REVIEW: Shameless King by Maya Hughes
Genre: Romance, Sports, New Adult
Publication Date: June 28, 2018
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In high school she is known as the Ice Queen but nobody knows why she has to be that way, there are things going on at home that nobody understands. Hockey is his life, his destiny! Going to college is his mums dream for him and he is willing to do anything for his mum. With both of them feeling that the other has had it so easy, when they are thrown together as seniors at college and the have to be partners for every assessment for the one class neither of them even want to be in but can't miss. Can Declan and Makenna work it out so that they can get the grades they need to pass this class? I really liked this book and the story held my attention the whole way through!
A great start to a promising series. An enemies to lovers that had the spark from the get go. Enough to introduce the rest of the Kings and learn a little about them for their own stories too.
I adore a good ‘I can’t stand you’ to ‘I can’t stand to be without you’ story! Declan and Makenna are fun, sexy and full of badness. What more could you want!? An excellent novel which I speedily finished in 24 hours. The sign of a great book!
This is my first book by Maya Hughes and I couldn't put it down. The emotions and witty banter between all the characters sucked me in and the hot, hot scenes between Declan and Mak were great. I am now a fan and I can't wait to see what will happen next in this series.
Declan and Makenna disliked each other throughout high school. They each thought the other had the perfect life when in reality they both were going through their own struggles and difficulties. After three years, they both end up at the same University and have to team up for a class. All those preconceived notions come to light during their study times and they both begin to actually listen to each other. Suddenly, dislike and mistrust turns into love but how do they deal with these new feelings? Reading about Makenna's life as a teenager was so sad and you understand why she likes to have control in everything while Declan hasn't had an easy life, his issues weren't so ingrained in his being like Makenna's. I would've liked to have had a scene in the book of Declan explaining his issues with his father to Makenna. I wanted more of Declan baring his soul to Makenna.
This was very confusing in the early section of the book. I didn’t understand what was happening and I would often have to reread certain parts to know what was going on. The story line was great, and I loved Declan and Makenna together. They did frustrate me at times, but then again which book couple doesn’t when they’re being stubborn? Just take your time with this book. That way you can enjoy it more.
About The Book
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 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...
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