Thursday, April 11, 2019

Release Blitz & Review: Bad Boy Blues - Saffron A. Kent

Bad Boy Blues
Author: Saffron A. Kent
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance
Release Date: April 11, 2019

Cleopatra Paige hates one thing in this world -- just one -- and his name is Zachariah Prince.

In grade school, he pulled at her pigtails. In middle school, he spread false rumors about her. And in high school, he ruined her prom.

She hates that his smirks are unfairly sexy. And she definitely loathes that his dark eyes seem to follow her everywhere. Sometimes, even in her dreams.

It doesn’t matter that he’s rich and popular or that he lives in a freaking mansion full of butlers and maids. He’s rude and arrogant, and she wants to stay as far away from him as possible.

But unfortunately for Cleo, she lives in the same freaking mansion as Zach.

Only he’s the prince and she’s the lowly maid who serves him.

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4 Stars
Cleopatra Paige hates Zachariah Prince almost as much as she loves the color blue. Thinking she'd never see him again she accepts a role in the housekeeping staff for his family, but it seems even three long years can't make her forget the burning hatred she has when he comes strolling back in. His sharp jaw, his dark gaze, the muscles he flexes as he steps back into power, the hate overwhelms her thoughts every moment. He hates this town, this mansion, as much as Blue hates him and yet he can't seem to stay away. He's the Prince, she's the maid, and it seems their stars are destined to cross. 

"I can feel it. That's the whole problem, actually. That I can feel it. Feel him."

I haven't read a book this sexy since, well probably since my last Saffron A. Kent read. She makes forbidden romance taste oh so good. Bad Boy Blues pulls you in with the angst, warms you up with the smut, and has you falling head over heels in love with the bully. Cleo, also known as Blue, is a driven girl who cares little about what anyone else think. Her blue hair may scream for attention, but she'd do anything to stay out of sight, especially to young Master Zach Prince. To her he's the bully, the bad buy, his good looks are just reminders of a painful past. Except, the Zach we meet in Bad Boy Blues is not the same Zach Cleo remembers. Disenchanted with his family's wealth and desperate popularity, Zach has made his own way in the past three years. He's charming, he's humble, he's regretful. He's the man that walks the line and the line in this case is that between love and hate. 

"Today she looked at me like I moved the stars. It hurt. It still does"

Cleo, though at time's immature, is a strong-willed heroine that believes in standing up for what's right. Her difficult past and recent loss has left a lasting mark on her, her heart, much like the Grinch's, has grown three sizes, even leaving room for the dastardly Zach Prince. As she interacts with him again, both as his employee and in her own bullying way, she finds that she doesn't hate him so much. I love the chemistry between these two, the hate and the lust mixing between them so much that they can't differentiate between the two. It forces them to face the past, to face their current feelings, to find a way to move forward. Saffron A. Kent writes in such a way that I felt like I was there, my feelings just as hurt as Cleo's, making me wonder if it was even possible for these two to work it out. Of course, there's those moments of redemption, the moments that make you fall for Zach, that make you see that all the hate has really done is made them orbit closer to one another, their star's paths finally colliding. It's a slow burn romance with more angst and passion that I knew what to do with.

"In love, you bleed forever.
I wonder if in hate, you bleed forever too."

Saffron A. Kent made me fall for the man who breaks hearts just by looking at you. If you love the enemies to love trope, if you like your men handsome and bullying, and if you like your heroines loyal and strong, Bad Boy Blues is the book for you. 

Author Bio

Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romance. More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden and passionate. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.

She lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, and a million and one books.

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