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Dimitri King is a killer … and an addict. Born into one of the most ruthless motorcycle clubs that ever ran the streets of St Louis, the only life he has ever known is destroying him from the inside out. A lifetime of trauma, bad decisions, and heinous violence has left him on the brink of complete disaster, but one mission will change everything.

Annalise Hale, daughter of
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Kindle Edition, 329 pages
Published July 2nd 2019 (first published June 29th 2019)
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)
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King's Ransom was my first experience with these authors.
A collaboration that as a book did work, it flowed seamlessly and it certainly wasn't apparent to me that this had been written by two separate individuals.
It was well written and I did enjoy myself but there was just something missing slightly.
So this was a story of two broken individuals that find each other in some very difficult circumstances and though are two main characters here seem poles apart in life and experience there actually
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Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"When you are dead on the inside, pain is all you can feel. It becomes the rock that defines you. When everything else is gone, it remains."

Color me impressed with this new collaboration. Truthfully, I've not read the works of either of these authors individually, but together they are amazing. Being an MC Romance addict, that was what put this book on my radar...well, the cover is quite amazing too. 😉

A match made in heaven but forged in hell— That piece of the synopsis is especially int
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Julia
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Wendy Hodges
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gosh, full on action story, intense and highly suspenseful edge of your seat and hold your breathe read. Emotional in so many ways. This book once you start you do not want to put it down, from one issue to another it doesn't stop, at times you think there will never be any survivors at the end of it. I was pulled in deep my heart racing and mouth dry at points during the plot. It isn't an easy read the violence is graphic and in many ways romance isn't a focus but more of a "it had to happen", ...more
Cindy Fong
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This story was intense from beginning to end. Outside appearances and successes can camouflage the pain and scars hidden below the surface. Dimitri and Annalise come from two different worlds but both have similar stories. One action sets them on their "pre-ordained" path to one another. Not everything is as it seems and they will be tested.

I pretty much inhaled this story in one sitting. I watched as Dimitri and Annalise discovered love with each other. Cheered as they fought for their HEA and
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Kim BookJunkie ~ Editor & Proofreader
This was one of those books I struggled not to skim through. The premise was innovative and had a lot of potential! I kept waiting for the story to get darker and more disturbing but that never happened. I was surprised that there wasn’t a single sex scene in this book! There are a few brief kisses and an unrealisticinsta-love, making the romance aspect was extremely disappointing. The MC drama was decent, but I found a lot of this book to be extremely wordy. I often struggled to get through wha ...more
Helene Book Hoarder
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Where do I start... I am NOT Big on MC and King’s Ransom is one of my FAVORITE Read of 2019! From the very beginning I was immersed in all the characters, I usually focus my attention on the main characters, but the supporting characters pulls you in, you want to get to know them, you want to find out how and why they became who they are.

If I can only describe Dimitri and Annalise’s relationship in one word.. FIRE is a subtle way to describe them, from their very first encounter to the end. Bot
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Donna
Jul 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well I haven't read an MC book in the longest time and what a way to get back into a gritty world of pain, death and destruction. This story is so not a hearts and flowers tale. But the love story is there and it's beautiful in my opinion. For me it's almost the past repeating itself with a very different outcome.

This is the first book in the series and does it start with a bang. Dimitri and Annalise are both from broken back grounds, that have definitely left it's make on them and their future
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Kim Tatum
Jul 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This writing duo of BT Urruela and CD Bradley was a collaboration the need to happen. This story was intense, full of suspense and chemistry. Their creativity as a duo was off the charts. The story blended together like it was writing by one author.

Dimitri and Annalise both have some some demons from their last that have molded them into who they are and personally to me it’s a hot mess!! The kind of hot mess that is explosive full of suspense, makes you want more. I was on the edge of my seat
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Kelly Williams
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. Annalise and Dmitri come from two different lives and find each other in a non- conventional . This story had me at chapter one and I couldn’t put it down. What an amazing read. I
Love the unexpected in this book. Great read and would definitely recommend.
Sassy Southern
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is exactly what I had been waiting for. I needed something page turning and intense to suck me in. Man, did this one do it. Great characters and an awesome story. Being a STL area native I loved this! - By Cat
Misty Wilder-Barba
Aug 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: bookshelf
Loved this book. The suspense had me bracing myself through the entire book. The book starts with the heartbreaking love story of our Dimitri's parents and the parallel with his mother and the Heroine in the story is remarkable. Dimitri is a badass that has struggled his entire life with so much emotional baggage that he chooses to escape with partying and drugs. He is the legacy of his grandfather's MC the South Side Sinners but once the gavel gets passed to the next in line, the turmoil that's ...more
Desi
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by both these authors and I have to say their collaboration for this book was incredible. You don’t know where one author began and where the other ended because that is how beautifully written the novel was. From the prologue to the very end, these authors were so explicit and detailed, that they paint a vivid picture for you with the turn of each page.

Do you believe that we all have someone out there that’s our soul mate, our destiny? Two broken souls, from t
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Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Jun 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"This story was intense from beginning to end. Outside appearances and successes can camouflage the pain and scars hidden below the surface. Dimitri and Annalise come from two different worlds but both have similar stories. One action sets them on their ""pre-ordained"" path to one another. Not everything is as it seems and they will be tested.

I pretty much inhaled this story in one sitting. I watched as Dimitri and Annalise discovered love with each other. Cheered as they fought for their HEA a
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Jennifer Pierson
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is one of those stories that it's hard to figure out how to write a review for. There's Dimitri King, who belongs to the scary South Side Sinners MC, is a killer, and addicted to drugs. Obviously, his demons are shadowing him. He comes across prima ballerina Annalise when his MC kidnaps her because her father, Senator Hale, is a corrupt mofo, who needs to pay them. Dimitri isn't happy with kidnapping a woman, and potentially killing her, especially after getting to know her in her captivity ...more
2OCC Reviews
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gemma
Kings Ransom is the first book in a new series by this writing duo and really set the opening of this new series by introducing readers to the hardened members of the South Side Sinners. This story really explored the gritty world of an MC and really had a variety of actions within the story.

Annalise on the outside looks like she has the perfect life with a senator for a father, a career doing what she loves and adoring parents. but once you get a closer look you see that this is not ht case fo
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Michelle Schwartz
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Imagine a life where you can’t see a way out. Where you feel trapped, unliked and unloved. Imagine the feeling of being a prized possession, but only for the sole purpose of imagery. In your heart of hearts, you know there is only one way out. It may not be what you want, but it’s your only vision. After all, you don’t have a life of your own. It’s set in stone and you not by your own doing.

“Dimitri seemed to collect the broken and the damned.” This is the perfect quote to introduce Dimitri. He
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Shirley
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Fabulous collaboration!!

From the first page, I was made a part of this story ~ I could picture it all vividly. I experienced it all with the characters and won't soon forget it or them.

This is NOT a hearts and flowers HEA love story ~ it's ugly and filled with corruption, deception, betrayal, loss, and abandonment from people who one should be able to expect the opposite. It's a story filled with pain, yet in it's ugliness, some are provided the opportunity to heal in ways they couldn’t have oth
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Brandy Roberts
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thought Kings Ransom was good it would be the first book that I have read by both authors I thought they work well together I'm excited to read more by them in the future . If you look on the outside two characters couldn't be more different but once you get on the inside they were a perfect match and just made since . I really liked both characters there wasn't anything that I didn't like about them my heart really broke for them both when we got to look at what was going on with them . I can ...more
Carolyn Muller
Jul 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
King’s Ransom by B.T Urruela and CD Bradley 5 stars
Can two people from completely different worlds find love in an extreme environment? Annalise is a prima ballerina and daughter to a Senator. Everything in her life is rigid and unforgiving. She has serious scars on her soul, she’s looking for a way out and plans her own way out. Her Father the Senator has secrets and has ticked off the wrong people. The MC is looking for payback from him and they find the only way to extract that payment is thr
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G. Small
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Mind-boggling, eye-popping, unbelievably brilliant story telling. I was seduced wholeheartedly from the beginning. This book is unlike any MC story I have ever read. I had to put down my e-reader often as I wasn’t sure I wanted to know the outcome. Of course I continued on because I had to know.

When you can no longer stand the life you have and decide it’s time to check out, surely one can succeed completely. However, as carefully as it was planned, it was unceremoniously interrupted by a motor
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Michaela Zankl
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The trigger warning wasn't lying about this book being all sorts of fucked up lol. Just my kinda book. BT Urruela and CD Bradley knock it out of the ballpark and deliver a book that kept me at the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Annalise is an incredibly strong woman, especially with the kinda parents she has. A pill popping mother and heartless and ruthless father that only thinks about his political career, she finds a new kind of strength when she meets Dimitri. They are totally opposi ...more
Jamie-Lynne
Jul 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed For Angel Babe's Blog!!

This is the first book that I have read by either of these authors and I have to say I really enjoyed it!! The storyline is great and flows perfectly, you can't even tell it's written by two separate authors!! The characters are amazing and you are drawn in to the story right from the beginning all the way to the end!!
This is book #1 in the authors South Side Simmers MC series and is Dimitri and Annalise's story, now if your expecting a hearts and flowers, HEA sto
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She's a Lip Biter
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well, I haven't read an MC book in the longest time and what a way to get back into a gritty world of pain, death and destruction. This story is so not a hearts and flowers tale. But the love story is there and it's beautiful in my opinion. For me, it's almost the past repeating itself with a very different outcome.

This is the first book in the series and does it start with a bang. Dimitri and Annalise are both from broken backgrounds, that have definitely left it's made on them and their futur
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Chris
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
King’s Ransom blew me away!
It kept me on the edge of my seat, flipping pages so I could find out how this story would unfold. It wasn’t a pretty story. It brought some of the ugly that humanity has to offer, yet through the cracks you could find the goodness in others.

Dimitri and Annalise come from different worlds, but lived in the same city. They are so different and they each wore their masks to cover their pain, but as they spend time together the similarities of their lives came out and t
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Ashley Carr, LSoR
Ok, I know you have to be living under a rock to not have read either of these authors but I can say that I have not read anything by either of these two, but I will be changing that ASAP!! This is a gripping book that left me wanting more. Dimitri was everything the blurb described him and so much more. He is the enforcer of his deceased father’s MC and still trying to process his death. Annalise couldn’t come from a more different background than Dimitri. She is a sheltered dancer living in h ...more
Stephanie S
Jul 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love me an MC book and have read all of BT's books and now need to read CD Bradley's books. This collaboration was perfect!!

Annalise and Dimitri are the farthest from being from different sides of the tracks. She being the perfect child on the outside with a senator for a father and him being raised in a MC club that has lost it's way. She performs in front of crowds and he takes care of those who wrong them as the enforcer of the biker club.

These 2 are broken and come together under bad cir
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Deb
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Prologue is a beautifully, tragic story, and I could have stopped there, but it was just that, the Prologue to two other stories that collide for a heart racing ride! Dimitri and Annalise are of two totally different worlds that should have never crossed paths, but they did. I wouldn't consider this a small book, but I devoured it in two days. The story is captivating and haunting and had me so engrossed that time and pages flew by. And then at the stroke of midnight (bedtime) the most pivot ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am an avid fan of MC stories, and in my opinion, this is the best one I have read to date! Dimitri and Annalise and as total opposite as can be, and from totally different worlds, but fate steps in and draws them together. No spoilers; this is a definite must read, you will not be disappointed! This talented duo of authors’, have done an amazing job in penning this tale, and I was totally captivated throughout this addictive page turner. I cannot wait to read more of their work, and highly rec ...more
Karen Komarinski
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Simply Amazing

This such an intense amazing story. I want to say thank you to two talented Authors BY Urruela and CD Bradley for writing this story. I don't want to spoil anything. I had walk away a couple of times because my heart was in my throat and tears in my eyes. Something good can come out of something so terrible. Dimitri an Annalise along with other characters will stay with me.... You definitely need to put King's Rsnsom: South Side Dinners MC on your TBR list. You also need to check
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BT Urruela was an infantryman in the US Army from August 2004 until February 2011. At the end of a year long tour to Baghdad, Iraq, his vehicle was hit by two roadside bombs, which took his right leg below the knee and the life of his commander. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his wounds, an Army Commendation Medal, and Combat Infantryman's Badge. He medically retired from the Army in 2011 and m ...more

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