BLACK KNIGHT (Royal Elite #4) by Rina Kent: Review + Giveaway

Author: Rina Kent
Genre: Bully Romance
Series: Royal Elite #4

Love is impossible. Hate is an open game.

He was once my best friend, now he’s my worst enemy.
Xander Knight is heartbreakingly beautiful.
Ridiculously popular.
Brutally cruel.
He’s a knight but won’t do any saving.

We started as a dream, now we’re a nightmare.
Kimberly Reed is pathetically fake.
Terribly innocent.
Secretly black.
She can hide but never from me.


This author does it again in creating an engaging, raw, and gritty romance that is sure lead you on a powerful journey complete with heartbreak and healing, tears and laughter, and most of all a sense of hope and love between two broken characters with a tangible connection.  Having read the previous books in this series, I had been most intrigued by Kimberly’s and Xander’s history and the author definitely does them justice in this bully romance.  Clear your schedule and settle in with a box of tissues as their story is one that you don’t want to miss!

This book is not for the faint at the heart.  Kimberly and Xander are both complex characters, each battling their own demons. They were childhood best friends, but now Xander is Kimberly’s tormentor. Kimberly’s story, at times, was completely devastating and shattered my heart. The author did a remarkable job with character growth and making her seem relatable. Xander has many layers to him which become much more apparent in the second half of the book. While this damaged bad boy is cruel towards Kimberly, he is the only one that truly “sees” her.  While I wanted to shake at him at times, the author threw in some remarkable plot twists that made me see him in a new light. While the reasons for his actions became understandable, I do feel that Kimberly forgave him a little too quickly.  Still, these two had an unbreakable connection and I enjoyed how the story unfolded.

This author tackles some heavy and pertinent topics in this novel with great sensitivity, awareness, and respect all while also incorporating hope and healing.
While I was at times an emotional mess while reading it, I do feel that these experiences made the characters seem more real.  

As for the secondary characters, it was a treat to see appearances by the other horsemen and Elsa.  Ronan, as always had me cracking up with his humorous monologues and over the top antics.  Black Knight is book 4 in this author’s Royal Elite series, but it can be read as a standalone. However, I do recommend starting at the beginning because this series is just that good!  I had the privilege of reading an early, complimentary version of this book and I look forward to reading more works by this author








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Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance. 

Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food. However, she likes to think she’s a romantic at heart in some way, so don’t kill her hopes just yet. 
Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion.
Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together.

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