my scale of best leading male characters. His story did indeed take us to another realm....more
Knight is the first novel in Kristen Ashley’s new Unfinished Heroes Series.

Kristen Ashley states she wanted to “write a romance novel about an anti-hero; a guy who’s really a bad boy and doesn’t intend to change.” This will not be your normal KA romance. It's shorter, steamier, erotic.

These books are not about reforming the hero but loving him despite his flaws. In this endeavor, I think KA was successful.

Knight Sebring certainly fits the peg of KA’s over-the-top bossy, possessive, protective...more
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Happiness is a new Kristen Ashley novel being released unexpectedly on Easter Sunday.

I really, really loved this and it is another very beautiful and captivating KA love story with a real badass alpha hero. But first, a caveat. This book is darker sexually than anything Kristen Ashley has published before. I wonder how long her creative fingers twitched at her keyboard yearning to write this but wondering what her fans would think. I loved it but it may not be for everyone. It is BDSM lite – the...more
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Wow..ok..well i will start out by saying that i've only read Kristen Ashley's Dream Man series and i LOVED IT! It was sooooo good...for me, every single one of them! Apparently this book is quite a departure from what KA is known to write and for the most part, i had no problems with it...i really enjoyed it!

I think first, i'll start out by listing the couple things (and it really is only a couple)i had a problem with, which mostly had to do with Knight. It was pretty much the things that came o...more
Duchess Nicole
All righty. First off, I would not recommend this for first time readers of Kristen Ashley. In my humble opinion, if you don't like her other men, Knight may not be a likeable character.

From the first of the book, I was hooked on Knight. He had the angry, brooding dominant male vibe going on, and quickly showed his protective side when taking care of Anya during the opening scene. The protectiveness snowballed until he basically takes care of life's problems for her, over and over again. It's en...more
Elizabeth (Liz)

I worship you, Kristen Ashley. The End.

No?? Okay then, here you go: Buy The Book. Read The Book. Adore The Book. The End. For real.
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Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana but has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus she has been blessed to have friends a...more
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“Wars fought over a face like this,” he murmured like he was talking to himself, my heart stopped beating and his thumbs moved lightly across my cheeks. “A man would work himself into the ground for it, go down to his knees to beg to keep it, endure torture to protect it, take a bullet for it,” his eyes came to mine, “poison his brother to possess a face like this.” 235 likes
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