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Summary

From New York Times best-selling author Claire Contreras comes a new, sexy, 100 percent stand-alone novel....

If you had any ties to Marbella, it was impossible for you not to have heard the stories about Prince Elias and his debauchery. 

Every summer he arrived with his security detail and friends in tow and rented out a row of cottages near the water. 

Cottages that belonged to my family. 

Each of those summers, my parents sent me away - summer camp and later, boarding school. Anything to keep me away from the royals and their partying. 

I hadn’t been home in years, but when I finally come back for the summer, I see that not much has changed. Like all the summers I’d been gone, Prince Elias is back, but this time with an incognito security detail and no friends. This time, there is no partying, no noise, no crowds. No reason at all to even think he was there. 

I’m given strict orders not to talk to him, not to even look in his direction, but he makes this an impossible task. I may be doing everything in my power to stay away from him, but there is no one in the world who can say no to the future King of France.

©2020 Claire Contreras (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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  • Romance Schmomance
  • 28-12-20

IIIIIIIIIII loved it and the audiobook was perfect

The Sinful King has been on my TBR for what seems like forever. I’ve been meaning to read it since it first released, but life happens and I kept pushing it aside. I actually read the novella first, which is Pillar’s story and I wanted to finally read the stories of her brothers, Elias and Aramis.

In The Sinful King, we have Elias’ story, the future king, his path is set. And one night with Adeline changes all of that. A woman he can’t really have or have a future with. But there’s something more between them, it’s undeniable, so how will they make it work?

From the royal romances that I’ve read, I’ve generally loved every single one of them. But this one really gives it all on the emotions. I was not expecting that at all and it might be one of the most emotional books I’ve read by Claire, well maybe after the Hearts series.

EVERYTHING between Maribella and Elias was there, the connection was so strong, but how would they get their happily ever after?! Gosh, it drove me nuts that they were always so close, but just not able to get what they both wanted. Elias is bound to his country, tradition and responsibilities. I loved that Adeline constantly challenged him, she knew the stakes, but she still fell so deeply for him. Not matter what anyone told her.

Gahhhh, I loved this story so much and now I’m going to re-read with the audiobook! I can’t wait until we get Aramis’ story.

Both narrators are new to me, but they were perfect. I can't wait to listed to more of their narrations!

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  • Shannon Cole
  • 28-08-20

Loved this Cinderella story!!

Really enjoyed this book!!!
This was a true Cinderella story and gave me all the feels. Devoured it in one day. Couldn’t stop listening.
Claire Contreras is one of my favorite authors and never disappoints.
A feisty heroine and a man set to be king. These two were passionate and intense. Loved their connection!!

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  • LoveAmazon
  • 12-08-20

I can’t take much more of this

Got to the Addie’s statement “I can’t take much more of this” and realized I couldn’t agree more and just stopped attempting to get through this train wreck of a book. This book is a joke, right? Save yourself and skip this one.

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  • Anelise | 2kidsandagoodbook
  • 10-08-20

A different Royal story

This book was different than I expected but in the best way possible that kept me glued to the pages to know what would happen next. This wasn’t like any other royal story I’ve read but yet might be my favorite I’ve ever read.

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  • Melbelle
  • 14-06-20

Great Royalty Love Story!

This was such a good royalty romance. It in many ways reminded me of the Prince Harry marriage situation in society although he is not posed to be King. Elias and Adeline were such likable characters and I could feel the chemistry from the first chapter. I truly enjoyed it. CJ Bloom does a wonderful job and her French was amazing along with her male voice. It has been too long since I heard Vikas Adam and his accent was so hot. Well done to the both of you. I loved it so much. I did what most of us do and researched for more in the series and found a novella The Naughty Princess which is a story about Elias' sister and has characters from this book as well as an all time favorite of mine The Player so off I go to buy the kindle version of that novella since its not on audio. Happy Reading/Listening!

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  • Chantique W
  • 09-09-21

Just okay

This story fell a little flat for me. The prologue was honestly my favorite part. I didn't find the relationship believable. I kind wanted Adaleine to end up with Pierre instead of Elias. His character just gave me weird vibes. The attempt to make it a political romance was apparent but again didn't really feel like it reached that. I just didn't get any feelings at all throughout the story.

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  • being_ericamarie
  • 28-04-21

Cute Story

This one has been on my list to read for a while. I found it to be a decent enough story to hold my attention. I enjoy modern Royal stories so it held my attention through the end.

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  • Ap2514
  • 03-04-21

Worth the listen

This book took a few chapters to really grow on me but I am glad that I stuck with it because the ending was definitely worth the wait.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-01-21

DNF don’t waste a credit!

This was so boring! I’m confused how are people saying this is a Cinderella story? She’s rich!! She’s not made to work like Cinderella other than taking baskets to the door at 7:00 really? I just can’t finish it! Don’t waste a credit!!!

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  • Patricia Villali Koett
  • 09-11-20

Good story made better by the narration

I had preconceived notions of what I was getting with this story and definitely there were surprises. The narration was fantastic for both characters and the overall story wasn't too angsty or heavy.