King of Lincoln Park by Martha Kennerson is book seven of the nine book Kings of the Castle series 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 Grant Khambrel’s story.
Grant Khambrel, commercial architect and owner of a successful construction company, has been awarded a very lucrative contract to renovate and expand Chicago’s United Center. Unfortunately, Grant is being blackmailed for something he didn’t do and must discover the identity of the blackmailer before both his professional and personal reputations are ruined. Once he outs the blackmailer he can devote all of his attention to winning the affections of Autumn Knight, the woman he’s known was his as soon as he laid eyes on her.
Autumn Knight is the Administrative Director at the United Center. She’s been unable to forget the Adonis that she locked eyes with once before, but had never met. Now he’s the architect and contractor for the Center’s renovation project, which means they’re in constant contact. Autumn has never had a serious relationship, but she’s at risk of becoming Grant Khambrel’s permanent love interest.
King of Lincoln Park is another strong installment in the Kings of the Castle series. The author keeps the focus on her primary characters, Grant and Autumn, amping the tension between the two. The plot is perfectly suspenseful, keeping the reader involved and guessing.
As with the previous books in this series, I rate it 5 out of 5 stars. This is the perfect book for anyone who enjoys multicultural romantic suspense or well-written contemporary romance. There is some explicit sexual content that may be offensive to some 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 17, 2019