When Rivals Play #2
The Moth and the Flame
By: B.B. Reid
Genre: Contemporary, NA/YA Romance, Friends To Lovers
Release Date: May. 20, 2019 – Release Early on May. 15th!
Here lies Louchana Valentine. She was a homeless, orphaned virgin.
I never cared what my gravestone would say until I landed in deep with a powerful gangster. Lucky for me, my best friend happens to be ruthless too. I should feel guilty that he’s forced to turn on the man who’s been a father to him. Except I’ve always known that Wren’s soul wasn’t as black as he claimed.
He was good.
He was beautiful.
He was mine.
He just didn’t know it yet.
And with Wren keeping me safe, I’ve got time left to rewrite the end of my story. But if he has his way, virgin is already carved in stone.
I’ve never known anyone as alluring as Lou. Or as frustrating. Since the night she saved my life and stole my wallet for her troubles, I couldn’t stay away.
She became my onus.
With nowhere to run, I’m forced to trust someone I never expected. At least with Lou safe in Blackwood Keep—far away from me—I’ll die with my conscience intact. Because she no longer looks at me with friendship in her eyes. Those iridescent blues shine with a different need entirely, and I’ve never been able to deny her.
The Moth and the Flame returns to the world of Blackwood Keep, rival gangs, and deliciously flawed yet completely addicting characters! This second installment in the When Rivals Play series is a continuation of the events that occurred in The Peer and the Puppet. Content suitable for ages 18+
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“Something invisible, unbreakable, and incurable had a hold on us, drawing us in like moths to a single flame. Could we one day break free of it, or would it choose to break us instead?”
Welp, she’s gone and done it again. The highly anticipated, second installment to the When Rivals Play Series, The Moth & the Flame is HERE and B.B Reid did NOT disappoint! When I first went into TMATF I had high expectations but still thought NOTHING was going to top Four and Ever… I was wrong! I laughed, I cried, I screamed, and I threw shit all in the name of Wren & Lou. Told in dual POV, it’s a best friends to lovers, slowww burn, YA/NA romance, with a side of gang stuff and a whole LOT of angst!
B.B Reid is a BOMB ASS writer!!! Like seriously you guys, I’m totally obsessed with her. Ever since I read the Broken Love Series, I knew that B.B was an author that I would ALWAYS one-click, and with each new release she hasn’t let me down yet.
“Every day, the film we kept over our friendship became thinner, and I became hungrier. Lou was taunting me, pushing me, and the only part I hated was that it was working.”
Louchana Valentine, A.K.A Lou has a had a tough life and it’s given her quite the hard exterior. She’s bounced around from foster home to foster home ever since her parents took off for Paris… without her. Never to hear from them again. Lou doesn’t get to close to anyone for fear of being left, that is until Wren.
Wren Joseph Harlan, a sexy bad boy and a member of Exiled. Wren has had his own troubles in his life and finds a kindred soul within Lou.
“I’m the moth to your flame, Lou. I’d rather be burned a thousand times than be free of you.”
After a dangerous encounter puts Wren and Lou in each others path, they develop a friendship that is EVERYTHING. Neither of them has any family so they become that for each other. But years into their friendship… the relationship between them begins to evolve… and so do their feelings.
But with secrets between them as well as this hypnotic attraction that they both are hell-bent on denying, things are bound to erupt.
“Lou was playing with fire, and it was only a matter of time before it engulfed us both.”
Wren is the ULTIMATE BAD BOY BOOK BOYFRIEND! Don’t get me wrong, he’s screwed up a few times, but the way he protects and cares for Lou *sigh* Wren caters to her, it’s no wonder the girl is spoiled rotten lol But seriously, Wren is an amazing guy that was just born into a bad situation and had to learn to adapt.
Lou, I loved her smart ass mouth! Lol, even though at times she was a bit childish and would overreact often, I can also understand her grievances, especially when it came to Wren… He’s her safe haven, her home, and when that’s threatened, she fights back! The emotions she was going through when Wren was continuously pulling away from her, gosh I could feel it in my soul!
“Lou was my Onus. My light. The very last tether to my soul.”
Wren & Lou together are what love stories are made of. They became fast friends and each other’s confidants. Through the years as they matured, so did their feelings until finally… the pot boiled over and they had no other choice but to STOP ignoring what was happening between them. And when they do finally admit things to one another, HOLY SHIT you guys, 🔥🔥🔥 Their story is full of ups and downs and pushing and pulling but one thing is for certain, there’s no way these two could live without one another.
“When it comes to you, Louchana, I can’t be reasoned with. You make me lose control.”
Although The Peer & The Puppet will always hold a special place in my heart, and I was so glad we got to see Four and Ever and all my fave characters from there, I absolutely loved The Moth & The Flame! In TMATF we get to see a much bigger insight into the goings-on of Exiled, and Fox and how everyone plays into the bigger picture.
While some secrets are revealed in The Moth and the Flame there are still so many left to uncover and I for one am waiting on pins and needles for the next installment of When Rivals Play! I highly recommend!
Suspense, lust, danger, secrets, and a love that can last a lifetime. Hearts will be broken and secrets will be revealed.
Welcome back to Blackwood Keep!
“What’s mine is mine forever.”
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About The Author
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.