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The Queen

(Masterpiece Duet #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  3,038 ratings  ·  336 reviews
I have one chance at a new life. A college education. A future outside of Tanglewood's dark walls. For a breathless moment it seems like I might actually escape.

Then I get a phone call from home.

Damon Scott is my own personal dragon, the fight I've always lost, the secret hope of my heart. And he needs my help right now. Only my mind can solve the puzzle. Only my presence
Kindle Edition, 294 pages
Published September 19th 2017
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Liezel Felix
Well, that sure is one way to tie two equally amazing series together! The Endgame Series was great on its own but paired with The Masterpiece Duet it was beyond phenomenal. I was definitely impressed with how Skye Warren was able to bring these characters together.

What I loved most about The Queen was the angst. Although Penny and Damon shared a tainted history they couldn’t have been any more different as adults. I appreciated how the author convinced us that despite how their lives contrasted
Romance Readers Retreat
Sep 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After reading The King, I was on pins and needles waiting for The Queen to see how Damon and Penny's story would end. Reading this had me so stressed out! I knew Warren would ultimately give us a fulfilling ending, but getting there seemed impossible at times. Damon and Penny go through so much and at times my heart just completely shattered for them. I have such a huge soft spot for Damon. He truly felt he was not worthy of love, but Penny showed him otherwise. Every way they turned someone was ...more
Cécile Smits
WOW,just...WOW! This really is the perfect end to Skye’s Masterpiece! Just when you think you know what to expect...she blows your mind! Penny has a chance at building a future away from Tanglewood,going to college,getting a degree....until her father disappears and things quickly get out of control after....I’m not going to tell you what happens,i don’t want to give away any spoilers...but i do need to say this: i loved it,i couldn’t stop reading until i knew the end,i am still thinking about e ...more
Ana Oh
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Completely Freaking Amazing

I am a huge fan of both this author and the End Game series. This book is by far the best. I want to be in their gritty world
I absolutely loved reading Damon and Penny's story! These two just made me fall in love with them!
Both of them had heartbreaking childhoods, and you just felt so bad for them. Penny turned into an amazing, strong woman though, and was determined to prove her strength to Damon. And Damon..oh Damon! Swoon!! How can you not love him?? All he's done since meeting Penny, even as a child, is to try and protect her and keep her safe. This is truly a beautiful love story! Its dark and painful and tragi
Juliette LoCasale
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My anxiety was through the roof almost the entire book! This story was so intense and it will be a very long time if ever that I will ever forget it. Wow, what an amazing crazy story. Well done. Well done.
Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️
Skye Warren writes with a dark edginess that is seductive and captivating. The Queen was a thrilling and sexy conclusion to the Masterpiece Duet, a story that was well-written, suspenseful, and emotionally compelling.

"I'm drawn to him; I'm repelled by him. It's far too complex a relationship, an equation I've never been able to write."

This author always creates the most richly layered characters, and Damon and Penny are no exception. These are two individuals who have had so much hurt and turmo
2OCC Reviews
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gemma
There are some stories that stay with you well after you finished reading them and every story that I have read written by Skye Warren is one of them. The Queen continues on from the King and answers many questions that were raised within the first book within the series. This series is one of my all time favourites that really delve into the dark romance genre perfectly. Skye Warren writes in a way that capitates my attention and I cant stop reading her stories until the very end. The whole ser ...more
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)

I can walk away from Damon Scott because he wants me to, but I can’t stop loving him. It’s part of who I am, the logic as simple and undeniably sad as that.

I stand by my opinion that there's nothing more addictive in romance than a reluctant hero, a brooding alpha male who is cruel and detached, unreachable to the woman he secretly longs for because his brokenness allows him to believe he's not worthy. Damon Scott is the epitome of broken. Ruined. Hardened. The push and pull, the ru
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


The highly much anticipated conclusion to the Masterpiece Duet was worth the wait. The Queen by Skye Warren was a decadent, sinful, intoxicating and suspenseful read that kept me riveted and entertained.


The push and pull between Damien and Penny is still an ongoing factor throughout the book. The question of who will make the first move will be answered? While we are so entranced with what will happen to Damien and Penny, readers are ta
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!!


Penny finally has a chance at a normal education, a normal life. She ran away from Tanglewood with no intentions of going back. Then one call from home changes her life.

The farther she tries to go from Damon the closer fate brings them. In this push and pull raw emotions and unfulfilled desires, is surely going to leave Penny with a broken heart. But she is ready to take a chance because Damon Scott is worth it all.

I am blown away right now. THIS SERIES IS UNREAL and
Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
What do you say about one of the best series you've ever read that hasn't already been said? Skye Warren is the legit boss of the Dark Romance game. It is her realm as she has proven herself over and over to be the Queen. I have loved this series from the very beginning with The Pawn and have pretty much held on during this exhilarating ride all the way through The Queen. This novel was sexy, heart-pounding, suspenseful and nothing short of phenomenal. It is quite honestly one of the best books ...more
Anne Milne
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It's over but I don't want to let go of Damien and Penny this has been a fantastic series.

Damien is the king of Tanglewood the master of all he surveys all except Penny that is. She doesn't know it but the reader quickly realises the hold and power that Penny has over him, we see Damien in a new light the more the story progresses.

I don't think I've ever wanted a book couple to have sex as much as I wanted these two to get it on. However this one has a different feel to it so the lack of sex f
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

4.5 stars

I am not ready to leave Tanglewood or its cast of sinners and saints. Skye Warren paints a picture of a town so steeped in corruption and power, of inhabitants living by their own set of unwritten laws, that it is hard for me to believe it exists only in my kindle. Finishing The Queen, I felt as if I left a world where I was a voyeur, and I wasn’t ready to abandon my watch.

I loved Penny and Damon. I loved the differences between them and the way it made them the perfect foils for one an
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I am so sad to see this series come to an end. Damien and Penny's story..... Omg! what a great read. I opened this book and could not set it down. Skye has a way of telling a story that literally keeps you glued to the pages. The twist in this book was so unexpected. I was on the edge of my seat. It had the perfect amount of chemistry between them to keep it hot and steamy.
I was lucky enough to get to read this as an ARC and am leaving my honest review voluntarily. THIS IS A MUST HAVE.
Terren  Hoeksema
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Damon Scott has met his match in the girl from the wrong side of the tracks, Penny. His Queen, only after the death of his father Jonathan Scott does Damon realize how much the newly appointed King needs this mathematical genius. A girl once broken by the fallen King, who tricked him ever so slightly when she realized just how bad he was, saved by the Prince while they were young. "I'm just a girl from the slums of Tanglewood, the broke down Cinderella who never got her Prince." Penny, girl you ...more
Nina ~ Meleth Bookaddicted ~
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Goosebumps! What an epic second book to this duet!

So… that’s it? The final novel in the powerful, dangerous and manipulative world of Damon Scott and Damon Scott? I’m not ready to let go – not yet. Damon Scott, god – that man. He fascinates me, he captivates me – reminding me why I love dark, dangerous, broody and somewhat broken heroes so, so much. He is one of those heroes that stay in my thoughts long after there are no more words left in the book. I never, ever would have thought that when h
Jess~ A Darlin' Doll and Her Books.
THE Queen by Skye Warren

And so with a final bow this duet ends in a glorious blaze and among the ashes and rumble of hardships and consequences The Queen climbs it's way up to stand above it all.

From the first moment I read the prologue The Prince I was invested into this story. When The King came I was too far in to ever want to leave. Now here I am with The Queen walking away with gratification and beyond what I expected.

Our two main characters Penny and Damon have grown a lot since the begi
5 Crumbling Castles Stars!!!

Penny. …the limp in my step. The ache in my hands. The weakness in my body. She is the only one who can take it. Damon is Penny’s hell on earth. He tortures her to no end. It’s more than just a push and pull. Damon unleashes the worst of the worst on Penny, to the point that no one would blame Penny for walking away forever. He lashes her with his words, hurting her over and over again. Why does she stay? It’s more than love. She doesn’t just love him. This story
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Title: The Queen
Author: Skye Warren
Category: Dark Romance
Series or Standalone: Part of a duet, Book #2
Plot: 5
Characters: 5
Scorching Level: 5+++
HEA: Not telling

My favorite Skye Warren book ever!!!
If I loved the King, I fell in love with the Queen.
Penny has got to be one of my favorite heroine's ever! Damon is simply mouthwatering and their story has to be one of my favorite romances ever.
Our Penny. The baby genius as he likes to call her, really shines in this final installment.
Loved her
Heather C
Sep 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, sept-2017
The Queen and The Masterpiece Duet have quickly skyrocketed up to the top of my favorites list of books for 2017. I knew that I wanted more of Damon Scott. I just didn't know he was going to completely steal my heart away from Gabriel Miller.

As with The King, I must keep this review pretty vague because I don't want to give anything away. I will tell you that there are more twists and Damon and Penny are continued to be challenged. You'll go through a whirlwind of emotions, that's for sure.

In my
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to MsMoxy by: Goodreads
OH SKYE WARREN ... my obsession with this series has me searching for words to do it justice. I love the Masterpiece Duet as well as its three predecessors The Pawn, The Knight, The Castle. This is my only review for this series as I read the other 5 books before I joined Goodreads. So, I'm going to use this moment to lament on how much I love the series and how sad I am to see it end. Skye Warren, you are a beautiful story teller. When I started this series I was taken right away by the world t ...more
Wit & Wonder Books
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**ARC provided the author in exchange for an honest review**

Going into this book, The Queen by Skye Warren, I was aware that it was the final novel in her
Masterpiece Duet. I have followed the journey of Penny and Damon for quite some time and was
immersed in their lives enough to have developed a desperate need to know how their story would
end. Even after reading the blurb, I still believed there was hope for our tortured souls and that light
would finally break through their darkness.

Although Pen
Treena Ross - Rockstar Book Muse
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Dark Romance Readers

I have read both these books in this duet. I loved the first one but this second one is off the charts!!

This book is Penny and Damon's story, I loved both these characters flaws and all. This story is a tale of suspense, crime, kidnapping and so much more, hence making this a dark romance.

Damon Scott criminal bad past and even worst future, he is the son of Jonathn Scott who is certifiably nuts. Penny is the light amongst all the darkness. She too has had her fair share of despair but one
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Presidents run for office. Dictators steal it. Kings are born, and that’s why it’s the perfect way to describe Damon Scott. He commands any room he enters. He owns the very ground he walks on. And he wears that invisible crown with both pride and resignation, because it’s a bittersweet birthright.

I'm obsessed with Skye Warren and her books. OBSESSED. She's been on my auto-buy list since the very first book I read of hers years ago. Her Endgame series is a top favorite of min
Bookworm Extraordinaire


descriptionAll the books in this series are similar so basically the same comments apply. They are always a fantastic representation of the story found within. The author has a theme that continues through both series. So that creates a nice unity. The typography is eye-catching and interesting. That said it loses a star for the author's name being larger than the title.description

descriptionI have a feeling I am going to be in the minority with this one. I liked it, but I didn't love it. In fact, it was probably my least fav
Sophia Triad
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Normalcy is overrated, anyway.

THREE YEARS AGO, during her final gambling game, little naïve Penny gambled it all and in the end she lost her father.

SINCE THEN, Penny left Tanglewood , Damon Scottand and her heart behind and she has started studying Mathematics (in its purest form) at Smith University; while she enjoys the affection of the persistent and hopeful Dr. Stanhope.

It won’t take long and the past will come knocking on her door. Her father is in trouble, her best friend in tr
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Sep 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017, dark
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Review of The Prince:
Review of The King:

A few years have passed for the residents of Tanglewood. Penny’s away at a prestigious school, getting that college education she always dreamed of. She’s joined by Avery, who lives in a hotel that Gabriel bought for her. When offered a suite of her own in the hotel, Penny declines and takes a job in the kitchen to pay for her room in the servants’ quarters.

Maybe I’
Dec 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, dark
3.5 Stars

This story happens three years after the first book ended. Penny is now nineteen. She is in college and does what she loved her whole life, studying numbers. She works in a diner and she lives with Gabriel and Avery and in exchange for money, she works in their kitchen too. her father works with Damon but she doesn’t know what Damon make him to do. Her father phones her every week but one week went and he didn’t call and then Avery went missing! Yeah, her nightmare...

To be honest, I lik
Beatrice Masaluñga
The events in The Queen is exactly what I've wanted to happen in The King. It takes place three years later as Penny left Tanglewood to live a normal life, away from her father's gambling addiction and pursuing her dreams. Now in college, her mind still lingers on Damon. She wonders how he's doing and it's been a while since they last saw each other.

Just when she thought everything was fine when Avery and her father went missing. She and Damon must work together and decipher clues to find them.
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