Review | The Rebel King by Kennedy Ryan

November 18, 2019 | 2019, kennedy ryan, review / 0 Comments

Review | The Rebel King by Kennedy RyanThe Rebel King by Kennedy Ryan
Series | All the King's Men Duet #2
Release Date | November 18, 2019
Genres | Contemporary, Political Romance
Format | ARC
Buy | Amazon | Paperback
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Ambition. Revenge. Love.

RITA® Award-winning author Kennedy Ryan delivers the gripping conclusion to the All the King’s Men Duet.

Raised to resist. Bred to fight. Survival is in my blood and surrender is never an option.

Though surrender is what Maxim Cade demanded of my body and heart, I had other plans. We were fast-burning fascination and combustible chemistry, but the man I trusted with everything was a trickster. A thief who stole my love. If what we had was a lie, why did it feel so real? The man I swore to hate will have it all, and wants me at his side. But power is a game, and we’re the pawns and players.

Facing insurmountable odds, will we win the world, or will we lose it all?


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.

About Kennedy Ryan

A Top 30 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes about women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine and Frolic, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta Autism families, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.