• About Last Knight

  • Knoxton Knights, Book 1
  • By: Michaela Cole
  • Narrated by: Jacob Nichols
  • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (104 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Dacen Becker: New guy in town. Wants to finish high school as peacefully as possible. No angst, no drama, play soccer, make some new friends.

As one of the only hipster-clothes-wearing, luxury-vehicle-driving teenagers in a sea of plaid, camouflage, and loud souped up trucks, he unfortunately sticks out like a sore thumb at Knoxton Falls High School.

Lucky for him, he’s a handsome, fun-loving guy with a heart of gold that everyone warms up to quickly. Well, almost everyone...but Dacen’s not one to back down from a challenge.

And when that challenge comes in the form of one hot boy with the body of a god and the lips of a sinner? That drama-free senior year goes up in a pouf of smoke before it even begins.

Ryne Sutton: Grouchy. Aloof. Sexy but kind of a jerk. These are the words most people would use to describe him. And that’s the way he’d like to keep it.

He’s spent nearly half his life keeping his shields up, and has no plans of removing them now. His priority is a kick-ass soccer season and preparing for a future in the sport.

Then the new guy crosses his path at tryouts and repeatedly afterwards. He doesn’t like him, wants nothing to do with him, yet can’t help watching for Becker around every corner.

Even if it’s just to give him a few verbal punches and scorching glares, Ryne’s empty shell of a heart flickers whenever he’s near.

Content warning: This audiobook contains explicit sexual content and is intended for listeners 18+.

About Last Knight is audiobook one of Knoxton Knights. Each Knight has a well-deserved but hard-won HEA. This new adult series takes place their senior year of high school. Each story may be listened to as a stand-alone but there will be spoilers in subsequent audiobooks. Some audiobooks are m/m and others m/f.

©2021 Michaela Cole (P)2022 Michaela Cole

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Monotonous

I struggled to finish this book because it was more work believing nonsense, than fun. I decided on the final night that I couldn't do one more minute and shut it off and went to bed. This morning, I realized that I was within 2 minutes of finishing it. So for me, this book was definitely not a "page turner".

I had my hopes up with the description and some of the reviews. I was even somewhat intrigued at the beginning of the book. Somewhere about 30% of the way in, Dacen’s mysterious masculine facade drops and he turns into a girl written with guy parts. Why do women authors insist on writing MM romance when most purely do not get the genre. I responded aloud back to this audible story countless times, “..said no gay guy ever…” I somehow picture a typical straight woman reader, reading this and perceiving that this is even close to reality. It is not. It is not helping the picture for gay characters anywhere. I rate this book near the bottom of the believable scale. There were gratuitous sex scenes that if there were a female substituted for Dacen, that the reader would have been offended. LGBTQ characters are not play toys that you can insert to have a more rough time than a feminine character. It is not as easy as making one gay guy feminine and one masculine. It is a thousand times more nuanced than that and this author doesn't know the difference.. If you want to write romance, I would suggest Michaela Cole sticking to MF stories.

There are so many inconsistencies with this story and what gay life for these characters would experience. I had issues with the hunting scene towards the end. I am gay and have hunted with my family and friends. This scene was purely imagined and not realistic.

There are contrived drama episodes that force the story into the formulaic ideal for the required acts in a romance. None of it made much sense. And having grown up gay in a conservative state, I can tell you that no one comes out willingly in High School even in today’s more tolerable atmosphere. The number of out and relaxed gay guys in this story is stupefying. Also the way they relate to each other is unrealistic. The families of both Dacen and Ryne are not representative of any family of any gay person I know and I know thousands. Again, this is just substituting a gay guy into a regular MF romance and then ramping up the sex scenes.

I was very disappointed in where this story went.

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Poorly recorded unusual could hear stopping and starting I didn't like that part it was distracting

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worth the plung

This was a grab on the whim type of book. First time author for me as well as first time narrator and so worth the try! Hoping Jacob Nichols does more audiobooks in the future their is something so calming and beautiful about his voice that i need more.
The story itself was an emotional rollercoaster and i admit i did want to deck Ryne a few times for being so stubborn when Daecan was so obviously made to be his perfect match. Daecans anxiety issues were eloquently explained so that the listener/reader could feel his turmoil and want to just hug him and make him feel loved. The relationships of the side characters also were great in that every one was so accepting of any orientation they just wanted their friends to find happiness.

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THIS...BOOK!!!!!!!!!

Before I get into my concise review, I would like to mention that I read the book two months ago, and this is my first time leaving a comment ever.

First, this book made me feel nostalgic. I don't know if everyone had the same "First Love" feeling, but, for me, it felt uncertain, inexperienced, wholehearted at times, accepting, innocent, and finally lovely. I loved it because it was an escape and the narrator made it even better! If you do not support LGBTQIA+, this book is not for you. If you do not enjoy listening to whiny teenagers, this book is not for you. This book is not for you if you do not enjoy listening to teenagers having teenage problems. If you do not enjoy lighthearted, teenage-self discovery, etc. THIS BOOK IS NOT FOR YOU! I look forward to the rest of the series, and I hope they come out soon! Definitely worth a credit to me.

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My Favorite MM Coming of Age Romance Story - EVER!

For some reason, this story by Michaella Cole was so captivating; it grabbed me from the opening credits and held my interest more than any other MM story I have listened to from Audible (a considerable amount of titles) until the final words were spoken. I found the story to be so well composed and the plot so well thought out and believable that I went from tears to laughter in just minutes several times throughout the story. I don't want to give the story away, but between Jason and Ryne, the dynamics were so real that my heart was always engaged. Ryne's character was especially well developed and made for a fascinating thread throughout the story. 5 Stars, and six if I could give them. A fantastic start to the "Knoxton Knights" Series, for which I can hardly wait for the next chapter.

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TOO MANY WORDS

This book was too long because it was WORDY. The storyline is implausible and repetitive as most of the problems stem from the characters jumping to the wrong conclusions and then not speaking for a long period of time over and over again and then behaving badly. Not worth the read.

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A good story … just needs better recording equip

This was the start of a good series. The characters were well developed and strong and the story was well told, well plotted and enjoyable with all of the expected moments of love and angst.
That being said I hope the next one has a better audio studio and recording equipment … there were times when it sounded like the narrator - who did a great job - was recording on a cell phone.
I will get the next book in the series.

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teen love

typical love story but worth the read. two high school love interest and their personal baggage.

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Absolutely Incredible Sports MM Romance!

I absolutely loved this audiobook! It pulls at your heartstrings and us an incredible book. I am in love. I am in love with the story, I am in love with the characters, Ryne and Dacen and their incredible friends. I am in love with Michaela Cole. She captures your heart by the first couple pages! This audiobook gave me all the feels.

I absolutely love loved Jacob Nichols narration! You don’t get confused as to who is peaking. He is funny and his voice is deep and beautiful. His voice also fits the age appropriate that the characters are. This might sound like a silly detail to mention, but I feel like I heard the story played out perfectly in my head and knew who was talking when and what was going on. I loved Jacob’s voice, it was deep but you could feel the characters emotions as he read to you.

The journey that both Ryne and Dacen take you on in this story is fun. Figuring out who they separately are but also who they are together was so entertaining. On top of loving Ryne and Dacen (coolest names), I absolutely loved the extended cast of characters. I can’t wait for each of their audiobooks. They will be so good! Michaela Cole’s writing is perfect. It has you laughing at their funny banter back and forth one minute. Then the next sobbing trough their pain. But no matter what she gives you an ending that will have you smiling from ear to ear!

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Loved this book

I really enjoyed Ryne & Dacen's story.
Jacob Nichols did an excellent job narrating this book. I really hope he will do more books.

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  • 05-31-22

Great!

Really enjoyed this . The way Dacen gets under the hard shell of Ryne is enchanting.
Jacob is a terrific narrator .
Just can't believe a woman writer can understand the male sexual response so well.
( am I allowed to say that?)

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  • Wide Eyes, Big Ears!
  • 02-21-22

Enjoyable teen / sports romance!

Senior at Knoxton Falls High GA, Ryne Sutton’s default emotion is ‘grumpy’. He has a lot to be grumpy about - after the death of his father, his mother abandoned Ryne and his younger sister and they’re being raised by an uncle and aunt - needless to say he has trust and abandonment issues. His mood is not improved by the arrival of a new senior, Dacen (rhymes with Jason) Becker, whom Ryne fell out with during the summer soccer camp. Both guys are on the Knoxton Knights soccer team and things just got awkward. I enjoyed this grumpy/sunshine teen romance; it has a strong YA feel with lots of the story set in the school, but is definitely not PG13. This felt longer than it needed to be because of the teen drama. Understandably the guys don’t have their acts together: Ryne is continually hot and cold towards Dacen, while Dacen suffers from anxiety and panic attacks which he keeps to himself. I felt like the author captured the guys’ issues so expertly. It’s a small niggle but I would have liked more soccer in the story, 99% of the action takes place off the field. That said, I’ll definitely listen to the rest of the series when it comes out - I liked the writing and all the characters a lot. Audio narrator Jacob Nichols has the perfect youthful voice for this and he does a great job, although sometimes he sounded like he was speaking through a tube.