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I don’t regret it.
Not a single second.
Not a single kill.
To the people of Kadjar, Ember is the Bloodhound of the East Sector, a champion for the poor, and an enemy of the rich. She excels at making dangerous enemies, the type that leads to kneeling on a balcony in front of hundreds of people, ready to be publicly executed. To the queen, Ember may be her nation's only hope. Forced by the hands of fate and a ruthless king, the empress is forced to open her eyes and see: Ember Levin is Kadjar's last hope.
Contrary to what you may think, I don’t want to die.
My little brother needs me.
My nation needs me.
A king should never be trusted, especially when that king is your father. Prince Roman is trying to his best just to survive. With the king breathing down his neck, one wrong move means Roman will never have the freedom or the power to save his country and his heart. But he can't be the perfect prince his father wants him to be. He has his own secrets, and they just might get him killed.
After a trade war decimates the alliance between Kadjar and Angeles, two strangers from both nations are seeking change. The Kadjarian assassin given a second chance at life is forced to make the journey from her home to Angeles. She comes face-to-face with the Angelesan prince who is troubled by his own demons. These two slowly begin to realize that while they may rule their own worlds, no one can defy the powers that be and make it out alive. A death brings them together, but will death also tear them apart?
A Note From the Publisher
Maddyson is in the midst of finishing a series of stories in the same world.
"Great story, couldn't put it down! Read the whole book in less than a day! Another awesome read by Miss Wilson, can't wait to see what's next." - Amazon 5 Star Review
"Don’t Blame the Reckless is a riveting tale of survival, literal and political, as a young prince and a stone-cold assassin cross paths and discover they both rage against the hands they’ve been dealt." - Goodreads reviewer
"In the age of political upheaval and media featuring characters who want to "break the wheel," DBTR is bittersweet. On the one hand, there's an angsty, slow(ish) burn romance between a prince and a (freed) assassin a la Throne of Glass. On the other, the story focuses not on some great war or competition but on politics. Ember and Roman both want to escape their fates...They both want different cards. They both can't be dealt a second hand." - L. Austen Johnson, Author of the Romancing the Holidays series
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