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Book Review: The Revenge You Seek by Tracy Lorraine

The Revenge You Seek by Tracy Lorraine
The Revenge You Seek by Tracy Lorraine
The Revenge You Seek by Tracy Lorraine
The Revenge You Seek by Tracy Lorraine

Title: The Revenge You Seek (Maddison Kings University #1)
Author: Tracy Lorraine
Genre: New Adult, Dark Romance
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What a jerk!
I mean that. I don’t know if I mean Kane Legend or Scarlett Hunter, though. Both are kinda jerky. Jerkish? Jerksome. I don’t know what the term is. They are both jackholes, if you ask me. I like Letty a little more than Kane, but not by a whole lot. I think you are supposed to feel an abundance of sympathy for her, and I do. BUT she’s a McJerkyjerk.

So if you read the prequel, you know what happened the night eighteen months ago, and if you don’t, they refer to a sweaty something-something in a dirty puddle often enough to get the idea. Kane and Letty hate-effed the heckfire out of each other, and nothing good came of it.

Eighteen months later, the devil is back, and Letty has seen her nightmare come to life, in that Kane is the embodiment of some heartache unknown to us readers. Cliffhanger level stuff here.

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Book Reviews, Bully Romance, Dark Romance, Enemies to Lovers Romance, High School Romance, NA Bully Romance, NA Romance

Book Review: Make You Beg by Shantel Tessier

Make You Beg by Shantel Tessier
Make You Beg by Shantel Tessier
Make You Beg - Shantel Tessier
Make You Beg – Shantel Tessier

Title: Make You Beg
Author: Shantel Tessier
Genre: Dark High School Romance
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I have a new book boyfriend, and my goodness, you will understand why when you read Make You Beg, Shantel Tessier’s newest book.

Henley Greene saw her friend do something terrible, and she went to the cops about it and had him arrested. This book starts during the trial, and we find out immediately why she’s estranged from her former besties. It’s hard to have a relationship with people when you accuse them of things that get them a visit from the cops.

The Grim Reapers are the kings of the campus and all football players for the Westbrook Warriors. They are also heirs to the Founders with the family names of Scout, Law, Rellik, and Monroe. You want to care most about Dax Monroe — he had Henley first, Ryan Scout — he had Henley last, and Grayson Law — he always coveted Henley. Van Rellik is okay with her, but he has no interest in her beyond that. He is, however, the most loyal of all the characters. Rellik believes that Henley saw something that night, but not necessarily what she thinks she saw. And he stands by the guys even when they are dastardly because he’s a musketeer, and they are all one for all, and all for one. 

Dastardly is precisely what I consider the payback plan for Henley is. Make You Beg is vicious, and the brutal penance that she must pay is not for the fair-hearted. This is a bully book, and Shantel Tessier isn’t playing with her readers; she’s giving it to them raw. 

Trigger alert.

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Book It, Bully Romance, College Romance, Cover Reveal, Dark Romance, NA Bully Romance, New Adult Fiction

Cover Reveal: Maddison Kings University by Tracy Lorraine

Maddison Kings University by Tracy Lorraine
Maddison Kings University by Tracy Lorraine
Maddison Kings University by Tracy Lorraine
Maddison Kings University by Tracy Lorraine

Title: Maddison Kings University
Author: Tracy Lorraine
Genre: Dark Bully College Romance

Kane Legend.
Gorgeous. Ruthless. The devil.
My biggest mistake.

From bestselling author of the Rosewood High series comes a new spin-off dark bully college romance series.

Secrets.
Lies.
Betrayal.

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Book Reviews, Bully Romance, Coming of Age, Dark Romance, High School Romance, NA Bully Romance, NA Romance

Book Review: The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano

The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano
The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano
The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano
The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano

Title: The Boy on the Bridge
Author: Sam Mariano
Genre: Dark High School Romance
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Haters will hate The Boy on the Bridge hard, but too bad because it’s Sam Mariano at her finest.

Not for the weak, Sam Mariano’s newest book has a hero that is broken and twisted. Hunter Maxwell’s character has an ambiguous moral compass but maintains the ability to be remorseful of his most heinous and tragic actions. It doesn’t necessarily stop him from doing heinous or tragic things.

Riley Bishop is a glutton for punishment. She knows that she did something that Hunter can’t forgive, but she still tries to make him forget it until she has something she can’t forgive. Her greatest sin was to fall in love with him and try to protect him. His is his inability to stop manipulating her and the people around him—a far larger problem.

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Adult Fiction, Book It, Bully Romance, Dark Romance, High School Romance, NA Bully Romance, New Release

New Release: The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano

The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano
The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano
The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano
The Boy on the Bridge by Sam Mariano

Title: The Boy on the Bridge
Author: Sam Mariano
Genre: Bully Romance
Release Date: 04 March 2021

Summary:

The day I met Hunter Maxwell he wasn’t the rich kid who lived in the giant house, he wasn’t the most popular guy in school, he certainly wasn’t the bully who had chased his own best friend out of town after a falling out—he was just a boy with a black eye and a dark secret.

My life would have been much easier if I had stayed out of it, but I couldn’t. I saw someone hurting and wanted to help. I saw someone possibly in danger and wanted to make sure he was safe.

There’s nothing safe about Hunter Maxwell, though. I thought there might be. I fell under his spell. Whatever the world saw when they looked at him, it wasn’t what he showed me.

The bond we formed was real. I know it was real. But with Hunter, when the tides turn, you’d better hope you’re safely on the shore and out of his reach.

I thought I was a strong enough swimmer to keep my head above water. I thought if it came down to it, I could resist his pull.

I didn’t know, but now I do.

Once Hunter sets his sights on you, there’s no such thing as out of his reach. Whether it’s today, tomorrow, or five years from now, he’s coming for me—and when he does, he won’t stop until he’s destroyed me.

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Book It, Dark Romance, NA Romance, New Adult Fiction, New Release

New Release: Dirty Wicked Prince by Eden O’Neill

Dirty Wicked Prince by Eden O'Neill
Dirty Wicked Prince by Eden O'Neill
Dirty Wicked Prince by Eden O'Neill
Dirty Wicked Prince by Eden O’Neill

Title: Dirty Wicked Prince (Court Legacy #1)
Author: Eden O’Neill
Genre: NA Dark High School Romance
Release Date: 28 February 2021

Summary:

He’s the elite’s dark prince.

I had the audacity of breathing his air.

Dirty.
Rotten.
Savages.

The Legacy boys are Windsor Preparatory Academy’s most privileged. No one crosses the devil spawn of this town’s upper echelon, but I managed. I call one of them out my first day, and no one hears it louder than their blond prince.

Evil.
Wicked.
Twisted.

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Adult Fiction, Book Reviews, Dark Romance, Reverse Harem

Book Review: Saint by Ruby Vincent

Saint by Ruby Vincent
Saint by Ruby Vincent
Saint by Ruby Vincent
Saint by Ruby Vincent

Title: Saint (Saint and Sinners #1)
Author: Ruby Vincent
Genre: Dark Romance, Reverse Harem
My rating:
5 of 5 stars

First, let me say that my favorite book is Alice in Wonderland. Why does that matter? Because Sinjin Bellisario reminded me of the Mad Hatter and the Tea Party put together. The man is brilliant chaos, and I could eat him up.

Ruby Vincent’s Saint is a bit different from her academy books in that she’s taken a dark path, and I like it. Adeline Redgrave is a struggling chef trying to make it in a crap situation. She can barely make rent, much less pay for the care for her father. When she sees something she shouldn’t, it puts a crinkle in her life that she truly can’t afford.

Cinco City lives and breathes on the sin that feeds and fuels it. The Merchants are another gang who are making a stamp on the underworld until a Bunny witnesses them making a hit. But their leader is sheer wonky unpredictability, and he decides that she can live, but the caveat is she’s theirs.

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Academy Romance, Book Reviews, Bully Romance, Dark Romance, Enemies to Lovers Romance, High School Romance, NA Bully Romance, NA Romance

Book Review: Rowdy Boy by Clarissa Wild

Rowdy Boy by Clarissa Wild
Rowdy Boy by Clarissa Wild
Rowdy Boy by Clarissa Wild
Rowdy Boy by Clarissa Wild

Title: Rowdy Boy (Black Mountain Academy)
Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Bully Romance
My rating:
3 of 5 stars

Oh, man, I don’t know where to start here. This book’s plot is a solid bully romance, and their chemistry is rather good. However, this story’s beginning is a bit of a duck’s butt of weirdness in how it portrays “push and pull.” As a matter of fact, early Cole Travis comes across as a petty pre-pubescent rather than a sexy rock-god.

Monica has had a crappy experience with a crappy excuse for a human being. She’s scarred but trying to heal, and her new school has her latest crappy experience–a new bully. Just in time for the last crappy-excuse for a human to become a memory, another one is on her radar, but this one is hot, and she’s fascinated. Cole Travis is everywhere, and if she’s not looking at him, he’s looking at her.

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Blog Tour, Book It, Book Reviews, Dark Romance, New Release

Book Review: Sicko by Amo Jones

Sicko by Amo Jones
Sicko by Amo Jones
Sicko by Amo Jones
Sicko by Amo Jones

Title: Sicko
Author: Amo Jones
Genre: Dark Adult Romance
My rating:
2 of 5 stars

Same stuff different title.

/start rant

First of all, let me get this off my chest. After how many titles, how come Amo Jones still can’t get a calendar and timeline down? Hers never make a lick of sense! You can’t tell me that an event happened, the next day someone was acting strange, and then they disappeared and then later tell me sixteen days happened within that one day and expect me to understand the plot. Time doesn’t work like that.

/rant

Jade and Royce are inseparable. Royce’s family fostered Jade as a child and adopted her, she and Royce and his friends were tight like Spanx, and everyone could see the writing on the wall that they weren’t sibling-like as they grew older. 

/start rant

If you are adopted, then you are no longer a foster; you are an adopted sibling. It’s semantics, yes, but, still, you aren’t what the author says you are through-out the entire freaking book. Either way, you aren’t blood-related and in the world of one-percenter who really would care, but why in the hell misidentify the situation? I can call my chocolate cake lunch for the entire afternoon because I ate it midday and say it’s an essential point to this review, and it would make as much damn sense as calling her a foster when she’s adopted.  

/rant

Just when life is all perfect, and nothing could go wrong, Jade experiences Royce’s worst betrayal. And her entire life goes to crap. No spoiler here–this is an Amo Jones book that is just the start of the book. 

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