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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Book Review! Slay King by Abbi Glines

Slay King (Georgia Smoke) by Abbi Glines
Genre: Adult Fiction (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: April 14, 2024
Publisher: Self

“This world I live in isn’t one that builds strong relationships. It rips them apart.”

Perhaps that was true, but nonetheless, I had fallen in love with him anyway. The man who had lied to me, the man I couldn’t trust, the man who would never love me back, yet even knowing all that, I loved him still. His smile could make me forget all the reasons why I shouldn’t. I was so easily blinded by the charm that was King Salazar.

He used it like a weapon, and I was one of the many who fell under his spell. Accepting that I had nowhere else to go and running from the southern mafia was impossible, I gave in to my feelings for him. All the while knowing he would eventually break me in a way that my abusive husband he had killed had not.

While he kept me locked away, safe from the gang bent on finding me, I had to sit back and watch him live out a fake relationship with the next Governor of Georgia’s only daughter. We all know how that story goes. I’d read enough of those tropes in books to prepare myself for the end. When he would fall for her and, I would, once again, be left alone. Shattered beyond repair.

Slay King is the second book in the Georgia Smoke duology by Abbi Glines. I hate that I didn’t read the first book already. I thought these were stand alones. I don’t feel out of the loop though, because the book does an excellent job catching you up on everything, so much so that I don’t feel like I am missing anything from book one except for maybe how the relationship between Rumor and King developed. Honestly, I’m on the fence with King. There’s an Alpha male personality, and there’s just being ridiculous. I felt like he was ridiculous a lot. I didn’t see what made Rumor fall in love. There was a LOT of sex, but what else do they have? I assume that’s what I missed in book one. Rumor was very believable. Coming out of an abusive relationship, I can see why she would cling on to a guy like King for both good and bad reasons. I love the whole Southern Mafia thing going on! That’s something I can really get into. I’m a big Abbi Glines fan, but it’s been a while since I picked up one of her books. So, I’ve got some catching up to do.

The ARC of Slay King by Abbi Glines was kindly provided to me by Wordsmith Publicity for review. The opinions are my own.

Check out some of my reviews of other books by Abbi Glines!

Abbi Glines is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. She has a new YA series coming out in the fall of 2015 titled The Field Party Series . She never cooks unless baking during the Christmas holiday counts. She believes in ghosts and has a habit of asking people if their house is haunted before she goes in it. She drinks afternoon tea because she wants to be British but alas she was born in Alabama. When asked how many books she has written she has to stop and count on her fingers. When she’s not locked away writing, she is reading, shopping (major shoe and purse addiction), sneaking off to the movies alone, and listening to the drama in her teenagers lives while making mental notes on the good stuff to use later. Don’t judge.

You can connect with Abbi online in several different ways. She uses social media to procrastinate.

To learn more about Abbi Glines and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebook, and Twitter.

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