I look up into his dark eyes. “This is a dangerous game of cat and mouse we’re playing.”
“More like a game of cat and bird,” he corrects.
I straighten my posture, my nipples grazing his hard chest. “And we all know how that turns out in the end. The cat eats the bird.”
Nine lightly scrapes his nails over my bare arms before pressing them into my skin. I gasp at the slight bite of pain. “No, the pretty bird swoops down from nowhere and sinks her sharp talons into the cat, marking him for life.”
There’s no sarcasm in his voice. I don’t know how to begin to process what it is he’s saying. It takes all of my concentration to get out my next few words.
“And…and then what?”
Nine picks me up off the floor in one quick motion, flipping me back onto the bed. He crawls over my body, hovering above me, pinning my wrists to the mattress. He grazes his teeth over the sensitive spot behind my ear. He lowers his voice to a deliciously deep rumble that has me vibrating with his every word.
“And then he eats her.”
I’m so happy that we got Kevin’s story. I fell in love with Preppy so I had to see what his brother would be like, and I was not prepared for how unPreppy like he was. Where Preppy operates like a squirrel on crack, Kevin is a bit more chill. They both have the same sense of honor, loyalty, and family, but when it comes to personalities…the world can only handle one Preppy.
As far as the King series go, this is probably the greyest of all the books. It still has dark undertones, but I think that even those afraid to dip their toes in to the dark pool could read this book, and fall in love with the story. The characters are amazing. Their story begins with a chance encounter on a bridge that sets the stage for the rest of their story. It isn’t pretty at times, but fate has a way of intervening when you least expect it. Kevin and Lenny could not have grown up more differently, but yet end up on the same side of the causeway caught up in something that is spiraling out of their control fast. I love that TM didn’t shy away from Lenny’s anxiety, nor did she use it as her weakness. The way it is presented is real, all the good, bad, and the ugly. Lenny doesn’t seem like the type to fit in to their world, but she can hold her own with the family and I love her for it. Kevin is a young man who hasn’t had the best upbringing, and I guess you could say he was a victim of circumstance, but he comes out of it better that I thought he would. He had to grow up too fast, do unspeakable things to survive, yet as jaded as he should be…he remains grounded. Kevin and Lenny’s story is one of my favorites of the King series and highly recommended
About the Author
T.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier never dreamed that a single person would ever read a word she wrote when she published her first book. Now, she is a five-time USA Today bestselling author and her books have been translated into numerous languages and published all around the world.
T.M. enjoys writing what she calls sexy‘wrongside of the tracks romance’ with morally corrupt anti-heroes and ballsy heroines.
Her books have been described as raw, dark and gritty. Basically, what that means, is while some authors are great at describing a flower as it blooms, T.M. is better at describing it in the final stages of decay.
She loves meeting her readers, but if you see her at an event please don’t pinch her because she’s not ready to wake up from this amazing dream.