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 KING is the first book in the new Masterpiece duet about risking your heart and finding yourself. It’s a spin-off from the USA Today bestselling trilogy but can be read separately.
Seriously so good!!
Penny was dealt a crappy hand in life, the daughter of a compulsive gambler. She's always trying to clean up her dads mess until he gets in bed with the wrong bad guy. Damon does what he can for Penny but mistakes are mad and Penny pays the price! I enjoyed reading Penny and Damon's first book!! Some tough stuff to read but definitely worth the read! So excited for The Queen!!
ARC generously provided by author for honest review
Dark and Edgy
I love Skye’s writing. I love the characters she wrote for the masterpiece series. In the King we get Damon Scott is ruthless but, is on a mission to save Penny. Penny is young and lives a life in danger and is captivated by older Damon. The King is edgy and dark. It has a connection of two souls needing saving. Skye gives us their story and depths of good verses evil.
This is NOT YA
This is currently being featured in the Young Adult section, but this is a romance novel with the main character being aged down to 15. This book starts off normal, but then quickly gets graphic with language and dark situations. I felt extremely deceived by its placement in this section of iBooks store and then the writing was not compelling enough to keep reading this book.