King of Morgan Park by bestselling author, Karen D. Bradley, is book five of the nine book Kings of the Castle series penned by various female authors. Book one, Kings of the Castle is an introduction to all of the Kings, with emphasis on Vikkas Germaine. Books two through nine are standalones with no cliffhangers and can be read in any order, though I’m reading them in sequence.
Nine former students of Khalil Germaine, now Kings of The Castle, are recruited by their mentor to root out and eliminate the corruption that has infiltrated The Castle, initially a humanitarian endeavor. They vow to protect The Castle and each other from future attacks, while searching for the person or persons responsible for the attempted assassination of their mentor, Khalil, and his son, Vikkas. Along the way they meet some extraordinary women. This is Daron Kincaid’s story.
Daron Kincaid is the only king who didn’t attend Macro International Magnet School run by mentor, Khalil Germaine, though he did qualify and was selected for the program. Daron’s Castle membership and position as a king are inherited.
Daron is a part Filipino inventor and security specialist. He owns and runs a security firm, Crossroads Security, and utilizes his chosen field and his new position as a king to improve security at the Castle. He invents innovative new technology, including a tracking device used to locate women being trafficked. His protective tendencies extend to his girlfriend, Cameron. Daron loves her but keeps secrets that cost him her trust.
Marquise Sinclair is an international crime boss seeking to take Daron’s position with the new Castle Kings to increase his power in the criminal world. Marquise thinks the quickest way to get Daron’s seat is through Cameron, Daron’s girlfriend. That is a major miscalculation.
Cameron Stone is beautiful but deadly. She can use her feminine wiles or her extensive training to take down any man who makes the mistake of thinking her weak. Cameron finds herself caught between two men. One wants to use her as leverage against the other. Can she defeat one and capture the heart of the other?
King of Morgan Park is another masterful addition to the Kings of the Castle series. Bradley has brought her characters to life. There are more than a few secondary characters, but the story still flows smoothly. Once again, my attention was held from start to finish. The plot features multiple destructive secrets and provides an adrenaline rush. The author maintains the extraordinary continuity, evidenced throughout the series thus far.
I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and give it 5 out of 5 stars. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys multicultural romantic suspense or well-written contemporary romance. There is some sexual content that may not be suitable for all readers.
My thanks to Independent Publishers Group and NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
Publication Date: December 10, 2019