Serie: Dayton #1
Op/On March 26th 2020
Genres: Dark Romance, High School
Zepp Hunt wasn’t the king of Dayton high school. He was the top of the food chain. And I was next in line to be dragged into the lion’s den. At least that’s what he thought…
Good girls wanted to tame him. Bad girls want to be tainted by him. Everyone bowed down to him. And me?I hated Zeppelin Hunt with every fiber of my being.Which was why I stayed away from the arrogant bad boy with tattoos and a rap sheet.Until I couldn’t.Until we traded favors, and I owed him three months of my life. I never thought I would end up in his bed, and when I did, I had to remind myself that he hated me as much as I hated him.Until I didn’t.
Zepp Hunt was no prince, and I absolutely refused to be his damsel in distress…
Warning: this book contains sex, drugs/alcohol or violence
I couldn’t wait for No Prince. A new book by LP Lovell and Stevie J Cole, from which I previously read Wrong. I immediately bought the book. This book will eventually also will be translated to Dutch, so put it on your list already 😉
I really like this cover. It may not be everyone’s taste, but in my mind the man on the cover is really Zeppelin. Although this is a High School Dark Romance and Zepp is only 18, he lives up to the image. This is how I envision him.
In Wrong I’ve already been introduced to the style of Stevie and LP and it was already clear to me that they do not shy away from anything. In this book, too, the story is told raw and it soon becomes clear that these young people are not having an easy time. I like the style in which it isn’t disguised and beautifully told. The dark, unpolished, raw. Not the happy stuff.
No Prince is the story of the town of Dayton. Where you have the rich kids on one side. At their expensive school and with their expensive cars and getting away with everything. On the other hand, you have the children with criminals or drug addicts as parents. Often driven that way because otherwise they cannot make ends meet. The poor side of the city. Monroe and Zeppelin both make sure they can eat by stealing and reselling the rich cars expensive cars. And that is exactly where they come into contact with each other.
I think No Prince is a very strong story. This is exactly how I imagine life on “the wrong side of the tracks”. Zepp is a Mariel boy through and through and I quickly fall for him. He’s the ultimate bad boy, but at the same time very protective of Monroe. He doesn’t understand it and she doesn’t either.
This is a book in which it is not love at first sight. Monroe and Zepp are slowly growing towards each other and those are the books I want to read. In which something develops slowly, because that is what I believe. Especially in an enemy’s to lovers story.
Monroe is a strong character and I like her. I can relate to her. She wants to be strong, take care of everything by herself, but of course she cannot. Her problems are greater than anything she can handle alone. And together they are strong, but also so damn stubborn. One has hope and the other does not.
Sometimes they hurt me in the way they see themselves, but also in how they kept telling themselves what the other person is like. How much they kept making up a picture of each other, despite what they saw. Purely because they did not want to give in to their love. And I understood it. It was so obvious what their motives were.
There was such a clear chemistry between the two that it ran off the paper. It was very difficult for me to put the story away and so when you thought that nothing was going to happen or could happen, it happened exactly. The great thing was that everything also remained credible. There was never a moment when I thought, yeah, suuuurrrreee.
And then the side characters. Boy, were they fun and I have already tucked them away in my heart. I want more from this series and more from these guys. Perfect.
I only missed one thing … which is why it gets 4.5 star instead of 5. I missed a clear description of the appearance of the characters. I know Monroe and Zeppelin’s hair color. Monroe’s eye color and then it stops. I have no idea what the others really looked like.
This one goes into the top of my 2020 list.0