Blog Tour + Review: The Rebel King by Kennedy Ryan

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Blog Tour + Review: The Rebel King by Kennedy RyanThe Rebel King by Kennedy Ryan
Published by Scribechick Media on November 17, 2019
Genres: Multicultural & Interracial, Romance
Pages: 388
Format: ARC
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Ambition. Revenge. Love.

RITA® Award-winning author Kennedy Ryan delivers the gripping conclusion to the All the King’s Men Duet.

Raised to resist. Bred to fight. Survival is in my blood and surrender is never an option.

Though surrender is what Maxim Cade demanded of my body and heart, I had other plans. We were fast-burning fascination and combustible chemistry, but the man I trusted with everything was a trickster. A thief who stole my love. If what we had was a lie, why did it feel so real? The man I swore to hate will have it all, and wants me at his side. But power is a game, and we’re the pawns and players.

Facing insurmountable odds, will we win the world, or will we lose it all?

Before you read any further, be sure you have read the first book in this duet, The Kingmaker. You can check out my review here.

Do not read this review until you are finished with the first novel.

Ok, you did? Good, let’s continue.

When’s the last time you held your breath throughout an entire book? When’s the last time you felt the tears constantly well up in your eyes and a frog in your throat as you flipped through the pages of a novel? That hadn’t happened to me in a while but this was the case with Kennedy Ryan’s The Rebel King.

Kennedy Ryan put her foot in this book and once again, simply took my breath away. The theme of this story is loss. Unexpected, terrifying loss. We ended the first novel on a cliffhanger and though part of that is resolved pretty quickly, we’re soon faced with other obstacles and learn that the in the quest for power, change, and a potentially happily ever after, the greatest threats are the ones we can never truly anticipate.

Lennix once again is incredible in this novel. Though she is tested, she’s always secure in who she is and her purpose. She is confident in who and what she wants to invest in. This Kingmaker is a fighter and one who will never back down.

Maxim really shines in this novel. He gets put through the wringer and we see how even the strongest men can be brought to their knees. In some of the most trying times, we see a man in a haze of complicated emotions. One thing that is abundantly clear though is that he is firm in his unwavering love and support for Lennix. The way that he was consistently vulnerable and open with her was admirable. Maxim was never afraid to be himself with Lennix and made it clear to her and anyone near him how sustaining her love was for him.

The Rebel King is a story of unfathomable pain, of a war that battles both within ourselves and outside sources. Life isn’t easy, real true once-in-a-lifetime love isn’t always a walk in the park. Real power isn’t for the faint of heart. The Rebel King reminds us of all of this but most importantly it’s the affirmation that we all have the ability to change the world, and when we dare to dream, the possibilities are truly endless.


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