The King (Masterpiece Duet, #1) by Skye Warren
Published by Indie on June 27, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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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.
I honestly had no idea we were going to get Damon Scott’s story. Maybe I’ve been living under a rock since The End Game Series ended. Who knows. But the moment I found out and got my hands on The King, I knew I was in love. As stated by Warren, you do not have to read The End Game Series in order to read The King. It is a spin-off of that series, however. And I’ll be honest, I think you should read those first. Sure, you’ll be fine if you don’t but the stories and time frames do coincide. Plus, that series is amazing and you shouldn’t miss out on it anyway!
This story is raw, gritty, intense and painfully broken. The struggles that both Penny and Damon have gone through in their lives is emotional and painstakingly heartbreaking. Yet, it has shaped how they are now.
I knew I was going to love Damon because I wanted more of him from The End Game Series. He was dark and mysterious and The King gives us his background. I had no idea just how broken he really is and there’s something about him that tugs my heart for him. I just want him to find the love that he never got as a child.
What I didn’t know was how much I was going to like Penny. Some may think she is weak in this book (if only by a few actions) but if you peel back the layers and really see her for who she is, she’s intelligent, beautiful, and very loving. She’s stronger than she looks and her bravery would stand above any other girl her age. I just felt for her and connected to her. Of course, I’m pulling for these two and praying for a happy ending for them.
Overall, I love this book. It’s everything that I could of thought I needed when it came to Damon Scott and his story. It’s dark and sad but beauty shines in the most unexpected places. I can’t wait to get my hands on The Queen and find out what the rest of Damon and Penny’s story is.
Penny doesn’t dream about a prince coming to save her from the trailer park. She knows better than that.
And the boy she finds hiding in the woods out back is too wild and dangerous to trust. But he may be her only chance at survival.
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The Endgame Series
PRAISE FOR THE ENDGAME SERIES
“Sinfully sexy and darkly beautiful, The Pawn will play games with your heart and leave you craving more!” – Laura Kaye, New York Times bestselling author
“Edgy, provocative and deeply erotic, The Pawn is one of my top reads of the year! Skye Warren brings you a sensual battle of wills guaranteed to leave you gasping by the end.” – Elle Kennedy, New York Times bestselling author
“Positively sinful, and outrageously sexy! Emotions run high and readers will be left gasping.” – Lisa Renee Jones, New York Times bestselling author
Releasing September 17, 2017