Lords of Pain (Dark College Bully Romance): Royals of Forsyth University
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I am usually fussy with characters’ names when they are cliche or bizarre…but Story is just one step too far.
The premise of the competition was for the top five wrestlers who could tally the highest Body Count (beating the most opponents in their matches) by the end of the cycle would face X for the LPW World Heavyweight Championship in the second-ever DeathCube Match. Now don't get me wrong, Killian is one angry and aggressive guy, but angry doesn't always equate to shouting. By rejecting non-essential cookies, Reddit may still use certain cookies to ensure the proper functionality of our platform. Over the years, Lords of Pain Wrestling have featured a number of international handlers who have applied their craft to the promotion.Much like its winged-logo, LPW promises its participants the opportunity to lift themselves above mere mortality with the impressive work ethic that has been seen over the years. The Illuminati targetted several titles in the promotion, with Phantom Lord holding onto the PWA United States Championship while SoL and Samuels would hold onto the PWA U. They're nothing if not generous, imbued with a magical power to reflect the pain of their injuries back unto those that inflicted them! Insanity would follow the tales of Krimson Mask, cYnical, and Bloodrose's battles against Giancarlo, while also exploring the complicated relationship of Little Red with cYnical. Her journey isn’t an easy one and there is still a long way to go ( that cliffy though 😅) BUT so relatable!
Later that night, NPD won the LPW International Heavyweight Championship to end Michaels' reign, while Strife transformed into his Crazy Ash Killa-alter ego and put his estranged brother, Scorpio, into a coma and later buried him alive to cause a media firestorm weeks later. The authors skillfully navigate the twisted storyline, bringing forth emotions that range from heart-wrenching to cathartic.
Firstly, if your thinking of starting this series the please make sure you check trigger warning before hand, even if, like me, you don’t have any.
THE PACING – I think this suffered from book 1 syndrome where it’s tackling so much in setting everything up that the pacing of the story gets a little odd. It’s easy to fall into cliches in Romance but this book didn’t seem to have that and the rare occasion they did it was acknowledged in the writing so it felt real and just added to the greatness of the writing overall. As I eagerly anticipate diving into the next book, Lords of Pain has left an indelible mark, showcasing the authors' prowess in crafting a dark, intricate romance that pushes boundaries and explores the complexities of control and desire. Hammond Samuels as the new International Heavyweight Champion (Samuels had recently lost the World Heavyweight Championship to Pen at Schizos Wild). Story shows up on their doorstep, looking to become their new Lady, but she has a past with each one of them that might get in the way.After four stages, the five qualifiers consisted of The Rabbi, Wevv Mang, Villiano 187, Inferno's Eddie B, and Hatchet Ryda (who defeated 19 other superstars in a Royal Beanstalk match to qualify). Overall, a good read and I am excited for the next one because I think it will just be better, all the great things of this one but potentially without the odd pacing and intrigue issues. After winning the first-ever DeathCube match at EndGame, Krimson Mask's championship reign reached 14 months. In the main event, Inferno's Drew Michaels squared off against Insanity's cYnical in a Champion versus Champion match for the third annual Martinez Cup.