King of Durabia by Naleighna Kai is a multicultural literary feast. This is book one of the nine book Knights of the Castle series. This series is a spinoff of the Kings of the Castle series. The books in both series are standalones penned by various authors and can be read in any order.
American Ellena Kiley is vacationing in Durabia when her quick actions in an emergency situation earn her a reward from Sheikh Aayan Khan, ruler of Durabia. The reward forces Ellena into an unusual relationship with Kamran Ali Khan, the handsome and wealthy former Crown Prince of Durabia, eldest son of Sheikh Aayan. Political machinations lead to a dangerous situation for Ellena and makes it necessary for Kamran to seek help from Ellena’s brothers, the nine Kings of the Castle.
King of Durabia is a more than suitable beginning for another series that promises to be a standout. Naleighna Kai is a master literary talent and she starts this series (Knights) off as explosively as she did the last (Kings). The story grabs your attention on the first page and keeps it until the last. The characters are rich and vibrant with complete backstories. The dialogue is vivid and engaging, and the plot is compelling with exciting twists. I am compelled to rate it an easy 5 out of 5 stars and recommend it to anyone who enjoys multicultural romantic suspense, or anyone who enjoys good fiction. There is some sexual content that may be offensive to some readers, but it is still a must-read.
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: July 28, 2020
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