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Shameless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  752 Ratings  ·  231 Reviews
A deliciously steamy enemies with benefits romance.

Declan McAvoy. Voted Biggest Flirt. Highest goal scorer in Kings of Rittenhouse Prep history.
Everyone’s impressed, well except one person…

After a blow out in high school, Makenna Halstead and I were happy to never have to cross paths again. Except life has a way of knocking you straight in the teeth with a puck when you l
Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published June 28th 2018
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Cristina | CristiinaReads
May 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
➳Enemies to lovers? More like soul-mates ready to combust with an abundance of chemistry that makes you want to hug, punch, and adore this romance novel filled with raw passion and true banter between Declan and Makenna...

➳I wish I could always say "wow, this upcoming series has so much potential for more, making me crave for more of this author's writing," for every single novel I come across. Especially for a new author to me in which I have never read before so I need to come to a sense of
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Jun 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was my first book of Ms.Hughes but I'm very much looking to read more from her now. :) I really enjoyed Declan & Makenna's story and if you're looking for a "Enemies to Lover" book, I think you should give it a chance. ;)

*ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review. ❤

Expected publication: June 28th 2018

A deliciously steamy enemies with benefits romance.

Declan McAvoy. Voted Biggest Flirt. Highest goal scorer in Kings of Rittenhouse Prep history.
Everyone’s impressed,
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I am a big sucker for "enemies to lover" books, and an even bigger sucker for "sport" themed ones.... So I really hit the jackpot with this baby ;) This is a new to me author and I am happy to say, that I really enjoyed reading this one !!

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This story is about Declan and Makenna, highschool frenemies. Declan is the popular hockeyplayer. Every one wants a piece of him and he doesn't mind giving it away. Yes he is a "player" in more ways than one :P

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Makenna is the school's icequeen and nerd. She does
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


Release: June 28, 2018
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Book Blurb:
A deliciously steamy enemies with benefits romance.
Declan McAvoy. Voted Biggest Flirt. Highest goal scorer in Kings of Rittenhouse Prep history.
Everyone’s impressed, well except one person…
After a blow out in high school, Makenna Halstead and I were happy to never have to cross paths again. Except life has a way of knocking you straight in the teeth with a puck when you least expect it. She hasn’t just retur
Wowzer!! This book was addicting!

Another new to me author, Maya Hughes managed with Shameless King to add to my continued progress of crawling out of this week long book funk.

If you love the Royals by Erin Watt or Fallen Crest High by Tijan, you'll love Shameless King, book 1 of Kings of Rittenhouse. It had all the important hallmarks of an amazingly addicting NA college series.

Enemies to lovers 

NA emotional turmoil 

Hot hockey athletes 

Campus swoons 

Cast of fascinating characters 

Declan McAvoy a
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
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Color me surprised with a bag of skittles! I went into this story somewhat blind and after speaking with the author, I knew I wanted to read this story and I’m so glad I did. I was impressed, giggly at times, frustrated, and dare I say it, in love! For a new to me author, Maya Hughes knocked it out of the park with her storytelling and her ability to keep me interested in the story from beginning to end. I didn’t see this one coming from her and what was more unexpected to me, was th
Karlie (cozyreadsandtea)
I kindly received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

3 stars

My level of excitement for this book was like Buddy in Elf when he saw santa clause.

Hockey romances are my favorite, I had seen some people that I follow and trust raving about this one. I got pitched that this book would have all the things I love, enemies to lovers, angst galore, banter, and great friend group.

When I was sent a copy, the author sent along the prologue as well. Which was my favorite part of the whole book/seri
Book-Bosomed  blog
Jun 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Declan McAvoy is the jock hockey player with aspiration to the NHL. Makenna Halstead is the aloof studious girl with aspirations for Stanford. They are both full of assumptions and misread each other at every pass in high school. But when a turn of events in college throws them together with the same goal, they get the chance to see each other for who they really are.
“I’d entered a different plane where a guy like Declan stood waiting for me outside work like an 80s movie version of a prince.”
Jun 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"I wasn't going to let her forget how I made her feel. Because she made me forget anything else existed when we were together. I'd stop at nothing short of giving her everything she needed and more."

Maya Hughes, welcome to my go-to romance authors.

College romance has this something special that always makes me go back for more. When I first discovered the NA genre, I went on a college NA reading spree and I devoured any popular book falling in this subgenre that I could get my hands on. I just c
Jun 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Her taste made me wild. Her mouth was sin , her pussy was bliss, and her body was everything I should have been warned about. Addiction was real when it came to her."
Do I enjoy picking out naughty quotes to entice you? Fuck yes, I do. 😌

I generally don't find myself drawn to contemporary college/new adult romances but Maya Hughes is now an exception. When she asked me to read her new upcoming novel, Shameless King, I was sold on the enemies to lovers (because HELLO! one of my most favo
Maya Hughes
Jun 18, 2018 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shameless King is almost here and I'm so excited to have a FREE prequel available on Amazon and iBooks for a limited time!


Grab your FREE copy of Kings of Rittenhouse TODAY!

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Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Steffi by: Cristina | CristiinaReads
Shelves: owned
Everyone who knows me knows I love Enemies to lovers! They are a weakness of mine!

This one was so good! But I also had a lot of dejavu moments and that was a bit scary!

I enjoyed it so much it had so much fun and also seriousness in it! But I wish we got a bit more closure with a few things (view spoiler) it can be that I'm a whiner on that one.

I'm very curious to Avery and Emmett, but also I don't really liked Avery after
Alex ♈
DNF @ 14%

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Rochelle | Rochelle Reads ♡
Jun 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

I hadn't planned on him at all, but sometimes life had a way of interfering with the best laid plans.

Hockey romance became my favourite with Ms. Kennedy's Off-Campus series, featuring delicious muscled college students. And Kristen Callihan's Game On series made me fall in love with sports romance. It is always exciting discovering new authors, especially when they promise an upcoming hockey sports romance.

So, when Maya Hughes appeared on my radar, I almost died of happiness. Shameless King
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

4.5 Button Pushing CROWNS

Lovers of sports romances, prepare to fall in love with the new Kings of Hockey. Not only does Maya Hughes deliver and fun, sexy sports romances with a lovable hero and heroine but she also delivers a host of hockey players I’m enamored with. I’m already desperate for more!

Declan is the hero we love in a sports romance: sexy, confident, a good person, skilled on and off the ice. She really hits all the marks with this guy. Plus, there is
Jennifer Aldrich
Jun 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
What an amazing sports romance. I loved this story. Shameless King is such a dynamic story. It had everything I love in a college, sports, romance novel. There is secrets and drama. There is also spectacular supporting characters and wonderful scenes. This is the first in what I am hoping to be a series.
The plot of this story is interesting. Two people who have a history thrown together for the sake of the grades? Sign me up. What I think I love most about this story is that I really connected w
DNF @40%
Bored and it doesn’t really feel like a enemies to lovers to me:(
Jun 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you love a book that involves a long rivalry, sworn up archenemy, a sassy Jock & an Ice Queen Nerd & a sizzling chemistry.
Then my dear friends meet with your new obsession - The Rittenhouse Series.
"Declan. He was the monkey wrench in the order of my life."
I enjoyed reading this book, Enemies to Lover's is my Favourite Trope. The taunts, small fights, angsty bantering, awkward moments leading up to small budding of the sweet sweet love gives me all the Feels! I live for the that kin
Paperback Princess
Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
*ARC generously provided by author*

This is my first Maya Hughes book and I enjoyed it a lot!! Your typical enemies to lovers and sports romance book which I don’t read enough of and I’m glad I had the opportunity to read it especially since it was centered around hockey.

It was funny..sweet..romantic..emotional..and very very steamy!!!! I loved Declan and Makenna and all the supporting characters..I’m very interested to see where their stories go especially for Ford and Avery..that will be a sec
Tia Louise
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sexy, hockey romance? Yes, please! Right MEOW!!! (lol!)

Declan and Mackenna have such fun banter and their sexytimes are SO HOT... When they come together, it is explosive and so so good. As I was reading, the story kind of reminded me of a mash-up of 10 Things I Hate About You meets Fallen Crest High set in the world of college hockey.

Either way, I devoured this sexy romance, and even better, it's the kick-off to MORE books focusing on the different teammates...

So don't miss out--you are going
Jun 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

It has been a long time since I enjoyed a college romance that much.

There was a lot of clichés we usually find in sport romance, (view spoiler) but the great character development and the sweet moments were worth looking past them, because those characters are so much more.

With them fighting their way to fulfilment despite their insecurities and fears
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: +5/ 5 stars

First of all bless Maya's heart for reaching out to me to read her book. I am so so glad she did! I would have missed out on a true masterpiece and that would not have been okay.. I needed to have met the KINGS! She created a perfect new and addicting sports world for me and I know for a fact this series will be one of those that will take over my life, I just know it. All of the Kings already stole a piece of my heart and we barely got a taste of them. So I know that with eve
Vanessa (nessreads)
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
*I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book*

4 “It’s great to be a King” Stars!

Shameless King was a tantalizing enemies to lovers with a touch of slow burn novel. It was filled with just enough humor and swoony moments. With two MCs that'll have you smiling and rooting for them. Declan and Makenna will take you on a ride, so prepare yourselves.

Declan and Mak both have goals to achieve. For Declan, is making his mom happy and graduating college. And for Mak is doing everything she can to
Anne OK
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
Fun-to-read standard fare -- nothing exceptional or anything that made it a standout. Just about what every other college hockey romance entails. The guy who needs help with grades or lose his place on team and a chance at the NHL and the nerd girl who'll rock his world. I liked the two characters. They could have been a little more developed. I was left with several questions that didn't seem to get full answered. Maybe they will as the series continues - but doubtful. I really wanted to get cl ...more
☆Tweety ☆
4.5 stars

This is a not so long college romance that I'm sure contemporary romance lovers who like stories set at campus will surely like.

At Rittenhouse Prep nothing is what is seems, and this is why Declan McAvoy thinks Makenna Halstead is an Ice Queen and a perfectionist looking people from above and thinking she's better. Makenna also believes Declan to be full of himself because he is a great hockey player, but appearances are deceiving, because Declan and Mak's lives are not exactly what th
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I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

I was ready to get my greedy paws on Declan and Mak's story.  I'm always on the lookout for the next sexy new adult hockey series and this series may just be what I was looking for.

They're both now in college, Mak a recent transfer after she had to come back closer to home due to her father's health.  The last person she wants to see is the boy who
Caitlin Audet
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Book Blog

I love that the opportunity to review Shameless King by Maya Hughes came up because this book was straight up amazing. What initially caught my eye was the polar opposites of the main characters, Makenna "Mak" Halstead and Declan McAvoy. I can't get enough of these types of stories and Maya Hughes most certainly delivered.

Declan is drifting though college while doing everything possible to stay on top of his game to go into the NHL. Makenna is
Aurora (Whoo Gives A Hoot)
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College romances have been one of my all-time favorite go-to genres for years now and I am so glad to have discovered this AH-FREAKING-MAZING one from Maya Hughes! Oh and let's not forget the fact that this story is also centered around HOCKEY! If you look through some of my favorite reads you will see an abundance of hockey romances because I just can't get enough of hot guys playing this sexy sport! Also have I mentioned that this also happens to
♥️Fantasy Land Blog Book Reviewer♥️
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I love Maya and her stories. I have yet to find one that has not touched me in some way. Shameless King is an interesting read. This one is a slower read for me. This story starts in high school and then heads to the end of college.

Declan and Mak are not friends in any sense of the word in high school. But they want each other, they just can't have each other. There is just too much keeping them apart. Social pressure, their own issues, and friends.

So we jump three years to the last year of c
Claire - The Coffeeholic Bookworm

I've always preferred Enemies to Lovers trope than the BFFs turned to couples stories. I like the momentum building up between two people who hated each other's guts,  then feelings slowly grow as they get stucked up with one another and could no longer get their hands off each other in the end.

Plus it's a college romance , that time where all things really start to heat up (hmm,  no I don't believe in high school crush stuffs). Hockey goalie Declan McAvoy sure is the King on the Ice , b
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