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Destructive King

By: Rachel Van Dyken
Narrated by: Alexander Cendese,Jillian Macie
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"I'm sorry for your loss." I would rather be tortured for an eternity than hear those damn words from one more person, as if Claire, my dead fiance, was a cell phone or car keys.

How about, I'm sorry your life is over. I'm sorry you want to die, too. I'm sorry you see her in your dreams and wake up only to relive the nightmare.

I'm supposed to be the strongest of them all. Ash Abandonato, ruler, assassin, made man, brother, friend - instead, I hurt everyone I touch in hopes that they'll feel even a sliver of the pain that bears down on my shoulders.

And it's all her fault, Annie Smith. I daydream about her death. And then I close my eyes, and I see her soft smile. I feel her touch, her kiss - it was a mistake what we did that night, but I can't take it back, and now she's under my father's protection - my protection.

I can't decide if I want to strangle her or kiss her, and now that she's stuck in my life, my only goal is to make her feel the same loss I do and destroy her in the process. I'll trick her with my touch. Seduce her with my kiss. And in the end, when my enemy is at her most vulnerable - I'll bring down an entire empire and continue my reign as king. 

Contains mature themes.

©2021 Rachel Van Dyken (P)2021 Tantor

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Well….

I LOVED this book when I read it the first 1-2 times, in fact I’m fairly certain I gave it 5 stars. Was it a little far fetched? Absolutely. A little cringey at times? Yeah…..but overall it’s an entertaining read.

It lost some of that initial magic in the Audible version. This is my second time listening to it, and I still couldn’t get past the narration. It’s the same narrators from Breaker & Vi’s book, I can’t explain it I just hated them as these younger characters. It ruined the story for me. It’s not that they are bad, it’s that they weren’t right for this particular series.

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i like the books…
but i LOVE the narrators! especially the Male voice, he really sold the story. don’t get me wrong i like the story but because of him, that’s why i give 5 stars

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Just WOW

I absolutely LOVE RVD and her book line and this spin off series. This was not my favorite book out of this series particularly though. Its still good and a sweet love story just felt it was a little repetitive. I did cry and I am not a crier so the character development is amazing.

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In love!!!

I have read so many mafia romance novels and they all started to sound the same but this series is like a breath of fresh air totally in love with it and can’t wait for the next book to release as an audio book.. it’s a must try for for sure so many twist and turns and I love cause there was a cliff hanger that you didn’t even realize till from the first book to this one... amazing job from the Arthur and the narrators