The Sinner by Kelsey Clayton ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!


“This DEVASTATINGLY BEAUTIFUL book was a storm that I never saw coming, but one that wrecked my heart and soul in the most wonderful of ways.” ~Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog

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When I was a kid, my best friend betrayed me in the worst way possible, ripping my family to shreds in the aftermath. She ruined my life in one fell swoop, and didnโ€™t even have the heart to warn me.

Now, nearly a decade later, Iโ€™m back in the town I grew up in, determined to make her pay.

They say revenge is a dangerous game, but Iโ€™ve never been one to play it safe. There is nothing Iโ€™ll love more than to find her weakness and use it to destroy her. The lie she told all those years ago will be her undoing.

Savannah Montgomery may be queen of the rich and entitled, but sheโ€™s about to meet her match.


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Feels 5
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

One of my favorite things about the book world is when I find an author I havenโ€™t read before and fall in love with their writing, the characters and their story. Kelsey Clayton was quickly added to my go to Author list with the first book in her Haven Grace Prep series. This second chance, enemy -to-lovers, bully romance was everything I had hoped it would be and so much more. And did you see that cover? It sure is getting hot in here.

Savannah attends the super exclusive Haven Grace Prep. Sheโ€™s the captain of the cheerleaders and she and her friends rule the school. From the outside it looks like Sav has it all. The perfect life but unbeknownst to those closest to her that perfect life is an illusion. She has a secret she will do anything to keep. A secret that could destroy her. Itโ€™s her senior year and sheโ€™s almost out of the place that holds so many memories for her. She just has to keep it together and make it through these next few months. Julliard is so close she can almost taste it. Sheโ€™s worked her ass off to get where she is and is determined to not let anything or anyone get in her way. But what she didnโ€™t expect was for her whole plan to be shot to hell as soon as she looks into the dark blue eyes of Haven Graceโ€™s new QB who also just so happens to be her childhood best friend.

โ€œToday I kick my plan into action, and I need to be ready. She doesnโ€™t whatโ€™s coming to her-which is exactly how I want it.โ€

Grayson hasnโ€™t seen Sav in over eight years. Not since the day his whole world got turned upside down and his family had to leave town. Now heโ€™s back as Haven Grace Preps new QB and he is ready to seek vengeance for his father. He wants to destroy the person responsible for shattering his family. His childhood best friend and the girl he once loved with all his heart, Savannah Montgomery. Sav has no idea why Grayson hates her so much. She has no idea what happened to the boy she loved who is now the bully standing before her threatening to expose her when he finds out her dark secret.

โ€œThere isnโ€™t a single thing in my life you havenโ€™t ruined. Broken everything that ever meant anything to me. Now, I wonโ€™t stop until I break you.โ€

Things get super complicated right away between Gray and Sav and they walk that very thin line between love and hate. Grayson is hell bent on destroying her and making her pay for what she did. He plans to shatter the perfect illusion she has built at Haven Grace Prep. He is also struggling with this crazy intense bond between them thatโ€™s been there since they were kids. There is this constant push and pull between them but the whole time you can just feel the unbreakable connection and love these two have for each other. Itโ€™s so heartbreaking and messy and insanely beautiful. But when dark secrets are exposed and the past comes crashing into the present they both discover everything is not always as it seems. Sometimes the truth can hurt more than the lie. Can love set them free?

โ€œOur mouths mold together like they were meant for only this. Like everything was intended to come to this very moment. Like all my life this was where I belonged.โ€

I canโ€™t express enough how much I absolutely loved these two characters. I wanted to hate Grayson but I just couldnโ€™t. Once we find out all thatโ€™s behind his insatiable need for revenge we start to understand more of who he is and the hurt he has carried for years. He really is a sweet guy and I so desperately wanted these two to make it together and find the love they both deserved. They were young but their bond was so strong. Then thereโ€™s Sav. I adored her character. She was a super bitch when it came to some things at school but she had to be. It was all part of the web of secrets and lies. But she was amazing and strong and resilient. One of my favorite characters ever. She loved hard and my heart broke into a million pieces for her when we discover the extent of her secret. High school bully romances are one of my favorite genres and although sometimes lately the storylines seem repetitive, I usually donโ€™t mind. I love them so much and always find myself going back for more. With this book the author gave us a unique storyline that set it apart from some others. I would highly recommend this book to lovers of bully romance and second chances. I canโ€™t wait for the next book in the series!

โ€œWe were always meant to be together. You may not believe that anymore, but thatโ€™s alright. Iโ€™ll believe in it enough for both of us.โ€

Stephanie (1)



โ€œYou know, you might be lacking in male genitalia, but the guysโ€™ bathroom is across the hall.โ€

He narrows his eyes on me, and I think I even see the corner of his mouth twitchโ€”but that could be my mind playing tricks on me. โ€œFunny, because the Savi I knew would turn bright red at the slightest mention of a dick.โ€

I cross my arms and lean back against the cool ceramic. โ€œThat girl is long gone.โ€

โ€œSo Iโ€™ve noticed.โ€ He crosses the distance between us and reaches his hand out to brush the hair out of my face. โ€œItโ€™s a shame. She was my favorite.โ€

Heโ€™s so close that his scent overtakes my senses. The smell of smoke masked over by cologne, yet still him. I donโ€™t dare to move as he brings his hand to the back of my neck and presses his forehead against mine. Even after all these years, heโ€™s makes my whole body come alive. Every nerve ending concentrates on his touch. He remains still, his lips only millimeters from mine.

โ€œGray.โ€ I whisper, but regret the nickname as soon as it comes out of my mouth.

He tenses instantly, and the energy in the room changes. His grip tightens as he pulls back, and the fire in his dark blue eyes sends fear straight through me.

โ€œDonโ€™t call me that,โ€ he growls. โ€œYou donโ€™t get to fucking call me that.โ€

My brows furrow. โ€œWhat happened to you?โ€

The dark chuckle that comes from his mouth echoes around the small room. โ€œIsnโ€™t it obvious, Savannah?โ€ My name is like poison on his tongue. โ€œYou happened to me. There isnโ€™t a single thing in my life that you havenโ€™t ruined. Broken everything that ever meant anything to me. Now, I wonโ€™t stop until I break you.โ€



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Kelsey Clayton is a 29-year-old mother of two from a small town in lower Delaware. Born and raised in New Jersey, she discovered her love for writing when she used it as a coping mechanism to get through hard times. Since then, she has been passionately writing novels that make people fall in love with the characters and the storylines. She writes from a mix of personal experiences and imagination. As an avid beach lover, her dream is to write an entire book with her feet in the sand.


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