Series: King #1
Author: T. M. Frazier
Genre: New Adult, Erotic Romantic Suspense
Release Date: June 15, 2015
Homeless, hungry and desperate enough to steal, 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.
The long-awaited KING has finally arrived, and boy was it something and then some. We've been waiting to meet King since the first teasers surfaced a year ago, when it was originally supposed to be released then, only to be pushed back...For very good reason. The wait was totally worth it. KING is chalk full of tension, action, mystery, suspense, partying, drugs, swearing, humor, fighting, dirty-talk, sexy times, tattooing, secrets, hidden agendas, death, passion, sex and plot twists.
Our girl, Doe, is fiesty AF, and I just loved her for that. She doesn't let her lack of memories hinder her. To survive out there on her own; to stand up to King when he fucked up; call him out on his bullshit, and she doesn't take the shit he throws her way... Girl has got balls of steel. Especially with the hand she got dealt in life. It takes a lot of inner strength to not withdraw or let it get to you. I was amazed at how she carried herself throughout this book, and with the way it ended, I wonder how she'll carry in the next book.
King is a lot of things. Some qualities were surprising, while others were to be expected. He's dangerous, infuriating, cunning, an asshole, well-endowed, moody/grumpy, hot as fuck, cocky as hell and extra alpha-y. Damn, can that man ditry-talk and strum all the right cords in all the right ways. It also doesn't hurt that he's got incredible stamina, HOLY HOT DAMN. *fans self*
There were a number of times where King was wishy-washy, and that just didn't make him seem trustworthy. Even the chapters that are in his POV, I couldn't believe his feelings and thoughts because they often differed from his actions. King made me especially rage-y twice. Once, after their first date -- To kick Doe out after THAT after their date? OH, HELL NO. Doe should've cockpunched him then and there. And the other time was during the scene at the end with the trade. Poor Doe...So easily disposed of twice in her life.
King is a bad, bad boy for many reasons, but he's got a soft spot for Doe, Max, and for his brothers from another mother, Preppy and Bear. That's where the surprising qualities about him comes in. To see him open up to Doe about himself and Max -- It showed that, in a way, he kind of does love Doe. He's protective and he's a fighter for the ones he loves, even if he is a little misguided in that regard. King and Doe are both strong characters and that's what makes them work so well together as well as when they're at each others throats. Things get intense between them both in the bedroom and emotionally. They are seriously hot for each other sexually, emotionally and argumentatively. King is also not one to be crossed. You'll either love him, lust him, hate him, want to kill him or hump him, but either way he will leave an intense impression on you.
Preppy... The oddball, the life of the party, the show-stealer, King's best fucking friend in the world. He may be weird and into some crazy and scary shit, but you just can't help but love the guy. Maybe it's because of his wayward ways and infectious enthusiasm and humor. I strive to have a ceremony like his because there is no way I'm going down without the last word, either, motherfuckers. Damn, I miss that guy already.
Mother of fucking plot twists. Yes, there are few in here that changes the game. A few of them being: We finally find out what King knew all along. We finally know who Doe is and where she came from. Doe finally knows who she is. And then there are the people in her past life (that she has no memory of, mind you). That just leaves the question of what on earth happened that caused Doe to lose her memory, and how she ended up waking in an alleyway the night her memory vanished. All of which I presume will be revealed in Tyrant, the conclusion to their story, coming out in August. All I know is, is that I don't trust the people in Doe's life. There's a lot of shadiness there, and I can't wait to see how Frazier will tell us the rest of the story in Tyrant. If you took a liking to Dark Light of Day, you will eat this all up.
Meet 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.
Thanks goes to The Rockstars of Romance for kindly sending an ARC in exchange for an honest review for the blog tour.