Being Sawyer Knight by Nicola Haken ~ Review by Leisa

Sometimes it’s someone from the past that is the key to your future happiness …

Being Sawyer KnightTitle: Being Sawyer Knight

Author: Nicola Haken

Publisher: Self Published

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

From the Publisher:

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.” 

My View

When they are teenagers, Jake says goodbye to Sawyer, who is moving far away, with a passionate kiss. Sawyer initially responds and loves Jake’s mouth on his, but soon pushes him away and angrily proclaims that he is straight. Jake never forgets Sawyer, and as an adult man, he’s ready to claim Sawyer as his own, and Jake shows up as rock star Sawyer’s new security.

Being Sawyer Knight is a romantic and sweet story about about the reunion of Jake and Sawyer years after their only kiss. The story is maybe a tad predictable, but is also a lovely, easy read that is perfect for an afternoon lounging at the beach. Jake is clearly my favorite character – he’s sexy, confident, and determined to get his man. He makes no secret of his desire for Sawyer, and his charming pursuit of Sawyer is more than Sawyer can long resist (And as hot and sweet as Luke is, who can blame him?!). The chemistry between Jake and Sawyer is flirty in a “will they or won’t they” kind of way, and both passionate and familiar when Sawyer finally lets down his guard. I also like Sawyer, but his reticence to admit his feelings for Jake and to acknowledge their relationship bothers me a little since Jake is so devoted and Sawyer clearly cares deeply for Jake; although, I do know that it’s an individual decision when to “come out.” In addition, the mystery story line related to a stalker who is threatening Sawyer contributes to the overall progression of Jake and Sawyer’s relationship from being a secret, to becoming something so important to Sawyer that he is unwilling to hide.

Unfortunately there are some editing misses in the story that I found noticeable and somewhat distracting – including misspellings and tense changes within the same sentence/paragraph. Nevertheless, I found Being Sawyer Knight to be a light, easy read with two likable main characters who I delight in finding their happily ever after. I recommend that you take the opportunity to read and enjoy this sweetly romantic book (with the gorgeous cover!).

Buy Links:

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Barnes & Noble
Kobo

I would like to thank Nicola Haken for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

 

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

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