Title: Cruel Captivation
Series: Underground Kings #5
Author: Kelli Callahan
Genre: Dark Romantic Suspense
Release Date: November 19, 2020
They call me Heaven, but I’m far from being a saint.
I served six years in prison for assault and battery, On a woman.
If there is one thing people know about me, it’s how much I love women. I’d never lay a finger on them, unless it is all in pleasure, then yes, I plead guilty. I thought my past was behind me. I’m not like the other guys here. I’m not itching for payback, I only want to move on with my life. But she shows up. Heather Thomas. The governor’s other daughter. I only know because the woman I was accused of beating senseless was her sister. Now Heather is here, and things don’t look too promising for me. I shouldn’t be in the same space as Heather. It’s too dangerous. She sees me as I guilty man. After what she has been through, I don’t blame her. But she captivates me. I want her to believe me, to believe in me. I want to be her Heaven.
I have to prove to her that I’m not the man I was set up to be in her mind. And then maybe, she’ll be captivated by me.
ADD TO GOODREADS
Kelli writes hot and steamy romances with delicious alpha males who will not stop until they get the women they crave exactly where they want them. Kelli’s heroes are tough as nails, hot as sin, and underneath the rough exterior is a heart of gold begging to be unleashed. If you think you can tame them, you’re probably right, but it won’t be an easy journey.
MY REVIEW: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5
Asher Haven is the son of a California Senator. He was raised in a house where his parents heated each other and showed no love for him. He couldn’t wait to turn eighteen and move out and be on his own. He’s not like his parents, he has a heart that he wears on his sleeve, but he keeps to himself. He has one really good friend, Grace, and she is the sister of the one woman that he could see himself with, but she despises him. He kissed his friend once, but he and Grace decided it was like kissing siblings, so they stayed friends and that was it.
Grace and her sister Heather, are daughters of a respectable man that is convinced to run for
Governor by Asher’s father. Heather finds herself in the hands of a kidnapper and rapist. She is rescued by Owen and Officer Howard and now finds herself in a huge house built into a cliff. She can’t seem to get herself out of the darkness she’s fallen into since she was kidnapped, until she hears a familiar voice outside her door.
I love The Underground Kings. The men are like Robin Hood, they steal from the rich, bad people and keep some riches for themselves, but they also donate a huge amount of what they steal. These men are all wrongly accused of crimes they did not commit but they were found in the location of the crimes. Now they are living their lives in a small town in California in a house that is huge and beautiful. It’s in a beautiful location as well. These men may not live their lives legally all the time, but are protective, possessive and loyal to their family by choice. When they find, or are reconnected to the women that complete them, their protective and possessive side comes out and they are even more dangerous now. Asher Haven is the little brother to the group, they call him Heaven because he is so good looking and always has a sunny disposition. This book shows a different side of Heaven completely and it shows him as being a human with a huge heart still. I’ve loved Heaven from the beginning of these stories and was so looking forward to his story. It was well worth the wait, and I loved it. I give this story a 5-star review and look forward to more stories with these characters, they are fun to read and their interactions, family atmosphere, and antics are entertaining to read. I love Officer Howard as well and hope to read a story about him and more of his interactions with The Underground Kings.