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My father gambles every night, falling deeper and deeper into debt. When he hits the bottom, he places a new bet: his daughter. I’m his entry bet to the biggest underground poker game.
Every kind of danger circles the velvet-covered table, but only one man makes me tremble.
A trailer park princess.
The son of a criminal king.
We don’t belong together, but I’m caught in a twisted game.
His eyes meet mine with dark promise. And when he puts down his cards, I know I’m going to lose more than my body. I’m going to lose everything.
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THE KING is the first book in the new Masterpiece duet about risking your heart and finding yourself. It’s a spin-off from the USA Today bestselling trilogy but can be read separately.
Rating : 4.5 out of 5 Stars
I have read and loved the Endgame series, but The King completely blew my mind and left me with a serious case of book hangover. It’s the first installment in a new series, a spinoff of the Endgame. I devoured this book in a matter of hours, it was compulsively readable and sinfully addicting. I loved the characters, their mutual affection and tenderness was heart melting. Despite their age difference, Penny is fifteen and Damon is twenty five, their connection felt real. The author does a great job of building up the sexual tension, but they only kiss and cuddle in this first part of their epic story.
Penny is from the wrong side of the tracks. She lives in a trailer park with her father and he is often gone for a long period of time, leaving her behind. Her father plays cards and gambles with dangerous people, borrowing them money he can’t repay.
Damon Scott is the son of the devil incarnate, Jonathan Scott, the man who rules a part of the city’s underworld. Damon has been abused, harmed and corrupted by his father. He could have escaped, but he has sacrificed himself to protect Penny, his baby genius, from his evil father. And yet Penny doesn’t trust him. Damon is a dangerous man, fierce and powerful. He is used to getting his own way and always has the upper hand. But with Penny, he has his work cut out for him. She is smart and has a sharp mind. She wants to control her own fate and keep her dignity, despite her dire material circumstances. Damon is protective and kind to her, in turns coaxing and commanding. But Jonathan Scott has his eye on her and she is in danger.
This book was a flawless read, from the vibrant characterization to the intriguing storyline, with deep layers of emotional complexity, angsty feels and palpable tension. This story will grab you from the first page. It includes the prequel to Penny and Damon’s story, The Prince, and ends on a cliffhanger.
ARC generously provided by the author and L.Woods PR
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About the Author:
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.