4.5 Stars for Bad Boy Blues
Saffron A. Kent
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.
~ My Thoughts ~
If it were possible for an author to reach into your chest and pull out your heart and shred it Saffron Kent would be that author.
My heart, soul and mind were crushed at one point in this brilliantly written story, and I loved every second of it. When the world of Zach and Blue crumbled before my very eyes. I was gutted, my soul shattered, my heart broken.
To be fair though, I should start at the beginning of the story, to give you a better picture of the experience of reading the sensational Bad Boy Blues.
It goes without saying that I am a huge and devoted fan of this author. I think the reason for that is her ability to create characters that bleed realism. Characters whose emotions are perfectly stated and reach deep within my soul. This is a standard of this author and with each book she writes it increases ten fold. I become so intently involved with the characters, the story line, the emotions that the world around me ceases to exist.
Zach is one hell of a character. Dark, brooding, destructive, so unwilling to believe he is deserving of or unwilling to give love. Compassionate to a fault, his past has formed him to be the hard, withdrawn character he appears to be within the story. Unwilling to believe that love exists, his actions counteract the thoughts he shares within the story.
Blue is such a conflicted character. Broken but strong. Diligent but devious. Determined but worn out from the struggle to obtain the one thing in life she feels the need to keep and preserve.
The past comes crashing into the present. The pain and devastation of earlier years runs rampant in the hearts and mind of the characters. One look, one desperate attempt to escape the past that haunts and taunts and the story begins.
With a wonderful set of sub-characters, all who play such an important part in the story, we learn little by little the story of the past, the confusion of the present and the secrets that have haunted for years. Overcoming fears, unwillingly accepted the truths, and the strong and intense desire to not let everything we believed to be true bleed away encompasses the story of Zach and Blue.
An intense, emotional, seductive story of family, secrets, lies, forgiveness of one self and others, accepting truths and forging into the future.
Saffron A. Kent is USA Today 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 Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.
She has an MFA in creative writing and she lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband. Along with a million and one books.