ARC Review: Merciless Kings (Boneyard Kings, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Merciless Kings by Becca Steele

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

They say bad things happen in threes.

The first was when I lost my parents.

The second came when I had to leave behind everything I knew to move across the world to live with my only remaining relative.

But what was life for, if not for living? So I kept moving.

Then the third thing happened, just as I was about to begin my junior year at the prestigious Blackstone University.

I caught the eye of not one, not two, but three of the most infamous guys on campus. The three guys from the wrong side of the tracks.

☠️ ☠️ ☠️ ☠️

Saint, Mateo, and Callum.

And now that they have me in their sights, I know that there’s nowhere I can hide.

There’s no escape from the Boneyard Kings. 

Merciless Kings

These three kings!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💙💚🖤💜❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔
World building: 🌎🌍🌏🌎🌍
Character development: 😳🤬😏🤓☺️

The heroine: Everly Walker – A junior at Blackstone University where her uncle is the Dean. Her parents died in an accident while in her senior year of high school. Her uncle became her guardian and since then she has been attending college.

The Hero(es): Saint Devin – Tall, tanned, with green eyes and blonde hair. He is a Junior and one of the Boneyard Kings. He looks like an all American, but has a darkness inside him that frightens Everly.
Mateo Soto – a junior at Blackstone college, like his two friends he is there on scholarship. He can be impulsive and quick to anger.
Callum Connelly – he is a senior and the leader and protector of the guys. He is definitely the strong silent type and doesn’t like many people.

The Story: The town of Blackstone is split between the wealthy north side where Everly’s uncle lives and south side which is ruled by the Boneyard Kings. They are called that because they live and work in the local car junkyard which is rumored to be named the boneyard because of what is buried there.

The first meeting between Everly and the Kings disappointed me. It was over way too fast, Everly freaked out and cried when there wasn’t anything to cry about and the guys seemed like they were play acting at being tough guys. Maybe if it would have lasted longer and more happened it would have been different, but it was like they pushed her around a bit and scared her a little and she fell to pieces.

I was afraid the whole book would be like that but it got better pretty quickly. There was a lot of background information on each of the main characters and the story showed that the guys were pretty tough, but they had good hearts as well. Though they are hanging around Everly as some sort of revenge plot and information gathering about something that involves her uncle.

I liked the story, the way the romance built, and the way that Everly finds herself attracted to all three guys. Each in a different way, to match their personalities. The book ended with a huge cliffhanger and I hate that I have to wait months for the next book.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own


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