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The King

(Bratva Blood #1)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  1,108 ratings  ·  154 reviews
The say all is fair in love and war, but he never played fair…

The call him the king.
He’s not my king.
He’s my tormentor, my captor—my secret dark desire.

In the brutal Bratva world, to be a king means to wage endless war.
I’m about to be collateral damage.
I must hope my captor wins as the alternatives are horrific.
After all, to the victor goes the spoils.
Published June 25th 2020
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Dee's Reading Zone
"Revenge is best served cold" with a King with major trust issues!

The hero or antihero of sorts, Konstantin Silvanov is King and he's mean, brash and goes after what he needs... literally and figuratively and he wants Cassie (aka jailbait aka Sunshine) but his ex gold digging model and influencer by the name of Liza causes things to change rapidly for all involved in this dark story of lust, revenge and betrayal! Did I say that Konstantin was mean, brash and King, well double that!

"This is my wo
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jul 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jess ~ 4 ~ 4.5 stars

This book should really be read after the prequel. Without the prequel, you don't get the full picture of where Konstantin came from or understand how he and Cassie met.

Konstantin is about to take over another company, this time an IT one, and when he spies the photo of one of its employees, things are about to get a little bit more interesting. Then came the point in the book where I wanted things to go a bit differently and I was a bit disappointed, to be honest. I got ove
♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️

When you start reading a book that throws you for a loop that is when you know that you have a 5-star read. I have read most of S.R.'s books and she seems to keep you on your toes which is always a good thing. The king is a new book from her and I have to say I couldn't put this book down.

I do not want to give anything away since that is the whole point of reading a book but I will say I highly recommend reading Konstantin and Cassie’s story. It is unlike anything I have read in a while. I am e
Not very King like.

I am torn on this. I can’t seem to really enjoy the characters. Cassie is so flighty and I can’t really get a handle on Kon. At first I could feel the chemistry but then all the crap that happened put a stop to it.

Kon puzzles me because if he is so sharp, so powerful, and so everything..why is all this happening to him? Really he says the bad guy is dumb, but how did this dumb bad guy hire a hacker that was actually a hacker? And how did he crash Kon’s oh so secure house? He
Nov 18, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon today (11/18/2020)! 🎁
Mikki D
Jul 07, 2020 rated it liked it
It was annoying that a lot covered from the previous book was repeated. In terms of a romance novel, they don't actually have their first kiss until 80% through the book! The storyline itself was well written and it is action packed. Some segments a bit cliche and I found myself eye rolling and skim reading to get to the next part of the story. That being said I'll probably read the next instalment even though I'm pretty certain how this will pan out. Sometimes it's not about the destination it' ...more
Space Cowgirl
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He's So Worthy🐺🍆⛲🔫💪👊!

Alpha Russian Bratva Male ADULT Romance and Adventure 🔪🔫💪👊
After the Prequel, "The King" moves on to London where Konstantin🐺🍆⛲🔫💪👊 is involved in mostly legitimate businesses.

Then his worthless father murders Konstantin's Russian lifelong friend and his wife of convenience. He finally has his own father👴 tortured and killed, after hating him since he abandoned his family when Konstantin was just a boy. There was no way he acted alone because of the security around his wife,
Misty Schott
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Things are really starting to get complicated!!

There is a prequel to this duet called The Soldier, which gives you the background on how Konstantin and Cassie met. This should be read before starting this book.

Konstantin has tried to put Cassie out of his mind, but when he takes over the company she works for us finds she has skills he can use for a personal vendetta. When things go wrong he must take her to keep her safe, but things get complicated what with his pregnant ex-girlfriend living wi
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Just Gets Better – Smokin’ Hot!!

Cassie and Konstantin come from different worlds. They have the love of Russian literature and dogs in common. You will be well served to read The Soldier first – great backstory.

Regardless this is a must-read!! Exciting storylines of tension in the Bratva, the relationship between these two, and additional relationships. You get under the skin of each character and drawn right into the action. I eagerly await the conclusion of this incredible tale!!

**I am volunta
Sep 19, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, kindle, mafioso
Look I have a thing right now and that thing is mafia romance so just unfollow me if it's too much 😂 ...more
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The plot was great and well planned with characters that were so well developed that as I turned the pages Cassie and Konstantin kept pulling me deeper and deeper into their journey as it unfolded!
Jo-Ann Forrest
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Konstatin and Cassie's story is captivating, enthralling, suspensfull, nail biting fabulous! Konstantin is now on top of his game and he meets Cassie again. The girl who makes him yearn for more, but she is trouble and now will be working for him. This is the start of a cat and mouse game between each other, that will keep you up at night questionning the why? Suspense, drama, betrayal, deceit, violence is what life throws at them and leave you haning on the greatest cliffhanger you may have rea ...more
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
While many of the books that I read are more in-the-moment stories, as their details do not linger in my mind, THE KING is a rare exception. Upon finishing, I kept recalling various scenes, thinking about how these compelling situations played out plus the way in which certain characters reacted. Cassie and Konstantin, the main couple, may be nothing alike, but they have been attracted to each other since their first meeting, and the desirability has only intensified with every encounter. SR Jon ...more
Ana Rita
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my lord... You can't imagine how I was feeling when this book entered my tablet.
I was left feeling anxious and super curious for what was about to come and... Oh boy.
SR Jones has given me the most intense Mafia books from history and I can't stop thinking king about them.
I can't stop wanting more. I need more.
Her writing is raw, wold, dark and super intense. Just see for yourself.
The King is her latest release and it's book 1 from the Bratva Blood duet.
This new book explores the lives of Kons
Lucia Marano
Disappointing and Blahtva not Bratva

Pedantic and irritating plot. “He likes her, he likes her not” First off, K has got no reason that I could see, to be such a “damaged” man. He didn’t even have a romantic attachment to his childhood friend, who he decided to marry out of loyalty. I get how she died was awful and tragic but he’s so heartless to so many others and in so many ways that the means doesn’t justify the end.

He tricks an innocent Cassie, who he affectionately calls his ”Sunshine” into
Jun 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The King is book one in a new Bratva series by S.R Jones (there is also a prequel to his story which i highly recommend to called the Soldier) This is Konstantin and Cassie's story. Cassie now working somewhere her IT skills are put to use instead of being a barista at the local coffee shop finds a Familiar face as her new boss -Konstatin. The guy shes secretly dreamed of since he came into the coffee shop all those months ago and Konstantins got his eyes on her as he did before. But Konstantin' ...more
Completely captivating, seductively suspenseful, and soul consuming. SR Jones’s storytelling keeps you on the edge of your seat from the first page up until the very last word. This enthralling, nail biting, and breath stealing story is riddled with suspense, intrigue, drama, betrayal, deceit and violence. Cassie and Konstantin share an undeniable connection. While Konstantin sees Cassie as his ‘sunshine’, providing him light in his darkened world he fights his desire for her. While the push and ...more
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Everyone knows Konstantin and Cassie are in love with each other except Konstantin and Cassie. Poor Cassie she can’t win for losing and Konstantin picks her up every time she falls even though neither one of them knows that is what is happening. This book has a little of everything betrayal, loyalty, intrigue, sadness and laughter and love. Konstantin May be one of the most ruthless Bratva Kingpins, but for Cassie he is as soft as marshmallow and the sexual tension is off the charts. This is a f ...more
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I thought the prequel, The Soldier, had me hooked, it has nothing on this book. The King is such a great read. I love Konstantin and Cassie's relationship and chemistry. They seem to have somethings in common, like love of Russian literature, but in other ways they seem so different. They even each other's flaws out nicely. I really cannot wait to find out what happens with Konstantin and Cassie next. The flow of this story really has me hooked completely.

I received a free copy of this book v
Debra  (Dragon Nanny) Phiri
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Konstantine is so much more then he even believes! Cassie so afraid to be her true self. Together they really are perfect for each other!

Their story so far is action packed, slow but hot burn and when their story temp ended here at the end waiting for the conclusion I was bummed!

We have a lot of intrigue in it as well as a soul wrenching darkness from both their past and how it comes out in their present.

So happy to be reading this series!
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s fascinating to watch Konstantin and Cassie’s relationship develop. It’s a bit like long, drawn out foreplay where you know the climax is going to blow your mind. This is what I call a grabber. It grabs your attention from the very start, grabs at your heartstrings at times throughout, and grabs your interest until the not quite finish. The end of this story is definitely not the end of their story, but it is quite a volatile place to leave us; with Cassie questioning everything she thought ...more
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
After reading the Prequel, I was excited to read this and it did not disappoint. Konstantin and Cassie are everything! I have been gravitating towards the dark lately and this had that in spades along with tension, suspense, passion, and so much more.
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
Just the absolute best story. It had me captivated from the beginning with the hot steamy scenes. I really enjoyed reading this book and I would recommend it! Everything I like to read about and more. Such a great story I will read again and again. A keeper!!
Stephanie Ditmore
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Great way to kick off this series. Loving Konstatin and Cassie together. Konstatin first saw her when he stepped foot into the coffee shop where she works and hasn’t looked back. Cassie is crushing on him, and always notices him when he’s there, they’ve locked eyes, but there’s more there, a connection, a spark, something more than she ever realizes. I was sucked in from the start with the prequel and not so involved and I can’t wait for what’s next.
Jun 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a read

Great book lovely story you can get wrapped up in , with fantastic characters we met in the solider (short backstory) , well worth the read , can’t wait to read the war next month x
Joanne Ceronio
Jun 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliantly Wicked

Exciting, thrilling, brilliant! I love this series so much. I cannot wait for the next book however I’m sad that it will be coming to an end.
Karen Mc
Aug 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An enticing and thrilling dark romance that will keep you turning the pages ...

*** review to come ***
Rachel Talavera
Jan 01, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Slow burn

But worth it. I didn't know going into this book that there was more than one for Cassie and king but I'm definitely moving on to book 2.
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book! I've been frustrated, mad as he*l, completely disgusted and that was all in the first half of the book! I LOVE Konstantin and Cassie together. They seem to balance each other in an odd sort of way. When they first meet at the coffee shop they have a connection. Cassie calls it a crush but eventually it proves to be more. By the end of the book I'm completely consumed and now I'm wishing time to pass so I can see what happens with Konstantin and Cassie next. ...more
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And a personality like herpes...

I have been looking forward to a book that makes me laugh.
I was shocked when reading the part where she actually
ends up with someone else. But practice makes you better
or so I thought...
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