The Punk and the Plaything

The Punk and the PlaythingFrom Bestselling Author BB Reid Comes A Riveting, Second Chance Romance Never Trust A Nice Ass And A Smile That Girl Is Definitely PoisonWhen I First Came To Blackwood Keep, I Was Just Looking For A Thrill Instead, I Found A Beautiful Fraud A Tomboy My Wildest Dreams Couldn T Conjure Bee Didn T Just Run With Boys She Ran The Boys It Was Only A Matter Of Time Before I Gave Chase It Took One Summer For Me To Win Her Over And Two To Lose Her ForeverMy Summer Love Turned Ice Queen Without Heart Or Thought, She Ruined Me Four Years And An Ocean Between Us, I Still Can T Forget That She Chose My Cousin So I Won TWhen The Clock Strikes Twelve, You Re Mine, Cinderella It S Too Late To Turn Back TimeJameson And Barbette S StoryAre The When Rivals Play Books Standalone Each Novel Depicts A Unique Romance However, The Plots Connect It S Recommended That You Read Them In Order For The Best Experience Gah This books is so freaking good If you re like me and fell in love with Jameson in the previous books, you ll absolutely love him after reading this one He is 100% BAE Completely charming, mesmerizing, sexy, and amazing But don t sleep on my girl Bee She is everything Here s what I loved The evolution of this couple s relationship is the primary focal point of this novel Even with everything else going on around them, you never lose sight of what s most important These two characters Gah This books is so freaking good If you re like me and fell in love with Jameson in the previous books, you ll absolutely love him after reading this one He is 100% BAE Completely charming, mesmerizing, sexy, and amazing But don t sleep on my girl Bee She is everything Here s what I loved The evolution of this couple s relationship is the primary focal point of this novel Even with everything else going on around them, you never lose sight of what s most important These two characters have such a rich history and drop bond that you know in your heart, they re destined for one another Jamie is in your face, emotional, and a bit of a wild card, but is unfailingly in love with his girl He is legit someone I could fall for The writing is stellar The story is engaging and paced well Their were a couple twists and turns that had me sitting up straighter I cannot wait for the next book in the series Ummmmmm just look at that cover Holy hotness Overall, Jameson and Barbette s love story is one for the record books I knew I loved him, but didn t expect her to capture my heart completely I love it when that happens 5 Cinderella Stars Highly recommended BETA READ The Punk and the Plaything was one of my most anticipated reads of the year I had extremely high expectations, and B B Reid delivered She gave me all the angst, banter, and steam I could want If you loved the other books in the series, there is no doubt in my mind you ll love this one, too Not only did she give us all the backstory we were missing when it came to Jamie and Bee s relationship, but she incorporated all the other characters into the story to an even greater degree than ever The Punk and the Plaything was one of my most anticipated reads of the year I had extremely high expectations, and B B Reid delivered She gave me all the angst, banter, and steam I could want If you loved the other books in the series, there is no doubt in my mind you ll love this one, too Not only did she give us all the backstory we were missing when it came to Jamie and Bee s relationship, but she incorporated all the other characters into the story to an even greater degree than ever before Seeing them all together and getting so much of them in this book gave me all the motherfucking feels Jamie s story is one I have wanted since I read The Peer and The Puppet I absolutely adore everything about his character, and this book only made my love for him grow to even greater heights Bee s a whole different story I didn t like her at first By book 2, I began to realize there wasto her character than meets the eye Now, I know there is She is one of my favorite characters in the series Hands down I m a Bee fan for life Jamie and Bee are cracked wide open in this book We re used to seeing them with the armor they put on for everyone else Jamie plays the part of the cocky, unaffected, playful, flirtatious bad boy like nobody else and Bee the uptight, snobby, cold hearted ice queen We finally get to take a look at what s underneath their hard exterior and see them vulnerable, and it s a beautiful thing Jamie is definitely still the same cocky, playful perv, but he s not unaffected in the slightest when it comes to Bee Bee plays cold and unmoved way better than Jamie ever could, and it s why getting into her head brought the most surprises Long story short, there is no way you can finish this book and not love the fuck out of both of these characters If you think the other books in this series were steamy, hold on to your fucking hat, because the author turned the heat way the hell up in this one I knew there was no way we would get a book starring Jameson without it being hot af, but I was still unprepared Of course, I loved every minute of it, and I think you will, too The Punk and the Plaything will most definitely make you fall in love with Jamie and Bee if you were previously unconvinced, but it will also make you fall so much harder for the entire cast of characters Some of the best lines in the book are delivered by this installment s side characters Lou especially recaptured my heart I fucking love that girl Her and Jamie a friendship is the best In fact the whole crew s friendship is everything I needof it, and I can t wait to getin the final installment of the series, The Prince and the Pawn I have a feeling Vaughn s story is going to surprise the shit of me, and I need it yesterday Guess what s going on my most anticipated reads of 2020 list If you re a fan of B.B Reid or new adult romance in general, this one s for you While fighting demons and giving into desires, a crew is caught up in an age old war between rival gangs When Rivals Play is a new adult series of standalone which includes an enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, second chance, and forbidden romance.Books in When Rivals Play series are stand alones Book 1 The Peer and the PuppetBook 2 The Moth and the FlameBook 3 The Punk and the PlaythingBook 4 The Prince and the Pawn While fighting demons and giving into desires, a crew is caught up in an age old war between rival gangs When Rivals Play is a new adult series of standalone which includes an enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, second chance, and forbidden romance.Books in When Rivals Play series are stand alones Book 1 The Peer and the PuppetBook 2 The Moth and the FlameBook 3 The Punk and the PlaythingBook 4 The Prince and the Pawn Ahhh I have been a big fan of B.B Reid s When Rivals Play series for such a long time For that reason I was uber excited to read the third installment in the series as Jamie and Barb have been such key players in the previous books The Punk and The Plaything was EVERY DAMN THANG under the sun andIt was deeply emotional and passionate and such an amazing addition to the series Reid did not pull her punches as it was filled to the brim with shady secrets and shocking revelations that Ahhh I have been a big fan of B.B Reid s When Rivals Play series for such a long time For that reason I was uber excited to read the third installment in the series as Jamie and Barb have been such key players in the previous books The Punk and The Plaything was EVERY DAMN THANG under the sun andIt was deeply emotional and passionate and such an amazing addition to the series Reid did not pull her punches as it was filled to the brim with shady secrets and shocking revelations that I for one could not get enough It was a phenomenal story with a lovestory that could rival the ages Pure Angsty Perfection Without giving away any spoilers, The Punk and The Plaything tells the story of Jamie and Barb Bee and how they came to be at this point in their lives The story opens up where Jamie is steadfastly determined to figure out the truth about Barb and her relationship with Ever But what follows is a deeply tumultuous and angsty rollercoaster ride of epic proportions This story was glorious and sexy af butthan anything it was an emotional story of two people in love with a wall of secrets and lies between them I was hung up on every word and never wanted it to end Overall, this story was incredible Jamie was everything I wanted andHis camaraderie with his friends and the banter between him and Bee was fiery and always kept me on the edge of my seat I loved their spitfire back and forth exchangesthan anything because it showed how much they really cared for one another Bee, in my opinion was perfect She hid behind a facade to protect both Jamie and her heart from further pain I love how this book provided a much needed look in her character and showcases an added depth to her She isthan a pretty princess she shows the world and I for one am ready to join her girl gang This was another outstanding book by B.B Reid and I for one am dyinggg for Vaughn and Tyra Bring on The Prince and The Pawn 5 stars Ratula 1.5 starsi remember in book 1 when Four was calling Jamie H out for hurting Bee h and she said then you deserve to lose her and that is the truest statement ive ever read in this series im gonna go on a bit of a rant here cuz the dumbassery in this was a whole nother level so SPOILERS AHEAD ok so a little backstory, Barbette Bette Barbie Bee h was the OW in the peer and the puppet she was in a fake relationship with Ever there the entire time because her parents need her to marry 1.5 starsi remember in book 1 when Four was calling Jamie H out for hurting Bee h and she said then you deserve to lose her and that is the truest statement ive ever read in this series im gonna go on a bit of a rant here cuz the dumbassery in this was a whole nother level so SPOILERS AHEAD ok so a little backstory, Barbette Bette Barbie Bee h was the OW in the peer and the puppet she was in a fake relationship with Ever there the entire time because her parents need her to marry a rich guy cuz they re broke and Ever is helping her there s no love between them and they re just best friends but here comes the little soap opera twist, Jamie H is Ever s cousin yikes so in the past Bee and Jamie were childhood lovers but one day he returned and found his cousin and Bee as a couple cue heartbreak so as you can see, Jamie hates Bee cuz she broke his 14 year old heart poor baby anyways, this book is just about Jamie s pain its all about Jamie jAmie jAmIe JAMIE ugh ok but what about Barbette Bette Barbie Bee s pain im pretty sure she went through worst pain than Jamie and we barely even explored that here what the fu let s do a little comparison Bee has been emotionally and physically abused by her parents and is currently being pimped out just cuz their family is broke and they want money so they re willing to sell her off to anyone has been isolated by everyone, even her friends, and has been labelled as the bitch had to endure seeing all the OW sexcapades being shoved to her face for 8 months by the dumbass she loves Jamie got his heartbroken when he was 14 was a ho for 5 years and shoving OW sexcapades in Bee s face for those 8 months since he returned to Blackwood just to get her attention so y all tell me who had it worst.this was just bad i didn t like ANYTHING in this book except for Lou Wren that.5 in my rating is for them what i liked in the first 2 books weren t visible here at all cute, slowburn moments filled with sexual tension good romantic development h who fights back and calls H out when they re being a dick H who is NOT a ho cuz once they feel anything for the h they become celibate cute banter uber possessive but very sweet H instead we got this, petty mind games being subjected to one OW scene and H still hooking up with OWs in the beginning H manhandling the h H rejecting h request for putting a condom on and instead finished inside her without her consent unnecessary group sex that doesn t make sense i mean sheesh the magic the first 2 books had was nonexistent in this book and we re then subjected to petty shit that we often see in new adult books that is, quite frankly, popular nowadays.the book started to go downhill with that unnecessary OW scene in 20% where he f ingered this random girl in the bathroom just so she wouldn t spill about Four and Ever cuz they re relationship is secret since again, Bee and Ever are engaged The next few minutes, I spent with my fingers shoved in her cunt and could only be described as clinical, cold, and awkward Not that Amanda noticed In fact, she enjoyed it so much she soaked the bottom of my fucking T shirt Little miss chipmunk was a squirter what exactly did this scene even prove that they would do sexual things to those who threaten their family is this a foreshadowing for the next book we weren t subjected to any OW scenes in the previous books so WHY and then apparently he hooked up with this random OW at a party a day before or after he touched the h oh OH and all the inner monologue of the H about random OW and how he s attracted to them or blaming his man ho shit because of her I don t know Maybe because you ve slept with half the town That s on you You re blaming me You re actually blaming me for you being a whore Yeah, and I ll fuck every girl in this goddamn town, including the ugly ones, if it will get your attention and Bee was flattered by this i already disliked this book after all this shit and then there s a fucking group sex that doesn t make sense whatsoever and is out of character for all parties involved if y all wanna know the group sex is with the MCs and Four and Ever and this happened the day after h lost her virginity to the H btw the couple didn t touch the other couple they literally just had sex in front of each other and Bee and Four sometimes kissed i liked Four and Ever before this and the REAL them would never even agree to this shit please don t do any unnecessary, out of character scenes just for shock value or for trying to make things new thanks Jamie has got to be one of the dumbest heroes i ve ever read i mean SERIOUSLY he didn t know that Ever and Bee s relationship is fake and if he used common sense or i don t know, deductive reasoning, he would ve figured all this shit out but nooo he just had to think with his dick and sleep with a lot of OW for 8 whole months just to get Bee s attention instead of finding out the truth and fighting for her but nope all his blood is down there instead of his brain so what did i expect this honestly just shows how much he does NOT love Bee enough i liked Jamie in previous books i really did he was a good friend to the heroines in those books and he made me laugh with all his antics it s a shame he s reduced to an unlikeable abusive asshole with no redeeming qualities everything he did was selfish here and he was just plain mean to Bee the entire book their first time together was also disturbing cuz, again, he was a ho and he didn t use a condom AND when the h explicitly told him to STOP, he didn t and proceeded to then finish inside her i don t like this shit and as for Bee she just took his shit cuz he deserved better nahh bishh YOU deserve better every hateful things he did said was never acknowledged and he didn t even seem remorseful about the hurt he subjected her to when he was shoving all his OW shit to her face there s no satisfying grovelling here and the h was doing all the fighting while H makes her work for it undeservedly did i like anything in this book yeah Lou Wren that s it it s unfortunate they barely had a scene here though.anyways im done with this shit so rant over byeeee When Rivals Play series 1 the peer and the puppet 3.5 stars 2 the moth and the flame 4 stars 3 the punk and the plaything 1.5 stars 4 the prince and the pawn tbr AVAILABLE NOW FULL REVIEW 5 GIRL CRUSH CROWNSJAMIE AND Bee own my heart Gah, I couldn t get enough of them or their love And BB has upped her steam level You aren t ready Jamie brings it all.Jamie, the consummate playboy, troublemaker, the lovable thorn in the side of almost every character, wasthan I ever could have bargained for I loved the depth BB brought to him, and his many layers made me fall deeper in love with this broken and battered man.Bee, though, she took the ca AVAILABLE NOW FULL REVIEW 5 GIRL CRUSH CROWNSJAMIE AND Bee own my heart Gah, I couldn t get enough of them or their love And BB has upped her steam level You aren t ready Jamie brings it all.Jamie, the consummate playboy, troublemaker, the lovable thorn in the side of almost every character, wasthan I ever could have bargained for I loved the depth BB brought to him, and his many layers made me fall deeper in love with this broken and battered man.Bee, though, she took the cake for me I LOVED HER And the evolution God, the evolution of BEE I have a girl crush on her for real I m in love with all facets of her The strength she had to endure, to play a part, is phenomenal , and the flashbacks that Reid used to show how she came to be the QUEEN of town from the independent and fierce little girl broke my heart for this heroine I truly loved seeing her take her life back and the love she once had for Jameson.This second chance romance was angsty, slow burning, and the steamiest B.B Reid has written The switching between the past and the present with flashbacks, allows so much depth to their romance It allows readers to feel their pain in their fall, just as much as we see the beauty in their younger love The switching between point of views also brought a much needed depth to two of the most misunderstood characters, the two whose public mask doesn t necessarily match what is in their heart And their HEA ONE OF MY FAVORITES B.B has written.Could I love this crewI didn t think so, but I do Wren and Lou, Vaughn and Tyra, Jamie s mom I LOVE THEM ALL This is one of my very favorite series ever, and I am dying for the final book.Beta Read I THINK I DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN reading this book Ok, actually sometimes I felt like I was in hell Like, I DIED YOU GUUUUUYS See below teaser cries Jamie kept me up until 6 am It s not very often I stay up late into the night reading, but this book was killing me and I NEEDED to know wtf was going to happen next I couldn t put it down I knew I was in for a ride with Bee and Jamie, but man I didn t quite expect to feel all of the feelings I felt SO MANY FEELS My emotions were legit I THINK I DIED AND WENT TO HEAVEN reading this book Ok, actually sometimes I felt like I was in hell Like, I DIED YOU GUUUUUYS See below teaser cries Jamie kept me up until 6 am It s not very often I stay up late into the night reading, but this book was killing me and I NEEDED to know wtf was going to happen next I couldn t put it down I knew I was in for a ride with Bee and Jamie, but man I didn t quite expect to feel all of the feelings I felt SO MANY FEELS My emotions were legit all over the place I felt like a god damn maniac One minute I m moaning, the next I ve got tears in my eyes, the next thing I know I want to throw my fucking kindle, the next minute I m laughing my ass off This love story was everything I hoped it would be I ve been dying for it since I first laid lusty eyes on Jamie His cocky attitude and dirty fucking mouth was EVERYTHING I love in a book boyfriend The things that he would say.CHRIST And Bee, my god, my heart My heart I love her so damn much I LOVE THIS WHOLE GANG with all my heart It was so fun to spend time with Ever, Four, Wren, Lou, Tyra and Vaughn again I love each and every one of these characters I m obsessed The Punk and the Plaything is one of my FAVES in the When Rivals Play series and an absolute TOP FAVE of 2019 I cannot wait for Vaughn and Tyra s book If you haven t read this series, you NEED to THE PUNK AND THE PLAYTHING book 3 is LIVE The When Rivals Play Series here THE PEER AND THE PUPPET book 1 MOTH AND THE FLAME book 2 a novella 1.5 starsWhat, the ever loving fuck was that TrulyI cannot believe what the hell I just read It makes zero sense how freaking bad this book was I just don tget it It was like I was reading a really horrible fanficition that was written by a porn director This book was toxic af It was problematic af It was a cheesy porn fest It was justbad Now listen I ve always know these books were a bit problematic And I was ok with that I actually really, really enjoyed the first two book 1.5 starsWhat, the ever loving fuck was that TrulyI cannot believe what the hell I just read It makes zero sense how freaking bad this book was I just don tget it It was like I was reading a really horrible fanficition that was written by a porn director This book was toxic af It was problematic af It was a cheesy porn fest It was justbad Now listen I ve always know these books were a bit problematic And I was ok with that I actually really, really enjoyed the first two book because I liked the way she balanced that line of problematic and good but with this book, it honestly felt like I was reading a book written by a completely different author It was nothing like the first two books I m just going to say right now the only good parts of this book 1 Lou and Wren2 Tyra and Vaughn though the b.s that is their relationship at the epilogue has me truly questioning if I even want to read Vaughn s book 3 Ever and Four well except for a few parts 4 BarbetteThe group scenes were the best parts of this book Seeing the friendships was awesome And Barbie, she was an amazing heroine and she deserved so much better than she ever got out of life, including falling for a ding dong like Jamie Jamie is not a hero in my opinion I wouldn t even call him an anti hero He s just a whiny, petulant rich boy who treats a girl like shit because he got his feelings hurt He encaputaltes the typical rich white boy who thinks he s entitled to the whole world and that the word no doesn t count for him I m going to go into spoilers now and put them under a spoiler tag but if you have triggers at all I would urge you to read below because this book has some stuff that could possibly be triggering for some But if you stop here, my main point is that I m disappointed as hell by this book and honestly, I don t know if I m going to read Vaughns book It depends if he s actually with Tyra and if he did what they say he did in the epilogue Vague, yes sorry but I m trying not to spoil every single thing in one review lol I truly wish I could talk to the beta readers that let this author write this and not tell her how freaking out of character and justbad this book was Truly Sorry to this woman view spoiler Ok so let s just list out the issues, shall we 1 First off Jamie treats Barbie like pure shit throughout the entire book Like, truly, this shit should not be romanticized and is notokay He puts his hands on her, says he wants to hurt her and sometimes does but it gets brushed off but then says he couldn t truly physically hurt her because he loves her And yet it doesn t stop him from shoving her around, literally and putting his hand around her neck All because she broke his heart when they were fourteen years old The way he acts is sooo problematic and truly worries me Do people think that it s ok for a boy to treat you like that I worry for the girls and women who read this and think it s ok for a guy to treat you like utter shit, hurt you in so many ways and yet you re supposed to be ok with it because you deserve it That shit just ain t ok and I can t believe the author really tried to rationalize it 2 When they have sex for the first time before which, Jamie continues what he does best and treats Barbie like shit, says some really fucked up things and yet Barbie s response is oh well, I m still going to let him fuck me even though he s treating me like shit and when she asks him to go slow for her first time, he says no and then gets her all hot and bothered and when she wantshe pulls away and basically says you either let me fuck you the way I want or I m walking away and so she says fine and lets him THEN at some point she finally realizes that he doesn t have a condom on and she asks him to stop and put a condom on and he says no Then she insist that he stop and he says that he ll pull out in a minute She says fine and counts to a minute She reminds him to pull out and he says no She says you promised me you d pull out and he basically says oh well and ignores her pleas for him to not come in her and continues to have sex and comes in her I m sorry but am I the only one that thinks this entire scene is INCREDIBLY uncomfortable and iswell, freaking RAPE If a girl tells you to stop, you stop If she tells you to put on a condom, YOU PUT ON A FUCKING CONDOM The fact that he ignored her wishes and as per usual, treats her like shit brought literal tears of frustration because it felt so much like he did not really care about her Plus, again should I mention the rape and nonconsensual sex And to top it off, afterwards when he goes to sleep she takes her phone and goes to the bathroom to look up Plan B and he snatches the phone from her and says no and even later on in the book, basically refuses for her to take plan B but promises that from now on they ll use condoms Again, WHAT THE EVER LOVING FUCK Is that shit supposed to be romantic Because if so, I m getting the fuck out of here 3 And my final complaint The random, cringy as fuck, straight from a really bad cheesy porn, foursome It came out of NOWHERE and literally, makes zero freaking sense The fact that Four and Ever basically say that Barbie and Jamie owe them this foursome for the way that they hid their relationship and that by Ever fucking Four in front of Bee and Jamie it would be him stacking his claim on Four and making it clear that he was only hers and vice versa and the same for Bee and Jamie made zero sense and truly felt like the intro of a really bad porn I legitimately shouted, Ew what the fuck am I reading no less than 20 times I ve read menage and threesome scenes as well as poly books and I mthan fine with it but it felt absolutely unneeded, out of nowhere and justwrong It was the most uncomfortable sex scene I ve probably read in my life Well, second to that really rapey virginity sex scene mentioned in the second point And to top it off, Four and Bee start making out mid sex scene and start getting super into it and afterwards, they keep making these hints about how Bee was really turned on by Four and how she might possibly be into girls and honestly it all just felt like straight up queer baiting There s a second foursome scene but that one is fade to black but we find out that Four and Bee once again start going at it and it just felt so damn unnecessary And then when Bee and Four are talking randomly one day Bee just kisses her and she s talking about how she enjoys kissing Four but that she should stop because Ever is possessive and that Jamie is her soulmate andthan enough and it s just so fucking unecessary I love reading f f and I remember when the author mentioned that she was interested in writing a f f book and I was hella excited it honestly made me love the author evenbecause most romance authors pretend like f f doesn t exist but this queer baiting shit is not what I want and if that s her idea of writing f f then she can keep it, tbh 4 Oh wait, I lied I have onecomplaint APPARENTLY VAUGHN FUCKING CHEATED ON TYRA IN THE EPILOGUE AND NOW THEY RE NOT TOGETHER WHAT THE FUCK KIND OF STUPID ASS BULLSHIT IS THAT Seriously, I can t believe the author really did that I don t know if Tyra will be his love interest in the final book but if she is, I am freaking praying that he didn t actually cheat on her because if he didI swear I am done He is so freaking in love with her, obsessed really, it makes zero sense that he would ever cheat on her I m going to assume he just said he was to make her break up with him because of the whole my dad is evil and I can t be with you because he won t accept you side plot crap hide spoiler 4.5 STARS You preyed on the wrong McNamara, kitten My trust fund haszeroes Dick s bigger, tooYou know that feeling when you read a book that you ve been dying to get your hands on FOREVER and it doesn t just live up to your expectations, but blows them out of the water Because GAH Y all This book I can t CRACKILICIOUS.There s just no other way I can describe it for you I knew Jamie and Bette s book would be epic, and I was not wrong I went through wanting to chuck my 4.5 STARS You preyed on the wrong McNamara, kitten My trust fund haszeroes Dick s bigger, tooYou know that feeling when you read a book that you ve been dying to get your hands on FOREVER and it doesn t just live up to your expectations, but blows them out of the water Because GAH Y all This book I can t CRACKILICIOUS.There s just no other way I can describe it for you I knew Jamie and Bette s book would be epic, and I was not wrong I went through wanting to chuck my kindle at the wall and rip my hair out, to giddy anticipation, to goofy grinning, back to ripping my hair out, and giddiness again This book took me through the wringer The angst The sweet, sweet angst I can still taste it.I ll admit, Barbette definitely wasn t my favorite character when we first meet her in The Peer and the Puppet BB Reid gives us an entire different outlook on her in this book We not only get to be inside her head, but we get to know the young and rambunctious tom boy that she used to be before she became the beautiful ice queen You get snippets of her history with Jamie, and piece by piece you see how the fell in love and inevitably fell apart You get to experience the lies, secrets, and betrayals You get to understand why they are who they are today Barbette was it for me my slice of heaven and my one way ticket to hell I could never trust her with my heart again, but maybe I was kidding myself thinking I could stay away completely. Jamie was a character that had my immediate attention from the first I didn t need to be inside his head to warm up to him, the guy set me on fire as a secondary character, so I already knew he d be sizzling in his own book And again, I was NOT wrong Jamie is full of anger at Bette s betrayal While you learn the whole of it piece by piece throughout the book, you know that whatever happened between them was bad Jamie may still be attracted to Bette, but now he just wants revenge for his broken heart, even if his cousin is the collateral Jamie was the kind of thrill every girl sought at least once in her life Maybe that was all he d been for me, too. I devoured this book I was completely incapable of setting it down for even a second I was glued to the pages, totally invested, and completely riveted There s a few puzzle pieces that come together on the whole Fox mystery here But for as many questions as are answered, there s a hundredthat are left Reid also throws out the most delicious of lures for the next book and OMG I m not sure I have the patience for it.This was everything that I had hoped for and so muchAngsty, sexy, with just the right amount of suspense to make it a perfect page turner Did I want to jock punch Jamiethan a few times Absolutely But my inner cougar still wanted to bang him after, so it wasn t all bad It s fiction so stop judging me here He was 18, ok Bette really grew on me and came into her own here I love stories with strong females, and I loved watching Bette grow her backbone and turn it into steel Her and Jamie were incendiary together I loved catching up with past favorites too My one quibble was a particular scene in the book that I felt blurred and confusedthan anything Was it hot Absolutely Was it necessary to the story Maybe But the way it came together just struck me aswellodd That aside, I absolutely LOVED the book I m utterly addicted to this series and I m practically salivating to get my grabby little hands on the next book ARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest reviewFind me on I broke like a dam and swept her away And just before she could drown in my hate, I pulled her back again It seemed I couldn t hate Barbette without loving her twice as hard GAAAAAAHHHHH I ve been dying for Jamie and Bette s story since the first book and I was not one bit let down by it, if anything, it wasepically complicated than I had ever imagined The Author pulled me in to this magical cluster % that started so innocently and just spiraled completely off the tracks after I broke like a dam and swept her away And just before she could drown in my hate, I pulled her back again It seemed I couldn t hate Barbette without loving her twice as hard GAAAAAAHHHHH I ve been dying for Jamie and Bette s story since the first book and I was not one bit let down by it, if anything, it wasepically complicated than I had ever imagined The Author pulled me in to this magical cluster % that started so innocently and just spiraled completely off the tracks after years of mistakes, pain, and misunderstandings Jamie is just fire, I loved his antics, his command of a room, his power to hold me captiveI couldn t get enough SO MANY THINGS happen and come to light, so to thoroughly enjoy this amazing series, start from the beginning and enjoy the ride Author ups the ante on the hotness in this book, I m pretty sure my kindle melted a few timeswhew SO MANY FEELS I inhaled this book in a few hours, I m addicted to all the characters, and I can t wait to visit Blackwood Keep for our last couple I thank the Author for providing a copy to review You re the lyrics to my song, Bette I don t exist without you Erika, Book Haven Book Blog