USA Today Bestseller and RITA® Award-winning author Kennedy Ryan delivers the gripping conclusion to the All the King's Men Duet
Ambition. Revenge. Love.
Raised to resist. Bred to fight. Survival is in my blood and surrender is never an option.
Though surrender is what Maxim Cade demanded of my body and heart, I had other plans. We were fast-burning fascination and combustible chemistry, but the man I trusted with everything was a trickster. A thief who stole my love. If what we had was a lie, why did it feel so real? The man I swore to hate will have it all, and wants me at his side. But power is a game, and we're the pawns and players.
Facing insurmountable odds, will we win the world, or will we lose it all?
I love this author. I love this book. I actually slowed myself down reading it so I could enjoy it like a fine wine.
Stop at the First Book
I like the first book in this duet but this one was just too unrealistic for me to actually enjoy. With hindsight I would stop and book 1 and know there is an HEA at the end. Stop now if you don’t want spoiler type info. Maxim allowed his father to disrespect the love of his life for two third of this book. A man of his wealth and the way he’s described in the book would not stand for this for so long. The hiding their relationship was another ridiculous point in this book. While I understand where L and K are coming from, after so much lost and time apart, it’s unbelievable that Maxim and Lennix would be willing to wait 2 years to be together. Again you’ve dodged death and you are still willing to play these “I’m not dating game”. And waiting would still not solve the problem of her being taken seriously in politics. And Lennix is so passionate about protecting sacred land but she settles for an “my company won’t do it again”. What about also promising money to cover any future contamination, etc. There’s more but it’s just not believable given the characters. Feel like Ms. Ryan could have come up with a better storyline if she wanted to stretch this story to two books otherwise it could have been one book and been a great love story without all the unexplained plot twists.
Although, the story took awhile to get to the point I did enjoy this book. I was disappointed in Owen’s ending. I connected with him and wanted him to win so bad. I literally cried and mourned like he was my brother. Still a good read.