No Prince by L.P. Lovell & Stevie J. Cole is a dark Romance.
The book dives into the relationships of characters Zepp and Monroe. Zepp and Monore are in a suffocating environment. They are both desperate to break free from it. To them it feels like a place you can never escape.
Zepp and Monroe’s comes crashing into each other when she steals a car that he and his boys are trying to take right from under her nose. From there, it is very much a cat and mouse relationship of both trying to survive their small town but also each other.
Monroe is desperate to escape her current reality. She is under the thumb of her mother’s nasty boyfriend, struggling to survive, even if it means that she ends up being physically hurt by doing so. In contrast, there isn’t anything Zepp won’t do for his brother, long putting his life on hold, he is just surviving by any means possible. Zepp lives in the darkness.
Both characters have strong sense of self and are very much living their circumstances. Most of their anger at the world is because of where they live in town, they are seen as lesser and that is kind of highlighted throughout the book with various other characters. There are certainly boundaries that are established based on where you live in the town.
The story takes a lot of twists and turns when Monroe ends up owing Zepp for him helping her. Monroe and Zepp certainly have a lot of chemistry and it was a very sexy reading about it, the story is deeper than just their physical relationship.
There are a lot of ups and downs emotionally for both characters and that is what keeps you engaged in the story. As you read you Have to know if what happens to them and if they get a HEA. You are absolutely invested in the characters. This was a 3.75/5 read for me. I had a couple of story line issues nothing major. The story was enjoyable, but it was very dark. Lot of moments of sadness for the characters