Tuesday 17 February 2015

✪ Obligation (Underground Kings #2) ✪ Aurora Rose Reynolds ✪ Blog Tour ✪ Giveaway ✪

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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.

ARC received via TRSOR for an honest review

This is the second book in the Underground Kings series, but it can be read as a stand alone.

Obligation was not really what I was expecting when I started it, but it kept me interested right from the beginning.

We first quickly meet Myla and Kai as children, then are swept forward many years to the present day when their lives again intertwine.

And when they intertwine, boy do they!  I loved how they are forced together by necessity, but those "fake" feelings don't stay fake long.

There is a bit of suspense with this story.  There are things from Myla's past that are still affecting her present.  Even as we learn more about them though, we are left with more questions.  There were a few of those questions that the answers were pretty glossed over, and considering they were a pretty big part of how we got where they are, I felt that there could have been a lot more depth. But this could just be me?

At times I wondered why Myla did not question things more?  I mean, she wakes up married to a complete stranger - to keep her safe - but even as she finds out more about why, she doesn't kick up about it.  It all came down to "ok it's to protect me, Kai is so hot".

There were a couple of times when I couldn't help but roll my eyes at things, so much so I was expecting (or maybe hoping lol) Christian Grey would come and spank me for said eye rolling!!

But the chemistry between Kai and Myla made up for it for me.  Whenever they were on the page together, their connection was off the charts hot.  You could understand why they wanted to rip each other clothes off - well, I could at least understand why Myla did anyway!!

Obligation was a sweet, sexy, suspensy story that certainly took me down a road that I was not expecting at the beginning.  I loved that we got a little bit of Kenton Mayson thrown in, along with some great secondary characters.

I did enjoy Obligation, but there was just something a little missing for me.  I can't put my finger on what it was.  It just lacked that extra oomph that I usually get from a Ms Reynolds book.

But if you like you sexy, protective men, definitely add Obligation to your reading list
3.77 sexy aloha stars

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.


I feel the sun on my closed eyelids and something sharp poking me in the face. Moving my hand, trying to get away from the pain, I whimper when it scrapes against my cheek. I lift my head and run my fingers along the side of my face, feeling wetness. Opening my eyes to see a light smear of blood on my fingers. I flip my hand over, and then I see the gaudy ring that is now taking up residence on my ring finger.
Great, I whisper, closing my eyes and laying my head down again.
I prayed earlier, before I went to sleep, that when I woke up, the ring Im wearing now and the man who put it there would be nothing but a bad dream. No such luck. I roll over and take a shaky breath, wanting to close my eyes for a few more seconds, wishing I could just sleep until everything was back to normal.

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