Synopsis from Goodreads
Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.
New Orleans belongs to me.
You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t.
My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met.
I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt.
To have her in my debt.
She doesn’t know she caught my attention.
She should’ve been more careful.
I’m going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her.
It’s time to collect what I’m owed.
Keira Kilgore, you’re now the property of Lachlan Mount.
*Ruthless King is book 1 of the Mount Trilogy. Mount and Keira’s story is anticipated to be completed in Fall 2017 with Defiant Queen and Sinful Empire.*
Lachlan Mount is like the bogeyman of New Orleans, his ruthless reputation proceeds him and if you are unlucky enough to be on his radar you better start praying.
Keira has been blissfully unaware of Lachlan Mount’s existence until he comes to claim her for the debt owed to him. Caught in the web of lies and deceit her deceased husband wove around her, Keira is desperately trying to drag herself and the family business she now runs out of the pit they have been pushed into. Strong, independent and more than a little feisty, Keira does not take Mount’s demands easily. However, she is shocked by the sexual chemistry they have zipping between them, fuelled by their antagonism of each other.
The plot is quite simply ingenious, surprise revelations add a sense of clarity to the action within the plot. Amazing twists will keep you constantly off guard and the cliffhanger ending will make your jaw drop. I am glad there is only a short wait for each new instalment in the trilogy even though the smallest amount of time feels like torture when the need to know what happens next is so desperate.
Neither Keira nor Lachlan are quite what I expected with a lot more depth that I would have initial attributed to them, especially where destroying preconceived notions regarding their status are concerned. I especially liked how loyal a friend Keira and how non-judgemental she is.
I have a few suspicions about little titbits that have been dropped into the narrative, particularly concerning Keira’s assistant, Temperance is concerned!!!!!