The King’s Men by Nora Sakavic
Series: All For the Game, Book 3
Published by: Nora Sakavic on December 3, 2014
Rating: 4 stars (★★★★☆)
Neil Josten is back on campus, more than a bit worse for wear. He took on his rival to keep his teammates safe, whether they like it or not. And he hopes it will be enough to keep Riko off their backs until the end of the season. Because he doesn’t expect to be alive must past that.
But something’s happened since Neil’s been with the Foxes. His desire to run isn’t quite as strong. And then there’s Andrew. His hard-to-read exterior isn’t quite a difficult for Neil to decipher as it is for everyone else. And there are moments when he thinks there’s something there. But even if there’s not, Neil won’t be coming back from the summer, right?
As the season progresses, Neil thinks that just maybe he can pull through. But he seems to have forgotten that there’s more than one person that’s been after him. And secrets can only be kept buried for so long…
If you want to talk about slow burn, this is up there as the ultimate. Third book in the series before the relationship between Andrew and Neil that’s been building at an almost painful pace finally has some sparks. But don’t get me wrong: it’s all worth it. There’s so much dysfunction here that it almost drips off the page, but I find myself devouring every scene.
My only complaint is that I wish there was more. Kind of disappointing to see this one end.
Content warning: violence.