As lead singer and guitarist of the internationally renowned Souls of the Knight, Sawyer Knight is living a life most men can only dream of. He’s surrounded by music, fame, wealth, women throwing themselves at his feet. He has everything…
Yet he has nothing.
Life as one of the world’s most sought after rock stars is tiring, oppressive and lonely. He spends every day being who the world wants him to be, who his manager tells him to be, who his mother expects him to be… all the while fighting against who he really is. Truth is, he’s used to it. He’s actually gotten pretty good at pretending… at living the lie.
Until Jake Reed, his ex-best friend and the only person who’s ever made him ‘feel’, waltzes back into his life as the band’s new head of security. Jake wants Sawyer – always has, always will. Now, he just needs to get Sawyer to admit that he feels the same…
“You will be mine, Sawyer Knight. The faster you try to run the quicker you’ll fall to your knees. Then, Sawyer… then you’ll be too weak to resist.”
(This is an M/M romance that is not recommended for under 18’s due to adult language and explicit sexual situations)
I don’t read a lot of m/m books, but when I saw rock star in the description for this one I knew I had to read it. I’m glad I did, too. It was HOT!
Sawyer Knight is the lead singer of the hit group “Souls of Knight”. He’s playing the part of bad boy rocker, with women and partying, but deep inside he’s just going through the motions. There is something missing from his life. Enter Jake. They were once best friends, and Jake wanted more but Sawyer wanted none of it. 10 years later, they are reunited when Jake becomes Sawyer’s bodyguard. All the old feelings resurface, and this time Sawyer doesn’t seem as afraid of them, and Jake is determined not to give up. Can they find love together? Will Sawyer survive an outside threat?
I think the thing I enjoyed the most about this book is the characters. Sawyer, especially, was painted very well for me as the reader. He has a lot of turmoil, and is afraid to fully embrace the feelings he has inside. Thus, he has overcompensated with women. When Jake re-enters his life, it’s like the layers start to get peeled back and he starts to tap into what can truly make him happy, even if he is a bit afraid to go there. He’s a really complicated but strong
character that I very much enjoyed reading about.
The plot of this book, even if it had the slight twist from my usual in being m/m, was just ok. It isn’t anything I haven’t read before, but I enjoyed it all the same. I think it was meant to be suspenseful in places, but I didn’t have a hard time figuring out what was going on. Perhaps I’m over-read, but I would say the plot was the weakest part of this book for me.
Overall, I did enjoy following the story of Jake and Sawyer. They were sweet, and Jake was completely alpha badass hot which is wonderful no matter how you slice it. I found myself enjoying this very much. 4 stars.
I really had no expectations when I started this book. I knew it was an M/M romance involving the front man of a rock group and his former friend who is now a security expert, but other than that I just picked up the book and began reading. From the Prologue I was sucked into Sawyer’s story and I knew it was not going to be your run-of-the-mill rock star romance. This became more apparent when Jake re-enters Sawyer’s life and Ms. Haken proceeds to weave a thoroughly enjoyable romance with a touch of suspense and a whole lotta love (yep, I went there).
Being Sawyer Knight is the first book in the Souls of the Knight series. As the lead singer, it’s no surprise that Sawyer is the subject of the first book and I pretty much adored him instantly. From the outside, he has the perfect life, he’s rich, he’s famous, he’s hot and he’s adored by millions world-wide, but Sawyer knows that while adoration is great, it doesn’t fill that hole in his heart and he longs to find that person who is destined to make him whole. Little did he know, he’d already met and rejected that person, but luckily for Sawyer and the reader, Jake is dead-set on making Sawyer his this time around. And Sawyer learns what we readers already know, there is nothing sexier than a confident alpha male who is set on getting what he wants, especially when what he wants is you. This makes for some extremely intense scenes as Sawyer is confronted with indecision regarding his sexuality. As for the sex scenes, they are OH! MY! GOD! hot once Sawyer embraces his feelings for Jake.
Ms. Haken has kicked off her new series with a beautifully written and equally sexy romance about two men who get a second chance at love. The cast of characters that are included are an added bonus that enrich this book and make you want to read the next book in the series just so you can spend more time with them. I know I’m looking forward to the next book in the series.
“Jake, I-I…” Ignoring his doubts once again, I slowly pushed my finger inside his puckered hole, causing his cock to start pulsating against the back of my throat. “Ah, fuck,” he groaned. He was close, and it made me feel like a fucking king. After letting his arse adjust to the intrusion, I slowly worked my finger in and out while continuing to suck him harder and faster. When I entered a second finger, he started falling apart. “Jake stop. Stop, I’m gonna, I’m gonna come…”
Of course I ignored him. I had fantasised about tasting every last drop of him too many times to give up now. So, pumping my two fingers in and out of his tight hole in line with the same fast rhythm of my mouth on his cock, I worked him until the end.
“Jesus, fuck!” he growled through clenched teeth, as hot spurts of the most delicious fucking nectar I’d ever tasted shot towards the back of my throat. Easing my fingers out of him, I stroked his balls one last time while I licked his cock completely clean. Climbing to my feet, I stared at Sawyer, watching as he panted with his eyes closed.
“You taste so fucking good,” I whispered against the throbbing vein in his neck, before kissing my way up to his ear.
Then it came…
The fucking denial.
He pushed me off him with two hands pressed against my chest and when I looked into his eyes, bursting with what looked like shame, I knew I’d lost him. Again.
“You need to leave,” he said, his words swamped with guilt.
“Don’t do this Sawyer. You can’t tell me you didn’t want that. That you didn’t enjoy it? The taste in my mouth is proof that you fucking loved every damn second of what I just did to you.”
“Please,” he practically begged, shoving his semi-erect cock back into his pants. “Leave. Now.”
“I’ll leave,” I surrendered. “But I’m not leaving. I won’t give up on you, Sawyer. You mean too damn much to me and I know you feel the same. You’re just scared.”
“Fuck you!” he spat, anger making the vein in the centre of his forehead pop out. That vein has reared its ugly head for as long as I can remember. If he got into a fight back in high school, it would protrude so much I used to worry it might explode. “You’ve not seen me in fucking years, Jake. So whatever you think, you don’t know me at all! Now get the fuck out of here before I do something I regret.”
“Funny, I thought you just did that,” were the last words I said before straightening my tie and turning my back on him.
This is going to be harder than I thought. But not impossible. He was right about one thing. We have changed – we’ve grown up. Back then I was his follower, I’d have done anything he’d asked because I was so fucking in love with him. But now, I’m in charge. He’s still living so far back in the closet if he were to stumble he’d end up in fucking Narnia. He’s still afraid, scared to go after what he wants.
Good job I’m not. I’ve grown into a determined man – a confident man. I get what I want, always. And I will be getting Sawyer Knight.
I’m a writer of New Adult, contemporary and m/m erotic romance. I’m a married mum of four (six if you include the dogs!) from the UK and can usually be found with a Kindle or MacBook in front of my face, or carrying out housewife/mother/all round slave duties. I’m a little bit mental and a whole lot of crazy with bordering on unhealthy addictions to tattoos, Pepsi Max and the CockyBoys! 😉
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