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Don't Dare Love

(Knights #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  195 ratings  ·  149 reviews
I'm not scared of loving someone, I'm scared of them not loving me enough.


I met Amelia right after my father died. With just a smile, she reached into the depths of my depression and brought me out of the dark place my mind had gone to, filling me with light. She gave me purpose, hope, and something worth fighting for—us…she just doesn’t know it yet.

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Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published March 2020 (first published September 21st 2017)
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I love discovering new authors, it's a thrilling process of gaining a new shiny toy kinda

So, Sonya Jesus delivered an intriguing and captivating story that can be easily torn in two individual parcels that are somewhat perpetually intervowen into a puzzling insight into the life of a college student Amelia/Lia and her everyday life's contemplation on love, or better yet, her inner questioning on the matter and why is it so hard for her to give that part of her! Letting a guy in
Jun 27, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Knights After My Heart, by Sonya Jesus, is the author's debut novel. It's a bit hard to get into at first, but once you get beyond the first chapter, you are quickly pulled into an elaborate story with interesting and intriguing characters that will leave you guessing what they are ultimately pursuing. I liked the atmosphere the author created within the story, very detailed and allows the reader to picture it within your mind as you read through the book. By the time I finished this book, I was ...more
Mar 20, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Amelia’s past issues and personal time limits propel her into a relationship that alters her normal life at Westbrook University. Connor, her new potential boyfriend, triggers jealousy, rehashes old relationships, sparks new ones, and ignites a rage in others that will devastate her ordinary life. As she desperately tries to hold on to her pre-Connor life, she struggles to balance the new-found attention while trying to follow her heart. Something she re
Caitlin Audet
My rating: 3.5

Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

Knights After My Heart by Sonya Jesus was a different kind of read for me. When I first read the blurb and signed up to review, I had a certain idea in my head and that's what I thought the story would be. After reading for a while I got the clear picture of something completely different and that's when my feelings started getting mixed up for this book. It was ok and yes there are aspects that I do like but at the same time some
Chantelle Smith
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Knights after my heart is Sonya Jesus debut novel. After reading this, I cannot wait to see what else she can bring with her future books, and what is left to tell after this cliff-hanger of a story.

This book took me a couple of chapters to really get into the whole storyline or even connect with the characters, but before I knew it I was totally hooked, this book captivated me, entranced me and had me totally on the edge of my seat, with all the twists and turns that continually occur through t
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 Stars

Knights After My Heart by Sonya Jesus is her intriguing debut novel. It’s a romantic suspense that has mystery, a lot of drama, and a bit of a chilling, creepy factor in the form of one of the characters. As a debut novel, this is really quite good. The author has a detailed, descriptive and strong style, she builds the intensity and tension really well, manoeuvring the plot subtly, getting the reader to start to question a lot of the characters trying to discover who the ‘stalker’ is- th
Karen Sedgman
Jul 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sonya Jesus is a new author to me! Knights After My Heart took couple of chapters for me to get into, but once I did l couldn't stop turning the pages! There was so much going on in this story, you will need to keep your mind on this or may just get lost! There is so many characters in this Amelia aka Lia is the one of the main characters then there is Hawk still figuring him out! This story is told by both their POV's! Then have Connor her boyfriend, Christopher aka Robins her sexy, flirty best ...more
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Knights After My Heart started out as a slow read. This is the first book in the Knights Series and Sonya Jesus did a good job writing this book. The story will definitely keep you sitting on the edge of your seat while you are reading it!

It is written as a dual POV between Amelia and Hawk. Amelia has a new love interest at Westbrook University. Conner is a Freshman who is very interested in Amelia. I loved the relationship Amelia and Conner had. I didn't like how Hawk always felt that just bec
Apr 04, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amelia aka Lia is a junior at a small college with a soccer team that rules the school. She has a best friend Christopher "Robins" and they are super close in every way but sexually. My favorite quote... "He eventually became my sort of trainer, since I never went to the gum. I had an aversion to it, an allergic reaction to sweat.".

In addition to Lia and Robins, there are an assortment of characters from roommates to team mates to friend's girlfriend's sister's best friend (yeah, it's a lot).

Annatasia Meehleder
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Annatasia by: Facebook

**** I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. ****

I found this book on a facebook group where authors offer ARCS through forms. I found the blurb really interesting because I wanted to figure out who Hawk was and why he was so obsessed with Lia.  I just had to know what the big deal was and the more I read the more disturbed I was with this Hawk character. 

He knows so much about her and is always around and basically stalks her but us as the reader barely know much about
Cindy Thomas
Amelia, aka Lia, is a junior at Westbrook University. Lia spends her time watching the soccer gods, studying and of course eating! Life has gotten weird lately though. She has a new potential boyfriend, Connor. The problem is that Lia doesn't really do relationships. She's been hurt before and doesn't care for it to happen again.

She also has Robins. Robins is her super hot BFF (sounds awful, right?) and their relationship oozes with sexual tension (even more awful, right??). Add Robins to the eq
Bobbi Wagner
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Knights After My Heart by Sonya Jesus is her debut book. This is a story about finding out who you are and where your heart really belongs. I enjoyed this author's writing style, it pulls you in from the first word until the last. Her attention to details will keep you engaged throughout the story. Her characters will take you on a roller coaster ride of various emotions. They bring mystery, suspense and romance to this story. They are connectable for the most part and true to life. They will pu ...more
Oct 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Knights after my Heart by Sonya Jesus. 4 Stars

This book was different from the beginning. It is about a girl with commitment issues and the boys who find her attractive. From the beginning, it was very confusing. It opened up with Amelia watching a the first college soccer game of the season. She is of course admiring all the man candy. She seems to have a crush on one of the players, Widen even though he is a full blown jerk to her and others. Next, you meet her best friend. Christopher Robinso
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One of the joys of reading is discovering new authors.  Sonja Jesus was a new author to not just me but to the world this is her debut novel.  She kindly gifted me a copy in exchange for an honest review.  Do to some unfortunate circumstances I never got my review up when I had hoped to and then it got pushed down on my pile.  She deserves the respect I had hoped to give her back when her book released.  Without further ado lets talk Knights After My Own Heart.

This book was a slow start for me b
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Knights After My Heart is a romantic suspense novel by Sonya Jesus, which is her debut novel, and it is a cliffhanger. The story is written in two different characters point of view: Lia's and Hawk's. Amelia or “Lia”, goes to a small college called Westbrook University, where the school's teams are called the Knights, everything revolves around castles, and one of her required classes is called Medieval Times. Lia is very confused about her romantic life because she's a virgin, and wants to save ...more
Naomi Valkyrie
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amelia is a Junior in college that seems to attract men from every direction. The trouble is, she doesn’t want to commit to any of them. She’s still a virgin and she holds all of her potential suitors at arms-length.

When a Freshman takes interest in Amelia (Lia), her best guy friend Chris warns her that he’s no good for her. To make matters worse, there is interference in her relationship with Connor by several outside influences, including one of her new roommates. Further, it seems that the gu
Oct 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“She is my Queen and when the time is right, she will reign my heart.”
This is a debut novel for Sonya Jesus and the first in a series of books to come. I think for a start this was a very well thought out and intriguing novel. It had lots of intrigue and drama, and plenty of mystery to go around. I did feel like the it dragged at certain points, or rather maybe it was just a little under-edited. Otherwise, I found the two points of views, Amelia, or Lia, and Hawk, telling the story was very capt
Ally Vance
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Knights After My Heart was interesting dark YA read. A college age girl with commitment issues, a guy best friend that all potential boyfriends can't understand without suffering a huge dose of jealousy over, and a charming guy friend who has a sinister secret.

I found myself strangely drawn into this story, I'm not sure what it was that hooked me, the BFF Robins, the dark threatening secrets or just the writing. The strangest part is that at times I really disliked Lia, she was very childish at
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star
Knights after my Heart
By Sonya Jesus
5 stars

How do you write a review about book that has actually rendered you speechless? Not only was the story amazing but it’s also the authors’ debut novel! I was completely captivated buy this story from the very first page – I absolutely loved all the twists and turns. The story is told in dual POV which was great and the authors writing style was so engaging that I couldn’t put the book down at all.
I actually found Amelia (Lia) to be a really interesting
Amanda Taylor
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Knights After My Heart
Sonya Jesus
5 out of 5 stars
Knights After My Heart by Sonya Jesus is her debut book and let me tell you it’s a cliffhanger. This is a romance book but it has a lot of mystery and suspense. This book captivates and grabs your attention from the very first page. I loved the way this author writes and I am so glad that I picked this book to read as I could not put it down. It’s written by the point of view of 2 of the characters Amelia and Hawk. The characters were more relatab
Laura Furuta
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Knights After My Heart
By: Sonya Jesus
5 out of 5 stars

The story Knights After My Heart by Sonya Jesus is a new adult/mystery romance book. This is a story that I enjoyed reading. It is told from the POV of the characters Amelia and Hawk. Amelia is a girl that has not had a lot of success in relationships. She has a habit of shutting down the men in her life when things get uncomfortable. She now finds herself pursued by Connor and wondering if she should take the next step and become his girlfrie
Dawn Daughenbaugh
5 Star

Knights After My Heart by Sonya Jesus


Knights After My Heart by Sonya Jesus  is a story about finding out where your heart belongs while figuring out who you really are.I absolutely had the hardest time putting this down once I started reading. I was hooked from the beginning and it held my attention to the very end.This is my first book by this author and I look forward to seeing what she comes out with next.I enjoyed her style of writing, it pulls you in and and you feel like your enga
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Knights After My Heart
By: Sonya Jesus
4 out of 5 stars

Sonya Jesus is a new author for me. The blurb about this book had me excited. I didn’t know what to expect from this book. A romance story with a mix of mystery and suspense. Sonya did wonderful with the development of characters and time and words used to describe scenes.
Knights After My Heart takes on a journey of self discovery and finding out who your heart belongs to. Amelia is a student at the Westbrook University , the school teams
Apr 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading Knights after my heart, by Sonya Jesus.

Amelia and Connor?
Amelia and Robins?
Amelia and Hawk?
Amelia and a soccer god?

Falling in love isn’t always as easy as it looks in the movies.
It can be messy, confusing, painful and you might even fall in love with multiple people.

A person’s heart doesn’t follow a rule book - it wants what it wants.

But what if you really have no idea what you want?
What if your heart might be a trickster? Leading you on a chase and then acting like it do
Eileen Robinson
Jul 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-star-reads
Amelia(Lia) is almost 21, good student, but her personal life is a bit of a merry go round. Best Friends with Robins (Christopher), and little does she know it, but her life is about to change. Amelia is an attractive girl and seems to love male attention, but she's also apprehensive of letting anyone in and taking a relationship too far. She insists on the whole package and right now sex is not part of the package, i guess until they prove themselves. I found Amelia slightly irritating and at t ...more
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amelia struggles to balance relationships and college life. when a new boyfriend sparks jealousy from everyone, she struggles to find her own voice to stand up against them for what she wants. but when she panics and things get complicated, will she be able to find the courtly gentleman she wants?
a great read. well developed plot. well developed characters such as Amelia with her insecurities but strengths to fight for what she wants. the mystery in Hawk and his obsession was captivating and per
Apr 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Knights After My Heart by Sonya Jesus is the opening act of her Knights Series! This is my first encounter with this writer and what an encounter it was! I feel like I have been through a battle and it was just one battle of a war that will continue waging!
On the surface Knights After My Heart is the story of Amelia “Lia” and the mysterious “Hawk” … in reality the writer has created this crazy layered puzzle of a universe where you don’t really know what is happening next … it takes you couple
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So many characters. Some I hate, some I really hate and some I am not too sure about. I want them to be nice and good but they all seem to have ulterior motives. Poor Lia, she doesn’t know who to trust or even who to love. She even comes across as a poor little rich girl sometimes. But with the people she has around her I hardly can blame her.

Then there’s Connor. The younger guy who seems like a good guy whenever he’s with Lia. Can he be as good as he seems? Connor and Lia being together brings
Sammi Fetterhoff
I am giving “Knights After My Heart” by Sonya Jesus a five start review. The author did an excellent job grabbing hold of the reader's attention right at the start of the book. The entire book alternated between two different points of view. I feel that the author made a good choice in doing this because the reader can gain more detail from the story. It can help the reader visualize the story while they read it. This way they can dive more into the story as they read.
I really loved that, as the
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