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Book Reviews, NA Romance, Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy

Book Review: Demon Born by C.L. Coffey

Demon Born by CL Coffey
Demon Born by CL Coffey
Demon Born by CL Coffey
Demon Born by CL Coffey

Title: Demon Born (Hellfire Academy #1)
Author: C.L. Coffey
Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy,
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

OMG, and by that, I mean Oh. My. Gabriel. I love when authors blaspheme and make the divine sexy and delicious. Good job C.L. Coffey, you sinner.

Kennedy is plucking her way through every goodness-challenged day. Phoenix is only the last stop in a long line of cities she and her mom have lived in, on the run from her mom’s monster plagued schizo-mind. It’s hot there, she has two jobs, and people suck. 

But wait, there is more, a guy with a sword has just shown up. He has sexy green eyes and a psychotic need to off her. The dude attacked her on her way home, and she got hit by a car—a rough day at the office. 

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Book Teasers, Enemies to Lovers Romance, High School Romance, NA Romance, Sports Romance

Excerpt Reveal: No Good by Stevie J. Cole & L.P. Lovell

No Good by Stevie J. Cole & LP Lovell
No Good by Stevie J. Cole & LP Lovell
No Good by Stevie J. Cole & LP Lovell
No Good by Stevie J. Cole & LP Lovell

Title: No Good (Dayton High #2)
Author: Stevie J. Cole & LP Lovell
Genre: Enemies to Lovers Romance
Release Date:
15 October 2020

Summary:

He was the reprobate king of Dayton high. I was the bitter princess cast out of my kingdom. And we were at war.

It started off with a lie, and a one-night stand gone terribly wrong. Although I knew nothing good would come from my encounter with Bellamy West, the small town’s gorgeous bad boy, I didn’t expect him to throw jet fuel onto the already flaming wreckage of my life. Then step back with a sexy smirk on his face to watch me burn. 

And burn I did…

He got me fired.

I got him arrested.

We were enemies until we weren’t. Until one touch went too far, and I found myself craving each dirty word. Every filthy promise. 

Bellamy West was no good, and I wanted to be bad.

Screw falling for Prince Charming, I wrote my love story with the villain.

And for that, I paid…

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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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Book Reviews, College Romance, NA Romance, Romantic Comedy

Book Review: My Best Friend’s Ex by Hazel Kelly

My Best Friend's Ex by Hazel Kelly
My Best Friend's Ex by Hazel Kelly
My Best Friend's Ex by Hazel Kelly
My Best Friend’s Ex by Hazel Kelly

Title: My Best Friend’s Ex (Beta Brothers #1)
Author:
Hazel Kelly
Genre: College Romance, New Adult, Romantic Comedy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Has an off-limits (not precisely off-limits) brother (not exactly brother) ever been hotter than Hazel Kelly’s Beta Brother, Logan Jones? I’m positive you will give Zoey Petersen a pass for lusting over her adopted brother when you hear the things this naughty dirty talker says to her.

Hazel Kelly’s muse must have been working overtime because this novel is spicy. Logan and Zoey have been stewing over each other since first sight. A broken boy with a lot of baggage has little hope for a Happily Ever After, but the Petersens offer him a place in the family of foster and adopted misfits. He can’t stop self-destructing long enough to think he will ever be worthy of the girl who shines with an innocence that is utterly foreign to him, his foster sister. He makes the worst out of his new situation by going for the option of her best friend, Piper. And two kids desperate to tune out their reality make hell for each other while Zoey watches to her heartbreak.

A plot like this can go two ways: taboo relationships within a family story like these are either spicy and compelling or awkward enough to make you squick.

I know the reason stepbrother romances have taken off despite the forbidden fruit angle is that broken stepbrothers for fixer sisters warm the hearts of many pervy readers. (Hello! It’s not an insult, I’m a pervy reader, and this is a shout out to my people).

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Book It, Book Reviews, College Romance, Enemies to Lovers Romance, NA Bully Romance, NA Romance, New Release, Reverse Harem

Book Review: A Loser’s Revenge by Tammi Lynn

A Loser's Revenge by Tammi Lynn
A Loser's Revenge by Tammi LynnA Loser's Revenge by Tammi Lynn
A Loser's Revenge by Tammi Lynn
A Loser’s Revenge by Tammi Lynn

Title: A Loser’s Revenge
Author: Tammi Lynn
Genre: Enemies to Lovers, Reverse Harem
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

What is the worst betrayal? Some would say its betraying yourself, but for Barretta, it was having the three people she loved most at age thirteen hold her down, in front of the entire school, and humiliate her after telling her they loved her. That betrayal changed her whole life, and she was never the same after that. She left a week later and started over, started planning revenge.

Nine years later, it’s time to pay-up, and she’s loosey-goosey got plans to make them hurt so she can have closure and indeed start a new chapter. She’s enrolled in their college, knows their classes, has a key to their house, and knows where they will be.

Sounds creepy, and it is, but Barry/Bibi rationalizes a lot, and you start cheering for her success. Stockholm syndrome in book-form. By the time she starts falling for her bullies, and they for her, you are so confused about who you want to be mad at–and angry for–the story gets a little bogged down.

Axel is always a wiener; you won’t be rooting for him ever.

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