The Peer and the Puppet (When Rivals Play #1) by B.B. Reid

40919214The Peer and the Puppet
Series: When Rivals Play
by B.B. Reid
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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 favorite pastime.

The Peer and the Puppet is a standalone romance, however, the series is one story. The plot introduced in Four and Ever’s story will continue in the following novels. Content suitable for 18+.

MY feelingsThis was my second book by B.B. Reid and I must say, she knows how to hook me. I was enchanted from chapter one. Four and Ever gave me exactly what I wanted. Angst, chemistry, and a relationship to actually root for. There was never a time that I couldn’t tell that they had feelings for each other.Image and video hosting by TinyPic

I liked Four almost instantly. Four’s story and relationship with her mother was a bit heartbreaking to read about. I thought that the author just gave her a dumbass name but once we were told how it came to be I knew I wanted to protect her at all costs. It really put her relationship with her mother into perspective. Hell, it put her life up until that point into perspective. How she became the way she was and how she acted.

As you can see, I loved this. So you’re probably wondering why I didn’t rate it 5 stars. Simply because I didn’t like the way the story ended. Somethings weren’t cleared up. Especially with Barbie. It seems like the next book will show some of Ever and Four, but won’t actually be about them. Basically, it ends in an HFN instead of a HEA. I still have questions that need to be answered dammit! If that would have been cleared up then it would have immediately received 5 stars from me.

All in all, I was entranced and really enjoyed this one! I’ve already ordered a paperback of it to go on my shelf. If you enjoyed Paper Princess and Bully, then you should pick this one up!4 Star Rating

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