Title: Obligation (Underground Kings #2)
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 215 pages
Rating: 3.5 stars
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.
You can’t love them all and not that I didn’t love the story but it’s the first one by this author I’m not too fond of. I feel like she didn’t give me her usual steamy sex. Something was lacking. It also took too long for things to actually start happening in the story for me.
Her hero Kai is an Alpha, yes they always are, but this man how many times did he need to growl. I did like his dominating obsessive side. He would go a little overboard at times but hey that’s what I like about her Alphas. They always take what they want. Boom!
The heroine, Myla. I will be nice. The book starts off when she’s a little girl and is hiding because her parents were arguing and she was scared. Kai is what 10(?!) years old at the time and is the one to comfort her (priceless). Then she gets taken away to live with a new family and then all of a sudden she’s married to Kai. Uhm, did I miss something? She was taken away. How did you find her Kai? When did you find her? Where was she? How was her life with these people? It’s not until later on we learn what actually happens. What I’m trying to say is the scenes jumped and nothing filled in the gaps. I needed more information. She was also on the boring side. When she wasn’t baking cakes, she was crying or sleeping. Yes life is hard and people are trying to kill you. It’s a book, Jesus live a little.
Quite pleased to have gotten a little from Justin and Sven. Looking forward to reading Sven’s story after that small introduction. Sounds like it’s going to be a good one.
If you’re an ARR fan, read it. Maybe I felt a little disconnected with this story but it still will not discourage me from reading the rest of the series or her upcoming books. She’s a great writer and we all need a touch of her greatness. Happy Readings!!
“I have always needed to protect you.”
“Remember you always have a safe place to fall.”
“The gods had written you into my destiny a long time ago, makamae.”
“The gods have been smiling on me since I was ten years old and found a beautiful little girl crying in her tree house.”
*An ARC was received for an honest review.
“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.
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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