She found him on the beach. His clothes spoke of wealth, his hands told of work, but it was the scars on his face that told Nan who the man before her was, Sir William Horton, the resident Hero of Ashford. He was the richest man in five counties and a well known bastard. Rumors of very kind were whispered about Ashford’s infamous Black Knight, his all encompassing cruelty, his frozen heart, the twisted means by which he found pleasure. Every creature in Ashford knew to give him a wide berth, to keep a wagging tongue still, and eyes trained anywhere but on him when he came into view.
So when Nan found him and was neither distant, silent nor looking anywhere but directly at him, Ashford’s Black Knight began to stumble over the oddity of this girl. Her fearlessness, her honesty, her intelligence, even her unassuming beauty held him captivated. But how could a simple beggar girl be so many things? Who was this woman that held his attention, or more importantly who had she been before coming to Ashford?
Found on Wattpad The Black Knight begins when Nan meets the famously feared Sir William at the beach. She thinks to wake him up before the tide comes in, little did she know that by waking him up and being different from any person let alone woman he had ever met, that Sir William would eventually bring her to his home. After these two end up meeting a few other times, he brings her to his home to help take care of her when she falls ill. Then they strike a bargain. He wants her there as his "mistress" (because he's already married, but not divorced even though his wife left him) but Nan isn't so sure that's a good idea. So William basically changes it to being his "companion" or friend. As long as these two are around each other they both start to get closer to the other and reveal the secrets of the others past. Especially Nan's secrets, hers may be even worse than Sir Williams.
I loved this book! It was extremely good. I was so surprised by it that it seriously just blew me away. I'm normally very very picky when it comes to historical romances but this one just blew every one I've ever read out of the water, it was that good. The writing was wonderful, and even though it was historical it was so bad that I couldn't understand what was going on. Then the characters were very captivating. Like Nan, she is suppose to be a begger, but she doesn't beg, she's extremely proud and will stand up to anyone know matter who they are. She doesn't care about money or status, she just cares about people. This story was so good, I highly recommend it!