NO PRINCE by Stevie J. Cole & LP Lovell
Release Date: April 9th
So, I have mixed feelings when it comes to this book. It turned out completely different than I had anticipated which isn’t a bad thing. It’s absolutely more of a slow burn enemies/lovers High School Romance. And because of the slow burn aspect the story was paced differently than I had anticipated at times feeling lethargic. I wanted to love it, I really did, the blurb had me, but once I got into it, I just couldn’t connect with the characters the way I wanted to.
Like an eclipsed sun, he blocked out everything that wasn’t him until even my cold heart beat a little faster, pining for the very thing I hated.
Zepp and Monroe go to the same High School but haven’t spoken to each other until one fateful night when they cross paths. Actions took place and Deals were struck which kept them in each other’s lives for a time. During this time, they actually start to get to know each other, other than what they assumed. They started peeling back the layers of each other and discovering more of a bond than they realized.
Zepp’s lips met mine, stealing every trace of breath from my lungs.
Yes, Zepp is the quintessential bad boy, but he has a depth to him that you would not expect and an artist’s soul that was pleasantly surprising. Monroe is just trying to get out from the crap hand she has been dealt in her life. She has plans and goals set, and she doesn’t want to deter from them. She never expected Zepp and she was not prepared for him. I loved that they both came from similar backgrounds and had that connection between them. But at times I felt Monroe was unnecessarily naive and coming from her background I don’t think she would have been.
Every fiber of me knew he was a bad idea, but he also felt like the only safety in a world of chaos.
This book was not as I expected, it hit some deep issues that brought a level of levity to the story that I was not prepared for. The lives that these characters lead out of necessity hit’s you like a gut punch and pulls you through an array of feelings. I felt for these characters on a visceral level, how they live their lives is sad but honest in a way that so many things aren’t. This book was without a doubt unexpected it’s raw and intense dealing with socioeconomic issues that many try to ignore but are without doubt prevalent.
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Zepp Hunt wasn’t the king of Dayton high school. He was the top of the food chain. And I was next in line to be dragged into the lion’s den. At least that’s what he thought…
Good girls wanted to tame him. Bad girls want to be tainted by him. Everyone bowed down to him. And me?
I hated Zeppelin Hunt with every fiber of my being.
Which was why I stayed away from the arrogant bad boy with tattoos and a rap sheet.
Until I couldn’t.
Until we traded favors, and I owed him three months of my life. I never thought I would end up in his bed, and when I did, I had to remind myself that he hated me as much as I hated him.
Until I didn’t.
Zepp Hunt was no prince, and I absolutely refused to be his damsel in distress…
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About Stevie J. Cole:
Stevie J. Cole likes to write realistic stories with raw, gritty characters you should hate but can’t help but to love.
She’s obsessed with rock music, loves sloths, and has an unnatural obsession with British accents.
Her books are not recommended for the faint of heart.
About LP Lovell:
Lauren Lovell is a ginger from England.
She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.
Lauren loves a mildly…or not so mildly psychopathic hero, and a dark, twisted tale.
If you like like your boys very very bad, then hop on in.
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