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Summary

Nothing is fair in love.

This is my kingdom. My territory. I own everything and control everyone, Aurora included. She shouldn’t have barged into my world with no armor. She shouldn’t have caught my attention with no warning. Alas, she did. Then she thought she could disappear. If a battle is what it’ll take to protect and own her, I’ll shed blood. Wars aren’t fair, and neither am I.

Rise of a Queen is the second part of a duet and is not stand-alone.

©2020 Rina Kent (P)2020 Rina Kent

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Cannot be read as a standalone

There's not a lot I can say plot wise with regard to this since it's the second in a duet. But listening to this on audio has raises my rating again. On top of that, while I had feelings after reading Reign Of A King, I still have feelings after reading Rise Of A Queen. I was on the edge of my seat throughout reading this and even then it didn't prepare me for some of the twists this book took. Daddy Jonathan and his alpha yummy and Aurora being delightfully human and real. The combination of these two was everything. Pile on a narration duo and style that I have come to favour while listening to this authors books and you have a fire duet and it's quickly becoming the standard when reading and choosing dark romance. I volunteered to read and listen to a complimentary copy of this. All opinions are my own.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 25-02-21

Excellent ending to Duet

This was the continuation of Aurora and Jonathan's story. You think one thing of Jonathan but it gets all turned around in this book.
Aurora manages to surprise you with her strength with what she has been through in her life and what she goes through in this part of the book.
There are many surprises in this last part of the Duet and Rina Kent manages to pull it all together seamlessly to satisfy the reader and answer all the questions that floated around from the last book to this book.
I loved this book and recommend this book to anyome looking for a dark twisted romance.

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  • C. Y.
  • 22-11-20

I Need More of This Series!

To say that I’m so disappointed this series is over would be an understatement. I have never enjoyed an audiobook experience as much as I have enjoyed the Royal Elite. If I could give it more than 15 stars, I would definitely do it. Shane East and Keira Stevens were outstanding, but it also helped having Rina write such an amazing story. There was not one character I didn’t like, even the ones you were meant to hate.

This was a great closure in the lives of these people. It was nice to see a side of Jonathan that he hid from so many people. I loved the hidden secrets in this book and finding how much he really loved his wife and Aidan.

The mystery was shocking and sad at the same time. Many times when I read books like this, I can figure out the true villain. This one blew me away.

I will definitely be listening to this series again. If you have read the books, LISTEN to the audiobooks! They will bring you to a whole new experience and it will be worth the credit!

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  • cdorsey76
  • 03-03-21

All Hail THE QUEEN.

There could not be more perfect narrators for this story.
Shane East and Keira Stevens.
I'm SCREAMING.
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I can't put into words just how obsessive I've become over Rina Kent and her world of delicious, alpha, possessive (I mean OMG POSSESSIVE doesn't even put into words..) men. Jonathan King. Is. Daddy.
That's the only way to put it. The way Aurora and his story flows. It's literally like watching a movie.
I can see everything crystal clear. I can hear it all. It's like I KNOW these characters.
The tension, the angst. The absolute power between them? Incredible.
The narrators bring this book to life like you wouldn't believe. I LOOOOOVE the accents. I love the way they change their voices for the characters. I loved everything about them.
I devoured this book. And I'm on to all the other Rina Kent words because MY GOODNESS I've been hiding under a rock with this author. She's quickly become one of my favorite, FAVORITE writers. I'm enthralled and I can't wait for more. If you havent already started on her books, START THEM NOW. Don't wait like me.

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  • Sandy
  • 19-02-21

Daddy Jonathan 🔥

I loved this book. The growth in Jonathan was wonderful. Aurora brought so much to his life showing him things he'd never felt before for anyone. It was easy to see where Aiden got his possessiveness from although Jonathan never experienced it before Aurora. I do have to say IMO that Aiden is still the most possessive. Gotta love those Alpha King men. Narration was duet style and definitely the best kind. Both narrators are great! Shane East is a go to guy for me and I think his narration of Rina Kent's books is his best ever. I think its mainly due to my love for the darker bully romance alpha male books that I love to listen to and that's what Shane has the best voice for and Rina is best at writing. I really loved the story. It was my second time listening but felt like the first. I sure hope that there will be a book about Ethan. Maybe he will be paired with Laylah because I sure would like to see her get "her daddy" lol!! Wonderful duet that is a must listen. Dont pass it up.

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  • D2niteowl
  • 05-10-21

Not Rise of a Queen but Rise of Sanity

Book ✌🏽

Aurora runs and is dragged back loving every second of it and that is pretty much the whole book. Lots of hot sex and take charge men. I'm hoping Ethan gets a book or Layla

This book should have been called Rise of Sanity. There wasn't anything regal about her but I do feel like she got her marbles back in this book.
She didn't make the best decisions. All of my questions were answered from book one. I love spoilers but I don't post them so you'll have to read it.😏
One more thing, the reveal of "who did it" didn't make sense. The timeline was off. No one knew about him until she turned her dad in and he went to jail.
That didn't happen until after sister died.

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  • Electra poulsen
  • 18-09-21

ugh not worth it for me.

I know a lot of people really like this two book series but I just couldn't get around the main girl being a total airhead. its like she didn't know common sense. I struggled with the first book too thinking after reading the reviews that she would overcome her flightiness and not to mention I got hooked on the cliff hanger. I feel like this story would have been wonderful if she wasn't constantly downing everyone and everything around her. I had to keep skipping when she would constantly repeat things like he doesn't care about me or love me after everything this man has done for her. ughhhh so annoying. I would like to say the voice actors were amazing and the plot of the murders could have been wonderful if done right. but really I wouldn't think its worth a credit.

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  • Theresa Martin
  • 15-08-21

Jonathan Effing King!

Jonathan and Aurora are getting closer...but to what. Every time it seems Jonathan is easing his tyrannical behavior, something happens and he ratchets it back up. But Aurora is definitely having an effect on him, even his family is seeing his reactions to her being in his home.

When events put Aurora in danger, it's that very tyrant she will need to help her. Jonathan doesn't lose, and he's not about to lose Aurora...whatever the cost. This was full of suspense, quite a bit of insanity, lots of heat. And Stern Daddy Jonathan had me swooning pretty much this entire series.

Shane East and Keira Stevens are so amazing, and their narration brings everything to life so perfectly. Shane seems to have a bottomless treasure of acting skills, and I believe this is the first time I've heard this particular voice from Shane. But it was perfect Jonathan King. This is a duet I'll definitely be listening to multiple times. A testament to Rina Kent's writing, and her selection of brilliant narrators to tell her story.

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  • SmilingJade
  • 08-08-21

Gripping conclusion to a beautiful dominant tale of the King and his queen

I stayed up to the early dawn listening to the conclusion of this duet and it was beautifully narrated by Shane and Keira. LOVE, LOVE the duet and the surprising end of the mystery that lies with Aurora’s story. She rose as phoenix from the horrific happenings to her 16 year old self and how Jonathan, the arrogant, dominating King protects the one he loves and cares for… At the end, I wished there was more to listen on both of them….more of how she reign the kingdom with her King..

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  • Tamica Gates
  • 04-08-21

Jonathan and Aurora

Finally we get the mystery surrounding Alicia’s death and it was a shocker on who killed her and why. It changes my whole thoughts of Aiden and Jonathon and their relationship how it was impacted from that tragedy I am so glad to get that story. Aurora and Johnathan are made for each other and I like the fact that the relationship with Ethan is being rebuilt. Great series.

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  • CynthiaL
  • 18-07-21

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Rise of A Queen, Kingdom Duet book 2 by Rina Kent will captivate your attention from the start. Narration by Shane East and Keira Stevens will keep you glued to their voices to the finish. Your love affair with Jonathan King from Book 1 will continue to flourish as he strives to protect his Queen. Unforgettable series and I didn’t want it to end!!