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Destructive King by Rachel Van Dyken ~ Review

Destructive King is my first read of 2021 and not only is it a top read of the year but also secured a spot on my all-time favorite list.

I’m not even sure where to begin, every book in this series pulls you deeper into the RVD mafia spell and Destructive King is woven with a spellbinding story that will keep you rooted to one spot until you have read every word.

Ash is undeniably a Destructive King; he is engulfed in an inferno of destruction and the only person to be able to extinguish it, is the same person that’s unintentionally stoking the flames.

Annie is the light, she radiates kindness and compassion while also being able to hold her own in the moments Ash fires venomous words at her, his words spark something inside of her that brings out her fire.

Annie and Ash had a connection with a stunning intensity anytime they were near one another, when they had heated exchanges I waited for my kindle to combust. The storyline was a step beyond all-consuming the fire between them and the emotion these characters feel are so raw that you feel them deep inside your core. There were times I wished I could jump into this book and hug Ash as tight as possible. His pain was palpable and I felt as though I had a boulder on my chest and other times I wanted to go for a round in the basement with him. I don’t think I have ever had such strong yet conflicting feelings for a character because underneath the pain and grief that he’d been buried under was the king we knew he’d become.

Destructive King is a spellbinding blend of a soul on the verge of going up in flames finding the only soul that brings calm but still feeds him the fire he craves, suspense, witty banter that made me laugh and lighten the intensity, moments that shredded my heart, friends that breathe loyalty, and more feels that will be branded on your soul long after you read the last word, and steam.

Until the next Mafia Royals release because in the mafia, it’s Blood In. No Out. That goes for anyone who picks up this series one word of it and you’re part of this mafia world consumed to the point of obsession with no way out and you will love every heart stopping minute of it.

Blurb:

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken comes the final standalone in the bestselling Mafia Royals Romances…

Unrequited Love.

Arranged Marriage.

A love triangle for the ages.

A contemporary mafia retelling of King Arthur and the Knights of the round table.


I will do anything for my family, and as the heir to the Campisi Mafia throne, I fall on my sword and do what’s expected of me—it wasn’t an accident that I was given the name King.

I marry the girl I love—who’s already in love with someone else, and because I’m a masochist, I make him her personal bodyguard.

After all, who better to protect the woman I love than the man she loves?

I have seven days after our wedding to own her—body and soul.

Seven days to show her everything I feel.

But tragedy strikes, and I’m forced to take the weight of the mafia crown on my head.

Now I need my Queen by my side.

I don’t know who’s with me or against me, but I will rule them all with an iron fist and make everyone proud.

As our seven days come to an end, I wonder how I will ever be able to let her go.

“Until it ends,” I whisper.

A tear slides down her cheek. “Until it ends.”

Amen.

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