Knightly Love by Fyn Alexander is a sexy and intense roller coaster ride from start to finish. Even though there are some dark moments within the novel, there is also an undeniable love that forms between the two main characters that can be very romantic and even sweet at times.
Lord Robin Holt knows he is a bitter disappointment to his father. At eighteen, he's not good at physical activities, nor is he considered brave and rugged, so he is often considered a failure which greatly upsets Lord Robin. To make matters worse, the tutor he once thought he loved betrays him when they get caught in a compromising position together. Shamed and ostracized from this, Robin's father sends him off to a monastery until he's to be married several months later. Lord Robin is miserable living with the monks. He has to endure physical and some sexual abuse from them in order to survive until he is to be returned home. But, one day when an injured knight, Sir Benedict Childerley, arrives at the monastery to be nursed back to health, Lord Robin immediately becomes smitten with the virile and charismatic man. Soon, a mutual attraction develops between them despite the dangers of them being together, they soon become involved in a passionate relationship that changes both of their lives forever.
I really liked this book, and I absolutely adored Robin. I thought he and Sir Ben were very well matched and I enjoyed watching them form a deep bond between them. I liked that both of them go through a lot of character development as the story continues. Robin in particular, really changes from a na‹ve older teenager to a grown man. And, even though he becomes a more confident person, he still keeps the sweetness about him that I really loved. I also appreciated Sir Ben's courage and strength to make something of himself and his determination to have Lord Robin by his side. The romantic moments between them (especially at the end) lived with me long after I finished the book.
Although I really enjoyed reading this book, I also know that some of the subject matter will not be for everyone. Although I recommend it, there are things Lord Robin endures, the BDSM element to the story and the violence within the novel will turn some readers off. As with other Fyn Alexander books, the heroes MUST literally work hard and sacrifice much for their happy ending. If you are looking for just a lot of fluff and an easy read, this book will not be for you, but if you are looking for a gritty, romantic tale that will keep you wondering what will happen next.Knightly Love is definitely be worth checking out.
In the days when men sought to rescue damsels in distress, Sir Benedict Childerley's only desire is to rescue Lord Robin Holt from an arranged marriage. Lord Robin, a sweet, gentle boy from a wealthy family, wants a knight in shining armor.
When they meet Sir Ben is not charging in a white steed, but on his back unconscious after a jousting accident. Temporarily banished to a Welsh monastery, Lord Robin tends the knight's injuries, and despite this ignominious first encounter, Lord Robin quickly realizes that the handsome knight is the only man who can win his heart. Sir Ben, the bastard son of a rich lord, is willing to fight an army in order to keep his beloved boy.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: dubious consent, male/male sexual practices, whipping.