The Punk & The Plaything by B.B. Reid ~ Review

Also in this series: The Peer and the Puppet (When Rivals Play Book 1)
The Punk & The Plaything by B.B. Reid ~ ReviewAlso by this author: The Knight (The Stolen Duet #2)
The Punk and the Plaything by B.B. Reid
ASIN: B082C5B253
ISBN: 1712268295
Series: When Rivals Play #3
on December 9, 2019
Genres: Dark, Crime, New Adult
Pages: 334
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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.
Are the When Rivals Play books standalone?
Each novel depicts a unique romance; however, the plots connect. It's recommended that you read them in order for the best experience.

“Jamie was the kind of thrill every girl sought at least once in her life. Maybe that was all he’d been for me, too.”




The flow between these books has been seamless. I really appreciate the planning that BB Reid has done to span story arcs, character development, etc between multiple books. These are someone stand-alone (even though I don’t recommend it) books, so that flow between books is done skillfully.

Jamie caught my attention right away in the first book. I wanted so much of him in that book even though I knew it wasn’t his story. I couldn’t wait for him to get his, and it was everything I wanted – and then some.

I knew Barbette was probably misunderstood, and boy was she ever. Everything we found out about her broke my heart. I am really happy we got to dive deeper into her character. After all of that, there is no way she would belong with anyone but Jamie.

This book left me dying for the next one way more than the other two books. She left me wanting to the point of legit dying. It’s dying…only worse. Trust me. So ready for more!!


“Barbette was it for me—my slice of heaven and my one-way ticket to hell. I could never trust her with my heart again, but maybe I was kidding myself thinking I could stay away completely.”


About B.B. Reid

B.B., also known as Bebe, found her passion for romance when she read her first romance novel by Susan Johnson at a young age and she would sneak into her mother’s closet for books and even sometimes the attic.

B.B. Reid is the author of seven novels including the hit enemies-to-lovers Fear Me. 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 Ivan and enjoys collecting Chuck Taylors and binge-eating chocolate.

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