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You want the diamonds?

You want the mansion?

You want the lake, and boats, and the cars?

You want the security?

And the man?

Then you do what you’re told.

I live in his castle.

I sit at his feet.

I wear his collar.

I am his offering.

The Chosen Ones...the Ruling Class.

They are a breed apart.

And yes, that pedigree matters.

Not just anyone can rise above and become their equal.

It takes sacrifice.

Ruling Class is the final book in the Kings of High Court College Duet by New York Times best-selling author, JA Huss. It is a dark bully romance with triggers.

©2020 JA Huss (P)2020 JA Huss

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Not my cup of tea

I enjoy dark books but this one was a bit to much for me. I listen to the first one because of the performers because they are AMAZING!!! I felt like i had to give the 2nd book a try because I thought it would get better. I personally didn't feel a connection between the hero and heroine. In the book they keep talking about the handmaid's tale and there are a few similarities between the two. I don't really enjoy hearing about women being degraded the entire book.

There are still some questions that are unanswered and if you are a person who is in to knowing every tiny detail and wanting answers to all of them you don't get them all. I get there are parts that people will think is hot but darn there are some really weird things in this book. I can say that I can tell this author isn't for me at all. I also don't understand using the lord's name in vain. It was a lot and personally it made me cringe again that is my own personally thing but if it bothers you like me I promise you that this one isn't for you because it is used a lot!!!!

While I am not a huge fan I know this book will be great for others.

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  • V.
  • 11-29-20

Frustrated to the extremes 😫

I would say if you are still interested in this duet, to just read it on KU than spend a credit or money on the audio. The narrators are fantastic, but it’s a lot of hours and resources to spend feeling frustrated.

Book one was a great setup that built-up tension, but book 2 did not expand upon said world-building and tension. I love a good story about secret societies and organizations. There are conspiracies and plot twists, an engaging mystery, that the readers want to know at the end. But we aren’t given that release, that revelation of truth at the end of Ruling Class.

We are given snippets but are mostly left in the dark. Just like Cooper and Cadee, I was just as lost and thinking what the heck is going on? And I could understand if that was 3 hours into the book to build off the tension from the previous book. But that’s was going on for almost the entirety of the book. Hour 7 or 8, and I still don’t know the structure of the cult the characters are entwined in. I don’t know what’s going on. And I’m equally frustrated as Cooper and Cadee.

Usually, for suspense, at least one character knows what’s going on and hints at the impending doom to the other. But since both Cooper and Cadee both are in the dark, there’s no suspense. Just frustration. It’s kind of like what suspense is there? How can we gauge how bad either have f’ed up if we don’t know the parameters of how badly they are screwing up. For secret organization stories, usually, readers are given the rules and the hierarchy at some point. We don’t know any of that. Yes, we kind of get some idea similar to the handmaid’s tale but that’s about it. What exactly is the offering? Why are girls so important, etc.

I wish there was a structure for the cults. What are the roles? What is the order of the rites? What’s the rule? What’s the purpose of this cult or secret organization. For stories, I think it was okay to give the reader a numerical expectation/pattern like in Celia Aaron’s Acquisition series or Pepper Winters’s Indebted series.

Character: I didn’t understand Cadee’s motives because in the end, it became irrelevant. There wasn’t a high (possible deadly or life-threatening) stake that should’ve motivated her into staying in the cult. Her initial motivation for getting justice also kind of transformed into materialism (maybe this was the author showing how easy it is to fall into a cult?). I wish there were more scenes that established the trust Cadee had with Cooper and everyone else on the team who wanted out before the final resolution. Cooper is a good guy and has many faults, but boy is he a passive character. He’s not the one who took initiative or created the plan to save everyone, and Mona points that out. It’s usually Axe or Lars who has to pull everyone up. And considering Dante is the mastermind, he barely shows up in the book.

The ending was okay. But the epilogue felt rushed and skips over potential scenes of where Cadee and Cooper could reconnect or heal together.

I like JA Huss’a books but this duet felt unsatisfying. More questions than answered; little character development; and confusing flow.

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Main Characters Lacked Connection

I really enjoyed the first book and was looking forward to the second, but what a disappointment. This was hard to listen to and there were so many times I thought, they are both idiots. Cadee became a spoiled self absorbed bitch and had no redeeming qualities. I usually can tolerate Emma’s voice but she made Cadee even more whiny and annoying. I wish the author made them more likable. Hard to listen when you hate the supposed heroine. I only finished because I wanted to know what this whole cult thing was and needed answers. At least there was Jacob Morgan. He’s was the best part of the audiobook.

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What!

Where is the end of book shit Julie! I love that part just as much as the story.

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That’s a WOW book

JA Huss brain never ceases to amaze me. Great book and great narration as well

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Wild ending

Wow the second book in this series and everything that happened in the first books gets worse. Everyone one is on their own paths and the ending is a wild ride. Jacob Morgan and Emma Wilder do an amazing job narrating this story.

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Disappointed

Connor was upset about his brother, Dante, raping Cadee, but he isn’t any better. While she is the Fugling Connor sexually assaults her and has other guys join in. After he falls in love with her he is a “nice” guy. After the ceremony in the tombs he turns back into the asshole and sexually assaults her again. The poor girl drowned the night before, died and was brought back to life. The sad part is that she seems ok with it. I would have kneed him in the balls before I would let him stick his dick down my throat in a mean and degrading way. In the description of the book it said there were triggers in this dark bully romance. That is an understatement. Read at your own risk.

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All I can say is wow🔥🔥🔥

This book was awesome… I didn’t know it would be that dark but I love all of it

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loved it

I don't know about some of the other reviews but I loved this book, couldn't put it down. My emotions went everywhere. I must of told my husband a 100 times this book is crazy, I'm all over the place, and I can't believe how some people's mind work!
Honestly fantastic if you want to get lost in the reading experience.

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Wow

I'm not sure what's up with all the negativity BUT I loved this story. Yeah, it's a dark story but...... guess you gotta like that thing. Personally, don't overlook this story!! Love Ms. Huss!!

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  • Gyrithe
  • 02-05-21

wow

Nobody. And I do mean nobody can write Secret society stories like JA Huss.
She can keep you on the edge till the last word.
Such an amazing way her minde works.
It doesn't hurt that she has some of the best narrators help make this book come to life.

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  • Garden girl
  • 01-17-21

Totally Rivetting!

The conclusion to this series is another twisty story of corruption and redemption. I loved every single minute! JA Huss always does it for me, engaging my brain and awe at the be skilled story writing. Emma Wilder and Jacob Morgan are, as always, outstanding, bringing nuance and conviction to their narration. Both are able to bring both male and female voices to life, and infuse their narration with richness, variety of tone, seriousness and levity with the quality I have come to expect from them. Superb. 💖💖💖💖💖

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  • C. Stewart
  • 11-19-20

Second half of the story

This story is so dark and cruel. It is a hard book to read. I would make sure you are ready for something g very dark before reading this. I did enjoy this book but I'm kind of in shock and all the mess These people in this book have to deal with it is sad and shooking.