Katy Regnery delivered another fantastic read in this modern fairy tales series that I truly enjoyed. This was my second book in this series and I have to say I really like the concept. ‘Dark Sexy Knight’ was such a romantic read. It stole my heart from the very beginning with its endearing and captivating characters. The sexiness and sweetness were well balanced which I really enjoyed and the love story between the two main characters was so lovely and heartwarming. This modern fairy tale, inspired by the legend of Camelot fallows the story of Colton, a modern day knight and Verity, an endearing heroine who needs some rescuing.
“She was a bad idea.
Such a bad idea, because in the very short time he’d known her, she’d gotten under his skin in ways he couldn’t have possibly anticipated.”
Verity has been watching after her special needs brother, Ryan since their parents passed away. She’s kind and hardworking and she’s determined to find jobs for herself and her brother and reduce the risk of being separated. Colton comes to Verity and Ryan’s rescue, finding them jobs where he works playing a knight, at a local dinner theatre. He has a troubled past and he doesn’t consider himself a knight in shining armor, but from the moment he meets the two brothers he feels the strong need to protect and care for them.
Everything changes for these three when Colton gives Verity and Ryan a place to stay at his home. As time passes the three of them become friends, but the friendship between Colton and Verity slowly becomes something more, both of them irrevocably falling in love with each other in a very short amount of time.
“Suddenly, for the first time in my life, I had good luck. No. I had the best luck. I had you. And it was like all those tough knocks were worthwhile because you were the prize. I had to have all that bad luck so the scales would be cosmically balanced when you came along.”
This was such a wonderful romance! The writing was flawless as always, the story line interesting and the two main characters well portrayed and so, so endearing. Both Colton and Verity had so much depth and I loved them both equally to be honest. Even if Connor at the beginning came across as closed off, he was such a wonderful hero, such a great knight in shining armor. And trust me when I say, he really was one of those. He was not perfect, he had his own flaws, but he was sweet and so protective with those who cared and loved, willing to drop everything to stand up for and rescue them and anyone who needs some help. There were times when he believed he’s not worth it, that he doesn’t deserve to be happy, but our smart and sweet heroine showed him that he deserves love and that he can be her knight.
“I can be your knight, Verity. I can be whatever you need me to be.”
Verity was a fantastic, admirable heroine from the moment she was introduced. She won me over immediately. I loved her kindness and strength and the way she cared for her brother, the way she protected him was really heartwarming. She was so loyal and considerate with him as the story unfolded. I really felt for her and I was so glad she found Colton.
I loved Colton and Verity together. They were perfect for each other and the way they fitted into each other lives was simply wonderful. Their passionate romance was beautifully written and I honestly rooted for them from the very beginning. I truly loved these two together.
“Every day I spend with you, you become my “sweet place,” sunshine.”
The connection and chemistry between these two characters were fantastically done. They were palpable from the beginning and I enjoyed all the sweet and sexy moments between these two.
I have to mention the cast of supporting character that were so well written and endearing. Verity’s brother, Ryan and Colton’s cousin, Meredith were terrific characters and both of them had an important role into the story, which I loved.
The epilogue was very sugary sweet, which usually I don’t like, but since this on was a modern day fairy tale it worked. Overall, a sweet, romantic read!