Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Book 3 in the Guns ’n’ Lovers series.
Held hostage by the Insurrectos for weeks and forgotten by the world, Olivia has watched Daniel bed every woman but her, whom he can’t see. Daniel lives dangerously and is forced to enter her window one night to avoid the guards. Naked and faced with a long-legged woman who doesn’t want him, his curiosity is piqued.
Under the hostile, suspicious gazes of the guards, they begin a game of heated seduction where the stakes are so high no one, not even their fellow hostages, must suspect there is a connection between them. As Daniel teaches her how to defy the guards the tension between them, both sexual and personal, spirals until it threatens to shatter.
Olivia learns that Daniel is not quite who she thought he was. Now she’s fighting for Daniel’s life, too, for if the Insurrectos find out who he really is, the man she has come to love will be instantly executed.
I love it when novels start with a bang, and “Blue Knight” took off with full force from the first words and refused to slow down. Readers are introduced to a captive Olivia and the mysterious Daniel, who slips into Olivia’s room late at night. He’s completely nude and in need of refuge of those searching for him, unaware Olivia has been watching him for some time. Unlike the women with whom Daniel is accustomed to interacting—and bedding—she treats him with indifference, which he can’t help but find intriguing.
What I particularly liked about “Blue Knight” was the strong, rounded characterization of Olivia. What she was willing to do in order to protect who she loved while fiercely upholding her beliefs. Likewise, I loved the way Olivia’s relationship with Daniel unfolded, and how the author showed, through both action and language, how trust grew and fortified the more they got to know each other, and how that contributed to their arc.
This was a powerful read with a fascinating plot, strong characters, and not to mention sex scenes that range from sensuous to just smoking hot. I recommend it for anyone looking for an original story complete with a compelling romance.
4 1/2 Tea Cups!