𝙍𝙚𝙞𝙜𝙣 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙆𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙗𝙮 𝙍𝙞𝙣𝙖 𝙆𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙇𝙄𝙑𝙀! 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙧𝙪𝙡𝙚𝙧, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙫𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙣, 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙅𝙤𝙣𝙖𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙆𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙨 𝙃𝙀𝙍𝙀!
REIGN OF A KING
AUTHOR: RINA KENT
GENRER: DARK ROMANCE
SERIES: KINGDOM DUET #1
Nothing is fair in war.
Jonathan King is every bit his last name.
He’s also my dead sister’s husband and way older than me.
When I first met him as a clueless child, I thought he was a god.
Now, I have to confront that god to protect my business from his ruthless grip.
Little did I know that declaring a war on the king will cost me everything.
When Jonathan covets something, he doesn’t only win, he conquers.
Now, he has his sights on me.
He wants to consume not only my body, but also my heart and my soul.
I fight, but there’s no escaping the king in his kingdom...
This author did it again with an another tantalizing tale that garnered my attention from the first page. True to this author’s other works, Reign of a King is a dark read that is complete with an alpha anti-hero, a strong heroine with an intriguing backstory, heat, and some suspense. There are underlying mysteries perfectly woven into the storyline with some jaw dropping twists and turns, thus making this book an entertaining and thrilling read.
Jonathan is the definition of an anti-hero and everything that you could hope for as he is a cold, calculating, and ruthless business man. He exudes power and maintains a commanding presence which is why it was so enjoyable to witness how Aurora affected him. While Jonathan checked marked all of my boxes, I had a bit of trouble connecting with or understanding him. Perhaps because there were only a few chapters from his POV? Nonetheless, I still really liked his character.
While I liked Jonathan, I loved Aurora. She is a heroine that is both spirited and stubborn, but also possesses a hint of vulnerability about her. The author graciously gives us glimpses into her past and it is clear how much that has shaped her. Her backstory is positively intriguing and I cannot wait to see what else the author reveals in the next book.
There are several steamy moments interspersed throughout the novel that nearly melted my kindle. Yet, I wasn’t feeling their romantic connection in the beginning. For a chunk of the book, I found myself more intrigued by the various mysteries rather than the actual relationship between them. However, as things further progressed, I became more invested in them as they each evolved individually, but also as a couple.
As outlined in the blurb, this book contains some taboo themes and I recommend keeping an open mind as you won’t regret it. First, it is an age gap romance of an older man-younger woman. Seventeen years may seem like a huge age difference, but Aurora is no simpering, young & naive girl but rather a mature and independent woman in her late 20s to Jonathan’s mid-40s. So yes, a huge gap, but it wasn’t skeevy and it worked well in this story. I thought that I would have a little more difficulty wrapping my mind around Aurora being the half sister to Jonathan’s deceased wife, however, the author did an excellent job in tackling this topic.
I know that many of the reviews for this book will talk about Jonathan being Daddy King and how much they have been anticipating his story. If you are familiar with this author’s Royal Elite series, then you will recognize Jonathan as Aiden’s father and Levi’s uncle and you will not be disappointed in Jonathan’s’ Reign of a King. Now I recognize that not everyone is a big fan of the high school bully romance trope so if you haven’t read the Royal Elite series, no worries as I truly believe this duet can be read as a standalone. But, it is a DUET which means Reign of a King does end in a cliffhanger and fortunately book 2 will be out soon!
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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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