4.5 Stars. Let me start off by saying that this is not a “safe” read no matter which way you slice it. Prep is messed up in ways that go beyond any hero I’ve ever read. I’ve got to commend Ms. Frazier for standing at the proverbial line, looking down, laughing, and flipping it off before skipping over it merrily lol I’ll be honest in saying that Prep’s proclivities had me dealing with a mix of apprehensive curiosity and unease. He took me out of my comfort zone and didn’t fit into any box I’ve ever built in my mind about what a hero is. Despite my own perceived limits, I couldn’t pull myself away from trying to figure out this deeply flawed complex hero. Then we get introduced to Dre and her story is just emotionally heart-wrenching. At the sunset of what she’s been through and the spiral her life has taken is this glimpse of the woman she could be or perhaps once was. That part of her really resonated with Prep and brought out something in him that I needed to experience. There are some pretty darn special dimensions to him, her, and both of them together that made the leap worth it. Does the story have it’s flaws? Yes. The plot is a little confusing with some jumps that leave many questions that I’m hoping will get answered next book. Additionally, Prep does something that is simply not ok. Not going to excuse it. The story is raw and unfiltered. It doesn’t ask permission and it doesn’t make excuses. I was hooked from beginning to end. Safety: There is sexual contact without penetration without consent. There is rape and physical/emotional abuse. Very graphic and trigger inducing.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
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Samuel Clearwater, A.K.A Preppy, likes bowties, pancakes, suspenders, good friends, good times, good drugs, and a good f*ck.
He’s worked his way out from beneath a hellish childhood and is living the life he’s always imagined for himself. When he meets a girl, a junkie on the verge of ending it all, he’s torn between his feelings for her and the crippling fear that she could be the one to end the life he loves.
Andrea ‘Dre’ Capulet is strung out and tired.
Tired of living for her next fix. Tired of doing things that make her stomach turn. Tired of looking in the mirror at the reflection of the person she’s become. Just when she decides to end it all, she meets a man who will change the course of both their lives forever.
And their deaths.
For most people, death is the end of their story.
For Preppy and Dre, death was only the beginning.
This is the fifth book in the King Series and it’s meant to be read after Soulless.
About the Author:
T.M. Frazier is a USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR best known for her KING SERIES. She was born on Long Island, NY. When she was eight years old she moved with her mom, dad, and older sister to sunny Southwest Florida where she still lives today with her husband and daughter.
When she was in middle school she was in a club called AUTHORS CLUB with a group of other young girls interested in creative writing. Little did she know that years later life would come full circle.
After graduating high school, she attended Florida Gulf Coast University and had every intention of becoming a news reporter when she got sucked into real estate where she worked in sales for over ten years.
Throughout the years T.M. never gave up the dream of writing and with her husband’s encouragement, and a lot of sleepless nights, she realized her dream and released her first novel, The Dark Light of Day, in 2013.
She’s never looked back.
Visit her at www.tmfrazierbooks.com for news, information, and appearances.