Wednesday, November 2, 2016


 Love. Never. Dies.
Find out why in Preppy by T.M. Frazier 

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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.

This is clearly a case of it's me not you. I think I got my expectations up way too high before starting this and then disappointed myself. Just like everyone else I loved Preppy from the first time we met him in King. He's a character that is impossible to ignore and not many people would want to. So when I started this and was looking for way more of his insanity it was sad to see that there didn't seem to be much of it. Sure he was still cuckoo bananas, and we got to see his dark side, but it seemed to be toned down. 

That doesn't mean I didn't like Preppy because, of course, I still loved him in all his bow tie glory. And I enjoyed that we got to see just how insane he could be when he let his dark side show. He may be colorful, wears a bow tie, and has a penchant for long conversations about absolute nonsense, but underneath all of that he's a man you should be scared of. There's a reason he hangs with King and Bear, after all. 

"Upon first glance, the guy was about as scary as the Easter Bunny. Until I saw IT."

Andrea aka Dre aka Doc was nothing more than a junkie looking for her next fix or a way to end it all. Until Preppy showed up and saved her from herself. He gave her a way out of her life of destruction and then planned to go on his own way. But there was something about her bruised and bloodied body that he couldn't ignore. And don't think that it was him wanting to fix her, it was him wanting to see more of those bruises, more of that fearful look she had on her face. So he decided she wasn't going anywhere but with him. 

Preppy's story is told in dual perspectives and mostly in the past, with only some parts of the present. It starts three years earlier to where the last book left off and by the end you're left off in the present with tons more questions. I think that was one of my main problems with this book. I knew it was going to end on a cliffhanger and I was fully prepared for that. But I thought we would at least get some answers to the million questions swirling around my head. Instead I felt left in the dark even more and I needed at least hints of what was to come in order for my interest to be held.

Did I like Dre and Preppy's story? Definitely. But I wanted more feelings and emotions to come from it. I knew Preppy had a very dark soul, and I was looking forward to getting that part of him that's hidden behind that cheerful guy he looks like. For me, it didn't happen though. I felt as if we were told that he was a crazy and dark person but not shown. Sure he killed people and he lusted after Dre's pain but there was never a moment that I sat back and though "Fuck this guy is insane." We did get to explore that dark side more and I enjoyed it, just wanted more of it to be fully satisfied. 

I plan on doing a re-read of this when the second book is out and maybe reading them together, when I can get my answers, will change my feelings on this book. I know my too-high expectations were a big factor in me not enjoying this as much as I wanted too, so I'm not going to make the same mistake for Part Two. 


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.

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