Thursday, June 28, 2018

Release Blitz & Reviews - Shameless King - Maya Huges

Title: Shameless King
Series: Kings of Rittenhouse #1
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: New Adult/Sports Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2018


A deliciously steamy enemies with benefits romance.

Declan McAvoy. Voted Biggest Flirt. Highest goal scorer in Kings of Rittenhouse Prep history.
Everyone’s impressed, well except one person…

After a blow out in high school, Makenna Halstead and I were happy to never have to cross paths again. Except life has a way of knocking you straight in the teeth with a puck when you least expect it. She hasn’t just returned to my life, she crashed into it like a wrecking ball...into my college kingdom, into my class, and smack dab into the seat next to mine. My new lab partner to be exact.

For years we hated each other... I may be King on the ice, but she is the Ice Queen. She has no problem calling me out, doesn’t back down, and her piercing blue eyes have me picturing more than than just my arms wrapped around her.

Now we’re stuck with each other and there’s no getting around that fact that we have to work together. My hockey career hangs in the balance. Problem? Oh, yeah.

I can’t deny it. I want her. More than I ever thought I could want a woman. I’ve got one semester–only four months–to convince her everything she thought about me was wrong.

Will my queen let me prove to her I’m the King she can’t live without?

Only one way to find out...

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Jennifer's Review

 What an amazing sports romance. I loved this story. Shameless King is such a dynamic story. It had everything I love in a college, sports, romance novel. There is secrets and drama. There is also spectacular supporting characters and wonderful scenes. This is the first in what I am hoping to be a series.

The plot of this story is interesting. Two people who have a history thrown together for the sake of the grades? Sign me up. What I think I love most about this story is that I really connected with the male character before the female. Usually I am immediately drawn to the female character, but I was happy to be drawn to the male character this time.
I loved Declan. He has so much going on in his head. I love his focus on his sport and the journey he goes through in this story. It took me a little bit longer to warm up to Makenna. I felt for her and her past, but I had a hard time understanding her personality. Once I was able to understand to her, I loved her character as well. She has her own journey to go over.
The heat in this book is flipping on point. These two characters really heat it up once they give into their primal desires. What I love most about the heat is the fact that Makenna is a little minx. She really came into her own. I loved how strong her was and how she was willing to voice her wants and desires.
The writing style of this book was good. The pace was steady. I liked how the author slowly revealed the past to us. I really enjoyed the minor characters. I am happy that the author said they would get their own stories, especially since each holds more than meets the eye.
In conclusion, I loved Shameless King and all that came along with it. This was a 5 star read for me. I didn’t want to put it down. I cannot wait to continue this series. Not only am I invested in these two main characters, but I am also invested in the minor characters in this book as well. This author created a whole universe for me to follow.

Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

Louise's Review:

Declan is on the fast track to being the next big thing in the NFL, finishing college is a priority. When he got benched for a bad grade he never expects to find himself paired up with his high school nemesis. 

Makenna has goals and making it through this class together is just another step in her very planned out future, letting Declan in could destroy everything she worked for.

I liked the plot of this book, who doesn’t love a sport romance. It felt like it was drawn out longer than necessary. For me personally, I didn’t understand why it took so long to get to the obvious point, but that’s just my opinion. With that being said, I did really enjoy the book.

Declan is the loveable jock, I really enjoyed his character, he has so many layers that I wanted to peel back, he was amazing throughout this book. Makenna is so headstrong that she does come across as the Ice Princess, not letting anyone in and putting up walls that nobody even bothers to try and break down. She certainly had the ‘do not approach me’ vibe going and that was a put off for me.

The heat between these two was off the charts, I might have thought that it took too long to get to that point but once it did, boy was it on fire. The intimate moments between them showed a whole different personality to Makenna, one that I absolutely loved.

This was my first Maya book and I really liked the characters and loved the minor characters throughout. I cannot wait to continue the series with Heath and Emmett’s stories.

Shameless King had a good plot and characters, I personally felt the pace of this book was
too slow for and I hope that the Author picks up the pace in the future books in the series as I can see so much potential in them.

Star Ratings;

Plot: 4/5
Characters: 4/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 4/5
Overall: 4/5


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Maya Hughes has always loved romance novels. One look at her Kindle is confirmation. She started writing her first romance novel while pregnant with her third child and she hasn’t looked back. Now, her romance writing addiction has replaced her romance reading addiction. 

You can find her writing on her foldable keyboard and phone anytime inspiration strikes. Her sweet and steamy stories range from rockstars to small towns and everything in between. When she’s not writing, she’s playing with her three kids, running errands or vegging on the couch with the love of her life and biggest fan, her husband. 



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