Thursday, July 3, 2014

~Review: King (The VIP #3) by Jamie Begley~

My good intentions always led to disaster. The cold hard truth is that I was never meant to be a father to Lily. Staying in Treepoint, Kentucky for a few weeks to get to know my daughter was meant to be a time of discovery, instead I find out that she’s married to a killer and living in a sex club. I’m going to find out how to destroy The Last Riders and give Lily the future she deserves.

He thinks I’m a whore; he doesn’t know me. I’m nobody’s fool, but he thinks he’s going to use me to find The Last Riders only weakness. That’s his biggest mistake of all. There’s more to me than meets the eye. King thinks he’s too good for me, that I’m less than dirt in his eyes. What the King of Queen City is going to find out too late is that I’m his judge, and I hold his life in my hands.

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

King is the third book in Jamie Begley’s contemporary romance series The VIP Room and characters from her The Last Riders and Biker Bitches series are intertwined throughout the novel.  As an avid lover of all of her book characters, it was entertaining catching up with the gang and learning more about their lives together now in the present time.  King and Evie’s story begins where Shade’s Fall ended.  
King was not there as a father when Lily had needed him growing up and he had made himself a promise that he would be from now on.  His first concern was the man that she had married, Shade.  Lily deserved someone better and King decided to make sure that she got that no matter what he had to do to insure her happiness and safety.  That started with getting rid of Shade. It was important that he get as much information about Shade and his motorcycle club as possible; he needed inside information.   King felt guilty about the way Lily’s life had started out with Brenda and her how abusive she had been to his daughter.
The man his daughter was married to was a scary son of a b!tch, and he should know; he had seen a lot of scary sh!t with his own disreputable lifestyle.  F*ck, he had stared down death since he was thirteen-years-old, and was an immoral son of a b!tch, but Lily’s husband had chills running down his back.
Evie was so much more than what the eye could see, she was a sum total of her painful past.  The loss of her innocence through rape by her fellow soldiers, the death of her fiancĂ© and the betrayal of her family all contributed to the strong woman that had survived. She uses her sexuality to escape the past and the memories she cannot let go of that deny her sleep and haunt her dreams. She is a woman of many layers that as you peel them slowly back you are left with intense loyalty, a strict sense of justice, honor and love for those within her circle.  Her club is her family and her salvation until one day she comes face to face with a man that she cannot forget. At first King planned to use Evie as an inside source of information but the more time spends with her, the more stronger the attraction and desire for her grows.
Evie was the exact opposite of everything he wanted; tall with brown hair that had highlights of red and gold, whiskey-colored eyes, and a body that was firm and lithe.  She reminded him of an expensive glass of bourbon with all the delights and a strong bite.

Shade tells Evie he needs her to go with his sister Penny to Queen City to help her get settled and while she is there find out what King’s plan is and how it will affect Lily. Lately Evie has been feeling restless and in need of a change and this is a perfect opportunity for her to get away and find out what she wants.
Thank you, Jamie Begely for the many hours of enjoyable reading!  You Rock~TSRBR  

Hero –King: 4.5 stars
Heroine –Evie: 5 stars
Steam: 4.5 stars
Plot: 4.5 stars
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! If you did not feel that Evie warranted a book, you must reconsider and read King.  It will totally blow you away when you look at this uniquely resilient woman and the way she does not let her loved ones down.

Would I read other books by this author: Yes! Jamie Begley is a creative genius and each book in this series continues to elevate her to another level.  Once again this author does not disappoint her readers.

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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