Monday, 23 October 2017

Queen of the Knight (Surrender Games #2) by Lydia Michaels #bookreview

Queen of the Knight (Surrender Games #2)


The game has changed and no player’s position is safe…

In a world of power, money, deceit, and lust, no player is exactly how they seem. Love and trust are at stake when the game is changed and old enemies come out of hiding, disguised as friends.

Isadora Patras must proceed wisely. After thirteen years of heartbreak and denial, she no longer trusts her instincts. One man embodies her past, the other could be her future, but which one holds her heart? Isadora must choose between her family and two very different men. Either way, her choice could cost her everything.

In a game of kings, bishops, rooks, and knights there are no guarantees. But if Isadora wants to be a Queen, someone will have to lose.

The Surrender Games Series should be read after The Surrender Trilogy.

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part 2 in a spin off series

My Queen of the Knight Review . . .

After Sacrifice of the Pawn, I've been dying to find out what happened with Isadora and who won her heart.

I love the hidden strength of Isadora, which just continues to bloom in the Queen of the Knight.   Our first love is always the hardest to get over and poor Isadora is suffering from the same fate.   She knows what is good for her, but she can't let go of 'what if'.   Especially because she invested so much time into Sawyer.

~ It was the hardest truth she'd ever come to accept.  Sawyer, Parker . . . It didn't matter.  She wanted someone to love without hesitation, without conditions.  Irrevocably.  Passionately.   And eternally.~ 

As Parker's presence in her life starts to grow, Sawyer wants more and is finally ready to give her everything she has every wanted.   But now Isadora has to choose.

"Maybe you're not supposed to have control.  I'm not an expert, but maybe love isn't something you manage.  Maybe it's something that happens  to you whether you're ready or not. . . ."

I love Parker's character and how he had to face his own demons to give a chance on love and his potential happiness.

"But you know what love should be.  It should be so passionate, so blatant, there's no room for guessing.  Love decides for us, not the other way around.  It's everything we are and were and will be, folded into an emotion too powerful to control.  You shouldn't have to stop and think if you still love someone.  You either feel it or you don't."
"It's never been that easy for me.  There are always conditions."
"Then it's not an unconditional love.  I think when you find the right person, everything else is proven wrong.  True love should be the most real thing you know."
I have to admit I did quite like Sawyer in the first one but as the end of Sacrifice of the Pawn came near, Sawyer started to change.  Or his true colors came out.  And as Queen of the Knight continued he became less and less endearing.  However, I know what first love can do, so you saw Isadora's struggle.  And because Isadora deserves everything,  I was going to be okay with whatever choice she made.

Isadora is torn but there can only be one.

"I think people are like books,"  he whispered.  "Sometimes we rush to get to the end, but the best stories are meant to be savored.  You always hear how some couples know each other well enough to finish each other's sentences.  I don't want to finish your sentences, Isadora.  I care too much about what you have to say.  And I'm paying close enough attention to read between the lines."
As Isadora is trying to be comfortable with her choice, another heartbreak is bestowed upon her causing all kinds or emotional upheaval.   This part of the story absolutely gutted me but it also cemented the rightness of her choice.

I love Lydia Michaels, and she continues to amaze on her ability to write a beautiful story.   I can't wait to read more from this author and this series.

4 The queen finds her king thumbs up!

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