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Heartless King

(Kings of Rittenhouse #5)

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  2,210 ratings  ·  386 reviews
Two blue lines. That means not pregnant, right? Right? Oh, sh*t.

Five years ago, Colm Frost asked me to marry him and I ran. I ran from my painful past too raw and fresh to escape. He was the only one who looked at me like I wasn’t broken and made me believe it. He made me feel it.

Now, he’s the hot, angry, hockey player on the mend. 

I’m the physiotherapist who’s supposed to
Kindle Edition, 326 pages
Published April 23rd 2020
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Wendys Wycked Words
Really enjoyed this one...way more than the previous book. I am not surprised though, because Colm has always been one of my faves in this series and I felt so bad for him in the last book. I am still not a big fan of Ford and Liv... sorry... I think they really did do Colm wrong.

Glad he found his own soulmate and found is hea. He is such dad material... now he can thrive again ;)
My Own Bookshelves
Where do I start?

First, raise your hands if you love a redeemable asshole. Be prepared to not be disappointed. I can't count the times I want to reach through my eReader to choke him. Colm went off the rails spectacularly. Before we get much further let's address the elephant in the stacks.

Standalone or Series? Okay although the book focus is on the main characters, those parts of the journey that you gifted by the author as we get to the end, a reader should experience. Yep, I insist. Be prep
Melanie (mells_view)
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it

”You can’t live your life afraid of what you might lose, because then you’ll never embrace everything you have to gain, and those are the memories that make it worth it.”

First and foremost I’m going to admit that I’ve only read one of the other Rittenhouse books, and with that factoid in the universe I can truthfully say that you do not need to read the others to understand the character dynamics in this one. Do I think it would improve your reading experience, yes, but it’s also not a requi
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Imogen was a dangerous element to introduce to my life. She made me feel whole when I wasn’t. She made me feel things were possible that weren’t. She made me want things I couldn’t have.

Colm Frost. Oh you poor broken soul, you.

This book introduced an interesting dilemma for me. On the one hand, I absolutely hated Colm in the previous book as a secondary character. I'm talking HATED him. Like wanting to reach through the book and twist his nuts off sort of hate. Yeah. That seri
Amy Reierson
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is absolutely the perfect ending to the Kings. Of course we know with Maya Hughes that although it will be their last full book we will hear their names in the future.
The future is what this book is all about. The future Colm needs, the one he's been trying to deny himself since the night his parents died.
This book will run you threw the ringer of raw emotions. Of what lengths guilt, sadness, loneliness and pain will drive you too. All while reminding you what true family is that no ma
Apr 25, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, arcs, bipoc-authors
"Even with everything I'd lost, the pain of that no longer overshadowed everything I did. It wasn't a reminder of how things could've been, but a reminder of how every moment going forward shouldn't be taken for granted and should be cherished."

Finally, the story of the last King is here.

If you've read the previous books, you know Colm's current state. He's angry and upset about everything that had happened. I think he has every right to be to feel that way (especially since these feelings h
Stefanie Jenkins
Apr 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Writing this review without spoilers is actually a little difficult BUT I’m going to do it because finding out the heroine is worth every smile!

I’m sure just like me this story is one of their most anticipated reads of the year. And boy was it worth every second of the wait. From the moment I saw the arc, I stopped all that I was doing to read, and didn’t stop until 318 in the morning.

We finally get to see into the mind of our broody sexy protective Colm. Your heart will race from the very fir
Meredith Wilson
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-arc-reads
Gah! Heartless King is another fantastic addition to the Kings of Rittenhouse series. I simply cannot get enough of these sexy hockey players and the charming girls who are their perfect match. This story was sweet, swoon worthy, steamy and an utterly endearing page-turner. From the very first chapter this book reeled me in and never once let me go.

Colm has always been the responsible one. When his parents passed away, he took on the task of raising his younger sister. But in order to give her
Keri Loves Books
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The most perfect ending to a series favorite! I am not ready to let the Rittenhouse family go!!!

Colm is the guy that was responsible. Who stepped up when his parents died and raised his little sister. Now she’s all grown up, in love with his best friend and he’s struggling. Struggling with no longer being needed, with accepting his sister’s change in career, and ultimately with her loving his best friend. He’s lost and lonely. Colm is on a downward spiral.

Imogen has just been going through the m
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Heartless King is the fifth installment of Maya Hughes' Kings of Rittenhouse series. Colm is the last King to find love but it certainly isn't an easy thing to do since he's pushed all of his friends out of his life and is on a downward spiral. After reading the previous book, I honestly wasn't sure how I would feel about Colm since I pretty much just wanted to slap him for being such a stubborn ass. But this book was able to change my mind about him and I ended up
Carmen Rae
I very recently picked up the Kings of Ritterhouse series after I saw that this was being released and I was a little (majorly) obsessed. I binge read the first four and than had to wait to get my grabby hands on this one. And I didn't do it very patiently. But it was well worth the wait.

Colm has been one of my least favourite Kings. And to be fair he probably didn't deserve it but he was such an arse when it came to Ford and Luv. But seeing it all from his perspective made me appreciate how ve
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 4,5 / 5 stars

The last king is here. This moment could not be more bittersweet. It's been a long time coming and I wanted Colm's story but boy oh boy I'm not ready to say goodbye to these 5 amazing men *cries*. They are what introduced me to Maya and made me fall in love with her words so they'll always be super special to me and I cannot believe this series is over oh my gosh. It makes me sad to think I won't get more of my kings.

Having said that this book was amazingg! I was so excited
Andrea Fleury
Aug 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Colm and Imo

Holy hell this book was wonderful and sadly it is the last one of this series. Colm has raised his sister olive since his parents died in a car accident on the way to his Hockey game. Since then he has benefited and sad. Then he is hurt and Hockey looks like a distant memory. Imogene was in love with a guy who was killed in a car accident. Her life has been always helping others. One night she goes out with friends from work and there standing on a bar is Colm drunk . Imo goes over a
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was not only a roller-coaster of emotions but also an amazing way to finish this series, I loved every moment of it.⁣⁣
If you don't know this book is about Colm, he's a character that has been appearing since the first book and right now after an injury and a hard healing process, he's dealing with his mental health, Colm is really in a bad place he's really depressed and unmotivated, and I think my favorite part of this was seeing him trying and proving to himself that he's worthy and
Sophie's Reading Corner
This is a very belated review, but in all honesty, I simply avoided writing this one. I felt really disappointed while reading this one and when I finished it, so I didn't feel like writing my review right away, because I was very conflicted in how I should rate it and review it. At the moment, I think 3 stars is okay, granted I hadn't read all of the books in the series and I had some gaps, but it was easy to understand.

Now what can I say? I feel like I was robbed off my favorite trope in a way
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

This is the final book in the Kings of Rittenhouse series, however, it is only the second book I read from it. I am really picky when it comes to sports/contemporary romance. However, I was intrigued by the surprise pregnancy part and wanted to give this book a chance. It was an okay read for me. There were a couple of things that I didn't like, in particular Colm's behavior, he was very judgmental and acted childish in certain situations. I could
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Apr 17, 2020 rated it liked it
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Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
“I silenced her with a kiss. All the sadness and hollowness melted away with the touch of her lips against mine. The tip of her nose was still cold, but I’d sure as hell warm her up. She looped her arms around my neck and held me close, like she never wanted me to let go, and I wouldn’t now that she’d shown me that our hearts sung the same tune.”

The perfect way to conclude the Kings of Rittenhouse series!

Colm’s book was a really good surprise and I enjoyed it a lot. First, I have to say that
Nadine Bookaholic
A nice way to end the series
This book is the long awaited conclusion to the Kings of Rittenhouse Series but I'm sure it won't be the last we see of these Kings and their Queens. Colm is the last of the Kings to find his HEA and I have to say that his Queen is who I had hoped it would be because she sooooooo deserved to have a happily ever after.

The time frame of this book overlaps two other books one in this series and one in another and it was great to see what was happening from Colm and his Q
Jen (jensdreamylittlereads)
Apr 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
Heartless King is another fantastic addition and the best ending to the Kings of Rittenhouse series. This was such a sweet, swoon worthy, steamy and endearing page turner. From the very first chapter, I was hooked into this story and it
never let me go.

Colm and Imogen were amazing together and I adored their snark, sass and banter, but it was their moments of vulnerability, their sharing of past hurts and learning to lean on one another which really touched me. The two go through so many highs
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
  "Do you want to be looking back at what you’ve lost, or moving toward what you can create?"

Starting this review is just SO hard. I had to take 2 days or so after reading the book because I had so many emotions inside of me that I thought I was just gonna cry while writing all of this.
This is one of the books I was the most excited about this year. Saying goodbye to the Kings is so hard, but Maya did not let us down in the last of this series.
Maya managed to bring so many good tropes and I w
Apr 25, 2020 marked it as dnf
DNF 59%

I found this book extremely boring and dragged. Around chapter 24 they got to know Imogen is pregnant. And then I stopped.

Colm is a mess after finding out about Liv, his sister officially dating his best friend, who apparently slept with Colms ex fiancé and also stole some hot chick from him. This thing was reminded so maaaany times, like why are you still friends with the guy?

So he is at a bar getting shitfaced when Imogen notices him. She tries to ask him what the issue is but he refu
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
*ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.*

The day has finally arrived, it is time to meet the last member of the Kings of Rittenhouse. Everyone knows that I kept on theorizing about this book and what its plot and main characters would entail, I was right about some of it, but most of the book was filled by surprises. I have been waiting impatiently for Colm’s book and I really wanted this day to come, but at the same time it also a bittersweet moment as this is the en
Angela By The Bookcase
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
One emotionally drained asshole on a downward spiral, one lost woman living life for other people, enough baggage to fill an airplane, and over a dozen positive pregnancy tests. Buckle up for this ride, it's going to take you everywhere.

The final book in the Kings of Rittenhouse story is Colm's. He's the caring, responsible, overbearing big brother. The dad friend of the group always taking care of everyone else and looking out for them. But after an injury sidelines his hockey career and he's g
Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛
4.5/5 Stars

Disclaimer: I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own.

I can always count on Maya Hughes to deliver truly exceptional stories time and time again. I can now add this one to the list of her books that have swept me off my feet.

Heartless King is book five in the Kings of Rittenhouse series. Each of the books in this series can be read as standalones. I admit this is the first and only book from this series that I have r
Kandace Denys (bookish_kayy)
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m not crying, you are.

Ok. The final Rittenhouse couple. I am so sad to see this family go, but at the same time, I am so happy everyone got exactly what they needed.
This couple is no different from the others, in that they are clearly meant to be. Their hurdles are the defining difference.
They each have a lot to learn, with some extra difficulties thrown in.
What a bittersweet ending to an amazing series.
Nyca Cuaderno
I hope it’s with Imogen~
Apr 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars
Nikki Swope, nixreadsromace
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh this ending has got me feeling all the feelings. I have loved this series so much and waiting for Colm’s book seemed to take an eternity but it was so very much worth the wait. Emmett and Avery have been my favorite but the need to move on over just a little bit because Colm and Imo get that spot now. This book was an incredible cap to this series. I definitely don’t want to give anything away so I’m just going to stop here. I’m think I will read that epilogue one more time.....

***I did recei
Apr 30, 2020 rated it liked it
What an emotional end to this series!

That being said, this was both enjoyable and frustrating read. What I did enjoy was Colm and (view spoiler) as a couple. There was an abundance of chemistry and a definite connection there.

Apart from romance, this book also heavily focused on all the friendships and familial relationships in this series. I do love a good long series with a group of friends and I love the "found family" trope even more, so that aspect of "Heartless King"
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