By Meghan March
This is the first book in the Mount Trilogy
Audio Book Narrated by Grace Grant, Joe Arden
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.
Keira Kilgore grew up drinking whiskey. Now she is the fourth generation to run the family business of Seven Sinners Whiskey Distillery. Unfortunately, her cheating husband died horrifically before she could have the satisfaction of divorcing him. Now she has to use everything in her power to keep Seven Sinner open.
Lachlan Mount is not the kind of man you want to know. He runs New Orleans and nothing happens in this city without his permission. You don’t get this kind of power by giving people second chances. Mount’s orders are followed or there are consequences.
I wanted to wait until books two and three were out to start this one. I waited as long as I could. That would be six days. I only made it six days, and now I have to wait weeks until book two comes out! If that gives you any indication about how much I loved this book! I love the promise of more, I love the characters and I love the angst.
In the book community there is a lot of debate about the cliff hanger. Those who don’t like it are vehemently opposed to stories without the emotionally satisfying ending (that would be Kristen). I personally love a well planned and flawlessly executed cliff hanger. It means the story has been expertly conceived to elicit a connection with the characters and or with the story. It also means that there is more to come (be strong Kristen, you’ll make it through).
March is a master at creating characters to love. Keira is a strong and confident business woman who loves her people so completely she is willing to anything for them. She is not a shrinking violet cowering to a man’s bidding. Lachian is an unapologetic alpha male that is in control and knows exactly what he wants.
This story is the definition of angst. It’s about that feeling of deep anxiety that is the human condition. March crafts her story and her characters so expertly they pull you in (Aracely, you're going to need to have a rom-com cued up). When you read Ruthless King expect irregular breathing or shortness of breath, heart palpitations, feelings of anxiety or impending doom. Don’t worry it’s not a heart attack. It’s just what happens when Meghan March goes dark.
April’s Audio Book Review:
Joe Arden provided a great showing. But, this audiobook is all about Grace Grant. First of all her voice is AMAZING! It’s like pouring melted chocolate, it’s rich and decadent and you just can’t get enough. Her timing is right on point, and she emotes so compellingly.
Why did we choose this book:
I choose this book for two reasons. First, I like stories that are dark and twisty. Second, Megan March is a one click author for me. So when I heard she had a new book out, I was beyond excited. When I heard it was dark, I couldn’t get to Lachlan fast enough.
Who should read this book:
If Fifty Shades of Grey made you blush, this is not the book for you. This book is for people who don’t mind stories that are gritty, angsty, or dark and twisty. This isn’t your grandma’s romance. This is a new and darker side to Meghan March!
About the Author:
A USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels, Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had.