Kash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali’s sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash’s usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can’t stop thinking about her.
Dayita Samar comes from one of Loa Mali’s most respected families. The Oxford-educated scientist has dedicated her life to her country’s future. But under her staid and calm exterior, Day hides a few sexy secrets of her own. She is willing to marry her king, but also agrees that they can circumvent the law. Just because they’re married doesn’t mean they have to change their lives. It certainly doesn’t mean they have to fall in love.
After one wild weekend in Dallas, Kash discovers his bride-to-be is more than she seems. Engulfed in a changing world, Kash finds exciting new possibilities for himself. Could Day help him find respite from the crushing responsibility he’s carried all his life? This fairy tale could have a happy ending, if only they can escape Kash’s past…
Kashmir is the spare turned heir. Prior to becoming King
he lived pretty much a carefree and unrestricted lifestyle. Once he ascends to the throne everything is changed and he has a hard time adjusting. He uses various women as a mean to an outlet.As the story progresses you see how his upbringing truly affected him. Kashmir has never felt he was good enough his whole life. A lot of secrets get revealed and you can see why he acted the way he did. My heart broke for him because I couldn't imagine being made to feel like you aren't good enough just because you are second born. Kashmir also carried a lot of guilt on his shoulders for various reasons. I swear in this story he couldn't get a break it seemed. Like how much can one person take before they break?!
Dayita has a past history with Kashmir and is the only one who can bring him to his knees. I loved Dayita! She was headstrong, assertive and determined. Dayita knew when to be assertive and when to let Kashmir lead and be the man he needed to be. Dayita also has a secret side to her that no one really expected. Like the old saying goes, don't judge a book by its cover.
This was my first time reading any book in this series and I was pleasantly surprised. I liked the story a lot and it had a little bit of everything. The sex scenes between Kashmir and Dayita were off the charts hot!! Kashmir and Dayita had good chemistry outside of the bedroom. Their chemistry, the push and pull. Several times I wasn't sure how their story was going end and I was holding my breath. This story really did keep me on the edge of my seat while reading.
4 Book Corner Stars
*an arc was given for an honest review*
NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog int eh world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.