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A coming-of-age tale of loss, love, and redemption.

The Prince and the Pawn, the epic finale of When Rivals Play from bestselling author B.B. Reid is LIVE!


Author: B. B. Reid
Genre: Bully Romance
Series: When Rivals Play #4

They were wrong for each other from the start.
The jock and the nerd, what a cliché they made.
He was the town prince, and she was a nobody.

Tyra Bradley was invisible.
That is until she told him he needed some manners, and so began their game of cat and mouse.
She ran, he chased.
It was perfect.

Except Vaughn Rees has a deep, dark secret. Promised to the NFL, but fated for something sinister, Vaughn knows she’s forbidden fruit. To want more is to tempt death. He’s already in too deep.
When a betrayal unravels their fragile ties, the good girl runs as fast as she can. What Tyra doesn’t know? They’re a siren’s song. She can run, but they’ll always be bound.

They’re two souls torn apart and mended by fate. And now…Vaughn isn’t the only one with a secret.

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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 beginning with The Peer and the Puppet then The Moth and The Flame.
Content suitable for ages 18+.

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The Prince and the Pawn is a phenomenal read and this author has completely obliterated all of my expectations and then some! The prologue left me speechless and what followed was a roller coaster of a ride that left me ugly crying, swooning, throwing my kindle, laughing, and sitting on the edge of my seat. I felt like my heart was chewed up, spit back out, and then carefully pieced together by the end all while wondering how this author created such a masterful story. I wasn’t sure how the author was going to pull it all together, but let me tell you, it was spectacularly done!

In keeping things relatively vague, just know that this book check marks all of my boxes - an alpha hero, a strong heroine, and an original and intricate plot. Vaughn and Tyra are beautifully flawed and may seem like an unlikely pair, but the bond between them is unbreakable. Vaughn, for all of his possessive and obsessive nature, endeared himself to me even if I wanted to throttle him at times.  I adored Tyra for her strength and bravery.  

While The Prince and the Pawn’s story focuses on Vaughn and Tyra, the author continues to beautifully illustrate the importance of friendship, loyalty, and love as the characters from the previous books play prominent roles.  This book did contain some secrets and lies, but there were not any truly jaw dropping twists and turns as I expected given the earlier books. The Prince and the Pawn is the final book in series of an interconnected series of standalones, but I do recommend starting this series from the beginning for the ultimate experience and also because I think you would be a bit lost otherwise. I am left with bittersweet feelings as I have become so invested in the characters.  I am not ready to say good bye to them, but I do feel that this author did them justice.  Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this fast-paced, emotional read and I definitely recommend it.  I read a complimentary version of this book and I cannot to read more of this author’s books!

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:
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