Blog Tour, Review and Excerpt | Cruel Prince by A Jade


Cruel Prince (Royal Hearts Academy #1) by Ashley Jade
Release Date: August 20th



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Welcome to their kingdom…

I never thought I’d step foot in Royal Manor again.
But four years later, here I am…back to finish my senior year at Royal Hearts Academy.

And forced to face Jace Covington.
My first friend. First crush. First kiss.
The one I left behind.

Only—he isn’t the same boy I gave my heart to.

This new Jace is as cruel as he is gorgeous.
And he’s determined to make my life a living hell.
Along with the rest of his glorified family and crew of tyrants.

They expect me to worship the ground they walk on like everyone else, but I’d rather eat dirt.

If Jace Covington wants me gone…he’ll have to try harder.
Because I’ve never been the kind of girl to play by the rules.

WARNING: Royal Hearts Academy is a New Adult/High School series of standalones filled with drama, a touch of angst, and boys who are bad to the bone.

This series is recommended for mature readers due to graphic language and sexual content.



Cruel Prince is my first book by Ashley Jade and the first standalone in the Royal Hearts Academy series. Wow! I am so blown away! This high school NA series is now my new addiction.

There is something about an enemies to lovers/ bully romance that just gets me going and this was just so well done. I loved the flow of this story. From the beginning, the author has us high with anticipation and it was such an engaing storyline that made this an absolute page turner for me.

Jace Covington is my cruel prince who was just downright brutal but he is also a protector at heart. He is the eldest of the Covington siblings and they rule at Royal Hearts Academy. They make Dylan’s life a living hell when she returns to RHA. Lots of pranks, lies and high school drama but for some reason it never felt too immature.

Jace absolutely loathed Dylan for reasons we don’t fully understand till close to the end of the book but we know it’s related to their past. His mandate to destroy her had me so twisted up because you just know he really loves her! I was dying with anticipation to figure out what made these former best friends now become enemies. When you finally understand Jace’s rationale for his actions, I promise you will fall hard for him! If I’m going to be honest I fell for him way before! Jace and Dylan’s chemistry was so hot! The fight to maintain their barriers as enemies and surrender to their attraction was the sexiest type of push and pull I enjoy with these relationships.

I absolutely loved the Covington siblings and I am so excited for the others’ books. High angst, sexy romance and completely captivating characters made this book UNPUTDOWNABLE!

5 Stars
New Adult High School
POV: Heroine
Heat Level: Moderate

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review

“Is that why you wore this sexy little shirt tonight?” His warm breath tickles the side of my neck. “Hoping to get my attention.”


That earns me a husky chuckle. “Too bad.” He presses his lips against my throat. “Because it’s working. You have all my attention.” He walks his fingers down my torso. “Question is…what are you going to do with it?”



About the Author:
Ashley Jade loves to tackle different genres and tropes within romance. Her first loves are New Adult Romance and Romantic Suspense, but she also writes everything in between including: contemporary romance, erotica, and dark romance.

Her characters are flawed and complex, and chances are you will hate them before you fall head over heels in love with them.

She’s a die-hard lover of oxford commas, em dashes, music, coffee, and anything thought provoking…except for math.

Books make her heart beat faster and writing makes her soul come alive. She’s always read books growing up and scribbled stories in her journal, and after having a strange dream one night; she decided to just go for it and publish her first series.

It was the best decision she ever made.

If she’s not paying off student loan debt, working, or writing a novel—you can usually find her listening to music, hanging out with her readers online, and pondering the meaning of life.

Check out her amazon page and Facebook page for future novels.
She recently became hip and joined Twitter, so you can find her there, too.
She loves connecting with her readers—they make her world go round’.

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