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My boss. My hell.

When I slept with a faceless jock as a teen, I didn’t think I would become pregnant. I also didn’t think I would lose that child.

Several years later, I find out that my daughter is alive, and I’m given a second chance.

One problem, though. The faceless jock isn’t so faceless anymore. He has a name everyone fears: Kingsley Shaw. A ruthless bastard. A heartless devil. And most importantly, my daughter’s father. Oh, and he hates me as much as I hate him.

We’re out to destroy one another with all methods available. Including a dangerous game of lust that might lead to our downfall.

Empire of Lust is a complete stand-alone. No other books should be listened to prior to this.

©2022 Rina Kent (P)2022 Rina Kent

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10/10 the best books of the series

Every word in this story was just perfect
I have the hard copy
Soft copy and audio version,
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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 08-05-2022

DAMAGE.. ENEMIES.. LUST.. LIES & 🔥 SECOND CHANCES

A fantastic non-stop rollercoaster full of twists and turns that damage and bruise.. and this talented author delivers breathless highs and traumatic heart-pounding lows in a story of love, loss and second chances. If ever there was an anti-hero that desperately needed to be brought to his knees by a worthy opponent, it’s Kingsley Shaw the handsome, charismatic Lawyer whose earns his nickname the Devil. A devoted single Dad to his Angel Gwen. And the strong flawed femme fatale who brings this giant to his knees has sharp banter and balls of steel honed from the wrong side of the tracks. Aspen’s clawed her way up to Senior Partner in Kingsley and Nate’s firm.. but her world there has become a hostile battlefield since she and Kingsley found out she’s the mother of his beloved daughter.. a newborn callously abandoned on his doorstep twenty years ago. But Aspen has no fks to give for anyone else except forging a tentative relationship and get to know the precious daughter she long ago thought dead but was instead snatched away and replaced with lies and a stillborn that devastated the heart of a teen Mom.

Damaged enemies.. teen lovers.. co-workers.. and now parents trying to venomously protect what they hold most precious. However, somewhere in the smoke and flames of their verbal cannon fire, the battle lines get blurred.. and power turns to passion, loathing turns to lust and simmering hate turns to a sensual, obsessive, primal erotic claiming. But what about love?.. what about feelings?.. what about Kingston’s manipulative evil monster of a Stepmother from Hell? and what about Aspen’s villainous Father locked-up with his sinister dark plans for the daughter he’s damaged and soon intends to destroy?

Worth a credit? 100% yes.. sharp cutting banter, emotional turmoil, a possessive anti-hero King who is ALL alpha in and out of the bedroom, a flawed yet strong heroine who becomes a Queen, drama, danger, damaged backstories, suspense, secrets, dramatic revelations, detonation level chemistry, hot sizzling sex and a slow realization they were always meant to be together. Chapter after chapter the toxic and tension grew and Connor and MacKenzie expertly brought it to life along with the heat, the spice and all things nice and together they created a five star audiobook. (This could be a standalone but their breadcrumbs weaved back to Nate and Gwen’s story - book 1).

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  • S. M.
  • 13-06-2022

Such A Great Book❤️❤️

Kingsley and Aspen’s story was so worth the wait! 5 dazzling ⭐️’s for sure! Plot wasn’t forced, characters and all relationships had believable growth and the “drama” wasn’t the typical “I’m scared, or I don’t deserve to be loved so I’m dumping you and running away…” the elements of being scared and feeling unworthy were in the story but King and Aspen actually dealt with them in a realistic and mature way. Imagine that!! Worth my monthly credit? ABSOLUTELY!! Well done Ms. Kent!!

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  • Ashley
  • 11-06-2022

Steamy!

After learning about Aspen and her past with Kingsley I was so anxious to read their story. This did not disappoint - lots of steamy scenes and their love/hate relationship is HOT!!

I enjoyed learning her past and her side of the story with her pregnancy and leaving Gwen. I think this can be read completely as a standalone but i would recommend reading book one first.

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  • Katslovesbooks
  • 09-06-2022

Amazing!!!

This story was a rollercoaster of emotions from page one that gave me all the feels with this enemy to lover, second chance at love romance.

I really love Kingsley and Aspen story so much. If you have read the previous books in the series then you know these two are enemies inside and outside their work place but in this book you get to know the full history between them. I'm not going to give too much details because its better if you go in blind and experience the characters emotions for yourself but you get in detailed about their past experiences and the demons that still hunting them.

But the push and pull of this couple is a force of its own. The desire and lust/hate relationships makes this book for me the best in the series. Sooo many emotions, I cried, laughed and swooned after these characters.

I really enjoyed how Kingsley changed from his a$$hole self. In this book he became a knight in shinning armor. I love his possessiness over Aspen.

I think this book was the perfect ending for this amazing series by RK. My only complain is that I wish there was more but hopefully we see some of these characters in future books.

PS: the narrators were simple amazing, they brought all the emotions of this story to life.

*I received an audiobook code through Valentine PR *

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  • Kristin
  • 08-06-2022

4.5 intense stars

Empire of Lust is book #4 in the Empire series. We finally get to have Kingsley and Aspen’s story. My goodness was it a good one! Their chemistry was off the charts intense, filled with all the drama and angst. Kingsley is a powerhouse hero, but Aspen gave as good as she got. Loved both characters and Connor Crais plus Mackenzie Cartwright did a well job portraying them both.

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  • John
  • 08-06-2022

Good

Liked the storyline but couldn't stand the female narrator. The male narrator had a good voice, but almost hard to understand it was so deep.

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  • Samantha Hickey
  • 08-06-2022

Absolutely AMAZING

Kingsley Shaw is EVERYTHING!!!

Empire of Lust is an emotional rollercoaster ride, with crazy twists that Rina is a master at, and a story that will have you glued to the pages!

Kingsley and Aspen are amazing together even though they start as enemies. The chemistry and passion between them, ugh, so freaking HOT!

This book will have you all in your emotions but its so worth it!

Connor Crais and Mackenzie Cartwright brought these characters to life perfectly, and the way you could feel all the emotions from their voices blew me away!!

Empire of Lust is a must read/listen!!!!

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  • Nikitasbookreviews
  • 08-06-2022

Loved

Ooo i loved this one! Been wanting a kingsley Shaw book since book 1 and let me tell you it did not disappoint!

Ah this was just so good! I listened to the audio and that made it so much better!

Highly recommend!

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  • Momma Becky
  • 04-06-2022

As emotional as it is steamy

Absolutely scorching hot! I could go on and on about Kingsley and Aspen, but those three words pretty much sum up their relationship all the way through this book. Enemies to lovers is one of my favorite romance tropes, and I love the enemies with benefits label here. This pair has chemistry in spades, and they can't keep their hands off each other. They don't just cross that thin line between love and hate, they stomp all over it repeatedly.
As delicious as these two are together, there's so much more to this one than just the steamy goodness. Parts are absolutely heartbreaking, especially learning everything Aspen and Kingsley had to overcome to get where they are. Then there are fences to mend and a relationship to forge between Gwen and Aspen. On top of all the family stuff - and there's a lot of family stuff - many of these characters are not what polite society would consider good people, and it's safe to say that some of their associates are not law-abiding citizens. To avoid spoilers, I'll just say that I found myself rooting for some characters that I certainly wouldn't be rooting for in real life. Of course, that's part of the fun, part of the enjoyment of getting a break from reality.
Since I had the pleasure of listening to Empire of Lust, I have to add a few words about the narration. Connor Crais and Mackenzie Cartwright give voice to these characters, and their performance is everything I could've hoped for. I've listened to the seductive voice of Connor Crais before, so I already expected good things from him here, and he didn't disappoint. This was my first time listening to Mackenzie Cartwright, but it won't be my last. These narrators captured the emotion as well as the lust, and every character was distinctive from the rest.
This is my first book by Rina Kent, and I can now say that I understand why she's been recommended to me and why I've heard such good things about her. The writing is good, the story is compelling, and the characters are engaging. This is part of a series, but Kent gives us everything we need to read it as a standalone.

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  • Romance Schmomance
  • 04-06-2022

Such an addicting series!

Kingsley and Aspen!

I pretty much devoured this series and was eagerly awaiting to get to their story. And the audio always elevates the experience for me because I'm pretty sure I just listened to this in one day! I mean it had everything my mood was looking for:

-second chance
-quite a bit of angst
-enemies to lovers
-steam,steam,steam

The whole time I was just eager to know about everything that happened to them and how they got to where they are today. And seeing their way to finally getting their HEA. I loved it all.

The narrators were great and brought everything to the surface! Great casting in my opinion and am looking forward to listening to more by them.

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