ARC Review: Preppy by TM Frazier

26 Oct 2016

Book Title: Preppy
Author: TM Frazier
Series: The King #5
Release Date: October 25th, 2016
Genres: Dark Romance
Bowtie...'till I DIE.

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, it was only the beginning…

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I must admit, Preppy's book is one of my most highly anticipated reads of this year. With that comes a bit of trepidation- of fear for too high of expectations. Preppy is one of those side characters we've met and gotten to attach to right from the beginning with King. His humor and wit is such a welcome contradiction to the darkish anti-hero nature of these books.

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A kid that was once saved by a bully on the playground by King is now a grown man dressed in a hipster motif. But don't let the bow-tie, button down, and perfectly pressed slacks fool you. Preppy has a darkness from deep within that's masked by his humor.

I would even go as far as to say that my strength had always been in my amazing ability to be completely and brutally honest. Of course, the gift of honesty was in addition to my sense of humor, wit, charm, character, striking good looks, phenomenal—yet classic—sense of style, and last but not least, the tribungus slab of man meat dangling between my legs. But I motherfucking digress.

But only until he finds junkie Andrea (Dre) atop a water tower, ready to jump, does his life take a drastic change of course.

T.M. Frazier nailed Preppy's character in this book. I must admit I had a constant sh*t-eating grin throughout reading this book. He's so endearingly complex- flawed and violent, tattooed and beard, yet caring and dressed like he's headed to a Wallstreet job. I loved him!

But I motherfucking digress...

Dre is also a bit of a contradiction. Strung out on heroine, life hasn't always been this tough. But getting with the wrong crew dragged her down to the lowest depth- stealing from her grandma with dementia. It's only when Preppy catches her and her hoodlums in the act does her life change...for the better...or not.

I read this book in a day. I couldn't put it down. It's that good. Preppy is a character you can't help but love and pray for a happily ever after with love. Couple that with the tough life Dre has had, they're perfectly suited as long as their demons don't get in the way. I cannot wait for the second installment in this series! Back from the dead, they must get their happy ending!

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Advanced review copy received by the author in exchange for my honest review.

T.M. Frazier

T.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and three feisty fur kids.

She attended Florida Gulf Coast University where she specialized in public speaking. After years working in real estate and new home construction, she decided it was finally time to stop pushing her dreams to the back burner and pursue writing seriously.

In the third grade she wrote her very first story about a lost hamster. It earned rave reviews from both her teacher and her parents.

It only took her twenty years to start the next one.
It will not be about hamsters.

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