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King of Pride by Ana Huang: FAQs + Books Like It

Updated: Aug 10, 2023

I need Kindle Unlimited to have a feature where books by your favorite authors are automatically uploaded to your Kindle the moment they become available. Even though that isn't a thing (...yet), it didn't take me long to get my grubby smut-obsessed hands on the second book in Ana Huang's Kings of Sin series, King of Pride, and then proceed to absolutely devour it. (Kindle | Paperback)

Now, if you're here, you likely fall into three categories. You're either thinking about reading it but have questions you want answered before you commit, are currently reading it and want spoilers, or have finished it and are looking for books like King of Pride to move on to next. Whichever you fall into, you'll find all of that below. (Warning: This article contains spoilers)

King of Pride by Ana Huang

What is King of Pride by Ana Huang About?

The second book in Ana Huang's Kings of Sin series, King of Pride, is about the love story of Isabella Valencia and Kai Young. Isabella works as a bartender at Valhalla, one of New York's most exclusive members-only clubs, but she's nothing like the clients she serves on a nightly basis, especially Kai Young. In many ways, Kai is everything Isabella isn't. Despite the fact that he's a young, hot, British billionaire, to Isabella he's prim, he's proper, and he's oh-so-boring. Or so she thinks. All that changes when Kai finds her alone one night playing piano in the club. After that chance encounter, their paths continue to cross until neither can deny the attraction any longer. But can Kai and Isabella really make it work seeing as they come from seemingly different worlds? Only time will tell...

How Long Does It Take to Read King of Pride?

According to How Long to Read, it will take the average reader approximately 5 hours and 56 minutes to read King of Pride.

Can King of Pride Be Read as a Standalone?

Yes - King of Pride can be read as a standalone. While it's technically part of Ana Huang's Kings of Sin series, each book focuses on a different couple which makes it easy enough to read them out of order if you'd like. The official order of the books though is as follows:

  1. King of Wrath - Dante and Vivian

  2. King of Pride - Kai and Isabelle

  3. King of Greed - Dominic and Alessandra

Is King of Pride Spicy? What Are the Spicy Chapters?

Yes - King of Pride is spicy! I'd say it's less so than King of Wrath or any of the books from the Twisted series, but still, the smut that is in it is top-notch. Also, if you happen to be looking specifically for the spicy chapters in King of Pride, skip to chapters 15, 18, 22, and 33.

How Old Are Kai and Isabella?

In King of Pride, Kai Young is 32 years old and Isabella Valencia is 28 years old. This means there is a 4-year age gap between the two.

What Is Isabella's Secret In King of Pride?

Throughout King of Pride, Isabella alludes to the fact that she has a secret, though it is not until the last half of the book that we find out what that secret is. If you just can't wait that long, I'm going to spoil it for you. First, Isabella is the heiress of the Hiraya Hotels fortune, not just the average struggling writer-by-day, bartender-by-night. Second, Isabella's ex-boyfriend, Easton, was actually married with kids when he was dating her. She didn't know that and only found out when Easton's wife caught them in the act. Unfortunately, during that altercation, Easton's wife drew a gun and shot herself, leaving her paralyzed for the rest of her life.

Does King of Pride Have a Happy Ending?

Yes - King of Pride has a happy ending! After Kai loses the vote for CEO and Isabella returns home without a finished manuscript, the two break up. During their time apart, Kai finds out that he lost the CEO position to Russel Burton because Russel spied on potential CEO candidates, blackmailed members of the board, and leaked photos of Kai and Isabella to Victor Black, CEO of the National Star. Kai successfully intervenes before the transition can happen and is voted in as CEO during the second vote. Meanwhile, Isabella receives an email from a literary agent who wants to discuss the manuscript Kai secretly sent over. A few weeks after their breakup, Isabella and Kai reunite. Two years later, Isabella's book is published and the two get engaged.

5 Books Like King of Pride by Ana Huang

One of the best and worst things about this book is how damn binge-able it is. You can easily race through it in a day or a weekend. Which is fun and all but at the end, you're left wondering - what's next? If that's what you're thinking, here are five books like King of Pride that would make great follow-up reads.

Mile High by Liz Tomforde

1. Mile High by Liz Tomforde

Rich man? Check. A workplace romance with a client? Check. These are just two things the book Mile High by Liz Tomforde and King of Pride have in common. Plus, this book is a hockey romance, which if you haven't tried yet, I highly recommend. Here's the description: "Chicago hockey isn’t complete without me. I know my role as the guy everyone loves to hate, and I play it well. What I don’t like though is the new flight attendant on our team’s private plane. She works for me, not the other way around. But I’ll be sure to remind her of that, and I can guarantee, by the end of the season, she’ll be begging to quit her job. But every road trip blurs the lines, and I can’t quite figure out if I keep pushing that flight attendant's call button in order to push her buttons or if it’s more than that."

Managed by Kristen Callihan

2. Managed by Kristen Callihan

When I read the description for Managed by Kristen Callihan, I thought it would make a good follow-up to King of Pride because it's about a normal girl and a billionaire who reminds me of Isabella and Kai. It won't feel too similar though, because in other ways it's totally different. Read the description and you'll see what I mean: "It started off as a battle of wits. Me: the ordinary girl with a big mouth against Him: the sexy bastard with a big...ego. I thought I’d hit the jackpot when I was upgraded to first class on my flight to London. That is until Gabriel Scott sat next to me. I thought I’d give him hell for one, long flight. I didn’t expect to like him or want him. Now he wants me too, only in a way I didn’t see coming. If I accept his proposal, I leave myself open to falling for the one man I can’t manage. But I’m tempted to say yes because the man beneath it all just might be the best thing that’s ever happened to me."

Terms and Conditions by Lauren Asher

3. Terms and Conditions by Lauren Asher

The first book that come to mind when I sat down to write this list of books like King of Pride was Terms and Conditions by Lauren Asher. Mostly this is because the main male character in it, Declan, reminds me a lot of Kai. Both men are buttoned-down, billionaire CEOs who meet women (in completely different ways) and are instantly challenged to look at the world and their lives differently. Here's what the book is about: "I’m destined to become the next CEO of my family’s media empire. The only problem? My grandfather’s inheritance clause states that I must fulfill his dying wish of getting married and having an heir first. It seemed impossible until my assistant volunteered for the job. Our marriage was supposed to solve my biggest problem but the more we act in love for the public, the more unsure I feel about our contract. Caring about Iris was never part of the deal, especially not when breaking her heart is inevitable."

The Worst Best Man by Lucy Score

4. The Worst Best Man by Lucy Score

After reading Lucy Score's bestseller, Things We Never Got Over, I'm open to reading just about anything else she has to offer, including her billionaire romance, The Worst Best Man, which currently has a rating of 4.17 out of 5 stars on GoodReads. Here's what it's about: "The bride is a doll. The groom is the perfect gentleman. But the rest of the wedding party? They're the stuff of nightmares. And the Best Man? More like the Worst Man. Fortunately, the maid of honor, Franchesca, takes her duties seriously. So a best man with a big attitude and an even bigger...checkbook? Yeah, there's no way she's going to let that pretentious, judgmental jackhole ruin her best friend's wedding. No matter how sexy he is. Well, that's the plan anyway..."

To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise

5. To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise

Like King of Pride, the female main character in To Love Jason Thorn is a writer, and the male main character, while not a billionaire businessman, is a rich actor. Besides those details, the similarity I love most about these two books is that they aren't serious. They're just good, smutty fun. If that sounds up your alley, then check out the description: "Jason Thorn… My brother’s childhood friend. Oh, how stupidly in love with that boy I was. Now he's a movie star. Do you think that’s dreamy? I certainly don’t think so. How about me coming face to face with him? Nope still not dreamy. Unfortunately, I'm THE writer of the book that inspired the movie he is about to star in and also the oh-so-very-lucky girl who is about to become his wife. If you're thinking this is all so dreamy, think again."


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