Thursday, February 21, 2019

REVIEW: King's Price (Kings of Sydney) King's Price by Jackie Ashenden

King's Price (Kings of Sydney)King's Price by Jackie Ashenden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I'm a sucker for marriage of convenience stories with a caveat: they must be well constructed with strong motivations for both the hero and heroine. I am happy to report this is exactly the case with Jackie Ashenden’s erotic novel, King's Price.

A variation on Jacob’s story from the Bible wherein he wants to marry Rachel, but instead is tricked into marrying Leah, Leon is forced to accept the less glamorous of two sisters. Like Jacob, Leon King is not happy, but complies with the deal to get what he must—a better reputation for his notorious family. A bad boy with a back story that would break hardest heart, Leon is no longer that little boy and has made himself invincible—or so he thinks.

Angular, red-haired Vita Hamilton is the less curvaceous of two sisters. She is stunned when her callous father informs her that she is going to marry the infamous Leon King. He reminds her that she owes him a debt from her teenage years, one that brought shame to the family. She has no doubt her father has made a deal with the devil to absolve his gambling debts and restore his fortune. A highly regarded philanthropist, her father will give his daughter away in marriage to provide a respectable cover for the unsavory King family. Like Leon, Vita has been relegated to the role of the lesser child. She, too, has been wounded. Her response was to retreat academia and a fortress of chemistry and science.

No spoilers from me! Suffice it to say I give this story 5 sizzling stars and recommend it to you without reservation!

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