Alex and Evie’s story is the very essence of the phrase saving the best for last. One word into Sinful Princess, and I was swept inside the Knight’s Ridge world. It picks up where Sinful Knight left off; my heart was racing, a lump formed in my throat, and as soon as I felt as though I could take a calming breath, it started all over again.
I don’t want to spoil anything, so I’m going for extra vague. Dive headfirst into this trilogy with the knowledge that it’s going to rock your world in more ways than one.
Lorraine has moved beyond shattering ceilings; she shot through the stratosphere with the epicness that is Alex and Evie. As much as I don’t want to say goodbye to this series, even without the conclusion to Alex and Evie’s story, I’m not sure I could have ever imagined a more perfect goodbye. Sinful Princess embodies everything I’ve come to love about the Knight’s Ridge Empire series to the utmost degree. The characters we initially met have evolved into a force of nature; they are their own mafia family within a mafia family, which adds a whole different kind of power that permeates the air around them. They fight for one another one second, and the next they are pushing each other to the brink of insanity with clever quips, and they never hesitate to tell one another hard truths; they love with the same ferocity they fight their enemies with. You may think it’s only the characters who are in it for life, but I assure you that all it takes is a few words and you too will be as much a part of it as the fictional characters.
My heart has yet to return to a normal rhythm, and I’m not sure the ache in my chest will go away until I reach the end of The Sinful Kingdom. There’s not a single doubt in my mind that every moment of their lives was leading them straight into one another’s arms. There’s a fire between them as hot as the sun; words are sent back and forth, inflicting pain as though it were a poisonous dart; whispered words from the heart are an antidote; and the steam is as wickedly sinful as the Knight and Princess themselves. The steamiest, hottest slow burn on a whole different level than anything I’ve ever read.
When I opened this, I had only meant to read a few chapters, I had a whole list of things I was meant to do. Well, those things were put so far out of my mind that I hadn’t thought of them until now. My head, heart, and soul were enraptured from the first word to the last. I whispered more to fictional characters today than I’ve spoken to any real-life people. Zero regrets.
I feel as though Lorraine puts everything she has into every book, but there is something about Evie and Alex that is unparalleled. It’s everything I’ve come to love about Lorraine’s writing, and every element of the Knight’s Ridge world I love to the most substantial, mind-blowing degree.
Sinful Princess is categorically a top read for 2023. A “cancel life and lock yourself away” level of consuming blend of ardent chemistry, a sinfully sweet heroine, a swoony idiot anti-hero, emotions that will take your breath away, so many muttered “wtf,” “omfg,” “WTFFF,” “hfs,” and the hottest steam I’ve read this year. I need Sinful Kingdom ASAFP; that cliffhanger is the cliffhangery, cliffhanger in the history of cliffhangers, and I am NOT ok.
About the book
Starting over… a new life.
Far, far away from where I grew up.
But I always expected to be the one to save myself.
I was naïve enough to think the decision about where I went, and more importantly, who with would be up to me.
Turns out, I never had a say. In any of it.
My future had been mapped out long ago.
A future that begins at eighteen when I’m ripped away from the only home I’ve ever known and thrust into a world darker than the one I was running from.
When I’m dragged around like a rag doll with a price on my head, the only person I can think about is him.
The dark and sinful man who turned my life upside down.
He could save me. I know he could.
But there’s just one problem.
He’s going to have to find me first.
Sinful Princess is the second book in Alex and Evie’s trilogy and the final couple in my Knight’s Ridge Empire series. This book is a dark forbidden bully romance that contains mature content and demanding alpha-holes that some readers may find disturbing. You have been warned.