Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part Two by T.M. Frazier
Series: King #6
Also in this series: King, Tyrant, Lawless
Published by Self-published on January 24th 2017
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Preppy finds himself back in a world he once loved, but no longer recognizes. His dim smile can’t hide his inner turmoil and the people he views as family all suddenly feel like polite strangers.
Except for one person. A girl with dark eyes and even darker hair. A girl who isn’t even an option.
At least, not anymore.
Dre can’t decide who she’s going to listen to. Her heart, her head, or her body. Because two out of those three things have her heading right back to Logan’s Beach. Closure is what she tells herself she’s seeking, but when she unlocks doors that were never meant to be opened she soon discovers that when it comes to Samuel Clearwater, closure might NEVER be an option.
This is book six in the King Series and the second part of Preppy and Dre's story.
The bow-tied man has done it again! This time, though, Preppy’s story is focussed on accepting the man he sees in his reflection and convincing those around him to stop pussy footing around him. The trouble is, he has everyone worried, and it takes a lot to worry this crew, so that’s a concern in itself. Preppy and Dre’s story is being told in three parts, and while this book is the second in their story, it is the sixth book in the series. The series needs to be read in order, beginning with King.
Dre is a breath of fresh air. It is evident why Preppy would be attracted to the girl with the bright red lipstick and a unique, classy style of the past. Everyone has so much to catch up on with Preppy’s physical absence felt by everyone who knew him. It was no surprise to learn that a change in environment didn’t equate to an easy life for Preppy. Whether it was coping with the ghosts of the past or the dread of what could be, he was constantly battling a demon or two.
What I enjoyed throughout this story was the great mix of dark humour, deep emotions and vulnerability. It astounds me I have no qualms accepting the OTT storyline as it unfolds. It did cross my mind once or twice, that it would be hard to share individual scenes in the book without either spoiling or doing Preppy’s story justice.
It was great to catch up with King, Bear and their partners. Dre found her place into the friend circle effortlessly. She has her hands full trying to deal with personal issues and the shock of encountering Preppy. She came back to Logan’s Beach for closure, but it soon becomes evident it is not as cut and dry with Preppy now a factor.
As usual, coincidences seem to be a common occurrence where Preppy is concerned. The unexplained appearances that everyone experienced during his absence were referred to but not addressed. They remain a mystery.
The final chapter heralds there will be more Preppy time ahead, and there’s no skirting around the fact it ends on a cliffy. It had shock value, but it was a reflection of the man Preppy is, one who thrives on being different and answers to no one!
4 Emotional and Entertaining Stars
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