Audiobook Review: King’s Crown (Oil Kings, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

King’s Crown by Marie Johnston

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I lost my job and got kicked out by my roommate, who happens to be my ex-husband, on the same day.

If I nail one interview, I can get my life back on track. I even get to fly on a private jet with my prospective boss’s dad Gentry King, a widowed oil company CEO. We’ll make one stop and once Mr. King’s business is done, we’ll continue on to Denver where I’ll hopefully land a high paying job that’ll keep me from moving back in with my parents. I’m not even thirty, I can’t go backwards in life.

Mr. King is unbelievably attractive and intimidating, but it’s a short flight and I never have to see him again after it’s done. Only we don’t make it to Denver. A snow storm strands us in Wyoming where the only hotel room available has one bed. Unlike me, Mr. King remains undaunted and continues to work remotely at the desk in the room, otherwise ignoring my existence. Until the power goes out and there’s nothing for us to do but get to know each other.

Between our age difference, his adult kids, and his former mother-in-law who’s still in control of the company, what happens in Wyoming might have to stay in Wyoming.

Snowed in!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💚🖤💙❤️💜
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘📔
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌎
Character development: ☺️😉😀😘

The heroine: Kendall Brinkley – she was married for nearly two years before her and her husband became roommates more than lovers. She still lived with her ex-husband, Darrin because they wanted to pay off their student loans and she didn’t want to move home with her family. Her ex worked nights and she worked days, so it sort of worked out.

The Hero: Gentry King – a year ago he was quite the player, but he would never bring a woman home. He was father to four grown boys and his wife was murdered years ago. He was left to raise the boys and run the oil company that wasn’t his family legacy but his wife’s. Gentry’s wife and her mother left a strange legacy, leaving the company to the four boys but only if they got married by a certain age. This caused his oldest son Aiden to marry a woman he might not love. Since then Gentry has given up women.

The Story: When Kendall’s job gets downsized she has to scramble for a new one. Her job was the only thing keeping her from moving back home and she was the oldest kid, she didn’t want to do that. A friend gives her a heads up on a job with Beckett King that his sister just resigned from.

Kendall is kicked out of her house the same day by her ex and his new girlfriend. She also has a bunch of family issues including parents that work too much and 5 siblings that she raised and is still basically raising. Kendall decides to give a call to see if she can get the job her friend told her about. She ends up on a private plane to Denver with Gentry King and ends up stranded in Wyoming due to a snowstorm. They ended up with the last room in town and it only has one bed.

Narrated by Kelsey Navarro and Tor Thom, this book is told in dual points of view via dual narration. Tor Thom has a super deep voice which I really like. Kelsey has a strong and intelligent sounding voice which is pleasing to listen to. The story is a bit of a May-December romance, but I was glad that Kendall wasn’t just out of school or anything like that. She is a 28 year old college graduate who has been married and divorced, so she has both education and world experience.


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