Kennedy Ryan definitely has a way with words and she always draws you in with her completely engaging stories. I love that she brings topics that need to be talked about to the forefront of every one of her stories.
Just a note, this cannot be read as a standalone, it’s book 2 in the All King’s Men duet.
This one picks up right where book 1 ended and it was the cliffhanger of cliffhangers. And you jet set on this bit of suspense right from the beginning. It had my heart racing and honestly, I didn’t expect a bit of this suspense at all. I guess you can say that you can see it coming, but I did wish I had more of it during this read.
As far as reads dealing with politics, they generally don’t rank as my favorite. I know I’ll definitely be in the minority with this one because as far as KR reads, this one wasn’t my favorite.
It had nothing to do with the writing because it was phenomenal. I had a bit of a disconnect with the heroine, Lennix, and their relationship.
I admire Lennix completely, I loved all the in-depth research that Kennedy did about not only her culture and people, but the rights they’re constantly fighting for. She was such a dominant character and her independence was everything to her. At times it felt like it clashed with her relationship with Maxim. There were a few times where I questioned if we’d get a happy ever after,
I truly loved Maxim, there was nothing but Lennix when it came to him. He’d go to the ends of the worth to keep her happy and safe. I felt how strongly his love was for her and he showed her time after time.
With the social issues mentioned, I think there were times when the balance was a bit off with the romance. One seemed to overpower the other.
With all the obstacles that Lennix and Maxim face, it’s a powerful story of love. Trust me, I still enjoyed reading this one and I’m still a forever fan of Kennedy.
major thank you to social butterfly pr for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.