DARK SEXY KNIGHT
Regnery has an extraordinary way of eliciting sympathy for her characters right from the first page, and this modern adaptation of The Legend of Camelot is no exception. Instead of beating around the bush, Colt and Verity fortunately give into their attraction quickly. Their relationship is sometimes a little too picture perfect, but it's refreshing to see their affections for each other transcend outer appearances. While this installment isn't as much of a tearjerker as Regnery’s previous titles in the series, her exploration of two broken souls taking care of their special-needs family members while also trying to find themselves is heartrending enough to root for a happily-ever-after.
Loosely inspired by the legend of Camelot, Dark Sexy Knight tells the story of dinner theater knight Colt Lane, who meets 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 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 yearns to be the knight in shining armor she 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. (KATY REGNERY, Jun., 290 pp., $11.99)