Knights of Passion #2
The dialogue was intense due to the main characters back stories, especially that of the hero. He's a complete loner, determined not to get too close to people because of his job and things that have happened in his past. But more than anything, Miranda is the daughter of his enemy and getting involved with her could be risky. Could he take a chance in helping her, even though it went against everything he was working towards in his plan for revenge? Moreover, I liked that there were some light-hearted moments between Miranda and Lucas. The moments they reminisced about when it came to baseball and being at the stadium to cheer on the Knights.
I absolutely loved both the main characters, as well as the secondary ones. Miranda has a tough time with her father, but she's persistent and determined to turn things around for the Knights. No way will she allow her dad to continue to do things his way, not if she can help it. Besides, desperate times lead to desperate measures and trusting Lucas may be her only option to secure the Knights future and for her family to hold onto the team they own. Can she trust Lucas? Will he betray her? The answers to those questions had me glued to every word of this story, wanting to know how things would turn out between Lucas and Miranda because they made such a good couple.
While Lucas, he's hard-working, successful and confident. Yet, I felt sorry for him. He's torn between helping Miranda because their chemistry is so intense and his plan for revenge, and the choice he eventually made in doing what's right versus doing what's wrong made for interesting reading, especially because of what his boss wanted him to do. Also, I liked how he finally began to get close with people again, instead of continuing to be a loner. He needed the growing relationship with Miranda and the loving bond he shares with his mom to make him realize that the choices he made in the past shouldn't affect his chance at love.
Overall, Ms. Ryder has again penned a worthwhile read with sex scenes that were hot and revealed this couple's strong chemistry really well. Both know it's probably not a good idea to get involved, especially when Lucas is so torn between wanting to help the heroine and his revenge, and Miranda doesn't know whether she can trust him, yet their chemistry couldn't be denied. The way this story ended was perfect, as Miranda's dad finally proved that she's worthy of her position and it's palpable that the decision he made was the right one. No way could the Knights continue with her father making the decisions. I would recommend Love from Left Field by Megan Ryder, if you enjoy the revenge trope or sports romance.
She wants to save the Knights…
Can Miranda and Lucas let go of old grudges and hold on to their new love?