Colm and Imogen’s story is here in Heartless King, and you better buckle up. It is quite a ride that Maya takes us on before these two get their happy ever after. We have two broken characters in this one, so expect the angst and all the emotions to come out.
Where do I even begin with Colm, soooo unbelievably broken and angry. A bit selfish, but he’s been so stuck in this routine, it’s been extremely tough for him to break the mold. He’s constantly casting the blame on to everyone and refusing to move forward with his life. And it doesn’t help that he’s had back-to-back injuries to set him back even more. I hated the amount of self-doubt he had, it was so heartbreaking. It might have been over the top for many, but I didn’t mind it at all.
I loved Imogen for him, these two made each other whole. Things were just lighter between them whenever they were together. Naturally, it was tough for the both of them to see that. It’s easy to love Imo especially because of all that we’ve learned about her throughout the series. But she hides her pain of losing her first love by immersing herself into work and helping out her clients. She hasn’t taken a lot of time to work on herself.
The drama was a bit over the top and when I thought they’d finally be together, something else would set them back a little. But this was the kind of read that I was looking for.
Maya did it again with the conclusion for the Kings of Rittenhouse, such a bittersweet farewell and I can’t wait to read the next book by Maya.
major thank you to the author for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.