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Poor Little Rich Boy

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  293 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
Nick Colton was a spoiled rich kid when he ran away from Seattle, leaving his best friend and lover Alex Diaz behind. Ten years later, he’s back.

He says he’s there to donate bone marrow for his half-sister, but Alex knows there’s more to it than that. Alex wants to protect himself and everyone else from Nick’s plans, but he needs to spend time with the man in order to figu
ebook, 184 pages
Published September 3rd 2012 (first published September 2nd 2012)
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Aug 21, 2012 Mandapanda rated it liked it
Shelves: various-romance
3.5 stars. Enjoyable tale of Nick, a misunderstood party boy who disappears for ten years after his antics lead to his boyfriend and his family dumping him. He comes back to save his half-sister's life and teach his father a lesson.

I was really sympathetic towards Nick throughout this novel and was glad to see him succeed and step up when it counted. His Dad was a character that I enjoyed disliking. Alex was persistently weak when it counted but he also stepped up at the end. I had a good time g
Tiya Rosa
Sep 20, 2012 Tiya Rosa rated it really liked it
I'm on a Kate Sherwood roll and I'm loving it.

Poor Little Rich Boy is a bit light on the usual romance formula but heavy on character development. I liked that - sex and cuddle whore that I am - I didn't mind not having a lot of nekkid action going in the book. Mostly because I was giving so much shit on how the MCs are dealing with their issues and how things aren't black and white with their story. I started the book hating the guts of asshole Nick and feeling sorry for responsible Alex then h
Sep 27, 2012 Letti rated it really liked it
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Aug 18, 2014 Ixel added it
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. My remarks are directed at the author as much as at readers.

Nick, spoiled and reckless, is the son of a rich man, and Alex, an affectionate overachiever, is the housekeeper's son. They have been friends since childhood and at nineteen are deeply in love. After the two, led by Nick, have a wild evening on campus followed by a night in jail, Nick's father presents his son with an ultimatum: take the rap for the night's mischief and let himsel
Aug 18, 2014 Stephen rated it really liked it
A Hostile Take-Over of the Heart?

Ten years ago Nick Colton, the eponymous "Poor Little Rich Boy", and his boyfriend Alex Diaz weren't good for each other. Alex was the son of the Coltons' housekeeper and Alex's Hispanic parents were sure that Alex's homosexuality was only because of Nick's influence on their little boy.

Blake Colton, Nick's dad kind of believed that as well and when the boys are arrested after a particularly stupid college prank, Blake issues his son Nick an ultimatum. Only one
Aug 21, 2012 Elizabetta rated it liked it
Shelves: lt-200-pgs

I enjoy reading this author for the great characters she dishes up— complex people with complex issues. I also like characters who are not easy to like, people who have their personal agendas and don’t care what others think… And rich, spoiled Nick Colton fits that bill very well. Then, the game becomes, how will you make me empathize with them?

Poor little rich boy, Nick. As a teenager, he was spoiled, self-centered, arrogant, had a real issue with authority figures. But he fell in love with his
Feb 25, 2013 Nic rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm
3.5 stars - quite an original plot with lovers reunited after many years. One is the son who's been absent for ten years. The other has stayed close to his family and is actually his father's lawyer. There is mistrust, family illness, corporate wheeling and dealing and of course, a love story.
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Great price drop to $0.99 at Amazon US! 8/1/13!
Aug 21, 2012 Lasha rated it liked it
Shelves: darkdivasreviews
3.5 stars.

Reunited lovers is a favorite trope of mine. In Poor Little Rich Boy by Kate Sherwood, we have Nick Colton as the spoiled rich brat bent on a path of destruction. Now Nick has always loved the housekeeper’s son, Alex Diaz, but circumstances pull them apart and ten years later, Nick is back in town to help his little sister, or is he just back for revenge?

I’ve always enjoyed Kate Sherwood’s writing and this novel has a great plot with old lovers coming together again. But unfortunately,
Sep 08, 2012 Joanne rated it it was amazing
I grabbed this from Smashwords as soon as it was released, I couldn't wait to read it and Kate Sherwood never disappoints. She fills her books with wonderful characters full of emotions and this book has them all, love, hate, hope, despair, apathy and joy. When a college prank goes wrong Nick leaves his life and Alex behind, returning 10 years later, now successful, to try and save the life of his young half sister, born during his absence. He's full of plans to settle old scores but what he doe ...more
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2.5 stars.

This is my second Kate Sherwood book and I can honestly say her and I might not be good for each other. I felt this lacking, in passion and romance. I think she devoted to much time to the business that was presented in this book. Who cares about take overs! Not I, I really would have liked to see what Nick spent those ten years away from home doing.
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Sep 22, 2012 Sue rated it really liked it
As a huge fan of Kate Sherwoods writing style, I am always eagerly awaiting every new release. Poor Little Rich Boy is another fabulous read. A solid story line with excellent character development. Never a dull moment and had me hooked to the end. Congrats xxx
Jan 22, 2017 Nadine rated it really liked it
3,5 stars
This book deserves a better blurb, I think. It's much more than a"Poor little rich boy"story.
Veronica of V's Reads
I received a copy of this book via Goodreads’ Don’t Buy My Love program in exchange for an honest review.

Alex Diaz and Nick Colton were childhood best friends turned lovers. Nick’s Father, Blake, was a wealthy—but absent—parent and his mother killed herself when he was young, so he latched onto his housekeeper, Rosa, and her eldest son, Alex. Their time together was alive and active, and TROUBLE. So much so that a college bender nearly puts Alex off his scholarship—unless Nick leaves the univers

I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

Nick Colton leaves home after his boyfriend Alex asks for some tome apart and his own father Blake kind of rejects helping him in the situation he gets himself and Alex in. 10 years later he comes back.home to give his half sister a bone marrow transplant and to (corporate takeovers I guess you can say?). Nick family situation is bit rough and his relationship with Alex a bit strained.

I was a bit vexed with the whole boo
Aug 17, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-male-male
Kate Sherwood has done it again. She had me going through an emotional rollercoaster the entire story. I didn’t know who I was angry with or pitied. Everyone made bad choices and was hurting. This is not the same level of emotional angst as Dark Horse, but it was enough to make it satisfying.

Basically Nick and Alex were best friends their entire lives, and eventually lovers. Nick is rich, outgoing, carefree and reckless. Alex’s parents are domestic helpers to Nick’s family. He is reserved, cares
Aug 19, 2014 Alicia rated it liked it
(This story was provided free in return for an honest review via the Goodreads Don't Buy My Love review program.)

While the story was excellently written, it was also a bit predictable. Loose cannon, Nick, drags his house-keeper's son and best friend, Alex, along on one wild ride after another. Finally getting arrested forces Nick's father, Blake, to make the decision to separate the boys, requiring Nick to drop out of college in order for Alex to continue. Nick attempts to find comfort in Alex w
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Jan 12, 2013 clear skies rated it really liked it
I have rarely had a good time reading Sherwood's books but the blurb caught my attention. Nick and Alex have been best friends all their lives. Nick the son of a rich businessman and Alex the son of their housekeeper. That doesn't stop them being friend or lovers, however when their antics get out of control Alex with the help of his mother, believe they should take time a part. Nick heartbroken leaves Seattle as the one person he thought would always be in his corner has abandoned him. Ten year ...more
Anna Goerlitz
Aug 08, 2014 Anna Goerlitz rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, on-the-blog
3-3.5 stars

I received a free copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review.

Poor little rich boy is the story of Nick and Alex, the rich boy and the housekeepers son, who grew up together and were inseparable, first as friends, later as lovers. In college Nicks recklessness almost causes Alex to loose his scholarship. Nicks father intervenes and saves Alex's future, but only by sacrificing hos own son, Alex sacrifice their relationship for the same cause. Hurt and angry Nick leaves town And
Jessa Ryan
Aug 18, 2014 Jessa Ryan rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-romance, glbt
Note: I was given this book in exchange for an honest review as part of the GoodReads M/M Romance Group's "Don't Buy My Love" program.

I, unlike many others, enjoy characters that are easy to dislike. Mainly because if an author has written characters so well that I disliked them, then they've done a great job of bringing a character to life for me. I can honestly say that the only character in this story that I didn't want to smack at least once was Nick's little half sister. But I loved the goo
I received this book for free as part of the DBML-program in return for an honest review.

I love Kate Sherwood’s writing so much I am amazed there are so many of her books I haven’t read, including this one that I assumed to be a new release, but is actually been out since 2012. Might be the blurb, might be the title, or might be my ADD kicking in and getting distracted with the next shiny thing to read (or more likely download and never look at again).

Anyway I’m rambling while I’m trying to fin
Aug 25, 2014 Jamp rated it it was ok
You can always trust a book by Kate Sherwood will have good writing and interesting side characters and it did but this one was a bit of a struggle to finish since I deeply disliked Nick and didn't care much about Alex.

I kept waiting for Nick to become somewhat likeable but it never happened and never would because I realized that I was suppose to think that the self-centered, melodramatic and childish man was in the right, that he was the victim all along. People actually apologized to him whe
Aug 25, 2014 Ali rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this story, even though most of time I just wanted to knock Nick and Alex's heads together to make them see sense. Alex and Nick were lovers in their teens, but due to some incidents and familial pressure they broke up. Alex basically put his life on hold, not really living while he completed school and became a lawyer. Nick fled when Alex broke up with him and traveled and became a successful businessman. He comes home due to his sister's poor health and also to take over the f ...more
Sep 25, 2015 Christine rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks
3.5 stars

This is an emotional roller coaster through out the story. I didn’t know who I was angry with or just wanted to smack. Everyone made bad choices and was doing the "poor pitiful me" thing.
Nick is a spoiled brat, Alex is a fix everyone kinda person. The love young, fight and split up then come back years later to see if it's fixable.
Aug 20, 2013 Vins rated it liked it
Shelves: mm
Not exactly a romance book
Less M-M romantic interaction. Most of the story went into detail about how to make the stock prices go up and down or buy and sell them if you interested in bringing down a company. More technical job oriented details.
Jan 13, 2013 Anke rated it really liked it
Very good read, couldn't put it down, the end was a bit too smooth.
Feb 17, 2017 Marie rated it really liked it
Shelves: besitze-ich
The prologue got me, so I bought the book and read it all in one go as soon as it arrived in the post. The chemistry between Alex and Nick is amazing, if sometimes frustrating. Overall a well thought out plot. The business aspect was not quite easy to understand sometimes, I guess I'm not interested enough in that field to read without having to double-check the meaning of some words.
I really enjoyed the book and wil definitely read it again in the future. Not something I do with every book.
Dec 04, 2016 Dark_Shadow rated it really liked it
I loved this! it would have been 5 stars if not for the ending. I mean, there was more to the story. The ending was rushed. Nick is so jaded, lonely and insecure that I felt how easily things worked out was a little unrealistic.
and I dislike his father. A lot.
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Feb 19, 2017 Bellbomb Bellbomb rated it it was amazing
This book made me feel all sorts of emotions. The middle part was quite hard to swallow (as anyone who has experienced family power struggle could relate), but the ending was a fantastic turnaround. A touching read.
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