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No White Knight

(Secrets of Stone #8)

4.70  ·  Rating details ·  112 ratings  ·  68 reviews
The quest…
I’m Maclain Stone, and Taylor Mathews is my obsession, my reason to be a better human. Is that even possible? For her, I’ll try. Years of living in the fast lane—literally and figuratively—are catching up with me, as I fight to shift gears and win the right to commit to this incredible woman who has tumbled into my life.

The fight…
I’m ready for change, but is she?
Published October 16th 2018 by Waterhouse Press
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Woah. Hot dang... this book was incredible! So much drama, so much heat! Gah!! 5-I-Wish-I-Could-Rate-It-Higher-Stars!
I completely adore Mac and Taylor!

Taylor and Mac meet when Taylor’s friend goes into surgery, she’s very stand offish and a little sarcastic towards him in the beginning, almost as though it’s a way of not getting too close to someone. But as the story thickens, they get closer, the chemistry between them deepens, and oh my god! So so hot that I could feel the heat melting my ki
Apr 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Angel Payne and Victoria Blue did an AMAZING job with this book! LOVED IT..

Mac and Taylor have amazing chemistry. I absolutely love Taylor and her independent ways. She refuses to ask for help. Mac wants more than anything to make her see he can be what she needs. She has many issues going on in her life and there has never been anything easy for her. She is always taking care of others and never herself. She is definitely a character that we can all relate to.

Can Mac bring her walls down and s
She Abshire
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When we first see Mac and Taylor together I expected fireworks, and some royal battles. What we get in No White Knight is battlefield level explosions in and out of the 'bedroom'.

Mac and Taylor each have issues and there are a lot of similarities between them that they have yet to see. Parents are the people who are supposed to teach us to be reasonably functional adults. But sometimes they teach us to be closed off, self absorbed and distrustful. If this couple can break the old chains then th
Angela T
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Maclain Stone and Taylor Mathews

Mac is relentless when it comes to his interest in Taylor Mathews. So far, all his efforts have gotten him no where.

Taylor, trying to convince not only her friends, but also herself, that Maclain Stone is off limits, but she's having trouble getting her mind and body to get the message.

The chemistry is so intense, you can almost feel it with each word you read. But along with chemistry, there is so much drama. Both have mom issues. Taylor, always having to "bail"
Karen Aguilera
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Angel and Victoria knocked this one out of the park and I wish I could have given it more then 5 stars.

Mac and Taylor have the chemistry that can't be matched.
We all have a little Taylor inside of us. She is strong, independent and takes care of others before herself.
Mac wants to show Taylor that it is ok to need someone and he wants to be her someone but she isn't making it easy for him.

Will Mac be able to break her down?
This book is an awesome addition to the SOS family.
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Holy cow!! Angel Payne and Victoria Blue just get better and better. No White Knight is amazing!! I am in love with Mac and Taylor! A fantastic addition to The Secrets of Stone Series and I am on pins and needles waiting for the next one!!
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Straight up, if you are looking at this review in the scope of if you should read this book then let me stop you right there. The answer is a huge YES!!! But you need to make sure that you read the first book in this epic series first. It could be read as a stand alone but there are a lot of references to the other characters in this series.
With that said, Mac and Taylor are amazing characters to be able to delve into. We have been able to see some snippets of them in previous books, and all th
April Symes
"No White Knight" by Angel Payne & Victoria Blue is bk 8 in Secrets of Stone series. This is the story of Taylor Mathews and Maclain 'Mac' Stone.

Taylor and Mac first meet when Taylor’s friend goes into surgery and she’s at first standoffish and somewhat sarcastic towards him in the first of their meeting; it’s like her way of not getting too close to people. As the story progresses, they get alot closer and the chemistry between them gets hotter and their connection deepens! Like super hot
Corinne Akers
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mac and Taylor are so hot.....

Mac wants Taylor - ever since he met her in that hospital room he’s been thinking about her and fantasizing about her. Taylor, who has a horrible past doesn’t trust happiness or love. But can she continue to deny that their relationship goes beyond sex?? After an intense dinner with his condescending mother Taylor decides it’s just not worth it and ends things with Mac. Can anyone or anything bring them back together??

I love that the authors found a way to incorpora
Cristina Pacilio
You first experience the intensity Mac and Taylor have in No Broken Bond. But getting into their story, that intensity is 100x more. They each have their own personal issues. Taylor with her inability to trust her heart to anyone which I can relate to and Mac with his inability to let anyone in because he has to be king. But soon Mac realizes that his past is just that his past and Taylor is the one thing that makes him feel alive. You almost start out hating him because he can be a jerk but as ...more
Jamie Lee Zonneveld
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Angel Payne and Victoria Blue did an amazing job with No White Knight. I loved every second! I loved Mac and Taylor's story! Can't wait for the next book in this series
Kelly Kemmerly
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every damn one of the Secrets of Stone books seems to top the last! How can one not love the Stone characters, their dark and mysterious pasts, and the alpha hunks that grace the pages. In this book, Maclain Stone, the brain surgeon with all the smooth moves in and out of the hospital finally meets his check-mate, in Taylor Mathews. She might be tiny, but her sharp wit, brilliant mind, and sass are no match for Mac.

The best love affairs are those like Mac's and Taylor's, where two people are so
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*Review to come!!!*
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
AMAZING...Didn't see the ending coming! These two women can write a book. You snicker a little bit and you fall in love with a transformed Mac Stone. Taylor has fascinated Mac from the very first time he met her and decided he will have her. Follow the sexy, sassy and emotionally twisted story of these two.
A most excellent book and Series - props to the authors they have a quick wit and are very talented.
Laurie Murray
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading Mac and Taylor’s story. These two have some serious issues that need to be worked out and resolved before they are able to move on with their lives but that does not stop them from trying to be together.
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg Angel and Victoria killed it with book! Out of this world hot read. For reals! Will read this book again and can't wait till the next book comes out. Hooked for life!
Belinda Clemons
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mac and Taylor are Scorching hot. This series and siblings just keep getting better and better. Angel Victoria you can do no wrong. Thank you for this fantabulous book series
Oct 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in the series that I have read and I am planning to go back and read the other 7 books in the series! Since this book is the start of Taylor and Mac's story, you don't need to read the other 7 to get up to date on this couple. However, the previous books are about the other couples that are part of this story and and how they got together.

Taylor has many childhood issues that she puts on a front so that people don't under estimate her. She is the type that would "rather as
Jennifer Pierson
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
These two authors make up a dynamic duo with serving up a story which has left me in a tizzy of extreme emotions long after I finished it. It surrounds the crazy chase between Taylor Mathews, who has serious commitment phobia to the absolute extreme, and Maclain Stone, the brilliant surgeon who has no filter, so he comes off very harsh a lot. Mac decides he has to have Taylor, but she's not having any of it, though the sparks are flying like crazy, with sparks hitting everyone in the vicinity. O ...more
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No White Knight is the eighth book in the Secrets of Stone series by Angel Payne and Victoria Blue. It features Maclain Stone, an arrogant neurosurgeon who, in his own words, is a cold-hearted dick and legendary lothario, used to getting whatever and whoever he wants and Taylor Mathews, a woman who spent her childhood taking on the role of ‘responsible adult’ looking after her addict mother and routinely bailing her out of jail. A situation that has continued into adulthood leaving her with majo ...more
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow Angel Payne and Victoria Blue have done it again! I started this series about a week and a half ago and I was totally hooked from the beginning. This series is written with a couple of books per couple with the previous characters still being involved. So you can read this as a stand alone and the authors have given you plenty of background to make it great. But if you read them all it will be even better. Mac and Taylor are at odds from the beginning. Taylor has had to be independent and ha ...more
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Taylor and Mac are about to sweep you off your feet with a quest unlike any other. He knew in that instant he laid his eyes on the fair maiden that she would be his salvation and possibly his downfall. She seems less than enthused by his pitch to woo her, but he is determined to find a way to scale her walls. Taylor has guards around her heart for a very good reason and she sees no reason to let them down anytime soon. Mac is doing is darndest to chip them down, but can she trust him with her ba ...more
Brittani Jolley
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved the story of Mac and Taylor. I loved their dynamic and the atmosphere they were in. The attraction between them was undeniable. Taylor seems super deep with some deep rooted issues from her past. I’m looking forward to figuring her out. Mac comes off as a cocky self assured guy but there is something beneath the surface he won’t show. All in all, this was a fantastic book. The plot was great, the pace was perfect and the story had amazing flow. These authors knocked it out of the park.
Cindy Fong
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"..we both know the queen holds all the power on the board."

Angel Payne and Victoria Blue write stories that bleed into your soul and make you better for it. Eght books into this series and I come back to them like a junkie needing a fix. The push and pull of Mac and Taylor is a delight to watch unfold. Mac the renowned brain surgeon, Taylor the friend of the "Stone" women. Together they are sassy and sexy. Underneath the exterior they are both a bit jaded by what life has thrown at them. For on
Kassandra Van dyke
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This story was wonderful from beginning, if I could give it 10 stars I would.
I love Mac and Taylor!
Jessica Brittain
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMG This book was unbelievable!! From the beginning it grabs you and keeps you wanting more!! You are left with all the feels!! Angel Payne and Victoria Blue are 2 amazingly talented author!! They bring the term Bite Me to a whole new level!! I would definitely recommend this book/series!! It's A Must Read!!
Dorothy Sobota
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book rocked. Angel and Victoria are freaking amazing geniuses who write such addicting books that keep you at the edge of your seat right from the first page.
Loved the book and was completely hooked by Mac and Taylor's story and their smoking hot chemistry. Can't wait for the next installment which I need right about now!!!!
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Maclain Stone,has met the woman of his dreams,feisty Taylor Mathews.
Taylor is a little emotionally shut down,life has not be real good to her. Mac has made his share of mistakes too but is finally feeling something more for this sassy woman.
You will feel it all with this story,joy,frustration plus totally wow moments.From their witty banter to the scorching hot love scenes,Mac and Taylor burn up the pages. Ends with a cliffhanger so be prepared. I’m excited to see where their story takes us next
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book! This is book 8 of the Secrets of Stone series and Angel Payne and Victoria Blue did not disappoint. We have Mac and Taylor, who each have their own challenges with life. Mac is a hotshot neurosurgeon and playboy who falls for Taylor. Her on the other hand, wants nothing to do with him. She is Miss Independent but life has been rough on her. She helps others while she does nothing for herself and Mac wants to help her bring those walls down. Mac also has secrets and ...more
michelle griffin
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Angel and Victoria did not disappoint with this book. It's an explosive love story. Lots of heat and fire. I do not want to give anything away. It is a must read romance. Love Love this story
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USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has been reading and writing her entire life, though her love for high-concept romances turned serious in college. She began getting a paycheck for her writing when composing record reviews for a Beverly Hills-based dance music magazine, and working in promotions at Los Angeles’ iconic KROQ-FM.

Angel has written for four publishing houses, and is al

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