Black Swan by London Miller
Series: The Kingmaker Saga #3
Also in this series: White Rabbit: The Rise , White Rabbit: The Fall
Published by Self-published on May 25, 2019
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In the blink of an eye, Karina Ashworth lost everything.
But in the pits of her despair, she finds a new purpose—a reason to keep living.
Uilleam Runehart might have shown her how ruthless he could be, but she’s no longer the girl he once knew.
No longer innocent and blind to the cruelties of the world, she’s now a woman fueled by vengeance and fury. And by the time she finishes with him, an empire will fall.
His actions have consequences, and she would be his reckoning.
From Romantic Suspense Author, London Miller, comes the third installment in the Kingmaker Saga following a woman with nothing to lose and the man who will never see her coming.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Black Swan takes you to another breathtaking installment within The Kingmaker Saga. The pace was slower than the previous two books but my thoughts were constantly on alert. Through Uilleam and Karina’s PoVs, revelations on familiar situations shone a new light adding both depth and clarity to the overarching saga.
Warm moments of romance were a distant memory. Steeped deep in the meticulous, unknown wars waged between Uilleam and his enemies with Karina being a foe he still won’t acknowledge. Bear in mind I view life through rose-tinted glasses, but I couldn’t help but feel more hurt than hate running through Karina’s thoughts. Oh, she means business as in she intends to destroy the world Uilleam has created. I am still hopeful that when they both crawl out of the rubble, love will surface and touch their hearts once more. At this point I see London raising her Mountain Dew in my direction. Trouble is, she is either smirking at me or looking at me with pity. I have no idea how this battle of wills will end.
Again, I had a compelling need to research every Uilleam reference to grapple with the story that is unfolding. Then it dawned on me to look up the definition and meaning behind Black Swan. Unique, Victim/Victor, insight stared me in the face, giving me hope. As with the other characters written in this world, Karina has more than one name she uses. Her name means pure, which is an apt description of her before she met Uilleam. So between going from Karina to Belladonna, the gentle woman, we see how she has masqueraded the force of her wrath that has kept the Kingmaker busy.
The intricate storytelling and fascinating secondary characters kept me turning pages. While I would give anything for Karina to declare a truce, if I were in her shoes, I too would be unleashing my wrath with as much vigor as she has. Her revenge is certainly well planned and chilled to perfection. Heaven help anyone she considers her enemy.
4 Revenge is a dish best served cold Stars
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