Series | Royal Elite #4
Release Date | May 21, 2020
Genres | New Adult, Dark Romance
Tropes | Bully Romance, Enemies to Lovers, Friends to Lover, Friends
Format | eBook
Add to TBR | ADD TO GOODREADS
Buy | Amazon
Love is impossible. Hate is an open game.
He was once my best friend, now he’s my worst enemy.
Xander Knight is heartbreakingly beautiful.
Ridiculously popular.Brutally cruel.
He’s a knight but won’t do any saving.
We started as a dream, now we’re a nightmare.
Kimberly Reed is pathetically fake.
Terribly innocent.Secretly black.
She can hide but never from me.
Black Knight is part of Royal Elite Series, but could be read on its own. For better understanding of the world, you might want to read the previous books first. This is a high school bully romance, mature new adult, and contains visceral mental health situations that some readers can find triggering.
From the very beginning, I could not wait for Kim and Xander’s story. I love that Rina constantly hinted at these two and the anticipation just about killed me. Now, did I expect a super emotional story that would rip my heart out, absolutely not! I was crying throughout their story and multiple times might I add. Black Knight just might be my favorite in the Royal Elite series!
Rina truly exceeded all my expectations with their story. I’m not even sure if I’ll be able to sum up the words to write this review.
From beginning to end, my heart was just breaking for Kim and everything she has endured in her life. The pain and constant bullying, add on the hate that she received from her ex-best friend. I wanted nothing more than to reach into the pages and just hold her.
Kim created this facade to hide her true self, no one sees how she truly is until Xander. Despite all the hate he has towards her, he knows every single thing about her. He knows what he’s doing to her and that made me want to strangle him.
Kim and Xan’s story isn’t an easy one, it’s full of pain, some crazy twists, but they’ll get their happily ever after,eventually. Don’t you worry, it’s a tough ride, but a healing one for the both of them. There was definitely a certain element that I could have done without with their story, kind of wish it was never a thing in their story. But it was a big part of the story towards the end.
What a completely memorable story and definitely my favorite from Rina.
With this being a new adult dark romance, heed all the warnings mentioned by the author.