Title: Lawless Kingdom
Series: Reign & Ruin Book One
Author: Natalie Bennett
Genre: Dark NA Mafia/Bully Romance
Release Date: March 24, 2020

One town.
One school.
One illicit affair that will span a lifetime.
When something is forbidden, it becomes maddeningly tempting.
Judas Barron, for example. Wicked blue blood and heir to a severely twisted cutthroat society.
Everyone knew who he was and what crew he ran with, a clandestine group of filthy rich kids surrounded by ominous secrets. Secrets that were rumored to be dark, dirty, and stained with blood.
It was never my intention to get tangled up with them, but Judas and I had a secret too, one he was determined to make sure I took with me to my grave, which meant keeping me by his side.
Now forced to be part of a savage coterie, I start to see his world through a new pair of eyes. It isn’t long before temptation becomes something dangerous and wild, breeding the sickest kind of infatuation.
And those secrets that Juda’s keeps? They’re about to tear my life apart.
* Originally published in the Nobel Savages Collection, this story has been partially rewritten and contains varying triggers.*

My first Natalie Bennett book and I'm hooked. The blurb gave me a taste of something dark and dangerous and I'm happy I had the chance to read this story because it was a real treat.

I love gritty romance and add in the mafia aspect and I was glued to the pages. Judas and Rhiannon both have a dark side. She may seem the typical high school girl but she's far from it. I loved the mystery surrounding her family. And Judas has a lot of secrets and his broody and intense personality are scary sometimes. He seems to hate Rhiannon for some reason but at the same time, he is utterly possessive of her. She's a fierce girl and fights him every chance she has but, in the end, she can't deny the attraction between them. Their relationship is borderline twisted.

The whole story is cloaked in mystery, with twists at every corner, and there's still much more to unravel. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

With a penchant for (writing) villainous immoral men, and a tendency to deviate away from traditional happily ever afters, Natalie Bennett is an international bestselling author of twisted and unconventional love stories.
When she's not slaying words she's somewhere in the sunshine state, happily taking life one curve-ball at a time.