ARC Review: Shameless King by Maya Hughes

Posted July 3, 2018 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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ARC Review: Shameless King by Maya Hughes
Shameless King
by Maya Hughes

3.5 Stars


Released: June 28 2018
Series: Kings of Rittenhouse #1
Published by Self Published
Pages: 282
Format: eARC

“I’m always on the lookout for the next sexy new adult hockey series and this series may just be what I was looking for.”
~ Under the Covers

I was ready to get my greedy paws on Declan and Mak’s story.  I’m always on the lookout for the next sexy new adult hockey series and this series may just be what I was looking for.

They’re both now in college, Mak a recent transfer after she had to come back closer to home due to her father’s health.  The last person she wants to see is the boy who broke her heart without knowing.  Declan is still very much pursuing his hockey career full force and Mak is determined to become a doctor.  And then they have to work together on an assignment that will be a key factor if they can continue on the path to follow those dreams.

If you are a fan of enemies to lovers, then you will enjoy this one.  There’s lots of bickering and arguing but you can easily tell it stems from sexual tension more so than real animosity the whole time.  I loved that about it.  Like waiting for them to explode and do what they really wanted all along.  This took years in the making but they finally got a second chance at exploring their feelings and I love stories like that.  I also really enjoyed that Declan isn’t a manwhore and I hope that we get to see more of that throughout the series.

I think the reading experience was probably better after having read the prequel and then diving into book 1.  I already had a better understanding for the characters before I got to know their new older selves.  And it’s a short one, so I recommend you try it in order.

While I really enjoyed this book, I also loved the continuing setup for Emmett and Avery’s story.  I cannot wait to get my hands on that one!  If you’ve enjoyed the Off Campus, Gridiron or Game On series then you’ll want to put this one on your TBR for sure.

On a totally unrelated side note, there was a strong inclination to pick up this series because of the series title Rittenhouse.  As a fan of the show Timeless I was all over that!


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About Maya Hughes

Maya Hughes is an author of hot romance novels with heart. Her debut novel Passion on the Pitch is about an American girl finding love with an Irish footballer (soccer player).

Maya is a longtime fan of romance novels, sci-fi books and films, and burning up massive amounts of time procrastinating on the internet.

When she's not writing, reading or procrastinating, Maya loves to spend time with her awesome kids and amazing husband, who has supported her every step of the way.


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Love a good enemies to lovers story

Amy R
Amy R

Thanks for the review, I love hockey romances.


Thanks for the review Francesca