Book Review: King of Thieves (Frat Wars 1) by Saxon James

Frat Wars #1: King of Thieves by Saxon James

We’re basically Romeo and Juliet. But dudes. And without all the dying.


Being VP of Sigma Beta Psi is wild. I get all the benefits of being in charge with hardly any of the responsibility.

Parties, pranks, and frat politics—college life has never been sweeter.

Until I meet Bailey Prince.

He has the face of a goddamn angel. I don’t know where he came from or why I’m so obsessed.

But I do know he’s a Kappa.

And our houses have a rivalry that’s written into legend.


At Rho Kappa Tau, I’m a legacy.

It’s a lot of pressure, but I’ve always been responsible, never had that rebellious need to rock the boat, and I like it that way.

But after a party at Sigma—the jock frat—I meet Chad Doomsen, and for the first time in my life I want to step outside my square.

Our houses have always had a rivalry, but some of the guys seem to hate Chad specifically, and I don’t know why.

He’s surprisingly sweet and kind. At least to me.

I need to stay away. A relationship with Chad would be betraying the very legacy that brought me here.

But I can’t help myself. And it seems, neither can he.

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How was it?

Having read Just Friends, I was a tad concern about this book but I didn’t need to be. King of Thieves is a fun sexy read with a cute couple in the middle of it all.
It’s very low angst, no unnecessary drama, which is always a plus for me; the story is straight forward so it flows nicely, and there’s good banter between Chad and Bailey.

Giving the name of the series this could have been an angst filled enemy to lovers story but the main characters being complete strangers helped side step that. There’s also a natural, if somewhat abbreviated, progression of their relationship – don’t worry we get all the good bits 😉.

The tell feels short and sweet while staying realistic. I loved their interactions and it’s through that, that the evolution of their relationship is most apparent. Although I like a Bisexual urges discovery plot, I preferred meeting Chad being game, fully aware and accepting of his Bi side. Like Bailey I don’t like playing teacher. Or care to read about someone being the teacher most of the time.
The first Frat Wars is light hearted, wholesome and fun while being very entertaining.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

King of Thieves is available on The Book Depository, Amazon, Audible and other book retailers near you.

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