Most unexpected read of the year!!!
The highest stakes…
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.
This is one my most unexpected reads of the year. Damon and Penny’s story is heart-wrenching, complex, and so sweet! It’s dark and gritty. I loved the forbidden aspect of the story and how much Damon struggles to protect her, but also keep himself separate.
Here’s what I loved: The characters. Both Damon and Penny are caught up in an extremely complex tale of heartache and despair. They’re beautifully broken. I wanted to fix them both. I can’t wait to see how their story turns out. The mystery and intrigue coupled with the dramatic aspects of the story made this one of the most seductive experiences, which is quite brilliant since there’s very little romance.
The storyline is juicy and complex. Granted, it’s dark and gritty, but so entertaining. The beginning was sheer perfection. It provides several answers to Damon and Penny’s history. The intrigue and tiny details that are uncovered little by little add to the mystery.
The ending will certainly leave you wanting more. Wow!
Overall, The King sets the stage for some intriguing events to occur in The Queen. It’s compelling; like a brilliantly executed game of chess taking place on paper. I know the ending will be EPIC. I cannot wait!!
ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review.