Dark Sexy Knight
by Katy Regnery
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 now
Dark Sexy Knight (Camelot) – available now
Don’t Speak (The Little Mermaid) – available 2017
Swan Song (The Ugly Duckling) – available 2017
So she wasn’t afraid of him, and she certainly didn’t care that his wasn’t the prettiest face in the room… All she cared about right now was the fact that he had helped them, not once, not twice, but three times going on four. Her heart swelled with gratitude for this strange, gruff giant who’d been her savior today.
Every time, without exception, kindness made her cry faster than meanness…
She was so effortlessly bright and beautiful, his breath caught. It seemed like, if she pricked her finger, she wouldn’t bleed red – she’d bleed sunshine.
“That’s about all I know about wine too. It’s either red or white.” She took a look at her glass. “Really it’s yellow. But I guess that would make people think of pee, so they say white instead…”
I was unplanned, and my parents were busy on the farm. Ryan was… he was my sweet place, you know… My hugs and kisses and smiles and songs and ‘I love yous.’… My sweet place.
For now, all she knew was this: You were meant for me. And I was meant for you. And I will never let you go.
Colt was painfully lonely, had a volatile temper, stoic countenance, and an unfortunate childhood – yet he hid a responsible nature and a kind and tender heart. While Verity was proud and doing her best – she was existing on fumes, and living a life of quiet desperation while trying to provide for her disabled sibling. Colt did not want to see their neediness or acknowledge their destitution or personal pain, something he knew all too well. Yet even during his self-cautioning to keep moving and not get involved – to his repeated consternation – he could not walk away or leave them vulnerable. Dark Sexy Knight was a relevant, heart-squeezing, eye-burning, throat-constricting, and deeply moving tale. Hot tears stung my eyes and I was periodically and unexpectedly required to put down my kindle to catch my breath. Ms. Regnery has mad skills. I have now read close to half of her Goodreads listing and covet the remainder while adding them to my TBR.
About Katy Regnery
Katy Regnery, award-winning and Amazon bestselling author, started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.
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.