King - K. L. Donn


By K. L. Donn

  • Release Date: 2018-01-29
  • Genre: Suspense
4 Score: 4 (From 173 Ratings)


From USA Today Bestselling author KL Donn comes the first book in the Adair Empire, a dark romance series.

King Adair runs his Empire with an iron fist. With brutality in his stare and a black heart beating in his chest, he doesn't do love. 

He's focused, driven, hard as they come.

Until Lilith Riley.

The girl who thinks she's worthless. 

The girl ready to die by his blade. 

With a debt to be paid, an enemy on the rise, and his desires being tested, King is ready to bring his Queen to heel. When Lilith is taken, he'll stop at nothing to bring her back and slay her demons. 

After discovering who their adversary is, a game of cat and mouse begins. Setting a trap, and discovering a spy in their midst, they're all left wondering…

Who's next?


The Adair Empire is a dark, graphic, romance series, with more triggers than I can list. Proceed with caution.


  • Good not great

    By luvtoread44
    This dark erotic romance was violent and ugly in many ways, more so than was needed to move the story along. The ending was rushed and seemed to come out of nowhere. At the same time I did finish the book and I was not bored as so often happens with iBooks freebies.
  • King

    By bsmile 0103
    Fast paced, erotic, thrilling, and sadistic! A book you won’t put down!!!!!
  • King

    By C Conti
    What a gripping story, had me on the edge of my seat. A great read!
  • First

    By Ezza Pyrrh
    First introduction to KL Donn and I’m a little obsessed now. I love the story line and the characters, can’t wait to read the rest!!
  • Gripping

    By Tom girl 3
    Dark, violent, suspenseful, hot… — now I’m on to the next book in this “Adair Empire” series
  • Great series start

    By RCreed
    I don't normally read dark romance but I'm so glad I have this book a chance. I LOVED it!! King is her perfect protector. Lil is his perfect light. So good!! KL is becoming one of my favorite authors. I'm so ready to dive into book two!
  • King makes dark look amazing!

    By Duckielu25
    King is the first in a new dark romance series by KL Donn. King immerses the reader in the dark underground world of drugs, violence and power. Lilith is, in her words a junky, and owes her dealer money. He comes looking for her and brings her to face his boss, King. Dark and not afraid of violence and demands control and respect, King is not someone to mess with. King wants Lilith and King always gets what he wants. Dark never looked so sexy and tempting!
  • Dark but amazing!

    By cindih78
    So, wow! KL Donn takes us on a walk in the darker side of life filled with the things we know happen but never want to talk about. King is everything you would imagine and more! KL also shows just how vulnerable and crazy love can make a person. I loved this story and just imagined how strong the women would have to be to live and love their men in that life. I can’t wait until the book in this series and what will happen then.

    By megie harrington
    Was not sure if this was my type of book when I started. Since I am picky on dark romance, I was nervous about reading it since the synopsis didn’t give anything away. But as soon as I started I was hooked to it. Can’t wait to read more from this AMAZING author!!
  • Awesome read

    By Melanie s g
    I really liked this book. I really wanted to love it. I did love the characters and the way the Hero treated her. It is very dark and you are warned. The first scene really threw me for a loop and I had to put it down until this morning. My own triggers kind of triggered sorry. But I loved Lilith and King and the way he kept calling her his Queen just made me melt. I loved how protective he was of her. This is a really good book but oh so dark but I pulled up my big girl panties and saw it through and I was not disappointed at all. This book was special in a way that makes you want oh so much more. Thank you for writing this.