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New Orleans belongs to me. You don't know my name, but I control everything you see - and all the things you don't. My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met. I didn't need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt. To have her in my debt. She doesn't know she caught my attention. She should've been more careful. I'm going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her. It's time to collect what I'm owed. Keira Kilgore, you're now the property of Lachlan Mount.
What members say
By Ros on 05-11-2017
Be aware- this story is only part one of the story
I am disappointed that this book does not conclude the story as is usual with other trilogies. So be aware if you want to finish the story you have to buy more books. 😕
I found this book slow to start, however the story did end up reeling me in.
Now that I know I’ve got to purchase another book to finish the story, I cannot decide if I should bring I will need to purchase TWO more books!!
I bit annoyed
By Melanie on 20-10-2017
I usually love Meghan's books and i was looking forward to this one but....
I would have to say i was worried while listening to this that i thought Meghan may have lost her touch. The great thing about her books is that the storyline is strong and the physical has great context. She normally does not have to pannder to cheaper versions of "50 shades of grey". I did worry at times this book was aiming for that and i did think of giving up at times. Lachlan seemed like he could have the most depth out of all her characters but now i'm not sure. Book one ends with a cliffhanger which has drawn me back in but until this point i just felt a little let down. Meghan is more than cheap toys and predictability.....hope the next book proves it!
By La Plume on 23-10-2017
Great story narration Could use some work
I enjoyed the story but the when the female narrator tried to do the Lachlan's voice she often made him sound like he was mentally slow. Unfortunately there was a enough dialogue that it was distracting and made listening less enjoyable.
28 people found this helpful
By 🎧 Cyndi Marie 🎧 on 18-10-2017
✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫
Meghan March is an auto buy for me always and she didn't disappoint with this book. I will say this book felt very angry for the most part though, I was hoping at some point these characters would be a little less volatile toward each other but I do see it coming in part 2!
Mount comes across as a ruthless, angry, demanding man but honestly I felt his softer side a lot more than I felt hers. You can see he is obviously protecting himself from her. Keira is protesting a little too much I think. She is obviously into him but she can't let even a sliver of that show. He is forcing her to be in his life and she is pushing back every second of the way. The sex was hot and the "ending" has a twist.
I know I sound like a broken record with this comment but I would love to just get the whole book in 1 piece instead of cutting it in half and releasing it as 2 books. I understand when this is done because the book is too long but this is not even 6 hours. I personally would rather wait for a little longer and get a full story but that is just me. Not that this stops me from buying two 1/2 books every time a Meghan March book is released ;)
The narration was good, I haven't heard Grace Grant in awhile and I enjoy her work. Joe Arden was a tease in this book since he only had a few small chapters but they were great.
18 people found this helpful
By Danab4666 on 20-10-2017
Not my fav..
I normally love Meghan March but this story was off for me. I really disliked the Narration. I didn't connect to the female lead at all, Mount is weird, and I don't think that the whole captive thing is a turn on. It's one thing to have an alpha, it's a whole other thing to have a psychopath threatening everyone you love unless you... Comply with every demand? Not hot. Horrible narration didn't help. What ever happened to attraction, happenstance, teamwork to bring people together? Why all this twisted love hate and weaponized masculinity?
27 people found this helpful
By monique on 20-10-2017
The Beneath series was my absolute favorite and I was disappointed with this first book. It did not start to get good until the end and I agree with others there is no need to make this three books and charge us triple the price.
I also missed Sebastian and Andi, Sebastian has the perfect voice for an Alpha male and I did not feel that with Joe.
I think this book was to much on Keira side and not enough from Mount's point of view.
I will listen to the next two books, because I am curious to see the ending.
5 people found this helpful
By Yvonne Pohlson on 06-11-2017
This made me angry and didn’t really end - have to buy next in series to find out conclusion
Book ends on a cliffhanger and definitely not s standalone book. However, although that is annoying about this book that’s not what angers me. Mount coerces her to have sex with him to pay off her deceased’s husbands debt and threatens if she doesn’t people she cares for will die. He torments her sexually but still not by choice and when she is on the brink of being defeated and screams for him to just do it (e.g., to get it over with and get her release) Mount thinks he’s not raping her because she begs for it. The fact that he kidnaps her and controls her every move doesn’t occur to him as being abusive. Then she is slowly missing him even though she can’t stand him. I’m angered at the book implying a woman isnt raped if she eventually enjoys the sex act after being kidnapped and forced to do things she would never had agreed to. I’m angered at the message this sends to male readers permitting them to take what they want because she will eventually like it. I’ve enjoyed other books this author has written but this one feels like it has crossed the line from control to downright abuse but finding ways to justify this abuse. Also, Mount’s voice sounded weak for the character he was playing.
51 people found this helpful
By Lynnz on 28-01-2018
Great story by Meghan March, as usual
As usual Meghan March comes through with this romantic/suspense. This first book sets the foundation for a great continuing story. This story kept my attention from beginning to end. Meghan weaves a very detailed story that sucks you in and doesn't let got. The narrators were excellent. Great team for this effort.
3 people found this helpful
By Abby on 16-11-2017
KILLER read! Great start to the series!
Hang on to your seats, folks! This story is definitely darker and grittier than previous Meghan March books. There’s more than meets the eye and this story quickly begins unfolding. I was drawn into Kiera’s plight. She has been dealt a shitty hand and is trying to keep her head above water. Just when she thinks it can’t get any worse, it does.
Even though he’s an asshole (albeit a hot, sexy asshole), Lachlan Mount is raw masculinity. I️ want to know him and to learn more about him. And his dirty mouth ...🔥
I enjoyed the way he was with Kiera and the little snippets of him she saw. She was defiant as hell and the only one gutsy enough to his face. I loved their interactions! This story had some interesting twists and get ready for this ending .... make sure you have Defiant Queen ready!
3 people found this helpful
By Tove on 16-11-2017
I am a big fan of this writer, and the Mount trilogy doesn't let me down. I seriously don't know how to wait for the last part, and suspect that Meghan Marsh has an evil side that likes torturing her readers with the suspense. Luckily part three is released on my birthday, and oh what a glorious day it will be.
2 people found this helpful
By Kindle Customer Patricia Andersen Nickel on 23-10-2017
RUTHLESS KING ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
ABSOLUTELY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE RUTHLESS KING!! MEGHAN YOU HAVE A FIVE STAR WINNER!
FABULOUS STORY!! NARRATORS BROUGHT THIS STORY TO LIFE!! WHAT AN EXPERIENCE, I WANT MORE NOW !! HOPEFULLY WE WON'T HAVE TO FOR THE CONCLUSION !! MEGHAN YOU LEFT ME HANGING !!!
WORTHY OF YOUR CREDIT OR BUY , 5 STAR PLUS !!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
2 people found this helpful
By Avephoenix on 21-10-2017
Disappointing narration! Blown away by the story.
Loved the storyline! Struggled listening till the very end. While I enjoyed the very few chapters of real male narration, I really hated the faked one, which by the way was to freaking much!
Don't take me wrong, female narration was great, however when it comes to pretending to be other characters, especially the main male character is what killed it for me!
Thank God for authors that delivered best quality for their fans and have done real dual narration instead of what I got here.
I'm freaking loving this series to much, so my next installment it'll be just read. No more audio for me!! This is just my personal opinion!!
Joe Arden was barely on this audiobook and was magnificent, for what I felt cheated.
10 people found this helpful
By PatButcher on 07-11-2017
Great start but only half a book!
Dark story line but gripping non the less. Got me totally hooked from the beginning. Only problem is this is only half a story. No cliffhanger finish. Just ends part way through the story. Be prepared to purchase the whole set to listen to the end. So disappointing when authors do this ugh.
2 people found this helpful
By Helen Williams (All Booked Out) on 04-11-2017
What an ending!
FIRST what an ending!! That was theme tune worthy, my jaw dropped i can tell you.
Can not wait to get the next one, good job there isn't long to wait.
I love Mount. I know I shouldn't, he is a bad man, it is fiction, so I do.
Meghan wrote the bejesus out of these characters and this book has set the tone for a firey, gritty and explosive next in the series.
I was gutted it ended so quickly, I could have done with so much more..........bring on November. The narrators did a fantastic job with these characters, will be listening to the next one too.
1 person found this helpful
By Susan Rogerson on 19-10-2017
Wow that was absolutely brilliant and the cliffhanger !!!! I’ve got a few of Meghan March books I really love them can’t wait to read book two .
1 person found this helpful
By Amazon Customer on 13-11-2019
Ruined the book completely with her attempts at the male characters will be returning the book.
By Jill Kirtley on 15-08-2019
I loved it!
It’s a cracking start to the Mount Trilogy as Lachlan asserts his dominance over Keira. But she’s feisty and defiant as she pushes Mount to the limits. It’s a fantastic read that’s exciting and thrilling with a brilliant twist. I couldn’t put it down!
By Coco. V on 25-05-2019
What a thrill ride!
I listened to the audio version and this book is still a +5 stars re-read for me. The narration was fantastic and perfectly executed by Grace Grant and Joe Arden!.
I absolutely loved it! There wasn't a moment that I didn't enjoy in this book. I have been anxious to read it and once again Meghan March delivered. She did an absolute amazing job with this story. Brilliantly written and so intense I just couldn’t put it down. This book had my heart racing quite a few times and trying to read faster to see what was going to happen next. I just had to know! it was, sexy, edgy, intense, raw, scorching hot and packed with goodness. There were several twists I didn’t see coming at all. And I have to say that I fell hard for the Ruthless King of New Orleans, Lachlan Mount! He’s a dangerous, powerhouse of a man, pure alpha male. The ultimate bad guy you cannot help but love. This man runs his life and his empire with an iron fist. New Orleans belongs to him. He's here to collect a debt. And Keira Kilgore’s the only one left to pay. She’s now the property of Lachlan Mount. Little does he know that Keira will push him to the edge like no woman ever has…
"She was fucking magnificent. No, not past tense. Is. Even as she walked away wearing nothing but my coat, she held her head high and proud. Most men won’t look me in the eye, but this woman isn’t afraid to declare all-out war."
I adored Keira too. She’s one tough woman, strong and feisty and never annoying. And the chemistry between these two is a mind shattering blazing inferno. I really enjoyed the way the author built up not just the sexual tension, but the emotional attraction as well. This book gave me huge feels.
“I legitimately think I could kill him with my bare hands. But I also want him more than I’ve ever wanted any man in my life. It’s visceral. Primal. Uncontrollable.“
That ending was absolutely killer as this is part of a series and I cannot wait to see what happens next. I was completely addicted to the Beneath series and I’m becoming so with this trilogy too. A definite page-turner that will keep you engaged from the first chapter. Highly recommended.
By Katy Frost on 26-06-2018
What a cliffhanger!
Totally did not see that coming at the end! Can’t wait to read the next one!
By LilleyLoohLah on 29-01-2018
I’m hooked on Mount
Just......Awesome! I love Meghan March, I don’t think she’s ever let me down, I can’t get enough of her stories. Alpha males at the very ready best. She pushes boundaries to the very limits and I love her for it. A light dark read with the ultimate, I want to say bad boy, but I think that would be understating Lachlan Mount, he most definitely is, Ruthless! Keira Kilgore however, is more than able to stand up for herself (what an amazing adversary). Mounts dominance, Kiera’s willingness to bow down in the most intimate of scenarios and it’s a match made in heaven, or hell, depending on how you view those sparks. She’ll never bend to his will though, and it would seem, he loves the challenge. I have a feeling though that there will be a few twists, turns and some unexpected reveals by the end of this series. Fantastic narration by both Grace Grant and Joe Arden. Just perfect. Book 2 here I come.
By Mrs D Rowland on 10-01-2018
Wow what a great start to this series, full of intrigue and suspense as well as some great sex, so excited for Defiant Queen. Would highly recommend
By Book Addict on 23-10-2017
This blew me away!
I loved every minute of this book, it kept me up all night listening to it.
Now I have to wait for the next two in the series. The only complaint I have is there was not enough from Joe Arden, a really sexy voice.
Grace Jones as brilliant as always.