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  • Royal Elite, Book 6
  • Written by: Rina Kent
  • Narrated by: Shane East, Keira Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (27 ratings)

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Ruthless Empire

Written by: Rina Kent
Narrated by: Shane East,Keira Stevens
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She’s off-limits. He has none. 

There’s a girl. Beautiful. Popular. Fake. And my obsession. My fall. Probably my damnation.

Did that stop me? Do I care? No and no. There’s a line between right and wrong. Moral and immoral. And then there’s her. I cross every limit with blood-coated fingers. She says she hates me. I say I hate her too as I trap her, own her. Make her all mine. 

Ruthless Empire is part of Royal Elite series but can be listened to on its own. For a better understanding of the world, you might want to listen to the previous titles first. This is a mature new-adult audiobook and contains situations that some listeners might find offensive.

©2020 Rina Kent (P)2020 Rina Kent

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  • Jennifer Hinson
  • 2020-10-01

The Audible is SO MUCH MORE....

I LOVED the ebook version of this book, Cole & Silver being my fave couple and delivering the best story of the series. I had some issues with it (more so towards the end) but it was a BEAUTIFUL story and the one couple I believed in their love & connection long before their official installment ever released.....I really can’t put into words just how special their story is, but it isn’t without difficulty and chaos. That made it all the more special.

However, when I read it I still couldn’t give it a perfect 5 because of those few issues I had with the twist. The Audible version though? Changed it all for me! These two narrators are absolutely phenomenal. The way this is narrated is seriously a method I rarely see yet cannot understand for the life of me why more authors don’t elect to have it read this way (where each narrator reads their own parts regardless of what POV the chapter is in).....instead of hearing either of them fake the opposite sex’s voice, I got the story as if I was truly there watching and listening to it all. It made it my fave Audible of the year by far. I know Shane West but this was my first experience (that I know of) with Keira and I have say, she might have just become my fave female narrator....the way she narrates is so full of emotion and life without being too over the top or forced.

Whether you’ve already read this book (like me) or are thinking about experiencing it for the first time through Audible, DO NOT SKIP IT. It’s AMAZING.

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  • Kristi Sam
  • 2020-09-11

What a way to end this series!

Who doesn’t love a good blindside? Cole and Silver’s relationship throughout this whole series has been the definition of “it’s complicated”. Getting to see where it all started and watching it play out from each of their point of view gave me a greater understanding of who they really are. It was dark and twisted and had me second guessing myself up until the very end. I’m sad to see this incredible series come to an end, but these characters I’ve grown to love will stay with me forever.

Another successful collaboration between Rina Kent, Shane East and Keira Stevens. Shane and Keira’s amazing voices makes each one of Rina’s wonderful characters resonate, taking this story to a whole other level.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-03-27

OMG 😳 The Ending Was EVERYTHING!!!

I totally did not see the last 45 minutes of the book coming. I have read all books in the series and this one really had me on my toes because I did not know who the person was that was in the background telling their side of the story. I would definitely recommend this entire series including this book I am now a complete fan of this author because I had never read anything by her before so now I have to go to her website and enlist so that I can keep up with her next books definitely loved it.

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  • KDM
  • 2021-01-28

HOLY COW! DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING

This was a great end to the Royal Elite series (aside from 3 hour follow up book). Cole and Silvers story was LONG, their entire lives. So many facets to them. So many outside forces at work. Such a strong love that had to conquer it all. Timing was always off for them. But in the end they get their HEA. Narration was phenomenal! Awesome book!

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  • Megan acosta
  • 2023-01-07

Phenomenal

The best in my opinion out of this series their story was amazing love their chemistry just amazing and since I read the god series first I can’t wait for book 4 ughh need it now. Well onto Levi and Astrid story.

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  • TwoCatMomma
  • 2022-10-20

Oh. My. God.

What a series! Cole and Silver’s story was probably the best - I loved the others as well soooo it’s really a toss up on them. Now, for the Epilogue!

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  • Vanesca Machado
  • 2022-09-21

I'm in love with this audio book

thank you Rina, Shane and Keira. My God how perfect it is congratulations for the work I listened to it so many times I lost count. the story of Silvia and Cole is passionate and intense and made me cry. But here I am to say that I love the audio book

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  • Cas McKenzie
  • 2022-09-19

There’s enemies to lovers, and then there’s whatever this is.

Full disclosure: DNF. I couldn’t stomach another minute of this even 12 chapters in. I haven’t read about two people so toxic and heinous to each other since Wuthering Heights (and it bears mentioning that WH is my favorite book, so it’s not like I don’t like that trope.) The two main characters have literally zero redeeming qualities. Pretty sure one is a straight sociopath, if not full blown psychopath, and the other is just… just a sincerely awful person. I hate leaving a story unfinished, but life is too short to suffer through this story.

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  • Barri
  • 2022-08-24

The best Royal Elite couple!

I have read or listened to all of Rina Kent’s books and my favorite series is the Royal Elite series. All the couples are great but Cole and Silver are my favorite. This book does not disappoint! Also my favorite narrator Shane East as Cole - so steamy! Will listen to this one over and over!

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  • Sara W
  • 2022-07-31

Next level amazing

Cole was my favorite from the first mention in Aiden's trilogy. Silver.... was not. But I knew their story would be epic and Rina Kent would not only redeem Silver, but would bring the depth like she always does. And I was not disappointed!! The book was everything I wanted and didn't know I needed.

But then... then, I finally got it on Audible and listened. And oh, holy...wow. Shane and Keira made this epic tale their own. Shane's narration made Cole his own. Keira brought all the strength and vulnerability that is Silver, and made her my favorite heroine. I felt everything as they were.

Rina, Shane, Keira - Thank you.