White Knight (American Royalty Universe) by C.D. Reiss

 

White Knight an all-new romantic standalone from New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss is available NOW!

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Catherine’s long-lost love is found.

Catherine Barrington is a rich girl. Chris Cartwright is a poor boy.

He left her to make something of himself. A man she could be proud of. A man she could bring home to her parents. A man she could marry.

On the trading floor he became the man he knew he could be. Now, it’s time to return.

Rich girl.

Poor boy.

She didn’t care about his money, but he didn’t believe her. Soon after he left, all the money was gone.

Her life is hell.

Now he’s back, and he’s different. Pristine. Gorgeous. Rich.

Rich boy.

Poor girl.

Money was never the barrier, until now.

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White Knight is a standalone in the same world as King of Code, with its own beginning, middle, and end. You don’t need to read anything else to read White Knight.

Excerpt:

I crossed the train tracks, looking both ways as if the freight ran on a thoroughfare. It was a few steps to the rows of mobile homes that defined that side of Barrington.

The playground was in a little clearing just west of the center of the trailers. My fingertips were cold, but the rest of my body thrummed and pulsed so hard that I made my own heat. I told myself I didn’t know what to expect from this meeting, but if I didn’t know what to expect, I knew what to hope, and they were pretty much the same thing.

“Catherine!” Chris wasn’t loud, but the excitement in his voice made him sound as if he were shouting.

“Chris?” I spun around, looking for him in the darkness.

And on a three-quarter turn, he crashed into me, all lips and hands, digging his fingertips into the muscles of my back as he pulled me close. I tasted the minty toothpaste in his mouth and thought he brushed his teeth for me. He kissed me as if he would never kiss me again. He kissed me as if this was the last kiss he would ever have in his life. As if he wanted to eat me alive. I’d given over my freedom and my choice to this thing with him, to this moment, to this stupid set of choices that would ruin me forever. As surely as the sun would rise, I was the designer of my own destruction.

I wanted to be destroyed by that kiss.

When Chris took my hand, I imagined I could feel the blood pulsing through the veins, the cells in his skin. I imagined that when my nerve endings vibrated at his touch, they connected to his somehow.

Everything felt new. I was discovering that my body had routes between one place and another that I never knew existed. I never knew that when a man touched my hand or kissed my nipples, I could feel it between my legs.

There was a click behind the tree line, and he stopped kissing me with a jerk. We froze long enough for him to smile.

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White Knight by C.D. Reiss
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay, so it’s no secret I’m a huge fan of CD Reiss. She has a unique voice that follows no rules. Her writing is spectacular, and I am always blown away by her prose. This book attracted me not only because of her, but because of the twist she put into the trope. She took a second chance to get it right and added some flavor to it. IT WAS PHENOMENAL! Every word. #TRUTH (and I’ve been waiting for Catherine to get her story since King of Code!!)

The book is set in both the present and the past. I’m not saying aspects of the past were merely mentioned, no, the past is an integral and thorough part of this story. It gives the reader a complete insight of Chris and Catherine’s journey. This type of storytelling doesn’t always work because every time the story jumps, so does the reader and it tends to pull you out of the journey in the present. I didn’t feel that with White Knight. I felt it added depth to both their struggles, a bigger picture, clearer.

The only negative for me would be the ending. There is SO much story told within these pages, but the story just ends. BAM. It’s over. It felt rushed. But you know what …. Every one of those love letters made up for that in spades! *swoon*

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About the Author

 

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CD Reiss is a New York Times bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up she’s at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere but it did give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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