𝕎𝕙𝕖𝕟 ℝ𝕚𝕧𝕒𝕝𝕤 ℙ𝕝𝕒𝕪
𝕋𝕙𝕖 ℙ𝕦𝕟𝕜 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕖 ℙ𝕝𝕒𝕪𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘
𝔹𝕪: B.B Reid
𝔾𝕖𝕟𝕣𝕖: Contemporary, New Adult Romance, Second Chance Romance, Enemies To Lovers
ℝ𝕖𝕝𝕖𝕒𝕤𝕖 𝔻𝕒𝕥𝕖: December. 04, 2019
From bestselling author, B.B. Reid comes a riveting, second chance romance…
Never trust a nice ass and a smile. That girl is definitely poison.
When I first came to Blackwood Keep, I was just looking for a thrill.
Instead, I found a beautiful fraud—a tomboy my wildest dreams couldn’t conjure.
Bee didn’t just run with boys; she ran the boys. It was only a matter of time before I gave chase.
It took one summer for me to win her over and two to lose her forever.
My summer love turned ice queen. Without heart or thought, she ruined me.
Four years and an ocean between us, I still can’t forget that she chose my cousin…so I won’t.
When the clock strikes twelve, you’re mine, Cinderella.
It’s too late to turn back time.
Jameson and Barbette’s story.
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The Punk and the Plaything by B.B Reid is an enemies to lovers/second chance romance full of secrets, steam, and angst! The Punk and the Plaything is part of Reid‘s When Rivals Play Series! The Punk and the Plaything has been one of my most anticipated reads! Just when I think that there’s no way I could love this series more we finally get the epic story of Jamie and Barbette that we have ALL been waiting for! As usual, B.B Reid did NOT disappoint!
Jamie and Barbette have been a part of the When Rivals Play Series since the very beginning so I was counting down the days until we would FINALLY find out the answers to all the WHYS!
Why did Jamie hate Bee so much even though we could tell there was a connection between them?
Why was Ever “dating” Bee when he was so clearly head over heels in love with Four?
Why, why, why?!?!?
In The Punk and the Plaything, we go back and forth between the past and the present, delving into how Jamie and Bee’s relationship began and how it all fell apart, from both of their perspectives. We FINALLY have the answers to those questions and so much more!
❝ You’re the lyrics to my song, Bette. I don’t exist without you.❞
When Jamie McNeara comes to Blackwood Keep to spend the Summer with his cousin Ever he’s introduced to Ever’s best friends, Vaughn and Bee, A.K.A Barbette.
The two are at each other’s throats from the moment they meet. But something changes between them and it doesn’t take long for Jamie and Bee to fall hard and fast for each other.
Jamie handed over his heart to Bee that summer and even though they were just young kids, Bee was twelve and Jamie was thirteen, barely understanding what love was but their feelings were well past the puppy love stage.
But unfortunately, Jamie could only spend his summers in Blackwood Keep before he had to go back home to Scotland for school.
But while Jamie is gone Barbette’s family falls into financial crisis and her father being the cruel man that he is, has no qualms about using Barbette for his financial gain… leaving Bee and Ever to make a decision neither wants to make.
When Jamie returns to Blackwood Keep he finds that the girl that owns his heart is not only dating his cousin but is engaged to him. He loses it.
❝ You see love, you break love. That’s what you do❞
Five years later, after his father’s death, Jamie is back in Blackwood Keep and he’s staying for much longer than just the Summer this time around.
Jamie is determined to figure out the truth about Bee’s sudden change of feelings for him and her weird relationship with Ever. Not only does he want answers, but he also wants revenge on the girl that smashed his heart to pieces.
Not all is as it seems in Blackwood Keep and Jamie wants answers.
❝ I wasn’t interested in falling for Barbette Montgomery ever again, but if I could make her fall for me… oh, what sweet revenge.❞
Gahhh I was all over the place reading this book! One minute I was laughing, the next minute I was in tears, the next minute I was all hot and bothered, the next minute I was about ready to break shit! Now, I’m just sad that I read it so fast and that it’s over! 😭
❝ Bee had wrecked me a thousand times over, and I was still weak as hell for that girl. My summer love, my ice queen.❞
Jamie was everything I thought he would be, PLUS SOME! If I loved him before, I completely fell head over heels for him now. We’ve always known Jamie as the cocky, foul-mouthed, trouble-making, flirt but he is so much more than the facade he puts on. I loved that The Punk and the Plaything was dual POV because getting a look into Jamie’s thoughts was EVERYTHING. Yeah, he was meaner than I don’t know what towards Bee, but he was hurting, much more than he ever let on. He may have wanted revenge but he just wanted her to feel the pain as much as he did. *Sigh*… you guys, I am head over heels in love with Jameson Buchanan. 😍
❝ And just before she could drown in my hate, I pulled her back again. It seemed I couldn’t hate Barbette without loving her twice as hard.❞
❝ I was a queen without a crown. A fraud.❞
All through the When Rivals Play Series I have HATED Barbette, with a passion! I just did not like her and I hated that she continued to cause problems in Four and Ever’s relationship. My entire opinion of her changed with this book. The more we learned about Bee’s home life, the more I felt bad for hating her character for so long. Her life was nowhere near as easy as I once thought it was and reading her story reminded me that even in books everything isn’t always as it seems. Barbette’s life was constantly controlled by her parents, she either does what she’s told to do or she faces the consequences. I instantly warmed to her once we got a look inside her head, but I completely fell for Bee when she finally started standing up for herself. There were a couple of times I wanted her to stand up to Jamie more, but she knew that she had broken him a long time ago, so she knew that he had to process and deal with the hurt and the pain the way he needed to process and deal and she let him because ultimately no matter what happened between them, she loved him.
❝ Jamie and I were poison with no cure in sight.❞
❝ Barbette was it for me—my slice of heaven and my one-way ticket to hell.❞
Throughout the When Rivals Play Series we have always seen the sexual tension between Bee and Jamie, always knowing that there was SOMETHING more between the two of them then we were aware. But the more we learned of their past, the more convinced I was that these two belong together. The angst of their separation, the need they both felt when they were in a room together. *Sigh* I loved the back and forth between them, the more they tried to prove they hated each other, the more you could see how much they actually cared for one another. Even when Jamie was being cruel towards her, it ultimately was because he was hurt. He wanted her, he loved her, and he couldn’t understand how she could go from loving him to being engaged to his cousin. The steam… oh my, oh my, the steam!!! We all know that Jamie is a habitual flirt, well let me tell you that boy has a mouth on him that could make a nun’s panties wet! The steamy scenes between them are OFF THE FREAKING CHARTS! 🔥🤤
❝ Most of the time, I couldn’t decide if I wanted to fuck her, kill her, or fall to my knees and beg her to take me back.❞
As usual, the secondary characters brought so much MORE to this story. I loved the scenes where they were all together, Four and Ever, Wren and Lou, Vaughn and Tyra, Jamie and Bee, just hanging out watching movies and having a couple drinks over at Wren and Lou’s house. *Sigh*… I really love these characters. I don’t think I’ll ever be ready to say goodbye to Blackwood Keep. I adored seeing that Jamie and Lou’s friendship was still going strong and how jealous Wren still is.
❝ I also want to know that in the next place you call home, you’re safe. I can’t promise that we’ll always get it right, but I want nothing less than my world revolving around you.❞
Okay… no matter how much it pains me to say this and I wasn’t going to mention it because I LOVE Reid and I LOVE this series and whatever she decides to do with it, but after saying that, this wouldn’t’ be an HONEST review if I didn’t. Although I gave it six-stars, there were a few things I wasn’t feeling with this one. Chapter twenty-one… although it was hot, it was most definitely out of character for Ever and for Jamie really. Ever is very possessive of Four, he has been this entire series. So for him to all of a sudden be okay with that (and not once but twice) I just don’t feel like that is something that his character would be okay with, at all. Also, what happens IN that scene… and again apparently in the fade to black second scene, I just don’t see Four being “THAT” girl. And the “reason“ WHY it happened… because they OWED them? I don’t know it just was all a little too weird and kind of felt thrown in for the shock value maybe? I’m trying so hard not to spoil anything so I’m just going to leave it at that. Again, I love B.B Reid, and I LOVE everything the woman has written so if she felt like her characters would do stuff like that, who am I to say otherwise? 🤷♀️💁♀️
❝ You’re mine. You’ve always been. You always will be.❞
Jamie and Barbette’s story was EVERYTHING that I had hoped it would be, and more! But we aren’t done with Blackwood Keep just yet, there are still plenty more secrets to unravel and The Prince and The Pawn is up next! I’m already DYING for it even though after that epilogue… I’m a little nervous. But I knew that everything couldn’t just go peachy for Tyra and Vaughn, his father and that lifestyle… I knew that Vaughn’s story was going to be dark but I don’t believe what they are saying happened, actually happened. I think it’s just a way to protect her. Although, you never know when it comes to B.B Reid, either way, I can’t wait to find out!
❝ How could I resist the boy who brazenly wore his heart on his sleeve so that everyone could see it beat only for me?❞
I am completely in love with the Blackwood Keep world and all the characters that make up that world. Although I love Ever, Jamie has always had my heart! The Punk and the Plaything didn’t just meet my expectations, it surpassed each and every single one of them! If you haven’t started this series yet, I don’t even know what you are doing with your life, but you NEED to start ASAP!! The whole When Rivals Play Series are MUST-READS and I HIGHLY recommend them to ANYONE who enjoys new adult bully romances filled with steam, angst, and all kinds of secrets. Every book in this series has a little something that romance lovers could/would enjoy!
❝All I ever wanted was to be bad with you.❞
𝔻𝕠𝕨𝕟𝕝𝕠𝕒𝕕 𝕪𝕠𝕦𝕣 𝕔𝕠𝕡𝕪 𝕠𝕗 𝕋𝕙𝕖 ℙ𝕦𝕟𝕜 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝕥𝕙𝕖 ℙ𝕝𝕒𝕪𝕥𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕥𝕠𝕕𝕒𝕪 𝕠𝕣 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕕 𝔽ℝ𝔼𝔼 𝕚𝕟 𝕂𝕚𝕟𝕕𝕝𝕖 𝕌𝕟𝕝𝕚𝕞𝕚𝕥𝕖𝕕!
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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.
It is strongly advised that you read The Peer and the Puppet and The Moth and
the Flame before reading The Punk and the Plaything. Content suitable for ages 18+.
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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’s 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.