“Me: OMFG, I have my very own Gideon Cross at the gym. Hot guy running on the treadmill next to me! :)”
“His tattoo was on the upper right side of his abs. While tracing my fingers over the script I read it to myself: Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”
“Nothing else matters except you, Spencer. Nothing. You’re what I want, what I need. Where you are is where I need to be. I need you here in my life with me.”
(by Kimberly Knight)
5 Star review of Where I Need to Be by Kimberly Knight
Right, after finishing this I am off to join the gym! If the thought of meeting Brandon is the incentive anyway! Holy hotness!
In this steamy debut novel by Kimberly Knight we meet Spencer, a recently heartbroken an assistant to an Ad exec who recently discovered “The love of her life” – TravAss (love that nickname!) in a compromising position with his secretary!
And in an attempt to lure her away from the ice-cream depression she’s landed in her BFF, partner in crime and voice of reason Ryan convinces her to the gym (which is more for business than pleasure to begin with)… and from there her life takes off!
In walks Brandon, the hot new love interest and from almost the moment we are thrown in to the story he becomes an object of her desire. Without giving too much away he is more of a permanent fixture at the gym and jeez, if Club 24 was just round the corner to me I’d be signing up to join ASAP!
And, even though I live in the UK I’m definitely heading to Las Vegas! A girly weekend away turns what should be a pretty innocent girls dance session and a coincidental meeting in a nightclub into the steamiest dance scene I have ever read… I will say no more but phew that was one hot scene!
I love the chemistry between Brandon and Spencer and also her relationship with her friend Ryan. The story also kept me on my toes too with the emergence of other characters that are hell bent on making life difficult for Brandon and Spencer. I really want to say more but don’t want to say too much more for fear of spoiling the story! I read this book in one sitting and my heart was totally in my throat at the end. It ends leaving you wanting and needing more!
I cannot wait for book two (Wanted) and to see where the future will take Brandon and Spencer!
Five sizzling stars!
Brandon drove me down to the police station for the formal interview that afternoon. The investigating officer told me that Christy was still pretty beaten up from the fall and subsequent surgery she had to endure from the stab wound. Apparently, she had punctured her liver and would be in the hospital for at least a few more days –– enough time for the police to get all their ducks in a row. I really didn’t want to rehash the incident, but I knew it had to be done. After an hour and a half of me recounting the events, Brandon and I made our way to Macy’s at Union Square to get my mind off everything.
“Okay, all I really need is another nice dress so I don’t keep wearing the same one over and over again,” I said to Brandon as we rode the escalator up to the Women’s department.
“Whatever you want, Babe.”
“Are you sure you want to do this? Most guys seem to hate shopping.”
“Oh I do, but I want to be with you, so I don’t mind.”
“Alright, well I don’t want to hear any whining,” I said as I stuck out my tongue at him.
“And what if I do?” Brandon asked, smirking at me.
“Then… then… shit, I don’t know. Don’t give me that look, it drives me crazy and I can’t think straight.”
“Drives you crazy good or drives you crazy bad?”
“Good,” I said as I blushed and tried to swat Brandon’s arm, but he caught my wrist midair and pulled me to him for a quick kiss.
As we browsed around Macy’s, I decided that I should be looking specifically for a dress for my company holiday party, as it was the next big event that I needed to attend.
I picked out a few dresses and told Brandon that I was going to try them on in the dressing room. The first dress I tried on was a metallic champagne A-line dress. Brandon said he liked it, but I wasn’t feeling it. Next, I tried on a sleeveless dress made with sequined Graphite Grey satin; Brandon liked it as well, but it just wasn’t calling my name.
Finally, I tried on the last dress. It was strapless and made of ivory lace in the pattern of roses with a few ruffles down the front starting at the waist. It was accented with a removable cream-colored belt. I think this is the one. I stepped out to show Brandon. As soon as his face lit up, I knew I had found the one.
“You like?” I asked as I did a little twirl so he could see the back.
“Yes, I like—a lot!” Brandon stood up and walked over to me.
“Yeah, I think this is it.”
“I need further convincing.”
He grabbed my hand to lead me back into the dressing room and locked the door behind him.
“What are you doing?” I whispered.
Without answering, he spun me around and pushed me up against the fitting room mirror. My hands slammed into the mirror to brace myself as I felt Brandon’s hard erection against my ass. He moved my hair the side and kissed the side of my neck all the way down to the top of my shoulder, making the little hairs on the back of my neck stand at attention.
“Babe, we’re in a public dressing room,” I panted in a whisper.
“Shh,” he said as he continued to kiss my neck and shoulder. His hand reached around my side as he slowly slid the dress up my thigh inch by inch.
“Babe…” I said in warning.
His hand glided up my bare thigh and my breath caught when I felt his hand slowly slide into my panties. “Oh God,” I quietly groaned.
Brandon bit lightly on my right earlobe as he started teasing my clit with one of his fingers. I steadied myself with one arm on the mirror, resting my head on his chest as I reached up and grazed my other hand through his soft hair on the back of his neck. His finger slid through my slick wetness before sinking into me as I lifted my leg onto the bench, wanting more. I couldn’t help it ––Brandon brought out the exhibitionist in me. His touch was all I needed to forget everything around me.
“I can’t keep my hands off of you when you wear a dress,” he whispered in my ear, causing my body to shiver as his breath touched my skin.
“Uh huh,” I mumbled. Not only could I barely talk because of the intense pleasure running through my body, but we were in a public dressing room in the middle of the day. I was both terrified and aroused by the thought that we could be caught at any second.
He continued creating circles around my aching clit with one finger as another of his fingers moved rhythmically inside my pussy over and over. His hard cock was still pressed into my ass. Lifting my head from his chest and moving forward a step, I slid my hand from the back of his neck. Then I reached down behind me and rubbed his erection through his jeans.
“Don’t start something you can’t finish,” he said, whispering in my ear again.
Ha, talk about calling the kettle black! I continued to stroke him as he brought my body closer to its release. I planned to finish him––I needed to finish him. He reached around and slipped his hand into the top of the dress, his fingers easily sliding beneath the silky material of my bra. He began to caress my right breast and roll the already hardened nipple between his fingers, sending my body into overdrive. I came around his finger, my belly clenching as the climax shot through me.
We stood there like that for a moment while I caught my breath, then Brandon slowly removed his hand from my panties. We heard the door next to us close as someone entered the dressing stall. I couldn’t believe what we had just done together in a public dressing room. It was exhilarating and slightly dangerous and I felt wonderfully alive, but we weren’t quite done. I turned around and began to undo his belt.
He caught my hands in his for a moment and raised an eyebrow at me as he nodded his head in the direction of the stall next to us. I grinned wickedly and held a finger to my lips, then made quick work of his belt and unbuttoned his jeans. Sliding the zipper down enough to reach inside, I grabbed his length, causing it to twitch in response. Brandon sat on the bench, his erection growing bigger as I ran my hand up and down around it, milking him.
I saw a drop of his pre-cum glisten, reflecting the fluorescent lights above. I bent down on my knees and lowered my head as I licked the tip, tasting his salty goodness. We heard the lady leave the stall next to us and I almost giggled in relief. He sucked in a sharp breath when my wet tongue swirled around the head. He grabbed the back of my ponytail and guided my head as I bobbed up and down, sucking him over and over. I took him deeper and deeper into my throat until his body tightened and then convulsed slightly as he spurted hot cum down the back of my throat. He grunted slightly with his teeth gritted as he came, his eyes closed as he fought against groaning in pleasure.
“Well… guess I’m buying this dress,” I said, laughing as I stood up.
5 Star review of Wanted by Kimberly Knight
This installment in the B&S Series follows on directly from the end of Where I Need To Be and continues the journey of Brandon and Spencer.
I went into the book hoping that love will finally run smooth for the pair and you do get to see a lot more of their cute couple status in this installment!
After the drama at the end of Where I need to Be life slips into a routine for both Brandon and Spencer and with a whirlwind of planning Ryan’s wedding to Max and Brandon expanding his gym business you begin to feel a sense of things hopefully falling into place for the couple.
I really fell for Brandon again with his uber sweetness and also some amazingly hot and funny scenes too! During the course of this book and again we meet his family plus the “errant” brother, Blake, too. I loved his family in the first nook but meeting them again made you feel like you get to know him a little better too!
However, as you would expect from any good story the course of true love NEVER runs smoothly and without giving too much away, we readers are once again thrown from the happy trail into some more nail – biting tension.
I again devoured this book in one sitting and enjoyed it because it develops the characters from Where I Need to Be but also ends leaving you with a cliffhanger of sorts when everything seems to be falling back into place for the relatively unlucky in love couple! Just who is at the door now?!
I was lucky enough to have read this installment just before the third book in the trilogy came out and so didn’t have too long to wait for the answer!
This installment works well to develop the characters in the series and perhaps cold have been worked into the first book like some have suggested but I sometimes prefer a break in the story and cannot criticize the books releasing as a trilogy! You do also need to have read Book one Where I Need to Be to fully appreciate this book!
Five steamy stars!
After walking in on her cheating boyfriend, fate led Spencer Marshall to the love of her life, Brandon Montgomery. Now, she has a wedding to plan. With hope that the demons from their pasts will finally leave them alone, Brandon and Spencer look forward to growing old together.
Just as things are finally looking up, an unexpected houseguest arrives and stays much longer than expected. Will their love be strong enough to overcome the bad influences of their new roommate and the emotional aftermath of dealing with the trial? And when an unforeseen tragedy strikes, can Spencer finally have the happy ending she deserves?
“Hey, what took you so long?” I asked, slipping my arms around his neck.
“Yep.” Brandon’s hands glided down my back to rest on my ass as he gave it a little tug to bring me closer to him.
“Did you know he was coming?”
“Nope, he said he needed to get away and used the plane ticket we gave him for Christmas.”
“Couldn’t he have asked? I mean, this is an important night,” I pouted as Brandon’s cock grew against my belly. I chuckled slightly. Here we were again, talking about his brother at the wrong time.
“Babe, you know how Blake is. He doesn’t always use his head,” he said, tilting his head down to place a soft kiss on my neck.
“I know,” I said, sighing. “Can he maybe get a hotel room for the night?” Of all the nights Blake could have come to visit us, it had to be tonight…the night when I wanted to wear nothing but my new ring and a smile.
“I guess, but we haven’t seen him in, what? Five months?”
“I know––you’re right. I just wanted to walk around naked for the night,” I said, biting my lower lip and giving him my most innocent smile, making his cock twitch in response.
“I’ll make it up to you another night––I promise,” Brandon groaned, bending down again as he pressed his lips to mine.
“But that other night won’t be the night you proposed and I said ‘yes’.”
“I know, Baby…” Brandon looked down at me, searching my eyes as if he was looking for some sort of answer or something. “What if we get a hotel room in the city, you call in sick tomorrow and we order room service, eat breakfast in bed and then spend the rest of the day with Blake? He can take care of Niner tonight. It will give him time to clear his head, too, since that was the reason he jumped on a plane and flew thousands of miles unannounced.”
“Well, he did come all this way. Maybe we should spend time with him?”
“No, he will understand. I’m sure he will be here longer than one night. We will hang out with him tomorrow. Plus I want to see you wearing nothing but your new ring and a smile for the rest of the night,” he said, winking at me, reading my mind.
5 star review of Anything Like Me
Finally! We find out who was knocking at the door! And with the unexpected visitor comes more bumps in the road in the quest for a happy ever after for Brandon and Spencer!
I have really fallen for these two and been through highs and lows and some funny times two during the last two books and was hoping that they finally get the ending they deserve!
In walks the unexpected and honestly unwanted guest, and he manages to bring out so many emotions in me. At first I really disliked him and purely for the fact he brings yet more anguish and barriers to their relationship.
I was also drawn to the change in the mood of the relationship between Spencer and Ryan throughout this particular book (for reasons I wont divulge in case it spoils it for anyone who hasn’t yet read the books!) and or me this added a further dimension to the story too.
However, despite the events of the book and some not very wise decision-making by Brandon at times, this was a truly perfect ending to the series. As endings go, this one made my heart melt and the final chapter was just WOW! And then the epilogue, well that just gave me the warm and fuzzies!
Well done Kimberly on a fantastic series! Five heartwarming stars!
Review of Tattooed Dots by Kimberly Knight
5 star review
Having read and loved Kimberly’s B&S Series I was excited for the release of this new book. The synopsis caught my eye immediately and the four new characters and a singles cruise were always going to be a recipe for a good story in my opinion and I wasn’t wrong!
We meet Easton and Avery, the rather delicious sounding owners of Halo, a bar in New York. Both seem to have a reputation with the ladies and to be honest I can see why. Easton is a single father to his ten-year-old daughter Cheyenne and after losing his wife tragically, has shied away from serious relationships. He is by no means celibate but uses, then tosses the women aside. Avery is looking for Mrs Right and suggests the cruise as a way to help him on his road to happiness.
Then enters Brooke and her single friend Nicole. Nicole buys the cruise as a present to Brooke for her thirtieth birthday but omits to tell her it is a singles cruise until the last minute. Brooke is stuck in a rut of a relationship with a selfish and unappreciative nerdy gamer dude by the name of Jared.
Inevitably one out of each of the pairs hit it off immediately and the other two are left as bystanders to the emerging romance. I loved the element of knowing that potentially a second romance could blossom on the cruise and the awkwardness of the situation as the cruise comes to an end left me with a sense of anticipation.
The main part of the story actually focuses on life after the cruise and the diagnosis of a serious illness in one of the main characters. The suspense of not knowing what was happening right along with the character added a really refreshing element to the book for me! In fact, it got to the point where I practically pulled an all-nighter to finish the book because I HAD to find out whether things turned out ok in the end!
I really fell for Easton even though he initially came across as a totally selfish womaniser with no feelings for anyone other than himself. His journey through the book was charming to read and the multi perspective of the book made sure that you really got to know him. Without giving too much away, his behavior whilst on the cruise, especially the way in which he just wasn’t interested in any of the no strings attached women on the cruise, really made me believe that he was captivated and willing to change. His relationship with his daughter also melted my heart and any man who devotes himself to his daughter like that wins it for me!
Brooke was also someone that I actually related to especially with her relationship with Jared. I am sure that before we all meet the one there is the one relationship that you stick with out of habit almost. Plus the journey that she has to endure through the book is so bittersweet in places and you can’t help wishing for her to catch a break! After spending the latter part of her childhood raising her much younger sister then to be thrown into the life and relationship we find her in you really want her to come out of the book smelling of roses. Does she? Well I’m not one for offering spoilers in a review so read it and find out!
Finally Avery and Nicole are also a big part of the story but this book in the main focuses on the will they won’t they romance of Easton and Brooke and the mountains they both have to climb to get out of the lives they have lead. Avery and Nicole were a great side story and both great supporting friends. The next book in the series is their book and I seriously cannot wait!
I’ve given this book a five star rating, mainly because I liked the different approach to romance it offered and also because it was nice for once not to have a book that was too angsty but still had suspense and whole lot of obstacles in the way.