Ruthless King

Ruthless King

by Meghan March

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Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new standalone alpha romance from New York Times bestselling author Meghan March.

New Orleans belongs to me.
You don't know my name, but I control everything you see--and all the things you don't.
My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met.
I didn't need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt.
To have her in my debt.
She doesn't know she caught my attention.
She should've been more careful.
I'm going to own her. Consume her. Maybe even keep her.
It's time to collect what I'm owed.
Keira Kilgore, you're now the property of Lachlan Mount.

Ruthless King is book 1 of the Mount Trilogy. Mount and Keira's story continues in Defiant Queen and concludes in Sinful Empire.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157600907
Publisher: Meghan March LLC
Publication date: 10/17/2017
Series: Mount Trilogy Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 1,075
File size: 711 KB

About the Author

Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, living her happily ever after with her real-life alpha hero.

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Ruthless King 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 140 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont care how good a book is, $3.99 and only 186 pages is a ripoff! I miss the good old days, decades and beyond when authors wrote awesome books that were less than $5.00 and were over 300 pages AND they had proofreader who made sure there were no errors smh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This description says it’s a stand alone. It is not and ends on a cliffhanger. However, the rating is based only on the book. It was hot and dirty, just the way I like them!
Jill__D More than 1 year ago
4.5 stars for - Ruthless King - book one in the Mount Trilogy by the insanely talented Meghan March. Lachlan Mount is your worst nightmare! He tends to make even the worst bad guys look like cowards if you cross him. He runs everything in New Orleans that makes money and he just informed Kiera Kilgore that she is indebted to him for half a million dollars... Kiera Kilgore recently took over her family business - owning and operating Seven Sinners Distillery. Forcing her father to finally retire and allow her to takeover was nothing short of a miracle so she knows she has to do whatever it takes to make the Distillery flourish. When she finds out about the loan to Mount of all people she is shocked, but knows if she runs she is putting not only her business on the line, but the welfare of her loved ones too. Lachlan Mount rules NOLA with an iron fist and takes no crap from anyone. Finding out Kiera Kilgore is the new owner of the Distillery makes things rather enticing when the loan comes due in the next seven days. Too bad she hasn't figured out that her feisty temper coupled with her gorgeous body make it even more appealing for me in the long run. This was unlike anything Ms. March has written previously as Mount is a total anti-hero but good lord is the man hot as sin! Now my only teeny tiny issue was Kiera constantly rethinking and/or regretting everything, but considering the circumstances I can understand why. Though once she finally gives into the need - Mount and Kiera together are totally combustible!!! I can't wait to read Defiant Queen and Sinful Empire :)
etoile1996 More than 1 year ago
Well. That cliffhanger. Those last few twists. Ruthless King was even better than I expected and I already thought it was going to be amazing. I loved everything about Lachlan Mount and Keira Kilgore’s story so far and to think there is more!! The fact that there is so much more about Lachlan Mount that peeks out from that hard mask of his. He’s not a good guy. But he’s so sexy and burdened with this dark power. “Heavy is the head that wears the crown”—it’s clear that Mount has demons that give him no peace. And he wants Keira. And he will do anything to get her. And while she isn’t powerless exactly, it’s hard to fight someone like Mount. At least hard to fight him on everything. Especially when there are things he offers that she wants. Even if she hates to admit it. This relationship is tempestuous and hateful and passionate and there’s this thread—this sliver of want, of need, of being completely wrong and yet completely right for each other—that keeps them craving more. But can it work? Something or someone has to break. But who will break first? Because both Keira and Mount are strong and stubborn and determined to get their way. And their battle of wills is sexy as all get out. And I can’t wait to see what happens next. Defiant Queen can’t come soon enough! **Ruthless King will publish on October 17, 2017. I received an advance reader copy courtesy of Meghan march in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## I enjoyed the crap out of this book. I couldn't put it down. I had to know what happened next. I purposely waited for all 3 books to be released before reading. Meghan has once again written a compelling hero and a strong heroine. I hope "Scar" gets a story too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Holy mother of Everything Jesus. That book just blew my socks off
PeggyCopeland More than 1 year ago
HOLY HOTNESS! Ms March does it again... you thought the Beneath guys were hot and heavy... well HELLO Mount! Mount does not disappoint and I am afraid I will be hooked with this series! Already doing a reread for the 5th time and cannot get enough! Hold on! Gonna be a great series from Meghan March!
beausmommy More than 1 year ago
OMG! This is another one of those “What was she thinking??” books. Who comes up with a hero/anti-hero like Mount?? Keira, I just don’t think you have a clue what you are up against...And how long am I going to have to wait to have the next one of these?? Lachlan Mount is the Lord Vader of New Orleans. You want to hate him, but you love him. You want to trust him, but you fear him. Only Keira Kilgore has captured his attention and she will never be the same. He will make her his but she may be destroyed in the process. She can’t help herself where he is concerned. This story just stuns me...I can’t wait to finish their story but I know I won’t ever want it to end. Also getting to catch up with Delilah from the Beneath series was pretty cool....But seriously...Why do I keep letting Meghan do this to me?
Sammie_Lynn More than 1 year ago
I don't want to say too much, because I liked that I went in knowing ONLY that Mount is a man who rules the town and gets what he wants.. no matter what and that's it. I think she pulled this one off. I really liked how goal oriented the heroine was and then there's the bossy Mount of course. This story was fast paced and I rocked through it. Meghan said it was going be dark and I think she was tip toeing there, but it's not as dark as I think it could have been. The story line was alright, I wasn't quite sure how she was going to find a breaking point for the book, and then she threw in an ending that left me with my mouth wide open, jaw on the floor. WAIT WHAT?!? WHERE IS MY BOOK 2?? One thing I will say is the book was HIGH on the sex scale.. it was hot, it was heavy, was it all necessary.. probably not. but I won't complain about throwing an erotica in the pile everyone once in a while!
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
“He’s not a ghost. He’s worse. He’s the frigging boogyman, whispered about in the shadows but never mentioned in polite company, almost as if saying his name will make him appear. And no one wants that.” “I’m ruthless, not arrogant, and you’re about to learn the difference.” “Nothing is what it seems. Or maybe everything is exactly what it seems.” Holy Hell! What an exciting read. Meghan March promised her dirtiest and darkest read to date and boy did she ever deliever! Ruthless King was fantastic, thrilling and an utterly captivating read. This story is fast paced and will suck you in from the very first page. From the moment you meet Keira, you will be hooked on her story. Keira is smart mouthed, devoted to her work and isn’t the kind of girl to bend to anyone’s will. When Keira finds herself suddenly indebted to Mount all bets are off…. Mount is ruthless, powerful, 100% alpha and is the kind of man that always gets what he wants. Everyone fears him and no one dares to tell him no. And Mount is about to turn Keira’s life totally upside down. Together, Mount and Keira are a force to be reckoned with. The sparks and chemistry just burn up the pages. Mount will push your limits and leave you wanting a connection you never knew you needed. Mount’s filthy mouth and Keira’s fiery attitude add to the incredible push and pull and will leave you salivating for the next encounter. Ruthless King is dark, exciting, and one hell of a start to the Mount Trilogy. This book is sexy as hell and will have you devouring the pages unable to do anything else, but read this book. I was totally consumed by Keira and Mount’s story. The story-line captivating me and keeping me on my toes. Ruthless King will shock you, surprise you and leave you desperately waiting for the next installment. I for one can not wait to see what will happen next!
JenPH More than 1 year ago
The first Meghan March book I'd ever read was Beneath This Mask in January 2015, and since then, I've read every single book she's released. She written both dark and light romances, but I'm going to be absolutely honest here--her Beneath series, which recently ended with Beneath These Truths in August of this year, remains my favorite. When I think of quintessential Meghan March, I think of her Beneath books. I'm not saying her other books weren't good reads; they were. But there was something extra-special about the series that launched her career. I wouldn't call it "perfect"--personally, there were books within the series that I liked more than others--but damn, March gave me the first set of anti-heroes I had ever fallen for. To me, an anti-hero is different from a tortured hero, and while I had come across a few of the latter, I hadn't met one of the former until this particular author made me aware there was such a thing. In between some of her Beneath releases, March has given her readers varied fictional fare, and she's done well, but I didn't realize how much I missed her anti-heroes until she introduced me to one mysterious man named Mount Lachlan in the final Beneath book. And Mount is the anti-hero that makes every other one that came before him seem like Prince Charming. He is the anti-hero personified. At the request of the author for those who've read the book and are posting reviews, I'm going to keep this as spoiler-free as possible. All I can give you in terms of details is what's already been mentioned in the official synopsis for Ruthless King. Mount Lachlan is a man that is both feared and revered. He's earned the ire and respect of the people of New Orleans and there is nothing that goes on within his city that he isn't aware of. Keira Kilgore is a woman at the helm of her family-owned distillery, one that's four generations in. She owes him five hundred thousand dollars and the time has come for Mount to call in that debt--one that Keira cannot afford to pay back. Luckily for her, Mount accepts payment in kind...the kind that goes by the name of Keira Kilgore. Aaand that's all your getting from me. If you're a fan slash reader of Meghan March's, she's taken things to a far dirtier and darker level, and we get to reap all the fabulously filthy rewards. If you've never read her books (WTF?!), this is a good a place to start as the Beneath series (and that's saying something). This is the first in the Mount trilogy, and yes, I does end in an evil cliffhanger. However, the second and third novels will be released in November and December, respectively, so the wait in between each one won't be too torturous (I hope!). Five-plus stars go to Ruthless King. ♥
Browneyedgurl_6470 More than 1 year ago
Meghan March has out done herself once again !! Lachlan Mount was everything I could have wanted in an anti-hero , he was dominant, alpha and sexy as hell and let’s take a moment to talk about our sassy and highly independent heroine Keira because there isn’t another couple like Mount and Keira . If you like to read the edgier and grittier side of things then give Mount and Keira a chance but be warned they will send you through a rollarcoaster or emotions . This is a three part series so beware of the cliffhanger BUT definetly don’t wait on reading this and meeting the King and Queen of NOLA !!!
ChristyPeck More than 1 year ago
Oh Mount! I'm a sucker for a dirty talking alpha and he is so alpha it literally bounces off the pages. I enjoyed this one and can't wait to see where the next book takes us.
Stacyotr More than 1 year ago
Wow, just wow! Ruthless King is hot, gritty and dark. And I loved every minute of it! Meghan March absolutely blew me away with this one. I wanted to dislike Lachlan Mount, but it just wasn’t possible. He got into Keira Kilgores head and in mine too. This dangerous domineering man is panty melting hot! There’s so much more to the story and I can’t wait to devour every word in Defiant Queen. Beyond five stars!!
Marie1MB More than 1 year ago
When I first heard about this new series from Meghan March, I honestly was equal parts excited and nervous. I was worried that it was going to be one that could leave me crushed. But I SHOULD of known better, because Ruthless King was DOWNRIGHT FANTASTIC! Its dark and dirty. Not the kind of dark and dirty that leaves you scarred or scared of the dark, but the delicious kind of dark and dirty that will leave you begging and panting! This book was one of the BEST and most SEXIEST and most WICKED romance as of yet from Miss March! And that ending....I. Am. Speechless. I did NOT see it coming. I am telling you all YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS! After reading Ruthless King I am changed...IN THE MOST INCREDIBLE WAY! From the moment I started Ruthless King, I have been in a constant state of arousal. Nothing will prepare you for Ruthless King....ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! The sex was seriously HOT. So HOT I can't even come up with a good word that could even come close to how HOT it was. I have only come across this type of HOT with one other author, and I believe Meghan March just TOPPED it. To say I am impressed is putting it lightly. I bow down to the queen of sexy romance. Best. Book. Yet. Ruthless King gets a CARNAL FIVE SHOOTING STARS! Its SEXY AND HOT AS HELL! I can't wait for Defiant Queen!
RLLind More than 1 year ago
Whether they are business owners, Mob boss's daughters, or trust fund heiresses, Meghan March's heroines are always feisty, strong, and full of sass. Keira Kilgore might be the best one yet. Her stubbornness and strong-headedness was so fun to watch, and I loved how she didn't cower to the man who rules New Orleans with a silent, iron fist. This story was so different than March's previous books, leaping off the high board and diving head first into a dark and shady underworld. But the writing has that same, familiar pull that makes you flip page after page after page, until you realize you've devoured the entire story in one setting and you have to rock in the corner as your mind tries to process what you've just read. I don't even know what to say about Mount. The bulk of the story is told from Kiera's POV, with these little hints of this Hero who appears to have more layers than an onion. And even now, a full day after finishing this book, I want to sit here peeling away every last one until I find the truth about the man who lies hidden underneath. I need more of Lachlan Mount, and I'm more than willing to dive deeper into the darkness to find him.
MElise More than 1 year ago
HOLY HOTNESS BATMAN!!! Meghan March is the Queen of Alpha Men and Mount truly is the King. Great story! Great Characters! Meghan leaves you begging for Book 2. Loved getting quick snippets of some of the beloved Beneath characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh my God!! This book was amazing! It was dark, twisted and sexy. Lachlan Mount is dangerous, ruthless and feared by many. He was dominating but an Oh so sexy alpha. I might be crazy but I love love love him! Keira was sassy, sarcastic and tough, I really loved her!! After that ending, I am dying to read Defiant Queen!! I cannot wait!!
Angel000 More than 1 year ago
Non spoiler review... HOT, SINFUL, SEDUCTIVE, DIRTY, SUBMISSIVE, DARK, AND UTTERLY HOT AS F@k. I’ve been MOUNTED! I’ve always loved Meghan’s ability to twists in her stories but holy sh@ THIS BOOK PEOPLE!!! I can’t even tell you how engrossed I was in this story, I couldn’t put it down. Talk about a man who gets what he wants, Mount will do things to you and your body just by reading the words. He’s hot, bossy, sexy, crude, dangerous and HOT! I said that already right?! I can’t help it. Omg what did I just read? Holy wow I need a man like him. Meghan once again has pulled out her cards of shock worthy twists and turns, she never EVER fails to shock me. I absolutely love her stories. You think you know what to expect but you don’t. That is something I’ve come to realize when diving blindly into one of her stories. I can’t wait to hear what people think after they read this. Omgeeeeee your gonna LOVE THIS BOOK.
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Melerickson More than 1 year ago
ARROGANT ALPHA MALE sign me up! Lachlan Mount is mysterious you’re drawn to him , you can’t help yourself as poor Keira is finding out. She’s been put in a bad situation and now the good girl is going to see just how good she is. I’m a lot in lust with Mount! Let’s see how this plays out!
sarahbabyy211 More than 1 year ago
Ruthless King is so crazy good. I could not get enough of Mount. I was super sad when I found out the author was splitting these books up because I don't do well with cliffhangers but after hearing her excitement for these books and how this story just consumed her. Well I had to give them a chance and she did not disappoint. This story is just crazy, but a good kind of crazy lol it takes you on a ride that you never want to get off of. I loved Mount and his controlling and nasty ways but to me he was just perfect. I loved this story line and the intensity of it. When I got to the end and cliffhanger, I couldn't believe it and now I need answers asap!! If you have not read any book by this author yet, I highly suggest you jump on board and start reading so you can read these but her writing is just fabulous, and these books prove it!! :]!!
Alisa Porter More than 1 year ago
Holy amazeballs!!!! I started reading this last night and just finished it. This book.... is everything!!! I am blown away by Meghan's writing. I have loved all of her books, but this one really got me. While it does end in a cliffhanger, don't let that make the decision for you on reading it. There is a dark mystery to this book that has you so enthralled that you can't put it down. Keira is trying to run her family's business and deal with the death of her ex. She never expected to meet the man that everyone stays away from. Mount is all alpha and very domineering. The things he does to Keira seriously will make you blush! I absolutely can't wait for the next book in the series!!!
ReadsALot13 More than 1 year ago
I don't even know what to say. It's rare that a book literally leaves me speechless to the point writing a review is hard. But this one? It did. And not because it was bad. It was just THAT good. March seriously outdid herself this time. I have no idea how she gets these stories in her head but I am SO THANKFUL she puts them on paper for us to read. This is no fairy tale. This is not a unicorns and rainbow type book (but let's be honest, if you're a Meghan March fan, you aren't expecting that anyway). No, this is...dark and gritty. I don't want to give anything away because YOU need to read it. I can't wait for it to continue though.
ReadsALot13 More than 1 year ago
I don't even know what to say. It's rare that a book literally leaves me speechless to the point writing a review is hard. But this one? It did. And not because it was bad. It was just THAT good. March seriously outdid herself this time. I have no idea how she gets these stories in her head but I am SO THANKFUL she puts them on paper for us to read. This is no fairy tale. This is not a unicorns and rainbow type book (but let's be honest, if you're a Meghan March fan, you aren't expecting that anyway). No, this is...dark and gritty. I don't want to give anything away because YOU need to read it. I can't wait for it to continue though.