Scorned Princess: An Enemies to Lovers Gang Romance (Crooked Paradise, Book 1) Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Hell hath no fury....
I thought I was trading one evil for a lesser one. Marry a man I might eventually love, forge an alliance between his gang and my father's, and get out from under Dad's sadistic thumb.
Turns out my fiancé has other plans. Like slaughtering me and my entire family the night before the wedding.
I make it out alive, left with nothing but a thirst for vengeance. But if I want to crush the prick who betrayed me, I have to turn to the biggest pricks of them all.
Hot, cocky, and dangerous, Wylder Noble and his men rule Paradise Bend. Their help doesn't come cheap. I've got to prove I'm strong enough to deserve it.
Whatever they throw at me, I can take it. No taunting words or scorching looks will break the wall around my heart.
They think I'm made of glass? I'm a girl of shards that can cut you to the bone.
Before this is over, someone's going to bleed. And this time, it won't be me.
Scorned Princess is the first in a new gritty contemporary romance series from best-selling author Eva Chase (writing as Eva Chance) and Harlow King. No major triggers, but be prepared for domineering men who make their own rules, a rebellious heroine who's not afraid to get her hands dirty, and an enemies-to-lovers romance where the girl gets all the guys. It's going to be a wild, bloody ride!
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 5 minutes|
|Author||Eva Chance, Harlow King|
|Narrator||Ava Lucas, J.F. Harding|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||September 07, 2021|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #137,773 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#2,885 in Crime Thrillers (Audible Books & Originals)
#4,952 in Romantic Suspense (Audible Books & Originals)
#10,812 in Contemporary Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
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There isn’t as much sex in this first book as what I’d like from a reverse harem, however, the character building and setup is well done and we get more spicy parts over the next three books. I can’t wait for more books in this universe!
I read A LOT of books and my favorites are RH and I am always looking for the right amount of spice and plot. This book did not disappoint. There is murder, angst, mistrust, revenge, alphaholes, piercings 😉 and oh so much chemistry. Great character growth, plot development and fast paced. The story is told through multiple POV’s which I alway enjoy. This book only scratches the surface of their story and ends with a cliffhanger. Defiantly can’t wait to continue reading this series.
While I enjoyed the developments of the plot and the men's character arcs, I was disappointed in Mercy.
I'm conflicted. I want to like her but for all her self-boasting and self-praise... she seemed pampered like some of the other characters mention. Many times the men would *verbally attack her and while she had all this internal dialogue going on she would only voice a few words back at them. It was almost like she was an idiot around them or she would come across as a brat. Sorry... but it was VERY frustrating watching the exchange between her and the men as she wouldn't say anything or do anything!! After all that fiery inner dialogue, she'd just glare at them. And if she did have something to say it was all self-boastful, but empty. Talk is cheap and Wylder called her out on it, too. I just feel like her character could have been greatly improved. Gotta stop with the inner dialogue and actually have her say something that doesn't sound bratty.
After all that, I really did enjoy the plot - and ofcourse the men. I'm invested and will continue hoping that Mercy grows into a smarter character.
This is the first book of Eva and Harlow's that I have read, and it won't be my last. I was pulled in from the first chapter and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I loved getting Mercy, Rowan, Kaige, Gideon, and Wylder's points of view throughout the book. It really brought the story to life.
The book ended on am amazing cliffhanger that left me begging for more. I can't wait to dive into the next book Perilous Lady.
I would recommend this book if you like enemies-to-lover romance, contemporary romance, or gang romances.
Our h, Mercy, is the only child of a crime boss. She was promised to a rival boss as a truce but he betrays the engagement and murders Mercy's whole family. The h wants revenge and goes to our first H, Wylder, to help her bring down her ex-fiance. What ensues is a whole twisted story of mistrust, revenge, misunderstandings, murder, and so much more! The chemistry of our h and her guys is off the charts, and that's just with cloths on!
There is no romance in here, in the traditional sense. This book is dark, gritty, and bloody. The characters have such depth and they have so many layers I feel like we have barely scratched the surface of who they all are, and their stories!
I will warn you, once I finished the book I had to put it in a time out but that still didn't help with the FEELS of that ending!! I am very impatiently waiting for the next! I'm STILL freaking out at that ending!!
This book is definitely worth the read. I will continue to one click these books as they come up for pre-order!
*I received an advance copy and am volunterily leaving a review. I also purchased a copy after release*
Top reviews from other countries
5 stars - less than a day to read because I cannot put it down. I only give 5 stars if it has managed to engage extra emotions from me - extreme lol moments or real teary moments etc. A 5 stars book tends to have me raging about cliff hangers and (legally and not creepily) stalking the author for release dates.
4 stars - 2 days to read or less. A book that I have quite enjoyed reading, feisty MC and some racy scenes with thier romantic interest. I would definitely follow a series and author for 4 star books.
3 stars - takes around 2/3 days to read, usually because I have become distracted and less engaged in some sections but by the end the end I have enjoyed the overall story and would read any sequels.
1/2 stars not given, as I have usually returned it without finishing as I'm not engaged. .
I totally devoured this book and how different it was, right from the off it had me hooked about Mercy and how she was double crossed the night before her wedding with the slaughter of her family in front of her by her fiance Colt. After her escape she goes to the one person that can help her get back at Colt, Wlyder Noble and his three right hand men of Kaige, Gideon and Rowan.
This was fast paced that never let me up for breath with what was going down. This follows gang princess Mercy and how she wants revenge on her ex who killed her family with the help of a rival and powerful gang of the Nobles. It doesn't help that are all sexy as hell who don't treat her right as she has to prove herself worthy of joining there gang.
Absolutely loved this story, but gah that ending i need the next book asap. What a fantastic start to this series as not read any from this author before but WOW she had me hooked into this series right the off.
Not only is this book written amazing but the story itself is fantastic
I mean I always love a female character with attitude, not scared of anything and can make a huge giant man cry lol
So our a scorned Princess ticks all the boxes for me
Not only that she proves herself time and time again with the enemy
I mean enemies to lovers, it’s not like a Highschool bully kind
It’s the fact their is no love between the two and our female character Mercy and her enemy
But this story comes down to trust and that Mercy doesn’t only have to prove that she needs it in return
Some crazy stuff goes on through this book and I have been surprised with some of the outcomes
It was sneaky but in a good way
Cliffhanger which I’m disagreeing with that as I don’t believe that is true and I’m leaving it like that
Unless you read the book and will
Understand what I mean then you need to read it hehe
I feel like now we got to the end of this book, it got us more interesting and it’s one that you have to get stuck into book 2 so I’m sorry but I can’t finish this review, I need to get to book 2 but it’s a huge must read from me guys ☺️
I enjoyed her interactions with the guys and liked that she had a history with Rowan and that got uncovered as the book went on. There was the obvious chemistry between her and Kaige, who I loved! There’s something about a strong built guy who’s also cheeky and flirtatious, the perfect package! Although in saying that Gideon definitely has me intrigued with his quieter, calculating personality. Wylder of course being the natural leader had a large presence but I don’t have an outright favourite guy, they’re all great!
They really put Mercy through her paces to prove her strength and worth, the plot was great and I enjoyed the mystery element of solving the murder along with the plot twist, I didn’t see that one coming! That ending though.. I’m really hoping it isn’t true!! I have a feeling it could be Wylder’s Dad making that bargain or just a complete lie from Colt.. I’m intrigued to find out!
The 'Princess' is hard as nails, I am in awe of her and the resilience, determination and passion she shows throughout the entire book. The men are all interesting in different ways yet there is a lot of build up, with very little actually occuring (although the once is a BIG FAST and FURIOUS once lol).
I genuinely cannot bear how it ended... I just can't. This is why I do not allow myself to buy books that are not completed series.
I am both excited and furious to be made to wait... GRR