Also by this author: The Devil
Ruthless Knight: A Standalone Enemies-to-Lovers Romance (Royal Hearts Academy) by A. Jade, Ashley Jade
Series: Royal Hearts Academy #2
on January 23, 2020
Genres: Romance, New Adult
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Welcome to their kingdom.
Cole Covington is the most popular heartbreaker at school. Every guy wants to be him and every girl wants to screw him. Except me. His devastatingly good looks, golden arm, and flirty smiles don't do it for me anymore...because I know what's lurking underneath the star quarterback's gorgeous armor.
At least I thought I did.
Sometimes the most beautiful people...hide the ugliest truths. And sometimes the only way to save someone... is to walk beside them through hell.
Sawyer Church is the bible-thumping nerd of Royal Hearts Academy. Girls pick on her and guys don't notice her. Except me. Sweet, curvy, and sarcastic, she's impossible to ignore. No matter how much I try. Everyone at school has her pegged as the chubby, Jesus loving geek, but unlike them—Sawyer's real and never pretends to be someone she's not.
Until I ask her to be my fake girlfriend.
Sometimes the most beautiful souls...hide the greatest pain. And sometimes the only way to save someone... is to fight for them.
This is book 2 in the Royal Hearts Academy series. Please note: Although this is Cole and Sawyer's book, Cruel Prince (Jace and Dylan’s book) should be read first for a better understanding of the family dynamic. WARNING: Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone. The characters are flawed. If you're looking for a safe, sweet romance with nice heroes and heroines who are perfect all the time, this series is NOT for you.
“Colton,” I whisper as the night sky opens up and cool rain begins to trickle. His name is the one tiny bit of truth he gave me that night. A piece of him no one else has. Something passes in his gaze.
“You would have been perfect for him.”
I have no idea who he’s talking about. “Perfect for who?”
Ignoring my question, he leans his forehead against mine. “Ask me again what I want.”
I swallow the lump forming in my throat. “What do you want, Colton?”
The pure agony that slashes across his face wraps around my heart and squeezes.
“Something I can never have…because I’ll destroy it.”
I fell hard for this series from the beginning of Cruel Prince. This world just sucked me in and hasn’t let go. These kids are not perfect, far from it. They all have their issues, but don’t we all. There was just something about them that spoke to me, and I am still consumed with it now.
“They all worship me because they think I”m better than them. But I’m not. I’m just better at being fake.”
Cole was one that I knew was either going to break me or make me fall hard, in this one he did a little of both. He’s so heart broken, and why wouldn’t he be? He’s had so much go on in his short amount of time here on Earth. I think he was always destined to need someone that could heal him in a way no one else could.
He stares at me for the better part of a minute before he speaks. “There is no one in the world like you, Sawyer.”
Sawyer was more than I expected. She surprised me in so many ways, and I’m floored at some of it. She’s has so much anger, but then again she’s broken. There is a lot about her that she doesn’t show to anyone, and this added a lot of depth to her character.
These two are so much more than I planned on. I don’t know how Ashley does it, but she just shocked me with this one. I can not wait for the next book in this series. I am just in awe of her, and her words.