From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage Contract comes a sexy romance full of family secrets, riveting suspense, and a pretend boyfriend who makes one woman start to feel things that are all too real.
Named one of the "Hottest Romances of 2019" by Goodreads!Named one of the "Best Romantic Suspense Novels" by The Booklist Reader!
Journey King is an expert at managing the family business. But when her father returns to Houston hell-bent on making a play for the company, Journey will do anything to stop him, even if that means going to Frank Evans for help. Frank deals in information, the dirtier the better. Rugged and rock solid, he's by far her best ally -- and also the most dangerous.
Frank knows better than to get tangled up with the Kings. But something about Journey's rare vulnerability drags him deep into enemy territory...and into her darkest past. Pretending to be her boyfriend may be necessary for their plan to work, but Frank soon finds helping Journey is much more than just another job -- and he'll do whatever it takes to keep her safe.
In the tense second King contemporary romantic thriller, Robert threatens the peace brokered in The Last King by plunging the King siblings into danger. Journey King's role in Kingdom Corp keeps her centered. When her sadistic father, Elliot, returns from a long absence, intent on seizing control of the company by terrorizing his children, a shaken Journey turns to Frank Evans, a powerful frenemy, for help. Frank desires Journey but doesn't trust the Kings. However, when an emotionally battered Journey asks him to dig up Elliot's secrets to protect her family, Frank agrees to wade in. It quickly becomes apparent that the danger Elliot poses is very real. Robert uses the gripping passion between Frank and Journey to force them to confront their fears and admit they need each other. There's nothing typical about this damsel/knight romance, and watching Journey learn to trust herself and Frank choose to let down his guard when each has so much at stake is deeply satisfying. This suspenseful installment stands alone, but new readers will definitely want to read the first book in the series.
In The Fearless King we get Frank and Journey's story. We met both of them in book one as side characters. There is some major family drama going on that connects both couples and many of the side characters.
After Beckett forced Journey's mom to leave the state in book one, that left her and her siblings open for their father, Elliott to come back and try to take their company from them. It isn't as simple as a hostile takeover, Elliott is a monster and abused all four of his children when they were young.
It's taken years for Journey to grow strong and feel like less of a victim, but all it takes is for her father to come back into her lives to take her right back to the abuse she suffered as a child. The only person she feels she can turn to is the last person she ever thought she would need.
Frank has become a man of power after that no one wants to mess with. He has his own past that have molded him into this new, harder man that he has become. Journey is dangerous to him since he can't seem to stifle his fascination with her. When she comes to him for help, there is no way he can say no but not without adding a few strings to the deal.
Both books 1 and 2 have that opposites attract appeal to them. Journey and Frank can't be more opposite in personality. Their chemistry was pretty off the charts. I'm a big fan of a strong Alpha character who protects and Frank is the very definition of these traits.
A lot of damage was done to the King family by the time all was said and done. There is so much the author can go in the next book in the series and I think I know who the next foe will be. I can't wait to find out if I'm right.