J. J. Knight books in order
J.J Knight is one of the pen names of USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy, which the decorated author uses to write new adult, romantic comedy and MMA fighter romance novels.
She also writes under the pen names Abby Tyler and Annie Winters, as well as her real name, Deanna Roy.
Deanna previously worked as a waitress, a free-sample girl, a high school teacher, an editor, and a professional photographer before finally getting her breakthrough in writing.
She is a committed and dedicated advocate for women who have lost babies, having endured the same agony in 1998 after her first miscarriage. This explains why a number of her books, published under her real name, touch on this topic.
Deanna, who has two daughters, is married to Kurt, and the couple recently adopted a little guy from foster care.
She is a member of the Writers’ League of Texas, Romance Writers of America, and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Genres: Contemporary , New Adult, Romance
Pseudonym: J. J. Knight, Abby Tyler, Annie Winters.
- The Accidental Harem (2018)
- Tasty Mango (2021)
Fight for Her Books
- Fight for Her #1 (2014)
- Fight for Her #2 (2014)
- Fight for Her #3 (2014)
- Fight for Her #4 (2014)
- Blue Shoes #1 (2014)
- Blue Shoes #2 (2014)
- Blue Shoes #3 (2014)
- Uncaged Love Duets: Books 1 and 2 (2017)
- Big Pickle (2020)
- Hot Pickle (2020)
- Spicy Pickle (2021)
Reckless Attraction Books
- Reckless Attraction #1 (2018)
- Reckless Attraction #2 (2018)
- Reckless Attraction #3 (2018)
- Revenge #1 (2014)
- Revenge #2 (2014)
- Revenge #3 (2014)
- Revenge #4 (2014)
- Revenge #5 (2014)
Single Dad on Top
- Single Dad on Top (2017)
- Single Dad Plus One (2017)
Uncaged Love Series
- Uncaged Love #1 (2014)
- Uncaged Love #2 (2014)
- Uncaged Love #3 (2014)
- Uncaged Love #4 (2014)
- Uncaged Love #5 (2014)
- Uncaged Love #6 (2015)
Detailed book overview
Girlfriends, grab a margarita and pull up a chair.
I CAN call you girlfriend, right?
Where I come from, girlfriends are the ones who know about that time you used rolled up toilet paper as a tampon.
And how you once wired your bra closed with a binder clip at work when the hook broke and your boobs made a run for the border.
And ALL about that walk of shame when your panties fell out of your purse in the Uber ride.
So come on now, plunk your cute little booty in a chair. (Do you do Pilates for that booty? I tried Pilates and sprained my girl parts.) Get that drink in your hand and listen up.
Because I met four hot men and somehow ended up on a cruise with all of them.
Girlfriends, I have a STORY to tell.
“Ladies, you’ve never had a first date quite like this.”
He’s a billionaire.
In fact, a certain article of clothing of mine has gotten quite damp.
It’s not the good kind of damp.
In fact, I’m suddenly very, very wet.
“I’ve left out something important.”
I’m nine months pregnant.
Don’t ask about the father.
I’d rather forget.
But I’m sitting in the fanciest restaurant you can imagine.
Opposite the man of my dreams.
It’s our first time alone together.
The start of something spectacular.
My water just broke.
Fight for Her Books
For four years, I’ve been punching and kicking my way through hundreds of unworthy MMA opponents.
For four years, I’ve kept seeing her face. Maddie’s face. My one great love.
After a brutal cage match that sent me to the ER, Maddie took off across the country. Six months pregnant. She left to have my baby as far from me as she could. No more violence, she said. No fighting.
I had to live with it. I had no choice.
But last night I got a phone call from my little girl, asking me to come to her fourth birthday party. Her friends all have daddies, she said. Would I be hers?
Damn right I will.
I decide that when I get to New York, I’m not going to care about Maddie. I’m not going to even look at her.
But I do. And the moment I see her again, I know one thing is true.
This ain’t over.
Only one person in the world could get me and Maddie back together.
Our little girl.
But just when I feel like we’ve got it made, I lose an MMA fight, a big one. I take a blow that might have killed anyone else.
For a while, we don’t even know if I’ll be able to fight again.
But the bone-crunching footage goes viral, and the world is calling for a rematch.
Surely one more fight will be enough. The money means Maddie and I can make a new start.
But my old enemies have noticed my sudden fame. And they want to make sure my career, and maybe even my life, goes nowhere.
Whether I fight them in the cage or in the street, this time I have everything to lose.
They took her.
I can’t believe it.
Striker and his thug fighter friends kidnapped Maddie.
I don’t know how, or when, or where, but there will be vengeance.
And there is one thing I can guarantee.
I will be the last man standing.
Maddie has left me again, and I can’t blame her.
I failed to protect her.
I don’t even know if I deserve her and Lily.
But I’m determined to make things right.
First, I’m going to find her father. He’s been living on the streets too long. That has to end.
Second, I’m going to give up this career. If she wants me to sit behind some security desk, I’m going to do it. For us.
But when Maddie’s father turns up in the hospital, and she flies into town to see him, I learn something that changes everything.
Someone I used to call a friend has threatened my little girl.
The game has changed, and now the only person who’s determined enough to win is the one who almost bowed out.
Jess Rivera is a young music executive engaged to Morris Music's hottest rock star: Dylan Wolf.
She wears a gorgeous diamond ring on her finger, and everyone wants to know when they're getting married.
Between Dylan's screaming fans who chase him everywhere, plus their glamorous L.A. lifestyle, the couple can hardly get a moment alone together.
That's why they're planning a secret wedding.
But when a visit to a bridal gown boutique goes terribly wrong, all their romantic plans are ruined.
Sometimes it feels like the whole world is against the couple's love. Is it just bad luck, or is someone trying to destroy Dylan Wolf?
BLUE SHOES Volume 1 is the first in a 3-part series about Jess Rivera and Dylan Wolf. This is the same couple from JJ KNIGHT's REVENGE SERIES, but BLUE SHOES can be enjoyed without having read the earlier books.
Jess Rivera leaves her bad luck and paparazzi problems in L.A. She flies to Italy for a month-long job with Morris Music.
Her fiancé, the famous rock star Dylan Wolf, promises he'll meet her in Rome.
Dylan loves the city and promises they'll reconnect in one of the world's most romantic settings.
But when he arrives, he drops a huge bombshell that leaves Jess devastated.
Dylan Wolf has shattered Jess Rivera's heart for the last time.
Sometimes it feels like the whole world is against the couple's love. Is it just bad luck, or is someone trying to destroy them both?
Jess works to unravel the mystery behind Dylan's outrageous behavior.
When she finds out who's behind the lies, she'll take revenge, but in her own way.
He's fighting to win. She's running for her life.
Colt is a rising star in the MMA world out to prove that he has what it takes to be champion.
Jo is a high school dropout on the run from her one terrible mistake.
When Colt witnesses Jo’s raw fighting talent during a brawl with street thugs, he knows she has what it takes to win in the cage.
But Jo is frightened and unwilling to trust anyone. As their training evolves into a powerful, tumultuous love affair, her explosive past and his uncertain future will collide to jeopardize their careers, and even their lives.
I've got a picklish problem.
I own a family deli. All my brothers do.
But even though I'm the oldest and most experienced Pickle, my restaurant is the one that's failing.
I hightail it to Texas to see what the hell is going on at Austin Pickle, only to find a sassy little spitfire named Nova Strong in charge.
She’s amazing. She's funny. She runs our deli like she owns it.
But despite the way we nearly melt the permafrost in the industrial freezer, I have to control myself. Nova thinks I'm a new employee. She has no idea I’m only there to spy.
Or that I'm her boss.
As I get to the bottom of why my franchise is failing, I desperately need to know one thing: Is Nova Strong everything wrong with my deli, or everything right for me?
My first bodybuilding competition is in less than an hour.
My fake tan looks like someone hosed me in orange juice.
But a tiny goddess in spandex arrives with her brushes and tanning wand.
She’s funny. She’s sexy.
I could spend all day with her hands on my hard body.
But there are two problems.
1. When she touches me, a particular part of my anatomy springs to life. In public. In the smallest competition trunks you can imagine. And…I’m about to go out on stage.
2. Camryn is my best friend’s sister. The last man who looked at her got his face bashed in. If I go anywhere near her, he’s made perfectly clear that he will kill me.
But you might as well carve my tombstone.
Because the more we see each other, the more we know we can’t fight this thing.
And despite my best friend’s threats, when I’m naked in Camryn’s tanning tent, there’s no way this Pickle is going to get anything but hot.
First, she tampered with my pickle.
Then, she got us both kicked off a cooking show.
Now, we’re fake engaged.
Sit back, friends, this is one crazy tale of treachery and pickle juice.
So, a few months back I created a new pickle.
Like, fiery hot.
It went viral in a big way.
Then along comes Magnolia Boudreaux.
She’s the daughter of a rival deli. She ends up a surprise guest on a cooking show I’ve booked, insisting her pickle is hotter.
Then she shows up on another show.
Our feud becomes legendary, until it nearly ruins both our delis.
So I do the only thing I can think of to fix the problem.
I kiss her on national television.
And to top it?
We get engaged.
We’ve got the whole fake relationship down until she buys me a pickle cactus shaped like…well, I’m sure you can picture it.
And everything after that?
I made sure that she’s not faking a thing.
Reckless Attraction Books
Fighting is in my blood. Pounding. Sweating. And winning.
Then I meet Chloe.
She picks me up in her funny yellow Beetle and instead of heading to my fight, we race to the beach.
It's the perfect beginning.
That night in the cage, I fight with her in mind.
Until I see her there, lurking in the corner.
She spots me, too. But she's not there to watch the match.
This isn't the perfect beginning at all.
She's just called the cops on my fight.
This is the beginning of the perfect revenge.
Chloe, you’ve taken my heart.
I know we’ve got this huge problem between us.
You want to MMA to go away.
And I can’t give it up.
But cut me some slack here.
What is going on between us is rare. Perfect.
It needs our protection.
Say you’ll give it a chance.
Hudson, you know I feel as strongly as you do.
And you’ve charmed me into your heart and your bed.
You showed me things I didn’t know existed.
And brought out emotions I never thought I could feel again.
But we have to fact some facts.
You do terrible, violent things.
And I can’t live with it.
My job is my life, and my mission is the right one.
You do nothing but hurt people.
I make it right.
So it’s time for you to choose.
The illegal MMA circuit has gone after Chloe.
Everything is upside down.
Friends are enemies.
Old battle lines have been redrawn.
It’s not just about the sport anymore.
It’s about saving the love of my life.
She can reject me in the end.
But for now, I have to make sure she gets that chance.
Jess moves to LA for her dream job as a music intern. On her first day, she discovers a rock star. Dylan Wolf has a gritty voice. His eyes are soulful. His incredible body is to die for, tattoos and all. When Dylan looks at Jess, she feels emotions she's never had before. He can be sweet, but his dark moods scare her. When he sings, the whole world falls away. At her job, Jess is summoned to the mysterious ninth floor. Her new assignment is to get close to Dylan. By seducing him. Jess is shocked. She's an innocent girl. Selling her body would be immoral. It would be wrong. Also, strange things are happening at the company. She might be in danger. If she takes this assignment, Jess will never be the same.
Dylan Wolf is more than just a street musician with a body and voice to die for. He holds the key to Jess Rivera's future, and her heart. The mystery unfolds in Revenge #2.
Dylan says he needs to focus on his music, but he can't stay away from Jess. He's at her door for dinner with the roommates, and climbing up to her window in the middle of the night. When Jess is threatened in a violent attack, Dylan becomes protective.
There's a new threat to Dylan's music career: love. Jess faces pressure to break up with Dylan, so he can find his inspiration in heartbreak. When Dylan reveals the shocking details of his tragic past, Jess starts to worry about their future. REVENGE VOLUME 4 is 25,000 words or about 105 pages. REVENGE is a 5-part series.
A young intern is swept up in a dangerous game with a rock star in REVENGE, a romantic thriller. **Warning: This 5-part series contains mature, sexual content.** Jess and Dylan's relationship is under attack. When a key player at Morris Music is exposed, Jess will pay a terrible price. The REVENGE series draws to its shocking conclusion in Volume 5. REVENGE VOLUME 5 is 27,000 words or about 125 pages. REVENGE is a 5-part series.
Single Dad on Top
“Billionaire bachelor, meet your secret baby.”
I'm always on top.
My corporate office above Manhattan.
And, of course, the women in my life.
Actually, I might choose any position.
But make no mistake. I choose. I control.
My life is mine.
Which is why I'm not sure what the hell is going on when I open my front door and there's a baby stroller sitting in my private hall.
The note on the infant simply says, "Do the DNA. She's yours."
Arianna wants to meet my parents.
They live in a trailer. Dad thinks Playboy T-shirts are classy because the naked women are silhouettes. Mom has a tattoo of a dog humping a palm tree. I don't think either one has said a sentence without an f-bomb since 1985.
I changed my name a long time ago. Started a new life with a clean slate and never looked back.
I don't know how to mend that bridge.
Or why there's a pig-on-a-spit at their surprise engagement party.
Or how Arianna and I ended up wearing matching "Ball and Chain" bride and groom shirts.
But you don't get to choose your parents.
And in my family, crazy is definitely relative.
Uncaged Love Series
“He's fighting to win. She's running for her life.”
Colt McClure is a rising MMA fighter out to prove that he has what it takes to be a champion.
Jo is on the run from her one terrible mistake.
When Colt drags Jo from a brawl with street thugs, he recognizes her potential as a female fighter.
But as they begin her training, their desire for each other sparks a love affair that could jeopardize them both.
“Some love is worth fighting for…”
Colt McClure’s career as a champion MMA fighter is threatened by his damaged past.
Jo believes their love can heal him. To prove it, she trusts Colt with the secret she’s been hiding from everyone.
But there's one person who can stand in their way, and he's not about to let anyone interfere with Colt's future.
“Sometimes you have to risk everything for love.”
Colt believes another great love has deserted him during his worst hour.
Jo is certain Colt is better off without her.
There is only one way Colt can prove to Jo that they are meant to be together. Schedule another MMA cage fight, and this time — do whatever it takes to win.
“The ultimate betrayal may involve the ultimate sacrifice.”
With Colt and Jo working as a team, they are unstoppable. Colt’s manager puts him back in line for the MMA title fight. Jo’s own career takes off as she prepares for her second match.
But someone Jo considers a friend is plotting a betrayal of them both to push a dangerous agenda.
When Jo is brutally attacked, she moves in with Colt. But their happiness together is quickly shattered when it’s clear that several people are prepared to do whatever it takes to see Colt fail.
“When happily ever after means the fight of your life.”
Colt’s ability to ever fight MMA again is in jeopardy after suffering injuries in a near-deadly street brawl.
In the firestorm of publicity after the attack, Jo’s worst nightmare comes true as her identity is revealed and her past catches up with her. Her stepmother and stepbrother sell their story to any magazine or news show that will take it and press charges in hopes of seeing her rot in jail.
Colt and Jo must fight for their love and their futures as their world crashes around them.
It ain’t over till everybody says, “I do.”
It’s four weeks until the biggest day of Jo’s life.
But the reporters are on her case about everything from her “sausage dress” to berating her for giving up her fighting career to be Colt’s “little wife.”
It’s enough to make anyone want to punch something.
When Jo arrives in Hawaii ahead of Colt to relax until the big day, she discovers she has one last fight to win before she can get to the wedding day she’s longed for.
It will take everything she’s got, including restoring her faith in her own fighter’s hurricane, to protect her family and arrive at her happily ever after.