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The Sinful King

(Naughty Royals #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  3,445 ratings  ·  484 reviews
If you had any ties to Marbella, it was impossible for you not to have heard the stories about Prince Elias and his debauchery.

Every summer he arrived with his security detail and friends in tow and rented out a row of cottages near the water.

Cottages that belonged to my family.

Each of those summers, my parents sent me away – summer camp and later, boarding school. Anyt
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Published March 5th 2020 by The Wicked Pen
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Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-four-stars
4.25 stars

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“You don’t have to be a king to change history.”
“No, I suppose not.” He smiled. “You can be a queen.”

The Sinful King is one of the best royal romances I've read recently! It was the perfect stand-alone romance and I devoured it.

Adeline and Prince Elias meet in an unconventional way. The prologue of this book threw me for a loop and I couldn't wait to find out more about these two. Fast forward years later and Adeline is getting away after a scandal when Prince Elias c
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing

5 Sin with Me CROWNS

The Sinful King was everything and nothing like what I expected it to be. It was regal with a dash of forbidden and sweet with moments of stolen seduction.

Prince Elias really wasn't really what I expected him to be. He was grumpy and gruff, but once readers learn of all that weighs on his shoulders and his impending future, it is clear why he is so abrasive at times. I couldn't imagine being in his shoes, and so his behaviors and actions make
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
5 "I Want You Always" stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Prince Elias is the future king of France, and the most eligible bachelor in the world. He and his brother are known as notorious playboys, but Elias has been groomed and prepared to be king his entire life. He’s under a lot of pressure, and for him everything is about tradition, duty, responsibility, and appearances. He lives in Paris, but looks forward to his summers in Marbella. It’s the only time he can escape the tabloids and paparazzi
Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
„Love is a game. You need to play to your heart’s advantage.”

This book is a dream come true for all lovers of modern royalty! I can't resist love stories about princes and commoners and Claire Contreras brought to life one of my childhood fantasies. The Sinful King is an enchanting story of epic love and it utterly and completely swept me off my feet. With the perfect amount of tension, sweet moments, angst and sinfully hot scenes Claire made me unable to stop reading this book even for a se
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
You don’t curtsy to me,” he said into my ear.
“Are you not my King?”
“Are you not my world?”

If you're looking for an utterly romantic and swoony royal romance chock full of heart and brimming with passion, look no further. The Sinful King was all of those things. I greedily devoured it in one sitting. It was just one of those sweet, steamy and feel-good type of romances that's easy on the angst but with plenty of feels.
Say it, Addie.”
“Say what?” I was already finding
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Please make sure your seat backs are upright and your tray tables are....ok I know it’s cheesy, but seriously! The Sinful King will have you ready to hop a plane to Marbella and the hotspots of France looking for your own future King.

Claire shows her range of masterful emotions, tension and frankly all the genres in this standalone! A surprising follow up release after Half Truths, and I couldn’t have been more ready for it!

It’s light, ethereal in descriptions, but with an exceptional amount o
Rochelle | Rochelle Reads ♡
Feb 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc

Modern trends become intertwined with tradition to deliver a contemporary narrative different from what we’re accustomed to in this genre. With current flairs and somewhat distinct qualities, Claire Contreras delivered a modern royal romance lighthearted in nature. However, with little to no emotion it became difficult to love or connect with both characters, as well as have a fondness for The Sinful King.

“You don’t curtsy to me,” he said into my ear.
“Are you not my King?”
“Are you not my
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
Who doesn't love a steamy and sexy Royal Romance.....  This was such a sweet ride, one that I couldn't put down till the end.  So beautifully written, I encourage all of you to pick this one up.  Definitely one of those epic romances❤️

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Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'My unattainable' Stars!

I literally devoured this novel in just a few hours! I was so excited for this release since there was quite a lot of hype around it and because I surely have enjoyed Claire's work before this. The Sinful King is a magnetic, sweet and sexy royal romance you don't want to miss! I loved Adeline and Elias, their forbidden relationship and how it developed. Elias is so mysterious and so swoony, I just loved the way he was with Addie.

I do wish the story was a bit longer but
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In the prologue we see how 18 year old Adeline meets a mysterious stranger at a summer party in her hometown of Marbella, Spain.

Insta attraction ... which leads to her losing her virginity to him.

Him being - as she finds out in the papers the next morning - the future King of France!

Whoopsie. ☺

Fast forward five years and Adeline is back in town after a tiny little scandal chased her out of London.

And the Prince is back too ... but he might be announcing his engagement any day now!

NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***4 "I want you... Always!!!" stars***

“What good was savoring something exquisite if you had no shot at keeping it?”

Everyone knows by now that i'm a sucker of royal romances and this book was such a lovely and pleasant surprise!!!
I loved Elias and Adeline very much and their story was beautiful and in a way, romantic, even though there were obstacles that were standing between them...
Also, I'm looking forward for Aramis and Pilar's turns!!!! And i might have a good idea which their sign
Feb 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Claire Contreras isn't just a beautiful face and person, she has written my perfect prince. So thank you girl. **High fives and twirls** Prince Elias is smooth, gorgeous, in charge, and absolutely delectable in every way. He knows what he wants, puts forward the effort and patiently waits until the moment is his to seize....SWOOOOOON. This story had me from the first mysterious night until the last...all while building it up with a sexual tension that could be felt oozing right off my damn kindl ...more
Nova B
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
This was quite boring. Her sleeping with him the first time she meets him and giving up her virginity threw me. I guess I find that a little too much. Shouldn’t you at least see who your giving it up to. Lmao
Radd Reader
3.5 ⭐️’s

“I only feel free when I’m with you.”
“I only feel anything when I’m with you.”

“You don’t curtsy to me,” he said into my ear.
“Are you not my King?”
“Are you not my world?”

“You showed me that I was more than my title. That I was more than what anyone said I was. You looked at me and you saw me.”

Prince Elias (28, future King of France):
The following words/phrases were used to describe Prince Elias: handsome, soon-to-be-King, arrogant, most eligible bachelor, notorious pl
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
Ugh I didn’t like it at all I tried but it wasn’t for me !


moonlight ☾
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I really enjoyed this, especially the first half, but I was kinda hoping for a little more grovelling from Elias (H) in the second half cause there were times when it felt like he would let Adeline (h) go a little too easily (despite him saying he's into her or whatever and, yes, I'm aware him being royalty means people would expect him to marry someone similar to his status, but still. I wanted to see him just make a little more effort). I did love both of them though! And their pu
Mar 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
1.5 stars


I don’t know if this counts as read because I skimmed through most of the book. I couldn’t get into it from the start.
I couldn’t connect to the characters in the first 15 chapters and the storyline was boring so that’s when I started to skim over most of the book.
The romance wasn’t that interesting either.

Overall I would describe this book as BORING...
The only redeeming thing I could mention about this book is the cover and the actual synopsis.
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
There have been quite a few books published in the last two years with a royal theme to them, I guess the Harry / Meghan love story has inspired lots of writers. A prince marrying a commoner is a plot we all know well, the story of Cinderella is a classic example and it never gets old.

Adeline grew up spending her summers in Marbella at the villas her family owns. They are exquisite and exclusive, making them popular for people with wealth to enjoy private holidays. The royal family from France h
Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
AHHHH!! The Sinful King was a story with allllll the swoons and feels. Adeline and Prince Elias gave me all the butterflies and feelings of first love. This was such a romantic story that I could not get enough of!

I found this story ro be cute and adorable. It was a much needed change from what the alphahole I usually read. Elias was adorably grumpy yet sweet. Adeline was a breath of fresh air and together they were a perfect match. I loved their fiery chemistry and could not stop reading! 4 sta
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Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
She was warned to stay away from the cottages when the king and his posse where there. But one night Adeline decides to visit one of the many parties that are thrown there and that night changes everything for her.

Elias never wanted to be King but was groomed for this from a young age. Even if he wanted to change his future he knows his priority is to his country and the people. Until Adeline, no one has ever seen the real him and that was something he never expected. Adeline has been through t
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Ms. Contreras drew a wicked picture of a France that still had a king. I really liked the way "The Sinful King" played with how this country might look today if the monarchie still existed. I loved the plot in total and her writing was as good as I expected it to be from previous books I read. Some of the dialogues I read in this story are sure to make their way into lists with favorite book quotes – of that I am sure.... as they were pretty swoon-worthy.  

And honestly, this is also why I do no
Mar 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Really enjoyed The Sinful King from Claire Contreras - Prince Elias and Adelines story was a fairly quick read, but it was sweet and perfect for lovers of all things “Royal”
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Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, 2020-reads, sonal
Full review can be found HERE -->

*ARC provided for a voluntary honest review.* ~Sonal
5+ ‘Crème de la Crème’

‘The Sinful King’ has all the pop and flare that I have come to love from Claire Contreras. I was swept away and taken on a whirlwind fairytale of an adventure from the prologue to the epilogue.

They meet in the most remarkable first and foremost of a meet unexpected rendezvous. Everything went right in the magic of one night. Two bodies lost in passion and pleasure with the perception of nothing more. So they thought,

Years later Adeline comes face to face with the
Sep 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!

wow i'm not sure if it's my mood or something because I'd been rating books above 4 stars recently, but i really enjoyed this one 🤣

The Sinful King is a sweet and dreamy fairytale/royalty romance. Prince Elias (later King Elias) is a man with big heart that truly devotes himself to the country. Women constantly threw themselves at Elias because of his royalty status and of course, he was sick of it.

One fateful night, 18 year old Adeline shared a passionate night with a hot and myster
It was such a sweet tale...❤️
3 1/2 "Long live the King!" Stars!

This was definitely entertaining. I stayed interested throughout. Eliason and Adeline were both very likable. There was something missing for me though. Not sure what. Maybe more explaining or a few more details about certain events. Overall though, a sweet and happy royal read. Happy reading!
Mar 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
3.5 Stars

The Sinful King is the first book in Claire Contreras' Naughty Royals series. This was very entertaining read and a great introduction to all the characters that we will see in forthcoming books.

This book can easily be read as a standalone and will have readers excited to read the other books when they are released.

The Sinful King is Prince Elias and Adeline's story and it is quite the entertaining one. I love that Claire gives this story the right amount of angst but has the perfect
Emily (Emily.Reads_)
I adored this book to pieces!! I listened to the audiobook and the narrators were amazing at bringing this story to life! I truly couldn't get enough of this story, I finished it in two days. I loved the main couple and the love between them, it was so fierce and I just adored it.

I especially loved the world in which this book took place, which was France and London. As someone who hasn't travelled to Europe before, and it is my absolute dream to, it was so magical to be able to live vicariously
Sentranced Jem
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow. Didn't except to enjoy The Sinful King as much as I did.
It's been a while since I've read a book by Claire Contreras so I'm pleasantly surprised that it was rather enjoyable...somehow that makes me want to read more of her books now.
I will say this... It's a tad cliché and perhaps a little predictable but an enjoyable read nonetheless.
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She’s a breast cancer survivor (x2), who was born in the Dominican Republic, raised in Florida, and currently resides in Charlotte, NC with her husband, two adorable boys, and French bulldog.

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