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Release Blitz & Review: Heartless King (Kings of Rittenhouse, #5), by Maya Hughes


Title: Heartless King

Series: Standalone book #5 in the

Kings of Rittenhouse Series

Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 23, 2020


Two blue lines. That means not pregnant, right? Right?
Oh, sh*t.
Five years ago, Colm Frost asked me to marry him and I ran. I ran from my painful past too raw and fresh to escape. He was the only one who looked at me like I wasn’t broken and made me believe it. He made me feel it.
Now, he’s the hot, angry, hockey player on the mend. 
I’m the physiotherapist who’s supposed to get him back on his feet. 
I don’t think our night together was what his doctor prescribed, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t dreamt of him every time I close my eyes. I woke up beside him with my body still singing from the way he fanned the flames of my desire, but I couldn’t


His lips on my neck. His hands wrapped around my waist. His impressive…ahem,
touch leaving me breathless.

One moment of wild inhibition and it’s come back to bite me in the butt. Kind of like he did that night.
But a baby? Our night was supposed to be a one-time thing, closing a door on the future I couldn’t handle. 
Will this new bump in the road be everything we needed to find our forever?


Heartless King is a standalone friends to enemies to lovers, accidental
pregnancy romance that brings all the laugh out loud, angsty feels!


**My Review**

Welcome to my stop on the release tour for the final installment in Maya Hughes’ Kings of Rittenhouse series, Heartless King! Do you know how sad it is to write the final installment??? I have been following and loving this series since the prequel was first published and it completely breaks my heart that this is the last one. However, it was so good it almost made me forget to be sad. 

So we finally got Colm’s story in this one… Colm has raised his little sister Liv since their parents died and is extremely angry that his best friend Ford is now with Liv. He’s had an injury and is angry at the world for everything that has happened over the past few years. One night when he decides to tie one on and try to live it up, Imogen walks into the bar and everything changes. 

Let me start by saying that, unfortunately, Colm is a total ass for the majority of this novel. I still love hi, but it’s true. Imogen is what I would thing every man wishes for. She’s beautiful, smart, funny, and puts everyone before herself. But as to where she definitely makes a mistake or two in this one, Colm is  a complete ass most of the time. But did that stop me from loving him and crossing my fingers that he would get his HEA? Absolutely not. 

Both characters in this novel have experienced unimaginable loss. Yet both characters still had some wonderful attributes, despite the cards they had been dealt. It took a while, but eventually Colm say the error of his ways. Much like Imogen, who seemed so flawless at first, but eventually let her vulnerable side show and did some things she had to make up for.

I don’t want to go much into the plot because of spoilers, but as sad as I am that this series has ended, I can’t imagine it going out any better than this. Bravo and thanks to Maya Hughes for bringing this series into her readers lives. There are plenty of series that come to an end, but this feels like parting ways with a family, which just shows how skillfully she has brought these characters to life. Colm and Imogen’s story ends in a HEA like all of the other books in this series, but this one was special. If you aren’t familiar with this series yet, please catch up and start with Kings of Rittenhouse today. If you are already familiar with this series, get ready to laugh, cry, get frustrated, and enjoy one of your best reads this year, with Heartless King. 

P.S. Thank you to Maya Hughes for introducing me to James Bay. I was not aware of his incredible voice and soulful music until reading this, so kudos to you!

*Thanks to Give Me Books and the author for providing this review copy in exchange for my honest opinion!

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The question had been running through my head all night: how
could I get her to leave? But I didn’t want her to go. And now the maple syrup
and cinnamon taste of her sent me hurtling close to the edge of my control.
Those reserves were running on fumes. 
Everyone else had been run off by my anger or blinded by my
money, but not her. If anything, she battled me, pushing me like she knew I
needed it. She wouldn’t let me hide the splintered and cracked pieces of myself
that I was barely holding together. 
She didn’t push me to talk, just slid in past my defenses
and got me to say more than I should. 
“Do you want me to stop?” I ran my fingers through her hair,
tugging on the roots. 
Her lips parted in a gasp and I deepened the kiss, needing
to taste even more of her. She’d teased me, eating that French toast that
smelled like a vanilla and cinnamon factory had exploded when it arrived at our
She stared into my eyes, heavy breaths shuddering past her
lips. “Hell no.”
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Author Bio
Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking
inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration
also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer
I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less traveled and
enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing
until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 



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