King of Wrath by Ana Huang

King of Wrath by Ana Huang
Series: Kings of Sin #1
Published by Bloom Books on October 18, 2022
Genres: Romance
Pages: 398
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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She’s the wife he never wanted…and the weakness he never saw coming.
Ruthless. Meticulous. Arrogant. 
Dante Russo thrives on control, both personally and professionally.
The billionaire CEO never planned to marry—until the threat of blackmail forces him into an engagement with a woman he barely knows.
Vivian Lau, jewelry heiress and daughter of his newest enemy.
It doesn’t matter how beautiful or charming she is. He'll do everything in his power to destroy the evidence and their betrothal.  
There’s only one problem: now that he has her...he can't bring himself to let her go.
***Elegant. Ambitious. Well-mannered.
Vivian Lau is the perfect daughter and her family’s ticket into the highest echelons of high society.
Marrying a blue-blooded Russo means opening doors that would otherwise remain closed to her new-money family.
While the rude, elusive Dante isn't her idea of a dream partner, she agrees to their arranged marriage out of duty. 
Craving his touch was never part of the plan. 
Neither was the worst thing she could possibly do: fall in love with her future husband.
King of Wrath is a steamy billionaire/arranged marriage romance. It contains explicit sexual content, profanity, and mild violence. Recommended for mature readers only.


King of Wrath by Ava Huang is something that has been on my radar for a bit but I never really felt compelled enough to pick it up. Well, after struggling to finish another book, I finally decided to give this a go and I really liked it! It was quick, easy to read, and enjoyable!

Dante and Vivian were good together and really likeable characters. Vivian, though a pushover to her family due to cultural reasons, doesn’t simply fold for Dante. Dante, ruthless in all that he does, doesn’t hold back just because he is falling for Vivian. They stay true to themselves which is SO refreshing in romances. I loved how their relationship wasn’t just instalove. They worked for it. Vivian insists on them getting to know one another and so when things unfold, it makes sense. It feels genuine and real and hot.

Pacing was steady and we do get that third act obstacle, which I know some folks hate but I actually really like? It feels more realistic than ending on a happily forever after despite being together, openly in love and for real together, for a few months.

Only three stars because it was a good read, flowed well, enjoyed the characters, but I wasn’t IN love with the book. It didn’t leave me wanting to instantly re-read it. It simply was.

I think King of Wrath by Ana Huang is a dark romance I would recommend because it is a decent story and romance but also opens up the door to future books in the series, including the next one featuring Kai, whom I loved as a side character.


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