REVIEW - Cruel Kings
Title - Cruel kings
Author - Ivy Clyde
Name of Series - Cruel Kings Duet #1
Series Type - Duet
Genre - Dark RH Bully Romance
Release Date - 15th Sept 2021
Overall Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Heat Rating - 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
My brothers and I are the cruel, merciless elites who rule the campus of Silverlake University.
Our bond is strong. Unshakeable. And we don’t take any prisoners.
Women never came between us until the day she stepped into our lives.
Her innocence draws us in and we become obsessed, but it’s not long before our obsession turns dark.
She’s dared to enter our home with her mother and lay claim to what’s ours.
She pretends to be innocent and naive, but she's a player like her mother, who’s ensnared our father.
They’re both here to covet what belongs to us.
She’s seen our good side but it’s time to show her the devils we truly are.
By destroying her.
There’s just one problem.
The more we try to break her, the weaker we become.
Sink your teeth into this sinfully delicious reverse harem stepbrother romance series today! This story contains dark themes such as abuse and violence, so please heed the note at the beginning of the introduction.
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My Review 💋
I'll be the man who ruins her and leaves nothing but the wreckage of bones and flesh behind. She'll hate me for it. She'll wish I never walked into her life set on destroying her. She'll wish she never stole a secret that was never hers to have.”
Star Rating : 4.5/5 Stars
POV : Multiple
Cliffhanger : Yes
Hero : Noah , Caleb , Corey
Heroine : Milla
Pace of the story : Moderate
Angst Rating : 7/10
Heat Rating : 6/10
Triggers Involved : Non Con , Dub Con , Bullying , Humiliation , Physical Violence (1 scene , accidental)
Plot Summary :
Noah, Caleb and Corey are the Kings of their school. That is, someone tries to hurt one of them and an angel saves her. the same girl who has had Noah's eyes for a while. Milla is everything sweet they could want but never have. That is until they come to know that she is the reason for their suffering. The only thing they know now is that they are going to break her. they are going to break her in ways she might never recover from.
Overall Opinion :
I have been searching for my next fix of very dark RH romance and this book was it! There are so few books where the heroine actually makes the Heroes pay for what they did to her but this one had that and that one thing made this book a favorite read of mine. This book had many Triggers such as rape and humiliation but it's so good. I found it so tough to forgive the heroes, especially Noah because that man's hate never knew any bounds. That is until he went too far and broke Milla completely. But now he will suffer the wrath of a broken girl. And from what I saw in the ending of this book, all three of them have a lot of suffering in their future for what they put her through.
There were parts of this book that seemed a bit irrational to me and the book was a bit less smooth for some scenes, but on an overall basis, it was pretty good. All it lacks is a better finishing. Definitely recommending this book to all the dark romance loving people out there! I can't wait for the next book of the duet because this one just drove me crazy!