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Summary

In the darkness they lurk, waiting for the perfect moment to strike.

Danger is everywhere, and not even Quinton can protect me. Someone wants me dead and they’ll do anything to achieve their goal.

I’m back to being a rat scurrying through the halls of Corium and I know it won’t be long till I’m caught in a trap. 

The only question is, can I save myself this time?

This is a dark bully romance including many triggers. For a complete list of triggers, please contact the authors or follow the link in the author's notes.

This is book two of a trilogy. King of Corium must be listened to prior to Drop Dead Queen.

©2022 Bleeding Heart Press (P)2022 Pink Flamingo Productions

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Not again!!!

Why???? Why do these authors do this to me??? This series is absolutely gripping, I love the brutality of this storyline. There’s no fluff and hearts and roses. I love it. A brilliant performance from both narrators.
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Wow

That ending I am in tears for Aspen for being violated the way she was I only want revenge for the people who cruelly violated her. I can’t wait to see what Quinton does to get his and Aspen’s revenge in the next book.

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Fantastic story, so good!

This is book two in the Corium University Trilogy, Aspen and Quinton's story continues, the story is twisted in the best way, I was so immersed in this world I finished it in no time, I love the characters and their chemistry. The audiobook narrated by Zara Eden and Connor Brown was as good as the first one, definitely recommend you getting this in audio.

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Another intense book.

Aspen's fate following the dramatic climax of King of Corium creates a strong, intense start to this book. The revelations made in the first parts start small, incremental changes in Aspen's situation, though when I say small, I mean just that! Her life and fate is in the hands of unscrupulous, ruthless people. Not a comfortable place to be. Both Zara Eden and Connor Brown continue to bring the narrative to life and encourage listener's engagement. And that cliffhanger!! OMG!! 💖💖💖💖💖

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Addictive!

Drop Dead Queen, the second instalment in the Corium University series, is cleverly written and even more epic than the first book. It picked up right where King of Corium ended; immediately, I was on the edge of my seat with anticipation. The plot is an elaborate web as complex as Aspen and Quinton's relationship. Their journey is emotionally charged, steamy, dark, intricate, and intense, a winding rollercoaster packed with unforeseen twists and turns. So buckle up, hang on tight, and enjoy the ride. The chemistry between them is explosive and tumultuous, a torrent of emotions entangled and tethered together, hate, outrage, frustration, need, want, desire, passion, and heartbreak. The series is addictive, the perfect formula for an enemies-to-lovers/bully romance trope. After that cliffhanger ending, I have no idea what to expect for the next book. All I can say is that I can't wait.

Stellar narration by Zara Eden and Connor Brown. Both did an incredible job honing on and embodying the characters and capturing personalities, emotions, and intensity found in the pages. They made the story even more enjoyable and engaging. Drop Dead Queen is a must-listen. I'm definitely recommending it.

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Excellent Narration for this Twisted Story!!!

I cannot get enough of this series and after this second book, I definitely need book three to see how this all plays out now. Drop Dead Queen picks up where book one left off with Aspen having left Corium, but she soon returns and it is one thing after another in a series of events that has her life in danger or being bullied. Quinton plays both her rescuer and an adversary along the way, giving both of them, and most likely the reader/listener a bit of whiplash along the way. In the moments he is more vulnerable and open to Aspen and protecting her, I find him the most appealing. He is a bit harder to accept at others. This story is definitely not lacking in drama or suspense, and ends on a major cliffhanger that was utterly devastating. My heart went out to Aspen throughout this story because of her lack of support and constant badgering from others, but she continues to persevere. The audiobook for this story ws extremely well done and kept me completely immersed in this story from beginning to end. Zara Eden and Connor Brown did a phenomenal job narrating and capturing all of the complex emotions of this dark and twisted story. I cannot wait to see how the rest of this story plays out. #PinkFlamingoProductions #TheFlock

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Loved it

I have loved these 2 books. Can't wait for the next book to come out.

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Hate or Love?

Another epic installment in this brutal series. Q & Aspen May still be enemies, but how long will that last?
Ending on one heart wrenching cliff hanger I’m on the edge of my seat waiting for book 3!

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Good Listen

Aspen has Quincy to protect her but their "relationship" is dysfunctional. Quincy does not want anyone to bully her except himself and he gives her things to survive to get her time. But he can not be there to protect her when she needed him the most.
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I Love This Series

King of Corium by J.L. Beck and C. Hallman is a dark enemies-to-lovers bully romance that I listened to audio narrated by Zara Eden and Connor Brown. This is the second book in the Corium University Series.

This is the second book of J.L. Beck and C. Hallman's that I have read, and it won't be my last. I was pulled in from the first chapter and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I am loving the messed-up relationship between Aspen and Quinton. I can't help but root for them. I really enjoyed getting both of their points of view throughout the book. It really brought the story to life.

Wow that ending!!! I can't wait to jump into the next book Broken Kingdom to get the rest of their story.

Zara and Connor did an amazing job on the narration. They both really know how to bring a story to life. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this book if you like dark romances, enemies-to-lovers romances, bully romances, or romantic suspense.


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  • 25-09-22

I want more for Aspen

Quinton needs to toughen up and be the protector we signed on for.

Absolutely check your triggers. The end of this book is brutal. I don’t even know how to bounce back from this.

The narrators are great!

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  • Megan Bell - The Flock🎧
  • 22-09-22

SO good!

Q and Aspen have such a hard road ahead, especially after the cliffhanger from book 1. My concern was real. I didn't see how they were going to make it.

Quinton is such a perfect hero to me I just love him profusely. I want him to have all the happiness he deserves.

I hate the things that played out in this book, I was so distraught and wanted the HEA so the suffering would end, but alas that was not the case. Although the suffering was understood it was still painful.

I love Aspen for her strength and resilience, even when life is literally kicking her in the face. She was brave regardless of the circumstances even when she didn't know it and she fought when needed. That's what mattered.

I love these two and hate the trials they are going through and I hate the fact that there was another dang cliffhanger but on to the next book for all my answers!

Zara Eden and Connor Brown were amazing! They did so good with these characters!

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  • L Harkcom
  • 18-09-22

Drop Dead Queen

Wow! Aspen and Quinton's relationship is seriously messed up - in the best possible ways! This is book two in the Corium University series and with that cliffhanger, I'm dying for book 3! I find myself both hating and loving these two in equal measure. Seriously. I think it's that combo that keeps me glued to the earbuds LOL! Narration is flawless! Get it, you'll love it!

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  • 17-09-22

Oh wow

Omg the cliffy makes my blood boiled. I can’t believe this! I feel so bad for Aspen.
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  • FS Meurinne - Book Enticer
  • 14-09-22

Story continues so good!

This is book two in the Corium University Trilogy, Aspen and Quinton's story continues, the story is twisted in the best way, I was so immersed in this world I finished it in no time, I love the characters and their chemistry. The audiobook narrated by Zara Eden and Connor Brown was as good as the first one, definitely recommend you getting this in audio.

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  • HBrady
  • 05-09-22

Drop Dead Queen

Drop Dead Queen is the second book in the Corium University series. This book starts off right where book one ends and is told from dual points of view from Aspen and Quinton.

At the beginning of this book, Aspen is fighting to survive, and Quinton will do anything to find her out in the wilderness. Once he finds her and rescues her, can they get back to the building unharmed?

Once she is safely back she realizes that Quinton can't protect her, even though he says he will. Someone wants her dead, and she will do whatever she can to survive. But can she save herself when she needs to?

This book kept me on my toes. I had to see what happens next. So many secrets come out to play. I can't wait to see what happens to her next. I can't wait to see if Quinton and Aspen get their happy ending.

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  • Pat
  • 04-09-22

Dark and so twisted!


This story is sooo good !!! It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. It’s dark it’s twisted and WOW that ending!!! What am I supposed to do until the next book?!?! This I think might be my favorite story written from these amazing authors so far...on to book 3!!!!

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  • Nikitasbookreviews
  • 31-08-22

Good

After the first book I was dying to read the second and it didn’t disappoint! Lots of action and I was definitely invested with Aspen and Quinton!

This is the second book in the series and I definitely recommend!

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  • Madeleine East
  • 28-08-22

Incredible

This is such a great series. If you thought book #1 was good, wait until you read #2. It's going to blow your mind. Love these two collaborating together. What a great duo. AudiobookObsessionsReviewer & PinkFlamingoProductions

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  • SFord
  • 18-08-22

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The performance was better in this than the first. gonna have to buy the third book to read.