Publication Date: June 27, 2017
Genre: Dark 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.
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 never know quite what I'm going to get when reading a book by Skye but I do know I'm never going to be disappointed.We start the story finding out how Damon and Penny meet when they were children, it all seems very pure and innocent. Next we move to the future and we meet the devil incarnate Damon's father Johnathan Scott, this is where the authors words are used to devastating effect. Skye very easily paints the multi faceted elements of Johnathan's personality perfectly, we feel the evil pouring off him when he goes to the diner Penny works at he really is a crazy scary dude. Penny may be young but it when you learn her back story seems like she has lived a thousand lives in that short time. However she's no victim she's strong and courageous even if she makes some dodgy decisions. Damon is an enigma, his outside facade is one of a tough businessman who no one questions but with Penny he's different he's protective and almost tender. Set against a backdrop of gambling we see what the addiction has done to Penny's father and subsequently her whole life. Every decision that Damon forces her to make is a gamble but will that the final gamble at the end of the book finally break their budding relationship? I can't wait to get my hands on book 2
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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.