Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Review: Knight & Stay (Knight #2) by Kitty French

Book Description: 

Sophie black has turned her back on both her cheating husband and her sexy, enigmatic boss Lucien Knight. When she hits rock bottom, she finds herself drawn back into Lucien's glamorous no strings, high stakes world of intensely erotic encounters.

Bold and beautiful, Lucien is a walking, talking Viking sex god-the ultimate rebound guy. His is a seductive world of pleasure without limits or commitment, but can Sophie's already bruised heart survive his strictly no ties rule?

When her husband returns with his tail between his legs, Sophie is faced with the toughest decision of her life. How does she choose between the man she vowed to love forever and the man who she hadn´t planned on loving at all?

Knight & Stay is a star-crossed romantic adventure that spans the globe from Paris to the glittering artic northern lights, a sexual odyssey of love and lust that changes the lives of everyone involved forever.

Prior to starting this book, I was in a horrible book funk...I had the worst book hangover. I must have started (or attempted to start) at least 12 different books. None of them caught my interest and I ended up dropping them within a few pages. But finally, I thought of this book and decided to give it a try. And low and behold, this caught my attention and before I knew it, I was 15% into the book.

As much as I was looking forward to this, I was also disappointed in it. I still loved Lucien. He’s a hot Viking (which Sophie informs of us of at least a dozen times). But I felt like all the progress in their relationship was lost and it was them doing the same things over again to get the relationship back. There were similar events in this that were in the first, the difference being they took place in France as opposed to Norway or London. Toward the end of the first book, we saw Lucian starting to realize that he might have feelings for Sophie. He was in deep denial but with the book resetting itself, I felt like I was seeing him go through the battle again.

I was also disappointed in Sophie’s husband. After the way the previous book ended, I really expected a huge showdown between Sophie, Dan and Lucien. But we really didn’t get that. A few words were had, one punch was thrown and that was it. Dan does come back a couple more times but they didn’t have any more drama (less actually) so they were almost a waste of time. They didn’t provide Sophie with any conflict of emotions or confusion as to what she wanted. They were more of an annoyance.

Toward the end, after the arguments and breakup (because you knew there was going to be a breakup), Sophie ended up going after Lucien. I was actually disappointed in this. I wanted him to go crawling back to her, realizing that he did love her and wanted to be with her. However, there was a really nice scene where they connected and it wasn't in bed. 

Even with my disappointments, I enjoyed this book. The end was great, providing great closure for the characters.

To see my Lucien, click here. For Sophie, click here.

My reviews can also be found on Goodreads. 

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