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Blog Tour Stop: The Last King by Katee Robert

by Katee Robert
Series: The Kings #1
Genres: Contemporary
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: April 3rd 2018
Source: ARC received for review
Rating: ★★★1/2

Ultra wealthy and super powerful, the King family is like royalty in Texas. But who will keep the throne? New York Times bestselling author Katee Robert introduces a red-hot new series.


Beckett King just inherited his father's fortune, his company-and all his enemies. If he's going to stay on top, he needs someone he can trust beside him. And though they've been rivals for years, there's no one he trusts more than Samara Mallick.

The rebel. That's how Samara has always thought of Beckett. And he's absolutely living up to his unpredictable ways when he strides into her office and asks for help. She can't help wondering if it's a legit request or just a ploy to get her into bed. Not that she'd mind either one. After all, she likes to live on the edge too.

But soon the threats to the King empire are mounting, and the two find family secrets darker than they ever imagined and dangerous enough to get them both killed.

Boy am I glad that Katee Robert's writing a new series with feuding families because I'm still in a book hangover from the O'Malley series completing and I need more.

The Last King is the first book and a great start to the series. It's fast-paced, and I finished it all in one sitting because I couldn't put it down. I love the introduction to the Kings. I was expecting a feud between the Kings and another prominent family; turns out it was an internal thing between Beckett King, who recently inherited his family company upon his father's death, and Lydia King, his father's estranged sister and Beckett's aunt. It was full of OTT family drama and my dramatic ass loved it so much.

Beckett King is my type of hero. He's confident and cocky, and on paper he seems like a ruthless man who will bulldoze over anything to get what he wants. But as the story went, we got to see a softer side of him, especially when it came to Samara. I love Samara Mallick so much, she's my queen. She's so fierce and smart, and I cheered every time she knocked Beckett down a few pegs. I love her devotion to her mother and her friendship with Journey, Lydia's daughter. 

I love the hate-you-but-I-want-you thing going on between Beckett and Samara. I love seeing them go head to head with each other in business (Samara was Lydia's right-hand woman) and outside of it. The attraction between them was electric; Katee writes great chemistry between her characters. While I love Beckett and Samara together, I'm not that deeply invested in them, and I'm sure it will change with rereads just like it did for me with Teague and Callie (from The Marriage Contract)

Overall, it was an entertaining read and I recommend it to anyone who wants a little drama with their romance. I really wish we didn't have to wait so long for the second book. I love Journey a lot already, and I'm really curious about the whole vibe between her and Frank. Also, I'm praying hard for an Anderson King book, he's a scene stealer.

About Katee Robert

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her 2015 title, The Marriage Contract, was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it 'a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension."  When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse. 

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