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Champagne & Handcuffs

(Saddles & Racks #3)

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  284 ratings  ·  88 reviews
Release Date: September 5th

Young love is just the beginning …

Seth McKenna had wanted to be a police officer for as long as he could remember. Protecting people was in his DNA, especially when it came to his two best friends, Joselyn and Catherine. From the moment he laid eyes on Cat, he knew she’d be his one day.

Until one night when everything changed …

It’s rare to
Published September 5th 2017 (first published August 31st 2017)
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Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Champagne stars.

Cat & Seth's story. This is a continuation from where Joss and Paul's story finished in Tequila & Lace, the 2nd book in the series also following Angeles & Whiskey.

Champagne & handcuffs begins with Bryce the king pimp who is Joss's brother as we discovered in the last book and now in custody. The story then launches into Seths and Cats story who were best friends with Joss growing up.

A childhood love that grew to more but through a misunderstanding fell apart.

Now years late
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ARC received for an honest review

Champagne and Handcuffs is the 3rd book in the Saddles and Racks series, and continues on from where Joss and Paul's story ended in Tequila and Lace.

And it quickly became my favourite in the series.

Seth and Cat's story is full of love and hope through the years. I adored them together as teens, however the more i got of their story the more I had to know.

This book shows some of the seedier side of the bright light city. It delves in to darker topics that happen e
Oct 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Champagne & Handcuffs is book 3 in the Saddles & Racks series...…..and what a story it was! It was packed full of drama, suspense, action, angst, emotion - Seth & Cat's story definitely had me hooked! It had some darker moments that I wasn't quite expecting, but things luckily didn't go as far as they could have. Definitely an enjoyable friends to lovers / second chance romance that kept me on the edge of my seat.

And while I don't think you have to read books 1 and 2 before this one, I would hi
Mandy Desay
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing addition to the Saddles & Racks Series. This is Seth and Cat's Story. A Second Chance Friend's to Lover's Romance.

From Childhood Sweethearts to a Second Chance as Adults, Seth and Cat's story is told beautifully by Kimberly. It's a bumpy Road for these two filled with friendship, heartbreak, and whole lot of love. Filled with plenty of action and hotness that made it impossible for me to put down.

Kimberly is one of my go to authors, I don't need to know what her books are about
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cat and Seth fell in love when they were kids. Then he broke her heart and although she's moved away and on, she's still looking for the one. He moved on too, following his dream of joining the force.

Years pass, they managed to avoid each other, until their best friend is getting married, and they are both expected to attend. Sparks fly and the fun begins!

Great story of young love, heartache and love reignited. Emotional rollercoaster for the characters - and the reader!
Sep 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am sucker for best friends turned to lovers type stories. Although I have read several recently with the same theme (H with 2 girl best friends), with this one I have mixed feelings because I never truly connected with the main characters and/or their romance.

What I liked: Unlike other similar themes, it was refreshing that H was only in love with one of the best friends (no sex or sexual feelings for the other BF) and I loved that Ms Knight took the time to give us a little background histor
Nov 14, 2019 added it
Awesome Story & Audible Listen🎧 Heartfelt & Exciting!

Champagne & Handcuffs
Saddles & Racks, Book 3
By: Kimberly Knight
Narrated by: Kylie Stewart, Eric Rolon

Kimberly Knight pens another great novel in her “Saddles & Racks” series. I am loving & devouring these books, they are amazing and addictive, I just need to know what is going to happen next with these great characters. This book is Seth and Cat’s story and the current storylines pick up here “Tequilla & Racks” leaves off. Seth is Joss’s frien
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Champagne & Handcuffs is the third book in the Saddles & Racks series. This is a friends to lovers, second chance romance that focuses on the story of Seth and Cat, two of Joselyn’s friends from childhood. This is a continuation of Joselyn's story as well since Seth comes to Vegas to help her undercover with her case.

Seth met Cat through Joselyn while visiting his grandmother every summer. He always viewed Joselyn as a sister and when he finally met her other best friend Cat, he assumed he’d fee
Jennifer Pierson
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Champagne & Handcuffs is the third book in the Saddles & Racks series, and yes, can be read as a standalone, but in my opinion, it's better to read the two previous books, as it will enrich the story because all three are intertwined together. Now that I got my bossy mom tone out of the way, I'll get on with it. Seth, Joss, and Cat were childhood best friends, who were extremely close. But as Cat & Seth got older, those friendly feelings turned into stronger ones, and they hooked up when she cam ...more
Seth takes center stage in the 3rd book of the Saddle & Racks series, even though he is not a paid Escort, rather his is a police officer. Seth is in Las Vegas to assist his life-long friend on a FBI assignment, as this book is the continuation of Joss/Andi's undercover operation. Lucky for him, he is in town and is able to give the Bride (Joss) away to Paul at their wedding. At the wedding, Seth comes face to face with Cat, his first love. As with the past books, the author provides the back st ...more
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good things come to those who wait

The Saddles and Racks crew is back. In this romantic suspense we get to learn of Andi (aka Joss) past. Starting web she is little in Florida brings in new blood to the series. Joss' best friends growing up, Seth and Cat are the stars of this book. Note: this does contain FBI taking down a sex trafficking ring and those who live the sex trafficking life. And now a bit about the story...

Joss has grown up in a terrible situation, but luckily she has a nice older ne
Lisa Stinson
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book a lot. Even though this is book 3 in the Saddles & Racks series, it can be read as a standalone. Seth and Cat met when they were very young. But their connection was instant, they just didn't know it then. Seth would come to visit his grandmother every summer and he would play with Joss, then Joss introduced him to Cat after they became friends at school. They would each look forward to seeing one another for the summers. Then one summer Joss was just gone and Cat felt so los ...more
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I could not stop listening and binged on the entire series. Each one leads into the next with a bit of a cliffhanger. But each couple has their own story to tell. Seth and Cat have a story that has been waiting years to be told. Seth is a big brother to Jos and her best friend Cat, but Cat has eyes for Seth. After a misunderstanding, they go their separate ways until Jos is about to get married. This is when the story heats up and the suspense gets real. I thought we were in the clear in this la ...more
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I freaking LOVED Champagne & Handcuffs. And while it's book 3 in the Saddles & Racks series, it can be read as a stand alone.

First Seth meets Joss as young kids, and their relationship grows into being best friends. Then Cat comes along and all three are now best friends. I LOVED the relationship between the three of them. Well as they start aging Cat and Seth develop feelings for each other. Finally when Cat is 18 and Seth 22 he takes her virginity. And HOLY HOTNESS!!! I'm totally in LOVE with
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This book consumed me completely. There was so much emotion, angst, and drama! I read all night and into the early morning; I just couldn't let the characters go. If you like angst and drama, you do not want to miss this book!

Seth is such an amazing human being and friend; he is protective, generous and kind almost to a fault. His devotion to his friends is heartwarming. Cat is strong and has a lot of integrity from a very young age. I loved watching their relationship blossom from friends to lo
Kerri’s Reading Corner
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Champagne and Handcuffs is book 3 in the Saddles and Racks series. While it can be read as a standalone, I recommend reading the other 2 books first. Champagne and Handcuffs is Cat and Seth's story, a a romantic suspense, friends to lovers, second chance romance. Told in alternating POVs, this story held me captive from start to finish.

The story starts when Cat, Seth, and Joss are all teenagers and takes us through the pain, the heartache, and the misunderstandings through the years. Now Joss is
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
**4.5 Stars**

Champgne and Handcuffs is book three in the Saddles & Racks series and picks up after book two where Joss had just recently dicovered a sex trafficking ring and arrested her brother who was at the heart of it. She enlists Seth's help in this book to help take down the bad guys down. At the same time, she is getting married and needs her lifelong friend Cat there, who also happens to be the one who got away for Seth. But, their short-term fling/relationship ended badly and they haven
Trudy Dowling
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was dragged into the pages of Champagne and handcuffs and wasn't able to climb back out nor did I want to. I was all in. I was hooked. I was addicted. I was thrilled by what was happening and couldn't wait for the bad guys to get what they deserved.

There was so much going on that I didn't have a chance to get bored (a problem as of late when reading). I was never overwhelmed--the flow and story building kept me excited and wanting to know what would happen next.

There was so much to love in t
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"The one to carry my love. The one to carry my secrets. The one to carry my children."

This story hits on everything I love in a book - mystery/suspense, heartbreak, passion, and a truly beautiful love story. Ms. Knight once again showed that she has the class and the talent to address sensitive issues in a respectable way.

I have been waiting to read Seth's story since he was first introduced in this series and the author did not disappoint. The characters she creates and the depth to those char
Nikki Costello ***Crazy Cajun Book Addicts Blog***
I received a complimentary copy of this book through Crazy Cajun Book Addicts for an honest review.

Kimberly Knight has once again given us another page turner with Champagne and Handcuffs. Cat and Seth's story has something for everyone, mystery, suspense and romance. This story does have a dark side to it and it will send your emotions all over the place.

Cat and Seth met as teenagers and their connection was instant but Seth was a few years older than Cat so they didn't act upon their feelings
Gail Stroker
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kimberly Knight is one of my one-click authors so to receive an ARC is so exciting! I love this series. Seth, Joselyn (from Book 2 Tequila & Lace) and Cat have been best friends since they were kids when he would visit his Grandmother every summer. The difference between Joselyn & Cat for Seth is he has a very different love for his "Kitty Cat" He's older than Cat but he can't deny how he feels around her. He moves on with his life and stops visiting for the summer, Cat turns 18 goes to visit hi ...more
Dianne Metzmeier
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd book in this awesome series, and is Seth and Cat’s story. These two and Joss were best friends growing up, but due to a misunderstanding their friendship fell apart with Seth and Cat going their own separate ways. Now years later they are brought together again for Joss’s surprise wedding, and the chemistry is still steamy hot between them with even more passion. This is another great story by Kimberly Knight. There are plenty of twist and turns to keep you on the edge of your se ...more
Laura  Redmon
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Champagne and Handcuffs is such an Amazingly Beautiful Love Story about second chances!

Seth and Cat's rocky journey, shows that though the road to second chances at a great love story may be bumpier than life has ever been, but there's is still that one extremely important key component: "Hope." Through all the heartache, drama, and most importantly, a very strong & emotional love, Seth and Kitty Cat will get their second chance at Hope & Love.

This was such a beautiful piece of art, in and of i
Naomi Connor
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

I loved this book. #3 of the series and for me they just keep getting better.
I was hooked from the beginning until the very end.
Filled with hope for the couple and needing to know more I couldn't put this book down.

Seth and Cat's story started when they were teenagers. Both falling in love only to have everything torn away from them.
Now they are bought back together for the wedding of one of their best friend.
Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it
My rating is 3 1/2 stars

I'd been dying to read Seth's story since the prior book. I knew there was more to him than meets the eye. Not to mention Cat, both are best friends with Joss. This story picks up perfectly where the last book left off. I recommend reading it so you're not confused....Cat & Seth we're best friends until they weren't. A simple misunderstanding made them drift apart. As they come together for their mutuals best friends birthday, they are forced to deal with everything. It's
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great story of young love, heartache and love reignited. Emotional rollercoaster for the characters - and the reader!

Seth and Cath were the closes of friends when they were young, a closeness that developed into love. They were young and of cause he broke her heart. Cath did move on from her heart ache by moving away and trying to forget and may be finding someone new. Seth followed his dream too, and joined the armed forces.

The years past, Cath enjoys her life and Seth returns safely, but they
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for an honest review.

Having read Kimberly's previous books I was so excited for the third installment Saddles & Racks. Let me tell you, she did not disappoint!! The back story's of Joss, Seth and Cat were written extremely well. Kimberly really gave you sight into their pasts which in turn lets you fully understand the present.
This story has a little bit of everything. Second chance romance, extremely hot sex, crazy dangerous situations and emotional attachment for u
The Book Fairy Reviews
Sep 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love at first sight is it real? Or just the fantasy of a young heart? For Seth and Cat it was just that, but they were to young to understand it and there ages were to far apart for it to be okay. When it was finally their time age appropriate and all, a misunderstanding broke them apart. But you see love at first sight and fate are one in the same. Meant to be is meant to be and even after years apart their hearts were yearning for one another.
A second chance romance with a dangerous twist that
Amber Fenger
Aug 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in the mountains near a lake in California with her loving husband, who is a great research assistant. Kimberly writes in a variety of genres including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and paranormal romance. Her books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before she throws you curve balls you never see ...more

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