Title: Deviant King (Royal Elite #1)
Author: Rina Kent
My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟1/4
Type: Series. Trilogy- Book1
Genre: Contemporary Fiction Romance, Bully Romances, YA
Primary Characters: Aiden & Elsa
Narration: Dual POV
This is my first Rina Kent’s book. I picked this up after several suggestions from fellow readers in several reading group. This book definitely exceeded my expectations and I thoroughly enjoyed and binge read this entire trilogy. Even though I enjoyed it, I’m slightly conflicted over my rating due to some of the initial parts of the book.
I directly picked it up without reading Cruel King. Aiden is one of the school’s four horsemen and King of RES. He is cruel, crazy and have several psychotic tendencies. Title suits so well. Aiden is deviant, mysterious, dark, jerk, bully and completely obsessed with the heroine Elsa.
Elsa is called as “Ice princess” and “Frozen”. It’s not only because of her name, but her character traits resemble that. She is very protective, fierce, strong willed, defiant and loyal. I loved her loyalty to her best friend. She stands up on her own and fights back if necessary. She has kept her head down in RES for 2 years, now, in her final senior year all she wants is to work for her grade and move to her dream university.
One instance of saving her friend will make Aiden to act and his deviant nature comes out. Story takes a good turn post this. All the mystery of Aiden got me hooked. I was curious on Aiden’s hidden motive. Elsa not remembering her childhood times before the traumatic accident was topping on the cake. It added to the mystery. It took me sometime to warm up to Aiden and other horse man.
Plot and narration is good. Secondary characters are the best part of the book. Cliffhanger ending made me pick up the next book soon after this. We only get a small little smidge of the complexity of this story, yet to see how this turns out. Series is yet to bring out the mystery.
This is a quick read with complex, twisty and psycho characters. Let’s see how they all turn out and hoping to get some answers in the next part of the series.
Source – Free in KU
Buy link -https://www.amazon.in/Deviant-King-School-Bully-Romance-ebook/dp/B07Y6MJYJX/
Blurb as per Goodreads
I have a simple plan.
Finish Royal Elite School and get into my dream university.
One glance from the school’s king blows my plan up in smoke.
One glance and he suffocates my air.
One glance and he issues his death sentence.
His first words spiral my life into irreparable chaos.
“I will destroy you.”
Everything about Aiden King is black.
I should’ve remained quiet and endured the time I have left.
I made the irrevocable mistake of provoking the king on his throne.
The devil in his hell.
And now, I’ll pay the price.
Being hated by Aiden King is dangerous.
But being wanted by him is lethal.
Deviant King is book one of Royal Elite Series. This is a dark high school bully romance, mature new adult, and contains dubious situations that some readers might find offensive. Aiden isn’t the normal romance hero. In fact, he’s not a hero at ALL. So please don’t read this if any of that bothers you.
This book is part of a trilogy and is NOT standalone.
The entire trilogy is available.