Title: Preppy: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part One
Author: T.M. Frazier
Genre: Contemporary Romace
Type: Book 5 of King series
POV: First Person Dual
Expected Publication: October 25, 2016
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…
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Samuel Clearwater a.k.a. Preppy grew up in an abusive household. He used his past as a motivation to make something out of his life – even if that something was not exactly straight with the law.
Andrea (Dre) Capulet was a desperate junkie at the end of the line. Just when she thought the ending was in sight, she was saved. With Preppy’s help, she was determined to straighten her life, but it proved to be a hard task when the one who saved her had his own demons lurking.
Preppy is my favorite character in the series since book 1. He totally stole the spotlight and I’m glad he finally deservedly get his own spotlight to bask in.
“I say what I want to fucking say. I do what I want to do and I don’t fucking apologize for it.”
What made Preppy endearing to me was his charm. He’s honest with no filter which made him hilarious. The things that came out if his mouth were priceless. And most importantly he had a good heart. But I also love how he hid his dark side behind his flawless veneer.
I wanted to see her sad. Taste her tears. I wanted to know what she sounded like when she cried. In pain, in pleasure, in both.
Dre was one messed up character but I can’t help but want to root for her. Her past dictated her present, and while she struggled, I also like how she made effort to fight it.
I never knew true fear until I met pure evil. He wore a smile and a bow tie.
Even though I feel like the story is a little drawn out, I really like how both of them were similar, but also opposite. While Dre’s brokenness was overt, Preppy’s was hidden.
The sexy scenes, well hello, they were mmm, mmm… good. Or maybe finger licking good? lol! Oh yeah Preppy is a (hard and rough) sexy fucker 😛
Based on the ending if this book, I’m not quite sure which direction it would go, but I’m definitely looking forward to more of Preppy.
This review is also available on Goodreads.
T.M. Frazier resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and baby girl.
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 although her spelling could have (and could still) use some help.
It only took her twenty years to start the next book.
The Dark Light of Day was her debut novel.
She LOVES talking books with her readers.