Audiobook Review: Kings Ransom ( Oil Kings, #2). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

King’s Ransom by Marie Johnston

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When revenge turns into a fake engagement…

It was supposed to be a simple case of revenge: get to know King Tech owner and CEO Beckett King, learn his secrets, and ruin his life like he ruined my brother’s. But Beckett King offers me a deal I can’t refuse.

Not only does he want me to pretend to be engaged to him, he needs to marry me to get his grandmother off his back. And at the end of the year, we can go our separate ways, only I’ll be a whole lot richer.

I won’t fall for his irresistible good looks, or that aw, shucks country-boy charm he still possesses from growing up on a ranch. I’m smarter than that. He has a lesson to learn and I’m the best one to teach him.

But that’s the tricky thing with revenge. It doesn’t always go as planned.

Kings Ransom

Secrets and Lies!

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

The heroine: Eva Chase – She had been stalking Beckett King and is now ready to go after revenge from him because he is the man that ruined her brother Adam’s life. Now Adam does nothing but veg out and play video games (a bit like my son). She decided to get a job with Beckett’s company and do whatever she could to destroy him as he destroyed her brother’s dream of launching an app.

The Hero: Bennett King – He comes from a wealthy ranching and oil family. Though he went his own way and now owns a successful gaming and app tech firm. His mother died years ago and she and her mother set up huge trust funds for Bennett and his three brothers that go away if they hit the age of thirty without being married for at least one year. He is the next to reach the age of 29 and his grandmother keeps sending him assistants who want to marry him.

The Story: Beckett gets his assistants through his grandmother who keeps sending women to him whenever he has an opening at his company, which is pretty often. The women quit after they find out that all he wants is an assistant not a wife. So when his most recent assistant quits, he hires a new one, and this time he proposes a deal that will help her and get his grandmother off his back.

Kelly Tager and Michael Gallagher did the narration on this one. The book was told in dual points of view via dual narration. Kelly has a soft, clear and feminine voice which is pleasing to listen to. Michael has a clear, intelligent sounding voice which matches the tech wizard, Beckett.

The supporting characters were great in this book and I liked Beckett’s entire family, though their prejudices against their enemies, the Cartwrights is deeply entrenched and a bit off the mark, at least for the daughter. Due to what happened to his mother, Beckett has some pretty entrenched prejudices as well against people who have made mistakes in the past and this is a problem for the relationship between him and Eva. This story was pretty good!


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