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Octavia Royal, the nation's princess.

More like, Octavia Royal, my life is a big hot mess.

My father’s death has me back in my hometown, and nothing is as I remember.

Echoes Cove Prep is a place where dreams go to die. Where everyone wants to be a mean girl, no matter what they sacrifice, and the three boys who were once my saviors run the place. Only now they’re my worst nightmare. 

There’s something sinister writhing beneath the surface of Echoes Cove. Tangled up in the web of deadly secrets, a wicked game of survival, these people are about to learn...the venom that runs through this town runs through my veins, too….

And I’m not going anywhere.

This series is a dark new-adult contemporary romance with off-the-charts angst, enemies-to-lovers themes, some scenes of bullying, along with four hot guys and one girl. The book contains sexual scenes, mature language, and some violence. Please take note of the content warnings included in the book, because this book is dark. A full list of trigger warnings can be found.

Enjoy the complete series!

©2021 Bright Lights Publishing; 1st edition (September 10, 2021) (P)2022 Pink Flamingo Productions

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Let me just say, I freaking love Octavia "V" Royal. She wasn't as annoying as other heroines, plus she was super cool in her own right. I totally felt that 'Ride or Die Bitch' vibe with her and Indie! Talk about BFF goals. Amidst all of the chaos that's happening to V after losing her dad, she can't escape all the torment and hurt that's coming her way, lest she forfeits her inheritance.

I wish this story was even longer, I wanted to know more about her and the guys! There's so much mystery shrouding Echoes Cove on top of a creepy subplot. I wish V had more people in her corner, but Easton was a start. I can't wait for them to take it past friendship. :D

The ensemble cast was outstanding. Pink Flamingo Productions hit it out of the ballpark with this one. I can already tell I'll re-listen to this one again and again. Please release the next one on audio soon Lily Wildhart! 🦩#PinkFlamingoProductions🦩 #TheFlock-VIPReviewer

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Book 1 - The Knights of Echoes Cove

This is book 1 in Wildheart's The Knights of Echoes Cove series and let me just forewarn you this ends in a cliffhanger. I literally just yelled NO! as this audio end credits were being read. What a dark but deliciously sinister listen. Tragedy has hit our female lead character Octavia hard and yet she is still a fighter. I love this character's strength although there are times that she is completely back and forth - but we are dealing with a high school teen - public royalty or not. She is forced back to Echoes Cove to finish up her last year at school where she meets her former friends - who act anything but the part. These guys who were once her saviors now seem to be her tormentors. But mystery surrounds the whole thing and we as listeners don't know the truth of it all - yet?!?
Well written and so captivating. The heartbreak and tragedy that surround Octavia is overwhelming and yet her strength is so compelling. Love, love, love the dual narration - SO good! and the multiple points of view add the teasers and info we as listeners crave. I can't wait to see what's really going on in this town and what will be next with Octavia and these guys!

I received a free copy of this book at my request, and I voluntarily provided this review.

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Good start

I enjoyed this book good start to a new series good story I liked the characters but also hated some of them it's a bully so normally you aren't supposed to like the guys at first.
All the narrators did a great job they really made the characters come alive, I can't wait to hear the rest of the series. This was my first book by this author I will definitely be checking out more of her books

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First time listener to Lily Wildhart and let me tell you this. This book is so good and I can't wait for the second book to come out. Lily did and amazing job writing this book. all of the amazing Narrators did an outstanding job narrating.

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Tormented Royal

This is the first book in The Knights of Echo Cove series. Octavia Royal is the beloved daughter of the famous musician Stone Royal. She was traveling on tour with him when he died. She is forced to finish her senior year of high school and keep a certain GPA to receive her father’s inheritance. However she is not welcome in her hometown. Her ex best friends are out to make her leave. There is way more going on behind the scenes. I can’t wait to learn the secrets of Echo Cove. This was an amazing performance with a full cast. Heather Firth, Blake Lockheart, Dan Delgado, Gideon Frost, and Gregory Salinas did a fabulous job narrating this book in duet style narration.

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The title says it all…Tormented Royal

Definitely a darker story. I almost stopped listening since a few things in here are not my cup of tea. But all of a sudden I start to see a mystery coming out. Bits and pieces of Information are given to Octavia and us by proxy. Now I am incessantly trying to figure out WHAT is going in in this town!

I easily was drawn into the life of Octavia. I really felt for her and hated those boys and her cousin. Some of that changed as the story moved along and I got a few answers. Thank goodness Octavia seems strong and she does have incentive to just not run away.

I did listen to this on audio. This one has the luck of quite a few narrators portraying the characters. Each one did an amazing job getting me to understand and feel for their character. Well done! Next Please!

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A Dark Bully Romance

This was my first Lily Wildhart's book, and won't be my last. This is the first book in The Knights of Echoes Cove, a Dark Bully Romance. Octavia is such a strong, and feisty character. Her men are mysterious, dominant, and protective. The characters are complex and intriguing. The chemistry is sizzling hot. The storyline is filled with mystery, danger, and twists and turns. Heather Firth, Blake Lockheart, Dan Delgado, Gideon Frost, and Gregory Salinas did an outstanding job with the narration. Looking forward to listening to Lost Royal, the next book in the series, to know what happens next. #TheFlock

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Dark High School Bully Romance

Tormented Royal by Lily Wildhart is a dark high school bully romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Heather Firth, Blake Lockheart, Dan Delgado, Gideon Frost, and Gregory Salinas. This is the first book in The Knights Of Echoes Cove series.

This is the first book of Lily's that I have read, and it won't be my last. I was pulled in from the first chapter and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I really enjoyed getting Octavia, Finley, Easton, Maverick, and Lincoln's points of view throughout the book. It really brought the story to life.

The cliffhanger left me begging for more. I can't wait for the next book in the series Lost Royal to be released on audio.

Heather, Blake, Dan, Gideon, and Gregory did a great job on the narration. They all really know how to bring a story to life. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this book if you like dark romances, enemies-to-lovers romances, bully romances, or romantic suspense.


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This is the first book I've read/listened to by Lily Wildhart. I think it may be a RH, but I'm not completely sure about that. My heart squeezed so many times for Octavia. I got so mad, I want to pause the audio and scream. Lincoln, Maverick, and Finley are horrible. It will take a lot for them to redeem themselves. Easton was definitely my favorite. I really cannot wait for these guys to right the wrongs. Indi and Octavia's best friend relationship warmed my heart. It made the book for me. Something is going on and I cannot wait to find out what it is about.

ALL of the narrators are excellent. Wonderful choices! I love having multiple narrators voicing the characters. Their performances are emotional and bring this story to life. It's perfection.

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Great new series ❤️

This listen is non-stop action and If you get anxious over dark bullying, may not be the book for you. For everyone else, dive in for an awesome listen. I finished in a day and half. Couldn't stop listening. Anxious for the next in series. Top notch narration!!!!

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  • Amy Thomas
  • 09-14-22

Just wow!

Firstly, can I just say what an experience this audiobook was! It's my first one with so many narrators and just wow, it was unbelievable being able to have all five main characters have their own voices. And I throughly enjoyed everyone's narration, they all brought each character to life and had me wanting to keep listening until the very end. Beyond that, this story is dark! It's not for everyone. It's a full on bully romance. This book is also full of mystery and intrigue. Octavia was a strong character and I loved what we got to see of her so far. And the guys, just wow, again this story is a bully romance so be prepared. I loved the angst and banter between the characters. Overall, this story was an intense ride and I'm really looking forward to see what's going to happen next because that cliffhanger, it's going to drive me insane until I can listen to the next story!

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  • 09-13-22

So good…

I still have no idea what is going on with this storyline! But I know it’s going to be great! These characters are so brutal and rough, I loved them. With so much talent involved with this audiobook it’s amazing.
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  • 09-13-22

Highly engaging!

I was so involved and entrenched in this story. I just could not put it down. Everything about the story came together to make it a great performance. The narrators were on point, the characters were well written, the dialogue was great, the story really flowed. I enjoyed every minute.

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer, The Flock VIP)
  • 09-10-22

Fantastic

When Octavia Royals father dies she has to return to her hometown to complete her education. When she arrives she expects the guys who were her friends to still be there for her but she’s shocked by how they treat her and how they continue to treat her. The narration for this was absolutely brilliant.

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  • 09-09-22

exciting start to the series

ok, i need the rest of the series, rn!!! the story is a bit predictable and i think 3 hrs could have been saved without the repetitions. other than that it was a very pleasant listening, i loved the story even of i already read 3 or 4 books with the same plot, even the names were not original, unfortunately, to the point that i thought his was part of another series and it's not. but it didn't put me off. i still liked it very much. narration was brilliant and i absolitely loved the multiple duets. great job.

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  • Sara B
  • 09-05-22

Mind-blowing with Stellar Narration!

I don't know what it is with Enemies-to-Lovers/Bully Romance trope; I just LOVE it. Listening to Tormented Royal was like having a delicious treat. For a first book, it's a terrific start to The Knights of Echoes Cove series. Drama, angst, tortured feelings, deception, and suppressed desires are all perfectly packaged in one great story. Seriously, Lily Wildhart nailed it. I'm definitely going to be following her work. The story is wonderfully written and very well-plotted; so far, it's veering toward the Reverse Harem, Bully Romance, which is fantastic.

The storyline is super engaging and dark, with plenty of drama, suspense, secrets, intensity, and heartfelt emotions. The anticipation and the build-up are brilliant; you know something is coming, you just don't know when and how. Phenomenal character development, the emotions and reactions to situations were realistic. The different point-of-views provided great insight into the characters' perceptions and what they're thinking and feeling. Wildhart has cleverly set the basis for the rest of the series. I can't wait for what comes next for our heroine, Octavia, and the guys, East, Maverick, Lincoln, and Finley.

Stellar narration by a lineup of gifted and talented narrators, Heather Firth, Blake Lockheart, Dan Delgado, Gideon Frost, and Gregory Salinas. Each added a unique characteristic and persona to the cast, making them even more authentic. They all captured the emotions and nuances of personalities while breathing life into the words. They made listening to this audiobook an exceptional experience. Overall, Tormented Royal was a fantastic listen, one I'm highly recommending.

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  • PradaInPink
  • 09-03-22

Awesome

Loved this book! Be warned there are several triggers throughout and they’re a lot but if you can get past those it’s a great story and engaging. I can’t wait for more!

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  • Tamica Gates
  • 09-01-22

Tormented is right

I have to say the title of this book is aptly named. Octavia is forced back to her hometown following the tragic suicide of her father to live out the terms of his will. There are people who want her gone and will do a thing to see that happen. Octavia really never has a moment of peace in this book the thing she goes through would break a person but she is tough. The guys who want her gone are were once her best friends East,Lincoln, Maverick, and Finn. These guys are trying to protect her from something sinister in Echo’s Cove that has the guys on edge. With Indy her best friend Octavia survives but we are left to wonder what is the big picture with the evil in this town. Looking forward to see what happens in book two and getting to know the guys better and the friendship they once had with Octavia and why her dad supposedly died.

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  • Gillek2
  • 08-28-22

Suspense and Surprises!

The sudden death of her father uproots Octavia from the life she was living and she now finds back in her hometown trying to adjust to the changes in her life and her new school. She thought that she would have the support of Lincoln, Maverick, Finley and Easton but she is about to find out she couldn’t have been more wrong.

Lincoln, Maverick and Easton are determined in their quest to ensure that her return is temporary, and they use every opportunity to make her life as difficult as possible. There is no line they won’t cross, and their actions continue to escalate and the only solace that Octavia has is her friendship with Indi.

Octavia’s strength and resilience shines through as she faces every challenge that life throws at her. The character of Octavia draws you in and the surprises keep coming and have you looking to see what the future holds. I enjoyed the performance of the narrators as they brought out the personalities of all the characters. 🎧 Audiobook Obsession

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  • Heather B.
  • 08-28-22

Bully Romance with a twist!

I loved this book so much! This exceptional cast of narrators brings depth and richness to the characters. I enjoyed this book and cannot wait for the next installment.

Octavia Royal is the daughter of Rock and Roll loyalty, but the life of music on the road has left her sheltered and worldly at the same time. When her father passes away suddenly, the will stipulates a return to her hometown of Echoes Cove and graduating from the elite prep school with top grades.

Four boys and former friends are not happy about this arrangement. Lincoln, Maverick, and Finley are the undeniable kings of the school, and they make Octavia their target. East is Lincoln’s brother and now a teacher at their school.

What Octavia doesn’t realize is that there are even bigger things afoot, more dangerous and twisted than the boys who were once her biggest allies and now her enemies. What is undeniable is the bonds between them are strong, and so are their attractions. And despite everything, they are all inexplicably drawn together.

This is a great listen that flew by. I cannot wait to begin the next book!