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(Unfinished Hero #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  52,623 ratings  ·  3,837 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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Nikki Not solely focused on him, but he's featured throughout the rest of the Unfinished Heroes series, which I happen to love. You may know this by now, bu…moreNot solely focused on him, but he's featured throughout the rest of the Unfinished Heroes series, which I happen to love. You may know this by now, but if you didn't bother going ahead with them, go for it. The way the characters tie in is very interesting.(less)

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Apr 08, 2012 rated it it was ok

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
Oct 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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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 ma
Oct 27, 2012 rated it really liked it


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
Emily May
Feb 08, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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
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 who would 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
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
5th re-read 1/17/2016: After reading Sebring, I felt the need to revisit "Daddy..."



"'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 muttered.
'Yeah,' he agreed, dragging me down the luxuriant hall toward the elevators.
'I kind of like it,' I blurted...
'I can die happy,' he murmured."



"'Wars fought over a face like this.'"



“'I wake up happy, baby, because I possess beauty and I own that beauty in al
Michelle [Helen Geek]
Mar 29, 2012 rated it did not like it
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
***6 STARS***

This is my annual reread of one of my all time favorites.

When I was introduced to Kristen Ashley I was in love. She defined the ultimate alpha badass hero you could think of. I actually believe she was my introduction to real alphas in a romance novel and Knight is the badassness of them all.

If you like an alpha caveman that literally grunts this is for you. Anti-hero to the maximum degree he is a bad dude.
• Lisa •
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing

“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 fo
Stacia (the 2010 club)
2.5 stars. 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'll round up to 3 stars for the bedroom voice alone.

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 and I'
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

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
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
I suppose I should add a review for this, my very first KA and probably most re read KA book.

★Book Basics★

Genre : - Contemporary Erotic Romance
Series : - 1st in the series
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author? - Yes
Rating - 5++


Shall keep this short and simple.


My first KA, I re read it about 5 times before I decided
Aestas Book Blog
Sep 24, 2012 rated it liked it
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
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: KA Fans, Romance, Everyone
Shelves: favorites
5 Re-Read Unlimited Times Stars
* * * * * Spoiler Free
June 13, 2021-So with all that has been happening in life, sometimes you have to go back and revisit what you know, what you feel sure of and that is what I did. Worked through At Peace and then transitioned to Knight and now reading Lady Luck. I do not know where this endeavor is going to take me next but there is a peace in knowing whichever book I pick up from the Vintage group of KA, I will be ok.

Re-Read 2015
There are book men who are so
Clumsy Storyteller
Everything about this book is awful. The writing style, the characters, the stupid plot, even the cover. what a waste of time!
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
3 STARS! ★★★

“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
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.

Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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Knight popped up on my radar due to Camilla’s updates. By the time I realized this might not be my perfect porny match it was too late and the library copy had been uploaded to the ol’ Kindle. Here’s the crazy part: This book had me freaking hooked. It was full of OTT alpha speak and instalove and bossypants and dialogue like this . . .

“That teeters over the edge of macho crazy, Knight,” I informed him.

“Yeah,” he was completely
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 hor
Arini ~ Miss Casually Reading
1.5 stars

omg hell has finally frozen over! this book actually made me wanna hate on KA. i think i need a recovery period before i can pick up another KA book.

listen folks, ive read 50+ KA books at this point. i have, but NEVER, rated her books below 3 stars. EXCEPT for At Peace, which i gave 2.5 stars (rounded down to 2). now, this one will go down as the first KA book i ever gave the lowest rating to.

im aware of the author’s ‘shortcomings’ when it comes to her books, but wow Knight just seemed
Belle Aurora
Mar 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is my favourite book...ever.
I will never read a book that compares to this one.
Get on it, now.
Smitten's Book Blog
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of Fifty Shades

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 na
Mindy Lou's Book Review
2nd Read: I think my feelings are the same this second time around. This could have been a 5 star favorite if it wasn't for Knight's complete unbending attitude towards Anya. He mentions several times she was the kind of woman men bend over backwards for and yet he wouldn't bend. I struggled with that. What I didn't struggle with is how much he wanted to spoil her and protect her. That's the part that I really loved.

1st Read: Knight is my first book by Kristen Ashley and I get what all the hype
Ophelia's Book Blog
Dec 05, 2015 rated it really liked it


Knight by Kristen Ashley

Erotic, Captivating and Emotional, Kristen Ashley wrote a hot, possessive, controlling Alpha antihero that you’ll adore and a fierce, strong yet submissive woman that brings him to his knees.

I’m a huge Kristen Ashley fan, I read and LOVED many of her books, they’re my go to during reading slumps and bookish hangovers. Mystery Man sits comfortably on my list of TOP Book Boyfriends and Husbands, so naturally I expected a lot out of Knight but at the s

~Stéphanie's Journal~
Oct 27, 2014 rated it really liked it

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
Robin (Bridge Four)
Sale Alert: 12Sept17 Kindle Daily Deal $1.59 This was my very first ever KA book that sent the ball rolling in the 50ish or so books I've read by her. She is totally my book crack.

3.5 Yeah Daddy Stars

Reread with my girls at Buddies Books and Baubles.

I might have liked this a smidge more on read #2

Mature content 18+

Knight is not your everyday hero. He is all man and knows exactly who he is, what he wants and what he expects from those around him. Things go his way and when they don’t he remedies
Reread-5/10/15 Still amazing!
Reread-12/20/15 man will I ever love this book less? No.

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
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Kristen Ashley; fans of emotionally tortured heroes
Recommended to Auntee by: Viv
I have to get my thoughts about this book down right now before time dilutes my was fantastic! Oh, wowza! I'm not sure where to begin but here goes...

I haven't read every Kristen Ashley book that's out there, but I've read more than a handful. And with every KA book I've read, I know what to expect in the hero department. He's going to be an uber-Alpha, controlling, bossy, dominant, with secrets he's reluctant to reveal, but when he eventually does, you'll see a softer, more vulner
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Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA. She nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorise and she hadn't taken her first breath!).

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

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