Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.
New Orleans belongs to me.
You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t.
My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met.
I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt.
To have her in my debt.
She doesn’t know she caught my attention.
She should’ve been more careful.
I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her.
It’s time to collect what I’m owed.
Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount.
*Ruthless King is book one of the Mount Trilogy*
Reviewed by Klaire on behalf of KFF
~ 4 Stars ~
I’m no stranger to this author’s work and was eagerly awaiting the first book in this new series, Ruthless King, after a little tease and cameo at the end of her last series – Beneath the Truth. What I wasn’t quite expecting was how different this felt to Meghan March’s other work (granted I haven’t read it all), there’s a real edge to this first book of the Mount Trilogy.
First off, I loved the setting of Ruthless King; the old brewery of Keira’s and the sprawling residence of Lachlan’s. At times I could almost imagine I smelt those old whisky vats. Decadent. These places also lent to accentuate the dark undertone to this story. The basement rooms, the long winding corridors, Keira’s blindness as to where she was being led. Again – a dark edge.
So, I liked this very much. It oozed tension and fear and pulled me along at a fantastic pace. I was never bored, nor did I want to skip anything. Always a bonus for me. I did have trouble with Lachlan. I’m not sure if, at this point, if I like him. Egotistical is a word far too lame for him yet without swearing, I can’t think of another. The author gives us very limited information about the man, intentional or not – I’ve yet to decide. It perhaps went a long way to enhance the secrecy that revolves around Lachlan Mount. Whatever it is, I think it worked. I’m not sure we are meant to like him at this juncture. Keira is a fantastic character, a spine of steel and determination but even she gets ruffled in her ministrations with her ‘debt collector.’ The chemistry between the two is explosive, the push and pull between the pair is written extremely well, and you want more!
As this is the first book in a trilogy, a cliff hanger is a pre-requisite and one I relished. I caught wind to it a little early, I have to say, but waiting to see how it would play out was enticing. Surely Meghan March threw the cat among the pigeons with this one.
Can’t wait for book two. I think it will be as good as the first, the angst and fireworks will perhaps melt into something a bit less superficial and Mount might actually loosen up a little. Would be nice to see Keira with the upper hand. Highly recommended read from an outstanding author, who is fast becoming a favourite of mine.
Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at firstname.lastname@example.org.