The King's Horrible Bride by Kati Wilde
Series: Royal Wedding #2
Also in this series: The King's Spinster Bride
Published by Self-published on May 9, 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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After inheriting Kapria's throne, Maximilian's only objective was to erase his father's corrupt legacy — a task that might have been impossible if a dying billionaire hadn't given Maximilian his fortune... and his daughter, Victoria. Twelve years later, Maximilian has finally secured his kingdom's future, and he's ready to claim his bride — even if his advisors insist that she's a horrible choice.
They aren't the only ones who need persuading. Because after waiting for so long, finally marrying Maximilian should have been a dream come true for Victoria. Instead she's caught in a nightmare of duty and obligation, betrothed to a king who pretends to love her in front of the cameras. She always wanted to be the perfect bride... but when she's not fantasizing about Maximilian's big hands, she's dreaming about running away.
But Maximilian will never let Victoria escape him. Because the king isn't pretending, and he's waited long enough to claim his queen...
Every time I finish a book by Kati Wilde I’m like, “I need more books from her”. Unfortunately, I’ve read all there is to read (insert crying desolately emoji here).
The King’s Horrible Bride is a fun, sweet and incredibly hot story. Maximilian has devoted the last 12 years to getting his kingdom out of the disastrous state his father left it in. Finally having achieved this, he can now focus on fulfilling his promise to the man who made his success possible by marrying his daughter. Now the only thing he needs is to meet her.
Victoria has been in love with her King since she was 16 and he ascended the throne. Their betrothal only strengthened this love and she has spent the last 12 years cultivating herself to be the perfect queen and companion for His Majesty. Maybe if the king had ever shown any interest in her or what she’d been doing, she wouldn’t find herself considering that maybe he will never come to claim her or if she even wants him to at this point. I freaking loved Victoria, she was true to herself and her feelings from the very beginning. She was loyal, sweet and completely devoted to her king even if she is disappointed in his treatment of her. With one look, Maximilian is hooked and the more time he spends with Victoria, the surer he is of her being his perfect match.
Maximilian was the epitome of Darcy-ness: serious, focused and with no time for nonsense. That is until he realizes the love of his life might be slipping through his fingers, and he goes all out in his efforts to charm her by any means necessary. Oh, and did I mention he had a filthy mouth and was uber hot?
“I’ve fucked my fist so many times since I saw those pictures in her dossier that my palm, my bedsheets, and my shower drain should all be pregnant”
I enjoyed The King’s Horrible Bride immensely. The characters had depth, I was hooked from start to finish and it gave me all the feels. Sexy, scorching hot, funny and incredibly sweet, this is one story I already want to re-read and it’s definitely going into my favorites-of-2018-list.
Rating: 4.5 “Kings definitely do it better” Stars
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