Genres: Contemporary Romance
Also in this series: Ginger's Heart, Don't Speak
Also by this author: Crazy about Cameron, Campaigning for Christopher, Ginger's Heart, Jonquils for Jax, It's You part 1, Don't Speak
From New York Times bestseller Katy Regnery comes another timeless tale of love everlasting!
Loosely inspired by the legend of Camelot, Dark Sexy Knight tells the story of dinner theater knight Colt Lane, who meets down-on-her-luck Verity Gwynn on the worst day of her life. Evicted from their home, Verity and her special-needs brother, Ryan, must find jobs or risk being separated. Colt, who is the furthest-possible thing from a white knight in real life, comes to their unlikely rescue, quickly cementing his place in Verity’s heart.
Colt has dark, deeply buried secrets that keep his smile hidden and his eyes down, which has kept people away . . . until he meets Verity, who seems immune to his gruff manners and taciturn ways. The more time Colt spends with her, the more he longs for her sweetness in his life and yearns to be the knight in shining armor she so desperately needs. Certain he will lose her if she learns the truth about his past, he must decide if he can trust her with his yesterday in order to build a beautiful tomorrow.
**Contemporary Romance. Due to profanity, mild violence and very strong sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
All novels in the ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers.
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Dark Sexy Knight is part of the ~a modern fairytale~ collection, which includes six standalone, completely unrelated novels inspired by beloved fairy tales:
The Vixen and the Vet (Beauty & the Beast) - available now Never Let You Go (Hansel & Gretel) - available now Ginger's Heart (Little Red Riding Hood) - available nowDark Sexy Knight (Camelot) - available June 2016Don't Speak (The Little Mermaid) - available 2017Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) - available 2017
Dark Sexy Knight
I enjoy Regnery’s modern fairytales so I was excited for Dark Sexy Knight! Ginger’s Heart was a tough read for me-love triangle and a character death? Those are 2 of my no-nos so I was thrilled to see that this book had neither of those!
Colt is the “viking knight” at a medieval times dinner theater. He helps Verity and and her mentally handicapped brother get jobs there as well, even though he doesn’t know them. Then, upon realizing Verity and Ryan are homeless, he lets them live with him. Its evident that Verity and Colt like each other but Colt has a wall up a mile high! He also has ‘anger issues’. However, the romance between Colt and Verity was really beautifully written. There is some ‘ex-drama’ but that is resolved fairly quickly, which I was thankful for. Both Verity and Colt are responsible for a disabled family member but handle the job differently and I was pleased at how the author addressed this. Overall, if you love Regnery’s contemporary romances (The Blueberry Lane books for example) I think you will find this book a wonderful read!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: fairytale
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: Standalone
- Cliffhanger: No
Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen, Saving a Legend by Sarah Robinson, Shelter for Elizabeth by Susan Stoker…then you will probably like Dark Sexy Knight!
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013.
Now exclusively self-published, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; the Enchanted Places Series; and a stand-alone novella, Frosted.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s boxed set, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times bestseller.
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.
Upcoming (2016) Projects:
Jonquils for Jax, The Rousseaus #1 (The Blueberry Lane Series #12)
Marry Me Mad, The Rousseaus #2 (The Blueberry Lane Series #13)
J.C. and the Bijoux Jolis, The Rousseaus #3 (The Blueberry Lane Series #14)
Upcoming (2017) Projects:
Don’t Speak (inspired by The Little Mermaid), a modern fairytale
The Bohemian and the Businessman, The Story Sisters #1 (The Blueberry Lane Series #15)
The Director and Don Juan, The Story Sisters #2 (The Blueberry Lane Series #16)
The Flirt and the Fox, The Story Sisters #3 (The Blueberry Lane Series #17)
The Saint and the Scoundrel, The Story Sisters #4 (The Blueberry Lane Series #18)
Swan Song (inspired by The Ugly Duckling), a modern fairytale