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Summary

When powers clash.

In the mafia world, women don’t reign.

I’m the exception of that rule.

I didn’t choose this life. It chose me.

I have a legacy to protect, a power to snatch, and no one will stop me.

If an arranged marriage is what it’ll take to lead, then so be it.

What I don’t count on is that my chosen husband happens to be a ghost from my past.

Kyle Hunter.

He was once my guard, my protector. Now, he’s after my kingdom.

The road to the throne is paved with thorns, blood, and casualties.

To win, I’ll risk it all. 

My heart included.

Throne of Power is the first part of a duet and is not a stand-alone.

©2020 Rina Kent (P)2020 Rina Kent

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I was already 100% in when Ms. Kent announced she was writing a mafia duet. I somehow didn't connect this to her Lies and Truths Duet until I started reading it. Now this duet can be read on it's own (assuming you read this book first of course) but I STRONGLY suggest you don't overlook the other duet. It slaps. and Rai? She is the real baddie. It's rare I come across a mafia romance with a heroine this strong and I don't know if I can go back to the meek heroines of others. As for Kyle. Man...he was intense. He's as dangerous as he is inviting. Can we trust him? Can we trust anyone?? Why haven't I got the second part of this duet yet?? All questions I can't answer for reasons. But if Mafia is your jam..pick this up. I volunteered to read and review an early copy of this. All opinions are my own.

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Brilliant

This is my first book from Rina Kent and I’m blown away how good it was . Rai decides to step in and be forced into an arranged marriage to save them making Anastasia do it , little did she know a ghost from her past would soon be her husband. Kyle has ulterior motives for marrying Rai and has everyone fooled even Rai until he slips up and Rai finds out the truth of his second betrayal towards her.
Shane East and Vanessa Edwin narrated perfectly and I’m looking forward to book 2.

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 22-01-21

TEN STARS.. BUT I NEEEEEEEEEEED BOOK 2 STAT

Oh I knew before starting this book it was probably going to be a truly addictive Duet (and I don’t usually start them till both books are out) but I just couldn’t help myself, it was teasing me with its possibilities, so I dived right in and never looked back. And wow.. wow.. wow, Rina Kent has gone ALL OUT with this unstoppable story. Just look.. the Bratva, the Irish and the Italian Mafia all vying, spying and trying to become the most powerful.. ✔️ A strong driven Mafia Princess trying to stay alive.. and gloriously powerful.. ✔️ A sexy British Assassin anti-hero returning to the Bratva fold after suspiciously disappearing for seven years.. ✔️ A full cast of secondary characters with their family dynamics, status, customs and underhanded bloody games.. ✔️ An arranged marriage each with their secrets and their reasons for saying “I do”.. ✔️ An unholy marriage between enemies, powerful chemistry that built and built, unwanted attraction, walls breaking, boundaries crossed, lust, dirty talk, toys, games, rough sex, danger, bullets, bloodshed, trust/no trust, players and pawns, dangerous secrets unfolding and flags raised prematurely.. ✔️ So, will it be love.. will it be a battle.. or will it be all out war? WORTH A CREDIT? Oh yes, absolutely riveting action-packed edge-to-edge drama and suspense, a possessive hot tempered couple who are fighting their attraction, fighting each other and fighting for their alpha positions.. and there’s some steamy sex scenes too. I hope in book 2 they’ll eventually fight FOR each other and I can’t wait for the fireworks and feels. Shane‘s part in the dual POV was wonderful and delicious of course.. and Vanessa you rocked it girl - you are one of the best female narrators.. especially with male voices.. and accents.

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  • Valentina
  • 29-01-21

It's about to go down!

The adult spin off of All the Lies and Truth with a Russian mafia twist, this story was a slow burn. Great featuring of the strong and resourceful Rai tangoing within her arranged marriage to husband Kyle. I liked Rai’s strength and ingenuity and Kyle’s total alpha, but I was waiting for the chemistry to knit between the two, in the tango push and pull. What held my attention, though, were the secrets and motivations just at the cusp of revelation.

Performance was excellent. Both voice actors were amazing in their range from characters to accents. The actress’ Russian accent was so authentic and she delivered well on reciting the male voices. While I do prefer duet narration, this dual performance was great compromise.

A decided slow pace that I expect will pick up and delve into secrets and more revelations in part two.

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  • Elena Aguirre
  • 01-02-21

What happened to duet narration??!

After the Kingdom Duet and its excellent narration, I was expecting to hear Shane East throughout the story and found it hard to listen to Vanessa Edwin change her voice to interpret Kyle. My workaround was to sync audio with Kindle to read Rai's chapters and just listen to Kyle's chapters. I agree there could have been a prequel to give the reader context on the back story, or flashbacks like in other Rina Kent stories.

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  • @bookish_kayy
  • 24-01-21

Sheesh

‘𝙒𝙝𝙚𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙪𝙧𝙧𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙚 𝙝𝙞𝙩𝙨 𝙝𝙞𝙢 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙤𝙛 𝙣𝙤𝙬𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚, 𝙝𝙚’𝙡𝙡 𝙪𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙬𝙝𝙮 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙧𝙢𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙣𝙖𝙢𝙚𝙙 𝙖𝙛𝙩𝙚𝙧 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣.‘

Wait just a minute. What was that?! I wanted Rai’s story from first meeting, and I knew it would be a good one, but I wasn’t expecting this!
The angst, the emotions, the betrayals, everything just came back to back to back, taking me out!
The audio was incredible, the accents, the voices matched the characters to a tee. I loved every last bit of it.

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  • Amanda Anderson/Beauty.and.the.bookies
  • 21-01-21

WOW. WOWZA. WOWZERS.

I literally just said "are you kiddi-" I couldnt even finish my sentence after THAT ENDING. WOW. I AM SHOOK.
THIS AUDIO WAS FANTASTIC. The narrators did such a wonderful job!!!!! This was my favorite of ALL of Rina Kents books I think. I loved Rai. She was so FIERCE. So loyal! But had a huge tender heart that cared deeply for Kyle. And Kyle. He was EVERYTHING. Mysterious. protective. and my personal favorite. possessive. I loved seeing these two slowly come back together. I cannot wait for book 2!!!!!!! AHHHH AGAIN, THAT ENDING! KILLL MEEEE WHY DONTCHA!!!! 5 STARS!!!!!

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  • Vicki
  • 08-04-21

Rai the Mafia Princess & Kyle the British Assassin

Wow! This book was so good! Kyle who was Rai's guard, left her years ago. He is back and Rai agrees to marry him. They both have ulterior motives for the marriage. Rai did not want her young cousin to have to marry so she did so in her place. Rai is a very strong woman who runs a company for the Brotherhood. She strives to be treated as an equal even though she is a woman. During her wedding to Kyle, there was a shootout. Clearly Kyle is not what he seems either. But you can see something developing between them. This book has violence, suspense and plenty of smash scenes. I am looking forward to the next book. OMG - Shane East is an awesome narrator! He nailed Kyle. Vanessa Edwin did a great job as Rai.

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  • Ariadna B.
  • 08-02-21

LOOOOOOVED!! 🔥

Rina Kent does mafia and arranged marriage so well, but also her characters are all the things!! I loved Kyle and Rai so freaking much. Both are such strong characters and each other’s match. They’re cunning and ruthless, but also passionate exude chemistry. I just freaking loved them.

Narration was performed by Shane East and Vanessa Edwin. What can I say about Shane East that I already haven’t? The man knocked it out of the park with his narration. Vanessa Edwin was also spectacular. I haven’t listened to a narration by her in a minute and I was reminded why I love her works so much. This duo was perfect bringing Kyle and Rai to life. I can’t recommend these books enough!

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  • ReaderAddict
  • 21-01-21

Loved!

I Give this Book a 4.5/5 Star Rating, Listing as 5.
Review Updated with Audiobook Review.

Cliffhanger(?): Absolutely! This was a very intriguing cliffhanger, I am eagerly awaiting the next Book!
Relationship Type: MF
Heat: 4-4.5/5
Romance: 2.5-3/5, This is absolutely NOT a bad thing, if anything this makes me very happy cause it’s is not sudden.
Drama & Suspense: 4.5-5/5, it’s keeping me on the edge of my seat!
Dark(?): 2/5
Pacing: it’s a bit fast, but then again it’s not? I kept reading and didn’t stop cause the book had my whole attention.
Formats Read: Audiobook & Ebook
No Spoilers!

Plain & Simple: LOVED THIS!

Audiobook Rating: 4.5/5, Listing as 5.
Performance: 4.5/5, Listing as 4.
Story: 4.5/5
I jumped onto this audio the very moment it was released and appeared in the app.
Shane East, when I see his name as the narrator I always do a happy jig cause I love his voice so much and he never disappoints.
Vanessa Edwin, I had to get into the groove of listening to her voice Rai, and the way she voices everyone else. And the longer I listened I was able to accept and flow with her take on everyone.

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  • T. LaForest
  • 03-05-21

Amazing story

Shane East is something amazing and I love love listening to him talk. Super hot sex scenes!!!

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  • KDM
  • 17-04-21

Rina does it again

I haven't read a Rina Kent book that I didn't love. This was no exception. I personally love Kyle, but hate that his intentions are going to cause issue for Ry. Excited to see how it all plays out in the next book. Shane is awesome as always!