King of Spades By Alta Hensley
Book/Novel Author: Alta Hensley
Book/Novel Title: King of Spades
Nick Hudson has a dangerous reputation.That’s what I need if I’m going to survive.Desperation makes me seek out a ruthlessly powerful billionaire.I need protection.He demands my virtue as payment.I’m falling into a world of luxury and sin.With every twist and turn, I need more.Except this is not a man to love.This is a man to fear.His obsession grows. So does the threat, until I’m trapped in a world of depravity. I’ll need more than Nick’s strength to survive. I’m going to need his heart.WARNING: This book is intended for readers eighteen years old and over. It contains material that some readers could find disturbing. Enter at your own risk…
is not enough! King of Spades (Wonderland #1) by Alta Hensley. This book! Where to start? Well I started with the prequel novella The White Rabbit, which piqued my interest and left me wanting more so after finishing it I immediately purchased King of Spades. You don’t have to read The White Rabbit, as this prequel novella forms the first part of King of Spades. Lyriope ( the secret, illegitimate daughter of Bryant Morelli) has gotten herself into a spot of bother, the kind that can get you killed. Enter Nick Hudson. Protective ✅ Possessive ✅ Controlling ✅ Sexy as hell ✅ Punishing ✅✅✅ And don’t get me started on Wonderland which is the brainchild of Nick. Wonderland provides the gathering spot where both villains and angels can mix together with one thing in common. They all have the power to do whatever they want, whenever they want as long as they follow the rules, which are simple, black and white and nonnegotiable. No business can be conducted in Wonderland, except as part of a tea party (let’s just say no, not your usual tea party!) No VIP status since Wonderland is an equal playground for all lucky enough to be on the list. No violence, regardless of whether your enemy is drinking beside you. No bashfulness and the final rule, the most important one, Nick Hudson can break any of his rules.Oh how I wish I could fall down a rabbit hole and find myself in Wonderland. The description of the parties is absolutely sublime and a visual spectacle. When our virginal Lyriope goes to Wonderland (uninvited) she sets off a chain of events finding herself in a situation that she did not expect. This ends up with her entering into a contract with Nick Hudson. As I don’t want to include any spoilers, let’s just say that Nick’s contract with Lyriope did not include the usual of putting pen to paper! This story had me hooked and my only complaint is that as soon as I finished reading it in record time and went to one-click buy the sequel Queen of Hearts, I realized that it will only be released in July 2022 book 3 of Wonderland, Ace of Diamonds will be releasing in October). Well I suppose that’s in keeping with Nick’s restraint and delayed gratification.
There is no better way to discover an author than in a world that mean everything to you. I know I’ve been obsessed with the Midnight Dynasty world since it started but I can control it. I freaking love each trilogy, duet or series. I knew Alta Hensley’s books were dangerous and dark. And I wonder why I waited so long to read any of her books. I postponed reading her books so many times that I felt bad knowing all the good things readers say about her books but at the same time I was glad I waited until King of Spades landed in my kindle.Alta Hensley’s writing is delicious and so refreshing. She really knows what she is doing. She enamoured me with her dangerously addictive and mind-blowing continuation of the Morelli mafia underworld that she beautifully brought to life. She is a great addition to the Midnight Dynasty world. She just earned a new fan: ME!I was so excited to dive into this reimagined Alice / Mad Heater dark romance that owned me from the first page to the last one. It did never let me go and I was its happy prisoner. This book was dark passion fuelled by fire and desire. It was a tale where mystery kept me at the edge of my seat. While reading this masterpiece, I got this feel where I was losing my mind. The spice, the plot, the characters all come together to give you an extraordinary book that if you are no careful, will ruin you in the best way possible.King of Spades is a dark, dangerous and twisty romance inspired by Alice in Wonderland. A unique story and great start to the Wonderland Trilogy! This book is the perfect blend of depravity, kink and suspense. I adored the little references used in this book. And the main characters will literally take you down the rabbit hole.I fell in love with Nick Hudson, oh man, he is the dark antihero every girl dreams of. His dirty mouth, his cocky and obnoxious attitude and his confidence had me salivating like a dog in front of a steak! Nick Hudson is an enigma. He might be the king of the underworld, dangerous and twisted but behind that hard exterior he is also a protective man (only when it comes to Lyriope). He is the kind of man you shouldn’t want but you can’t help yourself. You will be adopting him as your next book boyfriend! He is the king of Wonderland, a place where all the deepest darkest desires of the elite come true. He deals with secrets.Lyriope Bailey (aka Bryant Morelli’s bastard daughter) finds herself in a dangerous position. She was foolishly blind thinking she could manage to keep under the radar. Owing money to a Russian family will put her in the crosshairs of dangerous people who only want to hurt her. That debt will bound her to Nick who offers her an opportunity to have her debt paid. It sounds like she has an easy decision to make. But how could you say “no” to a man who does not have that work in his vocabulary? Nick Hudson is drawn to her and he will do everything to possess her.Lyriope and Nick will dance a sinful tango. The game will be over when he takes her virtue so he is no eager to claim it and enjoys the game of toying with his pray because once he possesses her he won’t let her go. These two have quite the journey ahead of them through this book and the upcoming ones. I have so many theories on how their story will develop. I’m counting the days until Queen of Hearts is released!
Hang on to your seat because Nick Hudson is a force to be reckoned with, but then again, so is Lyriope. The back and forth had my head spinning, in a good way. The sex is off the chart, but there is so much more to the story and the undercurrent between these two is very powerful. This takes place in the world of The Morellis and The Contantines in Bishop’s Landing. These families are spread far and wide across many different author’s books. Warning, their story doesn’t end on the last page, so look forward to the next book soon.
I love the Morelli/Constantine world… and mixed with Alice in Wonderland? Absolutely fabulous! Nick and Lyriope are beautiful together and I’m looking forward to reading Queen of Hearts.
Absolutely gripping and full of spice, this billionaire will not let you down! Highly recommended!!!!!!.
Lyriope is in trouble as her family left her to pay an enormous debt to the Russian mafia. Nick is the most feared and wealthy man in the territory. The two have so much passion between them. A good read with plenty of heat and steam.I received a copy of this book via Booksprout.