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Volatile Love

(The Gilded Sovereign #2)

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  67 reviews
I want to be Rukaiya’s hero, but she’s made it clear she can take care of herself. Her fire burns me. Her fierce nature lures me in. She’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing, and I want her to devour me. She enjoys defying me and I love to taunt her.

I always get the girl.
Every. Single. Time.
And this time is no different.

He’s trying to be my knight in shining armor, but I don’t
Published December 5th 2019
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***4 Stars***

This one turned out to be quite an interesting ride on more than one front. Lots of secrets reveal even more are hinted at and promised to be reveal in the next book and a romance that is insta in a lot of ways and yet was slow burn in others. All of which kept me turning the pages to see just what would happen next.

I really liked Rukaiya and Etienne. Rukaiya isn’t as fragile as she appears to be, while Etienne is...well he’s a lot more complex than most would ever guess.

Tre Talbot
Nov 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I heart this story! The Gilded Sovereign book two takes us along for the ride with Etienne and Rukaiya as their story unfolds. There’s more then meets the eye when it comes to Etienne, the persona he shows is just the tip and seeing him open and peel back his layers for Rukaiya is priceless. We’re given a story that will keep you on your toes with the twists and turns as more characters reveal what they’re kept secret for so long. The brotherhood is strong and seeing the lengths that are taken ...more
D.L. Gallie
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book has me hooked from page one. It gave me answers, had me asking new questions and left me shocked with all the secrets and revelations
Etienne and Rukiaya are hot hot hot, their back and forth banter was entertaining and their chemistry is smokin
This series just keeps getting better and better, I cannot wait for more from Ms. Rene
Heather Confessions Of A Bibliophile Creighton
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Revenge may be sweet, but it comes with a bitter aftertaste.
Volatile Love is book two in the Gilded Sovereign Series by Dani René . We started off this series with Cruel War which was AHH-MAZING! Although Volatile Love is a part of a series, it CAN be read as standalone. BUT with that being said, it is SOO much better reading the books in order! In Cruel War, we met quite a few characters, and two of those amazing characters were Etienne Durand and Rukaiya Harrison. Told in dual POV,
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

I want to be Rukaiya's hero, but she's made it clear she can take care of herself. Her fire burns me. Her fierce nature lures me in. She's a wolf in sheep's clothing, and I want her to devour me.. She enjoys defying me and love to taunt her. I always get the girl. Every. Single. Time. And this time is no different.He's trying to be my knight in shining armor, but I don't need him to be. That's what I
Once I started reading this series I wasn't sure it was going to be for me but , OMG ! these characters just suck you right in as their intriguing and dangerous and "yes", down right volatile.

The story drew you right in from the very beginning and from then on had you engrossed in the story to the very bitter end as their was always so much going and and so many secrets and lies coming to life.There were also a few curve balls thrown and directed at the crown members themselves but, like another
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Volatile Love" is a second book in newest and undisputable incredible series Gilded Sovereign by Dani René. First book "Cruel War" just mesmerized me and I knew right than that I will be hooked in yet another amazing series. And yes "Volatile Love" can be read as a standalone but I definitely advice you all to read book one before it cause than you will be able to understand more and you'll know many more delicious secrets. And we also meet Etienne Durand and Rukaiya Harrison main characters in ...more
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
( recieved an arc in exchange of honest review)

I loved etinnie and rukaiya in the first book and their chemistry was hot. I was so excited to read this one, probably my most anticipated read of 2019 but it kinda disappointed me. The writing style was not my type and the story was kinda dull. Like the first one was a
rollercoaster ride with many secrets and the story telling way was brilliant which hooked me till the end and I thought this book would be the same but it went blant.

There was no
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: tour, arc
Volatile Love is the second book in this interconnected series that features different couples. We've met Etienne and Rukaiya on book one and from the way that book ended, I've been wanting to read their story.

The story continued where it left off with Etienne going to London as he followed a lead that Rukaiya was there with her father. From there we've gotten to know the main characters backstories while we are getting more deeply inside the Sovereign's world and its workings.

"Me— on the
Jennifer Pierson
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There's a LOT to love about Volatile Love, and the first is the originality of the story. The brilliant Dani Rene NEVER disappoints with her stories, and I'm completely addicted to her. This is Etienne & Rukaiya's story, and it's something to behold. First of all, their push & pull was so frustrating at times that I felt like my head was going to explode, as they seriously messed with my head while I yelled at my kindle, like they could hear me. Now those are the kinds of stories that ...more
Things get a lot dicier for our little band of righteous rebels.
I wasn't sure how Etienne was going to handle not only his father but Ruka's stubborn sense of "I don't need a knight".
He was so head over heels for her.
I admit I liked that he acknowledged she was capable of taking care of herself and that he just wanted to be beside her not in front and not behind.

Wait till all the secrets begin to unravel!
To say I was having multiple WTF moments would be spot on.

I did at times think Ruka was
Chelle  Myers
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Volatile Love is book two of The Gilded Sovereign series by Dani Rene and is told in dual POV's. I have been craving Etienne and Rukaiya's story since the day they met in Cruel War. Their attraction was instant, and I knew their chemistry was going to be explosive! Rukaiya is on a journey to learn the truth about her father and his involvement with the Sovereign and Etienne is determined to find her and keep her safe from the danger that always follows that world. They are two strong willed and ...more
Michelle Austin
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-arcs
Volatile Love was a great 5+ star read and book two in The Gilded Sovereign series. .
Dani has once again pulled me into a dark and twisted world that I can’t get enough of and I couldn’t stop until I was done. Rukaiya and Etienne pulled me right in with their story.

We continue with the story of the elite brotherhood. Etienne has followed Rukaiya and her father, he is adamant about saving and protecting her. She is trying to protect him by pushing him away. Her dad has plans to use her as a
Dec 04, 2019 rated it liked it
The second book in the Gilded Sovereign series, Volatile Love is Etienne and Rukaiya's story and ohhh boy, it was full of twists and turns. There are still so many secrets surrounding the Crown and a new enemy is lurking in the shadows.

Etienne and Rukaiya make such a cute couple. He is so determined to be her knight in shining armor and will do anything to protect her, even if Rukaiya is very capable of defending herself. Their chemistry is intense, I loved the light banter and the push and
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Volatile Love is the second installment of theintriguing series Gilded Sovereign withEtienne and Rukaiya's story.

Etienne is in search of Rukaiya, to bring her back to Tynewood where she belongs, with her friends and him. He wants to be her hero but she doesn't think she needs one - how wrong can she be. With the evil things her father has planned, she'll be in need of some help. But Etienne could be putting himself in danger.

Volatile Love is a wild andinteresting ride. A slow burn romance with a
Dec 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the Guilded Sovreign series, and focuses on Rukaiya and Etienne. There are a lot of characters here, and it took me a bit to refresh myself-you will appreciate this advice! In the Guilded Sovreign, there have been rules set by tradition. Following the major shake up in the first book, we're going to see some changes as the newest generation of crowns emerge, and the secrets of the earlier generations are revealed. Shock after shock in this one! While the book is billed ...more
Linda Dunn
Nov 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There are no secrets that time does not reveal...

The second book in this mind blowing series will captivate you from the very beginning. The Gilded Sovereign Society is a juggernaut, an inexorable force that rules the Town of Tynewood. Etienne along with 3 others rule the roost. They have a reputation for being savage, brutal, unforgiving.

The only soft spot Etienne holds in his heart is Rukaiya. She is fierce, feisty and he respects and admires her inner strength. It also makes him crave her
Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
A good second story in this dark, enthralling series. Secret societies and evil abounds! And then there's Etienne standing so strong and powerful and swoon-worthy. He wants to be Rukaiya's hero but she's no damsel to be rescued...or so she thinks. But she fierce and ready to fight her own battles even if her dad is the evil incarnate she's fighting. It took me awhile to get into their sorta insta-love romance but as the story developed I was onboard. These two are a match made in heaven or maybe ...more
Ga Books LoverX
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Secrets, Lies, and Power, OH MY! This book picks up right after the first one. While I loved the first one, I totally forgot a few key details before heading into this book, but Dani Rene does a WONDERFUL job and bringing you up to speed and back into the action.

In Volatile Love we learn just how volatile love can be and more secrets are exposed, but there are still SO MANY! This book centers around Etienne and Rukaiya but all of our favorite (and not so favorite) crown are present. I really
Kathy West
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Rukaiya and Etienne have a wild story.
Rukaiya is mixed up with her father’s problems. But she can’t get away from him. She can’t escape because she knows he will kill her.
Etienne knows he has to protect Rukaiya even if she doesn’t want it. Why does he need to save her? Well, he doesn’t know. But something inside him tell him he needs to save her.

Rukaiya and Etienne get their HEA but the ride there is wild.
They are both stubborn. They both fight each other at every turn.
Secrets and betrayal.
Denise ☾ Chatterbooks Book Blog ☾

Volatile Love is book two in the Gilded Sovereign series and it follows Etienne and Rukaiya. The journey for these two was definitely an interesting one! We meet them first in Cruel War and as we follow them in book two, we’re given a mix between insta-love and slow burn!

Rukaiya is a take no crap type of girl! She’s fiesty and fierce while Etienne just had me by heart when we first meet him and get to know him better in this story! There’s something about him that I was
Amy Mccann
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing

I really enjoyed Volitile Love and Dani Renè wrote a fantastic and dark storyline with these characters.

With destructive families Etienne knows something is dangerously wrong with Rukeiya is a prisoner to her father who is vile and very unpredictable he will use Rukaiya as his own personal pawn and stop at nothing to get what he wants can Ettiene save his loveor will it be too late.

It does show you how volitile love can be and both Etienne and Rukaiya have
Cat Imb || The Reading Cat ||

Everything you want from a Dark New Adult Romance! Steam - check. Violence - check. Emotions - check. More of the Guilded Sovereign - CHECK WITH A KISS ON TOP. Those boys are panty-dropping swoony and moody. Hello!

There were so many secrets and revelations. So many twists and demons lurking in the corners. Just when you think you know what’s coming... René throws all of that out of the window and shows you you had it wrong all along. *insert
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars for the second in the Gilded Sovereign series! Exciting and fast moving the book expands upon the ruthless, sectretive society which is totally ruthless and self serving and the war between different generations.
Rukaiya and Etienne are a fabulous pairing as both are much more than they appear. Rukaiya's life has given her so much strength in order to survive and she is a worthy partner for anyone. Her independence is alluring and definitely attracts Etienne!
It was also good to catch
Ola Adamska
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed-2019
Etienne and Rukiaya are a force to be reckoned with and make no mistake to underestimate any of this Sovereign boys, or you will PAY for it! And here story comes up in the force of nature when they need to do something and are set on doing so like written in stone.
Etienne, he was so so captivating here and made me swoon over him for the most of the time. He was a really intriguing male character and for sure I want to be on his good side.
Rukiaya - a girl with such strength that made me cheer for
Jennifer  Tyronney
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Volatile Love

Well I liked Etienne and Rukaiya in Cruel war but I love them in the second of the gilded sovereign series!

Volatile Love leads us further into the world of the Crowns, further into danger and deception and further into the the lives of Etienne and Rukaiya.

Both Etienne and Rukaiya have dark and tragic pasts. They don’t trust and definitely don’t love freely. They each have a journey to take and lots of truths to uncover, finally admitting that maybe, just maybe they might need each
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Volatile Love is centered around Etienne and Rukaiya.
And all the secrets and mysteries that revolve around the Sovereign.
Etienne is a complex character.
He keeps so much hidden in himself.
He doesn’t share his inner feelings with anyone.
Not even his brothers.
Rukaiya wants a simple life.
Be close to her best friend and finish her education.
She may seem like a meek young girl.
But she is one tough cookie.
Etienne and Rukaiya’s relationship is fragile and rocky.
But the chemistry between them is a sure
Joy Westerfield
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series is amazing and this second book takes you on a wild ride! So much goes on in this story which is about Etienne and Rukaiya. Two troubled souls who find their way to each other. But is the road smooth? Will someone try to stop them and interfere? Life never goes as planned, does it? These two characters are very strong minded yet glimpses of “softness” show thru at times. And I love how the author describes the characters in such vivid detail that you can envision them in your mind. ...more
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Volatile Love by Dani René is book Two in The Gilded Sovereign Series. This is the story of Rukaiya and Etienne. I have read the previous book which I do feel helped me to enjoy this one. But with that said you could make this a standalone if you want to do that. This was a instant attraction/feelings but in actual read it was a slow burn type romance. Rukaiya knew of her father's dangerous side which she wanted to protect Etienne from his evil. But Etienne is also from darkness and he wanted to ...more
Dec 06, 2019 rated it really liked it

I couldn’t wait for this book especially with all the twists and turns from Cruel War and I couldn’t wait to see the path that Etienne and Rukaiya’s story went.
So the story starts off with Etienne in London after following a lead that that’s where Rukaiya is.
I loved the push and pull between Etienne and Rukaiya the chemistry between them intense and I loved the suspense and secrets and lies in this book. I can’t wait now for Tarian’s story. I received an arc of this book in exchange for an
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