A Throne of Lies: Unraveling Steel Princess by Rina Kent!

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Welcome to a thrilling journey through the enthralling landscapes of dark romance literature. In the vast spectrum of dark romance, we discover the transformative power that whisks us away to realms steeped in love, conflict, and the irresistible allure of desire. Get ready to be swept away in a narrative that transcends boundaries and leaves an indelible mark on the tapestry of your reading journey by one of our favorite authors, Rina Kent.

“Steel Princess,” the second installment in the Royal Elite series by Rina Kent, unfolds as an integral continuation of the captivating narrative established in the first book, “Deviant King.” For an optimal reading experience, it is strongly recommended to immerse oneself in the tumultuous events of “Deviant King” before delving into the intricate world of “Steel Princess.”


Before you dive into the pages of “Steel Princess,” featuring the enigmatic anti-hero Aiden in a gripping dark high school bully romance with a mature new adult, I want to give you a heads-up about potential triggers. This narrative unfolds with moments that may be unsettling for some readers as the book explores dark romance themes. If such themes aren’t to your taste, consider whether this book aligns with your reading preferences before proceeding.

Steel Princess by Rina Kent


The princess isn’t supposed to dethrone the king.


He said he’ll destroy me, and he did.

I might have lost the battle, but the war is far from over.

They say it starts with one move to dethrone the king.

No one mentioned he’ll yank me with him on the way down.


If Steel’s little princess wants a war, then war it is.

There’s only one rule: my rules or none at all.

By all means, show me what you got, sweetheart.

My Rating:

Overall: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Plot: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Writing style: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Hero: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heroine: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Romance: 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Spice: 4 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

My Review

“Steel Princess” unfolds a plot that keeps readers on the edge of their seats at every twist and turn. Against the vibrant backdrop of high school life, the narrative unfolds breathlessly, ensuring an immersive experience. This isn’t just a love story; it’s a visceral exploration of Aiden and Elsa’s raw, unbridled passion. Rina Kent’s adept crafting of steamy love scenes elevates the narrative, giving readers a tantalizing glimpse into the profound intensity of their connection.

Delving into the mysteries of Elsa’s past, Rina introduces secrets that add intricate layers to the narrative. Elsa’s fragmented memories, the enigmatic four horsemen, Aiden’s father, and the introduction of the mysterious Knox contribute to the suspense, creating a dynamic and immersive reading experience. As the plot unfolds, the tapestry of relationships expands, promising readers a riveting experience filled with revelations that will keep them hooked until the end.

Aiden’s character defies the conventional romantic hero archetype. His sociopathic tendencies and extreme possessiveness create an enthralling and unpredictable dynamic. The story invites readers to delve into the depths of Aiden’s psyche as layers are peeled back, revealing his character’s intricate facets that leave an indelible mark on the reader’s mind. On the flip side, Elsa emerges as no damsel in distress. Her strength and resilience stand as a compelling counterpart to Aiden’s intensity, defying expectations and adding a profound layer of depth to the narrative.

The interplay of Aiden and Elsa’s actions, aligned with their motivations, forms the mesmerizing backbone of “Steel Princess.” The relationships between characters extend beyond the central romance, contributing to the overall richness and complexity of the story. Aiden’s interactions with those around him, from his best friends to his cousin and, most significantly, Elsa, add layers to the narrative, showcasing a fascinating study in contrasts between possessiveness and genuine care.

Rina Kent’s writing transcends mere words on a page; it’s an immersive experience that captivates readers from the first sentence. The descriptive language paints vivid pictures, allowing readers to feel the emotions, visualize the scenes, and embark on a visual and emotional journey. The dialogue, especially Aiden’s possessive declarations, crackles with energy, becoming a dynamic force that propels the story forward. Readers find themselves irresistibly drawn into the narrative, unable to resist the allure of each compelling moment, whether it’s character interactions, steamy scenes, or unraveling mysteries.

“Steel Princess” isn’t confined to the realms of a traditional love story; it’s a tapestry interwoven with themes and symbolism that add profound depth to the narrative. Its emotional journey spans passionate love to suspenseful anticipation, evoking a range of emotions that leave an indelible mark on the reader. The exploration of possessiveness, jealousy, and the enduring impact of a traumatic past mirrors real-life emotions, using Aiden and Elsa’s journey as a canvas to delve into the complexities of human relationships and the scars left by past traumas.

Symbolism, particularly in Elsa’s fragmented memories, becomes a narrative tool, offering puzzle pieces that unlock the secrets hidden within her past. Rina skillfully crafts scenes of intense passion, guiding readers through the highs and lows of a love story that defies conventional boundaries. The suspense surrounding Elsa’s past creates anticipatory tension, with each revelation adding layers to the emotional impact, keeping readers on the edge of their seats.

What truly distinguishes “Steel Princess” is Rina Kent’s adept balancing act. While portraying possessiveness and jealousy might unsettle some readers in real-life contexts, the author navigates these intense emotions with finesse. Instead of romanticizing possessiveness, Rina delves into the psyche of her characters, providing insights into their motivations. Aiden’s possessive nature and Elsa’s resilience are not presented in isolation but intricately woven into a narrative tapestry that reflects the complexities of human connections. Furthermore, the commitment to a gripping plot ensures that the narrative isn’t solely reliant on the intensity of the central relationship, providing a broader context that adds depth and dimension to the story. In essence, “Steel Princess” is an intricate dance of passion, suspense, and character development, making it a standout in the realms of romantic fiction.

Final Thoughts

“Steel Princess” is a gem for those who crave more than just a typical romance novel. If you enjoy stories with characters that are as intense as they are complex, and if you appreciate a touch of mystery woven into your love stories, this book is tailor-made for you. Rina Kent’s signature style shines through, offering a blend of passion, suspense, and character development that will leave you wanting more. As you bask in the aftermath of “Steel Princess,” the cliffhanger ensures the journey is far from over. Anticipation builds for the next installment, promising more revelations, passion, and mysteries waiting to be unraveled. Brace yourself for a continuation that will keep the flames of curiosity burning until the next book graces your hands.

It is highly recommended for those seeking a rollercoaster of emotions within romantic fiction.

Rina Kent is a USA Today, international, and #1 Amazon bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance. She’s known to write unapologetic anti-heroes and villains because she often fell in love with men no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of darkness, a pinch of angst, and an unhealthy dose of intensity.

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