See My Review Below!!!
Title: Ruthless King
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber, Qamber Designs
Release Date: January 10, 2019
My d*ck never got me in half as much trouble as my heart…
We were high school sweethearts. I was head over heels for her and no one could tell me we weren’t going to last forever. College? Going pro? My family’s money? None of it mattered. She was all I needed.
Then she ripped my heart out. But I’m not going to let that happen again.
She’s back. Invading my life and acting like she was the wronged one. The pain is still there, but I can’t keep my eyes off her. I can’t stop thinking about her and how much was left unsaid between us. Being this close is making me question everything I thought I knew about her.
This time everything will be on my terms. Everything…
Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.
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READ AN EXCERPT OF RUTHLESS KING!
I pulled the door open, ready for the fun to begin. It was going to be a kickass summer.
“I told my parents no way was I missing out on our epic last summer, so here I am.” I stood with my arms wide open and a huge smile on my face.
The ping pong ball Ford had in his hand fell to the floor, bouncing a few times before rolling under the table. Everyone was frozen in place, not a smile or a hug from anyone. Are they seriously still pissed?
“Don’t all look so happy to see me.” I dropped my arms and strode closer to the party setup.
“Okay guys, I think you’re going to love these. We were going for a cotton candy flavor.” Mak came out from what must have been the kitchen and skidded to a halt. The smile on her face sank immediately when she saw me.
I bit back a curse. I knew she hated me, but we needed to get past it. My past with Avery shouldn’t tarnish what Declan had with Mak. I’d just put Avery out of my mind for the summer, no big deal. It wasn’t just Mak coming out of the kitchen, though, and whoever was behind her stopped short and let out a yelp.
“Jesus, Mak, you almost made me drop the tray.”
The hairs on the back of my neck stood up. I would have known that voice anywhere. Stepping out from behind Mak and fumbling with a tray of shots balanced on her hand was the last person I’d expected to see there. Okay, maybe not the last, but if the Pope had strolled out, I would have been less shocked. My gaze snapped to Avery’s.
“What the hell are you doing here?” we shouted at the same time, staring wide-eyed at one another. I’d only been gone for a few weeks and they were already inviting her along to take my spot?
This is why I love blogging, finding new to me authors!
Now I am going to admit, NA/YA novels are not normally my go to for stories. I am at an age of what I like to call “vintage”. My late teens, early twenties was a loooong time ago.
Ruthless King took my by surprise! This is a story I couldn’t put down. The characters had a maturity to them that was refreshing, but they also had the naivety of youth.
This is the first story I have read by Ms. Hughes and this is story is part of the Rittenhouse Kings series but I can’t tell you truthfully that this can be read as a stand alone. Honestly! However, I will be going back to the beginning with this series and have already added them to my TBR list.
Ruthless King is the story of Emmett and Avery. High school sweethearts and for Emmett it was so much more. Social constructs and fate deal them a craptacular hand and because of misunderstandings and hidden truths broke them apart.
Avery has had to grow up too fast. Too many responsibilities on her shoulders at such a young age. She does what she has to do to take care of her family, even if it means sacrificing her happiness in the process. I admired her strength in the face of adversity.
Emmett is the golden boy. Or so everyone thinks. He too is scarred by a childhood that was less than. He finds what he needs with his friends and with Avery. He holds on tight to them, almost too tight and when things explode, he is blindsided.
This story will take you by your heartstrings. You are going to laugh, cry and cheer the characters on! The secondary characters are fantastic and bring so much more depth to the story!
I am so glad to have been introduced to Maya’s stories! I will be stalking her shortly! I can’t wait to catch up with her other books and can’t wait to see what comes out next!