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Published by Self Published on June 27th 2017
Genres: Dark Romance
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Source: L. Woods PR
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.
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The Prince (Book 0,5): 4 stars
The Prince was released as a prequel to The King and we get to meet Penny as a struggling 5 year old, her mother had passed away and she was living with her father who cared more about drinking and gambling than taking care of his daughter. It really broke my heart to read about Penny and her hard life at such a young age when everything should be carefree and playful instead of having to watch over your back all the time and worry about safety and food.
It’s also here she meets Damon Scott, he seems to be watching over his own back and hiding from something or someone. Some kind of a relationship grows between them and it gets your attention on a high level and leave you wondering how it will play out and what will happen next.
I really liked this part and it showed high potential for a great story that I was hoping to find in The King.
The King (Book 1): 3 stars
The timeline is fast forwarded ten years ahead and Penny is now 15 years old with friends, boyfriend and a job. But she is still struggling because her father can’t seem to be able to keep them both out of trouble. Not only is he losing each penny they have and getting into debt after debt now he has crossed the line and bet the only thing he had left….His own daughter.
Damon Scott is back in Penny’s life and she doesn’t know how to deal with it really but he is not the only one who shows interest in her. His cruel and ruthless father Jonathan Scott is in the picture too and he makes devil sound like an angel.
This book was not like I expected it to be. I was imagining different plot and how the story would go so I was a bit shocked by some events and just how brutal and raw this felt. I have mixed feelings about it and don’t know how to feel about it.
I understand Penny and her actions but can’t stop wishing she would have cared more about herself than about people who in my opinion didn’t deserve her sacrifice. Once again the highlight of it all was the relationship between her and Damon and I kept craving more, more and more which I am hoping we’ll get in continuation of their story in the conclusion The Queen.