Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Series: Underground Kings #2
Release Date: February 12, 2015
Genre: Erotic Romance, Mystery Romance
More Info: Goodreads
An obligation is a course of action that someone is required to take, whether legal or moral.
Myla holds a secret she doesn’t even know she possesses: the rights to a kingdom she never asked for. 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.
To Kai, Myla is an unwanted obligation, something that has to be done in order to protect the family business. And to Myla, Kai is another man who she believes will let her down. Then things change and Myla becomes his most valuable asset, something he will do everything within his power to protect, and to Myla, Kai becomes someone she knows she can depend on and trust.
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.
Obligation (Underground Kings #2)
Cover Artist: Melissa Gil
Photographer: Scott Hoover
“What are you thinking Makamae?”
His hand takes mine and part of me wants to pull away and the other part of me that is tethered to him wants to grab ahold of him and never let go.
“I’m so confused.”
I shake my head then turn to look at him.
“I really hate that you make me feel like I’m two completely different people.”
“What do you mean?”
I let out an irritated huff before answering him.
“There is this part of me that really dislikes you and the things that you do. Then there’s this other part of me that doesn’t care about the part that dislikes you, she just likes you, all of you.”
I let out a breath then glare when I see his smile.
“You should know I think the part of me that likes you is an idiot.”
He presses his lips together then lets his head fall back and roaring laughter comes out of his mouth.
“Time to get up.”
I turn my head and meet my husband’s eyes as he looks at me through the bedroom doorway. He looks like an ancient Hawaiian warrior. His long wavy hair is tied into a ponytail at the back of his neck with a piece of leather cord. His wide nose and square jaw makes his full lips and long eyelashes somehow appear masculine. At five’ nine I have never felt short, but next to him I feel minuscule. He must be at least six’ seven. His shoulders are so broad that I wouldn’t be surprised if he had to turn slightly to fit though most doorways. His arms are giant; even his legs are huge.
“If we didn’t have to meet with my lawyer I would let you sleep,” he says, bringing me out of my perusal.
One thing I have to be grateful for is ever since the moment he saved me yesterday he has been kind.
“I’m getting up,” I tell him quietly and start to sit up, when pain slices through my side causing me to inhale sharply.
“I thought you said you weren’t hurt?”
He growls as I’m gently lifted to sit on the side of the bed. I’m so focused on trying to breathe that I don’t even notice his proximity until I feel his hand on the bare skin of my shoulder.
“I’m fine,” I mumble, trying to breath through the pain and the feelings that are swimming around in my stomach.
“You’re going to the doctor.”
“I’m not,” I say lifting my head and meeting his eyes.
His eyes go soft as my name leaves his mouth and his hand comes up causing me to flinch and his jaw to go hard.
“Sorry,” I whisper while standing.
“We need to talk about what happened yesterday.”
“How long do I have to get ready?” I ask ignoring him while walking towards the bathroom.
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.