THE PEER & THE PUPPET (When Rivals Play #1) by B.B.Reid
Published; July 22nd 2018, Indie Published
Borrow the bike. Win the race. Collect the cash. It should’ve been an easy job. Ran out of town with a broken leg and a lawsuit, my mother’s latest flame swoops in like a knight in gilded armor. Blackwood Keep is a place I don’t belong, and I’m not the only one who knows. To the boy across the hall, my savior’s only son, I’m a stray looking for a bone.
He’s lord of the manor.
King of the academy.
And number one on my shit list.
I have no intentions of becoming a happy family with the social climber and her wild daughter. A bottle of Jameson and a cracked skull gets my problem shipped to reform school, but I didn’t bank on her returning.
Four’s out to get even, and she almost had the perfect plan: expose the privileged kid moonlighting as a gangbanger. She’s smart, but she’ll have to be smarter. Sending her away won’t be good enough this time. I’m going to have to tame the little troublemaker. To the girl across the hall, the one without a name, I’m nothing without my silver spoon.
She’s lady of the trailer park.
Queen of the swamps.
And my new favourite pastime.
My word. I am currently LIVING for Bebe! Damn this woman knows how to write! She grabbed me from the very first pages and I devoured the entire book in less than 24 hours. Even resulting in ignoring friends so I could read what happened next! It’s things like that which make you realise you’ve stumbled onto something magic.
I was a little dubious going into this book that it was another high school romance and that I wouldn’t be able to relate to the characters – but after reading the first three instalments of the BROKEN LOVE series, I knew this would be no high school romance like any other!
Ever is one of those characters that you just love to hate. He is cocky, arrogant, abrupt and just a downright dick! But he’s also devilishly handsome and behind all the bravado…is sweet and caring. He has most of the school and the peers eating out the palm of his hand and his word is gospel through the halls. What Ever says go and damn those who try to cross him.
Four is the complete opposite and is the first to call Ever out when he’s acted inappropriately (which being a BB Reid book….takes place more than you think!) and isn’t afraid to take risks and fight back when needed. There’s an underlying criminal aspect to this story which involves both characters which adds an extra layer into their already messed up worlds.
THE PEER AND THE PUPPET was an absolute JOY to read and I’m eagerly awaiting the next chapters of this series and hope they blow my socks off as much as this!
Thank you SO much to Bebe for an early release edition in exchange for an honest review!
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