Title: Pike (The Pawn Duet #1)
Author: T.M. Frazier
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐1/4
Type: Duet Series – Book1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense
Narration: Dual POV
Primary Characters: Pike and Mickey
Note: Ends with cliffhanger
This book is my first TM Frazier’s book. Pike is a man with many burdens upon his shoulders. He is trying to make something more of himself and not in a very illegal way. When he is trying to do an assignment with lot of money involved, things get messier. His shipment, investment and reputation has been stolen. While he is still recovering from this, he gets into another situation. In that case, Pike caught something ooorrr someone more likely. He couldn’t wrap his mind around that, because, he has met her before few years back for some brief moments.
“Torturing her is an unexpected pleasure. Watching her suffer only to steady herself and prepare for another round––it’s doing something to me.”
Michaela or Mickey is child genius with high IQ. She has a photographic memory. She comes off sweet and strong. She is intelligent and tries to make better out of the situation she is always caught in. Now that she is a captor, she has her own motives to not induluge the info Pike wants.
“What? You think only boys can be assholes? That’s sexist. This is twenty-twenty. People don’t think like that anymore”
Their entwined fate is getting thicker. I enjoyed the banter between them since the first moment they meet. Their strange situation as captive and captor complicate this strong pull between them.
Preppy’s guide to kidnapping? Priceless! I laughed so much at this! A Kidnappers Commandments: A Complete Guide to caring for your Captive!! I haven’t read his book, but I guess, it has something to do with it.
Secondary Characters: I haven’t met King, Preppy or Nine before, but I sort of liked them with their small interactions here. Throne was lovely. Totally liked Jo Jo, hopefully we will see more about her in next book.
Overall, I loved this one. It does end in a cliffhanger and the twist. It has explosive action, passion and intrigue and second book will release soon so you don’t have to wait much, give it a try.