King for a Day by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

(The King Trilogy, #2)

King isn’t who she thought. She wasn’t even close...

When Mia Turner’s life becomes tethered to a mysterious billionaire, who she swears is the devil himself, she knows she must break free. It doesn’t matter if everything about him—those sinful lips, those pale gray eyes, that perfect male body—keeps her awake at night. He’s evil. She has to get away.

But when this man, known simply as King, suddenly disappears, Mia will discover she’s not home free. Because without King, she’s no longer safe from his ruthless, depraved, power-hungry social circle.
To survive, Mia will have to conceal King’s absence and walk a mile in the evil man’s twisted, cruel shoes. What she discovers will leave her more terrified and her heart more conflicted than she ever imagined.

King is not who she thought. She wasn’t even close.

"Why are you whispering?"

"Aren't you supposed to whisper when walking into potentially dangerous situations?"

"This isn't Scooby Doo."

When the last book left off, King has disappeared at the end and now Mia is desperate to find him. Not only is she worried somethings happened to him in the vicious hands of the demented Vaughn, but there's a new issue - if he doesn't fulfill his ends of Club 10 bargains within 24 hours, his warehouse of valuable items will be forfeit, including King's people as well. Mia will be turned over to Vaughn, who wants to do nothing less than rape and skin her alive in from a paying audience. Yes, really, bad people alert.

Obviously with the stakes so high, the pacing remains strong and tense. Mia and Mack must work together to solve the mystery of where King is, how to fulfill his strange deals on their own, and figure out the strange warehouse with all its secrets. Finally it is revealed WHAT King is, and it's not something I would have guessed either. I liked the explanation, but I'm not sure about what happens with Mia.

She's still a likable sort, even if she does get too shrill and a little annoying at the end. The trust factor was drug out a little too long. King is more likeable because we understand who he is, he's made his intentions of pursuing clear, and my heart does the whole melt factor where he's concerned now. I have a thing for ultra obsessed and confident men who think a woman they are into is the all and everything.

It's as good as the first - the plot is different, of course, but more comes to light and it's hard to put down. While being dark and twisted, it's addictive fun to read about this strange relationship. The ending didn't make me happy, but I'm hoping the third and final book in the trilogy resolves this.

   Book Quotes:

“Mia. I will never share you. I will never trade you. I will never leave you. You are mine, and I will not let you go.”