by Cassia Leo

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She stole a suitcase full of cash—and secrets—from a king of the Las Vegas underworld.

Then she stole his heart.

It was too tempting to pass up.

A suitcase full of cash. A new identity already burning a hole in my wallet.

So I did it. I took the money and ran.

I had no idea the money belonged to a king of the Las Vegas underworld.

And I definitely wasn't prepared for what he would do to get it back.


I knew I shouldn't have let a drug addict ex-grunt pick up that suitcase, even if he was my best friend.

I should never have agreed to be the one to get the suitcase back.

Then I wouldn't have met Izzy Lake and fallen for her bad fake accent, her beauty, and her raw vulnerability.

If I don't get that suitcase back in eight days, I'll be spending the rest of my life behind bars.

I need that suitcase. But I need her more.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161724132
Publication date: 03/22/2019
Series: Power Players , #5
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 12,064
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she’s not writing, she spends way too much time re-watching Game of Thrones. When she’s not binge watching, she’s usually enjoying the Oregon rain with a cup of coffee and a book.

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King 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
SaraBetty 8 months ago
Really enjoyed this first book I have read by this author... Just enough of everything to keep me reading well into the night... Not usually into mysteries but this really grabbed me... Recommend... Well written and sexy characters...
Pat_M More than 1 year ago
Cassia Leo delivers another great story, dangerous and suspenseful to the point I couldn't put it down until I read the last word! I devoured this book. Romantic suspense is just my thing. Nothing beats a dangerous plot with a sexy character that seduces you from the first page. You know this guy is dangerous, but you keep wanting more from him, until he surprises you with his adorable side and you fall completely in love with him! Wait... that's exactly what happened to Izzy! The rest, you need to read it by yourself! Believe me you don't want to miss this great story!
sjpena More than 1 year ago
The story had me interested from the beginning. There’s danger, deception and romance. We get brief glimpses of both Izzy and King’s past. There are two time periods that it switches between and it doesn’t distract from the story. The romance was sweet and chemistry good but a bit quick. It wasn’t a long book or timeline so I imagine that’s why it was a bit insta love in my opinion. I like a bit more heat usually. Overall I enjoyed it, I liked the characters and the plot.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.75 stars--KING by Cassia Leo is a contemporary adult, POWER PLAYERS stand alone, erotic romantic suspense story focusing on twenty-two year old Isabel ‘Izzy’ Lake, and former US soldier Kingston ‘King’ Jameson. Told from dual first person points of view (Izzy and King) jumping between present day and the recent past KING follows Isabel Lake as she struggles to remain one step ahead of anyone looking for a missing one- point- four million dollars. A few weeks earlier, desperate for cash Izzy spent one night in Vegas as part of the world of legal prostitution that ended before it got started with a dead man on the toilet, and our heroine on the run with a suitcase full of cash, and a secret item hidden in the lining. Changing her identity, and settling down in Valdese, North Carolina, our heroine would soon meet her new neighbour, a sexy contractor who knows more about our heroine than he is willing to admit. Having no idea as to the identity of the man who died on the toilet, Izzy will discover that the politically powerful have set their sights on taking her down. What ensues is the building relationship between Izzy and King, and the fall-out as King is contracted to kill the girl, and return the suitcase and all of its’ contents as soon as possible. Kingston Jameson is desperate to return the suitcase to its’ rightful owner but desperation comes with threats against the people he loves, people he is willing to protect, to get the job done. Working as a go-between for the politically connected criminal underground, Kingston is unaware that his latest target is a woman that will call to his heart. The relationship between Izzy and King is one of immediate attraction but a relationship built upon a number of lies. Izzy is wary of anyone who tries to get up close and personal, and King is slowly falling in love with the woman he has been ordered to kill. The $ex scenes are intimate and passionate without the use of over the top, sexually graphic language and text. We are introduced to Izzy’s boss Edie Bryant at the local construction rehab store The Junk Drawer; King’s friend and army comrade Santos, as well as the requisite evil who are desperate for the return of the missing suitcase. The world building follows dual timelines: Kingston as he is questioned by the local police; and Izzy and Kingston’s building relationship as they dance the dance of a romantic relationship built upon a series of lies. KING by Cassia Leo is a quick read covering several weeks in the life of Izzy Lake as she settles into a routine of normal life having no idea that the man with whom she will fall in love battles between head and heart for our story line heroine. The premise is entertaining and inviting; the romance is sweet and impassioned; the characters are colorful and energetic. On the flip side, I did have a few issues including the author’s use of the phrase or parts thereof –cocks, cock, cocking an eyebrow used twelve times, or some action involving eyebrows nineteen times. I think a good editor or beta reader should have caught the multiple instances of said phrases and words. Overall, KING is an intriguing and entertaining story of enemies to lovers, romance on the run.