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.
Myla and Kai meet briefly when they are children, and in that moment Kai decides that he would always protect her.
We first met Kai in the first Underground Kings book Assumption, he is Kenton’s friend/associate. Kai is a quiet and calculated man of few words, but when it comes to keeping Myla safe he jumps, they have a shotgun Vegas wedding and the next thing Myla is waking up in Hawaii with a giant ring on her finger. Kai never imagined he would end up married to Myla but now that he is, the desire in him to keep her safe has only gotten stronger even if they are only “pretending” to be happily married. Eventually the realization hits and neither wants to be without the other… To find out what happens you definitely need to grab a copy of the book because from here on out my lips are sealed!!
The story starts out fast and hard hitting, and by the time I fully figured out what was going on I had one of those “Oh S**t” moments. I loved Kai…. he was protective, sexy, tough as nails, but with a sweet and caring side that is well hidden. It took me a bit to warm up to Myla only because I was slightly confused as to how she ended up in the situation she was in. I do love the alpha men that Aurora writes, they are so protective and love their women hard! The characters mesh well and I liked seeing the cameos by Kenton and Justin. I absolutely loved the epilogue……. It was AMAZING!!
I can’t wait for the next book in the series, we get a peek into Sven’s story and it sounds like another winner!!
4 Steamy Stars!!
Assumption (Underground Kings #1)
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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