Mariano “Reno” DeLuca uses his skills and resources to create safe havens for women who find themselves in dangerous situations.
Unfortunately, a surge in criminal activity in the Chatham area threatens the women’s anonymity and security, including the mysterious beauty who landed on the doorstep of The Second Chance at Life Women’s Shelter right before an all hands on deck call that summons him to The Castle.
When Zuri Okusanya, an exotic Tanzanian Princess, arrives seeking refuge from an arranged marriage and its deadly consequences, Mariano is now forced to relocate the women in the shelter to an even more secluded place. He is striving hard not to lose his heart to the forbidden goddess, all while fighting an enemy who’s supposed to be an ally and fending off immoral attempts by men who covet his seat on The Castle’s board.
Will Mariano have the power to defeat his adversaries before they destroy him and the woman he loves?
ABOUT THE KINGS OF THE CASTLE SERIES
Each King book is a standalone, NO cliffhangers
USA Today, New York Times, and National Bestselling Authors work together to provide you with a world you'll never want to leave. The Castle.
Fate made them brothers, but protecting the Castle, each other, and the women they love, will make them Kings. Their combined efforts to find the current Castle members responsible for the attempt on their mentor’s life, is the beginning of dangerous challenges that will alter the path of their lives forever.
These powerful men, unexpectedly brought together by their pasts and current circumstances, will become a force to be reckoned with.
Book 1 – Kings of the Castle (the introduction to the series)
Book 2 – King of Chatham
Book 3 – King of Evanston
Book 4 – King of Devon
Book 5 – King of Morgan Park
Book 6 – King of South Shore
Book 7 – King of Lincoln Park
Book 8 - King of Hyde Park
Book 9 – King of Lawndale
"It was a great romance mixed with suspense and fast paced that kept you on the edge of your seat throughout the read. I couldn't put it down." - Shannan Harper, Harper's Court Reviews
DON'T MISS the hot new standalone series, Knights of the Castle. The Kings of the Castle made them family, but the Knights will transform the world.
Book 1 - King of Durabia
Book 2 - Knight of Bronzeville
Book 3 - Knight of South Holland
Book 4 - Lady of Jeffrey Manor
Book 5 - Knight of Grand Crossing
Book 6 - Knight of Paradise Island
Book 7 - Knight of Irondale
Book 8 - Knight of Birmingham
Book 9 - Knight of Penn Quarter
King Reno: Beauty and the Beast
Book two, the Kings of the Castle series, introduces the readers to King Mariano Reno DeLuca, who is the owner and director of the Second Chance at Life Women's Shelter located in the hood. The Second Chance at Life Women's Shelter is a place of refuge for women to restart their lives from devastating circumstances. The Women Shelter offered state of the art facilities and services including apartments and job placement for their clientele.
The book opens with a background story about a Tanzanian goddess named Zuri Okusanya, who sneaks home to attend her beloved mother's funeral. She risks her life due to a bounty placed on her for refusing to participate in a forced marriage. Defying her father's orders and with the help of her mom's inner circle, she returns to Chicago via her student Visa with her father's cronies in tow.
Under the recommendation from her mother, Zuri appeared at the women's shelter seeking safety from her father and Djimon, arranged marriage fiance. Who believes in love at first sight? Reno meets Zuri, and his world changed in a blink of an eye. He felt a strong connection to her, which were against ethics as well as sabotage the shelter. He vowed to protect her at all costs, including disowning someone very close to him. Reno learns someone betrayed him that jeopardize Zuri's life and fueled the criminal behavior at the Castle.
Although this book is separate, the storyline intertwines with the other books thus far. I enjoyed this multicultural romance suspense novel.