Underground Kings #2
by Aurora Rose Reynolds
An obligation is a course of action that someone is required to take, whether legal or moral.
At six years old, Myla was sent to a family her father and mother had chosen for her when they knew their time on earth was almost up. What they were unaware of was what they thought would be her safe haven would become her living hell.
Kai has been watching Myla from afar since he took over the family business from his father and inherited the responsibility of keeping her safe. When word gets back to Kai that Myla is not only in danger, but that his assets are being compromised, he immediately jumps into action and does the only thing that can be done at the time by marrying her.
Neither Myla nor Kai would have thought that something that started off as a farce would become the most important thing either of them could've ever done.
“Everyone is looking for you.”
I turn my head, pulling my hair out of my face as I watch a boy I’ve never seen before climb up the stairs and into my tree house.
“Who are you?” I ask him as he sits across from me.
“Kai,” he smiles, looking around. He looks a lot different than the other kids I know. His hair is long, and his skin is a lot darker than mine. “Why are you hiding?”
I shrug and look away from him. Daddy was yelling earlier; he was so mad that he was turning red. Then Mommy started crying, and Daddy started yelling louder. I heard Mommy telling Daddy that he had to send me away. I don’t want to go away. I try to be good, but sometimes, I forget to listen.
“Why are you crying?”
I look up at him and wipe my face. “I’m scared,” I whisper, wiping my nose.
“Come on. I’ll protect you,” he says, holding his hand out to me.
Then my mommy calls my name again. I look at his hand, move Mr. Bear under my arm, and put my hand in his.
“Myla!” Mommy yells, running towards me.
I can tell she has been crying again.
“Where did you go?” Her hands grab my shoulders and she shakes me hard.
“It’s my fault. I asked her to show me the tree house,” Kai tells her.
She stops shaking me then looks at him. “You shouldn’t have done that. You knew we were looking for her,” she says angrily her head.
“I’m sorry. I wasn’t thinking,” Kai says softly, putting his hands in his pockets and looking at the ground.
I look back at Mommy, and she shakes her head before grabbing my hand and pulling me with her. When I look over my shoulder at Kai, he smiles, making me smile back.
★✩★✩★ 5- Hawaiian Hottness- Stars ★✩★✩★
~this review may contain minor spoilers~
The moment I met him, I knew he was not someone I would ever want to cross, but he was my savior. Even knowing he promised not to hurt me, I still feel the urge to pull away from him and the energy that is wrapping around me.
Myla lost her parents at a very young age, but they had the knowledge that their life was over and wanted to make sure that their only daughter was safe and loved. The family they gave her to to raise should have been her safe haven, and it was... for awhile. She was loved and protected and taken care of, but neither Myla nor her late parents could have anticipated the hell she was about to endure.
Kai has had his eyes on Myla since she was six years old and has continued to watch over her from afar ever since he has taken over the family business. When Myla's life is threatened, along with everything he has been working for, by the same person, Kai does the only thing he can think of to keep her and the family business safe-he marries her. She become an obligation he was never prepared for, one he didn't necessarily want, but one that changes both their lives nonetheless. What started off as a lie, a farce for protection, unexpectedly turns into something so much more than either of them could have anticipated. But with enemies lurking in the shadows, and danger around every corner, is the love they have found in each other enough to keep either of them safe?
He is making it so difficult to separate real from fake, and I cannot let myself be pulled down any further than I already have been. Regardless of how much I want to get lost in this thing with him, I know I can't.
This is now the second book I have read from this author and it has wondering how she managed to fly under my radar for so long. The badass Alpha's she brings to life are not to be missed and the chemistry she brews on page leaves me in a lust-induced haze. This book was no exception, but this time around we have the added bonus of some serious mystery, violence, deception and danger hiding in every chapter. It is made clear from the beginning that Kai is hiding a lot of answers from Myla and even when we are in his head we are kept in the dark as much as she is. It kept me guessing and on the edge of my seat for most of the book and cranked up the anticipation we already feel from the sparks flying between these two. Myla has some well deserved trust issues, and Kai has some serious demons in his corner, but neither can deny the connection between them burns red-hott and runs deeper than they are prepared to admit. Between the mystery, the fast pace that kept me whipping through the pages, and the burning hott sexiness- I just couldn't stop reading, had to keep going, desperate to see what happens next. It was one helluva ride loaded with some pretty amazing characters and left me with a stupid happy smile of my face and the strong desire to bake a cake. If Ms. Reynolds wasn't already sitting pretty on my One-Click-Addiction List, then this one would have put her there one blush and giggle at a time. Cannot wait to see what she brings us next.
“I told you I'm not going anywhere”
“I told you that we are going to work this out. I told you we will never be over.”
a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof
They say when you assume that you make an ass out of you and me. Kenton Mayson learned this lesson firsthand when he made assumptions about Autumn Freeman and the kind of woman she is based on what little information he had. What he finds out is she’s not only beautiful, but also smart, funny, a fighter, and exactly the kind of woman he wants to share his life with. Autumn made assumptions of her own about Kenton, and now he needs to prove her wrong in order to protect her and their future.
Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who's husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it's beauty.
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