Back with more Kindle Store adventures, this was also during that whole batch of books I’ve been downloading with my last two reviews of those books that kind of pissed me off. At this point, I have no hopes and if this is another steamy romance, I’m about ready to rip it to shreads. I didn’t even bother to read the description of this one and decided to just jump in. With that, a deep breath and be brave, we are checking out King’s (part of The King Trilogy) and written by a New York Times Bestselling Author. Now, I’m a little more confident about this one. 🙂 I mean, it can’t get worse than the last one, right?
Let’s jump right in!
King’s (The King Trilogy #1)
by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff
When Mia Turner’s brother goes missing in Mexico, while on an archaeological dig, she believes that life couldn’t get much worse. But when she’s blocked at every turn from finding answers, by both local and U.S. authorities, she must turn to a man she swears is the devil. Others might be fooled by his private jet, fine tailored suits, and disarming smile, but Mia knows something dark, sinister, and unnatural lurks behind those penetrating, pale-gray eyes. And the more she learns, the more she realizes she may never be free again. – Goodreads
Now we’re talking! King’s was a fun book to read! What makes King’s different from the other two is that it exceeds our expectations and the sexy bits are simply adding onto the mystery building both Mia and King’s character. Its not afraid to tease its audience with the scenes as we watch their connection grow throughout the deal they have with each other. Okay, its a little mystery paranormal mixed with a mild investigation thriller. Its a good mix and it sets a decent tone that matches the story it wants to tell. Point is, the writing is refined but casual enough to be an enjoyable read. You know exactly what sort of book you are getting into and it keeps it well-paced to make sure there’s enough of both character development and mystery to make it intriguing to keep reading. However, while the writing is refined, there are still moments of clunky or cheesy dialogue. I guess its unavoidable but with a decent story, it gets rewarded with a little laugh.
But, nothing quite beats this quote that just cracks me up and changed the tone of the book completely.
Okay. So, apparently this entire conversation was code for, “Come and get me, muthafucka.” and “Oh, I’m comin’, all right. Your ass is mine.”… -King’s
Mia seemed rather uptight and really incredibly weird that she kept thinking about getting into King’s pants even when she claimed that she didn’t like him at all, but they kind of explain that by the end. I’m happy with that, you know, reasonable enough explanations for things that come out of the ordinary. It adds a little weird to it since it gives Mia’s character a little mystery. And that is where this book does well in adding some fun but folding in a little mystery for each character. However, this book is definitely only meant as a beginning for a series because the ends with a cliffhanger that would only be answered. That is something I don’t quite like about books (or movies) that aren’t self-contained enough. However, I did end it right there and didn’t pursue the next book yet (but intend to eventually).
While Mia’s character is fun because we read from her perspective throughout the entire book, the character that is the most intriguing has to go to King’s, our mystery man. King’s is a dominant character here but also quite smart. It doesn’t take long for us to realize that not only does he have some connections but also that he has some mystery skills/powers that teases us throughout the read. It makes us wonder until one scene where its apparent of what it is even if we don’t quite know the why. With that said, there is only a limit to what I can say to make it still a fun journey for you if you haven’t read this yet. However, there is one more character which plays a supporting role and I believe at this point has a book in the series to himself, Mack, the guy who flies the plane for King’s and is something like a right hand man and while he can’t tell more about King’s to Mia, he plays as a messenger but also a mentor to how to interact with King’s and gives his friendly advice. If there’s anything about this series, I can’t wait to see how his character is developed.
Overall, King’s is a fun start to a series. It might not be that self-contained but it still is well-paced and mysterious enough of a story to keep me interested in eventually reading the second one. King’s definitely surprised me and to think it has a few more books already in the series released makes me feel like there is still a lot to look forward to. However, King’s does have a well-paced story, enough mysteries to keep the reader intrigued and good characters all wrapped up in some casual reading package and I like all that quite a bit.
Have you read King’s?