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Knight & Stay

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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.

220 pages, Kindle Edition

First published May 4, 2013

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Romantic comedy and paranormal comedy writer for Bookouture. Wine drinker, fairy light addict, disorganised wife and mom.
Also writes romantic comedy as Kat French for HarperCollins.

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Profile Image for SueBee★bring me an alpha!★.
2,417 reviews14.2k followers
August 15, 2017
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★★★★1/2! Knight & Stay, book 2 of 2. The conclusion of Lucien’s & Sophie’s whirlwind romance where they are faced with the aftermath of their affair, but still not quite ready to give it all up.

“…she was Sophie Black, the girl who surprised him. He'd never met anyone quite like her before. On first glance she was quiet and unassuming, but scratch the surface and she was spectacular.”

Books in Knight Series should be read in order:
Book 1: Knight & Play (Lucien & Sophie)
Book 2: Knight & Stay (Lucien & Sophie)
Book 3: Knight & Day (Dylan & Kara)

In book 1 we followed Lucien and Sophie in their whirlwind affair, set out to teach Sophie’s cheating husband a lesson by exploring Sophie’s sexuality. Coming back from the cliff hanger at the end of book 1 where Sophie’s husband and Lucien were about to come face to face, book 2 opens up with the confrontation and blow-out. What follows is the much less of a romance and more of a roller-coaster as Lucien and Sophie are faced with the aftermath of their affair.

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Sophie has come a long way since the shy, unassuming and prudish girl we met in book 1. In book 2 she will be faced with a marriage in turmoil and the aftermath of an affair with her boss. Her husband is regretting his affair, Sophie has developed feelings for Lucien and Lucien… he can make no promises. That’s a hard pill to swallow, even for someone as meek as Sophie. Still she can’t just walk away:

“They were lovers, except without the love. It was about sex. Amazing, fantastic, not-ready-to-walk-away-from-it-yet sex.”

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“Lucien drew female eyes wherever he went. It wasn't just his height, or his Viking beauty, or his broad shoulders. The man exuded lust from his very bones: he emitted sexual charisma on a frequency that no woman could be expected to ignore.”

Lucien is also going through changes in book 2 as secrets and demons from his past resurface. Torn between his desire for Sophie, his reluctance to give her up just yet and the guilt of what she is facing as a result of their affair:

“Seducing Sophie had been a mutual pleasure and she'd proved herself an excellent and very willing pupil, but when it came to freeing her he'd failed dismally. He'd freed her from one cheating man, only for her to fall in love with another who couldn't or wouldn't give her what she deserved.”

Lucien is very adamant that his playboy lifestyle really works for him and though he is willing to make some concessions to keep his sexual relationship with Sophie, he is as non-committal as they come:

“I want sex with you now, but that doesn't mean I'm going to want sex with you for the rest of my life.”

Sophie tries to go back to work Lucien and Lucien does his best to seduce her back into his bed. The sex was scorching, with many, many memorable scenes:

“He twisted the bottle, and she watched his mouth, mesmerised both by the visual and sensory impact. His tongue relentless over her clitoris. The base of the green glass bottle cupped in his hand…”

I will say no more. I want you to enjoy the unfolding and conclusion as much as I did! The Knight series offers the best of a hero, steamy sex and roller-coaster ride of a romance. I highly recommend!

“It was sex, it was f~cking, and it was making love. It was life in glorious technicolour, full of promise and joy. The best of all worlds, with the best of all men.”

Hero rating: 5 stars
Heroine rating: 3.5 stars
Sex scenes rating: 5 stars
Sex scenes frequency: 4.5 stars
Storyline concept rating: 4.5 stars
Storytelling skills rating: 4.5 stars
Story ending rating: 5 stars
Book editing rating (5 = no edits spotted): 4.5 stars
Overall rating: 4.5 stars

Would I recommend this series: Yes.
Would I re-read this series: Maybe later.
Would I read future books by this author: Yes.

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555 reviews1,531 followers
May 19, 2013


If the first of this series was the prelude, then 'knight & stay' is the main event ~ Romance, True love, Finding your heart, scrumptious sexual encounters, Lucien, Lucien and more Lucien ...

Did I mention Lucien? ... Mr knight was dangerously addictive in 'knight & play' and in this tasty follow up to the story, I more than got my fix.


Straight off the bat 'knight &stay' takes us directly into the drama left behind from book one. As readers of this series are well aware we were left hanging, and I was happy to delve straight back into the lives of Lucien and Sophie.

I Felt right at home with this book, with all the Brit slang, fabulous sense of humour and sensual one liners. Bravo, a bloody marvellous British author. 'Knight & stay' flowed with a much more descriptive story line, which I fully appreciated. The author kept the signature true to its original form of out and out sensual erotic scenes, but with the added likeability factor of a well rounded plot.

Much like in the first of the series I was spell bound by the gorgeous characters. I think readers of this review have already got a taste of my thoughts of Lucien, he is equally dreamy, sensual and sweet, a man who needed his very own Sophie to learn how to love. Thank you author for creating a heroine who is utterly wonderful (they are seemingly hard to find these days). A huge book bonus for me was the wonderful connection between two souls that find love within each other. A slow build up of story from lust to Love.


This author has a voice of humour showcased in the novel. I love it when a book can display both funny and out right blush worthy, it makes for a brilliant reading experience. I cant express how much i adored this book, Lucien and Sophie's story is everything I could want and more, sensual by the bucket load, I was gripped by the romance, Need a taster? Here's some of Lisa's FAVOURITE BITS ...

❤❤“Theirs was a closeness that went way beyond physical proximity. She was under his skin. Moving closer to his heart.
He just didn’t know it yet, because no one else had ever found the pathway before.”

❤❤“I love every beautiful fucking inch of you, Sophie Black.”

❤❤“You asked me in Paris how many women I'd loved. I said one. I should have said two." He cupped her cheek, his thumb rubbing over her bottom lip. "As a child I loved my mother, and as a man I love you.”

❤❤“This was goodbye. The best, longest, sexiest goodbye kiss ever…"


As you can more than tell I've been a fan of this series, I will most certainly be looking out for more from this author, with a talent for writing and equally fabulous name.


*additional advise, ice cubes, air conditioning or a large walk in freezer is advisable when devouring this series.*
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2,082 reviews861 followers
July 24, 2014
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Oh how I have waited for Lucien Knight to reappear. Ever since I read that last page of Knight & Play where Dan opened that door and he was standing there...I wanted needed craved more.

Knight & Stay starts off just where book one leaves off. Sophie has a choice to make, although by Lucien's sudden appearance he may have just taken that choice away. Face to face with her cheating husband and the lover that has taught her more things about her own body in just a matter of days - Sophie is overwhelmed. A man that she has given her life to, a man she intended to belong to forever or the man that has exposed her to life that she never dreamed would feel arousing to her.

The choice is not easy and it does not come quickly...this is the frustrating part. I was screaming at her to knee him in his cheating man bits and run into the arms of the hot Nordic Sex God that comes complete with a life time supply of sex toys. He is like the happy meal of book boyfriends, complete with a freaking toy included! But Sophie thinks too much.

Lucien is not a man that loves, he can't and he sure as hell won't. He might lust and he might like and he sure as hell fucks - but love is not something he wants. But sometimes wanting isn't enough. He finally gets a hold back over her, slight - but a start. Seeing her every day, her scent, the urge to reach out to touch her soft flesh is too much. He is changing the rules. He will touch her, he will kiss her, he will flirt with fuck her. And she will let him.

'Theirs was a closeness that went way beyond the physical proximity.
She was under his skin.
Moving closer to his heart.
He just didn't know it yet, because no one else had ever found the pathway before.'

Kitty French did an amazing job on the conclusion of the Knight & Play book. You got to see the strong and confident Sophie emerge. The Sophie that Lucien knew was lying just beneath the surface. And you got to understand why he had to drive that hidden strength to the surface. We don't get all the bits and pieces easily - but you start to see the shell crack, little by little. And oh are there moments that will cause a lump in your throat. His struggle not to give in to the need he has for her, the fight to not love something when everything inside is pulling you towards it. It was crushing. I felt so much hurt for him in those moments.

He fought his love for her while she fought for him because she loved him enough.

"I don't want to wake up and find you're not really here," he whispered, not yet opening his eyes.
"I'm really here."

My Nordic Lucien
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3,915 reviews33k followers
July 9, 2020
3.5 PRINCESS stars!!!

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Knight & Stay was a book I jumped right into after reading Knight & Play. The first book ends in a bit of a cliffy and I was left desperate to find out what happens between Lucien Knight and Sophie Black.

Sophie is home and ready to confront Dan. She has to decide what she wants to do, or better yet who she wants. I think the choice was pretty simple…

I love Lucien Knight! There really isn’t a choice between him and Dan- it’s a given. But as much as I loved Lucien in this book, I think I loved Sophie even more. And that does not happen to me often. I don’t find myself loving the heroine more than the hero. She had so much strength and determination, and what she did at the end… wow. That took guts. Lucien is another one of my broken boys. He doesn’t know what to do or how to act on these things he feels for Sophie. Love isn’t something he lets himself feel. Luckily, Sophie didn’t give up on him. His Princess rescued him and showed him how unconditional love truly feels.

Kittie French’s Knight series is one thats full of sexy and swoony moments. It’s about finding true love and letting go of past hurts. I enjoyed the writing and both main characters were great. Oh- and I have to mention the egg scene… now every time I eat them, I’ll be thinking of Lucien. Overall, I enjoyed the story and I love the way she concluded Sophie and Lucien’s journey.

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1,363 reviews2 followers
May 15, 2013

I could not wait to start this one after finishing the first in this series …. I loved the first one and all the reviews pointed out that this one was even better. It started just where the first finished….. Won’t go into too much detail in my review as I am sure I drove some people daft with all my updates today. This proves how much I love a book if I take the time off from reading to update my status. It was getting a bit out of control there for a while. We had the delicious Lucien and the stunning Sophie as they made their journey, trying to find their Happily Ever After. It was not easy, there were ups and downs, tears and laughter and sex, plenty of sex! There were some real LOL moments for me. The egg “situation”, sitting the restaurant in Paris – I swear my work colleagues thought I was a total nut case when I burst out laughing at this…. Lucien was stubborn and God Bless Sophie for sticking by him and believing that she could get through to him and that they could find love together. Look forward to reading more from this author…..

LUCIEN, my kind of hero

Sophie - I know, I know, she is supposed to be blonde but I COULD NOT FIND anyone with blonde hair that sort of fitted my image of her

Paris is literally 2 hours down the road from me and I NEVER visit there - not sure why - should make more of an effort to visit this beautiful city more often

Oh, the joys of having a rich "boyfriend"!

I know, an egg is maybe not the prettiest sight in the world but that scene deserved it's own picture....

Beautiful Norway

As I said, there were tears ..


June 16, 2013
Lucien Knight, I freaking lust you! You don't have to love me! Really! Come to Allison.....

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OMG. I freaking loved this book. It was TWICE the book Knight and Play was. Devoured it. I'm sad the saga is over. Literally, everything that fell short on Knight and Play for me, was improved tenfold in this book. We had all the elements that I crave for a five star review.....drama, angst, tension, chemistry, heat (omg heat), anticipation! Could not put the thing down.

We finally get the story behind Lucien Knight. Knight and Play was a book chocked full of sex and not a huge storyline. Albeit hot, I craved for the story behind the hero. This book picks up right at the cliffy ending of that first book....and the true saga begins!

Sophie is the victim of a cheating husband but also feels a sense of responsibility herself for her cheating with Lucien. Would she have done it had she NOT known of her husband's affair? Lucien is a hard one to resist. She needs to take some time, reevaluate her life and both these men need to stay away.... even though she's miserable. But can she resist the tempation that's Lucien, especially when she's in desperate need of a job to save her house.

Sophie resumes her employment with Lucien with STRICT rules of no touching, no flirting, no lunches...totally platonic. But a sudden business trip to Paris with just the two of them puts these rules to the test...what happens in Paris, stays in Paris.

Lucien and Sophie have a connection that's off the charts. Sophie's feelings for him are growing but he's made it clear from day 1 that he doesn't do commitment, he doesn't do love, and most definately doesn't do marriage. Love never lasts.... a person always gets hurt. He will never do to a woman what his father did to his mother.

“You said something to me” …
“I know” …
“Don’t say it again … Because I won’t say it back” …
“I know that too

This book has the same smouldering hot scenes we've grown accustomed to in this series but the emotional component added to it just makes it that much more fidgety. You want to scream at Lucien for his ways but you know he's harboring major hurt from the cheating nature of his father and the demise of his mother due to that. I absolutely loved Sophie's tenacity where Lucien was concerned. She didn't take his words to heart as much as listened with his actions....his words were just that- a way to build the wall he'd carefully constructed from love and marriage.

“You want me. And I’m here, now, saying I want you too, saying I love you, and I don’t know where the hell it’ll end up, but I’m brave enough to say that right now you’re my everything. You’ve opened my eyes, and my body, and my heart so much more than I knew existed, and you make me feel beautiful, and protected, and adored, and I don’t think you could do all of those things if you didn’t love me back.”

I could not put this book down until I got to the very end. I needed to see Lucien with his father and to have a sense that things would heal for him. Lucien was everything hot alpha but also so kind and protective of all things Sophie.

I'm happy I waited to read this entire series at once. It honestly could be made as one book. Both were about 4 hour reads.


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362 reviews498 followers
June 19, 2013

"Don't love me. I love you. Don't love me. I love you."

This was such a pleasant surprise!
I loved this book!!!

Definitely much better than book 1.

Sophie Black returns home after her whirlwind affair and kicks her cheating husband out.

Now she officially has lost it all, the marriage she put so much into is over.
But Sophie is okay with that, because of Lucien...

"He'd made her see that she'd been living on the edges of life, existing rather than embracing its bountiful richness in technicolour. He'd plunged her head first into a storm of sensations and emotions; a mental shedding of an old, dull skin; a seductive invitation. 'Hello, come with me, let me shown you somewhere bigger, more dazzling, more truly alive"

Lucien is drawn to Sophie- but Lucien doesn't fall in love.

"Isn't there something refreshingly honest about saying 'I want sex with you now, but that doesn't mean I'm going to want sex with you for the rest of my life’?"

Sophie goes back to work for Lucien and he takes her to Paris for work.

""So what if fucking me makes you feel better?" He shifted further down and laid his head against her inner thigh. "Let me be your medicine. In fact, it makes me practically a doctor."

With another worldwind affair and oh my God Sex Sophie realises she's fallen in love with Lucien.

"They were colleagues, but this wasn't professional compatibility."
"They were friends, of sorts, but this wasn't just friendship."

Lucien does what he does best- he pushes her away....

"Don't say it again," he murmured against her ear, drawing spirals on her clitoris with his fingertip. "Because I won't say it back."

"Sophie wound her arms around his neck, her fingers in his hair as she kissed him gently. "I don't love you either," she whispered, holding him close and rocking the last ebbs of pleasure out of him. "I don't love you either."

Sophie is not the same sad scared woman from book one- she's strong, and fights for what she wants.

Lucien Knight has inner battles with himself, fighting his feelings for Sophie and keeping to what he believes in.

"He'd made her no promises and he'd told her no lies, yet he still didn't trust himself not to hurt her even more than her revolting husband had, and that was just about the worst feeling in the world. He needed to protect her, and the only way he could see to do that was by breaking his physical addiction"

"She stripped, Sophie, right in front of me. She's fucking beautiful, but she felt wrong. I put my hands on her tits, and all I could think was that I wished they were yours."

I loved that this book has some fcuking awesome sex but the story line was soo good as well..

"It was sex, it was fucking, and it was making love. It was life in glorious technicolour, full of promise and joy. The best of all worlds, with the best of all men."

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155 reviews203 followers
May 9, 2013
*5 DR. LUCIEN stars*


"So what if fucking me makes you feel better?"
..."Let me be your medicine. In fact, it makes
me practically a doctor."

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The continued story of Lucien Knight and Sophie Black. Knight and Play ended with a pretty big cliffhanger and Knight and Stay picks right up where it left off. The plain fact was that this thing between them wasn't just basic chemistry. It was lethal, combustible dynamite, and it was only going to be made ten times more difficult by denial.

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The man was a walking, talking, poster boy for his own sinfully sexy empire.

He had a way of wearing business dress that rendered him centerfold-worthy.

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"I don't want to forget fucking you. I don't want to forget how you feel in my hands, or how your face looks when you come."

"Will you kiss my envelopes before you mail them?"

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"I think your rules need amending." "In fact, as your boss, I think I should be the one who makes the rules around here."

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"Even in a hard hat, Lucien oozed sex."

"I want you to tell me if the jets are perfectly positioned to massage your clitoris."

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"Can you feel me all over your body, Sophie?"
Imagine my head between your legs. I'm going to kiss
you slowly, right there, until you come in my mouth."

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My favorite parts of the book:
1. The champagne and bottle
2. The vibrating egg with remote control
3. Paris.....~what happens in Paris stays in Paris~
4. Lucien, Lucien, Lucien, and Lucien

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~It was sex, it was fucking, and it was making love. It was the life in glorious technicolor, full of promise and joy. The best of both worlds, with best of all men.~

**BR with MD and TJ**
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1,258 reviews1,546 followers
August 23, 2013
"Lucien was a whole lot of trouble because he made her want things she couldn't possibly have. He made ordinary life feel pale and insipid, a watered-down version of the existence she'd tasted that had him in it."

This was very similar to book one, Knight and Play, except that there is a more intense undertone to this. It picks up right after the first book left off, with a mini showdown between everyone involved. I thought it was great for Lucien to have some insecurities for once. Quite possibly, this was the first time in his life he's felt insecure about a lover.

Dan, Sophie's husband...what a piece of work that man is! I think I growled out loud...seriously, what is wrong with this guy? The way he tries to come crawling back to Sophie, after all that's happened...and he expects her to have open arms? Not to mention that he has another skeleton in his closet directly related to his three year affair with his mistress....this just reinforces my earlier sentiments about Sophie and her decision to reiterate and have a smoking hot affair of her own. I know we're talking about marriage here and that two wrongs don't make a right. But it's not black and white like that.
"So what if fucking me makes you feel better?" He shifted further down and laid his head against her inner thigh. "Let me be your medicine. In fact, it makes me practically a doctor."..."right now, I prescribe cunnilingus."

This is a man who has not only had a three year affair, but a man who has emotionally alienated his wife and seems to really not give a whit about how low he makes her feel. He professes his love, how much he misses her, but he literally crawled from one bed to the other. I'm still team "Sophie go find a great lover" here...

And she did, in Lucien. This book is really all about how in the world these two go about meshing their lives together. Lucien has some truly deep seated problems relating to fidelity and marriage. But at least he is honorable in his intentions.
"I'm not like him, Sophie." Lucien's words were spoken so softly that Sophie only just caught them.
"No. No, you're not like him," she spat. "You're your very own brand of fucked up, Lucien."

What a beautiful, broken, lonely man he is. He's held on to his misconceptions about men and women and marriage and fidelity for way too long.
One of my other friends has this as her Lucien, and I thought he was PERFECTION

My favorite part about this is how Sophie doesn't really try to convince Lucien that they can make it work. I hate when a woman chases after a man, which is what I thought would happen for a bit with this book. But that's not what happened at all. Sophie is simply steadfast and loyal...a little broken and needy herself, but that's okay. They heal each other.

"I don't want to break you..."

Never thought I'd long to see Norway, but now I do! It sounds lovely. Especially with a tall, blonde, and handsome Viking tucked away in a romantic cabin. And then there's Paris...nuff said.

"This is what had been missing from her marriage, too. Scorching sex was all well and good, but she could have lived forever with Dan's missionary style if he's shown her even a fraction the sensitivity that Lucien did right at that moment."

The ending...aaaah, the ending!!! So much comes through about Lucien's devotion and remaining insecurities, and yet it all wraps up exactly like I wanted it to. Simply beautifully. Just the last line of the book, and the epilogue itself...made all of the heartache and struggles worth it!!!!
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1,093 reviews1,027 followers
October 22, 2013
4.5 stars
"I've got you, princess. I've got you."

Shouldn’t you be mourning the end of your marriage more than the end of a one-week deal? Doesn’t make any sense, right? But as sad as it is to admit it, it’s true, whatever spell Lucien put over her, there seems to be no cure for. Lost in the memories of the pleasure he made her feel, she is trying to pick up the pieces and move on but Lucien is not willing to let her go even if he doesn’t know what he wants with Sophie.
"So what if fucking me makes you feel better?" He shifted further down and laid his head against her inner thigh. "Let me be your medicine. In fact, it makes me practically a doctor."

Desperate, Sophie comes back to work for Lucien, determined on setting her own rules this time, trying to keep her heart safe from the one man who is lethal enough to break it into a million pieces. Sophie doesn’t understand how this beautiful man could have such negative views on love.
His mouth said one thing, but his body said another. His words said I want you now, but every now and then his body said I'll adore you always.

AHHH!!! Lucien is such a dream, how could a smart man be completely contradictory, he treats her as if she is more precious than gold, but verbally refuses any connection they have. He is lucky his actions are louder than his words because Sophie is willing to fight for him.
As he'd taught her how to be a confident lover, now it was her turn to teach him how to have the confidence to love.

I loved how Lucien and Sophie’s story evolved, it was a change of pace from Knight & Play, but it was still erotically delicious. We get to see another side of Lucien that had me swooning, he was so damn stubborn I found it cute. Sophie is a woman on a mission, no longer the wall flower we met in the first book. Can’t wait for more, even though their story ends, we get more of them in the third installment starring Sophie’s friend, Kara.
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559 reviews838 followers
September 1, 2016
Free from the relentless crushing guilt of Knight & Play, Book Two in the Knight Trilogy surpasses its predecessor and delivers a more beautiful and thorough exploration of Lucien & Sophie.

Even if Knight & Play fell short for you (which it did for a lot of us) I recommend reading Knight & Stay. They should be sold in a 2-Pack bundle, because you almost need all the back story in book two to enjoy and appreciate anything that happens in Book One… Not to mention the whole cliff-hanger thing...

I'm a bit disappointed that

You know I have to say something about the ending…


Kitty French writes with such wonderful humor and touching affection, that her books are endlessly quotable. Normally I would give my impressions and opinions of a book and include a list of my favorite moments at the end… Not this time.

First of all, I immediately read and finished book three as soon as I finished this book. I don't want to mix up any references about what happens in each book.

Secondly, there were so damn many awesome moments, I wanted to update my status every other page!


Click at your own risk. --------->
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2,933 reviews958 followers
July 27, 2014
Having read book 1 of this series – Knight & Play, I thought I knew exactly what to expect going in – SMUT. And yep, I got it! But what I didn’t expect was a deeply emotional book that broke my heart and left me swooning with a huge, ridiculous grin on my face.

The book starts off by revisiting the epic ending to the last book, as our heroine, Sophie's life implodes on her. It then picks up a week later just as she decides to scrape herself off the couch and piece her life back together. Although she hasn’t seen them, neither Dan, her cheating bastard husband, or Lucien, her sexy ex-lover and boss, are out of the picture, and when Lucien throws her a lifeline, with nowhere else to turn, she returns to her job at Knight Industries as his PA.

The big bonus with this book is that we get Lucien’s POV. And it is awesome getting inside the head of the deliciously fucked up, sex-on-a-stick, as he experiences things for Sophie that he has never felt before, but adamantly keeps things purely physical. Although he isn’t so oblivious that he denies their attraction.

“The plain fact was that this thing between them wasn’t just basic chemistry. It was lethal, combustible dynamite.”

Working together, it doesn’t take long for the flirting, banter, and inappropriate-for-the-office touching to start up, so Sophie imposes strict rules on Lucien in order to keep things strictly professional. Of course, this only serves to ramp up the sexual tension even higher, and from the minute they decide to throw the rules out the window it’s all on… anywhere, everywhere, anyhow. HOTTTTNESSSS!!!! And it just goes on… and on… and on! OMG, my kindle was steaming! Well done to Kitty French for keeping it interesting though! Quite often with smutty books it all gets very repetitive, and while there is a lot of sex, it never felt monotonous. There’s feeling and emotion behind it, and the dual POV switches things up quite nicely.

And then there are the feels. It’s inevitable, and you know it’s coming, but the way it happens is beautiful! I love that we got both of their POVs, because watching Lucien fall for Sophie had me clutching my heart! And then seeing him come to realise it, and his intense reaction to fight against it just blew me away. Lucien is terrified of what he feels and refuses to take things further and watching him fight his emotions is absolutely heartbreaking.

“You said something to me” …
“I know” …
“Don’t say it again … Because I won’t say it back” …
“I know that too”


“I don’t want to feel this Sophie. Like I’ve led you on, or like I can’t be with anyone else. “
“Lucien, you said yourself that you don’t want to be with anyone else!”
“Yes, and you have no idea how much that fucks me off. Don’t you get it, Sophie? I don’t want these feelings, or these cravings.” He splayed his hand on his chest. “It’s not who I am.”

“This isn’t what I do,” he said, scrubbing his hands over his face. “I don’t want this.”

And I love that Sophie is prepared to fight for the man she loves, desperate to draw him out. During her time with Lucien, he taught her to be confident, and powerful, and she had me cheering as she opens up to him and totally lets him have it!

“You want me. And I’m here, now, saying I want you too, saying I love you, and I don’t know where the hell it’ll end up, but I’m brave enough to say that right now you’re my everything. You’ve opened my eyes, and my body, and my heart so much more than I knew existed, and you make me feel beautiful, and protected, and adored, and I don’t think you could do all of those things if you didn’t love me back.”

Honestly, I was really surprised at the emotion pouring off the pages, and how deeply it got to me. I felt so much for both of them, and I couldn’t put the book down as Sophie and Lucien battle to deal with their pasts, overcome their demons and discover exactly who they are and what they want.

I really loved this book. It is a fantastic finish to Sophie and Lucien’s story, and there is gorgeous (and smutty! Imagine that!) epilogue to finish the story off beautifully.

4.5 stars.
May 9, 2013

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“.....theirs was a closeness that went way beyond physical proximity. She was under his skin. Moving closer to his heart. He just didn’t know it yet, because no one else had ever found the pathway in before.”

“They were lovers, except without the love. It was about sex. Amazing, fantastic, not-ready-to-walk-away-from-it-yet sex.”
In Knight and Play Sophie has the most mind blowing, erotic week of her life with Lucien Knight, “The man was a walking, talking poster boy for his own sinfully sexy empire.”

But then the week is over and she has to face reality: Her marriage is in ruins, and probably has been for some time, and Lucien is not a man who loves or even wants to love. Where does this leave Sophie? Where does this leave Lucien? And can she continue to work for him?

Rules ……there has to be strict rules (NO touching!!!) for Sophie to work for Mr ‘I don’t do love’ Lucien Knight.

They go to Paris........The rules change

Sophie has the “……fantasy man at her disposal….” And they have a lot of sexy fun time!!! Woo hoo!! Champagne and everything!!!!!
“I love what this place does to you.”
“I also love that you are naked underneath this dress.”
“I still love your tits.”
“I loved having you at my mercy.”
“the man bewitched her.” But still he couldn’t say those three little words………...he believes, “Love is a temporary insanity curable by marriage, as they say. It f*cks people up.”

What is love? It seems Lucien does not understand the meaning, he is in denial. He is struggling with his emotions, with his past, his mother, his father..........he means it when he says he doesn't want to love her he would rather walk away....heartbreaking....
“…he’d taught her how to be a confident lover, now it was her turn to teach him how to have the confidence to love.”

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“….....was willing to spend a lifetime showing him what love could be: beautiful not ugly, uplifting not detructive, and more precious than diamonds.”
“Sophie Black, the girl who surprised him. He’d never met anyone quite like her before. On first glance she was quiet and unassuming, but scratch the surface and she was spectacular.”

“Pleasure so exquisite that her entire body thrummed with it, and emotions so expansive and consuming that she didn’t know where Lucien ended and she began.”

**BR with 2 lovely ladies ~ Seductress Barb & Mistress Deanna**
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450 reviews139 followers
May 6, 2013
I have to say this one was much better than the first book. Things begin to unravel in Knight & Play and we see the fallout in all its glory in Knight & Stay.

Sophie finds herself unwilling to return to her position at Knight Inc. She returns to her old job only to find that her old boss is making passes at her. With nowhere else to turn she goes back to Lucien and asks for her job back. But there are rules. No touching, no flirting, no kissing, you get the idea. But how long can she stick to her rules when she is drawn to the one man she knows she can't ever truly have?

Lucien warned Sophie not to fall in love. He is not the "falling in love" kind. He can never return feelings but even with all of his warnings, Sophie can't help but start to fall.

Lucien tries to walk away and feels himself drawn back in. Sophie's marriage is in tatters and she is trying to clean up the wreckage that is her life.

This book goes so much deer than the first book. Here we get to see the raw and real feelings of these two characters. We get a much better understanding of why Lucien can never love or let anyone in. We learn more about Sophie and we see her fight for what she wants. I absolutely adored this book. It still had a raw sensuality to it but it delved much deeper this time. Bravo!
5 Hot Hunky Viking Stars!
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731 reviews102 followers
May 8, 2013
Lucien is HOT, HOT, HOT....yum

Sequel better than the first. Finally a heroine with brass balls!
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December 8, 2013
I am excited to tell the world...well..all of my buddies on Goodreads!!(who are the world to me!) That I LOVED this book!! OMG! This was one of those books that captured me right from the Prologue, and took me for the ride of my life all the way until the very last page!! *sigh* Lucien is THE MAN!!! Whew! That guy knows his way around a woman and then some!! The sex scenes in this book were sizzling, and yes Miss Lisa J...he gave me ALL kinds of butterflies!!! ;-P
Kitty French is now on my official auto buy list for sure, and I immediately cracked open the third book in this wonderful sexy series! It has been awhile since I have been on an actual "book high" after I have finished. This book did that for me and more! Life has been hectic, and this story was able to take me away into dream land for awhile, so I could forget all of my troubles. Isn't that the reason why we read? Sometimes I forget that, and thanks to Ms. French's brilliant writing I was able to enjoy the escape!

Knight & Stay begins where the first book left off, and it starts with a bang. As Sophie is standing there ready to confront her cheater of a husband; the doorbell rings.. Lucien has decided to come play the Knight and shining armor that he truly is and protect his lover. What happens and who does she choose? Well, you have to read and find out! Believe me, it is an explosive scene, and it not only captivated me but surprised me too because for once I was rooting for the heroine. Usually I find the woman in the books to be whiny and annoying; but in Sophie's case I have never felt that way. She is a woman of courage and strength, and for sure someone who I can admire.

Once again, we are taken on a journey of growth for Sophie, and this time I found the journey to be not only super sexy but pretty dang amusing too! There are a few scenes that had me highly entertained!! The "egg" being one of them! Think of the movie "The Ugly Truth" and how the woman is having dinner with a vibrator in her pants and the kid gets a hold of the remote control!! Bahahaha!!! You heard me right! Well, the scene in this book is very similar to that one, and I was in stitches! In fact, my husband got very concerned with how much his wife was giggling out loud in the other room!!

Sophie and Lucien travel to Paris in this installment, and as you can imagine there are many romantic and sexual interludes that take place. There is a hot sex club that is involved at one part, and that would be my next favorite scene! This books delivers very steamy scenes; but not only that, there are some real emotional scenes as well. In fact, in this book we are shown more of who Lucien is on the inside, and why he is the way he is. He continues to insist that he does not believe in love or marriage. He makes sure that Sophie is fully aware that they are just enjoying each other until he gets his fill of her. Oh, but he does love her breasts! Even though Lucien continues to insist he doesn't believe in love, he sure knows how to treat Sophie right for the most part. Their time in Paris is incredible, and I enjoyed every second of living it through their eyes.

If you are looking for a highly erotic read with not only heat but substance as well, then this is the book for you. You won't be disappointed! Very few books can cause me to tear up, but at one point in this story I was running for my box of kleenex. I highly recommend this series, and I am eager to continue on to the next book. I should add that Ms. French added a beautiful epilogue to this book as well, and it was a wonderful touch to an already EPIC book!
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1,507 reviews131 followers
April 27, 2016
I m still kicking myself for not reading this earlier

This is the second book from this series an it was brilliant I really enjoyed it I was dyin for more of Lucien Knight I just luv him an after the way the first book finished I was dyin to know more about these 2

Sophie is still dealing this the fact that her husband is a total ass an then her feelings for Lucien are getting stronger an she had planned her life is just al over the place but even after getting Lucien out of her life an her ass if a husband her life is still crazy she needs her job as Lucien's PA but she can't b around him it's to hard but sometimes used just have to bite the bullet an do it but she had rules an they had to b followed cause she couldnt keep getting hurt but come on woman like u can keep away from that hot piece of butt ; )

I really enjoyed this book I think even more than the first even though I have to say Lucien did annoy me with his I luv no one come on man u r just perfect together I just luvd seeing how strong Sophie had got the way she dealt with Dan the ass an even when Lucien was pushin her to him an away for him she just break down but she ended up pushing more for what she wanted an I luvd this GO SOPHIE HAHA but one thing that was still so hot was there sexy time holy smoke it was hit the things this man can do to any part of the woman's body is just hot I want my own Lucien even just for a day would b great I just luvd there sexual chemistry I did like that it didn't take up most of the book an we got more of a story I would of liked a bit more at the end felt it was a lil rushed but it wasn't a huge problem I m just greedy

I would recommend this book an series I m very late reading this an I know a lot of people have already read this series but if using havnt do u have to have Lucien in your life he's just that good an sexy xxx

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497 reviews182 followers
May 8, 2013
3.5 Stars

I hate to even write this, because I'm really afraid I've lost any ability I had ( and I swear I used to have a lot!) to overlook small issues a just enjoy a f*cking story!

Things I liked:
-Lucian. Still amazing. Still love him to pieces.
-Sophie (and this was a pleasant surprise) She was seriously kick ass in this book. She grew some big balls, and didn't let anyone, including Lucian stand in the way of her HEA.
-the epilogue. I needed that reassurance in a big way.

Things I didn't like:
-the ever shifting POV. We got Sophie's POV, Lucien's POV, Dan's POV, and occasionally this third person omniscient POV. We seemed to change without warning, sometimes just for a paragraph, and it messed with the flow for me.
-what the heck happened between book one and book two ? Well, actually, nothing did, since it picked right back up where the first one left off, but for me, it felt like Sophie and Lucian were starting over. I felt like they already had the kind of emotional connection we spent the whole second book reaching, at the end of the first book - and *poof* all the sudden we are back at the beginning again.
-What happened to Dan? We had one (well, I guess two) rather anti-climatic confrontations between Sophie and Dan, but it never felt finished. It was like he walked out the door, and poof, he disappeared. It didn't feel like closure to me. And, if I'm honest, I wouldn't have minded seeing him miserable in the end. I'm just vindictive like that I guess.
-Lucian was just so good with words in the first book. There were so many great lines where he may not have said that he cared, but it was obvious. I just expected more of that, especially after he finally acknowledged his feelings. I felt like I was missing something from his side.

Overall, it was still a good book, but for me, it didn't live up to the promise of the first. I was looking for more emotion, and it felt like less.


Ugh. Somebody just smack me please. Apparently I've just turned into a picky bitch. Full review to come.....
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June 25, 2013
Jointly reviewed for Totallybookedblog.com

Gitte: So I enjoyed book #1 Knight & Play….but I loved Knight & Stay even more. The issues I had with the previous book were null and void in this one. It was great, the storyline was that much more detailed and substantial, the emotion was intense and the characters really came into their own, we were given an in-depth look into who they really were behind the façade, especially Lucien. This one starts off exactly where we left of…as it were…dangling over that cliffy! We were picked straight up again and thrown into the thick of it.

The balance between the hot and passionate scenes and the storyline was bang on this time and wow the journey we took with Sophie as we really got to understand Lucien, the real man behind those concrete boulders he surrounded himself by, was emotional and intense. We discovered that besides being a gorgeous dirty talking Viking; Lucien was a broken soul; he’d lost someone under tragic circumstances setting himself up to guard his heart and that of another as a consequence. This man is heartbreakingly gorgeous, not only on the outside but on the inside too.

And sweet, strong and confident Sophie came into her own, we got to really see what this woman was made of. I loved her, she really took a chance and fought for what she wanted, completely aware and able to understand and see what Lucien was so adamant to hide.

Oh and I have to mention that I will never look at a champagne bottle in the same way again. Fancy a bottle Jenny?

Jenny: Oh my goodness Gitte…I think I will be hot and bothered any time I take a sip of champagne from now on…and it won’t be from the bubbles! I couldn’t agree more about Knight & Stay and thought the author really did nail it – the balance just right – the emotion, passion and sex were balanced perfectly in this one and I was able to really get inside these characters and delve so much more in K&S than the previous book.

Lucien was a revelation. He certainly did have a soul and it was owned by Sophie, though this man was going to fight it every step of the way and guard Sophie’s heart as well as his own. Convincing himself what they had was lust and it wouldn’t last. But underneath that lay a very different Lucien. There were so many layers to this man and to see him peel them away with Sophie’s help was enthralling and moving.

“He’d done it again. Blinsided her with his contradictions: Once minute the lustful Viking and the next her romantic hero”

As much as Sophie was still under Lucien’s spell, as much as he made her want him she was very much a more confident woman, in touch with her needs and her wants this time around.

Gitte: Lucien is so protective over Sophie despite him insisting that what they have can never lead anywhere, well anywhere serious and long term. He reminds Sophie that she always have choices, she is ultimately in charge of who or what she wants. Lucien thought Sophie to be brave with guts and gumption and I agree wholeheartedly.

“Sophie Black. You fucking amaze me.” - Lucien

Sophie shone in this story, Lucien’s convictions on love and relationships beat her down every step of the way and a lesser woman would have surely given up. She had her own demons to contend with.

“Love is a temporary insanity curable by marriage, as they say. It fucks people up.” - Lucien

“So you do believe in love?” – Sophie

“Only when it comes to your tits.” – Lucien

Lucien…seriously, this man had me at…well let’s just say that when he is not making this fellow Viking swoon, he makes me clench, cry and laugh out loud. I think he is pretty damn perfect…perfect in his imperfections.

“This is like pass the fucking parcel. Tell me this is the last one?” – Lucien

Sadly, yes, yes it is and I will miss Lucien and Sophie but the epilogue rocked and I thought Kitty French did them proud! We’ll always have Paris …as they say.

Jenny: Haha! Loved the tits joke. He cracked me up every time with that one! Sophie certainly did come into her own in this story. She was the strength that would push through Lucien’s barriers. Although broken and feeling beaten herself she would find the inner strength to show this man what they could be, if only he would open his heart and believe trust in her, trust in love.

The sex between these two really does sizzle and yes Gitte, this enigmatic, sexy, passionate, possessive Viking really does make for a panty dropping hero that’s for sure.

“Tonight she was his, and he was hers, and there were no taboos”

This story completely won me over. Sharing the journey with these two damaged souls, witnessing them fight their pasts and fight each other was pure indulgence. Sophie with her stoic belief and persistence in trusting this man with his heart and in the process showing Lucien how to trust with his really did move me. The sex scenes were beyond hot and the chemistry between them was in stratospheric proportions. The author did an amazing job of giving us an epilogue that would satisfy us and have us swooning – seriously….I think I sighed loudly over this one.

“I’m not done with you yet,” he said. “There’s a whole lot more still out there for us, if we want it”

I wish! I will miss these two. Bravo Kitty French! You brought this series home and as Gitte said, you did us and your characters proud.

ARC provided by author for an honest review
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2,202 reviews505 followers
May 22, 2013
Prior to starting this book, I was in a horrible book funk...I had the worst book hangover. I must have started (or attempted to start) at least 12 different books. None of them caught my interest and I ended up dropping them within a few pages. But finally, I thought of this book and decided to give it a try. And low and behold, this caught my attention and before I knew it, I was 15% into the book.

As much as I was looking forward to this, I was also disappointed in it. I still loved Lucien. He’s a hot Viking (which Sophie informs us of at least a dozen times). But I felt like all the progress in their relationship was lost and it was them doing the same things over again to get the relationship back. There were similar events in this that were in the first, the difference being they took place in France as opposed to Norway or London. Toward the end of the first book, we saw Lucian starting to realize that he might have feelings for Sophie. He was in deep denial but with the book resetting itself, I felt like I was seeing him go through the battle again.

I was also disappointed in Sophie’s husband. After the way the previous book ended, I really expected a huge showdown between Sophie, Dan and Lucien. But we really didn’t get that. A few words were had, one punch was thrown and that was it. Dan does come back a couple more times but they didn’t have any more drama (less actually) so they were almost a waste of time. They didn’t provide Sophie with any conflict of emotions or confusion as to what she wanted. They were more of an annoyance.

Toward the end, after the arguments and breakup (because you knew there was going to be a breakup), Sophie ended up going after Lucien. I was actually disappointed in this. I wanted him to go crawling back to her, realizing that he did love her and wanted to be with her. However, there was a really nice scene where they connected and it wasn't in bed.

Even with my disappointments, I enjoyed this book. The end was great, providing great closure for the characters.



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792 reviews266 followers
March 19, 2017
The next one was worse.

Firstly, her husband really didn't care or fight all that much. Instead he tried to make it work for a few hours -before going home to his mistress & baby mama.

Sophie became desperate for Lucien when he laid down the rules: this thing has run its course and I don't love you. She does the whole I'll seduce you/you can't resist me/you must love me. He takes her up on it, and still leaves.

"He left her then, feeling more heartsick and lonely than she'd ever dreamed it was possible to be.”

Then on top of that, she chases after him because there is some news of his father's terminal illness.

Then they bang, they let go of their insecurities and have an epilogue which features a baby girl.

I read it in an hour which was a new joy because I skimmed all their mechanical described fucking and voyeurism.
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819 reviews842 followers
May 9, 2013
5 Freakinglyfantastic Stars

This book picks up right as Knight & Play ends. Sophie is about to confront her husband and his long term affair, when her own indiscretion, Lucien Knight, appears. What is Sophie to do.....

Hi husband, meet Lucien Knight, the man who just whisked me halfway around the world and screwed me ten ways backwards. Oh, and welcome home.

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Sophie, her marriage over, her "whatever" with Lucien over, her job over, had become a broken woman. But Sophie had to swallow her pride and ask for her job back in order to survive. But Sophie had rules that Lucien had to follow -
No toughing...No flirting...No kissing....But the plain fact was that this think between them wasn't just basic chemistry. It was lethal, combustible dynamite, and it was only going to be made ten times more difficult by denial.

The tension between them escalates and a trip to Paris was scheduled. Paris....the place of romance, of love.....everything that Lucien doesn't DO. Can Sophie deal with that? Can she...

1. Throw your bloody rules out the window and shag his brains out.
2. She didn't just have the fantasy room in the fantasy city. She had the fantasy man at her disposal, too.
3. "They say the best way to get over a man is to get under another one."

So the rules go out the window and the passion that these two have is so all consuming, blowyourmind orgasmic, frenzied, fast and bone-melting sexy.

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Champagne, Princess, Doctor's orders, The Boutique, The Club, The Egg.......Paris and all that it entailed would without a doubt change Sophie and Lucien, only he would fight it.

We get to understand why Lucien is so against love and marriage. The story of his life and why....Lucien Knight was nobody's boyfriend. He was a man, a lover not a boyfriend. According to Lucien..."Love is a temporary insanity curable by marriage, as the say. It fucks people up."

In such a heartbreaking moment in the book, Lucien decides that he must rid himself of Sophie. He must deny his feelings, he doesn't want to love, he just can't. I could quote so much in the last part of the book. I found Sophie's words to Lucien so beautiful and heartfelt yet she couldn't get through to him.

The one thing that Sophie did learn about herself, was that she knew what she wanted now and that it was time to get it, not matter what the cost to her heart. She was going to try.

She might not be able to fix the past, but she was willing to spend a lifetime showing him what love could be: beautiful not ugly, uplifting not destructive, and more precious than diamonds.

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BR with the very lovely Jxxx and Barb. There were many others reading at the same time and we all had a great time chiming in with one another. Thank you to all you other fabulous ladies for making it such deliciously wonderful read.....still swooning and signing and so happily content!! Another favorite couple--Lucien and Sophie--is born. PS-Must thank The Bossy Temptress for moving this series up in our schedule!!!

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285 reviews37 followers
May 10, 2013
*~*Edited May 10, 2013*~*

4.5 Stars!

A lovely way to end a series! I felt that the resolution was a tiny bit quick, but I still loved it anyways. The drama from the first book continues in the beginning of the second novel. Frustration, jealousy, confusion, anger, sadness, and (of course) love appears throughout the novel repeatedly so make sure you're buckled in during this emotional roller coaster ride.

One thing Kitty French never fails to do is provide us with steamy sex scenes. I swear Lucien can get a girl pregnant from just being in nothing but Calvin Klein underwear. *fans herself*

If you've been waiting for this 2nd book to come out like me, WAIT NO FURTHER! Read it now and satisfy you're thirst for Lucien. If you're new to the series, I highly recommend it for those who love erotic romance novels. Even though it has your basic rich entrepreneur leading man and a woman looking for love, Kitty French makes it her own by changing up your typical plot and adding in unique characters.

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228 reviews37 followers
August 27, 2013
Loved it!
I do think there should have been more drama with her husband, but all-in-all it was great.

My casting for Lucien and Sophia...


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2,761 reviews317 followers
May 7, 2013
4.5 stars!!!!

Oh Lucien Knight how I love you….this is the second and final part of Kitty French’s series the first being Knight & Play.

This book starts where Knight & Play finished, after they returned from Norway and confronted Sophie’s husband about his 3 year long affair. Lucien leaves at Sophie’s request whilst she and Dan sort out their train wreck of a marriage.

Sophie feels somewhat guilty of the fact that she had “cheated” on Dan by being with Lucien in Norway even though he had been cheating on her for years and she felt that she had to keep her distance from Lucien. This is just could not understand personally and I felt like giving her a kick up the back side and telling her to sort herself out. She goes into her shell after kicking Dan to the kerb, she does not go to work, she stops eating and she is a mess. It is up to her best friend Kara to pick her up. She decides to go and get her very old job back at the builders but it doesn’t last long as Mr Grubby Hands Pervy Guy tries it on with her again, so she leaves. Here she decides that she will go and get her old job back with Lucien, she needs the money to pay the bills and feels that she can go back to being professional and just being friends with Lucien, but how wrong could she be???

Lucien has been going mad during their time apart. He does not “do” relationships so cannot understand why he feels this way about her, it is driving him insane..he should not feel like this! Sophie was just supposed to be a good time not someone that is constantly on his mind 24-7. When she walks into his office asking for her job back he is over the moon despite her terms of friends only..he can win her over….surely???

This book takes us a long for the ride of Sophie post marriage and Lucien trying to win her back..they have a lot of business meetings planned in Paris “the romance capital of the world” and Sophie is reluctant to go…can she not give in to Lucien’s charms….never!

There are some smoking hot scenes in Paris and as usual what happens in Paris stays in Paris is not an option…Sophie realises she has fallen in love with Lucien but as we know Lucien does not do love!

I loved this final instalment as usual the path of true love does not run smooth. Lucien has trouble coming to grips with accepting his feelings for Sophie and it is up to Sophie to prove to Lucien that he is able to love and more importantly be loved. We get to see why Lucien is the way he is and it is a sad story. There are some more heart wrenching scenes in Norway and the epilogue…wow, I loved the epilogue!!!

I am so happy they got their HEA even though the ride along the way was soooo bumpy. Kitty French did great in bringing you in and keeping you there. I couldn’t put it down.
Loved it!!

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658 reviews137 followers
June 26, 2014
4.5 STARS.. I really enjoyed it. I waited months and months for this book to be release.I just wish it was more intense. Book one ended with such a heart pounding cliffhanger that I though book two was going to be more dramatic. But it was not. However, I loved Lucien Knight. He was one HOT DELICIOUS man who cared so much for Sophie and did whatever he could to make her happy and help her healed with her crumbling marriage (even though, he never made no promises for the future and was very upfront about not WANTING or BELIEVING in relationships or marriage.) As of Sophie, she was sweet, loving and caring. But at the same time I wanted her to be more aggressive with her ex-husband Dan. I wanted her to slap the shit out of him when he confessed . I also wanted her to throw him out cold like a animal in the street. For being a liar and a cheater and for having the audacity to come back and try to act as if what he did was nothing (THE FUCKING NERVE). I swear he pissed me the FUCK OFF. Furthermore, the sex between Lucien and Sophie was HOT HOT HOT. It was great seeing Lucien grow some balls and admit his love For Sophie. Finally, breaking down that bitter wall he had and accepting LOVE and Sophie.
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501 reviews454 followers
April 6, 2014
4 stars

There wasnt a lot going on in book 1 besides the hot sex. This sequel however we experience the change in Lucien and Sophie's relationship.

I knew little about Lucien until the second half of the book and even by then I still felt like there is still more to know. Sophie has grown a lot from the blushing girl in book 1 to the confident woman she has become and I grew to love her.

It didnt quite reach 5 stars because I was expecting a bit more clutch at my heart heartbreak and angst. I would recommend this if you want a fifty shades feel, sexy and hot, myserious hero and most importantly NOT insta love.

Thank you to my British lovelies Lisa Jayne, Daisy and Harriet for the handholding *mwahh*
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449 reviews73 followers
May 16, 2013
“Theirs was a closeness that went way beyond physical proximity. She was under his skin. Moving closer to his heart.
He just didn’t know it yet, because no one else had ever found the pathway before.”

I really liked this conclusion to Lucien and Sophie's story. I did like that there was less sex and a little more focus on the character develpoment.(There is still plenty of steamy erotic sex though!). We learn more about Lucien in this one and I really liked seeing him break out of his shell and realize that he's in love with Sophie and that he can be the man for her regardless of his doubts.

“I don’t want to feel this Sophie. Like I’ve led you on, or like I can’t be with anyone else. “
“Lucien, you said yourself that you don’t want to be with anyone else!”
“Yes, and you have no idea how much that fucks me off. Don’t you get it, Sophie? I don’t want these feelings, or these cravings.” He splayed his hand on his chest. “It’s not who I am."

He definitely couldn't had did it without Sophie's pushing and stubbornness though, which I found at one point a little pathetic. She was pushing and insisting that they be together regardless of what he said. I guess I can't fault her though because she knew that he loved her and she wasn't gonna let his past and fears keep him away from her... she wanted the man she loved.

My one thing that I liked the most about this one was the romance. Where book one was more focused on Lucien and Sophie's sexual relationship, book two's focus was more on Lucien and Sophie's feelings and romance.

“I love every beautiful fucking inch of you, Sophie Black.”-Lucien

What I didn't like so much about this book was the lack of angst and drama. I went into this one anxious for the big blowup that I figured was coming since that cliffhanger from book one left us on the edge of our seats... but disappointingly it fell rather flat and boring. Where was the heartache? The angst? The drama? I thought Sophie's husband Dan would put up a bigger fight or there would be more angst between Sophie and the two men in her life. I mean Dan was hardly in the book and besides a half assed apology and a day back home, he just gave up and left to be with his pregnant mistress. Yeah, he really loved her right? Uhh, no.

Anyways, overall I liked this book and this series. It's a quick and steamy read that could probably be read in one day (they aren't very long at all). I would recommend to any erotica romance lovers because this book definitely has that. ;)

“You asked me in Paris how many women I'd loved. I said one. I should have said two." He cupped her cheek, his thumb rubbing over her bottom lip. "As a child I loved my mother, and as a man I love you.” -Lucien
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May 18, 2013
Noooo! April 2013 is too far way! I need more Knight!!!!
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