Cruel Prince (Royal Hearts Academy #1) by Ashley Jade
Release Date: August 20th
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Welcome to their kingdom…
I never thought I’d step foot in Royal Manor again.
But four years later, here I am…back to finish my senior year at Royal Hearts Academy.
And forced to face Jace Covington.
My first friend. First crush. First kiss.
The one I left behind.
Only—he isn’t the same boy I gave my heart to.
This new Jace is as cruel as he is gorgeous.
And he’s determined to make my life a living hell.
Along with the rest of his glorified family and crew of tyrants.
They expect me to worship the ground they walk on like everyone else, but I’d rather eat dirt.
If Jace Covington wants me gone…he’ll have to try harder.
Because I’ve never been the kind of girl to play by the rules.
WARNING: Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone.
This series is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language and sexual content.
“Is that why you wore this sexy little shirt tonight?” His warm breath tickles the side of my neck. “Hoping to get my attention.”
That earns me a husky chuckle. “Too bad.” He presses his lips against my throat. “Because it’s working. You have all my attention.” He walks his fingers down my torso. “Question is…what are you going to do with it?”
The lyrics to The Middle by Jimmy Eat World is a perfect anthem to this story <b> Hey, you know their all the same.
You know you’re doin’ better on your own,
so don’t buyy in.
Live right now, just be yourself.
It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough,
for someone else.</b>
Royal Hearts Academy is a a brand new series by the genius that is Ashley Jade. Cruel Prince is set in high school and follows childhood best friends Jace and Dylan. This has a vibe of Bully and Paper Princess, but yet it’s a different spin and not at all like it. If that makes sense, lol.
I don’t want to go into too much because I hate spoilers. I will say Ashley that she has brought it with this. She has a a story that is a mixture of angst, drama, sexy, heartbreak and humor. Damn girl!
The characters what can I say about them, but yes more please. Jace and Dylan friends since fifth grade that now are enemies. But why? Jace was Dylan’s first kiss, her first crush, but she was ripped away from him in eight grade. Now she’s back and he’s out to destroy her. Will Dylan back down and let Jace run over her?
Jace had to grow up to fast. He’s been the one that held his family together until he didn’t. Because of her. Dylan is the girl who broke everything and he’s going to make her pay for what she did. Will Jace be able to prove that Dylan means nothing to him and get his revenge?
These two feed off each other and the sexual tension jumped off the pages. They each have some deep seeded issues from guilt, abandonment, anger and trust. When we get their interactions together though you can feel the pain they are going through and the resentment. They tied me up in knots!
Cole, Sawyer, Oakley and Bianca I need more of them now. We don’t get too really know too much about Bianca, but I have a feeling her book is going to be a bomb of explosions. I really liked Oakley and I know it’s not listed, but please give him a book and maybe it’s Bianca he falls for which would be epic. Cole I know there is a lot of pain underneath all his masks that he shows everyone. Gah Ashley please hurry and give us more!
Cruel Prince is full of turmoil that had me gasping at times. Scenes that had tears springing to my eyes and moments that had me wanting to smack the hell out of someone. Ashley did a phenomenal job with this and is going down as a top read this year. She just has a way to make you love and hate her characters. Her stories always suck me in. If you’ve never read her, you need to put her on your list. She has such a talented mind!!
ARC received for honest review
About the Author:
Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.
Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.
She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.
Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.
It was the best decision she ever made.
If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.
Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.
She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.
She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.