Thursday, June 28, 2018

Shameless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #1) by Maya Hughes *~*~*~*~* Release Day Launch, Review & Giveaway

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Title: Shameless King
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: June 28, 2018


A deliciously steamy enemies with benefits romance.

Declan McAvoy. Voted Biggest Flirt. Highest goal scorer in Kings of Rittenhouse Prep history.
Everyone’s impressed, well except one person…

After a blow out in high school, Makenna Halstead and I were happy to never have to cross paths again. Except life has a way of knocking you straight in the teeth with a puck when you least expect it. She hasn’t just returned to my life, she crashed into it like a wrecking ball...into my college kingdom, into my class, and smack dab into the seat next to mine. My new lab partner to be exact.

For years we hated each other... I may be King on the ice, but she is the Ice Queen. She has no problem calling me out, doesn’t back down, and her piercing blue eyes have me picturing more than than just my arms wrapped around her.

Now we’re stuck with each other and there’s no getting around that fact that we have to work together. My hockey career hangs in the balance. Problem? Oh, yeah.

I can’t deny it. I want her. More than I ever thought I could want a woman. I’ve got one semester–only four months–to convince her everything she thought about me was wrong.

Will my queen let me prove to her I’m the King she can’t live without?

Only one way to find out…

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I Heart Books Review 

Shameless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #1) by Maya Hughes
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

What a difference 4 years makes!!

Be sure to read the free prequel, Kings of Rittenhouse, first. The Kings are back this time as seniors in college.  Mostly based in Philadelphia the story follows the high school jock raised by a single mom and the smarty pants ice queen who has never recovered from her brother's death.  The story flows before your eyes like a movie.  Excited for the others Kings in the series to come out!  And now a bit about the story...

Declan has one more year of school, then he can graduate and join the pros.  Just two things stand in the way 1) his intimidating sperm donor and 2) surprising news that he failed sophomore seminar.  Mak has just got more bad news, her dad has a terminal diagnosis.  She packs up from Standard and heads home, only to end up as the second senior in sophomore seminar.  When they are forced to work together the sparks fly.  Can he focus to get back on the ice? Can she chill and learn to live?

Favorite passages:
 - “What? Making out? It’s something people do, Mak. Please tell me you’re not still a virgin.” She snapped my butt with a kitchen towel. “Mom!” I yelped with my eyes wide.
 - Pop music played in the background , and glasses clinked behind the bar. She would hate trying to study in this place. She loved her den of solitude back in the library where it was so quiet you could hear a mouse fart.
 - “You’re the most prepared and capable person I know. I’m sure you’re already weeks ahead in everything you have to get done.”
 - “Yeah, there’s a certain someone who’s about to know exactly how it feels to have a size ten skate shoved right up their ass.”
 - “There are these things people tell sometimes and they’re called jokes. You might have missed the memo.”
 - When the hell were those two ever going to just hash it out? Fight. Fuck and forgive. Probably never, but this wasn’t the time to get wrapped up in their drama.
 - Seems to me that you probably need to talk it out.” Why does he have to be so infuriatingly right so much of the time?
 - He was the monkey wrench in the order of my life. 

Note: I was given a free copy and voluntarily chose to review this book.



Maya Hughes is a Jersey girl, no not that kind! And she also thinks it’s super weird to talk about herself in third person :) I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, the music I listen to, and the people I know to create stories that sparkle and shine.
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.



PREQUEL - Kings of Rittenhouse
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I Heart Books Review 

Kings of Rittenhouse (Kings of Rittenhouse #0.5) by Maya Hughes
Review by Theresa Esterline 
Stars: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

All the kings horses and all the kings men...

An explosive start to Shameless King, seeing what their high school selves were like. Many characters to keep track of, but the main starts shine thru. And now a bit about the story...

Our characters are still a bit of a mystery. We know they don't have the charmed life the other thinks they have. However we don't know the full story. High strung, former sister who used to have it all battles with preppy hockey player who never has had it.

Favorite passage: It was like a museum had been taken over by a frat party.

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