Blog Tour: THE PUNK AND THE PLAYTHING by B. B. Reid

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The Punk and the Plaything by B.B. Reid
Release Date: December 9, 2019

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The Punk and The Plaything, the third romantic standalone in the When Rivals Play series by B.B. Reid.

ABOUT
Never trust a nice ass and a smile. That girl is definitely poison.
When I first came to Blackwood Keep, I was just looking for a thrill.
Instead, I found a beautiful fraud—a tomboy my wildest dreams couldn’t conjure.
Bee didn’t just run with boys; she ran the boys. It was only a matter of time before I gave chase.
It took one summer for me to win her over and two to lose her forever.
My summer love turned ice queen. Without heart or thought, she ruined me.
Four years and an ocean between us, I still can’t forget that she chose my cousin…so I won’t.

Are the When Rivals Play books standalone?
Each novel depicts a different and completely unique romance. However, the stories and their plots are connected. It’s recommended that you read them in order for the full reading experience. 


It is strongly advised that you read The Peer and the Puppet and The Moth and the Flame before reading The Punk and the Plaything. Content suitable for ages 18+.

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REVIEW

Just when I’d think this series couldn’t get any better, this author completely slayed me with Jamie and Barbette’s story!  The Punk and The Plaything is a book that put me through a roller coaster of emotions where I was sitting in suspense one moment and then fanning myself in the next.  I found myself tearing up during the moments of heartbreak followed by laughing at some of their banter and antics in the next. 

These two characters have such history between them and I loved how their story unfolded.  When Jamie and Barbette (Bee, Barbie) met as young teens, their connection was intense and the all consuming love that developed between them was sure to extend past the usual puppy love one typically associates with first loves. The flashbacks interspersed throughout the book gave me a deeper understanding of not only their relationship, but how and why each character was the way he / she was.

I honestly wasn’t sure that I would like Barbette as I felt lukewarm towards her in the previous books, but this girl won me over.  She hasn’t had it easy and after discovering what all was going on behind the scenes, my heart hurt for her. Jamie is the ultimate book boyfriend.  He portrays himself as confident and a bit naughty, but his complex feelings towards Barbette reveal his vulnerability. It was enjoyable to witness the camaraderie between all of the friends as well as the intense and fiery interactions between Jamie and Barbette.  

This enemies to lovers novel not only met all of my expectations, it surpassed them.  If you are a fan of this author’s other works, then you will love The Punk and The Plaything!

I read an early complimentary version of this book.

OTHER BOOKS IN THE SERIES:

Read The Peer and The Puppet today!
Available FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited.

Read The Moth and The Flame today!
Available FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited.

Read Evermore: A When Rivals Play novella
Available FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited.
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Excerpt:
 “Well, isn’t this the most delicious surprise.”
My head confirmed what my eyes were showing me, but my stubborn heart still refused to believe. Jamie was back from Ireland? Why hadn’t Ever told me? Neither of those answers seemed to matter as much as why Jamie was back.
The short sleeves of the button up he wore were rolled and bunched at the shoulders, displaying the muscles he’d grown since I’d last seen him four years ago. The white cotton only pronounced his tanned skin. He’d left the buttons undone, allowing anyone who laid eyes on him to see his hard chest and defined abs…and the many tattoos that covered them. Most of them were angry and aggressive, almost scary as if he were showing off his demons for anyone to see. Recalling my sweet Jamie from long ago, and what happened the last time I’d seen him, I knew I was responsible for every one of them. 
Gone was the gentle boy next door with a full mop of hair, a lanky body, and an easy smile. This boy standing before me was darker, edgier…more tragic to my lonely, fragile heart. Was that yearning burning in the pit of my stomach or fear of the unknown? Because I didn’t know this Jamie, and judging by the wicked gleam in his eyes as he flashed that mocking grin, I didn’t want to know. 
“What the hell are you doing back here?”
“Is that any way to greet your first love? I got to say”—his gaze slowly traced every dip and curve of my body—“I love how well you’ve grown up, Bette.”
“First love?” I scoffed, even though it felt like he’d stolen my breath. “You were hardly that.”
“Then what was I?” he challenged, backing me against the opposite wall. “I’m breathless to hear more of your lies.”
“You were nothing.”
He flashed me that sad, beautiful smile I hadn’t realized I’d missed so much. I stood perfectly still as his wolfish gaze ate me up. As close as he stood now, he wouldn’t miss a single fucking flaw. There were many, but no one dared looked close enough to see. I might as well have been Medusa. As he ran his gaze over me, I took the time to study him as well, noting the silver bar piercing his right brow and the small diamond in his right nostril. I could have sworn I’d even glimpse a flash of metal piercing his nipples. Jamie had taken all that sinful deliciousness he naturally possessed and multiplied it by ten thousand. As if the world didn’t already have enough injustices. 
“You're so beautiful. Did it hurt?” He kept his gaze on me as he turned his head and blew out smoke.
“Did what hurt?” I could feel the heat from Jamie’s cigarette when he defiantly brushed his thumb across my bottom lip. To Jamie’s knowledge, I belonged to his cousin now, but he clearly didn’t give a damn.
“When you fell from heaven, Satan.”
I slapped his hand away while telling myself to get a grip. Jamie might have surprised me, but he was nothing I couldn’t handle. “Get lost, Jameson.”
Tapping the end of his cigarette, he sprinkled ash onto my designer blouse. A piece of the flame had fallen, burning through the sheer material, scorching my skin. Before now, I’d never thought Jamie capable of hurting me. The truth was now so blatantly blazed into our history that it could never be unwritten. 
Without warning, he pressed closer until I could see nothing but the angry blackness of his eyes. “I’m afraid I’m not going anywhere. By the time I’m done with you, Barbette Montgomery, you’ll be crawling back to me… but I doubt I’ll want my cousin’s sloppy thirds.”
“I wouldn’t hold your breath.” I wasted little time pushing him away. Tragically, the moment my hand connected with his warm skin, the electricity threatening to make my broken heart beat again became too obvious to ignore. I tried to run from it, but some inexplicable need to seal our fate had me spinning on my heel to face him again. “Better yet, Jameson, do us both the favor, won’t you?”


About B.B. Reid:


B.B. Reid is a bestselling author of new adult romance. She grew up the only daughter and middle child in a small town in North Carolina. After graduating with a Bachelors in Finance, she started her career at an investment research firm while continuing to serve in the National Guard. She currently resides in Charlotte with her moody cat and enjoys collecting Chuck Taylors and binge-eating chocolate.

Please visit her website for more information: www.bbreid.com

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