“Shameless King” by Maya Hughes is going live at midnight, and we’re having a giveaway!!

by Maryse on June 27, 2018 · 24 comments

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<— THIS ONE IS GOING LIVE AT MIDNIGHT IT’S LIVE!!! :D I’m just crushing on this cover so hard, and the premise of Shameless King? Even harder!

He’s the college hockey star and she’s not impressed. :P I love enemies-to-lovers romance stories (the push-pull… mostly push), how hard we end up pining and fuming, and better yet? How hard we have to work to get that ultimate ending. This one sounds like one of those!

Seems like the whole shebang when the author described it as a “…laugh out loud, grab the tissues, need a cold shower
read...” and we even have a free prequel (Kings of Rittenhouse – A Shameless King Prequel) to read to get us ready!! ➔➔➔

Just a little excerpt from the Shameless King blurb:

…After a blow out in high school, Makenna Halstead and I were happy to never have to cross paths again. Except life has a way of knocking you straight in the teeth with a puck when you least expect it. She hasn’t just returned to my life, she crashed into it like a wrecking ball…into my college kingdom, into my class, and smack dab into the seat next to mine. My new lab partner to be exact.

For years we hated each other… I may be King on the ice, but she is the Ice Queen. She has no problem calling me out…

Oh yeah! Let’s talk about that giveaway. Here’s a silly-Maryse video to give you an idea (I LOVED receiving this and I know a lucky commenter here will love one, too!) ;)

Now for the giveaway!!

  • A goodie box loaded in swag and THIS signed book!!!! See the video for all the fun-stuff a lucky commenter is going to get AND the author says:

“Yes, we’ll definitely be giving away a box :) …The box will include a paperback ARC as well as other premium swag! …be sure to scratch your card to figure out who your King is ;)

How to enter for a chance to win this swag & book box? Just leave a comment below (and better yet, tell us about your most memorable school partner-pairing experience), and by 10pm EST, this Sunday July 1st 2018, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.

Also, while not necessary to enter, it would be awesome if you’d share this giveaway on Twitter or Instagram, or Facebook.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book will be sent to the winner directly by the author.

Giveaway open to US!! :D

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{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

LeeAnn Kobyluck June 27, 2018 at 12:23 PM

Love your blog!

Cassandra Terlecki June 27, 2018 at 1:30 PM

This looks great and love swag!! I dont recall any memorable school partner pairings, but I do remember the frog dissection in science!

Monique June 27, 2018 at 1:40 PM

Awesome. My favorite parter pairing in school was a new girl no one would talk to but I was shy. We became friends

Theresa Norman June 27, 2018 at 2:15 PM

My memorable “relationship” was in college. Funny to say this but I was a young freshman and he was a senior and also (believe it or not) played on the schools hockey team. He was the goalie. Our relationship was all sexual. Everytime we met it was just explosive. The kind if sex that you shamelessly beg for more. Anyway about 3 months into the relationship, I was at one of the games and after the game I went to meet him. I met this girl who was there to meet her husband as a surprise. Yep, you guessed it. Come to find out he was married. I’ve never felt such raw hunger like that since .

Salena B June 27, 2018 at 3:06 PM

Love the blog

Lea June 27, 2018 at 4:54 PM

Thanks for the chance to try out a new-to-me author!

Victoria Karnatski June 27, 2018 at 6:05 PM

This teacher is off for the summer & ready to read…. bring on sime hot, romance books please!!

Lindsay June 27, 2018 at 6:17 PM

I was partnered with a football player in a college science class for the semester. One of his teammates made a comment during class that my partner had drunkenly made out with both of my roommates (at different times). My partner thought it would be a good idea to kiss me in the middle of class so that he could “complete the trifecta.” Luckily for me, he had a great body, some tattoos and a dope blue truck. I pretended to be annoyed with him, but really it wasn’t so bad ☺️

Cheryl June 27, 2018 at 7:03 PM

Love watching your videos Maryse!!! So adorable!

julie June 27, 2018 at 7:04 PM

love swag. And new to me authors. Thanks for the chance.

Himani June 27, 2018 at 7:09 PM

I usually don’t leave comments – but I love trying out new authors ….. so here goes :)

AngieG June 27, 2018 at 7:11 PM

Sounds like a fun book!!

Brenda June 27, 2018 at 7:24 PM

High school is were I met my partner for life, my husband of 36 years!

Samantha Martin June 27, 2018 at 7:24 PM

Love the idea haven’t read any of her books but would love the chances

Grey June 27, 2018 at 7:56 PM

Thank you for the opportunity, for *all* of the opportunities, Maryse! You’re awesome and we are so blessed to have you.

Thank you for your generosity, Ms. Hughes! What a great premise, because we all have had some sort of experience with this… maybe not to this level… but surely if we think back, we’ve all been partnered with someone that wasn’t our ideal lab mate. I had one when I was in 7th grade… picture this, me-super nerdy, pretty geeked out girl with the thick glasses, crooked teeth, and all sorts of awkward… paired with the cutest boy who played all of sports in wood shop. Happened again in microbiology in college; me- no longer awkward, but very motivated, fast tracking all the science and math I can handle with a guy who is looking to bang anything that moves and fluent in flirt. Ai yi yi….

Maryse June 27, 2018 at 8:54 PM


Someone needs to write YOUR inspirational moments!! ;) LOL!!! Oh hey! I know… how about YOU? :D !!!

Susan M June 27, 2018 at 10:46 PM

I remember we did our labs alone. Looking forward to reading this book! Love your blog, Maryse!

Ria June 27, 2018 at 10:58 PM

This is a new author to me. Thank you for the opportunity!

Cassie June 28, 2018 at 7:30 AM

The most memorable was when I was paired with the school “pot-head” for an Electronics lab in HS and he tired to use our circuits to make a lighter so he could “toke just a little, to see if it would work”. Needless to say he started a little fire – that drew the teacher’s attention and ended his chances of lighting up…I was also given a new partner!!

Jean June 28, 2018 at 8:38 AM

This book sounds great!

I just remember the dreaded square dancing pairings in gym class!

Nancy Parken June 28, 2018 at 12:32 PM

When I was in Biology class. I was partnered with a sweet boy who wanted to be a priest. When we had to bisect a frog, and I just could not do it, he did it all because he knew how sensitive I was. I’ve never forgotten the sweet boy, and wonder if he ever did become a priest. I have not thought of him in years, until your question.

Tina June 29, 2018 at 7:08 PM

In biology, the teacher assigned lab partners before classes even started. He picked my best friend and I as partners, the whole class groaned. That was interesting but very fun.

Paige C June 29, 2018 at 11:10 PM

Uncomfortable pairing with ex boyfriend in Physics lab in high school. Still makes me cringe 30 years later!!

Patty Reid June 30, 2018 at 12:27 PM

Wow would love the chance to win…
I was a loner in school…not in any click at all. I met my now husband the first week of my freshman year I was 14 and he was 20…oh taboo…for that reason I really didnt hang out in school at all. So I would say my pairing would have been w him.. I was 14, he was 20 …we met when I called a pay phone and he answered…37 years later , married 30 years this year…I think it was a successful pairing..just saying…

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