July 13, 2015 | by Three Girls And A Book Obsession | King
by T.M. Frazier
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Series: King #1 on June 15th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Homeless. Hungry. Desperate. Doe has no memories of who she is or where she comes from. A notorious career criminal just released from prison, King is someone you don’t want to cross unless you’re prepared to pay him back in blood, sweat, pu$$y or a combination of all three. King’s future hangs in the balance. Doe’s is written in her past. When they come crashing together, they will have to learn that sometimes in order to hold on, you have to first let go.
Warning: This book contains graphic violence, consensual and nonconsensual sex, drug use, abuse, and other taboo subjects and adult subject matter. Although originally slated to be a standalone, KING is now a two part series.
Before starting King, we had been saying where is that book that will just blow us away? That book that will make us want to ignore everything around us and just READ? Well we are beyond happy to say that King was that book for the both of us! It had everything that you are looking for in a great read… it’s dark and mysterious, it’s sexy and has characters that you can’t help but fall in love with, it’s funny (which surprised the heck out of us), and it has enough angst to it that you will not want to put it down.
The prologue made us both feel for this little boy, Brantley King, who is tough on the outside, but clearly broken on the inside. He has had to become this man that others fear in order to look out for himself and his best friend Samuel “Preppy” Clearwater. Of course with the horrific things that King is capable of we should have hated him, but there is this soft side to him that made us both fall in love.
“This guy didn’t look like he hung out with the wrong crowd. This guy was the wrong crowd”
Don’t even get us started on Preppy or Bear– Preppy has become, by far, one of our favorite secondary characters in a book! He made us laugh so many times we lost count, and he is also such a great and loyal friend to those he has “adopted” as his family. Bear grows up in an MC that his father is the president of (so insert HOT badass MC guy with a hidden huge heart) and he rounds out this trio of hotness.
Then there is Doe; a frightened young lady that wakes with no memory of her past. She is homeless and doing everything she can to stay alive. When she meets King she hopes to have found a protector, but doesn’t realize how scary he can really be. What we loved about Doe was that no mater how bad things got for her, she was so strong. Plus she brought out this side to King that was unexpected.
“Love is what you would do for the other person, not what you do in general.”
There are so many things that happen in this book that surprised us, so many more things that we want to say……. But, we want you to be able to go into it blind like we did, so PLEASE avoid any spoilers. Warning– there is a cliffhanger at the end; in fact it is the type of cliffhanger that left us both dying for the conclusion to this story. However, it was rounded out really well by the author and closed any huge questions the readers may have had. Thankfully Tyrant (book #2) will be out in a few short weeks. We really can not recommend this book enough- in fact it definitely made both of our top 10 reads of the year so far!
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