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#BookReview Shameless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #1) by Maya Hughes (@mhugheswrites)

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Title: Shameless King

Series: Kings of Rittenhouse #1

Author: Maya Hughes

Genres: Sports (Hockey), Romance, College

Publication Date: 28 June 2018




Taken from Goodreads

A deliciously steamy enemies with benefits romance.

Declan McAvoy. Voted Biggest Flirt. Highest goal scorer in Kings of Rittenhouse Prep history.
Everyone’s impressed, well except one person…
After a blow out in high school, Makenna Halstead and I were happy to never have to cross paths again. Except life has a way of knocking you straight in the teeth with a puck when you least expect it. She hasn’t just returned to my life, she crashed into it like a wrecking ball…into my college kingdom, into my class, and smack dab into the seat next to mine. My new lab partner to be exact.
For years we hated each other… I may be King on the ice, but she is the Ice Queen. She has no problem calling me out, doesn’t back down, and her piercing blue eyes have me picturing more than just my arms wrapped around her.
Now we’re stuck with each other and there’s no getting around that fact that we have to work together. My hockey career hangs in the balance. Problem? Oh, yeah.
I can’t deny it. I want her. More than I ever thought I could want a woman. I’ve got one semester–only four months–to convince her everything she thought about me was wrong.
Will my queen let me prove to her I’m the King she can’t live without?
Only one way to find out…

quote declan



4,5 Stars

I was granted a copy of the book from the author.

After being introduced to the characters in the prequel (review), now we get to see their lives in college!

We finally find out what happened between Declan and Mak at prom. That night is frequently addressed in the prequel so I was curious!

When high school ended, Mak left for Stanford. Now 3 years later she comes back to finish college at her local university. Declan is, of course, one of the star players of the college hockey team. However, because of some issues with his classes, he’s been benched. Mak starts working at a bar where Declan frequents with his teammates; that’s how they meet again after 3 years.

Mak thought she’ll only need to see him when he comes at the bar; sadly for her they are paired up for a lab project! The arrangement is unfortunate but they both agree to work hard in order to pass the class. There’s so much tension and chemistry between them. Will this tension turn into passion? Is Declan going to make her his?

Declan and Mak are so good together. I laughed so much with their constant bickering; they seriously know how to push each other’s buttons 😛 . I was excited to see Mak’s snarky, playful and sexy side as Declan put it! I really loved Declan and felt for him at times. Of course, there can’t be a romance book without drama, so be ready for it!! Declan and Mak grow as characters through the book. They finally learn to leave the past behind and really stand up for theirselves and each other. After all that’s the most important thing in a relationship; to grow as a person and help the other person to grow as well.

I’m so glad there are going to be more books! I can’t wait for more 🙂 Hopefully we are getting Avery and Emmett’s story next!! I’m curious to find out what really happened between them!


Check out my review at Goodreads!



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