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Cocky Prince

(Men of Lake Tahoe #5)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  867 ratings  ·  141 reviews
He was born into wealth.

And he lords his power over this town.

He doesn’t remember how he helped ruin Hayden’s life.

Now she’s returned with a degree and a backbone to take on her dream job at Blue Casino. She doesn’t count on the dark secrets the casino hides. Or that Adam has a hand in them.

If she wants to keep her job, Hayden will need to get close to Adam
Kindle Edition, Alternative cover edition for ASIN B01CWF3W9G, 360 pages
Published March 28th 2016
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3.5 - 3.75 stars

I liked both characters and felt that instead of just he heroine falling over herself when the Hero is close the Hero did equal falling. Completely safe as it had been over a year for the Hero and close to that time physically (she had went out on a date about 6 months prior but nothing happened) for the heroine. No OW/OM drama. I did feel that I got a little too much info on the Hero's prior manwhore ways but there were no scenes just the info of his playing/distance
Mar 24, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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As majority of all know, you should always read book series in the order that they are written and released. But I didn't. In fact, I hadn't realized this was the fifth and last installment in this series until after I had already signed up for the release blitz and started reading. But, I don't regret it for one second. The synopsis was too darn intriguing to pass up.

Hayden Tate has returned to her hometown of Lake Tahoe after a de
Lady Heather

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The survivor of a high school sabotage that made her flee her hometown at sixteen, Hayden Tate is no stranger to bullying. Now she has returned to Lake Tahoe to take on her dream job with a degree and a backbone. But her newfound strength is pushed to the limit as she fights to hold her own against the old boys club of Blue Casino.
Adam Cade is the prince of Lake Tahoe, born into one of the wealthiest families in the area. He’s used to doing what he wants when h
Bette Hansen
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very enjoyable book. This is the fifth and final book in the series but it did introduce several characters we will see in the spin off series. This one can easily be read standalone. The entire series, and this book is no exception, has great writing and characters as well as the exciting behind the scenes casino action that make it a fantastic read

In New Blue Hayden Tate is working hard in the male dominated Blue Casino and the one person she despises most just got a fantastic prom
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Cynthia Austin
Adam Cade, the son of a wealthy casino owner struggles to break free from the family name and stand on his own two feet. He's left his father's casino to go work at Blue Casino, where he is swiftly moving up the chain, well on his way to becoming the next Blue Star; an Elite group of managers that work exclusively with the CEO.

There's only one thing preventing him from Lake Tahoe domination.

Hayden Tate...

Hayden is a girl with a past and interestingly enough, h
Cheney Stropus
I think this book would have been much better if the first 25% was gone. The first half of the book was really pretty boring, but there has to be some build to the end, I suppose. These characters seemed very bland and boring. There was far too much inner-monologue going on to make me believe they even had a connection. There wasn't any talking between the two and I am supposed to believe in their "heated stares"? Umm, no. Around the 50% mark I did start believing though. The connection wasn't a ...more
Apr 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
amazing book
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Apr 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was good can't wait to read more books by this author
Melyssa Winchester

Title: New Blue
Author: Jules Barnard
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (Blue #5)
Rating: ★★★★★



Standalone series can be both a blessing and a curse.

If you’ve been with them from the beginning, it’s like coming back home and hanging with familiar family. When like me, you jump in at the end of the series, you have the worry that what takes place in book five, will leave you lost co★★★★★
Apr 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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When I first dove into this book, I had not yet read the first 4.5 books in the series. New Blue can be read as a standalone, but I love how Jules Barnard truly pulled the series together in New Blue. I would definitely recommend reading this series of standalones because each character involved in the Blue Series are completely lovable and intriguing.

The survivor of a high school sabotage that made her flee her hometown at sixteen, Hayden is no stranger to bullying. Now she has returned to Lake Tahoe to ta
Mar 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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New Blue is the fifth and final book in the Blue series by Jules Barnard. Don't worry about jumping in here if you haven't read the previous books as they can easily be read out of order. I have enjoyed this series a lot, and New Blue was no exception. Even if I hadn't read previous books in this series, the blurb was one that would have convinced me to read it. If you haven't read this series yet, I would definitely recommend giving it a
Pamela Lilley
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The 5th and final instalment in the Blue Series and quite possibly my favourite book of all. This story follows Hayden and Adam, both managers at Blue Casino who, to put it simply, do not particularly like each other, pretty much, love hate. Hayden is set on bringing down the executives of Blue Casino, convinced they are involved in illegal activities. Adam is set on proving himself to his father and becoming an executive at Blue Casino. At some point during their feud, things start getting heat ...more
Barbara Harrower
Jun 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I rather enjoyed listening to this book. The story between Adam and Hayden. They have physical attraction to each other from the first time he walks into her office. Unfortunately this is not the first time they have crossed paths and while Adam does not recognize the h, Hayden definitely remembers the H and holds some resentment towards him.

I loved how the chemistry was instant between Adam and Hayden and loved how their relationship developed. So why only 4 stars instead of 5? Well these to f
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wonderfully complicated

This is fifth in the series, but you don't need to read the other books for it to make sense. I haven't read the other books yet and I had no problems faltering along since the author made sure to cover everyone's backstory.

I liked this book. There is some overdoing it with the doubting of the male lead, but it all has to do with the female lead's past. I enjoyed the story and how the characters evolved in their thinking and learned to think about others and not
Amelia Autin
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I started reading COCKY PRINCE after reading HARD WOOD, wanting to see if the first book was just a fluke. I quickly learned it wasn't. It wasn't easy for Jules Barnard to pull it off, but somehow she did. I started off disliking Adam, but by the end I was rooting for him to find his HEA. I loved the way it all turned out, so sweet and romantic, and the engagement ring was the perfect touch. I was also thrilled to read the other proposal at the end (since I'd read HARD WOOD just before reading t ...more
Michelle Graves
Oct 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't understand the name of the book compared 2 the writing. The cocky part of it I get but not the prince part. Overall, what Hayden went through in her high school was crazy and hard 4 anyone 2 deal with that type of bullying cause of jealousy. After all these yrs they both finally meet up and even though he was trying 2 protect her cause of their psycho boss and team mates but it's the fact that it's very hard 2 deal with the devastating results all in the same night... his mom died yrs b4 ...more
Tena Barnes
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a good book. Someone from the past that you cant forget

Someone from your past you can't forget. But she doesn't know his you felt back then. Adam has had a thing for Hayden since high school. Hayden thinks that Adam is nothing but a rich guy that does what he wants and gets what he wants. Something happens to Hayden when she was 16 and they move away. Eleven years later Hayden moves back and gets a job at the casino. A week later Adam gets hired and he sees Hayden but don't that its t
Pamela Lilley
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book 5 in the Men of Lake Tahoe series and quite possibly my favourite, sadly it’s also the last in the series. All my favourite couples from the previous books share the glory with their friends Adam (oh so hot) Cade and the one woman he’s always had a thing for, Hayden Tate. Hayden and her crew are still suspicious of Blue Casino and the Blue Stars, it doesn’t help that Adam seems to be blocking her investigation at every point. Is he involved in the dodgy goings on? Is he lying to her? I love ...more
N.N. Light
While I realize this is book five of a series, it does read like a standalone. The author did a splendid job of filling in the backstory. What I didn't like was the wishy-washy attitude of the supposed hero. He knows what he's a part of (no spoilers here) is illegal, not to mention immoral, yet he does nothing about it.

Most of the men involved in Cocky Prince are disgustingly misogynistic and made me want to wretch all over my tablet.

The positive is that Cocky Prince is well written. I just co
Linda  Johnston
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

This book is about Adam and Hayden. Years ago Adam and the entire town was mean to her . Her family left town because of it. She is back in town to proof that she isn't afraid anymore. Adam doesn't recognize her when he gets hired where she is working at Blue. She goes with her friends house with other friends. She let's him know that she isn't a push over like she was in school when he got her boyfriend to break up with her. She knows something is going bad at work and he knows and wan
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful book!

Really enjoyed the conflicts between the two main characters. Two very strong and stubborn people meet after 10 years of being a part. Hayden left Lake Tahoe after I misunderstanding in high school. She comes back 10 years later with vengeance on her mind. Adam seems to have always had an attraction to Hayden and while working together have phone in love. Lots of twists and turns throughout the book and Hayden's stubbornness and domineering almost causes them to lose their rel
Amanda Vermaak
Oct 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cocky much

I like Hayden and her girlfriends. They work in a casino where a lot of intrigue and suspense takes place. Shady deals and they all try to investigate
Hayden is now romantically involved with Adam who works in the richer, shadier side of the casino. Trouble in paradise?
There is so much mistrust and drama between the lovers. Will they ever be able to sort it out?
And the house of cards fell down. I love it when good overpowers evil. I'm so glad it all ends well, eve
pamela d bryant
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good!

I chose this rating because it was a pretty good book. I really enjoyed most all of the characters. This was a book of vengeance, compassion, taking for other people and yourself, and getting your life back. Hayden and Adam know how they first met was peculiar or unique. I was glad that they finally got together but under not so very nice circumstances. Overall this was a pretty good book. Just some stuff I just really didn't like that was in it. Great read. I recommend this book
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Adam doesn't realize who Hayden is right away since she goes by a different name than she did in high school. Hayden doesn't realize her new friends are dating and know the guys she went to high school with. Hayden is bent on proving that Blue casino, where she works, is into illegal stuff. Adam is trying to keep Hayden from the illegal side, but she won't listen to him. Enjoyed seeing all the couples again. Another really good book!
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Humor and suspense all rolled together

Hayden is a quirky character that I absolutely loved. I found myself laughing at her antics while admiring her integrity as a person. Adam is a hottie who holds his cards close to his chest. When these two clash surrounding their closely related jobs and a less than reputable boss and shady business pursuits you have a story that keeps you turning the pages.
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this book on Audible and the narration was great so added to the enjoyment of the book.
This is a nice final book in the series. While I think each book could be read as a stand alone, I think there is info in each book that culminates in this book!
This series may be a bit steamy for some, but the stories overall are good! The characters and plots are believable and realistic.
I would read this author again.
Jul 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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