Author: Willow Aster
Series: Kingdoms of Sin #2
Release Date: January 9, 2020
# of Pages: 300
It was never a question of love.
I knew I loved Elias Lancaster and that he loved me.
At least I always thought he did.
But for some reason, he always found an excuse not to be with me.
The pain I felt as my childhood love rejected me, again and again, after promising me the world when we were kids…
Well, it just wouldn’t go away.
No matter how hard I tried.
Desperate times called for desperate measures, and I never wanted to be considered desperate, but I knew if something didn’t change soon, I’d lose Elias for good and die of a broken heart.
No one told me how many times my heart could break in the process.
Exposed is the second book in the Kingdoms of Sin series and I will say that I wasn’t overjoyed to find out that Mara would be the featured character in this addition. I definitely advise that you read this series in order as this one picks up right where the first book, Downfall, left off.
Like I said, I wasn’t crazy about Mara being the main character in Exposed. In the first book I found her to be, put simply, a bully. She’s pretty much the definition of a spoiled princess, or so you think. In Exposed, we are shown the many layers of Mara. We are given her history which helps explain why she acts the way she does. However, throughout the first half of the book I really had a hard time connecting with her and I struggled not to be annoyed with her character. Elias is her love interest and he was equally as infuriating. But no matter how frustrated I was with the two characters I couldn’t put this book down. The push and pull between them was addictive and the sexual tension was off the charts. What I loved about their story is how similar their backgrounds really are despite where they stand on the social hierarchy. Slowly but surely these two characters started to win me over.
Willow Aster is becoming the queen of sexual tension with this series. Her writing is seamless and I know that readers will want more and more of this story. Reading her work is effortless and it’s extremely difficult to put down. If you love a good push and pull romance than this is definitely a book you need to read. Eagerly waiting for book 3 in the series!