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Use Me

(Dangerously Intertwined #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  934 ratings  ·  197 reviews
From USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Knight, comes a sexy, hockey suspense standalone novel.

Rhys Cole’s life has always revolved around hockey. Growing up, he knew he’d play in the National Hockey League, but when his dream of being drafted didn’t happen, he chose the next best thing: becoming a hockey sportscaster for a local sports station. But just like in sport
Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published February 20th 2018 by Knight Publishing & Design, LLC
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Jan 29, 2018 rated it really liked it

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

This was such a sexy, romantic, and downright adorable contemporary! It is such a delightful mix of humor, hockey, and hotness! And even though this is so swoon-worthy, it also talks about a lot of tough topics, like bullying and stalking and how it will always be easier for a girl to turn down a guy by saying she has a boyfriend, than just by saying no.

Use Me is set in Chicago, and stars two very different news anchors whose paths cro
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars.

I’ve never read Kimberly Knight before, but I knew as soon as I read the blurb for this it was something I needed to rectify and Use Me was exactly how I love them—romantic and sexy with a nice helping of drama to add depth and keep you on your toes, yet at the same time doesn’t feel too heavily laden with tension and angst.


The start of this story is one that‘s fairly familiar—two strangers meet in a bar, drowning their sorrows after the unexpected demise of their relationships—but it’
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
OTT romance is just not my thing and this book is about as over. the. top. as it gets. Everything from the dialogue to the characters to the plot itself felt incredibly contrived, so unrealistic, and, to be really honest, cheesy.

For characters who were supposed to be professionals in their 30s, they acted and spoke like college students most of the time. They were all over the place. These are characters who had a lengthy conversation about how "famous" they both were and how many Emmys they'd
Melanie (mells_view)
Pretty good friends with benefits to lovers read!

This book was good. Two people who recently ended a relationship in a crappy way, USE each other for forgetting their exes. Problem, or maybe not really a problem, is that they start to feel more than just using each other. Someone recommended this as a friends with benefits to more read. And it defiantly fits that. I does have a ton of drama/angst in it. It’s probably at a soap opera level, and I can handle that, but it felt like once one issue w
Emily Snow
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
L-O-V-E-D! Review coming closer to release!
Blythe  Kyndahl
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My new book boyfriend!!! I received this book in exchange for an honest review. When you download this book on your e-reader plan on sitting their until the book is done! The only reason I didn't was because my students would have HATED me the next morning. The twists and turns of this book keep you totally engaged until the very last page. You will be sad when you finish the book and realize their is no more... I don't want to spoil anything so I will leave my review at that!!! The heat coming ...more
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm not generally enthusiastic about romances because they all tend to follow the same series of events with only minor details changed. But I was pleased to see that Use Me not only threw out many of the common romance cliches, but also changed up the flow of the story, putting one of the most climactic scenes right in the middle of the book instead of at the end. The change up worked for me and I actually ended up liking this book many times more than I would normally like an erotic romance.

Jessica T.
Nov 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Took a while to get into this book.
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

It has been a while since I have read a Kimberly Knight book, and what a great way to get back into them.

Use Me, right from the start, has quickly become a favourite of her books for me.

Rhys and Ashtyn's story is smart and sexy. I love that they are both successful in their fields and that they feel equal (none of this simpering woman wondering why he wants her). There is a delicious push/pull between them that I couldn't help but adore. Neither are looking for a
Jan 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Rhys and Ashtyn...were do I begin? Their story is one that hits deep. We all either know someone that has had a cheating boyfriend/girlfriend or have gone through it ourselves. The feelings you get while reading Use Me are real.

Having just been dumped Ashtyn decides to go drown her sorrows. Rhys literally just walked in on his girlfriend in the midst of cheating on him in his own bed. He leaves and goes to the bar to have a few drinks. Who knew that two complete strangers drowning their sorrows
Trudy Dowling
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read Use Me again last night when it hit my Kindle. It was even better the second time around. Can I rate it twice? Don't miss out!!!! Check out Use Me today.

WoW!!! What an exciting nail biter and fun romance all wrapped up in one amazing book. Two bad break ups, a couple of drinks and a bad pick up line result in Rhys Cole telling Ashtyn Valor, "Use Me."

This review has been very challenging to write. I put something down and then realize SPOILER and delete. I want to say "wait until you read
Andi Isack
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
You know what's the most famous line about the first kiss? Yeah, that one. You'll never forget your first kiss. But if that kiss is with a.... perfect (dead drop gorgeous) stranger? It's even harder to forget, isn't it?
Rhys and Ash's begins just like that. And that first kiss is like a sublime chocolate. Once you taste it you can do less. And what a chocolate....
But chocolate is a famous heartbreak cure, and that's the first intention, there. But well, the attraction is so intense, "starving"a
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-top-books
One Epic Rollercoaster Read!

I mean rollercoaster! One minute I was laughing, another crying, one scared and one dancing around singing “I knew it, it knew it, I knew it!” This one took me for a ride and I did not want to get off when the ride came to a stop.

Use Me starts out with a sort of friends with benefits thing going on but that never works out! So Ashtyn and Rhys have to navigate breakups, stalkers, crazy ex’s and also new found love. When I say that I could not put this book down, I mean
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Mar 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-love
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of the book.

I enjoyed Use Me thoroughly! Rhys and Ashtyn are the epitome of relationship goals, which was surprising considering that their relationship began as something purely physical while they served as each others' rebounds. The plot relied a lot on coincidences, but not in a way that was unrealistic or annoying - it was just an example of how the world can be really be a small place. The feelings between the characters as their relationship g
A new-to-me author. A new to me story.

I really enjoyed our couple. Rhys and Ashtyn are both in television--the news, not shows where acting is a thing.

Yet, they've never met. At least, not until they find themselves single and trying to drown their sorrows at the bottom of a bottle at the local bar.

And from that point on, our characters are sweet and cute and so much fun. They are perfect for each other.

The problem isn't within themselves. The problems are with other people. Both of their ex
Carrie Waltenbaugh
Feb 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just a love a book that the moment you pick it up and start reading, you know this is going to be a great book. Use Me is the kind of book you recommend to all your friends. This was the first read from Kimberly and trust me, I have pick up more of her books.

Use Me is captivating. It is heart stopper. You will keep turning the page wanting and needing more. A chance encounter has Rhys and Ashtyn meeting when their love lives are falling apart. Who would know a "fake-boyfriend" could possibly t
Jan 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I floved this book! Every book that Kimberly has written shows the great care she takes to formulate each and every character in the story. Each character is the right amount of strong, smart and sexy. What does two broken hearts do when Fate intervenes with them? Both the hero and heroine both have problems but decide to be there for one another if either of them runs into their ex’s. I can say I will never look at a certain pastry the same way ever again thanks for that Kimberly Knight!
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Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
use me was an enthralling read that kept me engaged with it's story, I devoured this book within 2 days.
rhys and ashtyn were so great together and they really worked!
I was on the edge of my seat anticipating what was going to happen.
I volunteered to read a copy of this book
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰
Well, that was an ok romantic suspense.
There were funny and adorble moments and sexy moments and some exciting and suspensy moments. But there was also a lot of weird stuff. I wish another editor would've gone through the story. BUT - I liked it. I liked Rhys and his Cupcake and all the friends and family.
I also wouldn't mind seeing it on tv one day.
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
There's really a lot to like about this story.  Good pacing, strong characters and a decent story line.  If anything, there's perhaps a little TOO much going on, with the drama not just focussed on one character.  Just when you think the crisis has passed, there is another one around the corner.

Nevertheless, this was one of those books that just keeps you engrossed until the very last page.  Very enjoyable read.  

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Pleasure Your Shelf
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Started strong, but I feel the author tried to include too many plot points.
I really liked this book. I didn't expect to like it that much, to be honest, because, within the first few pages I found out the characters were 33/34. Usually, I tend to stray away from books with characters in their thirties. Subconsciously, of course. I think it's because I know I won't be able to relate to them.

However, like I said, I really enjoyed this.
From the first few chapters I was engrossed and already feeling for these characters. They both have asshole-ish partners who they break
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I got this book for an honest review. Ashtyn a very good looking news anchor.. And a very full hearted lover. When she loved she loved full heartedly. She just got out of a relationship that she thought was going well. Until she learned that he was just using her for her looks. Rhys was a sports reporter. He was just so happy. To get the night off because a game got cancelled. But when he went home he found his girlfriend of 2 years not only cheating on him but also in his bed with another man. ...more
I loved Use Me! Ashtyn and Rhys are two heartbroken people who meet at a bar. Both being local "celebrities" on the news, they know of each other. They decide to use each other to get over their heartbreak. No strings and casual. One of my favorite things about this book was the friendship that developed between the two. They had no expectations, but the draw to each other was strong.

Overall, Use Me was a read peppered with all the feels. I was laughing at times, and anxiously keeping myself fr
Mandy Desay
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When a book makes you want to read instead of sleep and fight with yourself because you are not reading fast enough to see what happens, this is what Kimberly Knight’s books do to me. Every Single Book has gripped me from start to finish and Use Me was no different.

A Gripping Intense Story with plenty of page turning drama dripping with hotness and so much Sexiness.

Two bad Break up’s, and a few drinks later, Rhys and Ashtyn decide to ‘Use’ each other to forget the pain and with that comes an o
Tianna Croy
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What started out as one of the worse nights in their romantic lives turned into the best thing ever. When Ashtyn and Rhys each decided to drown their sorrows at the same bar they had no clue this chance encounter would turn their lives around. Ashtyn only needed Rhys to be her pretend boyfriend to ward off some guy (who comes back later ) he tells her to get over someone you need to get under someone else. When circumstances bring people from their past back they have to fight for their love and ...more
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hot damn!! Kimberly Knight has done it again. She's written a great story that has lots of sizzle, with the right amount of suspense. There's lots of steamy sexy scenes, a couple of crazy exes, and a stalker. Mix it all together, and it becomes this great story.
Rhys and Ashtyn meet at a bar one fateful night, and even with all the bad stuff that happens, they endure and become a great couple. Once they realize that they've fallen for each other anyway. Five stars, hands down.
*I read and reviewe
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Kimberly Knight does it again with her latest book, Use Me. If you like hot, steamy, keep you on the edge of your seat kind of read, then you’ll want to read this book. Just when you think you’ve got the story figured out, she throws in twists that will blow your mind. Don't miss out on getting to know Rhys and Ashtyn. ...more
Mar 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wordy, but very enjoyable. Will read best book!
Wendy M
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
It had everything you need!

I loved the characters, they were funny , sexy and smart. Little bit mystery and a hot love story. What else do you need?!
I never read anything from this author and don’t love 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, and their young daughter who keeps them on their toes. 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 ...more

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