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West Golden - so easy to hate, yet so hard to resist. 

Don’t let that pretty face of his fool you. He isn’t the boy next door, or the kind you trust with your heart. He’s the devil in designer jeans, with all the charm of a bona fide psycho. 

Trust me. 

He swears I did something to cross him before I even stepped foot inside Cypress Prep, but it’s a lie. No one knows better than me that I’m all out of chances. One more misstep and I can kiss my future goodbye, which means I can’t possibly be guilty of whatever he thinks I’ve done. 

West marks me with a target anyway, and as this town’s football star, no one dares to go against him. His money, status, and the loyalty of his equally entitled brothers makes him seem untouchable. Only, I know better than that.  

This false god isn’t infallible like he wants the world to believe. Whenever I stare into those devilish green eyes, I see it plain as day. The chink in his armor. His one and only weakness. 

Me. 

The King of Cypress Prep has finally met his match, and taking him down just became an inside job.   

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The Golden Boys are all smokin’ hot, but there’s only one guy for Blue Riley, which means this romance isn’t a reverse harem. Also, full disclosure, this saga does contain strong bully themes. So, if you’re not into romances where hate turns into love (well...eventually), and if you don’t like your heroes of the unapologetically alpha variety, this might not be the book for you. There is no rape or dubious consent whatsoever. However, due to adult themes and sexual situations, this one’s only for the 18+ crowd. 

This series is sure to give you Gossip Girl and One Tree Hill vibes, and the angst will keep you burning to find out what happens next. One-click and get lost in this series today!  

Smooches!
RJ & NT

©2020 Rachel Jonas (P)2021 Pink Flamingo Productions, LLC

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Cant wait for more

Yes!! Love the start to this series and can't wait to get my hands on the next one! Big fan of the authors styles and really into the bully trope, this book had just the right mix! The narration is excellent!!
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Holy Cliffhanger Y'all!!

Holy Cliffhanger Y'all!!

My goodness this book had me back and forth the whole time. I was feeling the emotional exhaustion just as much as Blue.

West Golden and his brothers Dane and Sterling are the Kings of Cypress Prep. These triplets rule the school. They have everybody eating out of the palm of their hands and kissing their feet.. until Blue shows up and she is definitely on West's list. He hates her and even though we know why.. she's clueless which makes her fight back even harder.

The torment she is put through is life threatening and intense which made me love her a little more because she takes it and keeps on with her head held high. This book is sooo good. The pain and heartache and turmoil they put her through is enough to keep you guessing constantly and the cliffhanger made me say WTF! How do you just "naturally" end a book like that... THEN you tell me the second book isn't out yet. Oh the joys of ARC reading! ;P This was the first book by this author that I have read and it definitely will not be the last. She knows how to write a bully romance! Which is my kryptonite, I'm a sucker for a good enemies to lovers and this one checked all the boxes.

I have read this book at least 5 times since it was released and when I saw the audio was coming out you know I had to jump on it! And boy oh boy was it ever spectacular! If you enjoyed this book you definitely need this audiobook! It is amazing!! Neill Thorne, Lessa Lamb, and Sarah Puckett were amazing. They brought West and Blue and Pandora to life... seriously gave this book so much more which is saying alot. I am obsessed!!

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Another bully boyfriend is born!

Oh I must admit I’m a sucker for bully romances, wonder what that says about me? LOL as is i care!
Well, this book was a hit among so many misses. Blu is our protagonist and her torturer is West, the golden boy. Yes, the story has been played out in other series but the writers get the formula right by giving more depth and character to our couple/combatants. There are a few threads to follow of “why” “who” and “what” that keeps the anticipation going. Chemistry is good but just a couple descriptions of sexual scenes, nothing graphic. Only negative? Cliffhanger with no second book on audible!!! I hate that!!!
Recommendations to tide you over, check out authors Caroline Peck, R.k. Lilley and the ultimate in hs bullies bb Reid’s “fear me” , Erin Watt “paper princess”, Penelope’s “bully’ series, authors Tate James, la cotton, c.m. Stunich’s “Burberry Prep” series, ANYTHING Siobhan Davis and of course one of the best and darkest...Amo Jones “elite kings series!!” Hope something in there tides u over, please leave recommends on ur reviews so I have somewhere go!!

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MORE MORE MORE

Oh my gosh I CANT WAIT for the next book. I absolutely LOVE these characters, the story, the narrators and I want more!!! I can't wait to find out all the secrets and just GAAHHH. SOO GOOD!!!

EDIT-- I'm hopping over to my kindle unlimited app to READ the next book...yes I said it READ it. I have not read an actual book in over a year since I started my audible journey almost 300 books ago.

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What a cliffhanger

Blue and Wes they are explosive their chemistry is too hot. Wes has issues with Blue and she has no idea why he does not like her. Blue is no push over and I can’t wait to see how she responds to what happened at the end of this book. Loved the narration of Neil Thorne, Lessa Lamb, and Sarah Puckett.

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Blue and Golden

This hits all the right bully romance notes. It's so fun and twisted enough to keep you going. I immediately had to dive into the rest of the series and it was well worth the lost sleep. If you are looking for your next bully romance do yourself a favor and start this!
The narrators are awesome.

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Got a new fan out of me!

I haven't read or listened to anything from Rachel Jonas or Nikki Thorne before but after listening to The Golden Boys, I am now a huge fan! I have to say after I finished this audiobook I immediately went and downloaded Book 2 from Kindle Unlimited because I needed to know how the story went after that cliffhanger! I won't give anything away but it was a great storyline (it wasn't a nice, refreshing idea, but I liked what happens in the beginning of book 2 to help make it different than some of the other bully tropes). I did like Blue, she has had a really tough time in life and she has persevered despite everything that has happened to her and her sister. I know I wouldn't have the strength to continue how she has been. I have so many theories (I am half way through book 2 and I have no clue if I am even close to being right haha). I actually feel conflicted with West, which I guess is the whole point. I thought the budding romance, though super complicated, was just what my angsty heart wanted. Add in the gang issues and seedy background stuff happening, and its a captivating story and world these authors have built. I also an intrigued by the side characters, can't wait to read on (and eventually listen) the rest of this series ❤️

In terms of narration, I thought this group did a phenomenal job. I liked hearing the 2 female narration voices, ones doing Blue and one doing P. I thought it was a nice tough. I thought Neill did an amazing job with the guy characters and was captivated with his inflections. Now there was a tad room for improvement when doing the opposite sex's sections in a particular chapter, but it still got 4.5 - 5 stars from me! I first listened to Lessa on Sheridan Anne's newest audiobook and thought she did a good job and I love pretty much everything Sarah Puckett does nowadays haha. First time listening to Neill and will be checking out more from him in the future. Great job bringing this story to life, looking forward to more!!

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I NEED BOOK 2

At this point my need for book 2 is a must! Book 1 centers around West and Blue. They have an anger filled lustful relationship. West hates Blue and she has no idea why! She’s new to this fancy prep school and trying to stay under the radar so she can get into a college. West is out to ruin her.
The authors do such a great job of making you love Blue and Hate West. While hate is a big word here because you also start to love the creep. Looking forward to listening to book 2 and see what demons come out. This is a must read/listen, but be prepared for a huge cliffhanger.

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The Golden Boys

Talk about a bully romance! This book sucked me in and I don’t think I ever want to find my way out. Such amazing, strong and stubborn characters that have to deal with so much and still I feel they must still be a bit clueless about other things. This book is amazing and all I have to say now is please let the next book come out soon!!

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Captivating!

The Golden Boys centers around Blue, who is the new girl at a fancy prep school, and West, who along with his two brothers, run the school. West doesn't even know Blue before she transfers to the school but he thinks he knows a secret that gives causes him to hate her so he and his classmates spend their days bullying poor Blue. Also, as an added bonus, we have Pandora who is the ​mysterious social media influencer with a blog where he or she spills all the juicy gossip in the school. The storyline is exciting and intense and involves family secrets, mystery and suspense, twists and turns and lots of sexual tension. This story is not a standalone and does end in quite a cliffhanger. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book in this captivating series. Neill Thorne, Lessa Lamb and Sarah Puckett all did an amazing job bringing these characters and this story to life.
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  • Rossana V
  • 04-28-21

give me no.2, NOW!!

ok, the story doesn't end with book 1, so if you intend to read it, i would suggeat for the other books to be out as well. said that, it's HOT! major mystery waiting to be revealed, misunderstandings, eyes seeing everything and gossiping anonymously to the campus (concept already seen in another book later made in a netflix series?) the chemestry and the pull between the 2 is crazy. loved it. One of the reasons i may love this book so much is Lessa Lamb. all 3 narrators did a good job here, but she is something else. not only her voice is hot and expressive, she is also a very very good reader and it all sounded so real. overall very satisfied of my purchase.

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  • blue_river @AudiobookObsession
  • 04-28-21

The Golden Boys

Talk about a bully romance! This book sucked me in and I don’t think I ever want to find my way out. Such amazing, strong and stubborn characters that have to deal with so much and still I feel they must still be a bit clueless about other things. This book is amazing and all I have to say now is please let the next book come out soon!!

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  • Cindy
  • 04-25-21

Captivating!

The Golden Boys centers around Blue, who is the new girl at a fancy prep school, and West, who along with his two brothers, run the school. West doesn't even know Blue before she transfers to the school but he thinks he knows a secret that causes him to hate her so he and his classmates spend their days bullying poor Blue. Also, as an added bonus, we have Pandora who is the ​mysterious social media influencer with a blog where he or she spills all the juicy gossip in the school. The storyline is exciting and intense and involves family secrets, mystery and suspense, twists and turns and lots of sexual tension. This story is not a standalone and does end in quite a cliffhanger. I can't wait to see what happens in the next book in this captivating series. Neill Thorne, Lessa Lamb and Sarah Puckett all did an amazing job bringing these characters and this story to life.
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  • Gillek2
  • 04-24-21

West and Blue!

West and his brothers come from an affluent lifestyle, are leaders on the football field and hold all the power off the field. West believes that he knows the type of person that Blue is and he is determined to make her school experience as difficult as possible and not only are his brothers willing to help but everyone else at school as well.

Blue has a difficult past where she has been let down by everyone in her life andhad to mature long before she should have to. The driving force in her life is her younger sister who is more like her daughter and is the reason that she puts up with what is happening at her new school as she knows it gives her the best chance to change their futures.

Blue is confused by West as at times he is like the devil and at times he is her savior. Although they may be enemies there is no denying the chemistry between and just when you think they have a chance we get a twist that changes everything and leaves us wanting more of this couple. The performance of the narrators draws you in and have you not only invested in the characters but have you feeling the same angst that they do as well. 🎧The Flock

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  • ChaosKay (Audiobook Obsession Reviewer)
  • 04-24-21

So good

Welcome to Cypress prep enter at your own risk especially if you’re from the wrong side of town. Blue wasn’t prepared for the crazy she was about to get from West Golden and has no idea why he feels so much anger towards her but if he thinks he’ll win he better think again as she’s no pushover. Loved listening to this and I need book 2 now the 3 narrators are perfect they really brought the characters to life. audibookobsession , pinkflamingoproductions

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  • XxTainaxX
  • 04-24-21

Golden!


Audiobook review.What a ride! There’s a ton of angst, mystery, and secrets to keep a reader fully engaged. The push and pull between West and Blue while they fight a rip current of a connection was intense.

The plot was engaging and well developed, the characters were fleshed out well. The secondary characters used effectively. We are left with a whopper of a cliffy, which I’m not usually a big fan of, but all it did was whet my appetite for more.

Neill Thorne, Lessa Lamb, and Sarah Puckett knocked it out of the park with their narration. Everything was on point from tone, pitch, and inflections to transitions.

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  • JuttaS
  • 04-23-21

The story just pulled me in

Oh that is so unfair you can't leave it there!!! I've been engrossed all the way through and I want more!!! The narrator's did such a great job, Lessa Lamb and Neill Thorne bring the characters to life beautifully. And Sarah Puckett and the fabulous P does a great job. So many questions I now need the answer to!

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  • Amanda Anderson/Beauty.and.the.bookies
  • 04-20-21

sooo good

THIS WAS AMAZING!
I WAS HOOKED!
I NEED MORE!
THAT ENDING!
WOW! SPEECHLESS!
I love finding new authors like this and just being amazed with their work like this. I am still thinking about this audio. so so so good. 5 stars! THANK YOU PINK FLAMINGO!

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  • Katharoo
  • 04-19-21

Bully romance, enemies to lovers!

The Golden Boys by Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne
Kings of Cypress Prep Book 1

04/14/21 Started
04/15/21 Finished

Wowza this was everything that I have come to love about this genre. Bully romance, enemies to lovers(hopefully) this was such a gripping, exciting audiobook.

West Golden is gorgeous, egotistical, and the king of Cypress Prep with his triplet brothers. He’s driven to destroy the new girl Blue who doesn’t know what is about to hit her upon starting at Cypress Prep. Blue is such a strong, compassionate and loving gal who desperately wants to provide for her younger sister. There secrets revealed and more developing in this web of what is really going on, I think I know where Rachel Jonas & Nikki Thorne are taking us but we won’t know with that cliffhanger of an ending in book 1.

I’m wanting to dive into the next book now because I think I’m unraveling what has happened in the past. The past that is influencing how horrible West is treating Blue. Yet we see how loving and compassionate West can be in glimpses and in various actions only to be shocked back into a guy we all love to hate.

The cast of this audiobook was incredible. Pink Flamingo is fast becoming a source for really digging into the book and pulling out the actors/narrators to bring the books to life. Lessa Lamb became Blue; determined, strong willed, fiercely protective of her younger sister; Lessa brings that all out in her performance as Blue. Neil Thorne sounds perfect for West; self assured and self entitled, growly and yet sometimes sweet and considerate. He will make you dizzy as he tries to break Blue down; and Neill shows all of that in his performance. Sarah Puckett is a seasoned professional who always makes me see her characters in the emotions that she gives them. In this book she is the private gossip monger girl who at times directs the people she blogs about in her blog as Queen Pandora. And what a queen she is here. I’m hopefully for so much in the next books. Will West find out the truth his dad is hiding; will he ever forgive Blue for what he believes she did so wrong, will she ever forgive him for his treatment of her. Will will find out who Queen P is? This was an amazing audiobook and a fantastic start to series in a genre I love. You need to get this book.

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  • Shy G.
  • 04-18-21

My Thoughts on The Golden Boys

This book was the start of what seems like it will be one heck of a series. It’s all kinds of bully romance goodness. West Golden is definitely a leading man you’ll love to hate, and yet circle right back to love many times throughout the story. Blue on the other hand, I just loved her. I had so much fun, that kind of fun and enjoyment all book lovers get when they are experiencing a good book. I enjoyed listening to their back and forth, even when I sometimes felt West went way too far. I appreciate the way the author put important things out from the beginning so at least we know some of the whys. There were still a lot of unanswered questions I was waiting for more details about as I listened. I really enjoyed the Gossip Girl vibe to the story though. The little updates that had me asking the same questions I did while watching that show. Who the heck is this person and how do they know so much?

The narrators did such a great job with this story. Lessa Lamb in particular really stood out in this one for me. She sounds like she was meant to play this strong, caring, loyal, and tough character. I’m looking forward to checking out more of her work after hearing this one. Neill Thorne and Sarah Puckett also contributed heavily to the excellent listening experience that this was and now I desperately wish that book two was out on audio already but know that I will be all over it as soon as it is.
🎧The Flock🎧

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