Couldn’t have been any better
Firstly, I have to say that the cover is to die for. That back tattoo is beyond badass and so hot. I also genuinely loved the change in Kevin Clearwater a.k.a Nine, since the last Preppy book. He was much smaller, pretty quiet and just a young kid that hung around his brother to get to know him. This book goes into Nine’s background, discovering he had a brother he never knew about and looking Preppy up on the Internet only to find out what he could about him.
His head is cocked to the side, and he’s making duck lips at the camera while holding a sign that reads LOGAN’S BEACH SHERIFF’S OFFICE INMATE with a date from two years ago listed below it. I look closer and realize that he’s holding the sign with only his two middle fingers. I wonder if the sheriff’s office ever noticed that. I grin to myself. A brother. My brother.
In this book Nine is described as 6’4” tall, covered in Ink and having a brutal reputation. When Lenora (Lenny) asks why he is called Nine, he gives her three guesses, after she gets the first two wrong, her eyes drop down to the front of his pants and he assures her she got it, but that the Nine isn’t really correct. it’s actually bigger.
He first meets her when they are teenagers on the causeway bridge, both thinking of jumping for different reasons and they talk each other out of it. Though tragically she falls and he feels that she saved him. They later meet, but don’t immediately know they are the same people from the bridge that affected each other’s lives so much. The attraction grows and they try to save each other again.
“Preppy leans back on the siding and hooks his thumbs under his suspenders, stretching and releasing them several times before he speaks. “Sooo…I hate to be the bearer of interesting news, but you’re looking at her like you want to eat her. Stalk much?”
“No, I’m fucking not,” I snap defensively. Too defensively.
Preppy releases his suspenders and holds up his hands like he’s on the receiving end of a hold-up. “Whoa, whoa. Don’t go getting your panties in a twist, little brother. I didn’t say stalking was a bad thing. In fact, if you need some pointers, I’d be happy to enrol you in Preppy’s How To Stalk Like a Mofo 101.”
The book is pure gold. Preppy, of course is the best part and I could probably read books about this group of friends every day. I really wish they would make a TV show based on this series. It would be so good. I highlighted so many hilarious quotes that had me laughing out loud over and over. I was sorry to finish.
“Well, brother from possibly the same mother, we don’t know Fred and Meryl. We were being chased by a cop after we allegedly egged the convenience store due to the little bitch that works there being a waste of human life.”
“So, you didn’t egg the convenience store?” I ask.
Preppy purses his lips. “No, we totally did, I just forgot what allegedly meant for a second.” He takes another drag.
One thing I know for sure is that I will probably reread this series at least once every few years. It is that awesome.