King of Wrath is a captivating, entertaining, relatable billionaire romance with hate to love and an arranged marriage trope.
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King of Wrath (Kings of Sin #1) by Ana Huang
Publication Date : October 18, 2022
Read Date : December 8, 2023
Genre : Romance
Pages : 450
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She’s the wife he never wanted…and the weakness he never saw coming.
Ruthless. Meticulous. Arrogant.
Dante Russo thrives on control, both personally and professionally.
The billionaire CEO never planned to marry— until the threat of blackmail forces him into an engagement with a woman he barely knows.
Vivian Lau, jewelry heiress and daughter of his newest enemy.
It doesn’t matter how beautiful or charming she is. He’ll do everything in his power to destroy the evidence and their betrothal.
There’s only one problem: now that he has her…he can’t bring himself to let her go.
Elegant. Ambitious. Well-mannered.
Vivian Lau is the perfect daughter and her family’s ticket into the highest echelons of high society.
Marrying a blue-blooded Russo means opening doors that would otherwise remain closed to her new-money family.
While the rude, elusive Dante isn’t her idea of a dream partner, she agrees to their arranged marriage out of duty.
Craving his touch was never part of the plan.
Neither was the worst thing she could possibly do: fall in love with her future husband.
King of Wrath is a steamy arranged marriage/billionaire romance. It is book one in the Kings of Sin series but can be read as a standalone. It contains explicit content, profanity, and mild violence. Recommended for mature readers only.
I absolutely loved the Twisted series and as soon as I finished it, I was dying to read Dante’s story and now that I finally read it, I’m happy to say it didn’t disappoint me.
King of Wrath is the best book I read by the author. I love this as much as Twisted Lies. It is a captivating tale of love, power, desires, and dysfunctional family and relationships. It might not be most original story but as I have read her other books I knew what to expect. Like all her books, it felt refreshing and engaging.
Power in Ana Huang’s books lies with her characters. They have something in them that draws you in from the very first page.
Dante is ruthless, powerful, cold, and control freak CEO. He prides himself on having control over everything in his life, even with his emotions. I usually don’t like controlling men in romance but the author made me fall for Dante without an ounce of doubt.
I loved seeing him change bit by bit. He never liked the situation he was put in, he didn;t show he was interested in it or was going to try to work it out but he never disrespected Vivian, not truly. He was closed to conversations that looked like he was an asshole but it wasn’t his fault, just his nature and being reminded or having reminders of what Vivian’s father did to him didn’t help.
But as story progressed, developing feelings was inevitable, even for a person like Dante. He tried to push it away and it didn’t work for him and I loved how he treated Vivian like she was everything in the world after that. The dates he planned were swoon-worthy. I loved them even more when he was trying to win her back. His patience and persistence were admirable.
I liked him even more after knowing about his family and how it affected him and his brother. It was great to get his mother’s perspective and also how Vivian supported him and made them put more effort with Dante. They weren’t the best parents but like Dante said his parents looked lovely compared to Vivian’s.
Vivian at first looked like a meek and mild-mannered society girl who would do anything for her parents and that isn’t the most negative point but I never liked her parents, especially her father who sold his daughter to arrange marriage through blackmail just so he could get into blue-blooded society circle.
I hated her father even more for his gut to threaten Dante. Idiot didn’t even know what would happen to him once he lost his leverage and all this time he kept criticizing Vivian and kept saying it’s because of him they have this lavish life. I never like it when parents make “raising the child and making their life comfortable” an obligation that the child has to pay for by doing what they say regardless of their own feelings.
I have seen such parents who say “I raised you, I paid for your studies that made you reach at this position.. I did this, I did that…” and I have seen how that makes their offspring look guilty for something they didn’t do wrong. So I might be biased but I hate this kind of parenting and emotional blackmail.
Clutches of such emotional parenting blackmail Vivian felt was realistic and genuine. I could get how it made her feel. It was just sad it took Vivian so long to see what her father did and was doing. All these times her friends and every other person in life kept telling her she didn’t have to do what he said but it took a blow of truth that involved Dante to make her stand up for herself. Even though she was hurt Dante didn’t tell her the truth, I loved her for not giving in to another blackmail by her father.
I wish she hadn’t taken so long to forgive Dante but I can oversee it as I loved seeing Dante wooing her and how all that solidified their relationship even more. It was fabulous to see her succeding in her career as well.
I loved Vivian’s friends – Sloane and Isabella. They were amazing supporting characters. I also enjoyed meeting people in Dante’s circle, especially Kai. I’m sure he and Isabella will make an amazing story so I’m definitely reading next book in this series ASAP.
The climax was as I anticipated. Like I said before, what I didn’t anticipate was how long it took for Vivian to forgive Dante but in the end, it worked out just perfectly.
Overall, King of Wrath is a captivating, entertaining, relatable billionaire romance with hate to love and arranged marriage trope.
I highly recommend King of Wrath if you like,
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