Contemporary Romance Fiction

Iron Crowne by C.D. Reiss

Title: Iron Crowne

Author: C.D. Reiss

My Rating:

Standalone: Yes

Genre: Contemporary Romance, enemies-to-lovers

Narration: Dual POV

Primary Characters: Olivia & Byron

Source: Free in KU


Byron Crowne and Olivia Monroe are on opposing sides. They meet first time at the construction site, where Byron is the owner and Olivia is putting and legal halt to that. Before they meet each other, they have their own life plans. Olivia is a fierce and opinionated woman who knows what she wants as well. Olivia wants a family of her own and is trying to get pregnant through artificial insemination. Byron wants to leave his imprint through out the city. They start with wrong foot but end with each other.

Olivia may despise Byron for all he represents, rich, entitled, arrogant, corrupt; And Bryon considers Olivia as a worthy opponent.  He tells her, “You are Tough. Persistent. Smart. A little Cunning”.  And yet, both cannot keep their hands off each other. They forget it could be a complication in business or career.

Olivia was so refreshing. She’s a very independent woman who had no qualms about admitting how she was feeling. She was tough and could still be vulnerable. It’s a great combination in a heroine. My only complaint is that I thought she softened too quickly, but then again, this was a stand-alone romance novel. Byron was just exactly as he was portraited. Emotionally scared, dominant, imposing, demanding, controlling, and decisive.

Story takes a turn when they decide to have a child together and no relationship. Just sex as Olivia is disappointed after her several failure attempts in her treatment. It was very insta lust which I was fine with but I was disappointed when Olivia all of sudden loves Byron despite how often she’s acknowledged her dislike of him.

Byron’s family was introduced, and his brother Logan made an impression along with their parents. I’m definitely intrigued to read Logan’s story. Overall, I liked Iron Crowne. It didn’t wow me, but I’m intrigued with the Crowne family and Logan’s Story. It’s a onetime fun read.

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