Knight (A Club Alias Novel) by K.D. Robichaux
He’s been my best friend for eleven years, ever since I witnessed his heroism in Afghanistan and nursed him back to health. The young soldier grew into a man I could spend the rest of my life with. But I can never let him know just how much I love him, because not even a hero who lived through a war can survive my past.
She knows every little detail about me. There’s no one in this world I love and care for more. After years of meeting up on my mercenary missions to spend time together, she’s finally coming to see my home, my club, and meeting my friends, who don’t even know she exists. Will I finally be able to convince my secret lover to tear down her fortress so we can become so much more than best friends?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Here it is! The book we’ve all been waiting for. This devious author (and I say that in only the best possible way!) put out a series of novellas, introducing us to Brian and Clarice, that were originally part of several Kindle worlds. She gave us just enough of an introduction that we would not be able to stop ourselves from thinking about them. How did they get to where they are? Where did they come up with their arrangement? What is stopping them from being together? Well, here is the book with all of those answers, plus some you never thought to ask!
Brian is a very complex character. On one side, he is a dominant mercenary, with a distinguished military career, and on the other, he is willing to submit to Clarice?!? Seems to be a contradiction, impossible, and yet the author makes it seem very plausible. Clarice is a very complicated woman. She is funny, take charge, worldly, but also vulnerable. She is the perfect foil to Brian, exactly what he needs. After 11 years of their arrangement, things seem to be changing.
I loved this book, from beginning to end. There was absolutely no part that was bad. Even though there were multiple flashbacks, detailing their past together, I had no trouble following along (let me tell you, that is not always the case! A lot of authors can’t do that without losing the reader along the way!) All of my questions that were brought up in the novellas were answered, and there was plenty of action to keep the book moving! This book does involve BDSM, but is less about that and more about the interactions between Brian and Clarice, the progress and changes in their relationship over the years. I loved their story, beginning with the novellas, and ending with this book. (You do not have to read the novellas to be able to read this story. However, reading the novellas first gives a clearer picture of the overall relationship between Brian and Clarice) This was a definite have to read for me, and the entire series will go on my re-read list!