King of Lincoln Park

Book 7 of the Kings of the Castle Series

Grant Khambrel, a sexy, successful architect, worked hard to build a thriving business only to have it threatened by mistake that someone has laid at his door. The man who raised Grant after his parents died, made arrangements for Grant to receive the funds necessary to start a lucrative construction company. Soon Grant learns the money came from questionable means with strings attached; strings that took him years to cut and bury. After winning a multi-million dollar contract to renovate the United Center in Chicago, his bid comes under fire when rumors of improper business ethics arise. Grant is blackmailed by a powerful local politician for access and control of something money can’t buy, but will cost him everything if he gives in.

Autumn Knight, the beautiful Administrative Director of the United Center, grew up around both sides of Chicago politics. Her father, a local real estate tycoon and powerful Alderman, believes he should financially benefit from the good works he provides to his community. Autumn loves her father, but disagrees with how he operates and refuses to follow his path. Her career requires interaction with the new architect selected by her father’s committee. When Grant and Autumn meet, their chemistry is overwhelming, and they’re eager to explore their romantic possibilities. Unfortunately, lies and secrets threaten the future they both believe is possible.


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About the 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.

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

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Other Books by Martha Kennerson

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His Biggest Fan

Dr. Tonya Banks spent her life focusing on her career and developing her craft. She followed all the rules, and it served her well. The successful ER physician heads one of the most prestigious hospital emergency rooms in the country. Finding love was never on her list of priorities. Dr. Charles “Chuck” Murphy is a world-renowned neurologist whose surgical talents are by far one of the best in the world. His skills in the operating room catapulted him to a level of success that only one other person always knew he would achieve, his best friend. Tonya and Chuck met in medical school and instantly became friends. They encouraged and supported each other, but their shared attraction remained secret and dormant.

Years later, a medical conference brought the two friends back together where they finally explored an unbridled passion. Their wild and sexy weekend ended, and they went back to their respective lives. What happened in Vegas stayed in Vegas; including surprising and still unreciprocated love. Nearly two years later, consequences of their scandalous weekend threaten the lives they each worked so hard to achieve. Will the good doctors finally put their past to bed and move on to their happily ever after? 

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Then Came You

India Slone has one thing on her mind, expanding her already flourishing advertising agency. That is until a wealthy University of Houston alum wills a valuable piece of land to the school and the adjacent community known as the Ward. The will states that only something that benefits both the school and the community can be built on the land. When India is asked to assist her alma mater in raising money and secure support for an education and job search resource center, she jumps at the opportunity.

Jonathon Victor, Chief of the City’s Fire Department, has dedicated his life to service. As a third generation fireman, Jonathon understands the need to have the appropriate amount of firehouses embedded in the community. He also understands the city’s difficulty in making that a reality. When Jonathon is approached to act as an advocate for a community service organization trying to raise money and support for a volunteer fire station and training center on the gifted land, he too accepts the offer.

When the two adversaries meet, they are struck by a surprising and uncontainable desire. Will unexpected and highly explosive passion lead to a compromise or all-out war? 

Harlequin Romances

Always My Baby

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The sweetest surprise…  

Ambitious environmental attorney China Edwards pursues every goal with drive and dedication. Having a baby is no different. No husband? No problem—she'll find the perfect donor. Then one spontaneous passionate night with bachelor executive Alexander Kingsley leaves these two longtime friends with an unanticipated benefit, and throws China's future plans into turmoil. 

China's brilliant legal mind and friendship are indispensable to Alexander and his multibillion-dollar oil firm. And the possibility of her moving on makes him realize how deep his feelings actually run. Then their all-business relationship takes a wildly erotic detour…until Alexander is drawn into a company scandal that rocks his life. With trust in tatters, can an unplanned bundle of joy lead them to become the family they never expected?

Be My Forever Bride

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He vowed to love and cherish her…

It was like something out of a fairy tale: being swept off her feet, then eloping with her one true love, Houston oil tycoon Brice Kingsley. Then a devastating diagnosis and a threat from her past forced Brooke Smith Kingsley to leave the man she loved. Now she has a chance to make things right, but only if she can keep her secret—and her distance—from her irresistible husband.

Though he couldn’t accept Brooke’s reasons for running away, Brice never gave up on her or their marriage. And with the beautiful tax attorney back in his life, reigniting passion stronger than before, he can’t bear to let her go ever again. Even as a revenge-seeking blackmailer schemes to bring down the Kingsley empire, Brice will fight for their future—a love that’s for now and forever.

The Heiress's Secret Romance

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Investigator Kathleen Winston’s task is clear: uncover the truth about the alleged safety violations at Kingsley Oil and Gas. But one look at ruggedly sexy VP Morgan Kingsley and her scrutiny transforms into seduction! Kathleen can’t deny their explosive chemistry during the workday…or the unbridled passion in his arms at night. But can the emotionally guarded bachelor forgive Kathleen once her identity and her heart are revealed?

Protecting the Heiress

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From strictly business to pure pleasure 

Stepping up as head of her family's international security firm gives Francine Blake, heiress and eldest Blake triplet, almost everything she's ever wanted. The one thing missing is the sexy, stubborn company partner who's been in her fantasies for too long. She refuses to give in to their attraction unless he can love her as his equal. But working together to safeguard a celebrity client is sweeping Francine closer to total surrender. 

Security specialist Meeks Montgomery can think of any number of places he'd love to see gorgeous Francine every day. Behind her desk—fine. In his bed—even better. In the field on dangerous assignments? His heart can't stand it. Until a new case puts them both in the line of fire, proving how much he'd risk to be the one who protects her forever… 

Seducing the Heiress

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Marry in haste, seduce at leisure 


Friends who flirt—that's corporate attorney Farrah Blake and high-tech security expert Robert Gold. Farrah, second of the wealthy Blake triplets, has no intention of acting on her attraction to the notorious bachelor. Until a business trip to Sin City turns into a wild and wanton weekend that leaves her with an unforgettable souvenir: a wedding ring! 

Robert has made his share of romantic mistakes, but marrying the gorgeous, no-nonsense Farrah isn't one of them. Though he reluctantly agrees to her divorce request, he's hoping to change her mind. Trouble is, he'll have to deceive her in order to do it. And though all's fair in love and Vegas, gambling with the truth could cost Robert a love he's willing to stake his heart on… 

Tempting the Heiress

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A seduction worth waiting for… 

Back in med school, Felicia Blake couldn't help being impressed by Griffin Kaile's physique, as well as his intellect. The youngest of the accomplished Blake triplets, Felicia has put aside dating to focus on her career as a research scientist. She may have fantasized about Griffin—now a renowned cardiovascular surgeon. But that didn't include discovering that he's the biological father of the baby girl she's been asked to raise. 

Even in scrubs, Felicia is the most stunning woman Griffin has ever known. Now that the daughter he never knew about has brought them together, he's eager to explore their romantic potential. But ambitious Felicia is reluctant to jump from passion to instant family. Which leaves Griffin only one choice—to somehow show her that this kind of breathtaking chemistry occurs only once in a lifetime…

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An Unexpected Holiday Gift

A Season for Seduction

NBA star and oil company heir Keylan “KJ” Kingsley is the ultimate player on and off the court. When a midgame scuffle leads to community service, he opts to devote his hours to his family’s cherished foundation. And once he meets no-nonsense charity executive Mia Ramirez, he’s driven to prove there’s more to him than the wary beauty believes.

Single mother Mia isn’t impressed by KJ’s wealth and fame. Her college sweetheart abandoned her—and their baby—to follow his hoop dreams. But KJ is a caring man beneath his superficial image, making an easy connection with her young son. Soon Mia plunges into a sensual relationship that ignites dreams of forever, until KJ returns to the court…and the headlines. Will the glare of celebrity blind them to the family that could be theirs by Christmas?