Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
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.
3.5 Stars for a sexy Hawaiian
The second book in The Underground Kings series tells Kai and Myla’s story and takes place at the same time as the first book so it’s best to read Assumption before diving in to Obligation. Saying that, I did end up going back to the first book because I felt lost in the beginning. The story starts off with Myla and Kai having met once as children and in the next moment, they have been married and Myla is injured. I read the first few chapters and ended up going back and rereading them wondering why I still felt like I was missing something. As if I had started in the middle of their story, rather than the beginning. Kai is first introduced in Until Trevor and I skimmed it again just to see if there was anything else I might find out about him.
Once I got past those feelings, I found myself getting in to their story. Kai is a sexy Hawaiian who is overprotective of Myla from the moment he first spotted her as children. Now years later with Myla’s life in danger, he does the only thing he can think of; marry her to keep her safe.
“When you were little, I found you crying in your tree house. I wasn’t very old then, but the moment I saw you with tears in your big, blue eyes, I knew you were something that needed to be protected….I have always needed to protect you,” he says softly.”
Myla has lost so much in her life. Her parents, family, her business and her home. Now with a new husband she doesn’t even know, life is even more complicated. Added to the fact that he keeps secrets from her and that she has her own. Kai also confuses the hell out of her with his “I want you but I shouldn’t” attitude.
“The man confuses the hell out of me. One moment he is kissing me senseless, and the next, he is standoffish and making me feel like I had made a giant mistake.”
I do have to say that just like the authors other books, there is major heat that explodes from the pages between these two. I loved that Kai actually desires for their marriage to be real and that, while he does act like a caveman more times than I can count throughout the book, he always tries to protect her. While I loved the author’s previous books, especially Assumption, I just couldn’t get into this one as much.