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as·sump·tion: 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, f ...more
ebook, 277 pages
Published August 25th 2014 by Aurora Rose Reynolds (first published August 23rd 2014)
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Kaity I believe he owns a security/private investigative business. Nico (from the Until series that Kenton pops in and out of) is a bounty hunter who works …moreI believe he owns a security/private investigative business. Nico (from the Until series that Kenton pops in and out of) is a bounty hunter who works for him. I don't remember anything more definitive than that, sorry!(less)

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Mar 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!


Entertaining, sexy and sweet. That is what I’ve come to know and love about Aurora Rose Reynolds books. I was excited when I heard she was expanding on the Mayson bothers series and couldn’t wait to pick up her first Underground Kings book. I liked all the glimpses I got of Kenton in the other stories so I couldn’t wait to read his book. It was just as I expected. Entertaining, sexy and sweet. But it had a little something extra. Kenton is a little more alpha in a dangerous way and I lik
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
3.5 Stars

She's not what I expected. She's not what I wanted, but fuck me if she's not what I need.

Now let's be honest here, shall we? If you've read any other book by this author, you probably notice a certain formula to her work. There's the OTT possessive yet still somehow incredibly hot while doing it hero. There's the kinda flighty, one fuck away from being virginal heroine. Then there the "Mine" thing, followed fairly quickly by marriage, babies and a HEA. This would never wo
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time

"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."

Let's face it....Aurora Rose Reynolds's books are simply a

They are entertaining, feature heroes that are possessive and alpha. The MCs always fall in love overnight, get married a week later and start having babies that night.

Autumn works at a strip club to pay the bills while she is getting her nursing degree. She witnesses
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Audiobook review. The best one in the series! Kenton isn't perfect by a long shot but this growly, possessive alpha is tempered by just enough sweet to tempt the feisty Autumn.

The plot was interesting and it blends well with the previous series. It follows Autumn through a traumatic experience and subsequent need for protection. She has made the best of the challenges brought on by life and not all of her choices can be considered conventional. At first Kenton makes assumptions and messes up, b
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
4 stars  

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A turn of event in Autumns life has her living with Kenton temporarily. But what happens when he makes assumptions about her? Can he keep her safe?

This book gave me a cheesy grin for half the book. I totally have a girl crush on Autumn. But it never quite reached that 5 star feeling. Also the ending fell a bit flat for me and I felt it was perhaps too neatly wrapped up.  

I enjoyed this. Awesome banter, kickass heroine, bossy hero. These type books cant go wrong with me.  

3.5 Liked but Not Loved Stars

”I’m not fearless,” I tell him, resting my forehead against his. “I’m afraid all the damn time.”“Nah,” he shakes his head. “You’re a fucking warrior.”

Did I love this one? No. But I certainly enjoyed it enough to not be pissed off at the time or money spent reading it. That’s more than I can say for most of the books I’ve managed to finish lately. Score!

Autumn needs to get out of Vegas FAST! After witnessing a professional hit at the strip club that makes her futu
4,5 Alpha Stars.

Autumn saw something she shouldn't have and now that something it’s after her. So her friend provide her the only way he knows she will be safe: living under the protection of his friend Kenton.
Initially he has some preconceived ideas about her and is very clear about them. But he soon sees her for who she is and starts to fall. And when a member of this family falls, he falls hard and fast.


But Autumn isn’t safe and when what’s after her starts to get closer, will Kenton be
Sweet And Predictable

This was a good book with a sweet love story. I liked it, but didn't love it. At times it felt a little forced, but for the most part, it flowed from one part to the next with a predictable ease.

Autumn is working as a stripper in Vegas, while completing her clinical hours for nursing school. While working one night, she witnesses a multiple murder and is the only living witness. Fleeing Vegas for her safety, a friend arranges for her to stay with his childhood friend, Kenton
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, i-pictured-it

Title: Assumption (Underground Kings #1)
Series: (Underground Kings)
Author: Aurora Rose Reynold
Release Date: 25th August, 2014
Rating: 3.75 " Warrior" Stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

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Aurora Rose Reynolds knows how to serve up hot, possessive, caring men and if you think Kenton Mayson is more of the same, your right...and wrong! Kenton has a much rougher edge to him that the other Mayson Men and when pushed has no qualms in proving it.

Autumn is one of my favourit
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
This follows the same formula as all her other books, although I felt this one was a little more choppy in terms of time passage and scene changes.


Kenton is pretty interchangeable with Nico and her other heroes...and Autumn is pretty interchangeable with all her other female leads...

You definitely know what you are getting with this author when you pick up her books.

While that may be boring to some, I like knowing that when I'm in the mood for this formula, Reynolds always delivers; however,
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was ok

I get strippers get a bad rap and that a lot of people see beauty as an empty vase, but it really perturbs me when an author/character takes a subject and twists it in a knot to try and garner empathy, sympathy where none is needed. I'm not going to feel sorry for her because she's soooo beautiful, sorry just not happening.

This chick is working as a stripper, you know that job where Mf'ers come in and pay to see how 'beautiful' naked women look shaking their asses, and has the gumption to compl
audio " reread "
Listening to these stories remind me why I love this author!
Sleepless Readmore
Jan 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015

Autumn & Kenton ♥


She’s not what I expected.
She’s not what I wanted,
but fuck me if she’s not what I needed.."

Aurora Rose Reynolds.. I swear this woman knows her men. She ALWAYS creates AMAZING book boyfriends. I can't name one that I haven't fallen in love with. Kenton .. oh Kenton!
Do not assume mister but that whole Vanderbilt-VanderBELT thing was hilarious (STILL LAUGHING).
It was a shorter read as oppose to her other books. There was characters from my other favorites writ
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe I've kept this book on my TBR list for this long...



Aurora Rose Reynolds...


I love you're writing, I loved your story, I absolutely adored the characters and I can't wait to read more from you...


So I'm moving on to the next book in this series...

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Audio re-read 10/17/18
Another great listen from this author. I didn't even stop once I left work, I continued at home while I fixed dinner just because the story had me so captivated.
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oh this one started out so strong. I love how Kenton immediately assumed Autumn was a stripper, I love how he acted like he was above his feelings for her. Honestly this one started out so incredibly strong and I just wanted more.

I still thoroughly enjoyed the story. You can't beat Aurora's sexy alpha's and insta-love, it's a fun combination!
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
OMG! I have got to re-read this soon. I loved it the first time around and feel the need for a re-up.
Aestas Book Blog
Aug 26, 2014 rated it really liked it

Sexy, action-packed, Alpha male fun!!

Teehee!!! I really enjoyed this!! The hero was a total Alpha male (bossy, possessive, bit of an ass, huge heart) and the heroine was hiding out at his house because she’d witnessed a mob hit which naturally brought out his uber-protective side ;) But, as per the title, they both made assumptions about each other that got them off to a rocky start. They both judged. He assumed she was a stripper. She assumed he was an asshole.
Sheryl C. Nash
DON'T SHOOT ME, BUT Aurora Rose Reynolds, YOU HAVE BECOME MY NÚMERO UNO AUTHOR... This book, has made you my ALL TIME FAV AUTHOR (and yes, you have pushed Kristen Ashley to number 2!!!). I ABSOLUTELY LOVED Kenton, and I CAN'T WAIT for Kai's story now!!!!!! ...more
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
5 Stars

Kenton Mayson is cousin to the brothers in the Until series. He's happy with his life. He's successful businessman with a bounty hunter company. Great friends and family.


When his childhood friend Link calls him from Vegas asking him to take in a friend, Autumn Freeman, to keep her safe from something she witnesses, he's ambivalent about it. He knows what type of women work in strip clubs and his preconceived "assumptions" are only the beginning.


Autumn Freeman hates being beautiful. A
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Series:Underground Kings #1
Author:Aurora Rose Reynolds
Release date: September 5, 2014
Rating:3.5 stars
HEA: (view spoiler)

If you're looking for a quick read with a strong alpha hero and a few laughs, you've come to the right place. If you're looking for a book with lots of surprises and unpredictability...not so much. In typical ARR style, this new Underground Kings series begins with (no surprise) an alpha hero who is hot, controlling
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***3.5 Stars***

Another entertaining and enjoyable ARR book to add to the tally!

There's just something about her Alpha guys and insta-love/lust formula that just works for me. Her books are effortless and entertaining and I eat them up with pleasure.

Unfortunately, there were two things that kind of irked me and kept me from rating this higher. The first being the awkward transition between scenes. There were moments when a time jump of a few hours, days and sometimes a few weeks would happen fr
Melanie (mells_view)
Meh. I chose this because it was listed under mafia/love hate relationship on a certain website. Let’s just say I will never trust that website again, because this was SLIGHT mafia adjacent... and the love to hate was more reluctant romance than anything else.

It was a good read. It just wasn’t what I was wanting, and I never really got that invested in the characters.
Kelli C
4.0- 4.25 Assuming Stars

I "Assumed" Aurora Rose Reynolds would bring it and she did!

Now Kenton Maysen, that is exactly what I needed! Thank you Aurora Rose Reynolds for bringing the badass back to your alpha! It was Asher that had previously been my fave Maysen Man, but NOPE, there is no better than Kenton!

Ummmm, HELL YES! This man is direct, he is tough, and he is off the charts HOT! Where I wanted Nico to act the badness that he looked, Kenton completely made up for it! Let's just say that on
Jun 01, 2014 rated it liked it

3 Stars for me, I enjoyed reading about Kenton and Autumn I think I was just expecting something a bit darker. Don't ask me why though!

Autumn gets caught up in the middle of a shooting at the Gentleman's club where she works and so gets to stay with Kenton who is a friend of a friend. Kenton is also the cousin of the Maysons from the Until series.

At first Kenton makes assumptions about Autumn because she worked at a strip club but this gets cleared up pretty quick and they soon realise they ar
You should never judge a book by its cover. In life for some people it is a matter of survial and nothing else.

We met Kenton in the Until Series now he gets his own book. The Underground Kings Series is darker than the Until Series.

Autumn Freeman works in a Stripclub in Las Vegas to pay for her bills and to get her Nursing Degree. Unfortunately she sees the hit that occurs in the club and can identify the killer. She gets shipped off to Kenton so that she is protected.

Kenton judges Autumn on w
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Kenton was really hard for me to attach to in the beginning because he was just so mean to Autumn. I mean she was sent by his childhood friend so wouldn’t it be safe to think that he wouldn’t send a flake or a floozy. And I don’t find it believable to assume that Link didn’t pass on any information. And I also don’t find it realistic that Kenton wouldn’t ask at least basic things about her considering she was going to be living with him and watching out for her. I do find it believable that a bu ...more
I re-read this book for the 3rd time and loved it as much as when I read it the first time around. I think the only reason why I gave this book only 4 stars was because I wanted it to be longer. But I loved both of the MC characters and they were both quirky and funny.
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5-4 stars. I enjoyed Kenton and Autumn's story but for some odd reason I just can't put my finger on why I didn't fall in love with it.

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I adored Autumn. She was a great heroine. She stood up for herself and didn't let Kenton roll over her like some alpha men try to do in stories. I liked that she showed her vulnerable side and didn't run away from situations.

Kenton was the typical hot alpha bossy man but I think it's my own fault that I kept trying to compare him to those delicious Mayson
“She’s not what I expected. She’s not what I wanted, but fuck me if she’s not what I need.”

A sexy and romantic read with a bit of an edge. 3.5 stars

This is book 1 in the Underground Kings series, and is also a spin-off of the Until series, with Kenton being a cousin of the fabulously alpha Mayson boys. He appeared in a number of the Until books, and I’ve been looking forward to getting to his story - though having said that, this can easily be read as a standalone.

Kenton is a bit of a bounty hu
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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose wildly popular series include Until, Until Him, Until Her, Underground Kings and Shooting Stars.

Her writing career started in an attempt to get the outrageously alpha men who resided in her head to leave her alone and has blossomed into an opportunity to share her stories with readers all over the

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