Release Blitz + Review: Ruthless King by Maya Hughes

My dick never got me in half as much trouble as my heart...

We were high school sweethearts. I was head over heels for her and no one could tell me we weren’t going to last forever. College? Going pro? My family’s money? None of it mattered. She was all I needed.

Then she ripped my heart out. But I’m not going to let that happen again. 

She’s back. Invading my life and acting like she was the wronged one. The pain is still there, but I can’t keep my eyes off her. I can’t stop thinking about her and how much was left unsaid between us. Being this close is making me question everything I thought I knew about her. 

This time everything will be on my terms. Everything…


**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**

Ruthless king is the first book I read by Maya Hughes. Second-chance romances are one of my favorite book tropes, so I was excited about this story. It started really good, and I couldn't wait to see what happened that broke these two apart in high school. When I finally got bits an pieces of the past, it kind of lessened my enjoyment for this story. One thing I hate in second-chance romances is when the couple breaks up because of a misunderstanding and that neither of the characters do enough to explain the situation. It is just the most easiest way to break up a couple in books, and I am kind of tired of it. Because of this I just couldn't enjoy the book as much as I wanted to. I know they were teenagers, and that they make rash decisions, but if you love someone you would want to try to figure out what happened or explain what happened. 

"It hurt to look at her, but I couldn't avert my eyes, like staring into the sun during an eclipse-you knew you were doing damage, but how could you look away from something so rare and spectacular."

I blame Avery more than I do Emmett, she could've told him what was happening. Also I found some inconsistencies in the story, because I kind of got confused who was to blame for the whole situation. Avery in the beginning is mad at Emmett, because he didn't believe her and probably never loved her. Then she is admitting that she didn't want to hurt him so she kept a lot of things to herself. I admit Emmett could've done more to try to figure out what was going on, but Avery dropped the ball as well. This made it harder for me to connect to the characters. I think if I read the previous two books, I would've had a better connection with them. At 60% I was considering DNF'ing this book, but decided to put it down and try again later. Which I am happy I did, because after that I got more into the story. The writing was good, it had a nice pacing, but the story for the majority took place in one location, which I didn't like. Also I didn't think there was enough character development, I wanted more from them as a couple. I loved the side characters, and I am especially intrigued by Olivia and Ford.


Author Bio
Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! :-) I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.
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.
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