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Knight (Unfinished Hero #1)

3.95 of 5 stars 3.95  ·  rating details  ·  34,699 ratings  ·  2,622 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 p
Kindle Edition, 285 pages
Published April 7th 2012 by Kristen Ashley
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5 Stars!

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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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“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 brother to possess a face like this.”

Anya first sees Knight at a party. He makes quite an impression. He

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 guessin


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
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
Baba  ♥♥♥ Tyler, Marcus, Archer, Dean, Adrian, Dan & 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."

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
Stacia (the 2010 club)
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
UniquelyMoi ~ 1-Click RockChick

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
Emily May
Ebook pg 54: “What… the fuck… is the matter with you?” he asked slowly, his voice still vibrating, the fury still radiating and I blinked.
I didn't do anything.
And I thought he should know that and not mistake it.
So I yelled it, leaning toward him and everything.
“I didn't do anything!”
He came at me, fast. I retreated, not as fast. I hit something, went into freefall and my bottom landed sideways in a chair, back to a cushioned armrest, legs over the other one. Knight leaned over me, one hand
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
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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
Jan 04, 2015 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

“You don’t fuck Knight. No way. Knight fucks you.”

Well this day came sooner than I thought as I've officially popped my KA cherry, woohoo! Y'all can thank my blog wife, Allison who pulled a dirty one on me to get me to pick this one up. Note to self: Do not mess with Allison when it comes to Kristen Ashley, this woman loves her KA fix. Having Knight being one of her all time book husbands, naturally I had to meet him myself to see what's the fuss all about.

All I can say is that Knigh
ღFloღ the coffee addict
5 ohhhhh yeah... daddy STARS

I'm sorry it took me a while to write this, but this was my first book by Kristen Ashley (yes, I know I'm late to the usual) and I was struggling to write a review that would do this amazing book justice. So, I hope I accomplished this *cough*minor*cough* task...and for those of you who haven't read Knight...maybe I can give you a little incentive to finally pick it up. I really don't know what you are waiting for. Oh, the review...right. Let's start.

Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

My Knight


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 giddy at hi
~ Stéphanie ~ Belgian Naughty Reader ~

It's been a long time since I wanted to read one of Kristen Ashley book. This week end was finally the time to meet one of her hot alpha male and I decided to go for Knight.

I love a hot alpha dominant male and with him I got my catch! What attracted me to him was his anti-hero side.

I know a lot of you have already read this book so I won't probably go into the details but for someone who has never read a KA book or if you are undecided about Knight, you have to know that the guy is certainly th
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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
Reread-5/10/15 Still amazing!

5 'My Knight In Shinning Armer' Stars

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First things first, I wanna thank Sofia for recommending this book to me. It's been in my TBR shelf for god knows how long. If it wasn't for you I would've never gotten to it until who knows when. And also welcome to Rag's family baby. Welcome!

Anya learned from a very young age that things are not handed to you. You have to bust your ass to earn what you want. She has no exceptions or dreams in life.

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She's at a party that she go
Sep 01, 2014 Beverly rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Beverly by: Christy
5 I’ll be your baby Stars

Anya, orphaned at the age of 7, is used to struggling and fighting for everything she gets. She is currently working full-time, going to school, and seeing clients on the side. She goes to a party with her friend one night and accidentally runs into Knight.

Knight is a successful club owner, sexy as sin, and dominating. Knight takes one look at Anya and wants to know more about her, to protect her, to own her.

“Babe, your clothes. Shit. But you work ‘em and you do becau
4 Cogerme Stars..


Gladly to say that Knight popped my KA cherry!..i know, i know!. i'm little to late to join the party, though i have all KA books lined up on my shelve. the thing is i was a bit scared to approach her work! 1. her books are darn long. 2. i was lazy!!

I won't get into the depth of the story, because for most of my Chicas knows who Knight is. and honestly i just want to lay out my highlights and other stuff >_>..

Now Knight made it clear that..

“You don't need to like me to l

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 lit
Sorry folks, it was a meh read for me!! My only other KA book was "Sweet dreams" which I totally loved. From the story to the settings and development of characters, it was great. I love the way she presents her controlling, possessive dirty talking alpha male, so when I stumbled upon "Knight" which includes BDSM elements I couldn't be more aroused happy to read it *winks*

KA + Alpha male + Kink = description



Turns out it had only light bondage involving role-play of daddy/baby. I had major problem with t
Apr 27, 2014 Wendy'sThoughts rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: KA Fans, Romance, Everyone
Shelves: favorites
5 Re-Read for the Third Time Stars * * * * *

There are book men who are so fully formed, they radiate off the pages. They come at you with a power which transcends reading and you feel them before you have read much about them. Yes, there will be a description; details of eyes, hair and build. There will be clothing and ways of moving... whether they are purposeful in their gate or just kind of get to the object of their desire in a rush. All of these details, of course, round out the mental imag
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
4.5 Knight in Shining Armor Stars

When I first started this book it was a little hard to get into. This is my second KA book and sometimes her writing style throws me for a loop. I asked my GR friend Wendy about it and I love what she said. She told me there's a rthymn to KA and once you get going you get used to it. And boy she was right. After about the 3rd chapter something clicked and I just got it.

At first I thought KA was exaggerating on her warning. But I realize, Knight really isn't your
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,
**** 4,5 stars ****
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
“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 wh
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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
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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.” 287 likes
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