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No Prince

(Dayton #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  6,195 ratings  ·  564 reviews
Zepp Hunt wasn’t the king of Dayton high school. He was the top of the food chain. And I was next in line to be dragged into the lion’s den. At least that’s what he thought…

Good girls wanted to tame him. Bad girls want to be tainted by him. Everyone bowed down to him. And me?
I hated Zeppelin Hunt with every fiber of my being.
Which was why I stayed away from the arrogant b
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 26th 2020
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NO PRINCE: Is a standalone full length romance novel co-written by Stevie J. Cole & L.P. Lovell. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'


This book bypassed 5 stars and went straight to a favourite read of 2020!

So I went into this one not really knowing what to expect, but knowing that when these two team up they create
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The story sort of flatlined after the 40% mark.
Ivy H
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Apr 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
It's not very often that when you read a book that even when you have finished, it stays with you.
That is what this book completely did.

This isn't your regular bully romance, it is so much more and delivered with such a spin on the high school romances that are out there today. From the moment I started this book, I could not put this book down.

In this book we are introduced to Zepp and Monroe.
This is their love story.

The Story takes a lot of twists and turns when Monroe ends up owing Zepp fo
”Don’t you need to throw up or something by now?”
“Nope. Just laying here. With your dickness.”

’Zepp was a thug, but I could no longer convince myself that he was bad. And in a world of pure shit, not bad was practically angelic.’

’as she brushed past me and into my room. 
Into. My. Room. 
With any other girl, that would have meant game on. But with Monroe...I had started to think if I could get in a session of dry humping, I would be doing good.’

call me a cliche but the way the girls r special f
K. Webster
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was not prepared for this book! It was SO FRIGGIN' GOOD! Cole and Lovell dominated my emotions with this book. They created such a vivid world that was simultaneously revolting and beautiful all at once! This book had some major angst, drama, steam, and heart tugging emotional moments! Definitely a page-turner, delicious, and a unique bully romance with a happy ending sure to make you swoon! Five ZEPP IS MY PRINCE stars! ...more
It was okay. Flat for me. At 50% mark I already couldn't find myself caring for how it ends ...more
Carla Bulian
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story say exactly this: no prince.
Life isn’t perfect and loving someone it’s extremely hard sometimes but worth it.
Sissy's Romance Book Review
NO PRINCE by Stevie J. Cole & LP Love is the story of Monroe 'Roe' James and Zeppelin 'Zepp' Hunt.
Monroe is in a bad situation where her mother is a deadbeat druggie who has abusive boyfriends who sometimes like now are drug dealers. Monroe has goals set for herself to not be anything like her mother and she wants to get out of Dayton. Monroe has been doing things to get her on that path that sometimes isn't always good. When she ends up needing something from Zepp who she hates tells her that
TJ ☾
Zepp and Monroe superiority ♥️ Was rly not expecting to love this as much as I did. The development of their relationship felt so organic, and I liked that even tho he was 'bad boy' 'king' or whatever, he never treated Monroe like shit and they were always on equal ground. He was an animal on the outside and deep and caring on the inside, my fav. I also liked that they had a good amount of time as a couple but it never got boring. I feel like a lot of times the couple finally gets together and t ...more
Wow! I've always been a massive fan of this duo, I love every book that they wrote, own or collaborated on. they have this mystic in creating a world and building up the right character for their story. And now they released an angsty high school bully romance which I'm a sucker of, I am so ecstatic.

Before finishing reading this book, I'd engulfed every page of it, I'm pleased that this is a full-length novel.

Zeppelin Hunt is your typical bad boy covered in tattoos that you can't help to fall i
~**Anna**~ A Romance Reader
Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
*4.5 stars*

So, so good!! Loved it!
2 Stars!
I really love both of these authors and was super excited to see they wrote another book together. I gave it two stars because I loved the first half.
This book started off really good and had so much potential but it sadly fell flat for me around halfway through. I’m so disappointed that the plot was there and they did nothing with it. I started skimming around 60% and should of just added another one to my DNF pile. The ending was bla! I’m seriously wondering if these two crazy ass aut
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Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
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With No Prince, my favorite duo of authors once more brought out a riveting story.

That modern version of the War of the Buttons is set in a little town where a war rages between the kids from the poor area of Dayton and those of the rich area of Barrington.

“Barrington emptied a garbage bag on Wolf’s truck.”Wolf crumpled his straw paper up and tossed it to the floor.   “Diapers and tampons and shit.”

Between pranks that had me smiling so big and bullying and unfairness that made me so angry, I
Kerry Fletcher
Apr 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! When these two authors get together the write nothing but pure magic! Genius!

I was a little anxious going in as High School isn't really my thing but i should have known this wouldn't be no ordinary High School bully romance. Nope not at all! It's a High School romance with some very jagged dark edges. Yes please!

Monroe is biding her time. The minute she turns 18 shes outta there. Stuck in a small town with a drugged out mom has never been easy but she's somehow managed to survive. She lo
MC The Bookaholic ♡
Okay, so I thought this book couldn’t get any better but the more I read, the more I realized that in fact, it could.

This is the first book I’ve read by these authors but if it’s any indication of their creativity and writing skills then I want more.

While the book is marked at YA, I’m still trying to figure out it that’s the right genre, lol. The smut, the chemistry, and the shit they did is beyond what I expect from a YA novel. Especially as it touches on ‘real world’ shit themes.

In all, this b
Bookgasms Book Blog
May 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
No Prince was exactly the book I was looking for when nothing else was caching my eye. I needed a badboy hero with a chip on his shoulder and that's exactly what I got with this book. More importantly, I loved the connection between Zepp and Monroe and how well matched they were! This was a fantastic read!

This book was a breath of fresh air from the typical bully romances. It was so much more than mean guy meets girl. No Prince was almost a battle between two alpha characters. Monroe was strong
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5 "Be bad for me!!!" stars***


"I didn't need a white knight or a savior. This was not a fairytale. I was no damsel, and Zeppelin Hunt was certainly no prince."

This isn't your classical bully story and with these two authors, you should know better than assuming!!!!
The blurb doesn't catch almost anything of the atmosphere in here...
And this writing duet never disappoints...
It wasn't my first rodeo with these two, and what i really love with them is that you can't find
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Apr 18, 2020 rated it really liked it

4.5 Stars

‘They were always the heroes, and we were always the villains.’

No Prince by Stevie J Cole and L P Lovell was reminiscent of those bad boy romances we used to love. The type of stories that are just so messed up you can’t help but fall in love with them in all their ugly and raw hopelessness and fierce passion. These two Authors nailed the sense of despair, the gut wrenching fight to not repeat the mistakes of those who came before and that inherent survival instinct of those who must fi
this had everything that shouldn't work in 2021 but somehow IT DID ...more
*arc generously provided by the promo team in exchange for an honest review*

I love these authors, therefore, I’m disappointed that I have to write a three-star review on one of their books.
I don’t like not finishing books when I have to review them, so I finished this although I knew from the very early stages that I wasn’t going to enjoy this read. I couldn’t connect with the characters. I didn’t detect a plot arc that was satisfactory and enough to keep me intrigued for the duration of this no
Chanah Dickson (The Book Whisperer)
First of all I have a confession, I don’t like high school books, there is said it! But this was so far from your typical high school romance book my mind was blown and my heart was addicted, after a few chapters I was a total goner.

Zepp was one of the guys everyone stayed clear of, well except all the spoiled little rich girls that wanted to have there shot at trying to tie him down. He did what he had to in order to survive the life dealt to him and god help anyone who stood in his way. The o
Victoria L. James
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by both these authors, and I devoured it in two days. Which, doesn’t sound very fast, but believe me... it is for me!

No Prince had everything I love in an enemies to lovers story. A hot, dark, brooding arsehole. A sassy female lead who can old her own. An entire network of enemies waiting to destroy their connection. There wasn’t ever a moment of boredom throughout, and I found myself burning the midnight oil to see where these two characters went.

Anyone who knows me knows
Apr 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
This was not a fairytale. I was no damsel, and Zeppelin Hunt was certainly no prince.

I read this book on a whim, never having read the authors before and I’m so glad that I did. This isn’t your normal love story. It’s raw, gritty and it hurts.

Zeppelin Hunt would always be the boy who had shown me what love was, even when he couldn’t love himself.

Zepp has just stolen my heart. Both him and Monroe have been dealt shitty hands in life but when life keeps kicking them down they get straight back
Jac K
I find as my own brood approach the YA age; I tend to shy away from the genre, but this is an example of the type that still works. The adult-acting criminal teens being bad, but without a parent really in sight trope.

I found h (Monroe) very entertaining. I’m a sucker for virgin strippers, and loved that she took zero shit from Zepp & gang, or wannabe OW Leah… at least until she lost her brain, and acted like a complete dumb-ass, but we needed more drama-conflict. 😊
Zepp was well… No Prince… he
Kim BookJunkie ~ Editor & Proofreader
4.5 stars

Having read almost everything written by this amazing duo, I went into this book expecting darkness and depravity. Although this book is not at all dark, it was fabulous anyway! The characters are super gritty: the tale of a bad boy and a bad girl from the wrong side of town. Both live in Daytona where the majority of the children are neglected/abused, drug abuse is rampant and teenage girls have to work as strippers (or worse) to keep from being evicted from their trailers. All the boo
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Apr 17, 2020 rated it really liked it


4.5 Stars

‘They were always the heroes, and we were always the villains.’

No Prince by Stevie J Cole and L P Lovell was reminiscent of those bad boy romances we used to love. The type of stories that are just so messed up you can’t help but fall in love with them in all their ugly and raw hopelessness and fierce passion. These two Authors nailed the sense of despair, the gut wrenching fight to not repeat the mistakes of those who came before and that inherent survival instinct of those who must fi
Apr 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
No Prince by L.P. Lovell & Stevie J. Cole is a dark read and quite different from what I normally read. The book looks at the characters Zepp and Monroe. Zepp is no king, rather he is the devil in the dark waiting to take you soul. Both are living in a small town, suffocating by its repressiveness and helpless in getting out. Basically, it is a town that once it has its claws in you, you’re never going to get out.
Zepp and Monroe’s relationship comes to a head when she steals a car that he and hi
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Stevie J. Cole likes to write realistic stories with raw, gritty characters you should hate but can't help but to love.

She's obsessed with rock music, loves sloths, and has an unnatural obsession with British accents.

Her books are not recommended for the faint of heart.

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