Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.
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.
*Ruthless King is book one of the Mount Trilogy*
Lachlan Mount is one fan-fucking-tastic anti-hero, and he doesn’t give two shits if no one likes him, whether it be someone in the city he owns or a reader who just can’t understand why Meghan March would create such an arrogant bastard, and let me tell you, he is EVERY BIT the devilish scoundrel that March portrays him as…so much so that by the end of Ruthless King, it’s clear that Lachlan Mount doesn’t just epitomize every single anti-hero characteristic that has ever been created but he seems to also redefine the term as well, illustrating just how larger than life this boogeyman, man in the shadows, and the king of New Orleans seems to be.
And, what intrigues me most about Mount, besides my ever-present need to understand the reasons he changed his playbook and claims Kiera in trade for the debt her asshole ex created, is the fact that Mount only shows people what he wants them to see, so while there’s a multitude of speculation and myths centering around who he is and what his agenda is, no one, including maybe the man himself, will ever truly unravel all that makes up this demanding and controlling man…at least not when there are two more weeks to expose and explore the many layers of this dynamically diabolical alpha male.
Keira Kilgore didn’t stand a chance when Mount set his sights on her, and while she tries her damnedest to hold on to her pride and her defiant attitude in the face of adversity, her body can only take so many seductively dirty words and manipulations, proving her best friend, Magnolia, correct when she told Keira that her mind and her body would be at war with one another, and as much as she may not want to admit it, the battle has only just begun and with her body submitting so easily to Mount’s commands, keeping her head in the game and standing strong against him may be more impossible than she thinks.
But, while Keira does find herself succumbing to Mount’s sinful ways, she still remains in control of her family’s distillery and maintains her snarky independent attitude, proving just how strong of a woman she is and surprising Mount with every combative comment and overwhelming refusal to do his bidding, which is exactly the kind of woman it will take to prove herself to this callous king and perhaps be offered to rule his kingdom by his side.
I knew with how much early praise Meghan March’s new alpha/new series were getting that I was in for one hell of a story and two kickass main characters, but Ruthless King exceeded any and all expectations I had!!! It’s brilliantly written, in part, because March allows Mount to be exactly the man he is, not sugarcoating any facet of what makes him the diabolical ruler of New Orleans and not making Keira fight so much when it’s clear that her body wants everything that Mount has to offer.
The ending of book 1 perfectly sets up the added conflict that will take place in Defiant Queen, and while I was left with a multitude of questions that I have to wait to have answered, I trust Meghan March to lead her characters and her readers down the path they’re supposed to travel because it’s clear that Mount is driving this story line and will continue to do so as long as he’s owed what he’s owed and from my perspective Mount thinks he’ll own Keira indefinitely regardless of what she or anyone else has to say about it. And part of me believes that Mount owning Keira is the best thing that could have happened to her, but I’ll have to wait and for the other two books in the series before I make my final assessment.
5 Poison Apples
Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at firstname.lastname@example.org.