She’s the wife he never wanted…and the weakness he never saw coming.
Ruthless. Meticulous. Arrogant.
Dante Russo thrives on control, both personally and professionally.
The billionaire CEO never planned to marry—
until the threat of blackmail forces him into an engagement with a woman he barely knows.
Vivian Lau, jewelry heiress and daughter of his newest enemy.
It doesn’t matter how beautiful or charming she is. He’ll do everything in his power to destroy the evidence and their betrothal.
There’s only one problem: now that he has her…he can’t bring himself to let her go.
Elegant. Ambitious. Well-mannered.
Vivian Lau is the perfect daughter and her family’s ticket into the highest echelons of high society.
Marrying a blue-blooded Russo means opening doors that would otherwise remain closed to her new-money family.
While the rude, elusive Dante isn’t her idea of a dream partner, she agrees to their arranged marriage out of duty.
Craving his touch was never part of the plan.
Neither was the worst thing she could possibly do: fall in love with her future husband.
King of Wrath is a steamy billionaire/arranged marriage romance. It contains explicit sexual content, profanity, and mild violence. Recommended for mature readers only.
Let me preface this review by saying that if I was still in my indie romance era like some years ago I would have given 4,5 stars at least.
I was curious to see what all the fuss was abou. Ana Huang will also attend RARE Paris in April and I thought it would be smart to have some books to get signed 😉
It was a quick and enjoyable read with a billionaire romance mixed with arranged/forced marriage trope.
Is it the most original story? NO. We have read dozens of billionaire romances. BUT as far as romance and tropes go, Ana Huang did a very good job adding layers to her characters, giving us smart banter and writing some very spicy scenes but keeping these as a side dish (just how I like it) to the main romance/relationship course.
The plot is straightforward but the interest lies in the development of Vivian and Dante’s relationship, that felt organic and not artificial or fake. So good job Ana!
The characters are also easy to connect with.
Vivian the dutiful daughter of new rich Lau family from Asian heritage and Dante the old money CEO billionaire whose family has Italian roots.
Vivian was gracious, hardworking, witty, smart and dedicated to her family. Maybe to a fault.
Dante is sexy, broody, powerful and reluctant to this forced marriage until Vivian worms her way under his skin…
I get why Dante is a favorite book boyfriend for many!
You also have:
-complicated family dynamic;
-interesting side characters with potential for future stories;
-Easter egg of cameo as we see characters from previous stories;
-third act breakup (I am not a fan but it was smartly written);
-strass and glam (we are in New Yor’s high society universe).
To conclude, if you love billionaire romance this is a great choice.
Thanks for reading.