Title: Shameless King
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: New Adult 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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My ARC Review:
Wow, this was a fabulous enemies to friends to lovers college sports read, not always a trope type that ticks my boxes, but this one certainly did, it was a fabulous read by new author to me Maya Hughes.
So this is the first book in a new series that just has so much potential with the characters we meet in here, I just know this is going to be one delicious series to read!! This book focuses on Declan and Makenna, who have gone through high school together but both being at different ends of the spectrum, he’s a top class hockey player and knows he’s that good and is heading for the big time, she is all about work and studying no time for fun and partying as she is out to be a doctor. But their chemistry is undeniable, even as they pick and fight and push each others buttons. After a couple of years of not seeing each other they both end up at the same college and get put together to work on a project for the whole year. They’re still pushing each others buttons but know they need to knuckle down and get the work done, so slowly start to get to know each other as friends, and oh so slowly they became much more than just friends!
This was a fabulous read – sweet, romantic, funny with some drama and angst in there also – did I mention HOT – talk about steamy, when these two get it on, phew!! I loved Dec and Mak together, they make a perfect couple as you slowly get to know them. The chemistry and the storyline had me flipping through the pages, engrossed and captivated with their story and how it would all turn out.
With a supporting cast of fellow hot hockey mates there are sure to be more hot and steamy books to be added to this series with these boys!! I honestly can’t wait to read more from this series or this author for another matter!! Highly recommended reading here!!
Maya Hughes is a Jersey girl, no not that kind! And she also thinks it’s super weird to talk about herself in third person 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, the music I listen to, and the people I know to create stories that sparkle and shine.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.
PREQUEL – Kings of Rittenhouse
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