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#ARCReview The Devious King (The Hale Mafia #1) by B.L. Mute

Title: The Devious King

Series: The Hale Mafia #1

Author: B.L. Mute

Genres: Mafia Romance, Suspense

Release Date: 26 June 2020


“My kingdom isn’t one you find in fairy tales. Instead, it’s built on corruption, lies, and murder.”

Raised by the chief of police, I knew tangling with the mafia leader of Northridge Heights was a bad idea. Yet as I gazed into his dark eyes, I couldn’t resist Teddy’s offer. We made a deal. He helps me find my fathers murderer, and I’ll stand by his side as paid protection. But nothing could protect my heart—from him. I saw a side of him few ever do, and it left me aching for him. Now, there’s a new deal. Stand by his side and reign as his queen. Am I ready to join the seedy underbelly of mafia life, knowing one among them murdered my father?

When I made the chief of police a deal, I never knew he had a daughter. After his death, I felt compelled to watch over her and keep her safe. Somewhere along the way, I fell in love. But helping her fit into my world wouldn’t be easy. She had to be trained. Groomed. Educated. To my great relief, my beautiful Charlie exceeded my wildest expectations. Still, I live in fear that if the secrets I’ve kept come to light, my queen will become my enemy.

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
ARC Source: Author via Enticing Journey Book Promotions

I’ve just finished the book and I seriously have no idea what just happened. I’ve heard that the book ended in a cliffhanger, but I wasn’t ready for this! The whole plot left me with so many questions…!

Charlie’s father was murdered 6 months ago. Since he was the chief of the police no one really wants to tell her what actually happened. Her life because even weirder when Theodore Hale approaches her. What does this Mafia King want with her? After that first meeting everything changes. She’s thrust into the mafia world, while Teddy is grooming her to be by his side.

It’s apparent that the author has some aces up her sleeve. I waited for at least some answers by the end of the book, but I was left with more questions. There’s too many things happening and Teddy keeps to many secrets from her. Their initial attraction came as a surprise for me but after that their chemistry was undeniable. I’ll be eagerly waiting for the next book!!!!




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