Review: The Rebel King (Kennedy Ryan)

The Rebel King
Series: All the King’s Men Duet, #2
Author: Kennedy Ryan
Publication Date: November 18, 2019
Publisher: Scribechick Media, LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Synopsis:

Ambition. Revenge. Love.

Rita Award-winning author Kennedy Ryan delivers the gripping conclusion to the All the King’s Men Duet.

Raised to resist. Bred to fight. Survival is in my blood and surrender is never an option.

Though surrender is what Maxim Cade demanded of my body and heart, I had other plans. We were fast-burning fascination and combustible chemistry, but the man I trusted with everything was a trickster. A thief who stole my love. If what we had was a lie, why did it feel so real? The man I swore to hate will have it all, and wants me at his side. But power is a game, and we’re the pawns and players.

Facing insurmountable odds, will we win the world, or will we lose it all?


I’m at a loss for words after finishing The Rebel King. I’m in a state of shock and awe. I don’t know what I expected, but whatever it was, it wasn’t the direction this book ended up taking. Some parts killed me emotionally. Other parts brought my heart back to life. The Rebel King had the perfection storm of emotions and once again proved why Kennedy Ryan is a force in the contemporary romance world. She always teaches me so much when she could simply entertain. I’m in awe of her writing, her research, and her heart. The Rebel King was worth every frustrating minute of wait over the three-week period after the The Kingmaker release. It was a satisfying end to an outstanding duet.

19 thoughts on “Review: The Rebel King (Kennedy Ryan)”

  1. I’m glad you enjoyed it! I downloaded The Kingmaker on KU, but wasn’t sure if I was actually going to read it. Too many books, too little time left on my KU deal. But I’m feeling intrigued again about the series now, so I might have to make sure it’s one that gets read.

    1. Honestly, I’m not sure if it will be for you or not. I would be really interested in hearing what you thought, though. So I kind of hope you get to it. LOL

  2. Great review! Sounds like this one left you with a book hangover. I love how it left you in awe and also elicited such different emotions from you.

    1. Yes, I did. Kennedy Ryan always hits me hard, though. Her books are so much more than romances. There’s a lot of social commentary that hits hard.

  3. Omg, what a review. I’m actually scared to read this duet but I really liked the first book’s synopsis and I reaaaaally want to pick it up. I still have Grip on pause because it hurts to read it, Kennedy Ryan in an amazing author but her books mess me up. So, I’m torn. 😕

    1. I was talking to another blogger and she asked me about this duet, if it was Ryan’s best work yet. I said probably but that Grip would always be my favorite and mean the most to me. This duet was emotional,but Grip packed more punch. Does that help?

    1. It is so worth the read. You’re going to love them! I wish I would have waited so I didn’t have to wait to read the second.

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