Review | Heartless King by Maya Hughes

Review | Heartless King by Maya HughesHeartless King by Maya Hughes
Series | Kings of Rittenhouse #5
Release Date | April 23, 2020
Genres | New Adult, Sports Romance, Friends to Lovers, Surprise Pregnancy
Format | ARC
Buy | Amazon
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Two blue lines. That means not pregnant, right? Right? Oh, sh*t.
Five years ago, Colm Frost asked me to marry him and I ran. I ran from my painful past too raw and fresh to escape. He was the only one who looked at me like I wasn’t broken and made me believe it. He made me feel it.
Now, he’s the hot, angry, hockey player on the mend. 
I’m the physiotherapist who’s supposed to get him back on his feet. 
I don’t think our night together was what his doctor prescribed, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t dreamt of him every time I close my eyes. I woke up beside him with my body still singing from the way he fanned the flames of my desire, but I couldn’t stay.
His lips on my neck. His hands wrapped around my waist. His impressive...ahem, touch leaving me breathless.
One moment of wild inhibition and it’s come back to bite me in the butt. Kind of like he did that night.
But a baby? Our night was supposed to be a one time thing, closing a door on the future I couldn’t handle. 
Will this new bump in the road be everything we needed to find our forever? 
Heartless King is a standalone friends to enemies to lovers, accidental pregnancy romance that brings all the laugh out loud, angsty feels!


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.

About Maya Hughes

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.