• Steel Princess

  • A Dark High School Bully Romance (Royal Elite, Book 2)
  • By: Rina Kent
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Keira Stevens
  • Series: Royal Elite, Book 2
  • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: Romance
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (367 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

The princess isn’t supposed to dethrone the king. 

Elsa 

He said he’ll destroy me, and he did. 

I might have lost the battle, but the war is far from over. 

They say it starts with one move to dethrone the king. 

No one mentioned he’ll yank me with him on the way down. 

Aiden 

If Steel’s little princess wants a war, then war it is. 

There’s only one rule: my rules or none at all. 

By all means, show me what you got, sweetheart. 

Steel Princess is book two of Royal Elite series and should be listened to after Deviant King. This is a dark high-school bully romance, mature new adult, and contains dubious situations that some listeners might find offensive. 

This audiobook is part of a trilogy and is not a stand-alone. 

The entire trilogy is available.

©2019 Rina Kent (P)2020 Rina Kent

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There are not enough stars to give this book!

Oh. My. Goodness! I am flabbergasted! I thought that the first book had an amazing cliffhanger, but I am sitting here with my jaw wide open! I totally never saw that one coming at all.

This book is so incredibly intense, and there were times when Aiden’s actions toward Elsa made me cringe. It is hard to believe that a girl would put up with someone like him no matter how handsome. He was borderline emotionally abusive, but there was something about Aiden that made you want to gravitate towards him. You find out in this book a little of what causes him to act the way he does at times. We also learn a little more of Elsa’s background and the secret to her heart problems.

I love Elsa because even though Aiden was stalking her and being over possessive, she still had this spunk about her. I love how she still fought him even though she lost the majority of the time.

I cannot say enough good things about Shane East and Keira Stevens. Their performances were perfection! I didn’t want the story to end. They were two of the best narrators I’ve ever had the privilege of listening to, but it helps to have an incredible story as well. There are not enough stars to give this book!

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love the story and mystery hate the abusive sex

love the story and mystery hate the abusive sex and controlling boyfriend. Being someone with PTSD the sex abuse was to much and the controling personality to real to be considered a love story. Its very easy for someone to mistake that control for love until they are trapped in an unloving and abusive relationship. It sickens me that women get off on that kind of fantasy when other women are being tortured in real life that way daily.

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Mouth hanging open

Another cliffhanger that has left my jaw on the floor. Elsa goes through a lot in this second book and Aiden is along for the journey with secrets of his own. I am intrigued to see if Elsa and Aiden get their HEA in book 3. Keira Stevens and Shane East’s narration was amazing.

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damn, I did not see that coming

there were some parts where the narrator repeated a chapter but the twist was worth it

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omg

oh! my! god!!!!!! dude. rk destroys me. i am beyond speechless. i love every second of this journey!

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Ends with a cliff hanger

SO I love the series, and the story line. But I have a hard time getting behind the relationship. I know this is a bully romance, but when someone treats you so horribly, I just don't understand how you can fall into their hands. Also, so possessive that you control their friends? BTW, this ends with a cliffhanger.

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20/10! This book wow!

This book will literally have you on the edge of your seat!! Good lord!! The writing is impeccable, the story is amazing! Again it’s not for the faint of heart, but gosh the way it’s written and now how we are seeing everything slowly come together! I love that it’s not a normal love story at all, it’s painful and hurtful but there is strength and so much love! My heart hurts for Aiden and Elsa! And goodness I thought the first book had a cliff hanger...nope this one wow!!

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Thrilling!

This was another amazing audiobook. Shane east and Keira Stevens are both amazing. I could listen to them all day. This story is intriguing, mysterious and so steamy. Elsa is so strong and feisty. Aiden is obsessed and I love everything about this story. It is so good. A definite must read!!

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What!? Holy Cliffhanger!

Wow! Whew! What an excellent follow to book one! This story just gets deeper and deeper. So many layers! Loving it! On to book 3 now!

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wow.

it just gets even more dark and twisted. I loved every bit of it.

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  • Lazyblob
  • 05-23-21

Unpredictable and quite gripping

I wasn’t in a rush to read the second book as the first one’s cliffhanger didn’t affect me all that much, but the cliffhanger at the end of this one is a different story.

The story was very unpredictable and that is always a good sign. I had no idea what was happening through it and slowly learning about Elsa and Aidens past along with her was a nice touch, especially since it wasn’t just a giant reveal. Apart from most of the “steamy” scenes making me quite uncomfortable not helped by Aiden’s domineering side it was quite enjoyable.

Lastly the only quibble I have with the narration was Stevens pronunciation of some words. As an English person some of the things that she got wrong over and over do start to grate but other than that I give a thumbs up.

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  • debbie (Dr21982)
  • 11-04-20

Picks up were it left off

Book 2 picks up from exactly where book 1 left off. I loved book 1 but this one has me divided. I was hoping that their relationship would develop into a mutual respect. the sexual in counters made me uncomfortable and sick at the same time. He’s an utter control freak and she’s an utter doormat. I want to yell at her to wise up and stop putting up with his controlling, violent and manipulating behaviour! Let’s hope he redeems himself even a little in book 3.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 10-05-20

Steel Princess

Oh boy, does this book take a turn! This books started right where the first left off and took off running with the drama that uncovers so many secrets that my head was spinning. That twist at the end definitely left me wanting to dive right into the next!

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  • PATRICIA
  • 10-03-20

What a story!

Dark and dangerous, Rina Kent picks up Steel Princess where we left off in book one. This does not standalone, so make sure to listen to Deviant King first! There are no words for Aiden. Overly protective, jealous beyond normality, taking ownership of what is his, Elsa does not have a chance to think about life without him. But why is he like that? What is there about her that keeps that simmering love/hate relationship going? The twists and turns in this part of the story are mind blowing, for both Aiden and Elsa, and we see a shift in their feelings. It's suspense, and tragedy, power and greed, hate and love all driving their story and the cliffhanger has me queuing up book 3, Twisted Kingdom so I can see how it all plays out. Kent is a master at this manipulative bully genre, and I am loving it!

Shane East and Keira Stevens continue their explosive narration of this couple. It's full of emotions that these two have flowing through the pages. East has that edgy, dark tone for Aiden and Stevens pulls Elsa out with a vulnerability and underlying strength we don't see coming. They are fantastic and I can't wait til the next book!

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  • Anonymous1
  • 09-12-20

..... And the plot thickens!

I often find that the middle books in a series can be used or seen as a filler. That's the book where nothing really happens. Luckily, this couldn't be further from the truth with Steel Princess. This second book in the trilogy does most certainly not disappoint! .

The story hits new highs and lows and most importantly: the main characters have their work cut out for them, in order to survive what's coming. What started as "just" bullying has taken a turn for something that's MUCH darker.

One thing is certain: while your brain can be your greatest ally and shield you from unimaginable pain and sorrow, it can also be your worst enemy when you desperately need knowledge you've long since forgotten. And how do you access memories you don't even know you have?

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  • shedevilreads Bookstagram
  • 09-02-20

Dark Bully Romance

Steel Princess by Rina Kent is a dark high school bully romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Shane East and Keira Stevens. This is the second book in the Royal Elite series and does end on a cliffhanger.

The book does come with a warning “This is a dark high-school bully romance, mature new adult, and contains dubious situations that some listeners might find offensive. “

All I can say is WOW! Rina is an amazing writer. I am fascinated by the pull between Aiden and Elsa. You can’t help but root for them even though you know their relationship is messed up. The cliffhangers are absolutely amazing! I cannot wait to dive into the next book in the series Twisted Kingdom.

Shane and Keira did an amazing job on the narration! I absolutely love duet narration it just brings the story to life.

I would highly recommend this book if you love dark romance or bully romance.

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 09-01-20

Book 2 of a trilogy

This book builds on the last book (which ended in a cliffhanger). More games, more angst, more intrigue, more suspense. We get closer to finding out more about Elsa's past and Aiden's intent with Elsa. There are a few people who obviously want to hurt Elsa and there's an introduction to new characters. This is the middle book and I feel like it dragged just a tiny bit with the same games over and over again. (I'm surprised at how willing Silver, the mean girl of the school, is to be used). However, that doesn't stop my intense interest in continuing this series. Such an interesting world and characters- really, I'm totally invested in the world.

In the audiobook, Shane East and Keira Stevens narrate and they are AMAZING. So much emotion, so much talent in playing multiple characters and the duet style is so perfect in that it totally immerses the listener (at least that's my opinion!)

I can't wait for the next book!

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  • sybil_ann79
  • 08-18-20

A MUST READ FOR LOVERS OF DARK BULLY ROMANCE- Binge worthy series!!

This book cut me deep... so so deep... my heart is shredded to a million pieces and bleeding out. This was such a hard read- so much raw and emotions. Rina Kent, you are in a league of your own! I don’t recognise my heart anymore.

𝙃𝙤𝙬 𝙘𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙄 𝙡𝙚𝙩 𝙝𝙞𝙢 𝙜𝙚𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙙𝙚𝙚𝙥 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧 𝙢𝙮 𝙨𝙠𝙞𝙣? 𝙄𝙛 𝙄 𝙖𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙢𝙥𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙡𝙪𝙘𝙠 𝙝𝙞𝙢 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙣𝙤𝙬, 𝙄’𝙡𝙡 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙗𝙖𝙗𝙡𝙮 𝙗𝙡𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙚𝙖𝙩𝙝.

In Steel Princess, we saw Aiden sew-saw from brutally cruel and over protective. Gahhhh.... my freaking heart is broken, torn, bleeding out!!!

But it was Elsa- this girl- my every emotion was taken to a blender- and I was there in the moment with her. Every. Single. Heart-wrenching. Moment!

It was all too much as the plot unfolded and just when I thought I had it all figured out Rina Kent hit me with a curveball and another— and a-freaking-nother!!!

And holy bejesus- did I mention how freaking hot this book is? It is scorching, depraved and the stiff dark fantasies are made off. Aiden and Elsa are FIRE!!!

I’m beyond intrigued with Xander and Kim, and Cole and Silver (okay, time I still I can’t feel anything but unbridled hate for her! Ughh!!) and Ronan, oh my swoony heart! Can someone love on this guy already??!! And, Knox- WTH!! Can we have more of him!! I freaking love this guy- but know he has a deeper part in this story and what’s to come!! I’m on the edge, and continuing my all out binge!!

** this book is a dark bully romance that some readers may not feel comfortable reading and may have triggers- it was hard for me even when I wanted to stop but I cannot give this book anything less than the 5 Steel crowns it deserves!

A MUST READ FOR LOVERS OF DARK BULLY ROMANCE- Binge worthy series!!

The narrarors really fit this story and brought so much life to this story!

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  • ClaireBookyBook
  • 08-05-20

Well... Didn't see that coming...

All I can say is OMG...

Another fabulous installment...! So many twist, turns and many returning memories from the past...

What is in store for Elsa and Aiden...?? I can't wait to get listening to the next book!!

There are a few Americanisms but easy to roll with as you get so absorbed in the story!

Narration was spot on, though Shane East could read a pamphlet on bunions and make it sound sexy!

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  • Bette
  • 07-07-20

Another Brilliant Royal Elite Story! Amazing 🎧📚🎧

Rina Kent delivers another addictive and captivating story in her Royal Elite series. I was not sure how she was going to top the first but she certainly did, this series gets better and better. The characters continually develop, the more you learn the more you realize how deep things go, screwed up things. Secrets get uncovered and revealed, some giving you chills running up and down your spine. Aiden King, aka, the deviant king took his claim, Elsa Quinn. After overhearing what he was up to she vowed to get him back, fighting him off but he is not letting go. He vows he is on her side but is he really? And that mind blowing ending completely took me by surprise. Way to go Rina Kent, keeping your readers and listened on their toes, making them want WTF is really going on. Like the first book, this book is brilliantly written and plotted, there is never a dull moment with plenty of drama, angst, twist and turns, mystery, thrilling psychological suspense, heartfelt and emotional moments and some hot romance. Thank you for another amazing book, I am looking forward to what happens next in “Twisted Kingdom”.

I listened to the Audible edition, the fabulous Shane East and Kiera Stevens continue to bring these characters and their story to life. They were perfectly cast to portray these characters, they capture their essence and persona perfectly, Shane makes for a chilling bully and a hot alpha lover. Kiera perfects Elsa too, capturing her fierceness as well as her vulnerability. Both are entertaining storytellers and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another awesome listen🎧

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  • lena
  • 04-08-21

Stop making females so weak.

would have been a great story but what is with authors making females so weak, why are you teaching young people that if a man continues to sexually assault you, don't tell anyone and just go along with it. Made me away to angry to finish, at least make her fight back or not be so bloody weak and pathetic.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 03-22-21

absolutely loved it

loved this book and can't wait to listen to the next one. definitely recommend it.

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  • Felicity
  • 07-28-20

AMAZING

This book is so full of action, adventure and attraction. Like the previous book, this one ends on a cliffhanger. This story continues on from the first book and also includes POVs from Aiden. I thought that reading this book would make me sick of the next one, but that was definitely not the case. The end of this book will leave you with so many more questions and while the romance does become better during the book, the end of this one will definitely question the whole relationship and how it will turn out. I definitely recommend this book if you loved the first one, and if you are like me, you probably ignored all the reviews and even the blurb and just bought the second book straight away. If you did this, good luck!