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Brutal Heir

By: Eden O'Neill
Narrated by: Addison Barnes,Christian Leatherman
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Never trust a campus god.

Knight Reed is a devil heir with a chip on his shoulder. The arrogant a-hole I love to hate.

His name may be Knight, but that armor is black as coal. He’s a beautiful god with a wicked heart. I know because my mom used to work for his family. An act of brutal violence in the woods and he gets my mom fired, ultimately leaving us homeless. That was the last time I saw him face-to-face.

At least, until recently.

He’s frat boy royalty at my new university, a campus god amongst the rich and elite. There’s little interest in a freshman like me.

But then I cross him, putting an end to me being invisible here in his world.

At a party, I see something I shouldn’t have seen. Now, suddenly, the campus god has me tackled on a bed with his hand around my throat. He tells me to forget what I witnessed. Do that or the end result will be bad for me. He’s hell-bent on crushing my little dove wings, and all I see is that cruel boy from the woods that day.

When it comes to Knight, I can’t seem to stay out of his way or keep my trap shut around him, no matter how hard I try. He tells me my little mouth will get me in trouble, but I think he’s wrong.

I’m not afraid what will happen if I spill his secrets. What terrifies me is how badly I want to see what might be beyond all that coal-black armor.... It’s possible that, to some small measure, I’m tempted to give in to the only devil I’ve ever known.

The dark knight himself.

©2020 Eden O'Neill (P)2022 Eden O'Neill

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Incredible!!!

I love every book by Eden, and hearing them just makes me love them so much more!!! I am so in love with Knight and Greers story.

The narrator's did an absolutely PHENOMENAL job bringing these characters and their feelings to life.

I can't wait for the rest of the series!

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Wow!

I absolutely love the performance of Addison Barnes and Christian Letherman in Brutal Heir. They really brought Greer and Knight to life. I was completely blown out of the water by their narration of this book!

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Brutal Heir

Brutal Heir is the first book in the Court University series. This book is told from dual points of view by Knight and Greer.

When Greer is younger she lives with Knight as her mother works for his family. She witnesses something that gets her mother fired when she speaks up about it. Now 10 years later Greer shows back up at Knight's school. When Greer witnesses something again while with Knight, Knight will do whatever he can to have Greer keep quiet.

As Knight keeps an eye on Greer, he keeps showing up and making it hard for her to get her school work done. She goes off on him, and he takes her to see someone and it ends up in her discovering another secret, that Knight didn't know about.

What happens with this secret? Will Knight finally get some answers about his past? Will Greer be able to get over what happened in the past? Will Greer and Knight get their happy ending?

I really loved getting to know these characters and can't wait to see where this series goes next.

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Had potential

I gave it a 3 because I got through it but it was kind of boring. The potential was there but fell flat for me.

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good story

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Excellent narration!

This story was enlightening on some aspects because it was more than just a romance that over comes demons of the past, Eden O'Neill brought us facts intertwined with with an unconventional preferences, creating a love story that steps outside the box the genre holds itself in.

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KNIGHT😍🥰😘

OMG I always loved him even in the previous book how Knight was always like the protector and this book made me love him even more. So happy and just feeling in awe about his love story so beautiful yet frkk in the sheets ugh! ❤️

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I really wanted to love this.

I saw this on tik tok and decided to listen to it. It has sooo much potential, but is missing so many details. The sex scenes were decent, but the plot was missing so much and was so quick. I feel I know almost nothing about Greer. Knights emotions toward Greer was not shown very well. It felt like he went from just watching his back with her to loving her an in instant.

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I love me some Knight Reed!

We aren’t ready for Knight Reed.
This book blew me away.

This is a enemies to lovers, dark new adult book that will rock your word!
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I absolutely live the High Court Series and through that series I have been curious about Knight Reed. Boy did he not disappoint! This man will guarantee, make your book boyfriend list! He’s mysterious, a clear definition of brooding bad boy with a hidden soft side only for his lady and so much more!
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Scandal, secrets, hidden agendas come to play in this thrilling and captivating read. The characters are well written and developed. We see some faves from High Court and a new light to them also.
I will say I didn’t connect to Greer as much as I did to Em but I still enjoyed her character.
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Instantly transported into this world with graphic and vivid imagery thanks to the talented writing. So much more to explore with this series and I’m so happy we see the rest of the gang in the upcoming books.
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You do not need to read the High Court Series to understand the events in this book, but why wouldn’t you? Give them a read you will love them as much as you will love this book!
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If you want to be transported into a world of a brotherhood, secrets, scandal and a romance that’s intense and buzzing with chemistry? Then look no further!
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Brutal Heir is released July 1st 2020 and is available for pre-order NOW!!

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Fantastic Job!

Brutal Heir is the First book in the Court University Series. Addison Barnes and Christian Leatherman did a fantastic job bring Knight and Greer to life. There are a few triggering moments, but the overall a little bullying to lover romance. Eden O'Neill never disappoints, I have loved every book I have read of hers. I started with Sloane and Dorian story so it was insightful to learn how it all started. I can't wait to read the books about the other parents.

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 05-25-22

Needed a touch more grovel

I could hardly put this down. As my first book from this author, I don't think I could have found a better way to kick off. The plot was pretty intense and certainly gripped me. It had plenty of tension and atmosphere. However the conflict or the reaction to the conflict facilitated next to zero grovel. And I need some grovel. I certainly am interested in this Court world and will be doing a deep dive at my earliest convenience.

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  • Ashleigh
  • 05-17-22

Falling in love all over again

Brutal Heir was my first Eden O’Neill book and I think I’ve fallen in love all over again.
The audio just adds something to it!
Kingpin is the second book in the Court series. It can be read as a stand-alone but they’re SO good you’ll want them all!! This book is sexy AF, it has the perfect amount of angst and sexual tension between the MCs.
LJ starts of as the guy you hate, he’s cocky, arrogant and he doesn’t give a damn. Billie is settled, she has a boyfriend, her studies and her new TA position.....then she meets LJ.
To say her smooth sailing life is sent in a spin is an understatement.
I love the fact that Billie is the TA and LJ the cocky student, The fact that his loyalty to his family and brothers beats everything. I love that nothing for the main characters is easy.
This book has some twists that you just don’t see coming. It ticks all the boxes. And the narrators have done a brilliant job bringing it to life.

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  • Amanda Coles
  • 05-16-22

Dark bully romance

rutal Heir is the first of Court university series and the first spin off from the original Court Legacy series. I haven't read this book so experiencing it for the first time as an audiobook was incredible. The audio narrators were perfectly chosen to portray the main characters as they beautifully managed to hook me in and bring the story to life.

Greer is the main FMC and I really enjoyed the twists the writer through in about her, especially where she already knew Knight in the past. I also really enjoyed the whole character and the storyline behind her.

Knight is the typical bad boy character that I can't help but fall in love with, his cruel to be kind attitude grated on me slightly. I mean he does some awful things as he lets his paranoia rule his thoughts and control his actions. He's so terribly afraid of Greer saying something that he really is one of the most cruel MC's I've ever read.

I really enjoyed the way the plot was structured, Brutal Heir is an amazing book full of angst, steamy angry sex, the drama and so many twists and turns it will leave you dizzy and emotional. I also really enjoyed the dual pov storyline so that we had a chance to get inside both of the characters heads and with the audio narrators it was even better.

This is a dark bully romance so if you don't like the MC bullying the FMC sometimes beyond things you'd agree is ok but with a hig redemption arc then I wouldn't recommend it. But if that last sentence has you intrigued then pick up this book today and I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-24-22

Nothing to rave about !!!

After reading an amazing auto book before this one I was let down by how mediocre this one was !! I generally like reading books about strong kick arse female roles but Greer gave me nerves with her timid virginal act !! she even goes running back to knight after he called her a whore !!! ummm why would you have sex the second time around with someone that just keeps humiliating you ??? I get it’s a bully romance but the chemistry just wasn’t strong enough between knight and greet to make this ok ..
really struggled to get to the end but when I did I was like thank god that’s over !!
not a good sign my money was well spent ! Save your penniless and look for a kick arse female who knows how to handle the bad boy .. On to the next !