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Cruel Prince

By: Ashley Jade
Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton,Lila Winters
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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to their kingdom....

I never thought I'd step foot in Royal Manor again. But four years later, here I am...back to finish my senior year at Royal Hearts Academy.

And forced to face Jace Covington.

My first friend. First crush. First kiss. The one I left behind.

Only - he isn't the same boy I gave my heart to.

This new Jace is as cruel as he is gorgeous. And he's determined to make my life a living hell. Along with the rest of his glorified family and crew of tyrants.

They expect me to worship the ground they walk on like everyone else, but I'd rather eat dirt.

If Jace Covington wants me gone...he'll have to try harder. Because I've never been the kind of girl to play by the rules.

Warning: Royal Hearts Academy is a new adult/high school series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone. Contains graphic language and sexual content. Recommended for mature listeners.

©2019 Ashley Jade (P)2020 Oh My Audiobooks

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First time for this author and am well pleased

This is the first time that I’ve read or listened to anything written by this author and I can see I am very pleased with her work. I’m also new to Lila Winters as a narrator. She did an excellent job! As always, Teddy Hamilton hit it out of the park, too.

This story was so hard to listen to at times. It was funny, yet heartbreaking at the same time. You wanted to hate Jace, but you also ached for him. He had to grow up and take responsibility for his siblings at such a young age.

Dylan was Jace’s best friend until tragedy strikes and she returns to see him four years later to a different boy who cannot stand to look at her without such hatred. It takes a while before the reader discovers the reason for such hatred, and when you find out you’re heartbroken for the two of them.

The secondary characters are written in as well. You will love her feisty best friend, Sawyer, who will stand up for her friends. Oakley, the step-cousin, and Cole, Jace’s brother, will make you laugh and you will end up loving them.

Even though this book is written about high school students, there are a lot of mature themes and profanity that might not be appropriate for a younger reader. Read with caution.



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Horrible

I thought with all the reviews I had to take a chance, but this girl was so annoying. No matter how horrible Jace treated her she kept going and allowed it and begged for more. I wanted to scream at this girl, for having no self worth! I can’t believe someone wrote a high school girl like this for others to read! I couldn’t even finish it. And the girl narrating kept sucking in a breath after ever line.

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loved it!

I loved this book just like I loved the complicated hearts series.. super excited to read the other 2 books to this series!! and as always teddy Hamilton was amazing.. I never get tired of hearing his amazing voice in my ear!

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All in one

I can’t help but think I almost passed this book up. Plot, twists, mystery, romance , all that and only half way. The most, however, is that I have not laughed so much in my life with a book. Dylan is the most awesome. She feels so much, but dishes out the same. Not sure how it ends but if it stops at this point in the book I am happy.

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A Cruel Prince indeed...!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I’m always on the lookout for a bully type romance book with a darker theme, like “Fear Me” (series) by BB Reid and “Bully” by Penelope Ward and the summary of this one was similar.
This book is similar but perhaps not quite as good as first books in above series. The narration was excellent, the story was good, good enough I listened in one day!!! Now the reason my rating is 5⭐️narration and 4⭐️story is because it felt the characters weren’t as developed or detailed as in other stories. I was left wanting to know more about several situations and traumatic events. That doesn’t mean it wasn’t good, it was and I recommend you download today!!! It was a star away (for me) from being at top of my list in this genre❌⭕️❤️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
It could also be that we didn’t get to experience how the two main protagonists navigated their relationship once together... a lot of push and pull and I personally felt she (Dylan) let Jace off way too easy in the end. Still loved it and would purchase any follow up books for sure! Jace was def hot, with a no apology bad boy attitude!

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Loved it

This book has a lot in it that deals with real life, it deals with real issues that go on in high school from bullying, parties, drugs, mental health. It's enough to have to just deal with one of these while navigating through high school. Ashley Jade covered these topics outstandingly in this book. I hope the next book will deal with Oakly and I should have waited so that I could just continue the series in one binge read. There was a little humor along with a portion that had my jaw drop and gasp. I could easily reread this one.

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Young adult - excellent narration

i love Ashley Jade, her Devil duet was one of the best books i listen to in 2019 - this one would have been better if the age group was a little older. 14 year old's having sex like rabbits i don't think so.. if the back story was senior year in high school and the rest was college it would have been a better story and a bit more realistic. having said all that if you are a very young adult you would enjoy this one.

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in love with this audio

I have to read this book without the audio. then I started reading other books and I decided to do audio since I have an hour drive for work. I am totally in love with this book again. the narration on this book was phenomenal. the storyline is really believable, it could really happen and what these kids go through at the beginning is just insanely sad. Liam poor Liam how people can treat people that horribly I will never ever ever understand. I love Jace Jace is just a father figure when he doesn't have to be and he protects his whole family. Dylan I'm so sorry she had to go through what she had to go through with her parents with Jace with Tommy it was completely and utterly insane. how people treat the one supposedly they love, the ones they hate, the ones that have not done a thing to them it's just insanely sad. but this book is one of my most favorite books I have read and I am so glad I decided to read in audio, because I do like to read newer books in audio that I have not read but I saw this book and I was like I haven't read it in a while so let's see what it brings me. I could not have asked for more. I love the people the narrated it, it was perfect in a sense that you got involved in the book you were paying attention to every word that was being said. they were young enough that you could tell that was still high school but old enough to know that they were going through adult situations. I can't wait to read another audio from whoever narrated this book because of how good it was. I would recommend this book to anyone there are triggers do not they're all the time but it does talk about some darker things but not for the whole book. and it has to be part of the book because that is how you learn more and more as the book goes on

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Great Narration of blah characters

I liked this book, but not enough to continue the series.

I really enjoyed the authors writing style and the narrators were amazing.
The story itself and the characters are where it was a little off for me.

The main characters have some flaws...
Dylan easily dismisses all of the bad things the other characters throw her way. Like she's willing to be everyone's punching bag and still be friends with them. I would have ditched the cousin and former bf for that treatment. The drama lasts 90% of the book and turns out to be a family believing the lies of someone they didn't trust to begin with over the person they trusted the most, but no one even talks about it til nearly the end. When Dylan brings up why they are made at her she never pushes for an answer... It just doesn't work for me.
I think this had the possibility to be a great story with a few small changes.

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twist and turns

There were a lot of twists and turns which kept me listening. I did like the narrators. The story kind of got annoying in parts.
cute and funny

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  • Mathilde Dam
  • 07-31-20

A roller coaster of emotions

I will first say that I enjoyed listening to it. I like the character, and the voice acting is absolutely amazing! The story itself is good too, but Dylan goes through so much shit, and is tormented so much, that it was sometimes really hard to listen to. I wish there was some more payback from her side, because someone really deserves it (ahem, Jace). And I find it really hard to believe the motives behind it all. Like the credibility behind them... It all seems to easy (for my taste)

Sawyer says it perfect in the ending of the book "If people just talked to each other shit like this wouldn't happen" -or something like that... Can't remember exactly word for word.

The whole flashback to when they were 14 is also a bit confusing to me. They all sounds very aldult to me. And behaves a bit like them too sometimes.

I also wanted to point out that the narrators says different chapters then what is listed in the app. But it is only by one off, so it didn't really bother me all that much. It just confused me in the beginning.

But overall I did enjoy it, and it kept me coming back for more! So much that I finished it all in two day.

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  • Louise
  • 09-27-22

Really enjoyed!

Really enjoyed this story, narrators and characters, couldn't wait to hear what was happening next. Thank you.

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  • Tammy
  • 07-27-22

Another truly amazing story

Another truly AMAZING story from Ashley Jade 🥰, who has the ability to offer a completely different colour to an otherwise black & white picture, that makes you question what is actually right or wrong. Get ready for a rollercoaster of emotions and the truly awesome voices of Teddy Hamilton and Lila Winters 🥰

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  • T
  • 05-21-22

High school romance

Typical high school romance book with some great twists. Loved the characters who had great storylines which developed nicely through out. Good narration.
A book that keeps you interested.

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  • Mrs E L Feirn
  • 01-24-22

Soo Gripping!!

OMG wow, you get sucked in from the beginning and then you are addicted for the next 10hrs, absolutely loved it !

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-26-21

Cruel Prince is wild

If you Are looking for an entertaining but dark friends to enemies to Lovers story This is for you. This book is so funny and the switch in point of view Really has you questioning, What will unfold next in their story.

Dylan is your basic strong mc who is a fool for her bully. Alongside the other charachters she makes This a humorous and worthwhile book which I Finnished in almost 2 days.

Definitely worth A credit!

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  • debbie (@addictivereads_and_audiobooks)
  • 02-15-21

A good read

This wasn’t your typical bully romance. It was a friends to lovers to enemies to lovers type of romance filled with trauma, angst and miscommunication. This is my first book by this author and I really liked her writing style and the way the book flowed however would have liked more of the two in the actual relationship but we only got about 25%, the rest was of them either ignoring each other or fighting. I really hated that every parent or guardian in the book was either dead or a let down too but I will get over it and download book 2 because I really liked Sawyers churchy good girl character and the bad boy QB Coles connection

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  • Bettina
  • 02-02-21

It was okay but has missing info

The first part of the book was great but it’s like the author rushed the second half of the book and decided to leave out many important scenes.. gobsmacked.