Friday, January 17, 2014

The Knight Series by Kittty French with Giveaway, Excerpts, Playlist & Reviews


Knight & Play (Knight #1)
Knight & Stay (Knight #2)
Knight & Day (Knight #3)
Author: Kitty French
Genre: Erotic Romance

Knight & Play (Knight #1)
 There's only one thing in life Lucien Knight really hates, and that's husbands who cheat on their wives.
There's only one problem in Sophie Black's life. Her cheating husband...
From the moment Lucien & Sophie meet, the seal is set.
Romantic, emotional & intensely erotic, Knight and Play is the perfect read for lovers of international bestsellers Fifty Shades & Bared To You. Let yourself be swept away by Part One of the Knight series from Kitty French, a romance so hot it'll burn your fingers...
CEO of Knight Inc. Lucien Knight is catch-your-breath gorgeous and damaged by his troubled past in Norway. All grown up and relocated to London, he's built his empire of adult clubs from the ground up to become the gorgeous patron saint of the sex industry. No one knows the dark childhood secrets that have given Lucien a backbone of steel and a heart encased in ice. No one until Sophie Black, that is...
From the moment girl-next-door Sophie accepts the job as Lucien Knight's PA, she understands how Alice must have felt when she tumbled down the rabbit hole. Lucien takes her safe, vanilla life away and plunges her head first into a huge dish of fantasy flavours. Rich, spicy chocolate covered with dark, oozingly lickable sauce? Check. Tutti-frutti with indecently red, glistening cherries on the top? Yes please.
Lucien strips away all of Sophie's inhibitions, and when he instructs her to select three new toys, she soon realises he has more than a game of Monopoly on his mind... 
He's opened the door to a whole new pleasure packed world without limits, and Sophie is utterly intoxicated. But how far is she willing to go? And what happens when she has to step back into reality again?
Lucien & Sophie's is a story of star crossed love and forbidden passion, a sexual odyssey that spans the globe and changes both of their lives forever. Let it change yours, too.

He wasn’t a man given to romance, but the perfect weight of this woman in his arms
and the majesty of the skies above them filled him with an unexpected sense of peace.
Moments later he carried her through the quiet rooms of his home with her head on
his shoulder, and by the time he lowered her down onto the bed, she was asleep, tear
tracks still just visible on her cooling pink cheeks. When he brushed a blonde strand
of hair out of her eyes she sighed and turned her face into his palm, looking for
comfort in his touch even as she slept.
Long buried emotions forced their way to the surface as he curled around her and
spooned her body into his.
Comfort, sweeter than he’d ever found from a woman’s touch.
Fear, spikier than he’d felt for anyone since the day his mother had died.
Anger, sharper than he’d sensed it since the last time he’d laid eyes on his father.
Bile rose in his throat at the thought of the man whose actions had driven his mother
to her death.
How dare Sophie’s husband push her to this?
How could he put her at risk for the sake of a cheap thrill?
As Sophie’s husband and Lucien’s father meshed together in his mind, he tightened
his hold around her pliant, sleeping form. The quilt settled soft and warm over their
shoulders, and he fought to match his heartbeat to her slow, steady breathing pattern.
There was only one thought in his mind as sleep claimed him.
He would protect this woman.
He wouldn’t fail again.

My Review: 5 stars
This one was an eye opener for me, in a few different ways. I really liked Sophie. That girl had so much courage. To be willing to change her life for herself, since it seemed her husband really wasn't interested in what she did, was inspiring. I think we should all take a chance on ourselves every once in a while. Lucien Knight is a dangerous man. He is powerful, sexy and demanding. However, he's also intrigued by Sophie and her innocence. Once Sophie learns the truth about her husband, she decides to give in to her own desires and wants for a change. Sophie gets more than she bargained for, but so does the man who offers her those desires fulfulled. Lucien has his reasons for opening Sophies eyes, and they're not entirely selfish. This was a fantastic opening to this trilogy. Yes, it sort of ended with a cliffhanger, but not your typical one. It could be considered a stand alone, as not every book has a happy ending. It's only because it's a trilogy that I knew it was a cliffhanger. I loved reading the scenes between Lucien and Sophie where he was giving her more than he thought he was. Lucien may be a Viking sex god, but I do believe he has found what he's not looking for just when he needs her. Fantastic job Kitty!!

Knight & Stay (Knight #2)
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.

"You didn't come to work on Monday."
Sophie placed the mugs on the table and sat down opposite Lucien.
"Did you seriously expect me to?"
He lifted one shoulder, as if bemused she even needed to ask. "Yes."
She shook her head. He couldn't be serious. "You hit my husband."
"Do you expect me to apologise? He deserved it." Lucien worked hard to maintain his casual bearing but the expression in his eyes went from cool to lava hot, leaving Sophie well aware of how on edge he was.
"You had no right." Sophie's fingernails bit into her palms as her fists tightened. "I wanted to do things my way. You took away my choices."
She watched him digest her words and for the briefest moment, saw uncertainty flicker in his eyes.
"Choices?" He leaned forward and drummed his fingers on the table. "Way I see it, you didn't have any choices to make, Sophie. Your husband's a lowlife, you needed rid of him."
Sophie mirrored his rigid stance across the table. "And there you go again, making my decisions for me."
A pulse flickered along the hard set of his clenched jaw.
"I thought you'd make the wrong one."
"So you made it for me."
He leaned back, folding his arms defiantly across his chest.
"I'm not sorry."
"Men never are." Sophie regretted the cheap generalisation the moment it left her lips, but the last few days had left her more than a little jaded.
"I'm not like him, Sophie." Lucien's words were spoken so softly that Sophie only just caught them.
"No. No, you're not like him," she spat. "You're your very own brand of fucked up, Lucien."

My Review: 5 stars
Once everything hits Sophie, she walks away from both Lucien and her husband, Dan. Even though their relationship began unconventionally, Sophie and Lucien found something that most people look for and never quite find. Once Sophie comes back to work for Lucien, things change. But the sexual tension between these two never ends. It's only a matter of time before someone snaps from it. The biggest obstacle in their relationship, however, is Lucien's belief that love is not in the cards for him. The truth of the matter is that he loves Sophie and doesn't realise what love feels like, since he's never felt that way about anyone in his adult life. Sophie, being the brave person she is, just puts it all out there for Lucien. He walks away from Sophie still believing that he doesn't love her, even though he wants her with him all the time. How do you make someone believe in something they don't believe exists for them? Kitty has done an excellent job once again. I love these characters! Lucien is every bit the Viking and Sophie, damn, that girl is amazing. It's not hard to read these books, it's hard to stop. 

Knight & Day (Knight #3)
Kara Brookes hates liars.
Dylan Day hasn’t told the truth from the moment his plane touched down in Ibiza.
It’s a recipe for disaster.
Lucien and Sophie are back, and have set up camp on the sun-drenched isle of Ibiza for the opening of the latest of Lucien’s strictly adult clubs.
They’re joined for the summer by Sophie’s best friend Kara, and Dylan Day, Lucien’s newly appointed club manager. The laid back, smokin’ hot surf guy from California seems almost too good to be true… but there’s no smoke without fire. It’s going to be a long hot summer of love, lust, lies and wedding bells. But who will get their happy ever after?
Romantic, emotional and intensely erotic, Knight & Day is the thrilling final installment of the USA Today bestselling Knight Series from Kitty French.

“Listen, Kara…” Dylan topped up their champagne glasses in the silence that followed Lucien and Sophie’s disappearance. “I think we may have got off on the wrong foot, and for my part in that, I’m sorry.”
He handed Kara her glass and picked up his own, turning his body towards hers on the bench as he settled back down. The top couple of buttons on his dark shirt were open, and Kara found her eyes following the tanned column of his neck down and wondering what he’d be like if he lost the shirt altogether.
Balls. She closed her eyes and brought her glass to her lips. She didn’t want to think that.
Don’t think it, don’t think it, don’t think it.
Maybe if she said it three times in her head something magical would happen and he wouldn’t be so attractive when she reopened her eyes.
Well, that didn’t work. In fact, if anything, he looked sexier still, because he was watching her, waiting for her.
“Are you waiting for me to apologise too?” she asked, placing her drink down.
“Do you feel like you need to?”
He was half school teacher, half sex god, and for some reason Kara found herself ready to be thrown over his knee and chastised for her sassy mouth. Oh Lord. This was going to go bad. Champagne swilled in her veins, and there was no stopping the words from leaving her lips.
“No. I actually feel like sliding over there and unbuttoning your shirt.”
Dylan’s expression went from lazy amusement to round-eyed surprise in five seconds flat. Surprise laced with arousal.
“Which is why you should leave right now,” Kara continued, aware that she’d said too much, as always.
Her big mouth had got her into all sorts of trouble over the years, and it would seem that this was destined to be another of those times.
She watched him swallow hard and wanted to trace her index finger down his Adam’s apple.
He watched her watching him.
“Well, that’s an unexpected development, English.”
“You’re telling me,” she said. “Leave. Please?”
Kara maneuvered herself off the bench and stood to allow him room to get out.
“Should I finish my drink?”
“I could take my shirt off?”
He was standing too close, his fingers on the buttons at his chest, his eyebrows raised suggestively, his expression caught halfway between joking and deadly serious.
“Goodnight, Dylan.”
Kara crossed her arms firmly, and for the briefest of seconds Dylan’s eyes moved down to the cleavage she’d just inadvertently served up like two oranges on a platter. She didn’t dare open her mouth for fear of what might come out. “Rip my dress off and take a proper look,” sprang unhelpfully to mind.
Dylan leaned down and touched his lips against her cheek; warm, tingly, and lingering for a second longer than could be deemed platonic. Jesus, he smelt like nothing on earth. She wanted to lick his face.
“Goodnight, English,” he said softly. “I’ll see myself out. And for the record… I’ve never felt less like leaving anywhere in my life.”

My Review: 5 stars
Once again, Kitty has outdone herself. What a fantastic ending to this trilogy. There's so much I want to say, but can't because almost anything will give away what's going on. Suffice it to say that Sophie and Lucien are still together. Sophie and her best friend, Kara, have gone into business for themselves opening boutiques in all of Lucien's clubs. Kara and Dylan hit it off from the beginning. They too have chemisty that's off the charts. There are so many things that could happen, and so many things are still up in the air. So much happens in this book, it's awesome. I enjoyed reading about Kara and Dylan and seeing what the next steps for Lucien and Sophie are. Loved it!! If there were more, I would read them. As it is, I'm going to have Kitty's name on my to-read list whenever something new comes out. I have thoroughly enjoyed the entire series.  

Kitty's playlist for the Lucien Knight erotic Trilogy
 Prince - Get Off
I like you so much better when you're naked - Ida Maria
I want your sex - George Michael
Need you tonight - INXS
Hot in Here - Nelly
Slow down sister - Lady Antebellum
Words I couldn't say - Rascal Flatts
Beneath your beautiful - Emeli Sande and Labrinth
The air that I breathe - The Hollies
Honesty - Billy Joel
Words I couldn't say - Rascal Flatts
A thousand years - Christina Perry
I'll follow the sun - The Beatles
Drift away - Dobie Gray
Like a rolling stone - Bob Dylan 
Is this Love? - Bob Marley
Can I Stay with you - Karen White

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About the Author
USA Today best selling author Kitty French is a self confessed romance junkie - she loves to watch it, read it, and best of all, to write it. She started to write erotic romance after reading Fifty Shades and hasn't looked back since!
She lives in England with the gorgeous Mr.F and their two young sons, and is never knowingly found without a glass of wine in her hand.
Kitty also writes romantic comedy under the pseudonym Kat French. Her first novel, Undertaking Love, is out now from HarperCollins. 

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