The highest stakes…
My father gambles every night, falling deeper and deeper into debt. When he hits the bottom, he places a new bet: his daughter. I’m his entry bet to the biggest underground poker game.
Every kind of danger circles the velvet-covered table, but only one man makes me tremble.
A trailer park princess.
The son of a criminal king.
We don’t belong together, but I’m caught in a twisted game.
His eyes meet mine with dark promise. And when he puts down his cards, I know I’m going to lose more than my body. I’m going to lose everything.
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THE KING is the first book in the new Masterpiece duet about risking your heart and finding yourself. It’s a spin-off from the USA Today bestselling trilogy but can be read separately.
OMG DAMON SCOTT!! I love this man hard!! He is so broken and raw!! Everything my dark heart desires < insert heart eyes> The King by Skye Warren is the first book of her Masterpiece duet and a spin-off from her Endgame series. If you have been reading this series you already had glimpses of Damon and Penny. We learned a little here and there and I was so hungry for more of their story.
Lots of things fall into place as Skye Warren brings all the little shinny pennies she left for her readers to follow and I can’t wait for the conclusion in The Queen!!
“I have this sense that everything has led me to this moment. Everything has led me to Damon Scott.”
I loved the back story of Damon and Penny. How they meet and how they were in and out each other’s lives since childhood. They both have upbringing that left them broken in different ways. Penny the girl from the wrong side of town and Damon was born into crime. They both players in a sick game orchestrated by Jonathan Scott. God he is pure evil, diabolical and twisted. While Damon makes the ultimate sacrifice as a young adult, they still get caught in the web of Jonathan’s sinister plans. This story is gritty and raw. It hurt my heart as it unfolded. The plot is so intricate and I’m trying to keep this review super vague as I’m worried of accidental spoilers.
“We have something in common now. We’re both monsters. Not the kind you can see on the outside. He wears a secret smile on his handsome face. Bruises faded back to pale skin on my naked body. It’s only inside that something can never be repaired. Only inside that I never really leave the water. Inside that I learn to need the dark.”
Lots of unanswered questions still as I’m dying to get my hands on The Queen. While this duet can be read as a standalone, I wouldn’t recommend it. To fully appreciate the game and all its players you need to start at the beginning. I’ll put all the links after the review! This book is dark and not for everyone. So preceded with caution if you are not a fan of darker and twisted but if you are you’ll devour these books by the brilliant Skye Warren.
Preorder The Queen Coming September 19th!!
To get the FULL experience, grab the books from the beginning!!
About Skye Warren
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.
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