Title: Assumption (Underground Kings, #1)
Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 25 2014
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.
“Just remember that sometimes, the way you think about a person isn’t the way they actually are.” ~John Green
Assumption is book one in Aurora Rose Reynolds’ new series entitled Underground Kings. I have been a huge fan of this author ever since becoming addicted to her Until series. I have come to love the over-the-top alpha cavemen she creates and the sassy women who manage to steal their hearts. To say that I was highly anticipating this book would be an understatement. Every book penned by this author has not only had me swooning but has left me happily sighing in “blissful romance land”. This book did not disappoint. Aurora Rose Reynolds has managed to create yet another lovable alpha hero. This one just needs to prove that he is not an ass after making assumptions that were completely off base.
“Beautiful. I hate that fucking word. Who gives a crap if someone is attractive on the outside if they are dying inside? My whole life has been about what I look like.”
Autumn Freeman is no stranger to being judged by her looks. Raised by an uncaring mother who demanded perfection when it came to her outward appearance, Autumn broke free from her reigns as soon as she was old enough leave. Although Autumn hates being stereotyped and gawked at, she takes on a job at a strip club in Vegas in order to make ends meet and to pay for her schooling as she is studying to become a nurse. She is almost in the home stretch working at her practicum. She will soon be able to say good-bye to the strip club and work full time as a nurse. That is until she finds herself in a dangerous and violent situation at the club and is forced to go into hiding in Tennessee. Too bad the man who has been charged with protecting her poses a greater threat to Autumn.
“She’s not what I expected. She’s not what I wanted, but fuck me if she’s not what I need.”
Kenton Mayson is someone we have caught glimpses of in the Until series as a cousin of the infamous Mayson brothers. When a friend of his calls in a favor and asks him to protect a woman who has witnessed a terrifying ordeal, Kenton agrees and moves Autumn into his home so that he can keep his eye on her. What he does not expect is to be attracted to the beautiful redhead who he has made some wrong assumptions about based on the fact that she works at a strip club. Despite his immediate and strong attraction towards her, Kenton decides to keep his distance. That is until he discovers that his preconceived notions about Autumn are way off base. Now it is game on and he will do anything in his power to not only protect her but to also make her his. Being judged so severely by someone who barely knew her has made Autumn’s defenses stay locked in place. She is not going to forgive Kenton very easily. Like any true Mayson man, however, Kenton is relentless in his pursuit to worm his way into Autumn’s life and heart. And, what a Mayson wants…..
I absolutely loved watching another Mayson man pursue the woman he decides to claim as his with such a Neanderthal flare that only this author can conjure up. It never fails to put a smile on my face. Autumn is fierce, authentic and smart and she gives as good as she gets. With this being said, though, she was unable to resist Kenton’s charms for long. They both fall hard for one another. The connection they share is beyond beautiful and full of passion. But, Autumn is still in danger. Can Kenton protect the woman who has come to mean the world to him? Can the two of them stand together and fight against everything that is threatening to rip apart their newly found and fragile relationship?
All in all, Assumption is a great start to what will likely be another amazing series by Aurora Rose Reynolds. Both Kenton and Autumn make assumptions about the other that are unfounded. I loved watching our hero and heroine prove to one another just how wrong they were. Once again Ms. Reynolds has proven why she is a go to author for me. I loved this book and can’t wait for more in this series. The next book will be about Kai. Damn I he one intriguing mofo. I am excited!
Underground King Series Reading Order
Obligation – Release Date tba
Distraction – Release Date tba
Prologue & Chapter 1
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.