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a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof
They say when you assume that you make an ass out of you and me. Kenton Mayson learned this lesson firsthand when he made assumptions about Autumn Freeman and the kind of woman she is based on what little information he had. What he finds out is she’s not only beautiful, but also smart, funny, a fighter, and exactly the kind of woman he wants to share his life with. Autumn made assumptions of her own about Kenton, and now he needs to prove her wrong in order to protect her and their future.
I recently completed by first Aurora Rose Reynolds book, her newest release Assumption. When I picked up the book, I wasn't exactly sure what to think. It sounded like it was going to be a bad-ass hero along with an even more awesome heroine. What Aurora Rose Reynolds delivered was just that. Assumption follows the story of Autumn, a beautiful woman who hates to be called beautiful. She's training to be a nurse by day and she's a stripper by night. When Autumn witnesses something she shouldn't she is sent to live with someone who her friend, Link thinks can protect, his best friend Kenton.
Man oh man, Kenton. He was a real charmer.... Not. Kenton was so mean to Autumn when he first met her and learned she was a stripper. He judged her before he even got to know her. I had a hard time liking Kenton at first. His personality was not very likable until you got to know him.. Once he showed his true self, he became someone you just couldn't resist. He became sweet, tender and loving. Kenton was the ultimate bad boy with a heart of gold. Once he started to feel for Autumn, there was nothing he wouldn't do to protect her.
Autumn tried to stay away from Kenton, but at every turn her life kept bringing her back to him, whether it be the people she met in her life, or the trouble that followed her all the way from Vegas, Kenton was always there.
My only complaint for this story is it felt a little rushed to me at some points. I would have loved to have seen more about Kenton & Autumn, they really intrigued me. I felt like in some ways the action was all put into one chapter, I would have loved to see more drama for Autumn, maybe spread out a little bit more... I did LOVE that Aurora tied pieces of her other stories into this one. I love when books can cross!
Over all I really enjoyed this book. I think Aurora gave us a bad boy and a n awesome story and told it beautifully. Assumption is just the beginning of the Underground Kings. We get more of them and I can't wait to have the privilege to read about them!
I see you judging me. I know what you’re thinking. She has to be a slut; she works at a strip club and takes off her clothes for money. Yes! I work at a strip club, and you may think I’m a whore for showing off my body, but this is a talent that has been forced down my throat since I was a young child. Look pretty and smile. I put on a show for those who choose to watch. However long I’m on stage, I’m not even me. It’s what I imagine an out of body experience would be like—a performance, nothing more, nothing less. The people watching make assumptions about who they think I am, or cook up a story in their heads of whom they want me to be. I’m just another beautiful face.
Beautiful. I hate that fucking word. Who gives a crap if someone is attractive on the outside if they are dying inside? My whole life has been about what I look like. I swear, the only reason my mother kept me was to have a real-life, living, breathing doll she could dress up and control, which is the exact reason why as soon as I became eighteen, I got as far away from her special brand of crazy as I could. That’s also why I don’t date. The first thing guys do is look at me and see a pretty face, a nice body, and an empty space where my brain’s supposed to be. They have no interest in getting to know the person I am on the inside. They don’t care I volunteer my spare time, and they couldn’t care less I’m going to school to be an RN. They don’t ask about my hopes, my dreams, or about where I see my life in twenty years. They don’t care about me at all.
They just want someone pretty to follow them around and tell them how handsome they are, how special they are, while agreeing with everything they say. Fuck that! I did that for too many years. That’s why I live inside books. At least there I can choose where I want to be—from the highlands of Scotland, to a king’s bed in a faraway land—and even if it’s pretend, sometimes that’s a lot better than reality.
Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who's husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She's married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it's beauty.