Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Release Date: February 11 2015
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.
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 I’m 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.
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.
After reading and loving the Until Series by Aurora Rose Reynolds I guess I always expect her new books to be equally amazing. Unfortunately this new Underground series has yet to really wow me. When Obligation begins we meet a young Myla who is unwillingly being sent away by her parents. As a young child Kai promised to always take care of his girl. Years later Kai has the chance to take up on his promise and his best choice is to marry her. Told between short alternating time lines we learn more about Myla’s past, one she is still unsure about.
When the ‘marriage’ begins to become more than fiction, Myla decides she wants all or nothing. Kai is more than happy to oblige Myla, but when her past comes back to haunt her Kai must become both husband and protector.
Parts of the story are left out such as the two agreeing to the fake marriage. For someone reading this as a standalone and not in conjunction with the series may be a little confused at times. Even having read all the books myself, certain points were easily forgotten and not retold for readers so it was a bit disappointing and disconnecting. For many readers it would be ideal to read or even re-read Assumption prior to Obligation in order to fully understand Kai’s book. Not to mention how fast paced everything is, it’s hard to take a breath. From the beginning of the story to the end everything felt rushed even the sex scenes. As a reader I wanted to tone down the drama and just give the characters a chance to breathe and take a breath. Unfortunately with the danger surrounding them, Kai and Myla’s relationship is rushed even more ultimately pushing them together.
Overall this was another good addition to the Underground series; however, it’s not my favorite. As always I will continue to read and auto-buy anything from this author and keep my fingers crossed that the next book will feel more complete and less lacking for standalone readers or those who don’t remember every detail from the previous book. Fans of Aurora Rose Reynolds may not find there favorite book with Obligation but they certainly won’t be disappointed either. Kai is another over the top Alpha with way too many protective qualities but can still melt your panties with a few words.*COPY PROVIDED BY AUTHOR FOR REVIEW*
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