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Publisher's Summary

They say bad things happen in threes.

The first was when I lost my parents.

The second came when I had to leave behind everything I knew to move across the world to live with my only remaining relative.

But what was life for, if not for living? So I kept moving.

Then the third thing happened, just as I was about to begin my junior year at the prestigious Blackstone University.

I caught the eye of not one, not two, but three of the most infamous guys on campus. The three guys from the wrong side of the tracks.

Saint, Mateo, and Callum.

And now that they have me in their sights, I know that there's nowhere I can hide.

There's no escape from the Boneyard Kings.

Merciless Kings is a reverse harem romance with enemies to lovers and bullying themes. This is book one in the Boneyard Kings series and cannot be listened to as a stand-alone.

©2021 Becca Steele & C. Lymari (P)2022 Becca Steele & C. Lymari

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High Quality - Low Quantity

I was curious why this series had so few reviews when it is actually really good.

Now I know.

Before I reveal the answer, I should first acknowledge that I made the choice to purchase a 5 hour audiobook, so I wasn’t misled. And cliffhangers are great in series - I like them. That said…

I just went to purchase the second book to find it is only 4 hours, 56 minutes long. Immediately, my thoughts went from, “What a great series!” to, “Ugh.. Another greedy author selling out to Amazon by churning out half books for full credits.”

I feel like a big ding dong! I should have thought to check the length of book 2 when seeing book 1 was so short., But I didn’t. And now I’ve been a willing victim of the newest form of bait in the ‘ole bait ‘n switch scheme: a cliffhanger!:

So, the reason there aren’t many reviews is likely due to people choosing to invest in authors/publishers who do not employ the smarmy tactic of cutting full length stories in half simply to make listeners pay twice as much,

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Merciless Kings

*Audiobook Review - July 19, 2022*

𝘼 𝙜𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙚𝙘𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙨, 𝙤𝙛 𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙜𝙮. 𝙈𝙮 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙚𝙣 𝙤𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙗𝙤𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙚𝙚 𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙨.

MERCILESS KINGS is Everly, Callum, Saint and Mateo's story and the first book in the Boneyard Kings series.

Everly is trying to keep out of trouble but as the niece of the dean that is tough to do. As Callum, Saint and Mateo set their sights on Everly, everything starts to change in Blackstone.

I loved this book when I read it last year and I love it even more now after listening to it. The tension that rolls off of Everly, Callum, Saint and Mateo is fire. The suspense and mystery have you glued to the book and the cliffhanger has you wanting book two right away.

Stella Hunter, Teddy Hamilton, J.F. Harding and Oscar Reyes did an amazing job bringing the entire cast and the story alive.

MERCILESS KINGS contains... reverse harem, college, bully, dark, dual first-person point of view.

5 Maple Leaf Review ... 2022 Top Read

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Merciless Kings

Wow, I reaaaaally loved this audiobook! Like LOVED loved it. Not just regular love. Becca has typically written M/F books and this is the first RH I've read from her and it was amazing. One of the best parts of Becca's books is how addictive her characters become. I loved Everly from the start, she's sweet and has been beaten down by life but she keeps a good head on her shoulders and wants to make the best out of life. She finds herself drawn to the three Boneyard Kings, who are the epitome of bad boys. They're seeking her out and focusing on her but she doesn't know why. The guys all come from bad backgrounds and it's part of their identity at this point in the story. They also have their own motivation for focusing on Everly, we are only just getting into what it is. I can't wait for more on these 4 and what will happen to all of them!

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Great

I really enjoyed the narration of this book and the story. I can't wait until the next one comes out on Audible! I highly recommend!

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Loved it!

I read this book when it was released but listening to it hits different. These Kings are 🥵🥵🥵. It’s hard to read and get the real feel of a British accent in my head so I really enjoyed that addition to the story.

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Love this series. Love this duet full cast narration

Great book. Mystery, suspense lots of danger and mature scenes but I love these types of books! Worth a credit. Ready for the next one and ready for them to be longer than 4 hours so the cliff hangers aren’t so grrrr feeling.

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I love this series, absolutely fantastic!

Amazing new Boneyard Kings series, the RH bully dark romance was well done. It hooked me in from the start and didn't let me go, Saing, Callum, and Matteo stole my heart. I am so excited to see what comes next, especially with Eric. All this mystery is driving me insane in a good way, the world-building is so good, I am loving each character, the level of angst, drama, and steam is well balanced and extremely addictive. The narration by Stella Hunter, Teddy Hamilton, J.F. Harding and Oscar Reyes, made this audiobooks more entertaining than just reading the book, their job portraying each character was perfectly done, the editing was good and I simply love this cast.

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I NEED book 2!

Gah! What to say. It’s a messed up, bully “romance” with a British girl and her 3 boys from the other side of the tracks. This chick is no simpering maiden though, she plays chess with the best of them. Unluckily for her- she had no idea she had been playing since she first came across their board. I thought for sure the guys would give her the benefit of the doubt, but the moment they took something out of context- they pounced.. and I mean pounced! Wow that ending. Talk about a cliffhanger! I devoured this book and can’t wait to hear what happens next!!

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Absolutely AMAZING

This audiobook is AMAZING!!!

I loved this so much!! Stella brought Everly to life and the guys were perfect as Saint, Callum and Matteo!!! You could feel the tension between them all and i just adore the full cast narration. Its just awesome to hear these characters we love, saying these lines we adore, I couldn't take off my headphones!! I cant wait for the rest of this series!!!

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Absolutely phenomenal!

Merciless Kings, the first book in the Boneyard Kings series, by Becca Steele and C. Lymari was an absolute phenomenal mind-blow of a read! If you’re a fan of enemies ti lovers, bully romances with dark possessive alphas then this is the one for you!

After a devastating accident leaves Everly's life is turned upside down, she soon finds herself living in the states with an uncle she barely knows. Trying to start over she slowly starts to make friends and find herself…until she has a run in with the Boneyard Kings and everything quickly changes.

Cal, Mateo, and Saint are as pure alpha-holes as you can get, with them all being a vengeful mission of revenge and an undying thirst to bring Everly down—even as she’s utterly clueless about their hatred. Having met at a young age, growing up together in a foster home and living a hard life, they are essentially brothers and have a super close bond. And a dark desire of revenge…even as they all slowly start to feel their feelings change. That is until they all jump to the wrong conclusion and their thirst for blood turns even darker.

Soon Everly finds herself the target of their attention and their hate, and even though she tries to stay out of their way, she feels a connection to them all that she can’t deny. When secrets slowly start to become revealed, she soon realizes there’s way more to the story and tries to investigate—but is she prepared for what she’ll find?

I absolutely loved how these authors created these characters and this merciless world! The off the charts explosive chemistry between the characters, the mystery and intrigue regarding their pasts, the growth of their feelings from pure hatred to interest, the betrayal, deceit and thirst for revenge and all of the dark and twisted secrets we slowly start to see unravel make this a definite must read!

Overall if dark, possessive, vengeful alpha-holes and fiercely determined heroines are your thing then this is the one for you! Full of mystery, intrigue, dark secrets, twists and turns, revelations this book has it all—including a killer cliffhanger of an ending making this a definite must read! Or listen to as the narrators are utter perfection! Let’s just say Mateo is definitely a favorite after listening to this bad boy! 🥵

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  • Kels
  • 08-21-22

Speechless. Damn, this series is one helluva ride.

Audio review and damm the dual narrations leave you mesmerised. Speechless. Damn, this series is one helluva ride. The Boneyard Kings are fierce, sexy and damn the sexual tension is unlike anything i have listened to before.

Saint, Mateo and Calum, there brooding ways and playfulness is intoxicating and when you catch the eyes of the Boneyard kings RUN!

Everly you will absolutely adore and the narrator captures her PERFECTLY. But she has no idea what she is being brought into when she lives with her uncle. Things are far from what she expects and the truth will come out.

HOLYMOTHEROFDARKNESS the cliffy at the end had me BUYING audible and diving straight into book two!!

I loveeee Becca Steele's writing and this does not disappoint. 😍

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  • Jess Ann Saunders
  • 08-01-22

These Boneyard kings 🔥

𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒒𝒖𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒆𝒍𝒇 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒉𝒆𝒅 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒅𝒐𝒎, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂𝒃𝒐𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒏𝒆𝒔𝒔 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒂𝒓𝒄𝒉 𝒃𝒍𝒆𝒆𝒅.

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- Reverse harem
- Good girl x Bad boys
- Revenge plot
- University bully romance
- Multiple POVs

I am a sucker for Becca Steele's books so I was so excited to read this, especially as I haven't read anything by C. Lymari before.

Everly is dealing with the lose of her parents and living in a different country with her uncle and it is here that she meets the Boneyard Kings. Saint, Mateo, and Callum are the definition of bad boys and they are totally drool worthy! We don't get to know much about their past but we do get flash backs that start to help fill in the gaps. These boys are out for revenge and the way to get it is through Everly.

This was a great intro to this story with a lot of plot twists and some great spicy scenes! The library and junkyard scenes!!!! IYKYK!

Can definitely see these boys becoming my new book boyfriends! Not only did I love the book but the audiobook is so good too! I love when there are multiple voice actors so the fact we had a different actor for each of our MC's just made it so much better! Highly recommend!!!!

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  • Jazzy Belle
  • 07-26-22

Starting Off Hot!

So I have been anxiously and patiently impatiently waiting for a RH romance from my girl Becca Steele. Together, her and C. Lymari finally put me out my misery and gave me what I’ve been begging for. These two killed this collab! I love that sweet yet tortuous build up between Everly and the guys. The way she makes a unique individual connection with Saint, Mateo and Callum. Whew, and that hate lust, yes gawd that hate lust was hawt af. These two definitely knew just what to do to reel you in by giving you a little taste but still leave you hungry for more afterward. I’m eager to see what is up next for Everly and the Boneyard Kings especially after that crazy cliff! And this cast of narrators is absolutely stellar. Stella Hunter, Teddy Hamilton, J.F. Harding and Oscar Reyes did an amazing job bringing this story to life and made for one heck of an audiogasm!

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  • Bran.d (amour.Rebelle92)
  • 07-19-22

Need more asap!!

Nooooooo!! How can y’all leave us like that?!?!?!?! I need so much more asap! I need to know what happens to Everly; I need more of this reverse harem; I need to know wtf her uncle is doing!!

Please tell me we don’t have to wait long🙏🏻🙃

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, The Flock VIP)
  • 07-14-22

Fantastic

Having read the trilogy I was excited when I found out they were going to be on audio. As soon as I saw it had released on audible UK I bought it and I’ve been awake all night listening and it’s so good. The multicast narration is perfection and I hope Vicious Queen isn’t far behind.