Malum: Part 1 (The Elite King's Club #4) by Amo Jones
Released: March 12, 2019
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Amo Jones
Reviewed by Keyrsten
“Love is savage, love is blind, love is something they may not find…”
Once upon a time, there was a young girl who lived in a battered trailer, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks.
One day, she fell down The Elite Kings’ rabbit hole. Sucked into a dark vortex of lies, hate, and deceit, and spat out by money, glitz, and power.
There were things this little girl didn’t know, things she was about to find out and secrets that have been kept from her. Those secrets were guarded by the boys that were about to smash her world open and tear it all apart…
He may be a Malum, but she is a Stuprum, born into this world but neglected by the choice of her mother. Her eyes may not glisten with stars, but they roar with fire, and when she finally reaches her peak, it’s that same fire that will burn.
My name is Tillie Stuprum, and my story is not like the rest.
Everything she thought she knew is a fabricated version of the truth. I’m Nate Riverside-Malum, the one your girl whispers about to her friends and whose initials are scratched down your back. Her story is not like the rest of them, because her story is dead.
Tillie has not had an easy life, and it seems things are going to continue being hard for her. She refuses to be a shrinking violet around the Kings, even if every fiber of her being is calling for her to fight or flight. She didn't grow up in this cushy silver spoon fed world, and is constantly reminded of that. After everything thing she has been through she has refused to break, and instead has faced it head on. She's wicked smart and strong as hell, I mean you have to be when your the only Queen surrounded by Kings.
Nate is the asshole you hate to love, but can't help but fall for. One minute I want to bash his head into the wall, and the next I'm swooning over his caring moments. When you push aside all of the anger he spits out at Tillie, you can see the vulnerable and hurt man who doesn't understand the feelings he's having. Tillie is a complication he didn't expect and can't afford to have, after all she is everything he was taught to despise. Nate is an enigma all on his own, but I'm not sure he even really knows who he is.
My head is yelling for Tillie and Nate to let each other go, but my heart is screaming not to listen to my head and keep them together. I have never had such warring feelings when it comes to characters. Their relationship is quite the roller coaster ride full of twisted games, steamy chemistry, heartbreak, soul crying sadness, and toxic numbness. My heart is aching for everything these two have gone through, and I'm only prepared for more heartache because I see it getting a lot worse before it gets better in part two. Despite all the hurt these two have caused one another, their own chaos can't help but call to the other one ... the only question now is if it will make them stronger or destroy them.
Rate: 5 stars
Give me an alpha male with a woman who aces all forms of sarcasm and I'm putty in you hands -- bonus points if a Reverse Harem is involved. Supernatural esque romance and power plays tend to make my heart go pitter patter. I haven't met a book I wasn't willing to try, so if you've got recommendations email them my way. I'm a foul mouthed makeup addict with slight wino tendencies.