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Publisher's Summary

He's no fairy tale king.

Levi

Here, little princess. I'm your king.

You have three rules. Bow. Break. Bend the knee.

Fight me all you want, but soon enough, you'll be chanting long live the king.

Astrid

One day I'm Royal Elite School's small fly, the next I'm hunted and left to die.

He doesn't only shred my life to parts, but he's also coming after my heart.

He thinks he broke me, but the new princess will bring the king to his knees.

Cruel King is a complete stand-alone in Royal Elite world. No audiobook should be listened to prior to this.

©2020 Rina Kent (P)2020 Rina Kent

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So addicting ...

Cruel King was my introduction to bully romance and I found it twisted and highly addictive. It was dark and unpredictable and filled with secrets, lies, and manipulation. Levi King thrives on the whole world bowing to him. That is until Astrid crashes into his life unexpectedly and ignites something inside his black heart.

Aaron Shedlock and Kylie Stewart do an incredible job of bringing Rina Kent’s characters and story to life.

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So happy this prequel was written

After reading all the Royal Elite Series I wanted Levi and Astrid story....so happy with it! I had Levi wrong.... so It was nice to be able to see them and how their relationship unfolded. LOVED the narration, both we wonderful!

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Beginning was a little jumpy

It was kinda hard to get into it. The beginning jumped around and has me confused in spots. lm glad I stuck it out because it was a decent book. Not a great book but it was decent. I loved the British accents! Although I do think the boy was a little old sounding to only be 18. But it was a good read/listen..

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Distracting

I found Aaron shedlock’s narration style to be too distracting as the story progressed. He does this whispering drawl throughout. And he has a habit of starting a sentence normally then rushing through the last few words of sentence making it sound like one word. I tried slowing the pace during his narration. Also tried speeding it up and it still sounded oddly distracting. Overall the book was good but the storyline wasn’t as compelling as the other books in the series.

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Another Rina Kent must-listen!

Sexy, steamy, captivating and addictive as hell!! Of course it has to be a Rina Kent novel! Cruel King is another perfect dark, bully romance from this author. I couldn’t get enough of Levi and Astrid’s twisted romance and having it come to life on audio was perfection!

I might have squealed with delight when I was narration was performed by Aaron Shedlock and Kylie Stewart! Two of my favorite narrators who truly deserve to be on more audiobooks because they are freaking stellar! They did a perfect job of bringing Astrid and Levi to life. They made 9 hours seems like no time at all. LOVED IT!!

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Fall in love with Levi and Astrid's story!!!

“Rina’s seriously is the best! How can you not fall in love with Levi and Astrid’s story? It’s impossible plain and simple as that!

Cruel, psyco and full of madness. Yes, that’s Levi. He demanding, possessive and always get what he wants. He had that cocky intense attitude that you cant help but love and Aaron’s performance had me completely enamored.

I can’t say that Astrid lost the moment Levi put his eyes on her because they were seriously perfect. The constant push and pull between them had me hooked. But no one will compare to Aiden when it comes to being possessive and I loved it that both Levi and Aiden as equal as they seem they have their own uniqueness that made them amazing,

‘Everybody knew I’m his.’ How can someone not love Levi when he’s like this? Kylie’s performance was amazing just as Shane. They portray Levi and Astrid nothing more than perfect.”

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Astrid and Levi

A stand-alone enemies to lovers romance in the Royal Elite series, this full-length prequel does not disappoint. Alpha male Levi against and then eventually loving Astrid, this story depicted a fair amount of angst, juicy jealous-possessiveness, and chemistry but perhaps more its share of push and pull as the story progressed over its medium pace.

Great performance by the male voice actor who narrated with versatility of character, a charming quasi American accent Levi might have, and excellent range even for foreign accents. For the female’s voice narrator, the voice tone was pleasing to the ear, easy to understand though her performance not as strong suffering from indistinct range and character versatility. The distinction between characters, male or female, and changing emotions — were recited with similar tones. This singularity was especially apparent since the collective performance was dual narration rather than duet.

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Amazing

I was surprised since another male narrator was used but overall he did Levi good. This story is my fave in the series! I absolutely loved hearing it read out loud. Amazing!

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Another AMAZING Rina Kent Story

I love the Royal Elite world so you know when i got the chance to listen to this audio book I was thrilled. Levi and Astrid story was just sexy , swoon worthy and addictive and the narrator's did a phenomenal job getting that across ,go get this audiobook asap I promise you this world will never let you go.

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CAN THIS AUTHOR DO ANY WRONG? ... NO

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Each audio I listen to get better and better every single time Aaron and Kylie did a fantastic job with Levi and Astrid's characters!!! I love the heat, the angst and I love diving back into this world every time I get to listen to an audio. five stars is never enough for Rina Kent. I feel so lucky to be able to listen to this authors books. I feel honored to be able to read her words. I hope this author never stops building and creating these magnificent worlds for us!

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 01-20-21

Finally Got to Levi and Astrid

I've read this series not in order. But the chemistry between Levi and Astrid was so on point as to follow the rest of the series. Astrid was the most sassy and baddy of the all the girls from RES. Levi was probably the second most...possessive of the guys. The suspense, the secrets the twists and turns were all there. They push and pull each other and I was living for all of it. The audio is different from the rest of the series, but I enjoyed it all the same. I volunteered to listen and review a complimentary copy of this. All opinions are my own.