Title: The Lion Heart (Rogue Academy, Book Two)
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Sports Romance, New Adult
Date: September 15, 2019
He’s supposed to be the ruler of this kingdom.
The prince poised to take his rightful place on the pitch.
Instead, he plays the jester, shunning his legacy.
Only I am privy to his lion heart.
Kingston Phillips is the heir to England’s football dynasty. The offspring of two of the world’s greatest players, the expectations set on his shoulders could crush the universe. But the golden-haired Adonis chooses to live his life as a game; a series of nightclubs, brawls, pranks and different kit chasers parading through his sheets.
I’m the last woman he should chase, and I’ve told him so. My cheeky mouth and icy demeanor guard the secret no one can learn. But when the Casanova I’ve been avoiding becomes the bloke next door, he quickly begins to thaw the frost around my heart. Kingston shows me the ferocious, loyal, protective side of himself that no one else gets to witness.
I begin to realize that he’s just as damaged as I am.
That as much as I try to deny it, we’re the same.
And ... that might just be our undoing.
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Kingston is THE Guy. You know the one, talks a lot, acts the fool, manwh@re, with terrible ideas. The guy who regularly does idiotic things... yeah, that guy.
He's the natural born player. He has football in his veins. And yet, he's the biggest joke in the country. Kingston's life is going down the drain.
I simultaneously want to hug and shake the ever loving shite out of Kingston. (P.S. I truly hope they do an audiobook of this because I would swoon and possibly need back up panties!) He stays true to his F the world philosophy until a certain super model wakes his smarmy arse up!
The fighting, the bickering, and the push and pull of these two heats up the pages in a delightful form of foreplay. The Lion Heart is serious in nature with just enough shenanigans to keep it from being depressing. Don't get me wrong- the serious nature of both Poppy and Kingston's trauma is not made light of. Carrie Aarons has brought a positive light to terrible behaviors. I appreciate her contribution to encourage others to speak up. I respect her for taking her characters on that journey.
Back to The Lion Heart, Kingston may have been up second in this series but he is no one's second. This charismatic sex symbol is just what Poppy needed even if it took her forever to admit it! I hope that our man Vance has similar results in his bumpy ride. I can't wait for his tale.
Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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Author of romance novels such as The Tenth Girl and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.
When she isn't writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and Lab/Great Dane rescue.
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