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The Golden Boys

(Kings of Cypress Prep #1)

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  162 ratings  ·  108 reviews
West Golden—easy to hate, yet so hard to resist.

Don’t let that pretty face of his fool you. He isn’t the boy next door, or the kind you trust with your heart. He’s the devil in designer jeans, with all the charm of a bona fide psycho.

Trust me.

He swears I did something to cross him before I even stepped foot inside Cypress Prep, but it’s a lie. No one knows better than me t
Published October 16th 2020
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Later, Peeps!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: ❤️💙💜💛💚
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📔📙
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎
Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤

The setting: Cypress Prep Academy

The Hero(s): West Golden (a.k.a. KingMidas) – The first born of the Golden Triplets. Seniors, football stars and they run the schools. West is the de facto leader of the popular group. He thinks Blue is out to ruin his family and thinks he has every right to take her down.

The heroine: Blue Riley (a.k.a. Southside; a.k
Sep 26, 2020 marked it as to-read
Liam is a lot to live up to, but I'm putting hope in this book🤞😍
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I just finished this book and my stomach is in knots. I am a big ball of anxiety. Honestly, bully books aren't my favorite because usually they keep me anxious and frustrated. That being said, I really enjoyed this one, mostly.

What I Liked:
* Blue, the main female character. She wasn't completely impervious to the bullying but she was strong enough to keep my frustration at a lower level. I also really liked her dedication to her sister, Scarlett.
* The pacing. I never felt boredom or the urge to
Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this book down! It’s hard to decide where to start, but here goes.

I adore Blue. Her no BS attitude and the way she stands up for herself and doesn’t back down from *anyone* deserves a standing ovation.

West. Dear, asshole, sweet, obnoxious, protective West. I can’t with him. The hate to love is real, and while you hate him the whole time, the author give you just enough of a reason to not. I can’t wait to see where this story leads.

My favorite supporting character is hands down
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg this book , could not put it down read it in one sitting . First book from this author for me , love discovering new authors . This book had the passion , the mystery the steam it had it all loved every second of it . Need book two now
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This review is rough to write. I have many emotions swirling in my head. I hate it. I love it. I’m dying for more. That’s the gist of it all. The wrong or the write way there two characters go about getting even or making up is funny to me. But the revenge is just what revenge is...dirty and hateful. Dads are villains, mom “innocent”. There are so many twists and turns I. This book I got whiplash. But it pulled me and and kept me nailed to it until I finished. I don’t think I can wait for more. ...more
Oct 05, 2020 added it
Read as an ARC, and giving an honest review.

Right at the start of book one my heartbreaks for Blue and Scarlet. Their mother leaves them to an uncaring alcoholic father and their older brother has been locked up for a heinous crime.

Her brother apparently sent in her application for Cypress Prep and she has been accepted. So her last year of school is on the North side of town and she knows nobody. She knows West and his brothers from having seen them at a party but doesn’t expect them to sit do
Nikki Galloway
Sep 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing! 👏👏

What an amazing start to a new series! I fell absolutely in love with this storyline and the characters. The chemistry between West and Blue is hot🔥!! You wont be disappointed with this book and will devour it in no time!
Wendi Wilson
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
One of the best high school bully books I've ever read! The push and pull between Blue and West makes this story literally unputdownable! They're fighting themselves as much as they're fighting each other, and the magnetism is undeniable. I literally CANNOT wait for book 2! 5-stars all the way!
Kallie Kennon
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This author has brought it to a whole new level. This is a must read. The Golden Boys was way beyond anything I could have imagined. It captivated my attention the whole time and was well written. I fell in love with the characters.
3.5 stars

Bully romances are my weakness. I lost count of how many of them I’ve read, especially in the last few months, but I don’t get tired at all loool. That being said, some of them are pretty bad, but luckily that wasn't the case with this one.
So basically this is Blue and West's story. Blue is your typical girl "from the wrong side of the tracks," who gets transferred to another school for her senior year and there she is targeted by one of the most popular guys. What I liked from the begi
Meredith Wilson
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Golden Boys is the first book in the new Kings of Cypress Prep series by Nikki Thorne and Rachel Jonas. Both are new authors to me, but after reading this, they are definitely on my radar now. This book right here is bully romance at its best, and I was hooked from the very start.

West Golden aka King Midas is a football star, and the king of his school. A guy that nobody would dare cross. But when he finds dirty pics of the new girl (Blue Riley) in his father's safe, he makes it his mission
Reneta Carine
Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the series where we are introduced to the Golden Boys aka West, Dane and Sterling and Blue Riley...
Blue is the new girl at school and West has made it his mission of ruining her life... Blue has no idea why West has a vendetta against her, but she is not a person to back down easily. She also has made it her mission off not letting anything ruin her chances of a good future... At the same time, she doesn't let people walk over her and be treated like nothing...

As time
Karly Wise
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Oh. My. God!!
“The Golden Boys” is the first book in the Kings of Cypress Prep series.
The sexual tension between West and Blue was steamy and have me hooked from the first chapter. This was an easy book to read and flew through it, however, there were a few characters that I just had a really hard time liking. First, Jules (Blues best friend) I had a hard liking her at the beginning because she seemed to be kinda self centered, but as the story progressed I started to be ok with her. Second, W
Ashley  Thomas-Morales
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good. Especially as it relates to the characters. If you are a fan of the hit TV so Gossip Girl, you'll love this book. This book has so much drama. The thing is even when you think the solution for for conflict has been made, it hasn't. West and Blue's story is founded on so many wrong assumptions and miscommunication. Blues has had her own share of horrificness this world has to offer. But inspite that fact that West is trying to make Blue's life a living hell, she gives it ba ...more
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
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Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Mysterious as heck from the get go! I’m totally loving it!!

Sexual tension were off the charts! 🔥 🔥

I also loved the character development in this, it doesn’t start off as your typical bully to lovers within a few pages. From beginning to end West and Blue kept each other on their toes 😈😈 West from his bullish tactics to Blue in retaliation (did I say I was loving this?? Cause I totally am 😜😜)

I’m dying to see where book 2 takes me, as this has got to be the best start to an awesome series. Defi
Mona  Brown
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. From the very first page until the end I was hooked. There's just something about Blue and West that draws you to them both. Even when you want to smack them both and say use your words people, just talk to each other. I want to know more about the mystery surrounding the hate, because I know there's more going on than meets the eye.
Well done ladies well done i am thoroughly hooked on these Golden Boys
Oct 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely breathtaking! I couldn't put this book down. So much tension and drama, I can't wait for book two to see what happens next.
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars

I can't wait for the second book of this series! West and Blue's story isn't finished and I can't wait to see how it plays out.
Kathy Mayer
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've only read a few bully romance books. This one was so hard to put down! I mean the roller coaster of emotions keeps you on your toes. It keeps you constantly wanting to know what's going to happen next. There is a thin line between love and hate. How can one guy be so callous? He and his brothers treat girls like their a dime a dozen. Just lining up to service them. This is definitely an 18 years & older book. For those of you over you really need to read this, especially if you like books t ...more
Kandace Denys (bookish_kayy)
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
‘𝙔𝙤𝙪 𝙠𝙣𝙤𝙬 𝙬𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙮 𝙨𝙖𝙮, 𝙖 𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙬𝙞𝙩𝙝 𝙩𝙬𝙤 𝙦𝙪𝙚𝙚𝙣𝙨 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙖𝙨 𝙬𝙚𝙡𝙡 𝙗𝙪𝙧𝙣 𝙙𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙥𝙖𝙡𝙖𝙘𝙚. 𝘼𝙘𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮, 𝙣𝙤 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙞𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙄 𝙨𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙 𝙩𝙤𝙩𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙨𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙩 𝙥𝙪𝙩𝙩𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙨𝙩𝙪𝙛𝙛 𝙤𝙣 𝙩-𝙨𝙝𝙞𝙧𝙩𝙨.‘

Get your Gossip Girl fix here. A little high school bully, a little gossip girl, and a whole lot of action.
This group of teens isn’t prepared to back down from either side of the fight.
Blue Riley isn’t your average heroine. She’s tough, made of stronger things than usual.
And West, or King Midas, first born of triplets and le
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Web-Photo-Editor He’s not the boy next door, or the kind you trust with your heart. West Golden is a devil in designer jeans, with all the charm of a bonified psycho. Still, even with all the hatred I hold for him, I swear I feel him all over me. Like a ghost."

“Golden Boys” is the first part of the “Kings of Cypress Prep” series by the best selling author Nikki Thorn.
First of all , Why did no one tell me that this was a Cliffhanger??? This is
Lucy Joyeux
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved
I've got this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

What the heck did just happen???
How can an author leave me hanging like this?
I'm a mess and I need answers NOW!!! ASAP!!!
Oh gosh...I'm frustrated and if the book was an Ebook but an actual book in my hands it would fly across the room or be already damaged!!!
Ugh, I don't know whether to love Rachel & Nikki or hate her (them).

So I'm sad because I started this book basically yesterday when I could've started a while back as my "starting
The Smutbrarians
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Feels 4
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Authors
Reviewed by Stephanie

I love a good High School Bully Romance. I just can’t seem to help myself. I live for the non-stop drama, dirty little secrets and overload of angst. Also the whole crazy hot guys/girls is always a plus. This one had so much going on. It was a roller coaster ride through crazy town and I loved every single second of it. It also had the whole Gossip Girl vibe going for it and I was all in for that. I love
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

West Golden--easy to hate, yet so hard to resist. Don't let that pretty face of his fool you. He isn't the boy next door, or the kind you trust with your heart. He's the devil in designer jeans, with all the charms of a bona fide psycho. Trust me. He swears I did something to cross him before I even stepped foot inside Cypress Prep, but it's a lie. N one knows better than me that I"m all out chances.
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An amazing bully romance, so different and intriguing. West is a character you wont want to miss out on

This book was a really enjoyable bully romance, very different from any other that I’ve read before. This book has mystery and deep secrets that you just want to figure out, I couldn’t put this down. I just want to see what was going to happen. I mean that cliffhanger What?... I definitely need more, i already can’t wait for the next book. I’m also really intrigued to see what happens with the
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
YOWZA!!!! What a juicy, mind spinning read!. Be warned, it ends with a cliffhanger that will leave your jaw on the floor desperate for book two! I have faith in our author that all shall be revealed. It will just be a helacious wait 😉. Blue has grown up raising her little sister as neither parent actually did that job. It starts with her discovering a note her mother left explaining why she'd snuck away and left them all like a thief in the night. She claimed it was to clear her head, and would ...more
Cassidy Wallace
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-books-read
Well this was one wild ride from start to finish. The only complaint I have is that West is kinda stupid in the fact that he doesn't ever just ask Blue if what he thinks is true actually true and just believes his father who he knows lies and is kinda an asshole. Another factor I didn't fully like was her best friend (who I'm totally blanking on the names of), I don't know I just feel like she just rubbed me the wrong way a bit and that she was just a bit to full of herself, not that she wasn't ...more
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
I was riveted and on the edge of my seat through the entire book. The Golden Boys is a deeply dark bully romance and is not for the faint of heart, but it is also wickedly good.

West Golden is haunted by his father's sins, tormented and twisted inside, but bestowed with the face of an angel. He sets out to ruin Blue Riley, the new girl attending their elite prep school, but she isn't like the rest of the rich elite, she's there on scholarship. West has his reasons for singling her out (justified
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