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The Peer and the Puppet

When Rivals Play, Book 1
By: B.B. Reid
Series: When Rivals Play Series, Book 1
Length: 13 hrs and 29 mins
Categories: Romance, New Adult
4.5 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)

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THE PUPPET 

Borrow the bike. Win the race. Collect the cash. It should’ve been an easy job. Ran out of town with a broken leg and a lawsuit, my mother’s latest flame swoops in like a knight in gilded armor. Blackwood Keep is a place I don’t belong, and I’m not the only one who knows. To the boy across the hall, my savior’s only son, I’m a stray looking for a bone. 

He’s lord of the manor. King of the academy. And number one on my shit list.

THE PEER 

I have no intentions of becoming a happy family with the social climber and her wild daughter. A bottle of Jameson and a cracked skull gets my problem shipped to reform school, but I didn’t bank on her returning.

Four’s out to get even, and she almost had the perfect plan: expose the privileged kid moonlighting as a gangbanger. She’s smart, but she’ll have to be smarter. Sending her away won’t be good enough this time. I’m going to have to tame the little troublemaker. To the girl across the hall, the one without a name, I’m nothing without my silver spoon.

She’s lady of the trailer park. Queen of the swamps. And my new favorite pastime.

The Peer and the Puppet is a standalone romance, however, the series is one story. The plot introduced in Four and Ever’s story will continue in the following novels. No cliffhangers.

©2018 B.B. Reid (P)2019 B.B. Reid

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Entertaining listening

I had already read the print version of The Peer and the Puppet but I had to give the audiobook a listen. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The narrator's did a great job. My only issue was when Savannah would speak as Four. In the beginning she started off doing a Southern accent like Four, but then it stopped. I was thrown off by that. I really did love her voice though. I really loved Joe's voice when he would read with Jamie's accent. Overall I was extremely entertained.

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Awesome book

This book exceeded all my expectations. It started off a little slow but it didn’t take long for it to pick up. This is definitely an Alpha A-hole but Four is not someone who gets ran over by him. Really enjoyed the story and can not wait for the next book. And of course the narration is perfection.

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So good!!!

This is a fantastic audiobook! I had previously read The Peer and the Puppet but when B.B. announced it would become an audiobook I knew I had to listen to it. And it did not disappoint!! Joe Arden and Savannah Peachwood did a masterful job bringing these characters to life.

This is the story of Four and Ever (swoon ❤️❤️❤️), a girl from the wrong side of the tracks thrust into a world she was in no way prepared for.

The push and pull, the secrets and the lies, and the secondary characters (waves to Jamie) all enhance this world B.B. Reid has created and the audio has just enhanced the experience.


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Hate the story but great narration

Hated the story
Good writing
Great narration

To me the narrators made it possible to finish this story. I’ve enjoyed other books by Reid but this story was not for me because I personally don’t enjoy cheating of any kind. And I especially hate a woman okay with being a mans dirty little secret side piece and too weak to put her foot down.

Grammatically the writing was good, but the words often felt empty. Maybe my resentment about the cheating kept me from emotionally opening up to the characters. I’m not completely sure, but I’d like to think I can be above that when rating an authors hard work.

I could not connect with the female character. I felt she was written to be a strong young woman but then would do and behave corny, childish and weakened by sex. I think the author made a mistake having her take the male lead back so easily time and time again. To me that’s a contradiction to a strong person’s character.

If you don’t have issue with cheating in your stories and like a controlling male then you’ll enjoy this one. Otherwise I’d suggest you save your money and time and choose a different story.

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What a performance..

This made me love B.B Reid the book are always full of twists and rivals and powerful men.

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Its only Book 1?

Loved this book and loved the characters Four and Ever's story is just beginning and the secondary characters of Jamie, Tyra, Vaughn, and Barbie were interesting characters whose stories I can't wait to read. Loved the dual narration.

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Amazing

This audiobook was exceptional! I loved the narrators! They did an amazing job of portraying the characters in this book!

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All the stars.

I decided to use audio when I wanted to reread this book before diving into book two and I am not disappointed! I love this story, these characters, and this world of Blackwood Keep. I recommend this book to any and everyone!

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Story and performances that made me want more

This story pulled me in almost immediately. Joe Arden and Savannah Peachwood did a fantastic job embodying Ever and Four, only occasionally forgetting the accents for Four and Jamie. The characters of Four and Ever had such depth and I loved seeing each new layer be unveiled. I spent half this book with bated breath, waiting for things I was just sure would happen, and the other half stunned by reveals that hit me out of nowhere. BB Reid knew just had far she could take the story before letting it go, like a rubber band stretched to its limits before soaring thru the air. Furthermore, she created an entire group of side characters so fascinating that before I had finished The Peer and the Puppet, I was already clamoring for follow up stories featuring Jamie and Vaughn. I look forward to revisiting these characters and taking future journeys to Blackwood Keep.

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Really enjoyed it

My first audiobook by this author and can gladly say I enjoyed it very much. The characters chemistry is what basically kept me engaged. I loved the secondary characters as well and their dynamic. For this being an angsty YA, it was well done and certainly extremely well narrated. Savannah Peachwood outdid herself!!! Joe Arden is just amazing, as always.

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  • Fay moore
  • 06-04-19

Four-Ever ♥️

I’ve read this book over and over again over the last year... but first time listening to it.... oh my days ... I’m definitely going to be listening to the rest of bebe’s books...

Listening made things sound new 🤷‍♀️
I imagined the places and characters in a different way than I did whilst reading...it helped me imagine scenes in my head better.


This will definitely be listened to again
I love four and ever ♥️

Going to buy more , you’ve got me hooked on audio

5 stars ⭐️ lady

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  • kerry
  • 05-28-19

Loved it

This is the first audio book I have listened to. I loved this book and loved the audio version as well. This is a must audio book to listen to! Loved it 💖

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  • sybil_ann79
  • 05-21-19

All the feels! 5 astounding stars ⭐️

My first book from B.B Reid- and OMG I’m so completely captivated and blown away at the same time!
Joe and Savannah make the perfect duo for Ever and Four. This story pulled at my heart strings in every way, with equally strong lead characters and secondary characters.
Highly recommend this book and this audiobook to anyone curious or contemplating this story.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-25-19

great listen

I love B.B. Reid Series. haven't found one I didn't like. Its so easy to get totally caught up in the worlds she creates. can't wait for the next in the series.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-18-19

I loved this book

I loved this book. The narrators did a fantastic job with the voices of Ever and Four. They brought them to life and made it so much more entertaining and enjoyable to listen too.