Ah, now here’s romance!
Nineteen-year-old Pasha is a Russian student attending an
American University, studying literature and a would-be Poet
when he meets twenty-eight year old Nigerian student
Maximilian. Pasha and Max’s budding relationship is sweet to
watch, as Max is well aware of Pasha’s inexperience.
But before Pasha and Max take their
relationship to the next step, Pasha is informed that his
family can no longer afford his college tuition and he needs
to go home. In October Knight, Pasha is offered
a way to “earn” his tuition and is afraid of losing Max in the
process. I liked the love and tender care Max showed Pasha
throughout the story, and Pasha’s innocence. Max had me early
on when he says to Pasha, "Listen to me and remember this: any
man you take as a lover should worship this part of you." I
liked Max’s vulnerability to Pasha and his take control
attitude. After reading, I was left with a warm and fuzzy
feeling and a smile on my face. October Knight
is definitely one of my Joyfully Recommended Reads!