• Tongue: A Ruthless Underworld Novel

  • Ruthless Kings MC, Book 8
  • By: K.L. Savage
  • Narrated by: Maxine Mitchell, Joe Arden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (126 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

I’m too dark for her light.

I am who I am, and I won’t apologize for it.

I don’t know how to be...normal.

I have my reasons. I've been through hell. I've touched the flames themselves, and I've danced with the devil. Intimately.

Damnation torched my soul until it was black.

Then, I see her. I'm enthralled, but I can't speak to her. She's too pure. Too fragile. Too innocent. She doesn't need to see my torched soul. She doesn't need to taste my damnation.

I watch what I can't have. I swear I'll protect her. Even if she doesn't know I'm there. I get more...enthralled.

She loves books. I wonder if I could love them, too.

She loves wine. I imagine us sharing a glass.

Imagination. What a tease. 

Enthralled. Entranced. Obsessed.

She feels me there. Sees me out of the corner of her eye. I'm the reason the hair on the back of her neck is standing up. But I stay in the shadows where I belong.

Until I can't. Until the day I see her cry.

Those tears feel like open wounds. I want to heal them. But all she does is run. So, I follow.

Enthralled.

Entranced.

Obsessed.

Ruthless.

I won't stop until she no longer has a reason to cry. Even if it means I have to ride through the fires of hell one more time.

©2020 K.L. Savage (P)2021 Ruthless Underworld LLC

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🖤Deliciously dark, twisted, and raw love story!🖤

Gahhh..Tongue is hands down the best MC Romance book I’ve ever listened to. I am vested in all of the characters in K.L. Savages The Ruthless Kings MC series, but Tongue has always had me intrigued, wanting to know more about what made him the way he is, who is he truly, and I knew there was so many layers to this character. Well, K.L. Savage did not disappoint on this crazy ride as we first find out what happened to Tongue growing up that made him the man he is today. It was truly heartbreaking what happened to him as a child, and his internal monologue gutted me. I’ve always knew there was more to him than just a ruthless killer, cutting peoples tongues out, lurking in dark corners, etc. Never judge a book by its cover. Tongue knows he is damaged, he feels misunderstood, and wants to be better. Especially when he sees Daphne for the first time through the bookstore window where she works. He’s obsessed, he stalks her, watches her from the shadows. Daphne can sense someone is watching her, feels a presence. Tongue feels unworthy of her, he’s no good for her and tries to stay away. Well, he can’t. She has been the missing piece inside him that he’s been searching for. Right from the start she was never scared of him. I loved that Daphne was a very complex character, and do not want to give too much away about our Heroine. It kept me on my toes, as there are many twists in this story. They accepted eachother for who they both were and embraced it together. Their love is intense and all consuming. This book is a story that even psychopaths need love too, and I am so glad Tongue found his “Comet”. The sex scenes were incredible sexy,erotic, and dark. *blood play as well * As their story progresses they find huge bumps in the road in their journey together. This is so well written and so detailed, I was uncomfortable, sad, elated, and shed a few tears. All along with these characters!
As for the narration, Joe Arden as Tongue gave one of his best performances I’ve heard in a very long time. From the very beginning I felt all the feels right along with the story. He does an amazing job bringing this very dark, mentally damaged man who falls in love, and wants to be a better person to life. Some of the scenes were so intense, very intense, and he did such a fantastic job conveying and making you feel what he was feeling. Outstanding job! Maxine Mitchell who plays Daphne, WOW! Again, I was blown away with her amazing performance, and her character had so many layers, so many different emotions and situations. She is my favorite! These two are outstanding together in this, no one else could have done better in my opinion. This is a love story, a pretty wickedly wild one, but everyone deserves love. His darknesses wants to consume her light, and she wants his darkness to consume her. I’m just beyond in love with their story, with its ups and downs. The only thing left to say is I hope there is a book 2 of their story... I didn’t want this book to end!

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Getting turned on by murder was too much...

I love this series, and I like these characters. I like KL Savage. It’s not my thing, but blood play is fine. BUT, the murder of some innocent guys / and their blood and blood play/ getting turned on by murder, etc. I know it exists, but it is sick and disturbing and I don’t want to read about it. That was too far for me.

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Our favorite Ruthless King

Tongues story, like most of theirs just breaks your heart. He is so complex though and I knew from Book 1 and how he interacted with Sarah (Reapers old lady) that I loved him. I've been waiting for his book and it didn't disappoint. I really wish they would catch the Gardner though

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🥰🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤

couldn't tear myself away, even though I have read it in print I still loved every heart stopping moment - excellent narrator choices🥰

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tragically Deep

Trigger warnings right from the beginning, for some readers! I knew Tongue's story would be the type of book on a different level than others I have listened to, but that didn't mean I wasn't going to NOT read it, I HAD to know what made this character tick and the author certainly didn't disappoint. Going through the series knowing Tongue was going to have his story told at some point had me examining this character deeper anytime he was in the scenes of previous books. His love for the shadows, his secretive non-verbal stonewalling, and his love for Sarah that started his heart beating a different kind of rhythm, not in loving her, but in protecting her as a member of the family, like a sister. She is the one to crack his hardened exterior throughout the series. Then, in a flash, Tongue finds that he did something that could take that all away from him, from his MC family. His members pushed him too far. Flashbacks are no joke, and the author has these on point.
Joe Arden and Maxine Mitchell are a fantastic pair to hear together, their emotions flow through each chapter and captivate the listener. Cannot wait for the next!

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Heartbreaking and Heartwarming

Tongue is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Heartbreaking when you read Tongue's backstory and heartwarming when you read Tongue's and Daphne's love story. This series just gets better with every member's story. Definitely a must read and listen to series.

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fo real..

o wow 😳😱 what a great book!! and after that ending!?!?! I can't wait to find out the rest of that story...💜💜

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not a fan of the ending

This book was wonderful...until the ending. It ended too randomly. It left me with so many questions. I became attached to Tongue, and I need to have more intimacy. Darn it.

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Dark and twisted in the best way!!

I finished this story like 20 days ago, but I didn't want to immediately review the book. Honestly, Tongue's story is dark....like super really messed up dark. But it explains a lot about why Tongue is....well Tongue. He meets Daphne, who also has quite the childhood, and it's everything you wished for eight books, Tongue would find. She is strong for him and completely and absolutely perfect for our swamp kitty lover. I am very excited to read their second book to see more from this duo.

The narration was seriously the total best with Maxine Mitchell and Joe Arden ❤

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Awful

The story line was terrible!! And the ending was very lacking. Love her other books just not this one.