Friday, April 13, 2018

4 Wine Glass #Review of The Last King by Katee Robert

36003789Title: The Last King
Series: The Kings #1
Author: Katee Robert
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: April 3rd 2018 by Forever
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: NetGalley
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Ultra wealthy and super powerful, the King family is like royalty in Texas. But who will keep the throne? New York Times bestselling author Katee Robert introduces a red-hot new series.


Beckett King just inherited his father's fortune, his company-and all his enemies. If he's going to stay on top, he needs someone he can trust beside him. And though they've been rivals for years, there's no one he trusts more than Samara Mallick.

The rebel. That's how Samara has always thought of Beckett. And he's absolutely living up to his unpredictable ways when he strides into her office and asks for help. She can't help wondering if it's a legit request or just a ploy to get her into bed. Not that she'd mind either one. After all, she likes to live on the edge too.

But soon the threats to the King empire are mounting, and the two find family secrets darker than they ever imagined and dangerous enough to get them both killed.

Crystal's Thoughts:
Katee Robert transports readers to the heart of Texas where big oil rules, and the King's sit the thrown, but someone else wants that thrown for their own and they aren't afraid to kill to get it...

Beckett King always knew that Morningstar Enterprises would be his one day, he just didn't know that day would be so soon. When Morningstar  employees start disappearing, his family home is willed away, and a fire leads to arson Beckett begins to suspect that maybe it isn't all coincidence... and maybe his father's death wasn't just an accident. Could his estranged aunt be behind it all? Beckett needs someone on the inside, and he isn't against seducing his way in. Especially if it means another night with Samara Mallick. Samara is a loyal employee of  Kingdom Corp though and knows from experience how it ends when women like her fall for powerful men like Beckett. Unfortunately, that knowledge does nothings for the visceral attraction pulling her to him like a magnet. When danger mounts and loyalties are tested, can Samara overcome her parents past? And can Beckett unveil his father's murderer before they claim another King?

Katee Robert never fails to deliver a edgy, sexy story that pulls me in from the onset. The Last King starts out with a bang; an illicit night between two business rivals, Beckett and Samara. Right away you can see the spark between these two. Their banter is hot and sassy, I loved that Samara gave as good as she got. These two are a well-matched pair and I couldn't help but root for them from the beginning. Despite his family being a powerhouse in Texas and beyond, Beckett's character is down-to-earth and arrogantly charming. I really enjoyed getting to know this couple through the pages.

Samara is reluctant to put her career at stake for a relationship with Beckett though, and her mother's own past heartache adds an additional roadblock. Samara has everything to loose while Beckett risks nothing if they fail. I commiserated with Samara's dilemma in taking things further with Beckett. But when the danger surrounding Beckett gets a little too real, Samara can't help but stick as close as she can to him. The Last King has a perfect mix of romance, drama, and intrigue. While I suspected the culprit right away, all of the little intricate details gone into these deadly schemes was intense.

The Last King was a fast-paced, pulse-pounding read loaded with red-hot romance and sizzling tension. I loved every moment of the explosive plot. My only complaint at the end was that after all of Samara's mother's fear and warnings about Kingdom Corp and the King's, I would have really liked to see a meeting between her and Beckett, as well as her reaction to everything. Would she approve of him? Would she give Samara her blessing? These are questions I found myself asking after finishing that last page. I am looking forward to more from the King family though, and Frank and Journey's story next. Frank is an intriguing man and I can't wait to see what he has up his sleeve for Journey King!

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