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REVIEW - King Of Masters

Updated: Jan 2, 2022

Title - King Of Masters
Author - Brynn Ford
Name of Series - Standalone
Series Type - Standalone
Genre - Dark Mafia Stalker Romance
Release Date - 5th August 2021
Overall Rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Heat Rating - 🔥🔥🔥🔥

He's a king without a queen. She's a proudly independent woman. He's going to make her the reluctant queen of his criminal empire…whether she wants it or not.

★★★★★ "Hell to the yes!!!" -Boys in Books are Better, Goodreads Review-

Murphy is the born leader of the O'Shea family, one of four families in a conglomerate of traffickers. They make their living stealing women and selling them to new masters…masters among which, he is a king. When he acquires a new slave meant to be his plaything, he finds he has no interest in her easy submission. He wants a challenge. He wants a woman who will stand by his side and make him stronger. He doesn't want a pet…he wants a wife.

Stella is the epitome of an independent woman. She's tough, single, and runs her own business. On a chance encounter, she meets Murphy, and their instant physical chemistry is undeniable. A one-night stand turns into a long-distance affair of the heart, except Stella doesn't know the real Murphy O'Shea. She's falling for him, but she doesn't know he's a ruthless criminal.

Murphy is meant to have an arranged marriage in five years, only now he's met Stella. He wants her…and he's going to take her.

He's the king of masters and she'll be made his reluctant queen.

This steamy dark romance is a spin-off from the Four Families trilogy.

Series Note: This book is a spin-off from the Four Families trilogy. While this book could be read as a standalone, the author highly recommends that you first read the Four Families trilogy. King of Masters contains spoilers of the epic ending to the Four Families trilogy, and that is an ending you do not want spoiled! You can start reading the Four Families trilogy for free with Counts of Eight.

Content Warning: This book contains explicit sexual content, violence, and mature themes including scenes of dubious consent. A toxic relationship is depicted that features kidnapping, coercion, manipulation, and a forced marriage.

Reading Order

Book 1: Counts of Eight

Book 2: Dance with Death

Book 3: Pas de Trois

Spin-Off: King of Masters

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My Review 💋

Star Rating : 5/5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : None

Hero : Murphy

Heroine : Stella

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 6/10

Heat Rating : 7/10

Triggers Involved : Kidnapping , Betrayal (view spoiler)

Plot Summary :

Stella is living a pretty plain life. Her life takes a turn when she meets Murphy. He quickly sweeps her off her feet and before she knows she is crazy in love with the dark and dangerous man who won’t leave her alone but makes her love every moment of it. All it takes is for one evening for things to turn dark . She realizes the man she loves is not what he says. He is the stuff made of nightmares and now there is nowhere for her to go because he is not letting her no matter how much she begs.

Murphy knows the danger of falling in love with him. But he just can’t stay away from stella. There is only one way for her to be with him, and that is to become the unwilling queen to his kingdom. He knows she will hate it and him but he doesn't care because she will be his. She is the one light thing in his dark world and there is no way he is letting her go no matter how much she hates him for it.

Overall Opinion :

OMG. I have been crazily waiting for this book ever since I read the four families trilogy! Murphy and Stella have been on my radar for ages and am so glad that I got to read them! This book is a freaking masterpiece!

Stella is one the best heroines ever because she fights back! She is sassy and that is the one thing Murphy loves about her even though she puts one hell of a fight with him. She hates him but never stops loving him all the while he is destroying her whole world. I am just so addicted to this world by this author! I really hope that we will get more books by this author from this world because I am loving it!

I am screaming at you all to read this book. It's one hell of a dark romance standalone with themes that might make a few people uncomfortable but trust me when I say that it’s pretty amazing.

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