King (King #1) by T.M. Frazier

King
King

Synopsis:

Homeless. Hungry. Desperate.

Doe has no memories of who she is or where she comes from.

A notorious career criminal just released from prison, King is someone you don’t want to cross unless you’re prepared to pay him back in blood, sweat, pu$$y or a combination of all three.

King’s future hangs in the balance. Doe’s is written in her past. When they come crashing together, they will have to learn that sometimes in order to hold on, you have to first let go. 

Warning: This book contains graphic violence, consensual and nonconsensual sex, drug use, abuse, and other taboo subjects and adult subject matter. Although originally slated to be a standalone, KING is now a two part series.

Review:

Alright where to start with King. Phew. Man that ending. I....I need to get this out so I can move on to the next book and see what happens. It is quite the cliffhanger here so you might want to have it ready if you start reading this book. 

Doe is homelss, hungry, desperate for some sense of security. She was in an accident of some sort and doesn't remember who she is or where she came from. She has been trying to survive on the streets, but it is hard. She is starving, she is always trying to stay away from the bad people on the streets, she is lost. Her druggie friend talks her into going to a party to try and hook up with a biker. To try and be a bikers old lady so they will protect her and take care of her. At least then she will have a roof over her head and food to eat. 

Only she is not really able to do that. She is disgusted with herself for even trying, but when she runs into King accidentally things change. King just got out of jail and is not his old self anymore. He used to party it up all the time, sleeping with women, doing drugs, doing whatever he wanted. But it just doesn't have any appeal to him now. Until he sees Doe. When she offers herself to him when Bear sends her up to him King can't use her like he wants. There is just something about her. Then when her friend tries to steal his money things go from bad to worse. She is locked up, she is sure King is going to kill her. 

This book was intense. It was right on the line of enjoyable and too far. Like if King would have gone just slightly farther, been just slightly worse, I wouldn't have enjoyed it. It straddled that line and stayed on the enjoyable side for me. Of course Doe is drawn to King and his jerk attitude and his scary presence. Of course she is. You just have to go with that. Then things start to get good. Watching both of them struggle with their attraction with the other was a lot of fun. 

I will say I really got annoyed with Doe and her don't do anything because the person I used to be might not like it thing. You can't just not live because some day your memory might come back. That is a pointless, lame life. You only get one go of this so why not live while you can? You want something, you like something, so why not do it? What if you never remember? You will just be happy to waste away doing nothing? She was annoying at times.

The real star of the book for me though was Preppy. Man I loved him. That prologue when Kind was 12 and first meets him...hilarious! Gosh he was awesome. I wish we could have had more time with him as he was just so much fun. Neither King nor Preppy had a good childhood, but when they became friends they decided they would make their lives better and that is what they did. They created something so they could live and do whatever they wanted. Oh it was great.

It took me a little bit to get into the story, but once I did I was all in. The end...gah! I need to see what happens!! I read the synopsis for Tyrant and man....I am sure it is going to be an edge of my seat intense read cause I don't know how these two are going to figure everything out. I cannot wait to get started.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★

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