#NewRelease #Review #SportsRomance #Hockey – Shameless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #1) by Maya Hughes

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 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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I received this book from the author for an honest review.

I was asked to read this book and really was just jumping at the whole “enemies to lovers”.  Who can turn away from bitter rivals who finally can see how wrong they are about the other and then to fall in love after is the icing on the cake right??  Ok well I can’t see past that any way, so I jumped.  I did read the prequal for the book that gives us a look at the characters when they were in high school.  It also gives us insight to the side characters who will also be getting books as well.

Declan and Mak are two very stubborn individuals who will not look past preconceived notions of the other for more then one second.  They are both very attracted and have a spark but Mak can’t let anyone in because of her drive.  Dec can’t fail because he has to achieve his goal of being a professional hockey player.

The chemistry and build up for the couple is a slow burn but to be honest that is what makes it believable.  There were a few times it might have been a bit too slow but hey I am ok with extra-long angst.  These two people come a long way from pure hatred and indifference to seeing the real person the other is to finally be accepting of the other person for who they are and what they are.

The sexy times are really nicely written and very sexy indeed.    I enjoyed the banter and barbs they both gave in the story because it was first their way to cope and diffuse the situations but then I looked at it as their way to show affection and acceptance.

I cant wait to read more from the series.  I wanna know about Emmet and Avery!!  These two are killing me!!

Maya has always loved romance novels, one look at her Kindle will confirm that. She started writing her first romance novel while pregnant with her third child. One of her best friends said she should go for it and she hasn’t looked back. Now her romance writing addiction has replaced her romance reading addiction.

You can find her writing on her foldable keyboard and phone anytime inspiration strikes. She feels super weird talking about herself in third person. I write stories about characters with flaws and painful pasts, so I can heal them with my words and bring them together with their perfect match. The path is paved with love, laughter and lots of steamy nights!

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