Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Review: King by T.M. Frazier

Rating: 2 Stars ~ OK
Series: King #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Author
Publication Date: June 15, 2015
Format: Kindle
Pages: 303
Source: Bought
Synopsis by Goodreads:
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.

Spoil Free Review
Bummer King did not work out for me. I was all in for a Dark Read. Did not start out that way and was not really getting into King the hero. But darn it  T.M. Frazier got me hooked and was gradually liking him. Even though I was in the mood for a Dark read and for it not going in that direction I was enjoying it and could not swipe my kindle fast enough. King was moody and sexy all at the same time. The sexual tension and dirty talk was good and I loved his hot and cold moments towards Doe the heroine. His character was so unpredictable. But one thing that was given he would do anything even kill if anybody hurt someone he cared for.  Love seeing the good, gentle and badass side to his character. As for the plot I had to know who Doe was? Would she find out? Nice twist with that as I never guessed it.
The secondary characters Preppy and Bear. Loved them as they had their own  voice and personalities. Preppy added so much interest in the story but never over took it. His tatted up body- button up shirt-bow tie-suspender wearing smartass character was odd, sexy and refreshing.
Now for the bad. The flow of the book was terrible. The book took a huge turn around and out of the blue it became dark. Again I was in the mood for a dark read but the execution of this was so off. Three major incidents that were shocker moments felt like they were just thrown in the story. Not flushed out at all.  There were no after affects. I did not even get a chance to let anything sink in to what the fuck just happened  and became disconnected from the characters.  Especially King his actions were so off during these incidents hated him after the first incident and lost respect for him on the second incident.
The ending was good. But the damaged has been done and already lost my connections with the characters. 


  1. Bad flow can really ruin a read :/ I just attempted one and it had a manic flow to it and just couldn't do it. Bummer this one wasn't quite pulled together.

    1. I was so bummed it wasn't quite put together. Cause I really was enjoying the check out of it.

  2. Oh wow. This sounded like a good one, too. But yeah, if the story doesn't flow properly, then I end up just putting it down and walking away. It's so hard to connect with the story at that point that I end up just reading words on the paper instead of being there in the moment with them.

    1. Kristin this book was all kinds of good once I got into it. But by the time the bad stuff started coming I could not stopped I needed answers. Was really hoping the author would somehow be able to win me back but it just kept getting worse.

  3. I liked this one but didn't like the ending...not a fan of those cliffhangers. I do need to read book two. But I agree about the flow.

    1. I feel like I am the only one in the blogging world that loves cliffhangers. Look foward to thoughts on book 2 when you get to it.

  4. A shame that you didn't enjoy this one, I actually really like this series. I am on edge waiting for the next book in the series.
    King is a hard character to like, so I can see why you aren't a fan.


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