Number ten is plastered on his team jersey and on his ego. In his own mind, Crown Sterling is the shit. He dates the prettiest women, he dominates on the soccer field, he pours money out of his pockets like it’s water. Until a debilitating knee injury puts him out of commission on and off the field. He’s sent to an isolated town in Louisiana to recoup, undergo physical therapy and heal. But it’s when you’re down that you find out who your real friends are, and what they value in you, if anything at all.
All Lyra wants out of life is peace and quiet. She grew up with a regular, everyday family. When she turned sixteen, rummaging through her grandmother’s hope chest in the attic, she discovered a secret that would turn her simple, normal life into a ball of chaos that revolved around her. But while she seems to face her fears head on in her career, she lives a life that’s secure and well hidden.
A new neighbor moved in next door and he’s decided that everyone needs to listen to his rap music, shattering Lyra’s quiet existence. Enraged, she stomps to the next townhouse over and who should open the door but a man whose good looks and charming smile knock her breathless.
How good looking? Just ask him.
How charming? He’ll tell you that too.
The king must be dethroned.
And a small town girl who’s been through hell is just the one to do it.
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I could’ve held her like that all night. This whole thing was completely foreign to me. It was like I was in a different world and I’d become a different person around her.
I wasn’t sure if I liked him or not.
He certainly wasn’t the Crown Sterling I knew.
Not that Crown Sterling was much to know.
When an accident on the soccer field lands Crown Sterling in the hospital, he has nowhere left to go but under the care of his uncle in Louisiana. No longer the King of the field, Crown must learn to fend for himself. While he is there recuperating, he meets the stunning, yet mysterious, Lyra. In a few weeks’ time, Lyra shakes up his world and his heart. But will it be enough to change this egotistical jerk into someone that considers other people before himself for once? Or when given the all clear will he take off running back to his old life and old ways?
To say that Crown Sterling is a jerk is putting it mildly. Never before has Felix written a guy to this degree. But in a way, you still want to love him. You still know that there is something better hiding under all those layers. It is just the peeling away process you have to endure before you get down deep into Crown's true self. I liked what was found as Lyra stripped away his defenses.
Lyra is one of those precious characters that I was immediately fond of. The chick names her dresses for heaven's sake. But it is what she has been through and still dealing with that had me wanting to comfort her. I absolutely love that Felix will take something that a lot of people don't think about and make it a real thing in her books. You actually feel as if she has gone through the hurt and pain that she has her characters experiencing. It is that real.
DETHRONING CROWN is one of those books that I have been waiting a long time for. And I will tell you this...it was so worth the wait. I was given bits and pieces of the book over a lengthy amount of time and it was pure torture waiting to see where Felix was going to take certain scenes. To hear her talk about going a different direction had me pins and needles. But again…so worth the wait.
Once again, 5 Swoon Worthy Stars.
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I am the Young Adult author of both contemporary, dystopian, and paranormal teen romances. My books include the Love and Skate Series, the Bayou Bear Chronicles, The Lightning Series, AnguiSH, Seeking Havok and Sparrows For Free.
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