(An interconnected standalone)
Aspen and Blaise had me caught up in their world from the moment I opened the book. Apart these two are a complete mess, making mistakes and avoiding life, but together they not only complete each other, fill in all the gaps they are missing, but they are magic. They bring out the light where darkness used to reside.
While Rich Prick is a complete standalone, it does interconnect with several characters from Tijan’s previous works, and while it may help fill in gaps at the mention of names or events, you can still read this book without having read the others, but still follow along without any trouble.
Both Blaise and Aspen had lived in Fallen Crest when they were younger, but unlike Blaise who kept in touch with the most popular kids in the school, Aspen is a recluse and prefers to be a wallflower among the student population.
Now both have returned for their senior year and Blaise returned like he owned the school, but not a single person even took notice of Aspen… well I take that back, one person did.
Blaise was intrigued by the quiet girl whom no one seemed to really know. When he first saw her watching him, he wondered what her deal was. Even after talking to her he couldn’t seem to shake his fascination and he knew he should let it go, he had enough to deal with in his own home life. Moving back to Fallen Crest after he discovered the man who had raised him wasn’t his biological father only to live closer to his actual father. Add in that he also had a half brother and sister living here wasn’t exactly the thrilling news he wanted to begin his senior year of high school. He was angry all the time. Angry and ready to fight, except when he was around Aspen. Something he found himself doing more and more of and he wasn’t sure what to think of that.
Aspen was fascinated with Blaise and when he basically pushed his way into her life she allowed him to do so. It wasn’t that she was lonely, given that she had absolutely no friends, that was how she preferred her life. There was something inside Blaise that called to her maybe that same loneliness that they both felt, which was odd because he was always surrounded by people, but they definitely had a connection and she was going to soak it up at every opportunity he gave her. She figured their time was limited no matter what. Everyone in her life always left, why would Blaise be any different.
Trying to navigate between his friends, which included catty girls, huge parties (which set Aspen on edge as a loner), and just the concept of this being a relationship for either one of them, Rich Prick has everything that a really excellent new adult book should be. The right balance of angst, the emotional journey, what happens next, basically Tijan made everything absolutely perfect!
He walked into school on his first day and owned it.
I guess that’s what happens when you’re a prick, rich, and you’re best friends with the ruling school’s king.
Also didn’t hurt he’s drop dead gorgeous.
That’s all fine.
I mean, I have nothing to do with them.
I’m a loner, invisible, and that’s how I wanted it to be.
I was even proud of it, until I wasn’t.
Until I saw a girl kneel before him.
Until I couldn’t look away.
Until he caught me watching.
His name is Blaise Devroe. My name is Aspen Monson.
He only knew how to get, command, and demand attention.
I knew how to do everything but that.
And this is our story.
Rich Prick, an all-new unforgettable, opposites-attract romance by New York Times bestselling author Tijan, is releasing June 15th!
*Rich Prick is a full 100k standalone.
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