New Release & Review – The Lion Heart by Carrie Aarons @authorcarriea

Book & Author Details:

The Lion Heart by Carrie Aarons
Publication date: 15th September 2019
Genres: Sports Romance

He’s supposed to be the ruler of this kingdom.
The prince poised to take his rightful place on the pitch.
Instead, he plays the jester, shunning his legacy.
Only I am privy to his lion heart.

Kingston Phillips is the heir to England’s football dynasty. The offspring of two of the world’s greatest players, the expectations set on his shoulders could crush the universe. But the golden-haired Adonis chooses to live his life as a game; a series of nightclubs, brawls, pranks and different kit chasers parading through his sheets.

I’m the last woman he should chase, and I’ve told him so. My cheeky mouth and icy demeanor guard the secret no one can learn. But when the Casanova I’ve been avoiding becomes the bloke next door, he quickly begins to thaw the frost around my heart. Kingston shows me the ferocious, loyal, protective side of himself that no one else gets to witness.

I begin to realize that he’s just as damaged as I am.
That as much as I try to deny it, we’re the same.
And … that might just be our undoing.


Second book in the series, second arrogant male lead.  But strangely, I liked him better than his predecessor.  There is something endearing about him, underneath all his brashness.  Poppy is also a fantastic character.  Wracked with her own insecurities, these two make a real pair, but strangely, they really work.

And honestly, the entire story delivers on multiple levels.  It is, I think, a lot more of an emotional read than “The Second Coming”, and that extra depth means that this is my favourite in the series so far.

However, as a Brit, there is still strangeness about the language that niggles at me, and some inaccuracies around the English football league that caught my attention.

That said, these didn’t have a significant impact on the enjoyment of the story.  Bring on the next one please!

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.


purchase links

Amazon (Universal Link)

The Second Coming (Rogue Academy #1)

Amazon (Universal Link)

About the author

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.

When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.

author links

Website | Facebook | Twitter


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