REVIEW ➼ Prince of Hearts by L.A. Cotton


Arianne Capizola is her father’s daughter.

Humble. Hardworking. Honest.

She’d rather spend her days helping at the local shelter than brushing shoulders with her vain and entitled classmates.

Niccolò Marchetti is his father’s son.

Dark. Dangerous. Deceitful.

He’d rather spend his days getting bloody in the ring than attending class and keeping up pretences.

When their paths cross at Montague University neither of them are willing to drop the walls they’ve spent so long building. But he can’t resist the girl with stars in her eyes, and she can’t forget the guy who saved her that night.

There’s only one catch.

Nicco isn’t Arianne’s knight-in-shining-armor, he’s the son of her father’s greatest enemy.

He is the enemy.

And their families are at war.

I couldn’t be the prince she deserved, because my life wasn’t a fairytale. It was the stuff nightmares were made of.


I love modern takes on Romeo and Juliet. Prince of Hearts was just that with a little darkness. The moment I started reading this book I was hooked and couldn’t put it down.

I loved Ari and Nicco’s relationship, their chemistry, just everything about them. Of course, they are from rival families. Families that can’t stand each other. Ari has been sheltered her entire life, her father kept her locked away and many people believed she was dead. Nicco is active when it comes to his family. They meet and are drawn to each other, however, Nicco has no idea who Ari really is. However, secrets don’t stay hidden for long and this is were the story picks up and takes you for a wild ride.

I wasn’t expecting this book to take me for such a wild, emotional ride but it does. I was hooked. L.A. Cotton has created a dark retelling of Romeo and Juliet that is intense from the very start. Prince of Hearts is the first book in a duet, so it does end on a cliffhanger. I am DYING to see what is going to happen next for Ari and Nicco.

Prince of Hearts is a MUST READ.


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