The power of pleasure…
Gabriel Miller took everything from me. My family. My innocence. My home. The only thing I have left is the determination to get back what’s mine.
He thinks he’s beaten me. He thinks he’s won. What he doesn’t realize is that every pawn has the chance to become a queen.
And the game has only just begun.
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THE KNIGHT is book two in the Endgame series from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.
Again- Another fabulous title. An even more fabulous tagline. The content?
Let´s put it this way- I´m still not 100% satisfied or convinced.
`The Knight` ( Endgame #2 ) by Skye Warren, was just as okay as the first book `The Pawn` ( review here ) was. There was a whole lot of stuff happening but nothing that was able to knock me out of my socks.
Think `human chess´, only you know your opponents next move before he even thinks about it himself. That´s how it felt for me while reading this book.
Usually, the first book in a trilogy or series is for the story build-up. Characters are introduced in length, a mystery starts, etc etc. and the second book is all about the story. It´s where the action begins.
The game of revenge and seduction has begun and I saw less revenge and great seduction happening in `The Knight`. I guess I was expecting more. Definitely more attitude from the Heroine ( after all, she auctioned herself off in the first book. Surely, it´s time to grow up? ) or more excitement from Gabriel ( Hero- a.k.a. The guy who bought her virginity ).
The events were, as in the first book, predictable. The ball scene, the time spent with Gabriel * sigh *, the threat….
On a positive note- I do like the writing. It´s engaging. I like how there´s a great balance between details, storytelling and dialogue. I couldn´t have finished this book within 7 hours ( yes, that´s how I will sit and read.) if the story wasn´t well written.
What I found extremely cool were the motel scenes. From the room Avery occupated to the prostitute next door, to Avery´s bum-like friend, Will. I thought those scenes were far more interesting and exciting. Including a diary from a family member was also a nice touch to the story and did shed some truthful light onto Avery´s family.
Not alot of surprises in this one for me. Yet- I´d still like to know how the story ends. Will Avery find full happiness with Gabriel or will she set off on her own and live life without having Gabriel call her „ My little virgin”? I mean- she not a virgin anymore. Why continue to call her that? It doesn´t make sense.
You know what? I think that´s still my problem. I still cannot relate to the whole losing-my-virginity issue. Maybe I´m also thinking too realistic. Maybe I´m over analyzing the story.
Bah. Now I´m confused.
Anyways- `The Knight` was an okay read. I´m still waiting for the next one because I´m now at a point where I would like to know how the story ends. Let´s keep our fingers crossed for a knock out book #3, which is due in April 2017!
The Cover – 5 stars ( I absolutely love it. It´s perfect )
The Story – 3 stars ( I´m undecided. It´s not good enough to go nuts over yet it´s not the worst story I´ve ever read either. Some parts are fantastic and other parts are not for me. )
The Characters – 3 stars ( Besides Will, my feelings towards the characters haven´t changed. )
My emotional state after finishing this read – Still patiently waiting for the big KABOOM.
I´m giving `The Knight` ( Endgame #2 ), by Skye Warren, 3 out of 5 stars
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