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Broken Kingdom

(Royal Hearts Academy #4)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  3,156 ratings  ·  697 reviews
Welcome to their kingdom...

They say you're happy now.
That you can't remember anything from your past and it's for the best.
They told me if I cared about you I'd stay far away and leave you alone for good.
Because you're getting married to a man you love.

Only problem is...
you loved me first.

This is the 4th and FINAL book in the Royal Hearts Academy series. Cruel Prin
Kindle Edition, 528 pages
Published October 8th 2020
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Jackie - Fire & Ice Book Reviews
And the best book of the year award goes to Ashley Jade! I’m serious. She never fails to remind her readers why she is called the Queen of Unconventional. Her books are always told in a different way than another author might tell them. The entire Royal Heart’s Academy series is amazing, but Broken Kingdom is a hourse of a different color... okay, yes, I just finished watching The Wizard of Oz.

We thought Bianca’s story was over and done with, but if you know and love Ashley’s books, then you pro
Courtney Jackson - CNC Bookish Vibes
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
For those who doubted Ashley and her ability to do Bianca justice...THIS DAMN BOOK IS EVERYTHING!

By far my favorite series I’ve 🅴🆅🅴🆁 read.

Coming full circle with the crew of RHA, I feel like I’ve grown and learned along with them. This book wraps up everything so effortlessly. Ashley did not disappoint in bringing things home and connecting ALL the dots! The rawness of this storyline from start to finish will be one I’ll always revisit.

The struggles that took place from a toxic set of relations
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
2e0pm6g BK

BROKEN KINGDOM Is the final full length romance novel in Ashley Jade's 'Royal Hearts Academy' series. It picks up where the previous book left off. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.' Past & Present time incorporated.

Promise me you'll never fall in love.

PHENOMENAL!! I kind of tiptoed into Broken Kingdom even though it was a book I was highly anticipating, solely because Bianca in the previous book left me slightly deflated with a bitter taste in my mouth, I didn’t connect like I’d
Em - Book Obsessed Emmy
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First of I just want to be petty and say—HA!! Those of you who didn’t trust Ashley—FREAKING HA!! This book is like a slap to the face for all of you.

*clears throat* Now I would just like to say that I DEVOURED this book!! I needed a few hours to myself after it, because, and I kid you not, this book DESTROYED me!

I’m literally speechless. I sat there after I finished it, tears in my eyes, unable to say anything—and when does that ever happen??!! I ALWAYS have something to say. Like what?!!

I may
mel ☽
3.75 stars; ☆

~ this right here was chaotic good ~

ok so we can all agree that Wicked Princess was just a long ass prologue for this book right? RIGHT?? ok. now that that's settled, Oakley and Bianca never took a break cuz it was drama after drama, tragedy after tragedy like sheesh let them breathe a little damn.

↳ 8 months after Stone (OM) proposed to Bianca (h), Oakley (H) finally got out of prison but because of guilt and the fact that the love of his life is engaged to another man, he
Boys in Books are Better
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For those that doubted Ashley Jade on Wicked Princess...get ready to grovel! This book is legit EVERYTHING!!!! This book is EXACTLY what was supposed to happen and how.

Now...where to even begin?? I don't even know really. I'm at a loss for words because this book was so incredible. There are not enough words to truly do it justice. Perfection, incredible, amazing, fantastic, beautiful, heart-wrenching...I could go on and on and still not be able to truly get it right.

I loved
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes Love Hurts!
Emotional Overload!!!

Grab the tissues! Have you ever read a book that left you physically in pain? No just me???

I swear the thing I love most about Ashley Jade is her ability to evolve as a writer. I had a feeling she was up so something after book three... It's hard to put into words without spoilers... I like to go into her stories blind because you never know what your going to get and the journey is the best part.

I saw so much growth in this book not just in the charac
Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger
Bianca Covington still hasn't gotten all her memories back since the accident - she has flashbacks, like puzzle pieces that need to be put together. She's supposed to be happy, but feels suffocated - and it's all because of the mysterious man with dirty blond hair who started working at Duke’s Heart. She feels a strange connection to him, but she has no idea who he is... 💥💥💥

📚 "𝐒𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐦 𝐧𝐨𝐰… 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭.
𝐄𝐯𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐈 𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐞𝐫." 📚

Oakley Zelenka (my new book boyfriend 💍) ha
Phuong ✯
3.75 stars

We were in love. We were happy. Until one night destroyed it all.

As messy as this book was with all it's issues and drama, I still think Broken Kingdom was a great way to end the RHA series.

✨ rtc ✨

*✧・゚: *✧・゚:*✧・゚: *✧・゚:*✧・゚: *✧・゚:*✧・゚: *✧・゚:*✧・゚

My prayers have been heard 🙏

Welcome to their broken kingdom.

They say you're happy now.
That you can't remember anything from your past and it's for the best.
They told me if I cared about you I'd stay far away and leave you alone for
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites
The conclusion of Wicked Princess! OMG it was everything and then some.

"Loving gives someone the power to break you...and if you give the wrong man that power...he'll shatter your heart and ruin you."

Ashley really out did herself here. She said to trust the journey, trust the story, and believe in her. It was worth honoring all of that. Worth. It.

She might love him now...But she loved me first.
Even when I hated her.

This series is really a must read for anyone. It's flawless, unique, and absol
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is an early review from ARC


You can say for sure that Ashley put her soul in this one and what a beautiful soul she has.

This book was everything I expected and more. I cried, I laughed, I wanted to throw my kindle on the wall —and then get back because I really needed more Oakley and Bianca words—

I was lived, I was angry, cursing sometimes and making “oun” noise like a crazy person talking to herself in the middle of the night.


My only
Aug 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-read, arc, four-star
4 Stars

Before I read Broken Kingdom
I was that person who didn't like Wicked Princess at all.
I was that person who didn't like Bianca at all.
I was that person who hoped for Oakley to have another love interest, anyone besides Bianca.

After reading Broken Kingdom
Ashley was right, we just had to trust her.
Now I completely understand why Wicked Princess had to happen, even though I still don't like the Bianca I read over there, that incident had to happen because I feel like that was the only way for
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Weeks after reading Broken Kingdom, I still can't stop thinking about Bianca and Oakley.

I knew – I just knew – that Wicked Princess was not the end of Bianca’s journey. Sure, B and Stone made a cute couple; there was definitely some chemistry between them. But let’s admit, it wasn’t the can’t-live-without-you and you’re-my-soulmate kind of chemistry I’ve grown to expect from an A. Jade book. Having said that, I’m so glad Ashley explored this relationship befo
Kandace Denys (bookish_kayy)
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was aboard the Wicked Princess was eh train, but this. THIS. SAVED. ME. The redemption I craved. The whole truth came out for EVERYTHING and I was not ready. But I LOVED every minute of it.
The Romantic Rush Blog
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I AM A MESS. Because this book, oh man, this book shredded my heart and then lovingly squeezed it over and over again. This series has been EVERYTHING. I loved it all- he angst, the secrets, the pain, the insane chemistry- but most importantly, these complex, flawed, radically imperfect humans. Broken Kingdom is epic romance at its finest- heartache, unbeatable odds, feuds, secrets, and an unbreakable soul mate bond that nothing- not time, memory, family, anger or hate- can fully sever.

I had N
Bia Oliveira
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Rise and shine Oakbianca nation, we are finally getting the treats we deserve after so much suffering in wicked princess. I will start by saying that broken kingdom has completely reached my expectations and that it was very worth waiting so long to read about this incredible couple.

Well, it may seem extremely cliché but to me Oakley Zelenka and Bianca Covington came to prove that when two souls are destined to be together, they will be able to find their way back to each other, no matter what
Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
Right, time to finally review this!

I waffled for ages between 4 stars and 5, but eventually I had to give it 4.5. I've rounded up, pretty much on the strength of the last 1/3 (and especially the epilogue) alone.

Have I been on the generous side? Sure. But there are things that made me inclined to be generous.

Let's actually get into it...

So, at the start of this book, Bianca is engaged to Stone and at uni with him. She ends up running across Oakley without recognising him. He obviously recog
Aundi Living That Book Life
5 Oakley’s Baby girl Crowns


I have died. I am dead. I am a mess of quivering emotions. This book was so much more than I could EVER have hoped for. Ashley has taken us to a whole new level with Oakley and Bianca’s story and the gut wrenching, heart shredding journey they are on. This is a book that you cannot prepare yourself for, the emotions that Ashley extracts from you will leave you beyond drained but also completely sated. This is the type of story that you wish you could read for t
It has taken me all freakin day to write these words. I stayed up until 230am reading this book and had an array of emotions while reading and after it was over. Oakley’s story really hit home to me which made it a little harder for me to read without crying (that’s a story for another day) however I was laughing in the next breath. After the cliffy of Wicked Princess (which you must read prior to this book, it’s also imperative to read Cruel Prince and Ruthless Knight before and they need to be ...more
❤️ Nanda ❤️
Aug 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc


I would say I'm sorry for this rambling review, but since this is a space for a personal opinion... there goes mine, and I'm not sorry at all!

Messed up

That's a few words a can use to describe this book. I've just finished and I'm still feeling a little overwhelmed...

I have cried in the prologue, for God sake!

I have to bend and say that Ashley was really bold to do things the way she did with this story. She's a wicked
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Broken Kingdom is Book Four in the Royal Hearts Academy Series. This Book is a continuation from Wicked Princess and Wicked Princess must be read before diving into this book.

After reading Wicked Princess, I knew from the moment I started this book that this wasn’t the end for Biancas Story. That it was only just the beginning.

There just had to be more, and I hate to say it. But I told you so. Stone and Bianca were a couple I liked, but they weren’t one I loved. They didn’t give me the soul mat
Dee Trejo
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a freaking ride. If you haven't read at least Wicked Princess do so before reading Broken Kingdom.

Broken Kingdom is the final book in the Royal Hearts Academy Series and what an ending it was. It always amazes me that every time I read a new Ashely Jade book I say oh shit I found my favorite. I thought Ruthless Knight the second book in this series was my top one in this series and then Ashley goes and does this shit to me.

I don’t like giving spoilers or just repeating what the hell happen
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I honestly don't know where to start?? Broken Kingdom is the conclusion of the Royal Hearts Academy and the conclusion of Bianca's story. But besides conclusions, it was the beginning of Oakley's story, his side and his thoughts as well. I fell so deeply with Bianca and Oakley's story that was full of hurt, loss, but above all, love and loyalty.

I learned so much from both characters. From their flaws to their upbringings and redemption to what occurred in the past. Character development is such
Hanna's Book Obsession
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
{I received this as an ARC in exchange for an Honest review}

“We were in love. We were happy. Until one night destroyed it all.”

Oh my God “Broken Kingdom” was so freaking Epic!!! I loved it. It had one twist and surprise after another and I could not get enough. I never wanted to put it down. I do have to say that when I read “Wicked Princess” I did not know that “Broken Kingdom” would be coming next. I did really enjoy Bianca and Stone but I could feel something missing just like Bianca. Thankf
This one was definitely way better than the previous book, which left me pretty disappointed... No use in lying about it.

Bianca was a completely different person in Wicked Princess and even though I am not always a fan of her bitchiness... I am glad she slowly changed back to her former self.

As far as Stone is concerned, I really disliked the dude, in this book as well as the previous book. I just wish Biance would have kicked is ass way back... but hey, at least she came to her senses... We w
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
biancaoakley <33
Aug 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, hs-college-na
4.25 stars

i have so many thoughts, rtc.

so the blurb had been posted!

𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐦 𝐢𝐬 ...
𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭.

biancaoakley endgame secured.

im ready for biancaoakley endgame
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
And that’s how you go out with a bang! Ashley Jade nailed this final installment of the Royal Hearts Academy series to perfection. After finishing Wicked Princess I had no idea which direction she would take the story and its characters. Then came the release of the blurb for Broken Kingdom and my excitement spiked. Bianca’s story wasn’t finished, there’s was going to be more Oakley and still I had no idea where the story will go. I was freaking pumped.

Broken Kingdom was a fantastic story! The e
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Web-Photo-Editor A stupid boy who stole the thing beating in my chest with a single kiss. A stupid boy who claims he wants nothing to do with me.”

Ashley.. Ashley… WHAT THE FUCK???
I mean I thought I was ready for Broken kingdom, but this!! THIS!! My reactions are somewhere near below..

Let's be Frank , when I read WP , I was like Ohh Hell No , where is my Oakley baby!!! And who the hell is this Stone? But I have been reading Ashley's books for a
Apr 21, 2020 marked it as to-read
Pleeeeease have Oakley end up with some sweet girl who will give him the love and affection he needs. I really I'm invested in Oakley's story and I DON'T wanna see him end up with some MILF or older woman (not that there is anything wrong with that). I just feel like Oakley needs a girl his own age who will heal him and help free him from all the fucked up stuff he did and the shit he went through. I also wanna see more of his protective and nurturing sides in a relationship with a girl that als ...more
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