Tropes: Arranged Marriage, Billionaire Romance, Enemies to Lovers, Mafia Romance, Only One Bed
Age Range: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
She’s the wife he never wanted…and the weakness he never saw coming.
Ruthless. Meticulous. Arrogant.
Dante Russo thrives on control, both personally and professionally.
The billionaire CEO never planned to marry—
until the threat of blackmail forces him into an engagement with a woman he barely knows.
Vivian Lau, jewelry heiress and daughter of his newest enemy.
It doesn’t matter how beautiful or charming she is. He’ll do everything in his power to destroy the evidence and their betrothal.
There’s only one problem: now that he has her…he can’t bring himself to let her go.
Elegant. Ambitious. Well-mannered.
Vivian Lau is the perfect daughter and her family’s ticket into the highest echelons of high society.
Marrying a blue-blooded Russo means opening doors that would otherwise remain closed to her new-money family.
While the rude, elusive Dante isn’t her idea of a dream partner, she agrees to their arranged marriage out of duty.
Craving his touch was never part of the plan.
Neither was the worst thing she could possibly do: fall in love with her future husband.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
“You take the most ordinary or unexpected things and make them extraordinary.”
Ana Huang’s books are unrealistic romance dream candy and once you understand that, they are an absolute delight to read. Its been a while since I finished this book, and yet I still remember my reading experience being absolutely WILD.
King of Wrath is the first book in a new romance series from Ana Huang. It follows Vivian, the daughter of a wealthy new-money jewellery merchant, and Dante is the CEO of a luxury conglomerate. When Dante and Vivian unwillingly enter an arranged marriage, they are forced to spend time together, even as one plots to take the other down…
This book wasn’t realistic. It wasn’t meant to be. It was fanfic trope candy.
I liked that Dante pretended not to care about Vivian but in reality, was the most protective alpha of them all. I kind of wished that Vivian was forced to go on his business trips with her so that they had to spend more time together, but the distance did create its own interesting conflict.
I LOVED the snippets we got of Kai and just the wealthy illusion of the Valhalla club… it was giving me dark academia aesthetic… but mafia romance edition?
I could sit here and complain about the secrets, the miscommunication. But I binge read five ana huang books and I think that speaks for itself.