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.
Entertaining, sexy and sweet. That is what I’ve come to know and love about Aurora Rose Reynolds books. I was excited when I heard she was expanding on the Mayson bothers series and couldn’t wait to pick up her first Underground Kings book. I liked all the glimpses I got of Kenton in the other stories so I couldn’t wait to read his book. It was just as I expected. Entertaining, sexy and sweet. But it had a little something extra. Kenton is a little more alpha in a dangerous way and I liked it!
Autumn is a nurse/stripper who is used to being judged. Judged by her looks, her job etc. So she keeps to herself. Doesn’t let people in. It’s how she copes. When she witnesses something she shouldn’t on the job, she gets sent from Vegas to Tennessee to stay with a friend of a friend… who happens to be Kenton Mayson.
Autumn and Kenton’s story shows us that it isn’t wise to make assumptions about other people based on their looks, their job etc. Judging a book by it’s cover isn’t always the brightest thing to do. As Kenton gets to know Autumn, he realizes that she isn’t what she seems. That his assumptions were way off base. And I think he has a little of the Mayson curse. He starts to fall hard.
She’s not what I expected. She’s not what I wanted, but fuck me if she’s not what I needed.
I love that Autumn busted through all the stereotypes thrown her way. And of course I love that she is a nurse, because all nurses pretty much kick ass. Anyway- she was a heroine who had a back bone. She may of been innocent and sweet, but she didn’t let Kenton walk all over her. She stood her ground when he screwed up and made him work for it. I liked that about her.
Kenton wasn’t exactly like the other Mayson boys. He was much more of a badass. He’s not a law abiding good guy. He does what he needs to do. He protects those he loves and does what he feels is right, not what is necessarily right. He’s sexy, dominated and I loved that mouth he had on him!
“Every time you fuck with me, it makes me wanna fuck you. One day, we’re gonna get to a point in our relationship where you’ll say something to set me off, and I’ll bend you over right where you stand and punish you for misbehaving or talking back.”
“Keep up with that smart mouth and I’ll fit it with something that will keep you quiet.”
Of course things couldn’t be easy for Kenton and Autumn. There was some drama, some suspense, and some serious ass kicking on Kenton’s part.
Aurora Rose Reynolds has this fantastic formula that works for me. Bad ass alpha men with a soft side for their woman, heroines who aren’t weak and annoying, and very sweet and fulfilling happily ever afters. There may be a little over the top drama at times, but it works. They are sexy, sweet and easy reads. This one was a little more intense than some of her others, but it still had that great formula. I really enjoy her writing and love her characters. If you’re a fan of her ‘Until’ series, I would recommend this book! It’s great to see a Mayson boy with a little more grit.
“Anything for you, babe.”
“Anything for you too. You know that, right? "
“You’ve already given me everything.”
About the Author:
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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