Bully King, a new adult, M/M romance. I know, don’t get mad; I”ve done a shit ton of NA this week. I don’t know why I do that to myself, except sometimes you get a diamond. I had super high hopes for Bully King, but man, it didn’t for me.
First, a lot is going on with the two heroes. One is a pastors son who struggles with his faith and being gay. The other is the high school all-star quarterback whose Father is an alcoholic who physically abuses him.
It starts fine, but the quarterback uses the other hero’s sister as a beard. It was strange and had this whole other vibe like we would go down some weird roads with the three of them. It didn’t go there, but it was confusing and totally threw me off for the rest of the book.
Also, when I said a lot is going on, A LOT is going on. Anything that can happen does happen. It just started to veer out of relatable and into trying to pad up the story with drama.
I wanted so badly to love this story, but it was another no from me.
J.M. Walker - “There were parts of this story that even I had a hard time reading and had to put my tablet down for a breath or two. There was also a chapter where I held my breath through it all. A book has not caused these sort of feelings to stir in me in such a long time.”
Justlovemybooks.com blog - “...if you're looking for an emotional journey, I recommend this book; it will gut you.”