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Knave (Masters of Manhattan #1)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  193 ratings  ·  81 reviews
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Sabrina: Good guys save the day and criminals go to jail. It’s not rocket science, people.

But then my father’s killed, I’m rescued by a thief, and my worldview is shattered. He takes me to his penthouse. His bed. I don’t have to like it but I can’t help it. His touch is everything a good girl like me sh
Kindle Edition, 216 pages
Published April 18th 2018 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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3.5 stars!

The minute I read the blurb to Knave I knew I had to read it. This story sounded like a cross between a hot erotic novel and Ocean's Eleven. I enjoyed Ansel and Sabrina and all of the side characters in the story amd could not get enough! This was an enjoyable read!

While I did feel like this story had a slow start, I enjoyed Knave and the first book in the Masters of Manhattan series. Ansel and Sabrina had hot chemistry and the BDSM elements made this story even sexier. The other memb
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4.5 stars

Knave takes a refreshing look at a dominant man, a submissive woman, and a group of former criminals who all have a new purpose in life. Each of them have lost someone in what appeared to be an accident, but was really murder and their goal is to take down the person or persons responsible.

Anson Daly, a talented second story man is investigating the office of one of the key players in the game when he comes across a dead body-and a live one. The live one turns out to be Sabrina Fowler,
Dora Koutsoukou
3,5 ⭐s ...more
♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️
I loved this story. It has mystery, hot men, a strong independent woman, bad guys, and a little rough sex. I mean what more can you ask for?

Five men are asked to become something they never thought they could, brings you to the start of this book. In this book, we meet all five of them Ethan, Caelan, Xavier, Walker, and our main guy Anson. All of these guys have their own special talent that is needed to go forward with their mission, but none of them expected a woman to get in the way.

April Symes
Knave is a new series by the writing duo of Jane Henry and Maisy Archer. The minute I read the blurb to Knave I knew I had to read it. It sounded so incredible and sexy. It sounded like a really good spy read and a hot erotic BDSM story. I will say the book had a super slow start, the storyline did not disappoint. The book seemed to pick up steam about 55 % into the book and just kept the momentum, going from strength to strength. I enjoyed Ansel and Sabrina story, and all the secondary characte ...more
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing start to a new series by these two authors. Sabrina is a strong woman who wants to know what really happened to her father. Anson is a Dom who is part of a special group called The Masters. He is looking for who killed his mother. When these two get together, the chemistry is off the charts. Together, along with the other Masters, they slowly start to unravel the mystery of what is going on. The story is so engaging that you can't put it down until you finish it. I loved all the ...more
Donna Louise
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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The writing duo of Jane Henry and Maisy Archer are now elevated to Super Heros
in my eyes.They never disappoint and this new series is a definite winner.Despite
my best efforts to slowly enjoy this book, i devoured it.The story is spine tingling
good,what girl would not want five,dominant,sexy,protective men by her side.Each
of the men are specialist individually,but together are unstoppable.Drawn together
by a common experience,the Masters will not stop until
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Masters of Manhattan, Book #1. A beauty, five beasts, and an unsolvable quest are irresistible!

Anson Daly, street name Saint, thief extraordinaire, and four complete strangers show up at a penthouse on Park Avenue. How does this involve him? As he soon learns, everything! Seems he's not the only one suspicious of his mother's death. The others have also lost loved ones under circumstances that have been hushed up. There've never been answers. For her own reasons, billionaire Eugenia Carmichael's
Kathy Heare Watts

As a fan of the dynamic writing duo of Jane Henry and Maisy Archer, I was excited when I saw that they had a new series, Master of Manhattan, and couldn’t wait to get into the book. I had it on pre-order and was counting down the hours until it released. The story did not disappoint, and I am already excited for the next book in the series.

Who are the Masters? Well, they are five men who inherited a penthouse, a fortune, and enough information to jointly go after a gro
Rose Howse
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Meet The Masters Of Manhattan

Sabrina is about to meet the Masters, she is in her deceased father's office when she discovers the
dead body of the security officer of the building and hides in a closet when she hears a noise. She is discovered by what she thinks is a cat burglar and taken swiftly away from the scene. Anson, the unknown cat burglar brings Sabrina to the penthouse that the Masters live in and introduces her to the other residents, Ethan, Caelan, Xavier and Walker. These men make up
Melanie Marnell
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have to confess, Jane Henry had me hooked on this book and the series by the second chapter of Knave. The characters are exciting and dynamic. The storyline is captivating and intriguing. Waiting to see how the mystery plays out may be torturous but I am convined that it will be a great ride to the end. Five men tied together by the deaths of a family member or loved one are assembled by a wealthy woman whose husband was killed. The woman has come up with answers to improbable questions and th ...more
Space Cowgirl
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Breaking💔 and Entering💕 Art Form
Murder Mystery with Adult Romance and Elements of BDSM.👋

Anson Daly🐺 has made an art form of theft during his life time, going from simple pickpocketing as a child, to museum and business art theft, among other illegal activities, as an adult. He doesn't just visit a place, he automatically cases it, checking for cameras, security measures, entry and exit opportunities.
He has never been caught.

Now he is a member of a small elite group of thieves. They all ha
B. Koe
Creative, erotic, character-driven and suspenseful ROMANCE – a CAN’T-MISS must buy****!
OMG, just finished the BEST novel! It’s so creative that I am hard pressed to identify the trope, but it is the most unique yet compellingly suspenseful ROMANCE novel I have ever read. “KNAVE” kept this reader/reviewer spellbound! For each mystery solved another one surfaced, so I had to read just another chapter . . . just to see what happened! As always, Authors Jane Henry and Maisy Archer offer their reader
Knave is the first book in a new series by Jane Henry and Maisy Archer. I am really excited about this book and this series. These ladies are so fantastic on their own, and then they get together and some kind of awesome magic happens, and something great comes flowing out of their computers onto my Kindle screen.

Anson is a cat burglar, and a good one. His mother died not too long ago, and when he gets the chance to find out what happened and to get vengeance on the people behind her death, he
Julianne Macneil
I read this book as part of an arc program. I loved this suspenseful and steamy book. There is a group of five men who each specialize in a different area that were brought together by a very wealthy woman to investigate her death. The men are called The Masters and were each contacted because they had a loved one who died under mysterious circumstances and were connected some way together. The Masters were Anson, Ethan, Caelan, Xavier and Walker and one night while trying to get evidence, Anson ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Knave sounded very intriguing when I read the synopsis, but OMG...I DID NOT see this super exciting story coming, as it was off the charts heart pounding! It's the first book in a new series about a group of men who were chosen to become a team, in order to solve a mystery. This one centers around Anson who comes across Sabrina when on a mission, and from there, the sparks flew. I would love to go into more details, but with the off the charts suspense level, more info could put spoiler douchery ...more
Rebecca Austin
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Anson Daly is a thief and receives a mysterious invitation to attend a meeting which brings together men who have a certain score to settle.

Sabrina Fowler is found by Anson hiding in a closet and when she discovers the truth behind the group Anson belongs to will she go along with what they have planned?

Will they be able to discover who is beyond certain murders linking the group?

This is a great mystery/romance that keeps the reader wondering what is going to happen next.

I liked Anson right fro
Reading Addict
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After finishing Knave all I kept thinking is that I need the next book now! This is a romantic suspense story that involves a group of men that were literally strangers but have been brought together by the loss of someone important in their lives. Crimes have been committed and these 5 men are going to work together to solve the crimes and hopefully get justice. Anson is a thief, high end but still a thief. While trying to steal information that they require he runs into the daughter of someone ...more
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was thrilled to find Jane Henry and Maisy Archer were writing a new series together and Knave is a perfect start to a suspense-filled and steamy series. A group of men thrown together all with interesting backgrounds but all with a common goal . This one is our introduction to Anson, a master thief and Sabrina, the daughter of a lawyer connected in some way to all the mystery and deceptions that link the Masters together.

I loved the interactions between Sabrina and all of the Masters and she
Apr 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first book in the new Masters of Manhattan series written by 2 of my favourite authors.  It is a series about a group of 5 men who seek vengeance and truth about someone who they have lost, each bringing a unique skill set to the table.


The first book is about Anson who has lost his mother and Sabrina who has lost her father.  Sabrina goes to her father’s office in the hope of retrieving a picture she wanted and ends up meeting Anson who is there in the hope of retrieving informatio
Apr 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anson is sort of a master thief. When he breaks into an office, he discovers a dead security guard and then detects Sabrina hiding in the closet. He brings her to the penthouse where the Masters are and it is clear that Sabrina needs protection. Anson is not just willing to protect her, he is also more than interested to make her his.

What an enthralling, well written, great read! There is murder, suspense, intrigue, hot dominants and so much more. Anson and Sabrina do have great chemistry, how
Roanne Germaine
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
KNAVE is the first book under the Masters of Manhattan series. The Masters of Manhattan is a group of five talented men, Ethan, Caelan, Walker, Javier, and Anson, who have been called together for a common cause. Each of them have exceptional skills and equally intense and intriguing personalities. Anson's story is featured KNAVE, how from being a notorious cat burglar, he became a man with a mission shared by the Masters and how he fell in love with Sabrina, a feisty independent woman who becam ...more
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Knave is the first book in a new series Masters of Manhattan Book 1 by writing duo Jane Henry and May Archer

This grabbed me from the first page and I couldn’t stop reading until I finished the book. It is a different book then their Boston Dome series. It is more mystery, suspense and will have you reading this book at the edge of your seat. At least that is what I did.

This first sets up the story and it players, Every character has their own unique voice, they are all fleshed out even though t
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Anson is a cat burglar, and a very good one. He started off pickpocketing as a child then as he got older he targeted museums and businesses stealing their art. He is now part of the Masters, an elite group of specialized thieves, hacker, bouncer, mastermind, cat burglar and security.
Sabrina is a chef, her father recently died in prison. She goes to his office to recover a picture of his that she wants. When she gets there she discovers the security guard dead and after hearing a noise she hides
Deanne Taylor
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have just one word for this story........Absofrickingamazeballs!!!! LOL, ok not a real word but you get it I'm sure.
Sabrina is no wimpy damsel needing saving, she is feisty and not afraid to stand up for herself. And with the way she meets the Masters, this is a very good thing indeed.
Anson is a loner who always worked alone, even his nickname is cool......Saint, love it! That all changed when he met the other Masters and they had to work together, then came Sabrina and she totally threw him f
Leslie OBrien
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
While I realize that this is only the first story in the series, I dare say that I’m already enamored. I cannot wait to see what’s in store for the other masters because already this is looking to be a great series and Jane Henry and Maisy Archer set the bar incredibly high with “Knave”.

Likes/loves: making our hero a thief, Saint or Sinner, Anson Daly is downright yummy. Add in a fantastic, spunky, doesn’t let anyone demean her, heroine in Sabrina Fowler and yea…sparks will sparkle and fireworks
Apr 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

What an intriguing book! This is not your usual romance book. It has everything. Murder, mystery, romance and a touch of BDSM. This story had me captivated and on the edge of my seat and I absolutely loved it. An elite group of thieves and tech geniuses who all have lost someone close to them in mysterious circumstances are summoned together for the reading of the will of the widow of a judge, who predicted her own murder. Oh this was so good and had you guessing til the end. Can’t wait to read
Sue Tedrick
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I knew I was in for a different type of read.before I started, and these authors exceeded all my expectations. This book hits so many buttons: there’s suspense, intrigue, romance, and sizzling chemistry. The beginning of the book sets up the storyline and the series by introducing you to the colorful cast of characters and the upcoming plot, and is like a rollercoaster in that you have the slower ascent till you are dropped over the precipice for the thrill ride to follow. Great read - cannot wa ...more
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow these wonderful ladies really do write such exceptional stories together. This new series is excellent start the first book has it all, its got action, adventure , twists and turns with spanking scenes wich are really hot.

Anson is a theif, and one day he recieves a message for a meeting, when he gets there he finds other men have also been summonded, with one goal in mind to catch the person responsible for murdering their loved ones. These Masters all have different skill sets and come toge
Mar 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Stunning start to a sexy suspenseful series

Jane Henry and Maisy you have done it again. "It" being creating a cast of interesting characters and an engrossing plot line.
In this the first book of the Masters of Manhattan series Sabrina and Anson are combustible together, their sexual chemistry is off the charts. The mystery, that appears will be continuing over the course of the series was compelling and kept my attention as I eagerly turned the pages of the book to see what happens next. It was
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