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Ruthless King

(Mount Trilogy #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  23,741 ratings  ·  2,517 reviews
Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.

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
ebook, 350 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by Meghan March LLC
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Kelly Meghan had initially planned to make this a single book. But, he sort of took over her life and there was far too much information to fit into one sin…moreMeghan had initially planned to make this a single book. But, he sort of took over her life and there was far too much information to fit into one single book. She didn't want to cheat her readers by cutting out enough to bring it down to a single book. During the Summer, she sent everyone a video explaining this and indicated that she was breaking his story into three separate books. But, the good thing about Meghan's cliff hanger stories is that she tends to release them all close together. So, Ruthless King is being released in October, Defiant Queen is released in November and Sinful Empire will be released in December. If you do not like reading a cliff hanger, just hold out until December and binge read them.(less)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️! Ruthless King, book 1 of 3. To pay her debts Keira is pulled into a depraved game of secrets & seduction!

“You’ve already been marked. Lachlan Mount owns your ass, regardless of whether he’s tapped it yet. No one else will touch you because they’ll want to keep their limbs intact.”

Books in Mount trilogy should be read in order:
Book 1: Ruthless King
Book 2: Defiant Queen
Book 3: Sinful Empire

Ruthless King (book 1) opens up to widow Keira Kilgore, Ke-ke learning that
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾

When was the last time you were fucked by a real man? Someone who knows what you need. Someone who’ll take control from you and give you what you’ve been dying for.

Um, may we just have a moment of silence for my ovaries? Because they fought the good fight, but those suckers completely combusted in the mere presence of Lachlan Mount. I'm talking total ovary obliteration here, people, and mine were steel plated for goodness sake!
I LOVED this! This brought b
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
4 Stars

I love books with this shtick and I love Meghan March. Lachlan Mount is my favorite type of anti-hero and I really enjoyed this one.

I do think this (and the entire series, actually) is a little overpriced though ($4.99 each at the time of this review).
Meghan March
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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I've never been this excited to introduce a brand new story to you!!

Lachlan Mount didn't just pop into my head. No...he took over my life. He's an alpha like I've never written or read before, and October 17 cannot come fast enough!

In my opinion, this is the best story I've ever written. I have no idea how I'll ever top it. I stayed up countless nights, writing in the dark, and there were no rules.

Mount is law unto himself, and I can't wait for you to experience him. If you loved Creighton and L
So, I recently re-read the Dirty series and it made me think about trying another book by Meghan March and this was the first the Internet algorithm sent my way.

And I have to say that I'm rather disappointed.

There was a lot of similarities between the two series, to the point that I'm wondering if the author has a certain "template" a certain setting which she uses.

However, what I missed the most about this one was the easy readability the Dirty series possesses. I found it hard to connect wit
Candi~Dirty Laundry Review
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ruthless EXACTLY that. You should hate him. Loathe him. But good god almighty, I FUCKING LOVE HIM!!!!!!!!! It’s 3:30am and I am seriously so full of adrenaline that I might not sleep tonight. THIS BOOK!! It’s the dirtiest of the dirty. The sexiest of the sexy. Hottest of the hot. And so god damn wrong that it’s pure PERFECTION. I can’t even form comprehensive thoughts right now. I am not saying anything about this book. Just that Lachlan Mount and Ke
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"But tell me the truth about one thing. When was the last time you were fucked by a real man? Someone who knows what you need. Someone who’ll take control from you and give you what you’ve been dying for."

What a thrill ride!

I absolutely loved it! There wasn't a moment that I didn't enjoy in this book. I have been anxious to read it and once again Meghan March delivered. She did an absolute amazing job with this story. Brilliantly written and so intense I just couldn’t put it down. This book
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****FOUR STARS*****
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

I feel his touch like it’s bathed in fire, a scorching trail in its wake.

I’ve read plenty of Meghan March’s books and this has got to be ”Hands Down” the dirtiest and steamiest story she has written! I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a winner with me since we get just the tiniest glimpse of the hero, Lachlan Mount, during the prologue and then he doesn’t return until about the 30% mark in the story. I didn’t think that the heroine’s storyl
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RUTHLESS KING: is a dark read by Meghan March and is the first book within the Mount Trilogy. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ In this we meet Keira Kilgore and Lachlan Mount. This is also a new author to me *hangs head in shame - crawls back under rock*

As soon as you start this life gets put on hold you get so absorbed in the storyline that seconds, minutes, hours just disappear. All your energy is focused on the story, and nothing else..

Mount is someone you never want to meet, he’s

This is one of those books that's got rave reviews, everyone talking about how exciting and amazing this was and then... there's me.

Bored as fuck.

Completely unimpressed with the lack of originality, the flat characters, the weak storyline, the cringe-worthy dirty talk from the hero, the god awful inner monologues from our heroine who felt the need to incessantly repeat how much of a “BASTARD” the hero is and how much she hates him but oh my godddddd why are my pan
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lawd have mercy! Ruthless King is hot AF! Like off the charts, he owns my soul kind of hot!!

Meghan March promised something different and she delivered in a major way. While the overall setup and character attributes are slightly different from her norm, the amazing writing and intriguing plot remains the same. Ruthless King is an FANTASTIC read AND Lachlan Mount is Meghan's sexiest heroes....EVER! I love a strong, dark, dangerous, and mysterious male lead and she gives us all that plus mor
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Lachlan Mount is the King of New Orleans; he gets what he wants, when he wants it, and people don't dare to question him. He's the epitome of an anti-hero with all his intense sexiness. We only got to get in his head a few times with his POV but I loved those moments and getting to see how intense he was. I should probably hate him for being such a pushy bastard with Keira but it made me fall for him hard.

Once he decided Keira Kilgore was what he wanted he went rig
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Meghan March can write dark and erotic romance like nobody else!

This book has a premise that has been done before, though there are story differences. However, Meghan March just seems to do it better than everyone else. This is steamier, the story has a nicer flow, stronger female characters, all combined to make things so much more exiting and fun to read.

The main premise in this story is that Kiera Kilgore is trying to save her struggling family whiskey distillery after mistakenly marrying a
Aisling Zena
5 Black, Gold and White stars

Review now posted 24/10/17

I should have waited. I do this to myself every time. I know the author, I know it's going to be a good book since I haven't one or two starred any of her books, I know it's going to be a cliffhanger and I just can't resist! That cover,that glimpse of Lachlan in the Beneath series just spurred me on and now I'm stuck waiting. Not a long wait but still that cliffhanger left me hanging.

Lachlan Mount owns New Orleans. Nothing happens without h
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
4.5 hot stars

From the moment I read the synopsis this book was highly anticipated, I knew it will be something else!Ruthless King was a compelling story, it has everything I crave in a story.It was dark,super hot , fast paced and the ending make me needing more.


Keira became one of my favorite heroines.She is tough,sassy and she doesn't afraid to say her opinion.Lachlan Mount is dark,mysterious,cocky,dangerous and hot.I loved his dirty mouth.They have an amazing chemistry, whenever these two are
Olga therebelreader
Oh thank God that ended like that! Sorry had to get that out first. I'm still in shock actually, but one thing is for sure. I can’t wait for the next book!

The male lead, Mount, is the King of New Orleans. He oozes money, confidence, power and sexuality. He is used to getting what he wants. He is ruthless, unapologetic, totally dominating. Keira is the CEO of a dying family whiskey distillery. She is determined to revive the failing company but when she finds out of her late deceased husband’s e
Rosaline (Rosaline's Rolls & Scrolls)
"I shuffle toward the steel doors like a little girl who's about to pee her pants, and punch the call button with my finger."

With what else would you punch the button? Your toes?! Trust me, when you say you pushed a button, no one's gonna imagine you doing it with your nose!


This might look like a small detail that would have no effect on one's enjoyment of a book, but it's little things like this, that when repeated, can get you out of a book and make you wanna throw your kindle at a wall with
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
2.5 Stars.

I'm not going to lie, I thought I was going to like this book I mean who doesn't like an alpha man?

Well I know he's supposed to be this ruthless man but I didn't expect him to treat the heroine this way. I wanted him soft with her. Eh I don't know what I expected but I know this was not IT.

All I could think about was, was he like this with the other mistresses that he had before the heroine? There was mention of his other mistresses, I didn't find the heroine to be special for him.

 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕

“I own your orgasms. I decide when you come. Not you. Learn it. Live it. Because you’re going to fucking love it by the time I’m done with you.”

Is it hot in here?! JAYZUS this book had me sweating and fanning myself to the point where I just said screw it and cranked up the AC.. It was 58 degrees outside and I was still hot!! That’s what happens when you read a Meghan March book and if you think you won’t be on fire before you’ve made it through the halfway mark, you’re sadly mistaken.

Sophia Triad
Jan 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lachlan Mount...
"Lachlan Mount is not someone you fuck with... Nothing happens in this city without his say-so. He's like a conduit through which all things must pass. Booze. Drugs. Girls. Cons. Gambling. How the man amassed so much power, I have no idea, but he did and he holds it with an iron fist... Now you are in his grip. "

This is the first book that I read by Meghan March and I really wonder why I waited for so long because obviously Meghan write about men that I would love to read their s
Princess under cover
When oh when will I learn my lesson about not falling for the hot covers????

This book is labeled psych-thriller-bdsm because I can't be bothered to create a new label, which would be - random smut with some dom-sub type of theme with no real storyline other than - her dead ex-husband owed a mafia sort of guy money and the guy demands that wifey pays with her body. The end.

You get a "twist" with the fact that the H (I won't type out Hero since that remains to be seen) was also the (view spoiler)
Oct 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Meghan March Fans, Erotica, Romance
Recommended to Wendy'sThoughts by: Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
4.5 Oh, This is Just the Beginning Stars
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Looking for an Erotic, Controlling Alpha who happens to be the threat of all New Orleans... A Man who came from nothing and through his clawing, manipulating and understanding ruthless actions would take him to heights beyond the norm...Then this is right up your alley.

My Pervy Pal, Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾, review came across my feed and I was hooked. I fell hard
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"But tell me the truth about one thing. When was the last time you were fucked by a real man? Someone who knows what you need. Someone who’ll take control from you and give you what you’ve been dying for."

What a thrill ride!

I absolutely loved it! There wasn't a moment that I didn't enjoy in this book. I have been anxious to read it and once again Meghan March delivered. She did an absolute amazing job with this story. Brilliantly written and so intense I just couldn’t put it down. This book
Clumsy Storyteller
This was Awesome! i saw a video of the author talking about it, and it picked my interest. i didn't expect it to enjoy it to be this good :D Thank you Meghan, i needed a distraction from politics and science books that i was reading.


Laurelin Paige
Nov 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ruthless King proves yet again why Megan March is on top- a super-sexy suspenseful story that doesn't let up, even on the very last page. ...more
I have loved every book I have read by this author! This is book one in what promises to be an exciting, sexy trilogy! The ending of this story was shocking; which has me extremely eager for book two!! I’m glad I only have to wait until November!!!

The dynamic between Keira and Mount is a total love/hate relationship.. I actually don’t know if I should even call it a relationship as the only reason they are together in any capacity is because Keira’s ex- husband owed Mount a ton of money. Seeing

4.5 "fuckin Lachlan Mount" stars

The storyline

Keira Kilgore found herself in a bit of a rouse, she's hit with events that threaten to shatter her composture - her ex-husband of four months has been found dead with a mistress in a burned down car, the whisley destilery Seven Sinners, she took over as a family heritage is in a money jam, and suddenly she's met with a looming dark, dangerous shadow of a man - Lachlan Mount to whom she apparently now owes half a million dollars that her late husb
Wow! I am obsessed with this story and can't wait for book 2! Dark and super sexy - this was fantastic and I couldn't put this book down! ...more
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦Hokay so. Let me fire it up.

➦Just as a heads up, I will be reviewing all the books in this trilogy in this one review. Because it's just better that way, people. Trust me.

➦Don't be thinking I'm lazy or something. I work hard, people.

➦Well, nothing besides writing this awesome review here, of course. So here is. I think Meghan March is a great writer AND I think she's a smart writer. The first two books were brilliantly done and kept me in suspense. I simply needed answers and could not wait for
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Even after reading many books by Meghan March, she still has the ability to amaze me with every single book. Every story is unique and so good. The books are hot and (a little) suspenseful. The men are always an alpha male and the women are always sassy and independent. I was sad that the Beneath series was over, but I couldn’t wait to know more about the darker, grittier side of New Orleans.

Keira is the owner of the company that has been in the hands of her family for generations. The company i
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