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She’s off-limits. He has none. 

There’s a girl. Beautiful. Popular. Fake. And my obsession. My fall. Probably my damnation.

Did that stop me? Do I care? No and no. There’s a line between right and wrong. Moral and immoral. And then there’s her. I cross every limit with blood-coated fingers. She says she hates me. I say I hate her too as I trap her, own her. Make her all mine. 

Ruthless Empire is part of Royal Elite series but can be listened to on its own. For a better understanding of the world, you might want to listen to the previous titles first. This is a mature new-adult audiobook and contains situations that some listeners might find offensive.

©2020 Rina Kent (P)2020 Rina Kent

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  • Jennifer Hinson
  • 01-10-2020

The Audible is SO MUCH MORE....

I LOVED the ebook version of this book, Cole & Silver being my fave couple and delivering the best story of the series. I had some issues with it (more so towards the end) but it was a BEAUTIFUL story and the one couple I believed in their love & connection long before their official installment ever released.....I really can’t put into words just how special their story is, but it isn’t without difficulty and chaos. That made it all the more special. However, when I read it I still couldn’t give it a perfect 5 because of those few issues I had with the twist. The Audible version though? Changed it all for me! These two narrators are absolutely phenomenal. The way this is narrated is seriously a method I rarely see yet cannot understand for the life of me why more authors don’t elect to have it read this way (where each narrator reads their own parts regardless of what POV the chapter is in).....instead of hearing either of them fake the opposite sex’s voice, I got the story as if I was truly there watching and listening to it all. It made it my fave Audible of the year by far. I know Shane West but this was my first experience (that I know of) with Keira and I have say, she might have just become my fave female narrator....the way she narrates is so full of emotion and life without being too over the top or forced. Whether you’ve already read this book (like me) or are thinking about experiencing it for the first time through Audible, DO NOT SKIP IT. It’s AMAZING.

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  • Kristi Sam
  • 11-09-2020

What a way to end this series!

Who doesn’t love a good blindside? Cole and Silver’s relationship throughout this whole series has been the definition of “it’s complicated”. Getting to see where it all started and watching it play out from each of their point of view gave me a greater understanding of who they really are. It was dark and twisted and had me second guessing myself up until the very end. I’m sad to see this incredible series come to an end, but these characters I’ve grown to love will stay with me forever. Another successful collaboration between Rina Kent, Shane East and Keira Stevens. Shane and Keira’s amazing voices makes each one of Rina’s wonderful characters resonate, taking this story to a whole other level.

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  • Tillnia Chicovek
  • 22-11-2020

Hot

Okay love love love that the voices are woven together and each speaks their own part! Shane's voice is like rumbling velvet and Keira's voice is like a spark of fresh interest! I absolutely love the "huh" and "hmmm" that you can freeking hear and the emotional depth is just... wow. I kept wondering about Cole and I even left his story until after I heard Jonathan's story. OMG, it explains a good bit! I was a little disappointed at how long we stay in Cole and Silva's younger years, but it does add a bit. I could have seen this as a duet with the twist at the end that could have been drawn out. I absolutely have fallen in love with the voice actors and the writer!

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  • Tamica Gates
  • 14-11-2020

Best book of series

This is my favorite book of this series. Silver and Cole were amazing and I understood Silver more and her actions better in this book than we got in the other books. I can't wait to see what is next for all the couples in the series.

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  • Mary Haak
  • 12-11-2020

Nope.

I did not get into the heroine. The romance wasn’t all that hot and it just seemed so... juvenile? Yet there are parts where these two are acting like they are 30 or 40 year olds. I liked the earlier books in this series, but this one just didn’t do it for me. Couldn’t finish... waaaay too long.

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  • Heather Burke
  • 18-10-2020

Love!

This series was soooo good! Ive read other billy romance novels and they’re trivial. This series has depth and you care so much about these characters. The author clearly knows a lot about psychology and writes a twist so well. Definitely recommend.

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  • C. Y.
  • 24-09-2020

A Great End to A Great Series

I think this is one of my favorite books out of the series. There was something about Cole that was intriguing to me. Maybe it was because he was so smart and he likes to read books, but at the same time he was very athletic. I also appreciated how kind he was towards others. In this book, we get to see a darker side of him, but that doesn’t make him any less interesting. I am happy that we get to see Silver’s true character. It’s nice to know that she also had a compassionate heart, but yet hid it because she wanted to protect the people she loved. I’m sad the series has ended, I look forward to reading the authors other works. These were some of the best audiobooks I’ve ever listen to. The performers were excellent.

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  • Ashley Estep
  • 18-09-2020

Perfect!

Rina Kent has found an amazing duo in Keira Stevens and Shane East. They brought Cole and Silver to life with this narration. I was completed hooked on Ruthless Empire from start to finish. I listened to it for 8 hours straight. Cole and Silver's story is probably my favorite in the Royal Elite. I waited out 5 books to get to them and it was worth the wait. Cole is ruthless, and hot as sin. Shane East brought him to life and made me love him more. Keira did an amazing job at making me feel all the things. Silver is more than meets the eye and I loved having the layers revealed. Ruthless Empire was amazing when I read it and when I listened to the audio I swear you would have thought I didn't know what was going to happen. Ruthless Empire is one of my top audio reads. I loved everything about it.

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  • Amanda Anderson/Beauty.and.the.bookies
  • 18-09-2020

Beautiful. Breathtaking. I am addicted.

Cole and Silver. Shane and Kiera. UGH. YOU GUYS. I actually forgot how bad this book broke me. And I JUST recently read it. THANKS FOR THAT. AMAZING NARRATION. INCREDIBLE STORY TELLING. SUPERB SERIES. I never want it to end.

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  • Valentina
  • 17-09-2020

A story of firsts

These duet voice actors never cease to amaze. I have been listening to the Royal Elite story since Deviant King, and even now listening to this story I’m amazed that I actually feel as if I’m listening to characters specific to this story. The voice actors managed to render the personalities of Cole and Silver perfectly, the quiet scholarly alpha Cole and the superficially confident Silver. Again, a listening adventure as the voice actors flawlessly perform a range of tones and inflections and a diversity of characters. This story follows the blossoming love story starting with a childhood friendship and silent respect to their slightly taboo young adulthood relationship. Aside from Deviant King’s Elsa and Aiden, this couple was my favorite in the Royal Elite series. Overall this story was one of the most steamy and captivating and had a delightful little twist characteristic Rina Kent’s books. Excellent performance, great story.

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  • Clare Doran
  • 11-09-2020

Last full book in this series is my favourite

I didn't want this book to end. Just like I don't want to say goodbye to Royal Elite, I didn't want to close the book on Cole and his chaos. I will say that this tied up the whole series beautifully with the darkness I've come to expect from this author. But I adored this and this whole series and it's one I'll most certainly come back to. ⭐⭐⭐⭐🌟(4.5 stars rounding up to 5 after listening to audio as Shane East and Keira Stevens really bring the angst and the characters to life)

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