Savage Kings; Savages of Kingsworth #1
(#1 within a series)
Publication Date: August 10, 2022
Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Dark/Reverse Harem/Bully Romance
Author: L.M. Harrison
Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars
Mystery, very-dark broody bad boys, and a girl that takes no grief from anyone….step into the Kingdom if you dare.
Grace Lilley is a girl that never knows when to stop running her mouth. She is very aware of this bad habit of hers, it is essentially what gets her into trouble and basically shipped off to Kingsworth in the first place, but she also never seems to stop this bad habit of hers.
There is a LOT of moving parts and shrouded darkness in this book. Grace is constantly told to leave Kingsworth when she was forced to attend it in the first place. Why? I’m not entirely sure, yet. There is also a lot of mystery surrounding her background, but I won’t focus on that here, as it’s part of that overall intrigue factor that’s wound throughout the story and I don’t want to spoil it. However, I will say this, for all intents and purposes she goes into Kingsworth alone so it’s easy for her to be singled out and bullied, but the majority of that bullying doesn’t come from whom you’d expect. Although I’m still trying to piece together who some of the players are, as this is just the first book in this series and like I said, there is a bigger puzzle to solve and as a reader we’ve only been given a fraction of the pieces.
This is a reverse harem story and wowza!! One of the love interests…oh my…he is one of those love to hate and hate to love types. Due to the dubious nature of the story their chemistry wasn’t completely in your face, but like I said he does grow on you and with a harem there is always support when the hating becomes too much. That is what makes a harem so wonderful…right?!?
Just when things were really heating up and the plot was getting juicy of course the book leaves us on a cliffhanger….so I’m left here needing more and I’m dying to know how everything turns out for Grace.
You know that trending video?
The one of those Kingsworth guys and that random poor girl?
Yeah, that was me.
I’m also the one who posted the video because humiliating them?
It was strangely… satisfying.
Of course, that was before I knew who they were.
Ezra Covington. Bellamy Thorn. Dashiell Laurier.
The politician’s son. The future Duke of Ashwood. And the man whose father just bought my sister’s foreclosure.
Three beautiful, cruel savages used to control.
Three untouchable royals who were just … well, royally touched.
The good news is my sister will get to stay in her house. They’re also giving me a full-ride scholarship to Kingsworth Prep.
Which is the bad news.
Because now that I have the royals’ attention, they’re not letting me go. Not without punishing me. Ruining me. Exposing my demons.
Little do they know, my demons bite back.
And that makes me just as savage as any king.
WARNING: Savage Kings is a bully romance that contains graphic content and situations that might make some readers uncomfortable. It is a reverse harem novel, meaning the heroine has more than one love interest. It is book 1 in the Savages of Kingsworth series and ends in a cliffhanger.