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King’s Crown (Oil Kings #1)

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I lost my job and got kicked out by my roommate, who happens to be my ex-husband, on the same day.

If I nail one interview, I can get my life back on track. I even get to fly on a private jet with my prospective boss's dad Gentry King, a widowed oil company CEO. We'll make one stop and once Mr. King's business is done, we'll continue on to Denver where I'll hopefully land a
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Published February 24th 2020 by LE Publishing
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Kari Hansen
Feb 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kendall finds herself not in the position she expected to be either personally or professionally so the out of town job opportunity could be just the fresh start she was looking for. She now finds herself on a plane with her potential employer’s father, but she wasn’t expecting the feelings he would raise in her or that dismal weather would bring them together.

Gentry is a widower and the CEO of the family business. He is attracted to Kendall, but he knows that he needs to keep his distance not o
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JudyAnnLovesBooks
“King’s Crown” Book 1 of Marie Johnston’s new series The Oil Kings, is a delicious, drama free, sexy, engrossing, and entertaining read. I absolutely loved everything about it.

Gentry King is one hell of a complicated man. Married straight out of high school, father to four sons, pawn in his mother in laws hands and left a widower all before his thirtieth birthday. Fast forward twenty years and he is a sexy as sin silver fox, running an oil empire alongside his mother in law and oldest son and a
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Rebmay
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was riveting and fascinating. It is hard not to feel compassion and sympathy for both Gentry and Kendall, not to mention admiration for their inner strength and perseverance to move forward in life. Out of work, recently divorced and currently living with her parents again, Kendall is willing to travel to Denver in order to interview for a job. She ends up on a private plane with Gentry King, the rich and powerful CEO of King Oil. The spark of attraction is palpable between them, but b ...more
KL Cassanello
Feb 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kendall is down but not out - she's laid off and kicked out of her apartment on the same day. Flying to a job interview on a private jet with her potential employer's father, they're stranded for four days in a snowstorm. Gentry, CEO of King Oil, turned into a man-whore after his wife's death - a short-term solution to long-term pain - but swears off women as he tries to set a better example for his sons. Holy cow - what a story! Kendall and Gentry have immediate physical attraction to each othe ...more
Emily Pennington
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
It appears Gentry King has everything he could want. But since the death of his wife, he has only had one-night stands which he has felt compelled to stop when he saw that it had a bad effect on his sons.

Kendall seems to always be struggling, with so many of her family depending on her. She loses her job, then finds her ex whom she was still living with has moved on to another woman, so she has to leave. So when she thinks she has a chance to interview for a higher-paying job, she is eager to c
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Kaye
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
ONE DECADENTLY DELICIOUS TREAT!!!
Sensational! Marie wiped the floor with this praise worthy storyline and laudable plot, ratcheting up the tension and highlighting an impressive approach with all the acumen, proclivity, imagination and intellect rocking this piece of perfection from start to finish without a single hitch. A raging vortex chocked full of baffling circumstances and staggering events, fuse this baby together sleek, shiny and tight. Laying out incredible, well rounded scenario's tha
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Margaret
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kendall loses her job then her ex who she has been sharing an apartment throws her out.
Kendall Brinkley is called into the managers office and informed that they were downsizing and she was being let go but her co-worker tells her about a job that might be available. She goes home to the apartment she shares with he ex-husband to find his is with a college age woman and that her name is on the new lease agreement that she had been tying to sort out with him then he tells her her wants her to mov
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Debbie Caswell
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love Marie Johnson's work and when I saw a whole new series I was so happy and after reading it am totally hooked if this first book is any indication then this is going to be a beauty of a series

Gentry King hasn't had a easy life he married young and had four sons while he was still young he was also widowed but that didn't get his interfering mother in law out of his life Now at fifty he is a playboy, a oil baron running a company with said MIL still interfering. He is about to interview a y
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sherri jones-teachout
I loved this romance. Kendall and Gentry were such a fun couple. After being a widower for years and raising four sons, Gentry is not looking for a relationship. He has meaningless affairs but doesn’t let anyone close. Kendall is divorced from her loser husband and is out of a job and a home when she gets an interview for a job with Gentry’s son’s. But she has to fly out with Gentry meet Beck and they get caught in a snow storm and are stranded in a small town for several days, sharing a room. H ...more
Annie
Mar 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I volunteered to read this ARC for an honest review. I enjoyed this story about Kendell and Gentry. He's a single dad of four grown sons and CEO of Kings Oil. His mother in-law is a force to be reckoned with and likes to call the shots. Kendell in recently divorced, but is still roommates with her ex. She gets laid off from her job only to come home to get ex signing the lease with his new girlfriend. She's forced to find a new job. Taking a recommendation from a friend she is too fly to Denver ...more
Sheila
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this wonderful story with Kendell and Gentry. She grew up with several siblings that she half raised and she has always been a hard worker but when she gets kicked out out the room she rented with her ex husband she is forced to move back home until she gets a job interview in Denver with Beckett King but she has to travel with Gentry the head of the company to the interview. They get stranded in a snowstorm and have to share a room for a few nights. Gentry and Kendell pass the time playin ...more
lf
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Silver Fox finds his young sexy Vixen

King's Crown is the first book in the Oil Kings series by Marie Johnston. This is the story of one very unlucky young lady whose luck definitely turns on a dime in the blinding whiteness of a snowstorm. Add in a very sexy silver fox, oh who am I kidding the man epitomizes of "Sex on a Stick" and I want to lick him until I get to the sweet center!
Gentry King and Kendall Brinkley are wonderful together even if it does not start out quite so smoothly. But in the
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Karen L Ledee
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Poor Kendall... Laid off her job and evicted by her ex on the same day. Widower Gentry is just slogging through each day as CEO of the family oil company. His mother-in-law Emilia rules with an iron fist and is trying to get her four grandsons wed to comply with their deceased mother’s trust requirements. She send Kendall, but she gets snowed in for several with Gentry. She is not going to hookup with his son. However, he is vulnerable to all Kendall has to offer; she’s smart, witty and has an u ...more
Angela
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Gentry is a true gentleman. Despite the circumstances of having to share a room during a snowstorm with a woman 20 years younger than him, and who was on her way to interview with his son, he shows that manners and class can trump passions. Kendall needs a miracle: her ex husband is a douche, her younger siblings rely on her for homework help, social cues and her presence. And then she loses her job due to downsizing. Getting stranded with a man she finds wildly attractive, but is the CEO of her ...more
Sandie
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Poor Kendall has had a run of bad luck she lost her job, her roommate (her ex-husband) replaces her in the house they share with his latest lover and she is forced to move home with her family. The family depends on her to help with her younger siblings too much. A dream job pops up and she has a flight on the family's private jet for the interview with her potential boss's father. A winter snowstorm grounds them and of course, there is only one hotel room available in town. Gentry lost his wife ...more
Lesley
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Large Age Difference.
Kendall is only a year older than Gentry King’s oldest son but the age difference doesn’t matter to either of them. As the oldest of six with busy parents, Kendall has practically brought her siblings up and they still rely on her for support, something her previous partners have not been understanding of. Gentry has four grown boys and understands family loyalty but due to his lifestyle after the death of his wife years earlier and Kendall’s age, his sons and ex mother-in-l
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Ashley Carr, LSoR
Feb 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love when I can start a new series with book one and a compelling series at that. This story is one of my favorite tropes- age gap specifically older man/younger woman. Kendall and Gentry have a pretty significant age gap, Kendall is a year older than his oldest son. Their attraction is instantaneous but they have some hurdles and hoops to jump through to be together. They fly via private jet for Kendall to interview with his son for a prospective job but the weather doesn’t cooperate in Denv ...more
Emily Pennington
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
It appears Gentry King has everything he could want. But since the death of his wife, he has only had one-night stands which he has felt compelled to stop when he saw that it had a bad effect on his sons.

Kendall seems to always be struggling, with so many of her family depending on her. She loses her job, then finds her ex whom she was still living with has moved on to another woman, so she has to leave. So when she thinks she has a chance to interview for a higher-paying job, she is eager to co
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Vicki Stephens
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
King’s Crown is the first book in Marie Johnston’s The Oil King’s series and shares the story Kendall Brinkley, who is newly divorced and flying across country for a job interview with her prospective boss’s father, and Gentry King, who is a widower and CEO of an oil company. They end up stranded in Wyoming staying in the same room with one bed. Kendall and Gentryare able to fight their attraction to one another until the power goes out. I enjoyed this wonderful romance with its many challenges ...more
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
This had me entranced. It's an older man, younger woman romance that's complex and passionate that it was hard to put down. Gentry and Kendall have their work cut out for them. Their attraction is instant but both control themselves because there are other things at play and as hard as it is to move past their attraction and connection, it's hard. The pull and chemistry they have is explosive and I loved being able to see them maneuver everything and grow and move past all the obstacles.

I receiv
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Charlotte Clavier
Feb 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
*Spoiler Alert*
Opposites attract despite an age gap and a massive fortune. Whilst being taken for a job interview by private jet Kendall (FMC) and Gentry King (the father of her potential boss) wind up snowed in at a hotel in the middle of nowhere. They spend the time getting to know each other and find out they have a little in common. I loved Kendall and Gentry. Their tentative relationship was honest and sweet regardless of their age, financial differences and other outside influences. A grea
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Melissa
Feb 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
A fun, well-written age gap romance story. Gentry is a widower who married really young and raised his 4 sons on his own with a meddling mother in law, because of the death of his wife he became a playboy.
Kendall is out of a job and her ex (husband and roommate) has evicted so when she gets an interview in Denver she's in, even if she has to travel with her boss dad.

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Julie
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great start to the series! Gentry is taking his MIL’s potential new hire to interview with his son. Things go south fast when the weather leaves them stranded with one room and one bed. Gentry is trying to show his sons that he can set a better example then he has in the past. So don’t touch Kendall, who is 20 years his jr.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
BusyM3
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A well written older male and a younger woman story. The story flows well, the chemistry between Gentry and Kendall is sizzling. It was great to see the characters grown and evolve, the plot was enjoyable. A great start to this series and will be looking out for more to read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Rita C
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
I liked Kendall and Gentry well enough. The problem is the soap opera premise for the series, with his four sons being pressured to marry by age 29 by their mother’s will and by their grandmother. Also the grandmother is seriously annoying. I don’t know if I have the patience for another one in this series.
Messy Bun Book Blog
LOVED!! Gentry and Kendall's story was not what I was expecting, but I am completely in love! Sweet, drama free and just plain amazing! This is one of the best age-gap stories I have ever read! I love a good Silver Fox and Gentry was perfect!! I cannot wait for the rest of the books in this series!! FIVE STARS!!
Courtney
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
I absolutely loved this novel. The plot, the developed characters, the wonderful connection that kept the storyline flowing- everything exceeded my expectations by a mile! If you want a sizzling, romantic novel that will make your toes curl, then this is the book for you!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Jeanne Kotsios
Mar 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book hooked me from the get go I just couldn’t put it down I fell in love with these characters and omg what a story just a perfect

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review
Michelle
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
I bet much enjoyed the older man/younger woman concept that didn't involve the typical storyline. I thought it was very original and so sweet and definitely look forward to reading the next in this series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nate
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't get enough of Gentry & Kendall's story. Great characters. This one was an emotional roller coaster. I loved these two. I received a free copy of the book. And am voluntarily leaving an honest review. ...more
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Marie Johnston is an award-winning, best-selling paranormal and contemporary romance writer. She grew up in the upper Midwest and planned to go to college for English. Didn't happen. She started college in accounting and was awful! Grabbing her inner science geek by the pocket protector, she changed to microbiology and medical technology where her only writing involved scientific articles and proc ...more

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