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I placed the mug down on the counter, tightened the sash on my silk robe, and walked to the door, surprised to see Sebastian when I looked through the peephole. Drawing a deep breath, I opened the door. "Hi," I said warily, looking into his light blue eyes. I noticed he was dressed for the day at the office in a dark suit, fitting well around his broad shoulders, giving him a sexy, stunning appearance, while I was too aware of how little I was wearing.
"Hi," he said, leaning against the doorframe. I raised my eyebrows, waiting for him to tell me what he wanted on my doorstep so early. Reaching into his pocket, he pulled out a king-size Hershey chocolate bar and extended it between us. I couldn't mistake it for anything but what it was - a reminder of our shared past and a peace offering. He knew my mother hadn't kept chocolate in the house, knew Hershey’s was my favorite candy, especially at that time of the month. He’d sneak me candy bars at night, and we'd share one over our late conversations about our parents, life… everything.
He studied me with those intense blue eyes, waiting for a reaction. Despite myself, the corners of my lips twitched in amusement, and I grinned. "Fine. Come in," I said, snagging the candy bar and sashaying back inside, touched and surprised he remembered the small gesture that had meant so much to me once upon a time.
I headed for the living room, and he followed my lead. Finally, I reached the sofa and turned to face him.
"I know you want nothing to do with me," he said when he had my attention. "But I have some things I need to say, and I don't want to do it at the office, where we have an audience."
I nodded in understanding. "Can we sit?" he asked. I inclined my head and chose a spot on the sofa, keeping my legs princess style, tucked together and to the side.
But that didn't stop him from staring, his gaze a laser on my exposed skin. I had the urge to shift around, but I couldn't move my legs without exposing my panties beneath. And with his stare hot on my bare calves, I couldn't afford to draw his attention farther up my thighs. I cleared my throat. "What did you want to talk about?" I asked him as he sat in a chair across from me.
With him dressed impeccably in his suit, looking so handsome and sexy, it was hard for me not to squirm as we stared at each other. He leaned forward and said, "I gave a lot of thought to what you said yesterday. About what you heard in my father's study and how I didn't stand up for you. How you think I haven't changed." He sounded sober, intense. I nodded, aware I'd been very hard on him. Hurtfully so. But it had been the first time I'd seen him in years, the first time I was able to express my anger and hurt in his presence. I'd needed to express my bottled-up feelings, and I had.
But now I realized I'd probably gone too far. "I shouldn't have mentioned your current behavior. I really don't know you anymore." I rubbed my palm along the silk of my robe, feeling the soft fabric as a distraction from his large presence. The scent of his cologne had followed him into my apartment, and every time I inhaled, I breathed him in. It was all I could do not to uncross and recross my legs, admitting to my discomfort and awareness.
"Much as it hurts to admit," he said, unaware of his effect on me, "you had valid points. About the past and the present." He met my gaze, his expression contrite but no less handsome for the regret I saw in his face. "I'm sorry, Ashley. For being selfish when we were kids and for you paying the price for my actions. Or lack of action, as the case may be."
I blew out a breath at his unexpected admission and apology, taken off guard and affected by them. What could I say to that? I still want to hate you? I still blame you? Wouldn't that be petty when he'd obviously done a lot of introspection in the last twenty-four hours, taking my words and feelings seriously?
"Thank you," I said instead, finding I meant it more than I would have thought.
"I need you to know, I never thought Dad was going to send you away. And when I heard your mother talking about it with a friend, I went to his study and asked him not to do it." He clenched his hands together as he spoke. "But he'd put it in motion, paid the deposit. I couldn't undo the damage I'd done." He blew out a breath. "The truth is, I was young, selfish, and I let it happen. I'm sorry."
I glanced down at my hand, slowed the nervous movement on the soft fabric. "Thank you for that," I whispered, my voice choked with emotion. I hadn't expected such sincerity from him, such frank self-awareness.
"I'd like a fresh start with you." He spoke earnestly, his husky voice full of what sounded like hope. My first impulse, the one coming from the teenager he'd hurt, was to tell him no. I didn't want to trust him now. But the adult inside me understood that people grew up and changed. Had Sebastian? I really didn't know.
But I couldn't be a bitch to him forever. "Okay. We can start over." We could forge a truce, as adults with people in common. After all, we were tied together by Ethan, if nothing else.
A slow, pleased grin spread across his handsome face, relief mixed with a hint of intriguing mischievousness I didn't trust. A sensual look in his gaze that made me very afraid I wasn't agreeing for Ethan's sake but for my own. Because there was still something very compelling about Sebastian Knight.
Find out what happens next in Take Me Again!
Meet the Knight Brothers, alpha billionaire siblings who must learn to trust each other before they can find love and their happily-ever-afters. Connected to Dare to Love in Sienna Dare’s story, Dare Me Tonight.
Read the full series if you love:
- Opposites Attract
- Surprise Baby Romances
- Alpha Heroes
- Second Chances
- One Night Stand Romances
Get all four books in this sexy, high-powered Knight family series. This bundle includes separate ebook editions of each of the three Knight Brother novels + plus a short story, all with original couples covers.
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- Take Me Again — Sebastian & Ashley
- Take Me Down — Parker & Emily
- Dare Me Tonight — Ethan & Sienna
- Take Me Now — Matt & Harper (short story)