King of Shadows

· Hades Book 1 · Amelia Wilde
168 reviews

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He wants her submission. She demands his secrets.

Hades has acres of diamonds and precious little patience for a world that has stolen his compassion. So, when lifegiving medication is withheld from him, Hades steals something more valuable—the daughter of his enemy—and holds her for ransom.

The night Persephone left home, she had just one thing on her mind: freedom. But that was before a bad-tempered billionaire claimed her body as his own. Now at his behest, Persephone is far from content with being a possession. For this, there must be recompense...

Determined to know every uncharted inch of her captor, Persephone insists on answers. But even as their defenses topple beneath a wave of desire, Hades’ worst secrets remain buried deep—and his pain threatens to engulf any who dare to unearth it.

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168 reviews
Alba B
March 18, 2022
I like Amelia Wilde's books. I got to chapter 5 in this book and I couldn't keep going. It was all over the place to the point where I didn't know where I was. She met Hades and though I should have been excited, I was just frustrated. Maybe it gets better as it moves forward, but I had enough of trying to figure stuff out, and struggled to visualize the story. 😞
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Kelly Ramsell
May 22, 2020
A little too drawn out. Lots of waffle and not enough speech. It doesn't always make sense either, or it isn't always clear about what's going on. The connection between the two characters is intoxicating but it's never enough; you wait for something to happen, but for me it doesn't move quickly enough to buy the following books. It's got a nice tone and writing style though.
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February 18, 2020
Noooo you so can not leave me hanging like this 😯 Definitely would not call this a romance - a 'lustmance' though - absofrickinloutely! This is an insta- capitulation story - normally that doesn't work for me - But with Persephone and Luther, it felt natural. As the story progressed I found myself curious more involved it was the little things - Random thoughts Simple acts That drew me in had me wanting to peak ahead just to reassure myself - I didn't though but it was tempting I'm still trying to figure out Luther's weakness - besides Persephone - He has everything a man(?) could want but for what Demeter can provide him, which I think I know but it doesn't fit, has me at a loss. His character seems empty void of empathy, but if that was true what about Conor? Persephone, on the other hand, is just a hormone-driven little nymph. She reminds me a bit like someone with a chocolate addiction. She knows better than to indulge but OMG the way it melts in your mouth, the burst of flavors on your tongue - more! I gave her a pass because for some reason despite her not so innocent innocence I liked her character. Then there is sweet innocent eyed Decker who only wants to give Persephone the world (hack, cough) This ends on a cliffhanger leaving me with all my original questions and even a couple more I didn't originally have because everything just changed
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About the author

Amelia Wilde is a USA TODAY and Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of steamy contemporary romance and loves it a little too much. She lives in Michigan with her husband and daughters. She spends most of her time typing furiously on an iPad and appreciating the natural splendor of her home state from where she likes it best: inside.

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