With his mask on, Sgt. Apollo Knight, IV, is tall and muscular, with a gorgeous face much like the Greek gods and warriors he and his three brothers were named for. As a third generation firefighter who puts out fires in the real world while turning up heat in the bedroom, he has just about everything he thinks he needs. A brief encounter with the mysterious and alluring Londyn, who grudgingly gives him her heart to repair, turns into a love story where Sgt. Knight is exposed to a type of love he never knew was possible. When he falls for Londyn, she becomes his addiction which brings about an entire set of intense complications.
With his mask off, Sgt. Knight is holding on to a secret that could destroy his newfound caring, sensual relationship. Follow him as a tragic death in the family rocks his core and thrusts him into the public spotlight while threatening to destroy his very existence. Be a part of the journey to see if the trust behind Londyn’s adoring eyes wanes as the mask crumbles off. Examine the lengths he explores to protect the image of family he’s always wanted when an unexpected pregnancy threatens the whole thing. Will he be able to look himself in the mirror once Londyn uncovers the reality that the charismatic, seductive Sgt. Knight is not living his truth?
Sgt. Apollo Knight, IV’s, brother was murdered in cold-blood, bringing him face-to-face with the fallacies that built the family he thought he wanted. Although Londyn relishes him with motivation and true, unadulterated love, it is still Maya, his fiancée, who offers him the appearance of family and stability. Now that his mask is falling off, others follow suit and his world keeps rupturing around him. Two women hold the keys to both his sanity and happiness, but the new truths of carelessness and dishonesty that emerge could ultimately leave him standing alone.
Sgt. Knight must sift through the ramifications of his actions before his table is wiped clean of options. This follow-up to Mask Off delves into the power that love and longing have to hold us hostage in a place where we should no longer be; the yearning to be in the presence of someone who has captivated our heart and mind when it seems they can be ripped away from us. Sgt. Knight must make the impossible decision to do right by those he claims to love, or selfishly choose himself.
There is a saying, “All is fair in love and war,” but this means something very different in Sgt. Knight’s predicament. In war, opposing sides strategically place themselves in a position to win battles. In love, opposing sides rarely play by the same rules. In this war, love is the prize, but a minefield full of sex videos, DMs, seduction, and even friendly foes with grenades lay in wake. Even after the lines have been drawn, a third front emerges, blasting Knight into a provocative conflict. Torn between women who represent his two ultimate desires, true love and familial stability, a trifecta materializes creating a melee that blindsides him, where everybody’s got something to lose. Boot up, choose a side, and watch Sgt. Knight’s world implode.
My innermost thoughts penned at my most vulnerable points.