Kash Kamdar is the king of a peaceful but powerful island nation. As Loa Mali’s sovereign, he is always in control, the final authority. Until his mother uses an ancient law to force her son into marriage. His prospective queen is a buttoned-up intellectual, nothing like Kash’s usual party girl. Still, from the moment of their forced engagement, he can’t stop thinking about her.
Dayita Samar comes from one of Loa Mali’s most respected families. The Oxford-educated scientist has dedicated her life to her country’s future. But under her staid and calm exterior, Day hides a few sexy secrets of her own. She is willing to marry her king, but also agrees that they can circumvent the law. Just because they’re married doesn’t mean they have to change their lives. It certainly doesn’t mean they have to fall in love.
After one wild weekend in Dallas, Kash discovers his bride-to-be is more than she seems. Engulfed in a changing world, Kash finds exciting new possibilities for himself. Could Day help him find respite from the crushing responsibility he’s carried all his life? This fairy tale could have a happy ending, if only they can escape Kash’s past…
I always get excited when I know that a new Lexi Blake book is being released, I feel like a kid at a toy store, for me that is the excitement I get when it comes to books. Arranged is the newest addition to the Masters and Mercenaries series and let me just say that this may be a novella but it does not lack in any of the ways we love this series. Now it is a bit different than what we are used to but that different is a good thing, trust me on this.
Kash and Dayita these two are complicated, have depth and have history together. Well sort of have history together. Kash was into Dayita in college but never got to act on those feelings because his life got turned upside down in a heartbeat and had to leave. Both are from the same country but Kash is now the King. He has to marry and Dayita is the bride chosen. An arranged marriage it is. I really felt for both of these characters, the emotional roller coaster we are taken on, the angst and pain that is a part of the story but this is a second chance romance so it needs that drama to make their happiness even more so. This is not a sappy love story; it has layers that take it to a whole new level.
Arranged is a book I can easily recommend and say without a doubt is one damn good read. I think I need to do a series reread now. Lexi Blake congrats on another amazing book!
NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog int eh world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem.