I received this book for free from Forever in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Fearless King by Katee Robert
Also in this series: The Vampire King
Series: The Kings #2
Published by Forever on February 5, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
From the New York Times bestselling author of Undercover Attraction comes a sexy convenience romance between the heir to a Texas oil company and the rugged, dangerous man who may be the only one who can help her out of deep family drama.
Ultra-wealthy and super powerful, the King family is like royalty in Texas. But their secrets can be deadly.
Fake boyfriend. Real danger.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.
The Fearless King is the second book in the “Kings” series and this is the newest series by Katee Robert and I am in love. There is something so unique about how this author writes her stories and she delivers some wonderful suspenseful elements that are mind-boggling and just immediately pulls you into the story. The Fearless King I have been waiting on for almost a year and I had so much fun time reading this one last night and boy I read this book really quickly.
The Fearless King features our main couple: Journey King and Frank Evans. We saw some explosive chemistry between these two in book one, so they have that whole I hate you but lust after you type of relationship going on. Journey is one of the King siblings and helps run their mother’s business. Now that their mother is gone, it’s up to Journey and her brothers to keep it going and repair the damage done to it. But then her father comes back to town and is taking over the company. Elliot is the only person that Journey fears, Elliot (their birth father) was highly abusive to his children before their mother convinced him to leave. But now he has stepped in and worked to manipulating his children. Journey and her siblings are working at getting Elliott removed somehow, but when Elliot finds out about Frank, he wants him removed from her life by any means necessary. Soon Frank’s life is in danger and Journey will protect him no matter what.
What a wild ride this book turned out to be and I honestly had such fun with this story. Not quite as much as book one, since I did have issues with these siblings in “The Last King” but I did like Journey’s character and loved the relationship we see between her and Frank Evans. Frank is black and so many people especially Elliott and her grandmother disapprove of her relationship because of his ethnic background, or even how the police officers that get involved treat him just because of his ethnicity. I really liked that Robert addressed this issue and showed that there needs to be more acceptance in the world and how bad some are treated because of certain prejudices.
There is quite a strong level of suspense and boy this book had my heart racing from beginning to end and I was so entrenched in this story and how this book was written. I was impressed with how this author wrote this book though and the level of intrigue and dangerous elements that are portrayed and I am curious over which sibling will be next. I am hoping its the next sister because of what we see happen to her.
The romance that develops between Frank and Journey is quite fun. There is a strong angst level, but not too overpowering. They have explosive chemistry of course, and at first its a “fake relationship/fling” like tropes but it quickly develops into more when we see how much these two try to fight the emotions they feel for each other. They both have powerful personalities and I liked seeing them find the right balance in their relationship.
The Fearless King was a story of delightful sexual tension, mind engaging storytelling and a romance you want to cheer on!!! AN EMPOWERING TALE!