Review: Ruthless Knight by Ashley Jade

February 5, 2020

RUTHLESS KNIGHT (Royal Hearts Academy #2) by Ashley Jade is LIVE and FREE with Kindle Unlimited! 

Blurb: Welcome to their kingdom
Cole Covington is the most popular heartbreaker at school.
Every guy wants to be him and every girl wants to screw him.
Except me.
His devastatingly good looks, golden arm, and flirty smiles don't do it for me anymore...because I know what's lurking underneath the star quarterback's gorgeous armor.
At least I thought I did.
Sometimes the most beautiful people...hide the ugliest truths.
And sometimes the only way to save someone...
is to walk beside them through hell.
Sawyer Church is the bible-thumping nerd of Royal Hearts Academy.
Girls pick on her and guys don't notice her.
Except me.
Sweet, curvy, and sarcastic, she's impossible to ignore.
No matter how much I try.
Everyone at school has her pegged as the chubby, Jesus loving geek, but unlike them—Sawyer's real and never pretends to be someone she's not.
Until I ask her to be my fake girlfriend.
Sometimes the most beautiful souls...hide the greatest pain.
And sometimes the only way to save someone...
is to fight for them.

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Ashley Jade fucked me up, y'all! She ripped open my chest and kicked me in my gut! My heart fell out onto the floor, and she stomped on it. The feelings she made me feel were real and deep. Days later, I'm still thinking about this story. I can't get it out of my head or my heart. 

Sawyer had me under her spell from the second she appeared on the page. My love for her is hard to put into words. She is just such a relatable character for me. Her struggle is one that isn't usually discussed in romance novels in the particular way it is in this book. Whether you can identify with her or not, you'll feel her pain. The author made sure of it. She tugged the fuck out of my heart strings, and I guarantee you, she'll pull the shit out of yours, too. 

As much as Sawyer's story touched me, Cole's destroyed me. He may be a dick at times, but if you don't feel for the guy or his family at least a little bit by the time you get to the end of the book, there's a chance you don't a soul. Lol Just saying. 

If you've read Cruel Prince, you already know what happened to Cole's brother Liam. In this book, we're given yet another piece to the puzzle, and it's an even more painful one. This series focuses on so much more than just the romance between the main couple in each book. It's also the collective story of a family dealing with guilt and grief. The author tackles this aspect of the series in an incredibly raw and realistic way that I haven't come across in any other novel. Not everything in life can be fixed or changed, and she doesn't sugarcoat that fact. 

Bottom line, Ruthless Knight is the kind of story you don't forget. It's packed with so much more than your average new adult romance. The author completely obliterated my expectations, and I can't wait for the next installment!

If you've read Cruel Prince, and are wondering if you should continue on in the series, you definitely should! If you haven't yet started this series, do it! It's fantastically written, and the stories have a surprising amount of depth. 

New adult romance fans, this one's for you!
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Royal Hearts Academy is a series of standalones, but you can catch up with the first book, Cruel Prince, right here: Amazon:


About the Author: Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.
Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.
She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.
Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.
It was the best decision she ever made.
If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.
Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.
She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.
She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.
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