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He wants to know my name. I have to answer, have to obey, but I can’t. I am plaything, a possession. And slaves don’t have names. Why is he tormenting me like this? I need to please him so that I can get my reward. God, I need a fix. I’ll die if I don’t get one.
Lydia Chase has been abducted and broken. Her only escape from the pain is the sweet high of the heroin that her sadistic Master gives her as a reward in order to control her. She is found by FBI agent Smith James, and he is determined to help her heal. But she becomes dangerously dependent on him, and his brand of rescue might just leave her more broken than ever. How can she ever become whole again if she can’t learn to let him go and take control of her own life? Does she have a hope of finding freedom when Smith refuses to release her heart? Or is this new form of captivity just what she needs to survive?
WARNING: Given the nature of this story, this book contains graphic violence and references to sexual assault, which some readers may find upsetting. It also contains sizzling scenes of (consensual) BDSM!
NOTE: Knight is part of the Impossible series, but it can be read as a standalone story without spoiling the other books.
I think this is my favorite book of the Impossible series and that is saying something because I love all of Julia’s books a lot.
Smith is with the FBI and goes on a bust. There he finds Lydia, who doesn’t know she is Lydia because her brain is trying to save her. The things this woman has been through.
We know from the blurb that Smith finds Lydia and saves her, physically that is. Can he save her mentally? Her brain has completely separated the person that she is now, the prisoner, and the woman she was. She has the memories of that woman buried down so far, she has trouble accessing them. She is just slave.
Can Smith break through that wall and find who she was.
I spent the whole book just completely absorbed in the story. I was horrified, then I had hope, then I was horrified again, and I loved Smith. I adored Lydia. I was rooting for Lydia. Lydia HAD to pull through this. I had tears at times, sad and happy. I had my hand over my mouth while reading what Lydia had gone through as slave. Knight is such an intense book. It is absolutely amazing. When I was done with Knight, I just sat there. I couldn’t just get up and go about my life for a few moments. I had to stop and just be, if that makes sense. Take a few moments to breathe before I went on with life as I know it. It was one of those traumatized at the hands of a book kind of moments.
It was an incredibly powerful and heart wrenching read with these characters that are so very strong even after being broken.
I cannot wait for the next book in this series. I am dying to get my hands on it NOW.
I have another series (Dark Grove Plantation: The Complete Series) that I bought from Julia that I was dive into so I have my Julia Sykes fix while I am waiting.
Dear Julia, I cannot find another word that can adequately describe this book but amazing. I know I keep using it, but you did an absolutely amazing – wait, phenomenal job! on this book. You are a talent that everyone needs to know about!
In 2012, Julia decided that spending her days with fictional characters was preferable to spending hours pouring over dusty tomes or slogging through mud. Once an archaeologist, she traded her trowel for copious amounts of coffee when she decided to start writing fiction. Her stories blend romance, suspense, and scorching scenes of BDSM.
After spending four years living in England, Julia returned to her Southern homeland. She has recently settled down in North Carolina and spends her time petting her cat-children, reading, and binge watching TV with her husband when not writing. You can usually find Julia in Starbucks with a venti iced caramel latte clutched in her hand.
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