He was supposed to be a one-night stand – but now he’s back in town, and he’s going to find out the truth.
I’m his best friend’s little sister: off-limits and totally out of his league.
We swore we’d stay away from each other.
Our secret could destroy everything.
But Knox always gets what he wants.
And he wants me.
Overall Rating- 4
Reviewed by Jen
After just having my son I needed a good book to get me back into the world of reading. I was super excited when Knox came my way to be reviews. By the blurb alone I had a feeling that this book would be just want I needed! Knox is the third book in the Sexy Bastard series however it can be read has a stand alone. I haven’t read the two books prior but I will definitely be adding them to my “to be read” list after reading Knox.
Knox is a former Yankee baseball player who just got traded to Atlanta which in his case is going back home. Back home to his friends and business partners who he left behind when he was drafted by the New York Yankees. Prior to returning to Atlanta full time Knox spent New Year’s Eve in Atlanta with his friends where he also happened to have a one night stand with a mystery woman. This mystery woman ROCKED Knox’s world!! He can’t stop thinking about the nameless woman who gave him one hell of a night. When he returns to his hometown for good- Knox is thrown a curveball (like that pun 🙂 ) when he learns that his out of the world one night stand is none other than his best friend’s little sister- Shelby.
Shelby Masters is trying to prove herself in a male dominated career field while trying to convince her brother that she is no longer his “Little Shelby”. When she realizes that Knox, her one night stand from New Year’s Eve, is in town to stay she realizes that the attraction to him has not gone away. If anything she is more than ready and willing to give it another go. When Know and Shelby get together once again the chemistry is off the charts but they also start to realize that perhaps they mean more to one another than just the casual hookup. Despite the fact that they truly like each other are they both willing to risk their relationship with Shelby’s older brother on a chance to see if what they feel is real? Or will they be “outted” prior to having to discussing how each other feels?
I enjoyed reading this book and was happy that this book was able to give me my reading mojo back. At times I did feel that the storyline was predictable however overall it was a good read. It wasn’t until I was halfway through this book that it was brought to my attention that the author does have a novella out regarding their one night stand. I haven’t had a chance to read it yet but will be reading it so I can see just how off the charts their one night stand was. If you are looking for a quick read with sports and romance in it- this is your lucky ticket.
“Yeah, well, now that Knox is back in town, we’re gonna have to find him a steady girl,” Cassie says, furrowing her brow as if she’s scanning her mental rolodex.
“Yeah, between the two of us we know plenty of girls who are still single.” Savannah pulls her phone out, ready to start scrolling through her contacts.
Cash laughs. “Don’t hold your breath, ladies. The local diamond dolls are gonna be all over our boy here. Let him enjoy it before you start trying to chain him down.”
Groupies. I’ve gotta admit—the routine gets old, but the eye candy never fails to tempt me. Like I said, you only live once. “Hey, the last girl I hooked up with didn’t even know who I was,” I can’t help pointing out.
Ryder laughs. “Is that what she told you?”
I roll my eyes.
“Did you find her hidden under a rock, then? I hear those cloistered nuns are hot.” Cash grins at me, that old twinkle in his eye. He’d never mess around on Savannah, but I swear that’s made him worse than ever about hounding me to go hook up in his place.
“Actually, I met her right here in this fine establishment of ours.”
“Nice. Hooking up in the library—exactly what we had in mind,” Cash says with more than a little enthusiasm.
“You say that like we haven’t already,” Savannah butts in with a pointed eyebrow, which earns her a high-five from Cassie.
“Hey don’t change the subject,” Ryder interrupts. “You’ve been holding out on us, bro. When was this? And who, someone from school?”
“New Year’s. And nope. Never seen her before in my life. Or since, for that matter.”
It may not have been the first time a New Year’s countdown and a whole bunch of booze ended with a girl screaming my name, but this time was different. For one thing, this time I was sober enough that my memory of the way she felt beneath me in that baseball field is still seared red-hot into my brain. The number of times I’ve relived that night, her hands all over me, her breathing heavy as she urged my fingers closer to her soaking panties . . .
“So that’s where you disappeared that night, you dirty dog!” Cash punches my arm across the table.
Savannah laughs and tops off her and Cash’s glasses of bubbly with the last of the champagne. “Anybody you care to see again?”
Yeah, you could definitely say that. If I knew how to find her, that is.
“Would if I could,” I admit. “But she was a one-and-done kinda girl. Said no when I asked for her digits.”
“Oooooh,” Ryder says. “Love ‘em and leave ‘em. The very best kind.”
Cassie punches him in the arm and steals his drink out from under him. “A mystery woman, nice. What did she look like? Maybe she’s a regular.”
I open my mouth to describe her—long brown hair, huge, sexy, deep brown eyes, a sway in her step when she walks, a gravelly voice when she’s coming—okay maybe I wouldn’t have added that last part. But right as I’m about to start speaking, a knee collides with me from behind.
I manage to keep from dropping my scotch, though just barely. I’m about to spin around and bark a curse at whoever just staggered into me, when Jackson, who’s been oddly quiet so far, stiffens. “Oh, hey,” he says, looking not at me, but above and behind me.
Everyone’s eyes follow his, and I turn around to find myself staring up at a familiar face.
“What, that’s your only greeting to your beloved little sister?”
There, standing behind me, close enough to touch, close enough that I can smell the familiar floral bite of her perfume, is my not-so-mysterious-after-all New Year’s hookup. Grinning sarcastically while looking straight at Jackson.
Little sister? Jackson’s younger sister is my mysterious New Year’s hookup?
You have got to be kidding me.
Other Books by Eve Jagger
Hard (A Sexy Bastard Novel Book 1)
Strong. Arrogant. Hard.
Ryder Cole is the King of Atlanta’s nightlife — and the one man who can erase my past.
I’m running from secrets that could destroy me and there’s no room in my life for someone like him: too damn cocky, and sexy as hell. I should keep my distance, but smart goes out the window the minute he looks my way. And when he puts his hands on me…?
A girl could forget her own name.
But what happens when the past catches up with me, and all the things I’m hiding from tear our lives apart again? I can’t keep running forever, and Ryder always wins.
He’s not the kind of guy to let me go gently, Ryder will give it to me hard.
Cash (A Sexy Bastard Novel Book 2)
The minute any woman walks into my bar, I can tell two things about her: what she wants to drink, and how she likes to f*ck.
I’m Cash: bartender at the hottest bar in Atlanta. I’ve got girls lining up around the block, and they all know the rules: no strings, no promises, and no morning-after snuggling. You want brunch? Call your sister. You want the best sex of your life? Call me. Or better yet, just drop by the bar anytime. Clothing optional.
There’s a reason they call me a sexy bastard.
And yes, I really am that good.
A Night With Knox: (A Sexy Bastard Novella)
One night. A sexy secret. And a New Year’s Eve they’ll never forget.
Pro baseball player Cooper Knox is tired of groupies and fans – so when a sassy brunette with curves for days doesn’t recognize him, he’s not about to let his secret slip. She wants a night to remember – and he’s going to show her a few moves she’ll never forget.
But secrets have a way of catching up with you – and when the ball drops at midnight, the new year isn’t the only thing that will be starting with a bang.
About The Author
Eve Jagger is a native of Georgia and is a true southern girl at heart. A stay at home mom to two kids, she’s married to a sexy man who doesn’t mind being used as research for those naughty scenes.
Eve cut her teeth writing in high school and college, but it wasn’t until recently that she got the itch to write a full length novel. She loves complex, emotionally-charged characters and wild, sexy leading men. Hard: A Sexy Bastard Book releases at the end of April 2015 and she can’t wait for you to meet her characters that occupy her mind 24/7!