RUTHLESS KING by Maya Hughes

Title: Ruthless King

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: New Adult Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber, Qamber Designs

Release Date: January 10, 2019


My d*ck never got me in half as much trouble as my heart…

We were high school sweethearts. I was head over heels for her and no one could tell me we weren’t going to last forever. College? Going pro? My family’s money? None of it mattered. She was all I needed.

Then she ripped my heart out. But I’m not going to let that happen again.

She’s back. Invading my life and acting like she was the wronged one. The pain is still there, but I can’t keep my eyes off her. I can’t stop thinking about her and how much was left unsaid between us. Being this close is making me question everything I thought I knew about her.

This time everything will be on my terms. Everything…



Author Bio

Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.


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Ruthless King is the third book in the Kings Of Rittenhouse series. Being the one and only book I have read from this series, I will let it be known, that this DUAL POV can be read as a standalone. Maya Hughes definitely knows how to write a story. My attention was soul focused on our Hero Emmett and our Heroine Avery. Their story completely captivated me. It pulled at my heart strings, and at some points, I felt like I was bleeding out. On another hand, I felt the loyalty to my core, and it made it feel sensible. With that being said, I also felt like the plot was drawn out for so long. In my opinion, the plot could have been wrapped up a lot sooner than it was. So that makes me feel like the soul focus was just on the plot, and not the build of the story. Overall, I did enjoy this story and I look forward to more from this author.

I am a sucker for a broken hero. One that plays in the NHL as well? That is a definite win in my book. So let me introduce you to our Hero Emmett. The Wing man. The one that has let his past shape him into the person he is today. The one that is jaded to the core, but also the one that has a huge heart and will give you the shirt off your back. Helping people makes him feel like he belongs.

Avery Davis has never been the one with a privileged life. She works her fingers to the bone, for reasons most people couldn't comprehend. Not having the easiest of lives, she understands a lot more than what people her age should, but would give up everything, for those she loves. The most selfless person to ever grace a novel.

Emmett and Avery's journey has never been an easy one. From their late teens to now. Everything that has happened, happened for a reason. Can Emmett and Avery leave the past in the past to move on, or will the past come back and haunt them? The second chance story is one you do not want to miss.

~ Ashley


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