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King's Men

(The Savage Fall Duet #1)

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The more treacherous the lie…

Ten years ago, Snowy Hollings did the unthinkable: she betrayed the love of her life.

Now, when her family's fortune is decimated overnight, the popular socialite is in for a rude awakening: you reap what you sow.

…the harder the fall.

Mysterious newcomer Blake Lorenz despises everything that Snowy Hollings stands for--and he's determined to destr
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Kindle Edition, 235 pages
Published February 27th 2019
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
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WOW...so this book was...INTENSE. Lana sky is yet another new "to me" author I decided to take a chance on, and I seem to have hit the jackpot lately with amazing books by authors I have never read before. As soon as I saw the synopsis for this book, my dark loving heart beat a little faster and I knew I needed to get my grubby hands on a copy. I liked it a lot.

It was super dark in the sense that the hero was just god awful. And actually, that is the main reason I couldn't go all in with a 5-St
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Blurb:
The more treacherous the lie…
Ten years ago, Snowy Hollings did the unthinkable: she betrayed the love of her life.
Now, when her family's fortune is decimated overnight, the popular socialite is in for a rude awakening: you reap what you sow.
…the harder the fall.
Mysterious newcomer Blake Lorenz despises everything that Snowy Hollings stands for--and he's determined to destroy her piece by piece.
When all is said and don
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
King's Men Teaser 4
3.5 Stars

So This was a new author for me and let me tell you she sure can write: this was an excellently written story and I definitely can't fault King's Men on this author's exceptional story-telling ability.
This really was quite a dilemma for me in terms of my eventual rating here as on the one hand I was glued to this until the final closing words that certainly managed to grip me with there brilliant intensity.
But then this also equally repelled me with the psychological warfare used agains
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Jemima
Feb 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
I am never lost for word but this book...woh!

I am absolutely gobsmacked you guys.
This book is DARK. I mean, I've read my fair share of dark romance but this book is insane!

I think I should warn you that thing book is most definitely not for a lot of people.It has a lot of triggers and when it comes to possessive anti-hero, a story that pushed the boundaries of comfort, King's men has that label written all over it.

Having said that, I feel like I am having an out of body influence. This book is c
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Ari

Um.. let me go gather my thoughts.

Damn.

Natshane
Feb 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc


"All the king's horses and all the king's men couldn't fix Humpty Dumpty."
"Only he could do that, someone brave enough to climb a wall despite the danger."


It’s 5.30 am and I’m wide awake.

After a tumultuous adventure into the dark and twisted, sleep evades me as my mind swirled with the thoughts of Blake and Snowy. King's Men was hauntingly raw and painfully beautiful. I escaped the world scathed and bruised only to be desperately wanting for more.

I'll only ever want you when you're a broken,
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Naadira  Moodley (BookedMercy)
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: anti-hero, arc
I am broken. This book was evocative. My heart is hearting so bad. My eyes won’t stop leaking. I am a mess. I AM BROKEN.



Snowy Hollings betrayed the only person in her corner. They only guy that was there for her. The boy who captured her teenage heart. Ten years pass and she still harbors the guilt and is a completely new person. She shows less of her true self. She learns to hide behind her fake smiles but her life starts crumbling. She has become a pauper overnight. The Hollings name is al
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Cécile Smits
Having read the blurb,i knew this wasn’t going to be an easy read,and i was right....
This first part of a duet deals with a number of issues,an eating disorder being one...

Snowy betrayed her childhood friend,or did she? Sending him to prison for something he didn’t do?

Blake will make sure she pays for it! He’ll take her,brake her,and leave her a shell with nothing left...
What he does,is só cruel,it’s evil,but....the glimpses you see along the line of the man underneath the mask? There’s more tha
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
King's Men by Lana Sky is book one in The Savage Fall Duet Series. This starts the story of Snowy Hollings and Blake Lorenz. Snowy hasn't had a easy life growing up and only had one true friend that cared for her and she for him. But she betrayed him which deeply hurt her too. Now in the present day she finds that everything is taken from her..even herself. Blake is out for blood in his revenge...with Snowy as his pray. This is a very dark romance that may not be for some readers that have trigg ...more
Tammy
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was hooked from beginning to end! Blake and Snow have steamy chemistry; however, their story is a dark one filled with painful memories and lies. Snow would do anything for her father and her family and her father made her betray her best friend. Now he is back for revenge. Will he get it? Intense, emotional and drama filled. These characters have so much depth and their story will draw you in. I loved it!
Andrea
Feb 27, 2019 added it
Shelves: dnf
DNF

Okay,so the blurb for this book was interesting but once I started reading it I was just disappointied.
Heroine(I can't remember her name)is pathetic little thing.She is just pathetic and whiny.Her brother is making her whore herself so she can save their family legacy.I don't have patience for this kind of heroines.

The hero is cruel and boring person.Just that.

And I didn't want to dwell deeper into this story than first five chapters.

I just couldn't make myself.
PP's Bookshelf
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My head is reeling from all the shock. My mind is lost in this dark and twisted world created by Lana Sky. I feel I am in some alternate reality where all the demons of human mind come out to play. I am awed by the disturbing, deviant and mindblowing story called King's Men by Lana Sky.

The story is full of shocking surprises and twists all the way. And I am not sure how to tell you about the story without giving away too much. Snowy Hollings, a broken princess who is forced to do unspeakable thi
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Ga Books LoverX
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book... just WOW.

It was darkly delicious and as a reader, I had no choice but to buckle up and ride the roller coaster of this book.

I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down! Now, I am freaking hoping that March just disappears and we are already in April to get the second half of this heart-breaking story.

Snowy is the product of her environment that she was raised in. With a father that was absolutely ruthless and did ANYTHING to get ahead, including using his children, this family learned from a youn
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
WTF DID I JUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG want to talk about dark and disturbing damn this book is that all wrapped into one. I mean this book has triggers about abuse and eating disorders so beware before you start reading that this book is not for the faint at heart and if you are triggered easy please don't read this book. Like I said it really is dark and disturbing but it is told so phenomenally that I could not take my eyes off the kindle until I was done reading and yes I stayed up late into th ...more
KReader
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dark and twisted and so compelling I could not put it down!

Snowy was in love with Brandt for a long time and then, because of her he was dead, taking with her everything that was good. Now her family fortune lies in the hands of Blake who very much resembles her perfect boy only this man hates her family and in particular her. Entering into a deal with the devil to reclaim at least part of her fortune, Snow finds herself reminded more and more of Brandt. Could it be? And if Blake is Brandt will
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Wickedly Sweet & Synful Book Blog Synclare Moss
Why I haven’t I read Lana Sky before now? Clearly, I’m an asshat.
Her writing is phenomenal. I was swept away by this tragic story that had EVERYTHING! I need King’s Horses now~ April can’t get here fast enough.
~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~

Plot~ 5/5
Main Characters~ 5/5
Secondary Characters~ 5/5
The Feels~ 5/5
Pacing~ 5/5
Addictiveness~5/5
Theme or Tone~ 5/5
Flow (Writing Style)~ 5/5
Backdrop (World Building)~ 5/5
Originality~ 5/5
Ending~ 5/5
Book Cover~ Fantastic
Series~ Savage Fall Debut
Source~ Kindle eBook ~ Pu
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Daria
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Totally amazed, second book I've read from this author and the second time I'm blown away.

It had some things going on, but easy enough to follow. This story bring to mind that old saying "money cant by you happiness* they ain't never lied

I dont usually like cliff hangers but I can see why and I'm sure the next book will be worth it. The characters dang were awesome they're personalities flowed right along wth the details.
Its harsh. Intense. Dark and amazing. What would you do for love? What wo
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*~Alicia~*
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well what a surprise this was! I wasn’t expecting to like this one as much as I did. Very entertaining read, I highly recommend!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nina EL
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If i could, I would give ten stars! Can't wait for the second book!💯❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ ...more
Tianna✸loves books✸
It’s too darkish to find any romance. The H was very cruel to the h. Of course she deserved it but still it’s too much hatred for my taste.
The h is useless coward selfish bitch. She is ready to prostitute herself to the H to save shares of her family company. That’s just not what I would like to read. I love self respecting woman. I even read tstl or doormat heroines. But this one was too useless.
The writing is also scattered. Not addicting.
Luna
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ARC received in exchange for an honest review

Before I begin, I want to make sure this point gets across: this book is intended for readers age 18 and over. It contains subject matter that can be intense and triggering for some, and should not be read if you are triggered by graphic sex scenes, extreme psychological abuse, eating disorders and child sexual abuse. Please take into account all of this before considering purchasing this book.

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King’s Men is not for the faint of heart. It is inte
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Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
“And all the king’s men wont put me back together again... “

Actions have consequences and Snow has lived a lie, believing her name gives her an entitlement that is really just a foolish veneer that is wiped away in a heart beat. A roll of the dice, an unlucky gamble and it’s all stripped away leaving her in the gutter with one thing left, herself. Her past comes back to haunt her and she finds herself belonging to a monstrous ghost of the only person she has ever loved. Will he break her? Consum
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Jen
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved reading this book, this is the first book in the series. It does not end on a cliffhanger but the whole story is just beginning to unfold for Snowy and Blake or is he Brandt? In this story money is the cause of so much darkness. Money is the only focus and it is sought after in any regard but what happens when you lose it all? Snowy is a 24 year old woman that has been at the top of money greatness with a powerful last name to match.....Hollings. however, with both parents dec ...more
Joyffree
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-tbr
This has more twists and "WTH just happened" turns than Lombard Street!

When I first started King's Men I was having a problem connecting with the cast and truly getting into the story line. Snow just rubbed me wrong and the story had me feeling a bit lost. I kept going though and by the third chapter, I was a touch more intrigued and curious - by the fourth I was hooked and there was no going back.
Yes I like to be grabbed from the opening not always a good thing I openly admit that

Blake is evil
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Treasa
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
RIVETING! INTENSE! ABRASIVE! HOT!
Bold, brazen and loaded with balls only the kind a strong willed determined Snowy has every right to claim.
Cruel demanding read that engulfs you keeping you hostage bound by fear and the unknown cruel suspense that impedes on your mind body and soul invading every nerve ending infusing me with fits of shivers and a numbing cold with trembling fingers gasping in shock and my poor racing heart that I thought would jump out of my chest being pushed by the explosive
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Alexa Rayne
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
King's Men is an intense, twisted dark romance filled with suspense and grittiness that is Lana Sky's signature mark, which I love. Snowy Hollings lived in a world where her family's fortune spoke for itself. Her life was never one of sunshine and roses seeing as ten years ago, she made a decision that betrayed the love of her life but things are about to get worse when Blake Lorenz makes an appearance.

With Blake running the show, the Hollings and all its fortune has decimated into nothingness.
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WendyW ~ Girls Just Wanna Have Books
~All the king’s men won’t put me back together again...No matter how violent my fall.~

I’m fast becoming a fan of Lana Sky. In spite of having a TBR list a mile high, I knew I had to scoot this to the top of my list. I dove right in and was immediately hooked! Her writing is high quality, allowing for effortless reading. The book is suspenseful with twists, and mesmerizing with mystery and intrigue.

Snowy Hollings has been selling her soul to save and preserve her family’s name since she was yo
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Cierra McCauley (Cierra's Corner)
King's Men was highly addictive! Intoxicating, thrilling and full of suspense! I was hooked on every word! King's Men is book one in the Savage Fall series. And it will be your new fixation! Snow is everything she was brought up to be. A pretty little socialite whos last name holds power. But what happens when all that power is stripped away to nothing? How will she save her family? When everyone has secrets and can lie the way most breathe air. Snow knows the price for lies, she has paid greatl ...more
Tiffany
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
To be honest, I was kind of confused while reading through the first half or more of this book. I felt as if I had been dropped down in the middle of a story. At one point, I did even check to make sure that I was reading book one. Snowy/Snow had a past that, as a reader, I wasn't privy to for most of the story. There were hints given but there was still so much mystery surrounding Snowy. Normally I would find this frustrating and probably give up on a book. However, this author has a way if pul ...more
Blonde&Blue
Mar 09, 2019 rated it liked it
This story is a dark romance with a twist of hate & revenge...
King’s Men is the latest release in Lana Sky’s new series ‘Savage Fall’.
Snowy Hollings the main character is all set to marry Daniel Ellingston a rich elite that will make the other a power couple that others will envy, when everything starts to fall around her... All her family’s hopes & dreams for their name to be at the top of the top suddenly just crashes around them. And the master of all their troubles points to Blake Lo
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The Savage Fall Duet (2 books)
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