Alejandro "Dro" Reyes has been a “fixer” for as long as he could remember, which makes owning a crisis management company focused on repairing professional reputations the perfect fit. The same could be said of Lola Samuels, who is only vaguely aware of his true talents and seems totally oblivious to the growing attraction between them. His company, Vantage Point, is in high demand and business in the Windy City is booming. Until a mysterious call following an attempt on his mentor’s life forces him to drop everything and accept a fated position with The Castle which blindsides him with an enemy he never saw coming.
Public relations maven, Lola Samuels, has just been given an impossible task to fix the tarnished image of longtime bad boy, Shawn Mayhew. She reaches out to Dro for assistance, unaware of the underlying tension between the Mayhew and Reyes families. What starts out as a cut and dry working arrangement becomes complicated by danger, ulterior motives, and a fierce heat that won’t be denied.
When Alejandro discovers the lengths that Alistair Mayhew will go to unseat him and ruin his family who has a decades-long affiliation to The Castle, he calls in a few reinforcements of his own from his brother Kings. But there's a hidden agenda that Alejandro doesn't see coming who threatens his life, his woman, and his throne.
A few reviews for King of Hyde Park:
Amazon Review - 5 Stars
Dro may be happy if he lives long enough
Dro is a stubborn, passionate workaholic who loves his family, and never really considered falling in actual love with a woman until Lola walked into his life. They really are a match made in heaven, if they don’t end up in heaven before they actually become a match. Dro is a fixer and doesn’t sit till, often finding himself in the literal line of Fire. This is how he ends up on Lola’s doorstep. End story. Except not. This book is packed with action, danger, love and passion. It’s a fast and exciting read and it will make you wish you were part of the Reyes family. You will enjoy!
Though this is a stand-alone, I highly recommend starting with Kings of the Castle and reading each Kings story in order. I read them all out order. They are so expertly crafted and flow so well between each of the books, it’s hard to tell each is crafted by a different author. Very well done!
Amazon Review - 5 Stars
Alejandro the great. Man of many faces
Danger is my middle name. This is what I do. Dro short for Alejandro is the fixer. If you need it done it will be. An attempted assassination of his mentor Khalil changed his special projects. The business of the Castle was more important. Dro was one of nine men known as Kings of the Castle. Each man had a diverse background and special set of skills. There talents were possessed during there teenage years with there mentor. So his assassination attempted was #1 . Family drama and rivalries interrupts his King of the Castle status. They all seem to tie in with the assassination attempt, a family rivalry that threatens his well being. In steps Lola a publicity fixer assigned to Dro from one of his special projects. Sparks fly , disloyalties uncovered , kidnapping , trafficking , rescues, shoot outs, covert mission etc.. Plenty of action.
Netgalley Review - 4 Stars
KING OF HYDE PARK by Lisa Watson is the eighth instalment in the multi-authored/ multi-cultural KINGS OF THE CASTLE romantic, suspense series focusing on nine ‘brothers’ from the streets of Chicago (Vikkas, Reno, Shaz, Jai, Daron, Kaleb, Grant, Dro and Dwayne) mentored and taught by the mysterious Khalil Germaine at the exclusive Macro International Magnet School in Chicago. This is fixer Alejandro ‘Dro’ Reyes, and PR agent Lola Samuels’ story line. KING OF HYDE PARK can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty but I recommend reading KINGS OF THE CASTLE (Book one) for backstory and history.
Told from several third person perspectives including Dro and Lola KING OF HYDE PARK continues to focus on the threats against the Kings of the Castle. Alejandro ‘Dro’ Reyes is a fixer, and is desperate to uncover the people behind the attack on his mentor Khalil Germaine, an attack that recalled Dro and his ‘brothers’ back home. Hoping to get closed to Lewis Wingate and Alistair Mayhew, current and former members of the Castle, Dro begins a slow seduction of Alistair’s PA Lola Samuels, only to find himself quickly falling for the woman herself. What ensues is the building relationship and romance between Dro and Lola, and the potential fall-out as Lola becomes collateral damage in the war between The Castle, and its’ former members.
When their mentor and founder of The Castle ends up on the business end of an assassination attempt, Grant, Alejandro, Shaz, Mariano, Vikkas, Jai, Daron, Kaleb, and Dwayne are snatched from their daily lives and successful businesses in order to right old wrongs and track down the men responsible for the attempt on his life. This is the beginning of a series of dangerous challenges that will alter the path of their lives forever. Not to mention, it will also draw the ire and deadly intent of current members—dirty politicians, the Russian mafia, American crime lords, and businessmen with their own sordid agendas who have tainted the humanitarian principles the Castle was founded on. These men wield major influence across the globe and have every intention of keeping the current state of things intact. Even if they have to increase Chicago’s body count to do so.
The powerful men, who were chosen by Khalil Germaine, are unexpectedly brought together by their pasts and current circumstances and will become a force to be reckoned with as they do whatever it takes to bring the Castle back to its original purpose. Fate made them brothers. Protecting the Castle, each other, and the women they love will make them Kings.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Authors work together to provide you with a world of romance, suspense, and contemporary fiction, where you'll never want to leave. It's time to discover The Castle. Book 1 is the introduction to The Castle and the full story of Vikkas and Milan. Books 2-9 are standalones that can be read in any order.
A few reviews for Kings of the Castle
Amazon Review - 5 Stars
King of the Castle
I loved the Storyline of 9 Men getting together after there mentor had an attempted assassination. The Story told brief summaries of what each men were dealing with in there lives after There Mentor helped them in there Teenage Years. I Love how all the Men & Love Interest show diversity. All the Men are Sucessful Business Owners from Real Estate, Tech Companies , Lawyers , Teachers , Health Professionals etc. All Tranied in some type of weapons training, martial arts and much more. Even though this is only the First Book. It makes you wanna Read about the other 9 Men and there Storylines. The Stories in themselves is intriguing like Human Trafficking, Illegal, Adoptions , Dirty Politicians, Gang Bangers running Drugs through the neighbors, Women Shelter for endangered women. The List Goes on. And Guess What the backdrop is in the Chicago and Surrounding Area.
Amazon Review - 5 Stars
The Start of Something Amazing
I’m writing this review after I already read this entire series. King of the Castle is an excellent set-up of to a masterfully crafted collaboration among 8 talented authors. I don’t know how they pulled it off. Eventhough they were written by different authors, you would never know if if you didn’t know. They flow so beautifully from one book to the other even if they are stand alones. The characters are so consistent throughout, and even though each of the kings individual stories focus on them, they still give you insight into the others lives. The women all work together in all of the books, their families etc. I imagine the only way Naleighana pulled this off is to lock everyone in one room for months until they all spoke the same authors language. It’s amazing.
Kings of the Castle gives you just enough to hook you
And leave you no choice but to read all 9 books in less than two weeks. It’s that good. You will it be disappointed.
Amazon Review - 5 Stars
Castle Roll Call
King of the Castle leader is shot and needs surgery right away. He will not go under until he talks to his "Sons.". His eight" Sons" that needs to take charge of the Castle from the evil forces that has used it for illegal gain while he was away. The biology son waste no time to collect them to get to their teacher/father bedside for private words.
I love everything about the setup up book for the 8 Sons to cleanup Chicago from everything from drugs, human trafficking and other heinous crimes we face today.
The Castle is now crawling with muscular, sexy brown men to solve these terrible crime in the Chicago area while some secret in their own life will come to light.
I have to say I'm a visual person so when I saw these covers I was super interested. The author told me it was her and her brother that designed them. You guys nailed it!!!!!
This world was brought to you by S.L. Jennings, Naleighna Kai, Martha Kennerson, J.L.Campbell, Lisa Watson, Karen D. Bradley, Janice M. Allen, London St. Charles, and MarZe Scott.
ABOUT THE KINGS OF THE CASTLE SERIES:
Each King book is a standalone, NO cliffhangers
USA Today, New York Times and National Bestselling Authors work together to provide you with a world you'll never want to leave. The Castle.
Fate made them brothers but protecting the Castle, each other, and the women they love will make them Kings. Their combined efforts to find the current Castle members responsible for the attempt on their mentor’s life is the beginning of dangerous challenges that will alter the path of their lives forever.
These powerful men unexpectedly brought together by their pasts and current circumstances
will become a force to be reckoned with.
All The Kings Men!
Book 1–Kings of the Castle (the introduction to the series)
Book 2–King of Chatham
Book 3–King of Evanston
Book 4–King of Devon
Book 5–King of Morgan Park
Book 6–King of South Shore
Book 7–King of Lincoln Park
Book 8-King of Hyde Park
Book 9– King of Lawndale