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Ruthless King My dick never got me in half as much trouble as my heartWe 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 fam

  • Title: Ruthless King
  • Author: Maya Hughes
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  • Ruthless King By Maya Hughes, My dick never got me in half as much trouble as my heartWe 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 My dick never got me in half as much trouble as my heartWe 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBound Or buy for Published January 10th 2019 More Details Series Kings of Rittenhouse 3 Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Ruthless King, please sign up Popular Answered Questions When is this book coming out Im dying to read this like 3 months ago Add your answer Maya Hughes Hi Tabitha It will be out in January I m so excited for you to read it flag See 1 question about Ruthless King Lists with This Book January 2019 Most Anticipated Romances 127 books 1,802 voters Most Anticipated Romance Books of 2019 124 books 392 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 15, 2018 Cristina CristiinaReads rated it it was amazing Shelves arc books, favorites A second chance romance that has passion involved with history that is filled with emotions that are so in depth with each character, once you read their love story there is no going back There is no denying that my love for Maya s writing is one that will diminish any time soon When it comes down to sports romances I am weak in knees because the fact is that I love me a good rugged guy who properly knows how to work it in the field or ice rink in this case and also knows how to properl A second chance romance that has passion involved with history that is filled with emotions that are so in depth with each character, once you read their love story there is no going back There is no denying that my love for Maya s writing is one that will diminish any time soon When it comes down to sports romances I am weak in knees because the fact is that I love me a good rugged guy who properly knows how to work it in the field or ice rink in this case and also knows how to properly function in the sheets Emmett is no exception when it comes down to my previous statement Man He seriously knows how to bring the sweats to you down my face whenever I read his intimate scenes with Avery The sparks and all the fiery chemistry that they both had in high school when they first started dating, is one that sparked after so many years apart and not knowing the truth That built up and pent up energy that sparks from them both is one that as a true sports romance reader enjoys thoroughly in every aspect If you have read the first novel of this series, you will know the background story that is of Emmett and Avery s After being apart for four years, and finally seeing each other for a long time during a summer vacation, Avery and Em have to first learn how to be in each other s presence for the sake of their mutual friends After two weeks of being near each other and their friends, Em and Ave learn that their chemistry is one that has not diminished even after being so many years apart from each other Even though Emmett considers her as his enemy, Avery knows the truth about what happened so many years ago, but Em is not one who has had the time to listen to her side of the story Avery Davis had dismantled me and left me as a shell Even knowing the pain she d caused, every night I closed my eyes, it was her I dreamed about Once they are finally together, Emmett and Avery have to also learn how to trust each other once again Because though that physical attraction is there, their emotions run through every corner of insecurities when it comes down to trusting one another and opening up once again to learn and want to know each other s secrets Once the walls are down and broken, the passion that Em and Ave have is one that I haven t read in such a long time, making this novel one of my favorites from this year and one that will have every single one of you wanting of the Rittenhouse Kings Overall, Maya Hughes has once again stolen my heart with her writing Once you enter the world of the Kings, there is no turning back because you will instantly be drawn for of their stories For sure, in this story amongst the previous ones, we get to see characters in which we fall in love with Maya has made it certain that she will continue this series and my hands are already itching for Ford s and Olivia s story filled with the forbidden in a relationship Something that I have always been drawn to I know I am not the only one so I just have one thing to say, Maya HURRY UP ARC kindly provided by Maya in exchange for an honest review Follow Me On Blog Instagram Facebook Twitter flag 131 likesLike see review View all 22 comments Dec 22, 2018 Carol Addict rated it it was amazing Shelves contemporary romance Ruthless King is book three in the Kings of Rittenhouse series by Maya Hughes You can definitely read these as stand alones but I do recommend that you read the little prequel novella, Kings of Rittenhouse, first It introduces this group of friends and sets the stage perfectly for the book It s been four years since the night back in high school that Avery Davis ripped out Emmett Cunning s heart For four years he has lived his life, achieved his dream of being a professional hockey player for Ruthless King is book three in the Kings of Rittenhouse series by Maya Hughes You can definitely read these as stand alones but I do recommend that you read the little prequel novella, Kings of Rittenhouse, first It introduces this group of friends and sets the stage perfectly for the book It s been four years since the night back in high school that Avery Davis ripped out Emmett Cunning s heart For four years he has lived his life, achieved his dream of being a professional hockey player for the NHL For all four of those years, he attempted to convince himself he had gotten over Avery, even though he could never stay in a relationship for over three months The anger still burns inside of him over what happened He and his friends rarely get to spend time together any so Emmett convinces everyone to spend the summer together on the shore It will be the perfect summer, spending time with the friends who were like family to him.Emmett s entire childhood, his parents barely registered his presence It was like he didn t exist No sooner did he make his plans with his friends, out of the blue, his parents started showing interest in him, acting like they wanted to finally be a family He can t help but to get his hopes up, that after twenty three years, they might actually want to get to know him After four years of being of her mom than her big sister, Avery s little sister is graduating from high school and going off to college She s finally going to be able to figure out what she wants to do with her own life She is still working at the same bakery she has worked at since she was fifteen years old, Bread and Butter Avery still lives with the ache inside of her every day of what happened four years ago Emmett had been the center of her world until everything blew up Avery s closest friend convinces her to come to the shore for a vacation She s never really had a vacation before They assure her that Emmett decided not to come after all That he was spending time with his parents So she decides to go for it Only on her first night there, who should walk in but Emmett himself.For the first week Emmett and Avery don t do much than glare at one another But, two people that loved each other as much as they did can t escape the return of those feelings for long Anger gives way to affection Avery has so many secrets, though, so many things she doesn t want to tell Emmett that could hurt him She is so hesitant to hope that there is really a chance for them again but Emmett s persistence wins her over You know what they say about secrets, though They always seem to come out eventually Everything was so familiar and so new all at once The past and present were colliding into a new vision, and it scared the crap out of me This book had my heart in turmoil from the beginning to the end Emmett was so in love with Avery But even with all the love they shared, they had manipulative parents against them as well as Avery s dysfunctional father She couldn t bear for Emmett to know the truth of what her life was like, so different than the life he had But those secrets worked against them in the end The depth of Emmett s feelings for Avery was a beautiful thing He would do anything for her But that s not what she needed She had sacrificed so much to get where she was She needed a partner, not a savior This was a harder lesson for Emmett to learn This is told in dual point of views and mostly takes place over a two week period of time We also get a perfect epilogue which also gives us a hint of what might be in store for us in the next book, Fearless King, which is Ford s story In this one, though, once you start the book, prepare to settle in because you re not going to want to put it down And, prepare for all the feels I feel like I lived the whole thing right along with these two, every single emotion, and I loved every minute of it I fell in love with this group of friends who were like family And I definitely fell in love with Avery and Emmett I hope you do too For about this book and so many , come and visit me at Carol s Crazy Bookish Worldtps facebook groups 44036 flag 94 likesLike see review View all 22 comments Dec 31, 2018 Lana Dirty Girl Romance rated it really liked it Shelves contemporary romance, second chance 4 STARS I never stopped loving you Even when I hated you with all of my being, even when I hated myself for it and wished I could carve my heart out of my chest, I still loved you The second I read the blurb to this book, I knew this would be my first Maya Hughes read I m a sucker for a good second chance romance, and this one checked all of my boxes Avery Davis had dismantled me and left me as a shell Even knowing the pain she d caused, every night I closed my eyes, it was her I dreame 4 STARS I never stopped loving you Even when I hated you with all of my being, even when I hated myself for it and wished I could carve my heart out of my chest, I still loved you The second I read the blurb to this book, I knew this would be my first Maya Hughes read I m a sucker for a good second chance romance, and this one checked all of my boxes Avery Davis had dismantled me and left me as a shell Even knowing the pain she d caused, every night I closed my eyes, it was her I dreamed about. I dove into this book without having read the previous two in this series, and while I had absolutely no problem enjoying it as a standalone, I ll definitely be reading the other books if only because I m intrigued by the characters and loved the author s writing style.As for this book It was a mildly angsty read with plenty of feels that I fell in love with from the very first pages Emmett and Avery were high school sweethearts They were everything to each other, and even though they were young, their love was one that should have been a forever kind The reader doesn t know what happened to rip them apart, but you know it was enough to plant a seed of resentment into Emmett that even years later he can t get over When fate and circumstance throws them together once , they are forced to acknowledge everything that happened between them, though it s certainly not a smooth road I m not typically a fan of the continuous misunderstanding plot device in my books, but it actually worked here I understood why Avery was hesitant to shed light on everything that happened in high school And while I wanted to smack Emmett for his reaction to the bumps on their path to a HEA, I also couldn t help understanding him either These characters are both flawed in their own way, but in a very endearing way Avery is extremely loyal to her family and I loved her fierce protectiveness and care for her sister I understood why she did what she did Emmett, while being a successful pro hockey player and having his pick of any woman he wants, is like a lost boy when it comes to Avery She was the only woman he ever loved and he never got over her breaking his heart I loved this vulnerable side to him.I really enjoyed the secondary characters and the pacing of this book I wished there was a little angst beyond the constant misunderstanding between Emmett and Avery, but I enjoyed it nonetheless Maya Hughes is a new to me author that is now going straight to my auto buy list and I can t wait to see what she comes up with next ARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on flag 49 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Dec 17, 2018 Wendy rated it really liked it Shelves drama llama, emotional, high school sweethearts, medium steam, now thats hot, review to write, rich as fuck boyfriend, romance mf, second chance love, series I have read and enjoyed the first book in this series Shameless King For some reason, I forgot skipped the second book Reckless King I will fix this mistake soon This is the third book Avery and Emmet s story, and it can be read as a stand alone.Now even though I skipped the second book, I still remembered Avery and Emmett from the first book, and I really wanted to read their story I do things ass backward all the time so I will just read Heath s story later The first book I have read and enjoyed the first book in this series Shameless King For some reason, I forgot skipped the second book Reckless King I will fix this mistake soon This is the third book Avery and Emmet s story, and it can be read as a stand alone.Now even though I skipped the second book, I still remembered Avery and Emmett from the first book, and I really wanted to read their story I do things ass backward all the time so I will just read Heath s story later The first book was an enemies to lovers story and the second book a forbidden love story This time we get a second chance love storywhich happens to be one of my favorite tropes Avery and Emmett were very much in love in high school, that is until secrets and accusations rip the two of them apart.I fell in love with Emmett the moment I met him in the first book and this love only grew throughout the book Now I am known to be a bit harder on the heroines, but Avery could hold her own, so I was very impressed with her What I wasn t so happy with, was the way everyone was treating Emmett I can understand Avery having reservations about him, but the whole vacation thing and how they all ganged up on Emmett really had me seeing red I felt like everyone was picking Avery s side when she wasn t even supposed to be there while Emmett stood all aloneIt broke my heart a bit The good thing about this screwed up vacation , is that things finally got out in the open, and Emmett and Avery can have their second chance Now they will just have to start trusting each other againWhich is easier said than done I really enjoyed this story and so far it is my favorite in the series I could have done with some hockey though, I could always do with some hockey Now I will just have to go back and read Heath s story

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    flag 29 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Jan 06, 2019 Beatrice Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves new adult, arc ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Ruthless King is about former high school lovers Emmett Cunning and Avery Davis Emmett is wealthy and privilege but his parents are never preset Avery cannot rely to her father as he succumb into addiction She had no choice but to step in as the breadwinner of the family In spite of their socioeconomic differences, it didn t matter for these two They re both young and in love but one incident ripped their relationship apart ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Ruthless King is about former high school lovers Emmett Cunning and Avery Davis Emmett is wealthy and privilege but his parents are never preset Avery cannot rely to her father as he succumb into addiction She had no choice but to step in as the breadwinner of the family In spite of their socioeconomic differences, it didn t matter for these two They re both young and in love but one incident ripped their relationship apart.For years later, Emmett and Avery reunited for the summer with their friends There s an unresolved tension between them and it s obvious both haven t move on from their breakup So much has changed over the years Emmett is now a professional Hockey player and Avery still works in a pastry shop and plans to go to college after two weeks One thing remains the same their love for each other.This book has two of my favorite tropes enemies to lovers and second chance romance novel It s also my first Maya Hughes novel and I like her writing style It s pretty engaging and I was hooked with the story I like the characters Emmett is such a gentleman He s charming, thoughtful and sometimes overly generous Avery is hardworking, independent, responsible, selfless and loyal I love how protective she is for her love ones even if she has to sacrifice her plans The chemistry between these lovebirds is great It s palpable and intense However, my main issue was the conflict Avery should ve spilled the whole truth from the beginning instead of revealing it by pieces It unnecessary prolonged the novel due just to add drama The miscommunication got on my nerves and I wish it focuses rebuilding their trust with each other Though it s the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone I am definitely reading the previous books and I can t wait for Ford s book Final rating 3.5 5 stars flag 24 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Dec 29, 2018 Sonya Chatterbooks book blog rated it really liked it Shelves arcs 2019, highly anticipated I ve been wanting to get my hands on Emmett and Avery s story from the minute I read Shameless King and this was than what I could ve hoped for I have a weakness for second chance romances and when we were given a little bit of the background in book 1, I knew that this story was going to be filled with drama, heartache, and redemption and I was so on bored for this journey Good looks, women, endless wealth, you name it and Emmett Cunning has it Life is not too bad for this twenty thre I ve been wanting to get my hands on Emmett and Avery s story from the minute I read Shameless King and this was than what I could ve hoped for I have a weakness for second chance romances and when we were given a little bit of the background in book 1, I knew that this story was going to be filled with drama, heartache, and redemption and I was so on bored for this journey Good looks, women, endless wealth, you name it and Emmett Cunning has it Life is not too bad for this twenty three year old who has the world at his feet, or so it seems Four years ago his world was ripped apart by the one person he trusted and loved whole heartedly only to get torn apart in the process Not only did he lost the woman he loved from an unforgivable act, but his heart was never the same again But what happens when the one woman who s inflicted so much pain, suddenly comes back full force I never stopped loving you Even when I hated you with all of my being, even when I hated myself for it and wished I could carve my heart out of my chest, I still loved you. Avery Davis has spent the last four years doing everything for her little sister and making sure she goes off to College From paying all of the bills, working twice as hard, and providing the best emotional support, she has done it all Now that her sister is safely away at school, Avery can now focus on her own career and personal life with her friends When a trip is suggested to help her relax and have fun with her old friends, she takes it Unbeknownst to her, that trip is going to change her entire life and reunite her with an old flame who wants nothing to do with her This was a nice second chance romance and I loved that this Author showed not only a strong heroine who had no problem standing up for herself, but she made the Hero likable and showed his vulnerability when it was necessary Emmet was extremely successful in his Hockey career but that was not the most important thing to him He cherished his friendships, wanted a close knit family relationship, and the one girl who he s loved for a long time to be back in his arms He was one of a kind and his strength and generosity knew no bounds and I really liked that about him If you re like me and you love second chance and sports romance, then this book needs to be on your list Teaser used is from the author s site flag 18 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Oct 13, 2018 Maya Hughes added it Review from the author Shelves my books RUTHLESS KING IS LIVE Grab your copy now at the special release price US UK AU CA image error flag 17 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 20, 2018 Betul rated it liked it Shelves arc, second chance romance, new adult, 2018, reviewed 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 mis 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 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 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 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 from them as a couple I loved the side characters, and I am especially intrigued by Olivia and Ford flag 16 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 10, 2019 Jennifer rated it it was amazing This installment is about Emmett and Avery They were high school sweethearts, crazy in love, and Emmett wanted nothing than to spend his life with Avery Until everything suddenly changed, and the young man became broken and unable to move on Fast forward seven years and they are suddenly thrown together again He tries so hard to stay angry, but thankfully, he starts losing that momentum.First, I have loved this series so much However, this one is by far my favorite of the series Why y This installment is about Emmett and Avery They were high school sweethearts, crazy in love, and Emmett wanted nothing than to spend his life with Avery Until everything suddenly changed, and the young man became broken and unable to move on Fast forward seven years and they are suddenly thrown together again He tries so hard to stay angry, but thankfully, he starts losing that momentum.First, I have loved this series so much However, this one is by far my favorite of the series Why you ask Because I completely fell in love with Emmett This beautiful man has a heart of gold, has only ever wanted a connection with family and loved ones, but also attempts to put up this tough exterior In a word, he was just, swoon worthy Don t get me wrong, he screwed up several times throughout the story because he reacted passionately and didn t think things through After living such a financially privileged life, he struggled to understand that he didn t need to use money to gain friendship and or love He couldn t get past his past with Avery, and he couldn t understand why his parents never wanted a relationship with him and then suddenly wouldn t leave him alone The guy was going through some issues Then there was Avery who is the epitome of a survivor A strong and selfless character that devoted her life to caring for her sister because her Dad was too wrapped up in his own issues I wasn t sure how I felt about her initially, but once I knew the whole story I completely loved and respected her character.Ruthless King s plot is way too in depth for me to go into without giving away spoilers However, I can say that this book has so many good themes, messages, and just happy feels It doesn t feel that way for a lot of the time reading because Hughes does an excellent job at keeping the reader guessing, but this was just a fantastic book She touches on family, especially the not so pretty sides of family, she addresses trust and communication, second chances, romance, love, and hope.But for me, I m left with the overall feeling that sometimes people are just meant to be, despite everything else on the planet, they are it for each other Outside forces and betrayals can be handled, if you believe in each other and what you know to be true in your heart.Amazing novel I can t recommend this one enough Thanks to GMB and the author for providing this ARC in exchange for my honest review flag 15 likesLike see review Sep 30, 2018 Sarah Musings of the Modern Belle rated it really liked it AVAILABLE NOW 4.5 CROWNS Maya Hughes has captured my heart She has created an angst filled, emotional second chance romance that killed me in the best wayOhhhh, boy Let me tell you about Emmett You may have seen glimpses of him if you have read the Kings of Rittenhouse series by Maya Hughes, but you don t even know what you are in for with Ruthless King This is Maya s best book to date I was enthralled with this second chance romance.Emmett is so much complex than I ever thought His AVAILABLE NOW 4.5 CROWNS Maya Hughes has captured my heart She has created an angst filled, emotional second chance romance that killed me in the best wayOhhhh, boy Let me tell you about Emmett You may have seen glimpses of him if you have read the Kings of Rittenhouse series by Maya Hughes, but you don t even know what you are in for with Ruthless King This is Maya s best book to date I was enthralled with this second chance romance.Emmett is so much complex than I ever thought His insecurities, the desire to be loved, his motivation for paying for everything just tore at my soul The way Maya describes his pain tore my heart to shreds I wanted to weep for Em and Avery and all they have lost Because he has been hurt, he is an a hole of epic proportions He is outright mean and hurtful with Avery, but once these two begin to hash it out, readers get to see his heart Like the Kings before him, the bedroom skills are on point, the way he makes amends is the epitome of romance, and the end of this journey I was a mess in the best way, messaging Maya with my ranting over my love of Emmett and his whole journey You need this book Beta read flag 15 likesLike see review Jan 01, 2019 Rejane marked it as not interested It s so nice to read a honest review for ARC Most of the time they are just generic essay talking about the author s competence with words and how feelings are brought to the pages followed by 4 or 5 stars rate Misunderstanding and miscommunication are big pet peeves for me in my books I don t care what age the characters are, just don t like it used as reason for separation I agree with the reviewer whos says it s one of the laziest conflict to break up a couple It s so nice to read a honest review for ARC Most of the time they are just generic essay talking about the author s competence with words and how feelings are brought to the pages followed by 4 or 5 stars rate Misunderstanding and miscommunication are big pet peeves for me in my books I don t care what age the characters are, just don t like it used as reason for separation I agree with the reviewer whos says it s one of the laziest conflict to break up a couple flag 13 likesLike see review View all 28 comments Jan 10, 2019 Brianna at Renee Entresss Blog rated it it was amazing 4.5 Stars Maya Hughes is back with the third standalone installment in the Kings of Rittenhouse series and what a story this was y all And while I ve not read this others in this series though I plan to rectify that soon , I had no issues falling right into the lives of every character I met in this book and the storyline laid out.Ruthless King was a sexy, angsty, intense second chance new adult romance that had my heart beating a little faster and me glued to the pages, not stopping until the 4.5 Stars Maya Hughes is back with the third standalone installment in the Kings of Rittenhouse series and what a story this was y all And while I ve not read this others in this series though I plan to rectify that soon , I had no issues falling right into the lives of every character I met in this book and the storyline laid out.Ruthless King was a sexy, angsty, intense second chance new adult romance that had my heart beating a little faster and me glued to the pages, not stopping until the very end Emmett and Avery were quite the pair, even if they had quite the complicated, uneven road ahead of them riddled with lies and secrets from the past But what s meant to be is always meant to be, finding a way, and well these two are about to get a crash course in real life consequences and a second chance at love.Great book Interesting people An unforgettable journey One vacation that is going to change everything for Avery and Emmett.I look forward to in this series and this author.I highly recommend this book Reviewed for Renee Entress s Blog flag 11 likesLike see review Dec 13, 2018 Rochelle Rochelle Reads rated it liked it Shelves arc I have been dying to read Avery and Emmett s second chance romance since starting Kings of Rittenhouse Once having experienced an enviable, near perfect romance, only to have that dream shatter, ending tragically, Avery and Emmett s relationship started to be filled with undeniable animosity And many questions started swirling in my head, piquing my interest, about this couple s reasons for separating Ruthless King was overall enjoyable than Shameless King and Reckless King However, I se I have been dying to read Avery and Emmett s second chance romance since starting Kings of Rittenhouse Once having experienced an enviable, near perfect romance, only to have that dream shatter, ending tragically, Avery and Emmett s relationship started to be filled with undeniable animosity And many questions started swirling in my head, piquing my interest, about this couple s reasons for separating Ruthless King was overall enjoyable than Shameless King and Reckless King However, I seem to have an issue with each installment In Shameless King, Declan s virtually non existent relationship with his dad was pointless in Reckless King, the forbidden relationship came too late and wasn t worth being a point of contention Avery Davis had dismantled me and left me as a shell Even knowing the pain she d caused, every night I closed my eyes, it was her I dreamed about. Complete, utter disappointment consumed me when we finally received details about the separation I understand that sometimes a situation appears worse than it is, but unless you really saw something, or find definitive proof, having a smidge of maturity really saves a person from experiencing unnecessary heartache Miscommunication is my least favourite reason to separate a couple for prolonged periods of time.Avery could have been honest, saving herself being subjected to bullying by an ex boyfriend, but instead remained quiet about everything that happened She didn t trust herself, nor her relationship I experienced inconsistencies with her less than fabulous personality one minute, she s angry at Emmett for not believing her the next, she admits she didn t want to cause issues by upsetting Emmett You can t be annoyed at someone over a situation you ve been secretive and dishonest about I never stopped loving you Even when I hated you with all of my being, even when I hated myself for it and wished I could carve my heart out of my chest, I still loved you I started enjoying this towards the end, because the narrative moved forward and the characters developed some However, relationship development felt stagnant I have some very good feelings regarding Ford and Olivia that ending in Fearless King If you love second chance sports romance, I recommend reading this series Follow me on Blog Instagram flag 11 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Jo Reads Romance rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves contemporary Wow The feels 5 starsThis book Wow This book hit me right in the feels I was hooked from the very first page and even when I wasn t reading which I did at any and every opportunity I was thinking about it Thinking about Emmett and Avery and worrying over them Would they ever get their happily ever after Ruthless King is a young adult romance The characters are all in their early 20s This isn t usually my kind of book as I feel like I wouldn t connect with characters in such a diffe Wow The feels 5 starsThis book Wow This book hit me right in the feels I was hooked from the very first page and even when I wasn t reading which I did at any and every opportunity I was thinking about it Thinking about Emmett and Avery and worrying over them Would they ever get their happily ever after Ruthless King is a young adult romance The characters are all in their early 20s This isn t usually my kind of book as I feel like I wouldn t connect with characters in such a different stage of life to my own I m so, so glad I didn t let that mentality stop me from reading this book because it was such an enjoyable book with characters that I not only rooted for, but keenly felt for and believed in.This is the first Kings of Rittenhouse novel that I ve read it s number 3 in the series so far other than the free prequel story, The Kings of Rittenhouse Each is a standalone but there s heavy character crossover The books centre around 5 guys who were all part of the ice hockey team at Rittenhouse Prep a very posh private school in Philadelphia They remain friends after school many going on to play hockey professionally and are all, including the girlfriends, very much a part of this book At first it was a little confusing trying to figure out who s who and what their relationships were to each other but I got there quite quickly And the book is richer for this supporting cast I loved seeing the relationships between these guys and girls and how they interacted Definite friendship goals right there.But onto Emmett and Avery Wow the emotional rollercoaster that these two put me on was intense I ve always love a second chance romance as well as an enemies to lovers romance and this deftly intertwines the two with the tale of Emmett and Avery high school sweethearts whose young love turned to hate due to meddling and misunderstandings.Avery is a well rounded character A girl who had to grow up fast and take control over her life and the life of her family Coming from a poor as dirt background, you feel her conflicting emotions as she first falls for her prince charming, then loses him, then finds him again The things that Avery has to deal with made me admire her immensely.But it was Emmett that I completely and utterly fell in love with He did everything fiercely and with his full heart and soul He wanted so badly to hate Avery but he just couldn t deny his ultimate feelings Seeing him fall apart and be so vulnerable with his emotions had me welling up right along with him If anyone deserved his happily ever after, it was him.Together I loved the pair They rubbed sparks off each other both physically and emotionally There were quite a few sex scenes they hadn t been together for 4 years and had some catching up to do but it was the domestic scenes that really showed me they were made for each other.I think the best compliment I can give about Ms Hughes writing is that I didn t even notice it I was too busy devouring the story meaning that it flowed so well, so instantly, that it swept me away Can you ask for anything better than a story that you can get really lost in If I have one teensy weensy sort of complaint it s that I just wish the revelation and subsequent fallout about the parents was drawn out a bit I felt Emmett s revelation came quite quickly afterwards But perhaps he d just matured and now knew what he really wanted.This book really sucked me in and I couldn t stop thinking about the story and the characters even after the story was done I ve just gone back and ordered the first in the series Shameless King and after that one s done I will start on Reckless King I m also waiting patiently for Ford and Olivia s story which hopefully will be coming next Even if a YA new adult romance isn t usually your thing, I urge you to give this a try It s got everything you need if you love romance second chances, betrayal, forgiveness and true love A well deserved 5 stars from me flag 10 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Tee loves Kyle Jacobson rated it it was amazing Shelves december 2018, give me books promotions, kindle books, second chance romance OMG this book is named righteously because Emmett is RUTHLESS in his pursuit of the woman he loves with all his heart Avery I am not going to say to much because I don t want to spoil it for anyone because this is one book I am going to recommend this book to EVERYONE Emmett has it all family, friends, and hockey but the one thing he wants than life he does not have and that is Avery Emmett and Avery are high school sweet hearts and have everything planned out until one day Avery walks aw OMG this book is named righteously because Emmett is RUTHLESS in his pursuit of the woman he loves with all his heart Avery I am not going to say to much because I don t want to spoil it for anyone because this is one book I am going to recommend this book to EVERYONE Emmett has it all family, friends, and hockey but the one thing he wants than life he does not have and that is Avery Emmett and Avery are high school sweet hearts and have everything planned out until one day Avery walks away from Emmett She leaves and doesn t come back until four years later Emmett sees Avery and everything he has held in comes rushing out and he pursues Avery like a wolf hunting his prey Emmett is determined to get Avery back and find out what happened four years ago The time Avery spends with Emmett the she can t keep her secrets in So she tells Emmett the truth and Emmett is determined to rekindle what they once had.Is Emmett to late or will his Ruthlessness pay off flag 9 likesLike see review Dec 21, 2018 book bruin rated it it was amazing I have been dying for this story from the moment I was introduced to Emmett and Avery in the prequel novella, Kings of Rittenhouse Second chance romances are one of my very favorite tropes and Maya Hughes really delivered Though this is book 3 in the series, it can be read as a stand alone It will be most appreciated, however, if read in order if the prequel is read first.This book hurt my heart in the best way The angst and anguish were high in Ruthless King and there were times I didn t th I have been dying for this story from the moment I was introduced to Emmett and Avery in the prequel novella, Kings of Rittenhouse Second chance romances are one of my very favorite tropes and Maya Hughes really delivered Though this is book 3 in the series, it can be read as a stand alone It will be most appreciated, however, if read in order if the prequel is read first.This book hurt my heart in the best way The angst and anguish were high in Ruthless King and there were times I didn t think my heart could take it Emmett and Avery s love burned brightly in high school for 3 years and just when their future should have been opening up before them, things came to a screeching and gut wrenching end Secrets and circumstances outside of their control drove a wedge right between them 4 years have passed, and though they still share mutual friends, the pain and anger is so strong that they cannot tolerate being around each other An epic summer reunion at the shore, however, throws these two back in each other s orbits and past and present come crashing together You could cut the tension with a knife between these two and so many hurtful words were voiced, especially by Emmett It becomes clear though that not everything was as it seemed and when the truth explodes between them, readers should hang on tight to their hearts.I loved Emmett and Avery Yes, they acted rashly and immaturely at times and made mistake after mistake when they skirted the truth instead of being open and honest, but they both truly only wanted the best for the other They were so dependent on each other, however, that I felt they needed to be apart so that they could truly grow Emmett is without a doubt my favorite King I swooned so hard at how fiercely and deeply Emmett loved Chapter 14 shattered my heart and pieced it back together at the same time My chest squeezed so tight reading that chapter Emmett s toxic relationship with his parents broke my heart and explained a lot of his insecurities and reactions I admired Avery s tenacity and the lengths she would go to for her family and those that she loved Even though I anticipated the drama at the end, I was still upset and annoyed by Avery s inability to come clean until forced This was a time when I found both sides in the wrong, however, and that made the situation easier to understand and forgive The story comes full circle in the epilogue and left my heart so full It also set up Ford s story wonderfully and I cannot wait to see how that unfolds and how Colm reacts Really loved this one and I will ALWAYS be ready and wanting of Emmett and Avery I voluntarily read an advance reader copy of this book flag 9 likesLike see review Jan 01, 2019 Lacey Booklovers For Life rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves new adult, contemporary, romance, second chance romance, sports related, dual multi pov, arc, review copy, tbr 2019 3 3.5 stars This was my first Maya Hughes book and I think I ve discovered a new NA author to read I m always on the lookout for them While I had some problems with the second chance romance and why it didn t work out for the main characters the first time around, I really enjoyed getting to know this cast of characters and will definitively be going back to read the first two books in the series.Full review to come Thanks to the author for generously providing me an ARC to review. flag 8 likesLike see review Jan 11, 2019 JewelsyGoolsy rated it really liked it review of another edition 4.25 stars.Skipped book 2 cos I really needed to know how this couple got their crap together I only wished that the HFNs in this series weren t so rushed and heavy on the next book s prep Ah well, guess I m gonna need to read the next book to try catch a glimpse of this couple s HFN continuation Told in dual POV and book 3 in a series flag 8 likesLike see review Jan 14, 2019 Na rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves arcs, personal challenge 2019 3.5 stars You re the constant in my life, in my heart, my everything Even though Ruthless King is the third book in this series, it was my first It s also my first by Maya Hughes and I must say, I m quite surprised and impressed Don t let my 3 star rating blind you This book is a great entertaining read It s filled with drama and heartache A very likable, damn hot and vulnerable hero and a strong, admirable heroine give this second chance sports romance the right drive It had only taken a 3.5 stars You re the constant in my life, in my heart, my everything Even though Ruthless King is the third book in this series, it was my first It s also my first by Maya Hughes and I must say, I m quite surprised and impressed Don t let my 3 star rating blind you This book is a great entertaining read It s filled with drama and heartache A very likable, damn hot and vulnerable hero and a strong, admirable heroine give this second chance sports romance the right drive It had only taken almost losing him again to see that I d rather he saw all the imperfections than be without him Although the writing was good and nicely paced, I wished for character development and seeing of the couple Emmet and Avery Further I had some trouble with the reasons for separation, from both sides But that really is a matter of opinion.Nevertheless this book got me intrigued to give the other books in this series a chance and I hopefully find the time soon to continue reading this series.Ruthless King is an emotional enemies to lovers second chance sports romance, I really enjoyed reading flag 7 likesLike see review Dec 31, 2018 Sophie 2 Greek Girls Reading rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves athletes 4 Ruthless Stars I never stopped loving you Even when I hated you with all of my being, even when I hated myself for it and wished I could carve my heart out of my chest, I still loved you Emmett and Avery used to be high school sweethearts and the lovey dovey kind of until something happened and drove them apart with some bitter feelings hanging between them years later Somehow they are forced to spend some time together and that won t be easy for anyone Will they kill each other or cl 4 Ruthless Stars I never stopped loving you Even when I hated you with all of my being, even when I hated myself for it and wished I could carve my heart out of my chest, I still loved you Emmett and Avery used to be high school sweethearts and the lovey dovey kind of until something happened and drove them apart with some bitter feelings hanging between them years later Somehow they are forced to spend some time together and that won t be easy for anyone Will they kill each other or clear the air between them The moment I read the synopsis I knew I had to read this book Didn t matter if that author was new to me or that I hadn t read the previous books in the series I read the prequel as a preparation for this one and Emmett and Avery were the cutest couple and reading the scene of their break up left me shell shocked I was in denial and I couldn t wait to read this book to know exactly what happened and how their story would continue in the future The past and present were colliding into a new vision, and it scared the crap out of me The angst was real on this one and the constant misunderstandings However I understood the hesitance and the wariness from the hero and the heroine and why things happened in the way that they happened What I really enjoyed in this book was the friendships between the guys, between the girls, all together, I just couldn t stand them because they were funny and so adorable I don t know, romance is fantastic and I loved their romance as well, but the friendship element is also important to me Now I need to go back and read the previous books because I m invested in these guys and their stories One thing is certain I m so ready for the next couple in the series D ARC was kindly provided in exchange for an honest review flag 9 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 15, 2018 Pavlina Read sleep less blog rated it liked it Shelves arc Yay first book from this author flag 7 likesLike see review Nov 17, 2018 Sarah rated it it was amazing Shelves 2018 arc reads, proofread I have been waiting for Emmett Avery s story ever since the start of The Kings of Rittenhouse, and I absolutely loved it These young hockey players have worked their way into my heart one by one, and Emmett is my favorite He is so broken, yet so strong on the outside He has never hidden his dysfunctional family from his friends, but he keeps his pain from longing and rejection hidden to most Emmett has always come across as the leader to me He pays for everything takes care of eve I have been waiting for Emmett Avery s story ever since the start of The Kings of Rittenhouse, and I absolutely loved it These young hockey players have worked their way into my heart one by one, and Emmett is my favorite He is so broken, yet so strong on the outside He has never hidden his dysfunctional family from his friends, but he keeps his pain from longing and rejection hidden to most Emmett has always come across as the leader to me He pays for everything takes care of everyone fixes things is the center of attention at parties and on the ice But when he s alone, he really is just a sad and broken boy Thank goodness for Avery This girl was frustrating at times because her guard was so far up with Emmett But when she lets it down, she shines so brightly on him that you just have to love her for loving him so hard Both Emmett Avery were dealt an unfair hand when it came to their families Their parents were unreliable and they had to look out for each other and themselves The bond that they created in HS was so strong, and their chemistry and connection may have been cracked, but was never broken The push and pull between them is off the charts you ll want to scream at them push them together and spew ALLL their words out to the other one Gah the angst and passion between these two is amazing, and the closer they became, the harder I fell for them This book will keep you glued to the pages It is steamy and sweet The Kings family is full of banter, love, fun, and never ending adventures Their loyalty to each other is so contagious that it will make you want to jump right in the pages and be one of them Well done once again M Hughes, and I can NOT wait for the next book in this series flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 09, 2019 Nadine Bookaholic rated it really liked it Recommended to Nadine Bookaholic by Jody Shelves year in review 2019, meet greet challenge round 31, giveaway entered, 2019 books i read for a challenge, genre romance contemporary, genre romance erotic erotica, trope second chance at love, favorites, not available for loaning, sister raising siblings You can see this and other Reviews I have written along with various cover reveals, excerpts, and giveaways here Nadine s Obsessed with BooksRuthless King is the third, actually fourth book if you count the prequel, in the Kings of Rittenhouse series it can be read as a standalone but I would highly suggest if you plan on doing that you at least read the free prequel because it will set this story up for you.Emmett and Avery were high school sweethearts until their epic breakup that still haunt You can see this and other Reviews I have written along with various cover reveals, excerpts, and giveaways here Nadine s Obsessed with BooksRuthless King is the third, actually fourth book if you count the prequel, in the Kings of Rittenhouse series it can be read as a standalone but I would highly suggest if you plan on doing that you at least read the free prequel because it will set this story up for you.Emmett and Avery were high school sweethearts until their epic breakup that still haunts them four years later This breakup left such hurt and hatred that neither of them ever moved on, yet they couldn t stand to be near one another Now they were forced to be together for two weeks and not kill one another Well, you know the saying What doesn t kill us makes us fall in love again oh that s not how it goes well, that s exactly what happens here YAY I love a good second chance romance and I have been waiting for theirs since they broke up so that s saying something right there.This book wasn t all hearts and rainbows so don t think it was, there was a lot of tears shed for what Avery had gone through and was still going through That girl is one tough cookieno pun intended for the baker I admire the way she dealt with things even though she was young and shouldn t have to deal with them I do wish she had let Emmett in a little bit than she had when they were in high school but I totally understand her reasoning behind it.I would recommend reading this series in order because of the way the books overlap and the players are always together So now that I got one of the books I have been waiting for the next one is Ford s story which is out next and I cannot wait because oh my, he and Liv and going to finally get together, and Colm is going to shit a brick I m just going to throw this out there in case Maya reads this and say that I really, really hope that Imogen gets a book of her own somewhere down the line, if you read this series you ll know who I m talking about and if you haven t well I ve left it vague enough that I am not ruining anything for you.I highly recommend this book, and this series to lovers of contemporary romance and new adult romance These books are spicy and may melt your kindle so please be warned I would also recommend this book to those that enjoy the second chance at first love, second chance romance, and enemies to lover tropes Happy Reading flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 23, 2018 Elsa Gomes BookishAurora rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves enemiestolovers, second chance, sports romance, angst, arcs, read in 2018, really good Rate 4,5 5 starsRuthless King has been a long time coming and anxiously awaited by yours truly Right from the point I read the prequel, I knew I needed this book and answers I desperately wanted answers and now I have them and so much Emmett and Avery s story was one filled with angst, hate and so much want These two will make you burn with the tension and chemistry that exists between them All the fights and jeaously will bothe make you want to hit them and pray that they just Rate 4,5 5 starsRuthless King has been a long time coming and anxiously awaited by yours truly Right from the point I read the prequel, I knew I needed this book and answers I desperately wanted answers and now I have them and so much Emmett and Avery s story was one filled with angst, hate and so much want These two will make you burn with the tension and chemistry that exists between them All the fights and jeaously will bothe make you want to hit them and pray that they just jump into each others arms and kiss all the pent up tension and misery away Be prepared to laugh too, there isn t a Kings of Rittenhouse book out there that will not not make you laugh I con fused myself with this double negative, oopsy xD If you ve been waiting for this book like me then you must read it asap and get all your answers and watch these two work everything out in a messy but super fun and angsty journey Everything you ve been waiting for, you ll get These two my goodness their journey was so fucked up but they never ever stopped loving one another and watching them get the real truth and a freaking well deserved closure over the whole awful situation was everything And of course a King of Rittenhouse book is never only about just the main couple I m always so glad to see all my boys together, getting bits from past couples and watching how the others are doing and getting hints about their stories Let s not forget how every book ends with a touch of what s to come in the next book which always leaves me dying for it.Next up is_______________________________________________________________________FORD Good lord I ve been waiting for this one too I m super excited and I have a feeling he might just beat Declan in my eyes Honestly, I have felt this since the beginning, I just know this next book will be one of my favorites and it s not hard to figure out why, it s one of my favorite tropes and Ford is so quite, I cannot, simply cannot wait to get inside his head I ll be waiting for you, baby ARC kindly provided by author, in exchange for an honest review Order at UK US Follow me on Blog Instagram Facebook Twitter flag 5 likesLike see review Jan 22, 2019 Anne OK rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019 reads Hockey sports related romance Second chance at love trope Third book in the Rittenhouse Kings series.Avery and Emmett once had it all for first loves in high school He s the rich guy, sports hero that is the envy of all she s the poor girl on scholarship to the private high school whose dad is the school maintenance man One night and a mistaken encounter and things go down the drain Four years later, they are reunited not by choice And there are secrets to be unveiled Things migh Hockey sports related romance Second chance at love trope Third book in the Rittenhouse Kings series.Avery and Emmett once had it all for first loves in high school He s the rich guy, sports hero that is the envy of all she s the poor girl on scholarship to the private high school whose dad is the school maintenance man One night and a mistaken encounter and things go down the drain Four years later, they are reunited not by choice And there are secrets to be unveiled Things might get a little rockier before things smooth out.Entertaining beach house vacation setting Nothing really new but fun to read flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 31, 2018 Amy rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019, 4 stars, review books She d stood over me with my beating heart in her hand and let me walk away She d left me gasping for air, shouting at the sky, and craving her touch Avery Davis had dismantled me and left me as a shell Even knowing the pain she caused, every night I closed my eyes, it was her I dreamed about What a fabulous, fabulous read Ruthless King is my first book by author Maya Hughes and it most certainly won t be my last.Told from dual points of view, Ruthless King follows the story of Emmett and A She d stood over me with my beating heart in her hand and let me walk away She d left me gasping for air, shouting at the sky, and craving her touch Avery Davis had dismantled me and left me as a shell Even knowing the pain she caused, every night I closed my eyes, it was her I dreamed about What a fabulous, fabulous read Ruthless King is my first book by author Maya Hughes and it most certainly won t be my last.Told from dual points of view, Ruthless King follows the story of Emmett and Avery Emmett and Avery had the kind of romance any young kid dreamed of They were high school sweethearts and had the world at their feet They thought nothing would ever tear them apart and that their love would be strong enough to survive anythingBut, when it comes to Emmett and Avery s story, things aren t as cut and dry as you would think One moment will turn Avery s life completely upside down and have her heading in a direction she never saw coming That one moment will have Emmett asking questions and furious with what he thinks is happening It will be years before these two are reunited and once they are all bets are off Emmett is on a mission to forget Avery, but his need for her and the truth overpowers everything The passion between these two is stronger than ever and so are the stakes Will Avery finally open up and give Emmett the answers he so desperately seeks Will Avery and Emmett be able to move on from the mistakes of the past Will there be a happily ever after in line for these two There s only one way to find out.Ruthless King is just the book I was looking for Emmett and Avery s story hooked me from the very first page I loved the chemistry and sparks between the two of them It was like an intense fire that refused to go out no matter how much time, or pain got in the way I loved watching these two together Despite the pain and overwhelming tension between them, they still somehow gravitated towards each other You could tell that they both still loved and cared for one another, but were afraid to take the leap Avery had so much to lose by telling Emmett the truth And Emmett thought he knew what had happened, but couldn t have been wrong The push and pull and the angst left me hanging on each word, dying to see just how Emmett and Avery s story would play out.Ruthless King was a great read from beginning to end The author s writing style hooked me instantly and kept me glued to the pages I really liked that while this is technically the third book in this series, it can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone the novel I thought the characters were a lot of fun and enjoyed what each of them brought to the table I loved the passion and tension I loved the delicious angst that just pulled at my heartstrings I needed to know what happened between Emmett and Avery I enjoyed watching Emmett and Avery grow as characters and learn from their mistakes It isn t easy letting someone in and learning to trust them again especially if they already broke your heart once before My heart ached for both of them, yet I couldn t help myself from rooting for these two to find their way and to just figure things out Overall, I really enjoyed Ruthless King It hit all the marks I was looking for and kept me glued to the pages A great read to spend your day getting lost in Like I previously stated, this is my first book by this author and I can t wait to discover of her books I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 24, 2018 Kay Daniels Kay Daniels Romance rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves newadult I d been waiting for this particular book in the Kings of Rittenhouse series and I ll tell you that Maya did not disappoint when it came to Emmett and Avery s story.When trust if broken can it ever be repaired If you had a second chance with the one you loved and lost would you take it What if you never had a second chance When I say Ruthless King covers all the feels, I don t say that lightly This is a story that covers not only a look at the intense feelings of your first love, but the ang I d been waiting for this particular book in the Kings of Rittenhouse series and I ll tell you that Maya did not disappoint when it came to Emmett and Avery s story.When trust if broken can it ever be repaired If you had a second chance with the one you loved and lost would you take it What if you never had a second chance When I say Ruthless King covers all the feels, I don t say that lightly This is a story that covers not only a look at the intense feelings of your first love, but the anger and loss over losing it along with the road to how one goes about repairing the damage done to it Trust is such a fragile thing, given so freely in the beginning of a relationship, but once shattered, it almost seems impossible to repair all the cracks and fissures My heart was carved out of my chest, raw and agonizing and numb all at the same time Avery Davis had dismantled me and left me as a shell Right alongside Emmett and Avery s relationship is another that has been destroyed on a permanent basis A team member that no longer has a chance to fix his relationship and his girl that is left in heartbreak Without giving away the storyline, in case you haven t read the prior book, I love that Maya has included the follow up with Preston and Imogen in Ruthless King The hard reality that Imogen has to deal with along with the struggling emotions that Avery is facing was an excellent reference to how the heart grieves over the losses in our lives A friend, sibling, parent, girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife, child those are all going to hurt in different ways, but none of us can judge which one hurts There s than enough pain to go around Maya Hughes delves deep into the loss, you feel the torment, heartbreak, and anger especially from Emmett, for all the years he s lost in building a future with the love of his life When things turn around, you once again feel the new found passion that all lovers share, but you also get that sense of regret for all the time lost over what they missed out on in each other s lives They both have a lot of growing to do in their new relationship, they realize they can t pick up from where they left off, they are older and basically have new lives, as much as they want to pick up the old Emmett and Avery, they both have changed, and they also haven t changed They have a lot to discuss about what happened in the past, but they also want to live in their bubble of happiness, you know that bubbleunfortunately the bubble always bursts, what awaits them outside the bubble is not exactly pretty, but have they grown enough to outlast the ugly this time If you haven t read the prequel, The Kings of Rittenhouse, I would suggest it, mainly for the fact that you get a huge glimpse of Emmett and Avery before the breakup You also get a small taste of the breakup scene, but just a small one, because that is what left me wondering what the heck happened to lovey dovey forever and ever Emmett and Avery Myself and the rest of the world had to wait a couple books in between then and now biting our fingernails also if you haven t read those either they are also excellent and Ruthless King doesn t release until January 10th, so you have time to catch up , but it was definitely worth it flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Caitlin Audet rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019 books, books i won arcs or finished copies, contemporary, ebook Reviewed on behalf of Degrees of Fiction Book BlogThe wait is over to finally get the story of Emmett and Avery Every hint and speculation over the past two books were only crumbs, a teaser for the real dessert Maya Hughes sure knows how to draw out the suspense and boy was the wait worth it Every raw, gritty detail is brought to light in Ruthless King, the third book in the super fantastic always excellent Kings of Rittenhouse series If you haven t yet met these athletes and the girls who c Reviewed on behalf of Degrees of Fiction Book BlogThe wait is over to finally get the story of Emmett and Avery Every hint and speculation over the past two books were only crumbs, a teaser for the real dessert Maya Hughes sure knows how to draw out the suspense and boy was the wait worth it Every raw, gritty detail is brought to light in Ruthless King, the third book in the super fantastic always excellent Kings of Rittenhouse series If you haven t yet met these athletes and the girls who can keep them in line, you are definitely missing out.I love how Ruthless King is so much than the rich guy meets new poor girl and they fall in love and have a happy life Emmett and Avery are definitely not a fairy tale and everything important was always fought and earned These two first met soph year of school with Avery, the new girl, needing help and Emmett graciously stepping in Making it clear he wasn t going away, they started dating despite all the differences between them, including Avery s younger sister who was literally the third wheel No matter what their bond continued to grow and three years later they were still going strong Until the fateful night it all came crashing down, leaving both Emmett and Avery broken hearted and extremely lost.It s been four years and still neither can shake the betrayal and pain but just as bad was the loss of friends Now the group is back together for the summer before the real world comes calling, landing both Emmett and Avery in each other s presence for the first time in too long I really felt for both these characters, especially seeing firsthand the hate being thrown around and knowing that nothing can change or fix the past But what started as a horrific battle of wills slowing turned into civility with the time Emmett and Avery spent around each other, bringing forth the fact their feelings and chemistry never fizzled out and the only way to actually move on was to finally spill the truth.So many shocking revelations are revealed and I honestly never saw any of this coming Just when you think something good is happening, bam Maya Hughes throws another curveball and I couldn t read fast enough to learn what would happen next I also loved how once again the bond between everyone is showcased and no matter where each guy is living or playing hockey, they will always be brothers first Same for new and old girlfriends, the love and respect is always there and continues to expand without question The Kings of Rittenhouse series are fantastic to read, especially since each one comes with a new couple and a completely different story than the last I m already itching for the next book, especially after that epilogue and knowing Maya Hughes will hands down deliver another super hot read that I will no doubt love flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 02, 2019 Amanda rated it it was amazing The Kings are family and family is forever this 100% shines through in Ruthless King Avery and Emmet have a deep seated love full of secrets and misunderstandings These misgivings turned their young love upside down, but as adults, they have a chance to save it all This beautiful second chance romance has a love so pure that their longing for each other makes your own heart ache I am wholeheartedly vested in this series I want to scream my love for it from the rooftops How can you not lov The Kings are family and family is forever this 100% shines through in Ruthless King Avery and Emmet have a deep seated love full of secrets and misunderstandings These misgivings turned their young love upside down, but as adults, they have a chance to save it all This beautiful second chance romance has a love so pure that their longing for each other makes your own heart ache I am wholeheartedly vested in this series I want to scream my love for it from the rooftops How can you not love hunky hockey players with big hearts Smart, loyal, headstrong, and courageous heroines Ruthless King specifically had me right in the middle of the madness My heart sank when they locked eyes on each other all the years later the betrayal still so strong My heart soared when they hashed it all out Their passion felt so real and their happiness so important I ll be waiting on the edge of my seat for Maya s next book in the King s of Rittenhouse series flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 26, 2018 Valeen Robertson Live Thru Books Blog rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves arcs, second chance, baker, first love, high school sweethearts, na ya Avery was the token scholarship kid at Rittenhouse She never thought for a moment that the younger than he looked gorgeous god, Emmett, would steal her heart Emmett, one of the many rich kids that littered the halls at Rittenhouse But all that was in the past Her present is taken up by getting her little sister to the college of her choice, keeping her dad sober and working, and just maybe, then she ll get to do something for herself And then Emmett strolls back into her life with fire in h Avery was the token scholarship kid at Rittenhouse She never thought for a moment that the younger than he looked gorgeous god, Emmett, would steal her heart Emmett, one of the many rich kids that littered the halls at Rittenhouse But all that was in the past Her present is taken up by getting her little sister to the college of her choice, keeping her dad sober and working, and just maybe, then she ll get to do something for herself And then Emmett strolls back into her life with fire in his eyes Is this a reunion for the ages or will he blast all his pain back onto her Avery destroyed Emmett 4 years ago and he hasn t been the same since She d stood over me with my beating heart in her hand and let me walk away.She d left me gasping for air, shouting at the sky, and craving her touch.Avery Davis had dismantled me and left me as a shell Maybe now that they re in the same city, he can get answers and finally get her out of his head, and his heart.But of course things don t go like that because of course not Because Emmett and Avery still love each other and deserve, need, a second chance But it will only happen if they can learn to trust each other, something that was lacking their first time around He ll learn that he doesn t know everything She ll learn to let someone in Can they make it this time I absolutely loved Ruthless King Far substantial than the average New Adult novel Full of heart, heat, and a whole cast of amazing characters Hughes writing is top notch and I m so looking forward to Fearless King, which is Ford s story ARC via Give Me Books Promotions for an honest review.Full review posted on Live Through Books Blog. flag 4 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Romance Retreat Signed Paperback ARC of Second Chance Romance, Ruthless King 4 35 Jan 18, 2019 06 23AM Romance Retreat Do you ever wish you had a second chance 1 5 Jan 11, 2019 10 54PM Romance Retreat Second Chance, Enemies To Lovers A summer romance in the dead of winter 1 16 Jan 07, 2019 08 21PM Romance Retreat Ruthless King A Second Chance Romance by Maya Hughes 3 18 Oct 16, 2018 09 11PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed When I m not hiding from my kids in the bathroom doesn t 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    1. A second chance romance that has passion involved with history that is filled with emotions that are so in depth with each character, once you read their love story there is no going back There is no denying that my love for Maya s writing is one that will diminish any time soon When it comes down to sports romances I am weak in knees because the fact is that I love me a good rugged guy who properly knows how to work it in the field or ice rink in this case and also knows how to properl [...]

    2. Ruthless King is book three in the Kings of Rittenhouse series by Maya Hughes You can definitely read these as stand alones but I do recommend that you read the little prequel novella, Kings of Rittenhouse, first It introduces this group of friends and sets the stage perfectly for the book It s been four years since the night back in high school that Avery Davis ripped out Emmett Cunning s heart For four years he has lived his life, achieved his dream of being a professional hockey player for Ru [...]

    3. 4 STARS I never stopped loving you Even when I hated you with all of my being, even when I hated myself for it and wished I could carve my heart out of my chest, I still loved you The second I read the blurb to this book, I knew this would be my first Maya Hughes read I m a sucker for a good second chance romance, and this one checked all of my boxes Avery Davis had dismantled me and left me as a shell Even knowing the pain she d caused, every night I closed my eyes, it was her I drea [...]

    4. I have read and enjoyed the first book in this series Shameless King For some reason, I forgot skipped the second book Reckless King I will fix this mistake soon This is the third book Avery and Emmet s story, and it can be read as a stand alone.Now even though I skipped the second book, I still remembered Avery and Emmett from the first book, and I really wanted to read their story I do things ass backward all the time so I will just read Heath s story later The first book I have read and enjoy [...]

    5. ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. Ruthless King is about former high school lovers Emmett Cunning and Avery Davis Emmett is wealthy and privilege but his parents are never preset Avery cannot rely to her father as he succumb into addiction She had no choice but to step in as the breadwinner of the family In spite of their socioeconomic differences, it didn t matter for these two They re both young and in love but one incident ripped their relation [...]

    6. I ve been wanting to get my hands on Emmett and Avery s story from the minute I read Shameless King and this was than what I could ve hoped for I have a weakness for second chance romances and when we were given a little bit of the background in book 1, I knew that this story was going to be filled with drama, heartache, and redemption and I was so on bored for this journey Good looks, women, endless wealth, you name it and Emmett Cunning has it Life is not too bad for this twenty thre I ve been [...]

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