Bad Bad Boy by Angel Devlin ~ Blog Tour w/ Review

BAD BAD BOY (Rats of Richstone #1) by Angel Devlin
Release Date: February 18th
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He’s the bad boy from the wrong side of the river. She’s the rich girl who wants for nothing.

They call them the rats.

The people from the poor side of Richstone river. Privilege lies just a short walk away and Liam Lawson wants it. When the head of Richstone Academy offers four places to the students of Sharrow Manor, he hatches a plan to ensure he and his friends get the opportunity to change their lives for the better… forever. Via a pact of blackmail and corruption of the girls of Richstone.

They call them the riches.

The people from the wealthy side of Richstone river. A life of excess and expectation, but Phoebe Ridley doesn’t want it. When her mother starts a social experiment at Richstone Academy, Phoebe is intrigued to meet the rats, to see how they’ll cope among the elite. She and her friends make up their own experiment. Via a pact of claiming a rat and getting them to do their bidding.

But as the two sides of the river collide and the games begin, the stakes get higher and their moves darker and deadlier… And not everyone will make it out alive.

Warning: This book ends on a huge cliffhanger, to be answered in Bad Bad Girl, Book Two.

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REVIEW

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Steam 2
Storyline 3
Overall Rating 3
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Reviewed by Stephanie

A river divides the riches from the rats, the wealthy from the poor. On one side the students of Richstone Academy attend an elite school where everything is drenched in privilege and expectations. On the other side the students of Sharrow Manor deal in drugs and debauchery to help put food on the table. Liam Lawson is determined to make it out of the gutters and across the river but what happens when two very different world collide?

“Richstone River. A breadth of water was the dividing line between poverty and privilege.”

When the principal of Richstone Academy unexpectedly offers scholarships to a few Sharrow students, Liam devises a plan that is sure to place him and his friends on the short list to be chosen. Soon he is not only attending the Elite Academy, but he is also living among the riches, including the principal’s daughter, Phoebe.

“I was determined one day I’d cross the sewer and obliterate their paradise. I would be the apple. And there would be someone there who’d be tempted to bite.”

Phoebe’s whole life was full of the expectations surrounding her privilege…do better, be better, marry up. She thought her Mom was crazy when she shared her plan to invite rats to live among the riches. But Liam was not at all what she thought. What started out as an unlikely friendship of sorts turned into something more for both of them. Phoebe is desperately trying to hide her secrets and break free from what was expected of her. Liam is trying to better himself and show he is so much more than meets the eye. Secrets, lies, angst and suspense are all tucked into the pages of the first book of this new series. Do Phoebe and Liam stand a chance to be together or will the divide of the river be too wide?

“She took my depravity and enjoyed it like the finest caviar. She accepted me for who I was, not where I was from. She could become an addiction and we all knew most of those didn’t end well.”

I was really torn with this book. I struggled a ton getting through the first half and almost gave up finishing. I feel like every other sentence we were reminded that Liam and his friends were rats. It became redundant and honestly extremely annoying. We get it. They were called rats…no need to constantly keep saying it over and over. If I had to base my review on the first half alone I would have rated this story a two but I powered through and it did get better. I like Liam a lot and Phoebe’s secret was horrible. I felt so bad for her. I didn’t really see the whole bad boy persona a ton in this book. I mean yes, there were glimpses here and there but not nearly enough for me personally to consider Liam to be a bully or feel that bad boy vibe. I definitely wouldn’t consider this book to be dark. It did get better the second half. There were some crazy twists I didn’t see coming but overall this book was average for me. Perhaps it will be a phenomenal read for you.

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Angel Devlin likes to write about bad boys and billionaires. She lives in Sheffield in the UK with her partner, son, and furbaby.

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Sins at St. Joseph’s Academy by MV Ellis ~ Release Blitz w/ Review

Title: Sins at St. Joseph’s Academy
Series: The Fallen #1
Author: MV Ellis
Release: January 29, 2021
Genre: Contemporary/Bully/NA
Cover Design: Sarah Paige, Opium House Creates
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Blurb

The Fallen
Beautiful. Brutal. Wicked as sin.
Five guys with the power of ten, and a burning desire to take me down.
They rule the school with cast iron fists, and stone cold hearts.
But the more they push me away, the more our destinies intertwine.
We’re thrown together by chance, bound by circumstance, and held by desire.
Our story is one of lies, revenge, blackmail, and blood.

The Fallen won’t be stopped, but nor will I.
So in the end, will the mighty be fallen?

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The Fallen run the halls of St. Joseph’s Academy. They’re rich, sexy and most definitely untouchable. Zephyr is the leader of the pack. Then there are Tyce, Thunder, Jagger and Lennon. Everyone that knows them knows their word is law and they aren’t to be questioned. Which means their dirty little secret is safe, at least for now.

“I’m a law unto myself in this place, and everyone knows it, even the teachers, right up to the lamer than lame principal.”

Blake is the new girl at St. Joseph’s Academy. She intends to take total advantage of the once in a life time opportunity she has been given. After all, they don’t give a full scholarship to such a prestigious school to just anyone. She earned this and will do whatever it takes so she doesn’t have to return home. She knew going in that her appearance at the uptight, super rich and exclusive school may cause some waves. But she didn’t think the kings of the school would be the ones to come for her right away.

“Welcome to the motherfucking forest, Bambi. Word of warning…watch your back, or the predators will.”

Zeph doesn’t like the new girl. But he can’t seem to get her out of his mind or stay away from her. Blake has her own secrets and wants them hidden from the Fallen…especially Zeph. He’s the bad boy she knows she needs to steer clear of but kind of doesn’t want to. There is a ton of drama, mystery and attitude in this book. No bully romance would be complete without the token mean girls and super-hot asshole guys so there is an abundance of them here. Will the Fallen uncover her secret or maybe Blake already knows theirs?

“I’m the alpha, the omega, and every fucking thing in between.”

Bully Romance and Reverse Harem are some of my favorite genres. I love everything about them. Unfortunately this book didn’t work for me. I like the whole idea of the story. It’s just one we have read so many times before that this one didn’t have anything that set it apart from the others. I felt like it was very repetitive. I think because of that I had a hard time connecting with any of the characters. I personally struggled to make it through the book. But just because it wasn’t my favorite doesn’t mean you shouldn’t check it out. If you love Bully and Reverse Harem books take a chance on Sins at St. Joseph’s Academy.

Praise

Charly & Raine – “Wild parties, hot horny guys, and young woman craving the D gives you all the steam and the banter and sarcasm gives you all the laughs.”

Stephanies Book Reports – “If your a fan of high school bully romances this is one that you do not want to miss.”

Goodreads Review – “Holy smokes this book was intense.”

About MV Ellis

MV ELLIS knows what it’s like to fall head over heels in love with a badass musician. She followed her heart halfway around the world to be with one. She moved from London to Sydney after a steamy holiday romance with a sexy bass player in sultry Brazil.

Twelve years, two children and a dog later, and she’s still smitten. All this with a guy she sat next to on a bus for 36 hours! She has toured internationally as a ‘WAG’, and her experiences inspire her writing.

Ellis’ love of romance began when she was 11 years old, after a summer spent secretly reading her auntie’s books. She’s been a sucker for an alpha hero and strong heroine ever since.

An avid reader, Ellis always knew that she’d write a book of her own one day. She was right about that. Following a career spanning advertising, marketing, and social media, she finally wrote Catching London in 2017. She has continued to expand the Heartless Few series beyond Catching London, with releases planned through to 2020. In addition, she has launched a new four-part series, Rough Ink series, set in the sexy world of a New York tattoo studio. Expect the same *sexy badass guys, angst galore, witty banter, scorching bedroom scenes, and kickass sassy women; but with a whole new world, and cast of characters to get to know and love. Zed, the first book in the series launched in June 2019.

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Beautiful Lies by Stasia Black & Alta Hensley ~ Release Blitz

Title: Beautiful Lies
Series: Breaking Belles #2
Authors: Stasia Black & Alta Hensley
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 7, 2020

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Twenty Beautiful Lies stand before me.

I can feel one’s hatred from across the ballroom.

She loathes me and all that I stand for… that’s why she will be my choice, my belle of the ball.

Born into a secret society that strangles the life out of me, I have no choice but to face my demons head on.

Inheritance isn’t about money or land, it’s much more twisted than that…

A sinful birthright.

A dark heritage.

A secret tradition only the most powerful and wealthy are aware of.

The Order of the Silver Ghost.

I will choose her because her disdain is more than I deserve.

The price I will pay for my cruel legacy.

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REVIEW

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Old money, southern charm and a secret society. Watching his father’s casket get lowered into the ground, Sully knows his time has come. The Order of the Silver Ghost awaits him and no matter how much he wants to resist and turn away from the trials of initiation, he has no choice. As much as he hated his father and all he stood for, he loves his sister and will do what he has to for her. He will pick his Belle and face all that comes with his legacy.

“Opulence, wealth and a history so rich in cloaked secrets you could hear the steps of our forefathers still roaming the rooms today.”

When Portia receives the invitation she knows it’ll be a life changing experience, and not necessarily in a good way but it’s a way out for her and her sisters so that’s all that matters. When she is picked by none other than Sully VanDoren her 109 days of unknown begins and all she has to do is make it through to receive her prize.

“Here, in this moment, I was completely stripped down.”

There are many things the order expects and though Sully went in knowing most of them, Portia was completely unprepared for all the horror and chaos that came with the initiation process. Greed, lust and betrayal were aplenty in this book. While Sully and Portia didn’t really hit it off at first being forced to be the other one’s half for all that time changed things between them and they definitely had some crazy chemistry. Will they survive the 109 days together and claim their prize or will they be exiled by The Order of the Silver Ghost?

“I stayed. I did the difficult thing. I made the difficult choices because I knew what love was.”

I was desperate to get my hands on this book after reading the blurb and seeing the beautiful cover but sadly I struggled a lot with this story. I know it says it can be read as a stand-alone but honestly I felt very lost several times in this book and it left me wondering if it was because of things I missed by not reading the first book in the series. While I liked the chemistry between Sully and Portia I really thought their connection was a little lacking. Yes, there were some fantastic super steamy scenes between them but there was not a ton else that kept my interest. The first chapter was off to a great start and then it was just a little rushed and all over the place from there in my opinion. But again that could be because I felt sort of like I was missing something from the first book. I’m not sure. It was an entertaining read overall and I liked the surprise twist at the end. It was just not a favorite story for me and I think it was because I didn’t read book one.

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Stasia Black

STASIA BLACK grew up in Texas, recently spent a freezing five-year stint in Minnesota, and now is happily planted in sunny California, which she will never, ever leave.

She loves writing, reading, listening to podcasts, and has recently taken up biking after a twenty-year sabbatical (and has the bumps and bruises to prove it). She lives with her own personal cheerleader, aka, her handsome husband, and their teenage son. Wow. Typing that makes her feel old. And writing about herself in the third person makes her feel a little like a nutjob, but ahem! Where were we?

Stasia’s drawn to romantic stories that don’t take the easy way out. She wants to see beneath people’s veneer and poke into their dark places, their twisted motives, and their deepest desires. Basically, she wants to create characters that make readers alternately laugh, cry ugly tears, want to toss their kindles across the room, and then declare they have a new FBB (forever book boyfriend).

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Reaper by K.L. Savage ~ Release Blitz w/ Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Title: Reaper
Series: Ruthless Kings MC #1
Author: K.L. Savage
Genre: Contemporary MC Romance
Release Date: April 24, 2020

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My dead best friend’s daughter and the woman that haunts my dreams are one and the same.

For the last two years, I’ve told myself she’s off limits.
That a man like me, can’t be with a woman her age.
Then my little maniac turned eighteen.
And I gave in to my temptation.
I shouldn’t have, but now it’s too late.

She’s mine now, and I’ll never let her go.

Then one of the biggest sinners in Vegas thought he could just take her.
He’s forgetting. It’s my job to protect her. Mine.

Now, I’m going to burn this city to the ground.
I’ll reap havoc until my little maniac is back in my arms.

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Couple in love pregnant cuddling, waiting for baby. Real romantic passionate moment. Bearded man with tattoo clasping beautiful girlfriend. Emotive of sexy couple.

REVIEW

Feels 0
Steam 0
Storyline 3
Overall Rating 3
Reviewed by Ladyballs

I really wanted to like this book but something kept me from warming up to it. I know some readers really loved this story and started to wonder if I had read the same book. Maybe it was the pushy 16 year old girl chasing her father’s best friend and throwing herself at him that put me off? Maybe it was the way he was attracted to her, treated her crudely but was gonna wait until she was 18 to start something with her. Now normally, I don’t mind age gap romances in either direction. But for some reason I couldn’t connect with this one at all. Reaper is the head of the MC and Sarah is his dead best friend’s daughter. They clearly have an attraction to each other but because of her young age, they wait until she is 18 and he can’t fight it anymore. I didn’t relate to either character and could not find something to like. The storyline was typical MC gritty, dark drama but didn’t deliver for me. I hope others find it much more enjoyable.

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Couple in love pregnant cuddling, waiting for baby. Real romantic passionate moment. Bearded man with tattoo clasping beautiful girlfriend. Emotive of sexy couple.

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K.L. Savage decided they were tired of looking for the kind of books they wanted to read. They had an itch that needed to be scratched, and as every girl knows, nothing scratches better than an alpha.

They write about gritty, alpha males, sometimes their dark sides, and the women they love.

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Julius by Nicole Cyper ~ Release Blitz w/ Review & Giveaway!

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Title: Julius
Author: Nicole Cypher
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: March 26, 2020

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They say success is the best revenge.

I say it isn’t enough.

I’ve spent the last twenty years building my empire, but I’ll never forget the gutters I had to crawl through to get here. Or the enemy who made it that way. Kevin Cryson, the man who destroyed my life. It isn’t enough to build my own empire if I can’t crush his.

Luckily, I’ve found his weak spot. The perfect lure in the form of a brown-eyed devil with chestnut hair and a deviant smile. The princess he never should’ve let leave the castle.

They say revenge makes people bitter.

I’ve never tasted anything so sweet.

**Julius is complete story with a guaranteed HEA and NO cliffhanger. It is set in the same world as the interconnected standalone series Darker Places, but the series is not necessary to read in order to enjoy Julius. This book is a dark romance, and thus contains dark subject matter. Reader discretion is advised.**

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REVIEW

Feels 2
Steam 2
Storyline 3
Overall Rating 3
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Reviewed by Stephanie

Sometimes a little white light can change everything. Laney and Emma have spent most of their lives sheltered and constantly being watched by their seemingly overprotective family. When the girls decide to have some fun by sneaking into a club for Emma’s birthday, they don’t see what harm it can do…after all, no one will know. What is supposed to be a night of freedom for them turns into something out of the nightmares they have always been warned about.

“My world goes dark as soon as my head hits the ground.”

Julius has waited a long time to exact revenge on the man who took everything from him and his brother. His perfect plan is finally ready and it’ll be game, set, match. But the incompetent kidnapper he hired unzips the suitcase with the wrong girl in there. Julius planned, executed and waited for Kevin Cryson’s daughter to be at his mercy. The pawn that he would use to bring down their empire but his niece will have to do.

“Twenty years I’ve crawled my way through the gutters to get to this step. The first flick of the domino that will send my enemy’s empire to the ground, just as he made my own crumble.”

This story revolves around Jules thirst for revenge but sometimes the most careful laid plans can change when the unexpected is thrown in the mix. That unexpected comes in the form of Laney, the girl who was supposed to be a means to an end but somehow turned into much more along the way. Both of them are trying to find the truth buried beneath all the mystery surrounding their families. Laney is supposed to be Jules’ prisoner but her demons are calling to his and their relationship moves past revenge. Will that be enough for Jules…can he forget the sins of the past?

“There aren’t any take backs. There aren’t any safe words. It’s me handing him the power to do what he wants to me.”

This is my first book by this author and though it’s part of the Darker Places series it can be read as a stand alone. I love a good dark romance and the whole kidnap and revenge twist was a great added bonus. For me with dark romance, it’s the darker the better…give me the super twisted, I’ll gladly take it. While this story did promise us dark sadly for me, it just wasn’t there and didn’t work for me. It wasn’t very heavy and while I like the whole storyline there just wasn’t a lot to hold onto to. With the kidnap aspect, I need more of a buildup, more of a power play and this story just turned too quickly. Way too quickly. Jules was basically a kitten. I did however like his brother. There was a lot at the beginning surrounding revenge and Laney’s family and I felt like that all sort of got lost for a while. There were just a lot of holes and I had a hard time staying connected. It was an okay read but unfortunately not a favorite for me. I’m sure there will be others who will love it.

“I’m Lainey Miller, daughter of a crime lord. Heartache to my family. Lover of a sadist. And what I want is Julius.”

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Nicole Cypher is an author and avid reader of dark romance. She began her writing journey in college and hasn’t looked back since. In her books you can expect a yummy anti-hero, plenty of action, and a happy ending.

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