Savage (The Kingwood Duet, #1) by S.L. Scott

Title: Savage

Series: The Kingwood Duet

Author: S.L. Scott

Genre: Mystery, Romantic Suspense

Release Date: July 9, 2017

 

Welcome to the mysterious world of the rich and the damned in this gritty, modern day fairy tale. Two star-crossed lovers will either find their destiny or meet their fate in a world where demons come in the form of familiar faces and pawns aren’t just players, but deadly.

She was my destiny.

I was her downfall.

We were a match made in hell.

But when we were together, that hell was pure heaven.

The moment I laid eyes on her, I knew she would pay the price for my sins. I wasn’t much older than she was, but old enough to know better. Old enough to know she would be good for me and I was bad for her. But I pursued her anyway. Back then I had hope that maybe she could change my future.

Maybe together we could change our fate . . .

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Savage (The Kingwood Duet, #1)Savage by S.L. Scott
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones

"I'm a sin waiting to be confessed."

I must confess, I had no clue what I was getting into when I started reading Savage. It blew my mind. The author managed to convince me that King was both heaven and hell, and I wanted him to take me to both. I couldn't stop once I started reading. Who needs sleep anyway, right?

Alexander Kingwood IV is badass. He's jaded and cocky and rich. He gets whatever he wants, whenever he wants it. And he wants her. He knows he shouldn't. He knows she'll be better off without him in her life. He's bad and she's good. But...he wants her. And everyone knows, King gets what he wants.

Sara Jane is a sweet innocent girl, standing in the rain in her school uniform when she first sees him. She knows he's a bad boy. She doesn't even have to be warned away from him by her friends or family. He warns her away from himself. She had her chance to walk away. But...she wants him. Even though he tells her they are not a fairytale with a happy ending, she sees the good in him that nobody else does. She believes in him when nobody else does. She loves him when he doesn't love himself. They are like magnets that are being pulled to each other. Nothing can keep them apart. And there will be hell to pay once they are together.

That's all I can tell you. Expect the unexpected. Expect to fall hard for the Savage who's so bad he's good. Expect to stay up all night if you don't start reading early. Expect to be left in a state of WTF? Expect to stalk the author, waiting for Savior, the next book in the Kingwood Duet. It was so damn good and I'm so damn excited to get my hands on the next book. The line forms here...

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He moves with assurance, every step taken with purpose. When I met him, he oozed confidence, but I discovered that he didn’t know who he was. It was as if his mother’s death had caused him to lose track of himself. He made me feel safe and secure, taken care of, and loved. He was never unsteady around me. But I would catch him lost in his own thoughts when he assumed I was studying. I remember a night when music played softly in the background, a fire flamed in the fireplace, my books were scattered on the coffee table, and his room was dim with the heaviness of his mood, he stood in the open doorway that led to the balcony. The anguish seemed to cover him like a cloak, his shoulders sagging and his head seeming too cumbersome to hold up. Alexander leaned against the railing and closed his eyes . . .

“Kingwood Enterprises is the only thing left of my mother.”

“You’re left of her.”

“No.” He laughed, looking up at the night sky. “I’m all bad, just like my dad.” Glancing over his shoulder back at me, he sighed. “When are you going to see the real me, Sara Jane?”

“I see the real you every time I see you. This is who you are. I don’t know why you think you’re so bad when all I see is the good.”

With a smile on his face, he turns around, and crosses his arms over his chest. “You’re the smartest decision I ever made. You know that?”

“Yes,” I say, feeling sassy. “Now come and kiss me.”

“You’re so demanding when you get compliments.”

“You like it.”

Hopping over the arm of the couch, he lands with a thud next to me sending my textbooks to the floor. “I do like it. A lot.”

That was a good kiss. A kiss that went from chaste to more in seconds. I still remember it so clearly.

Alexander may not have known who he was at the time, but he knew who he was going to be. I often wonder if it was a self-fulfilling prophecy or falling into a trap set long before he was born. There are a lot of ghosts haunting this manor and I don’t intend to let him be the next.

Tonight, his secrets are protected by a solid wave of muscle that rolls over broad shoulders, crashing down strong arms. I turn over to get a better look at him before he disappears outside. He’s been working out a lot more lately. He says it’s to get rid of pent-up energy. I think it might be preparing for battle.

 

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE KINGWOOD DUET

SAVIOR coming August 13th, 2017

 

 

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Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.

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1 Response

  1. looks great . Put it on my to read list.

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