Cataclysm: A sudden violent upheaval
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤
The setting: The Hamptons, New York, Perdita Island
The Hero(s): Nate Riverside Malum – is second only in the Elite Kings to Bishop, though Bishop has been dealing with relationship issues and has become more human lately so Nate often takes over in the Lead role. Nate had a baby, Miceala with Tillie but was mad at her for hiding the pregnancy from him, though she really was kidnapped.
The heroine: Tillie Stuprum – in love with Nate, but is coming to realize that they can’t be together. She along with her daughter were the last remaining members of the Stuprum line. These women are meant to rule over the lost boys on Perdita Island.
The Love Story: Tillie and Nate have never really been happy since that first weekend they were together when she became pregnant. Though their daughter seems to have helped bridge the gap somewhat.
So much happened in this book. Not just with Nate and Tillie, but also with Madison and Bishop. I am not quite sure why that stuff didn’t happen in their own 3 book series, as it could have crossed over timelines with this book, but I guess it was so we could find out what happened between them second hand instead of first person.
I guess what happened in this book shouldn’t have surprised me, but boy did it ever. These books have been pretty brutal all along and the romance genre on whole has way more coincidences than can occur naturally. There were so many huge reveals in this book (and the previous) I was going a little crazy.
Additionally, like the first four books there is some crazy attraction and a bit of action between people other than Tillie and Nate. In the first three books Madison had some encounters with Nate and one with Brantley as well even though she was in Love with Bishop. Tillie likewise has had more than a light flirtation with Brantley and he her.
However, I can’t blame Tillie too much, since Nate is a is often an insufferable jerkface. Though I must say that over the course of these five books I have truly hated the idea of the “The Elite King Club” like I do with most ultra wealthy secret society type books. They are usually inherently bad and corrupt, not that this one isn’t that, but this book showed why the club hasn’t disintegrated from the inside. It showed why the Kings stay. That was the best part for me!
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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