God of Wrath by Rina Kent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌍
Character development: 😠😘🤓😉
Narration Type: Dual Narration
The heroine: Cecily Knight – She is the geeky daughter of Xander and Kimberly Knight from Black Knight. She goes to Royal Elite University and sneaks into the scandalous Heathens initiation at Kings University using someone else’s invitation in order to gain information on the group. She is timid but friendly to everyone and she is British like most of her friends. She thinks she is good at being invisible in a crowd.
The Hero: Jeremy Volkov – He is the heir apparent to to the Volkov Mafia family and will one day take over for his father Adrian Volkov from the Deception Trilogy. He and his friends are vicious and dangerous and are the rulers of Kings University and the he is the leader of the Heathens.
The Story: The Heathens initiation is the hunt that was shown in the previous book, where the Heathens chase all the initiates through the forest and if they manage to make it out of the forest without being caught, they get to be members. Despite Cecily’s superpower of invisibility, one of the Heathens finds her on the hunt and she sparks his interest.
I liked Cecily, she has anxiety and is much better at helping others than asking for help herself. She finds solace in the fictional characters of her manga comics. She has a crush on a guy who friend-zoned her long ago. She finds she has feelings and urges that stem from both her meeting in the forest with the Heathen and the fact that she found out her crush is into primal play and consensual non-consent kink.
The book is told in multiple points of view via dual narration, though there are four narrators. The chapters in Cecily’s point of view were narrated by Zara Hampton-Brown who has a soft feminine voice which is very enjoyable. Jeremy’s chapters are narrated by Teddy Hamilton who is one of my favorite narrators, with a great masculine and emotive voice. There is also a chapter in Xander’s point of view and one in Adrian’s point of view, these are narrated by Shane East and Jason Clarke who are also terrific narrators.
As always with Rina Kent books, the story is dark and steamy with BDSM and like the first two books, the Heroes are sociopaths or psychopaths. There are triggers for some people so beware. There is nothing I hate more that when people read authors who are known for dark romance with triggers then complain about the Anti-Hero and things that happen in the book and give super-low ratings because of it. So be warned, if you don’t like dark romance with triggers, then don’t bother reading or leaving comments.
This one was pretty wild, I’ll have to say. There were scenes that I felt went a bit too far and I can’t imagine how she still wanted him. But even so, It held my interest throughout and I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. Sometimes I like books with a lot of mystery and suspense and a deep storyline outside the relationship between the two main characters and other times I like books that focus on the relationship as it builds and grows. Rina Kent books are the latter and I really enjoy them when I am in the mood for an in depth relationship book.
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