Ahhhhh, K is back with a new series. Little Hoodlum is the second book in the series, the first one was Hood River Rat. It was an MM story, but the rest of them are MF. This one takes place 3 years after HRR, and Roux is the younger sister of Roan, one of the guys in it. Roan and his 3 friends call themselves the Hoodlums. This is her story, as well as one of Roan’s friend, Jordy.
OK, like I said, it’s 3 years later. Jordy has spent the last 3 years in jail for reasons. Roux is about to start her senior year of high school. She has 2 best friends. One is her BIL Hollis’ younger sister, and one is Kayden. Kayden is not just her best friend, he’s now her boyfriend. That’s problematic for several reasons. One of them is the fact that his older brother is the head of a gang, and is up to no good at all. And Kayden is following in his footsteps. Jordy reaches out from prison to Roux and tells her to stay away from Kayden, which of course makes her really mad since Jordy has refused to talk to any of them since he was arrested and sentenced to prison. She’s going to keep seeing him. So Jordy reaches out to Roan and tells him, so Roan puts his foot down. Roux is as stubborn as it comes, and she lets Roan think that she’s given in, but she hasn’t. Meanwhile, her other best friend, Charlotte, is starting to have problems with her boyfriend.
When Jordy finds out that Roux is still staying around Kayden, he decides to put things into motion so that he can get out of prison. He knows that he’s going to have to be around so that he can take care of Roux, and oh yeah, Roan, Hollis, and the rest of the Hoodlums. Roux isn’t his immediate worry, really she’s not. Then he sees her, and the little girl he had always loved as a younger sister has now grown right up. She’s almost 18, and she’s hot. He feels things that he knows he can’t, but he’s going to do everything she can to make sure that she is safe from Kayden and his brother.
Roux is an incredibly brave and strong character. She’s had to be. There’s a lot of crap that’s been going on in her past, and so it made her grow up a lot faster than she should’ve. She is also smart, although she doesn’t feel like she is, because she has learning disabilities. I think that there are times when she makes some poor choices because of everything else going on, and it makes her life harder than it needs it to be. Of course, some of that is because she’s 17, and no matter how smart, strong, and brave she is, she’s young and going to make bad choices. The thing is that she gets up and fixes the problems.
Jordy is deeply honorable. You might think that sounds weird, but he has this really deep streak of honor and loyalty. He will be loyal to his friends, and when he says he will do something, then he does everything he can to do that particular thing. It makes him a really good friend. It also makes him try to do everything on his own because he doesn’t want to involve his friends, so he needs to have that smacked out of his head there.
I loved this book, because, well, you know how I am about K. I don’t think that I’ve found one of her books that I haven’t enjoyed. But I really like all the various things that go on in the book. There are a lot of threads that weave together to become the full story, and you have to have all of them. It could make for a really busy book, but I don’t think that it is.
I’m really looking forward to the next book. I’m pretty sure that it’s going to really break my heart.
Charlotte, oh, that poor girl.
OK, that’s all I have to say about this one. Go check it out! Happy reading!