Dark Sexy Knight by Katy Regnery
June 5, 2016
Genre: Romance, Fairytale 18+
Contains: strong language, explicit sex
Source: eARC for Honest review
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.**
Verity, our down-and-out maiden, is in need of saving, and who better to sweep in than Colton, the dark knight. But this isn't just some rehashing of ladies in distress and men saving the day. In fact, Colt and Verity have a bit of mutual rescuing to be done. They've been lost, alone, misunderstood, and in each other they find that kindred spirit, that soulmate, that they can't let go of.
Journeying with them may have been a bit predictable since it's a romance, but what made this more than just a sweet and sexy romance, was the addition of Verity's brother and Colton's cousin. This stepped the story up to a special level. The tender and sensitive way we walk in the shoes of those near and dear to special needs folks amped up the quality of this story.
I loved Colt and Verity together, the sweetness of their meet-up, the struggle to overcome their personal issues or the angst other's try to force on them, the chemistry of their attraction to each other, and the strength of their love. When it's meant to be, no obstacle is going to stop something like their love. Then add in the extra sweetness of Ryan and Melody, and this story brought all the feels.
All novels in the A Modern Fairytale collection are written as fundraisers.
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 now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) - available now
Don't Speak (The Little Mermaid) - available 2017
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) - available 2017
Now a hybrid author who publishes both independently and traditionally, Katy claims authorship of the six-book Heart of Montana series, the six-book English Brothers series, and a Kindle Worlds novella entitled "Four Weddings and a Fiasco: The Wedding Date," in addition to the standalone novels, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and Amazon bestseller, The Vixen and the Vet.
The Vixen and the Vet is included in the charity anthology Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After, and Katy's novella "Frosted" appeared in the Jan '15 anthology, Snowy Days Steamy Nights. Additionally, Katy's short story, "The Long Way Home" appeared in the first RWA anthology (Feb '15), Premiere.
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, and two dogs create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.