HIS RULE (The Rite Trilogy Book 1) by A. Zavarelli and Natasha Knight
Release Date: April 26th
Genre: Dark Mafia Romance/Secret Society/Captive Romance
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Her Rebellion #2 releases on May 24 & Their Reign #3
releases on June 21!!!
I live in a world where secrecy reigns.
A Society rooted in power, wealth, and long-held dynasties.
Where men are Kings, and women are pawns.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve dreamt of escaping the shackles of my expectations.
But it can only ever be a dream.
I made a fatal mistake, and those shackles became a cage.
Now I’m trapped in a war with a man who controls my every move.
He’s my brother’s best friend.
My enemy, my tormentor, and my solace.
His words have the power to wound me.
His touch just might break me.
But this is his kingdom, and as long as I’m here I only have one choice.
I’ll play by his rules.
My ARC Review:
The first book in The Rite Trilogy, which can be read as a standalone, but I recommend you read the previous books (Society Trilogy) to get the background on the characters and the world.
Mercedes is the sister of Santiago, who is featured in the previous books, where she is portrayed as quite a nasty character….. jealous, scheming, conniving…… having nearly accidentally killed Santiago she is sent away from their family home to be tamed by his best friend, Lawson ‘Judge’ Montgomery, who Mercedes just cannot stand.
Judge is one of the sovereign sons of one of the founding families in their Society and is renowned for his ruthlessness both in and out of court. He has taken Mercedes on as a favour to Santiago, but he never expected to be so drawn to Mercedes…. she pushes his buttons and keeps the beast he has locked away inside rattle its chains in an attempt to break through his control around her. But he will never marry, and Mercedes can never be his, but he wants her nevertheless.
Mercedes turns out to be quite misunderstood, she just wants to prove her loyalty to her brother and her family, yet no one trusts her or believes what she says. She is fiery and strong, determined now to cow down to Judges in his attempt to tame her. Judge loves the glimpses of the real Mercedes he sees when she gives in to her vulnerabilities, rather that the stoic mask she tries to wear all the time. Told in dual POV’s, it’s a slow burn but there are some steamy scenes, some kink and BDSM with humiliation involved, and this one ends in a cliffhanger. Can’t wait for the next in this trilogy. Recommended for lovers of slow-burn, dark and erotic reads.
About A. Zavarelli:
A. Zavarelli is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of dark and contemporary romance.
When she’s not putting her characters through hell, she can usually be found watching bizarre and twisted documentaries in the name of research.
She currently lives in the Northwest with her lumberjack and an entire brood of fur babies.
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About Natasha Knight:
Natasha Knight is the USA Today Bestselling author of Romantic Suspense and Dark Romance Novels. She has sold over half a million books and is translated into six languages. She currently lives in The Netherlands with her husband and two daughters and when she’s not writing, she’s walking in the woods listening to a book, sitting in a corner reading or off exploring the world as often as she can get away.
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