The Fall of God by Holly Renee ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review & Giveaway!

โœจโœจ โ„๐• ๐•ฅ โ„•๐•–๐•จ โ„๐•–๐•๐•–๐•’๐•ค๐•–โœจโœจ

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—™๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฎ ๐—š๐—ผ๐—ฑ, ๐—•๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ ๐—ง๐˜„๐—ผ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ผ๐˜†๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—–๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—•๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—›๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฅ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ฉ๐—˜!! ๐——๐—ผ๐—ป’๐˜ ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ธ’๐˜€ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜†!

#๐Ÿญ-๐—ฐ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†!


Innocent. Blameless. Pure. Heartbroken. Josie Vos belonged to the one family I hated more than anything.

And I had forced her to despise me just as much.

It didnโ€™t matter that I had lost track of my plan and fallen for my enemy.

Irrevocably hurt and enraged by my deceit, she had no intentions of doing anything but watching me lose my throne.

The secrets of our families can never be forgotten.

I knew that from the beginning, but I refuse to allow the sins of our families to determine our future.

I should have left her alone and let her hate me.

I didnโ€™t.

I was going to fight for her, even if she now held all the power. 


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Feels 4
Steam 3
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
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Reviewed by Stephanie

Itโ€™s only been a few months but I feel like I have been waiting forever to find out what would happen with Josie and Beck after that huge freaking cliffhanger we were left with at the end of the last book. This book picks up right where the last one left off. I desperately needed to know who sent the damn video and what would happen after the chaos settledโ€ฆif it ever did.

โ€œHis touch was catastrophic and I knew that it was specifically designed to destroy me.โ€

I thought the first book had tons of drama, angst, secret and lies but this one took it to a whole other level. It was non-stop and the chemistry between Josie and Beck was on fireโ€ฆlike so hot. I just couldnโ€™t get enough. This book was so intense.

Beck is trying to prove to Josie that he didn’t sent the video. At least not to everyone but she has zero desire to give in and succumb to his charm. Over and over again he pushes and pursued and she holds her groundโ€ฆmost of the time. I thought I loved Josie in the first book but I loved how the author gave us a different side to her in this bookโ€ฆa stronger kick ass side.

โ€œShe had the power to destroy me if she wanted. She held all the power, and I was completely at her mercy.โ€

Beck really upped his game in this book. He tried anything and everything to prove himself to Josie. I loved that he was willing to fight for her. He wasnโ€™t afraid to grovel. The Beck in this book was so damn sexy and I was all about it. It was a constant push and pull and I loved every second of it. What I didnโ€™t like was Lucas or his and Josieโ€™s dirtbag father. I needed them to be exposed and held accountable. I loathed them. I absolutely loved Frankie and Olly and can not wait to see more of them!

I loved everything about this book! It was a crazy as hell emotional roller coaster ride that I just didnโ€™t want to end. Lines crossed, secrets revealed, drama, angst and a whole lot of steam. This book had it all and I canโ€™t wait for more!

โ€œJosie was my lucky shot. She was my one real chance at something pure and good and beautiful, and I would never have her.โ€


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Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of contemporary romance, Holly Renee brings readers a pinch of angst, an indulgence of heat, and the perfect amount of heart in every book.

Born and raised in East Tennessee, she is a married mom of two wild children. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, pretending to be a dragon for the hundredth time that day, being disgustingly in love with her husband, or chilling in the middle of the lake with her sunglasses and a float.

Holly is a lover of all things romance, Mexican food, Harry Potter, and yoga pants.


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Bloody Kingdom by Kayleigh King ~ Release Blitz w/ 4.5 Star Review & Excerpt!

Title: Bloody Kingdom
Series: Crimson Crown #1
Author: Kayleigh King
Genre: Paranormal/Vampire Romance
Release Date: May 21, 2021


This isnโ€™t a fairytale.

I dethroned Prince Charming long ago.

They call me the King of darkness and death.

Ruler of the underworld.

My reign is ruthless, my word is the law.

If I want it, I take it, regardless of the bloodshed.

But then she walks into my life.

I donโ€™t want her, I need her.

She can fight, she can beg, but her fate is sealed.

Until her debt is paid, sheโ€™s mine.

She ran from her old life, but she canโ€™t outrun me.

Welcome to my Bloody Kingdom, Quincey Page

Bloody Kingdom is a twisted fairytale retelling with paranormal elements. It is not suitable for all readers due to the sexually explicit scenes, strong language, and physical and sexual violence. Please consider this before reading.

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Feels 3
Steam 3
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 4.5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

I was so excited to sink my teeth into this book because it held the promise of one of my favorite thingsโ€ฆVampires. I am always up for a good, dark paranormal read and this one did not disappoint one bit! Tons of suspense, crazy twists, intense characters and a great storyline. This book has it all and then some. It did take a little bit for me to be fully hooked because it was a slow build up but once it hit a certain point I was fully immersed in the world of the Crimson Crown. I couldnโ€™t get enough. That cliffhanger thoughโ€ฆI mean what the hell was that? I was so frustrated but also very impressed because what an epic way to end the book and Iโ€™m already dying for more.

โ€œYouโ€™re the king of this chessboard of yours. I know Iโ€™m nothing but a pawn, so just make your move already.โ€

No matter how far Quincey tries to run from her past it always catches up with her. Now she is left with a debt to repay. One that wasnโ€™t rightfully hers but that doesnโ€™t matter to those trying to collect on it. In the middle of a dark alley, the debt she knew that no matter what sheโ€™d never be able to pay changes hands and now there is a new player in the gameโ€ฆSilas.

โ€œShe may have run from her past life, but Iโ€™m dragging her into mine. Welcome to my bloody kingdom, Quincey Page.โ€

Silas needs someone with a particular skill set to help him with a very delicate matter. Thatโ€™s where Quincy comes in. She’s not bending to his will by choice and it definitely shows by how she pushes back and stands her ground. I loved that about her but as far as Silas is concerned, until her debt is paid on full, she belongs to him. Silas is not just your run of the mill dark and sexy Vampire. I mean sure heโ€™s broody and possessive but there is so much more to him. He may be known to others as the king of darkness and death, but to Quincey, he is a man who is struggling with his needs and humanity. She is just as drawn to that side of him as much as she is prepared to drown in his darkness. I loved the story and the characters and even the killer cliffhanger. I canโ€™t wait to see where the author takes this story next. If you love a good, dark PRN than take a chance on Bloody Kingdom. You wonโ€™t be disappointed!

โ€œLetโ€™s see how strong the King is once he loses his Queen.โ€


She nervously licks her lips, wincing when her tongue brushes the cut that now resides there. โ€œWhy am I here?โ€ Quincey questions. โ€œWhat do you want from me? Money?โ€ She shakes her head. โ€œI donโ€™t have anything to give you.โ€

              I bark out a cold laugh. โ€œIโ€™m well aware of your financial situation.โ€

Sheโ€™s already cost me a pretty penny.

              Quincey presses against the headboard even harder, as if that extra inch of space between us will do her any good. The poor girl has no idea who sheโ€™s trapped in a room with. โ€œThen you know I have nothing to offer you.โ€ She pushes her hair out of her face. โ€œI have nothing.โ€

The way her eyes dart between the door and me doesnโ€™t go unnoticed. Sheโ€™s not as sly as she thinks sheโ€™s being, I know what sheโ€™s planning. Itโ€™s foolish, but once again, her bravery knows no bounds.

              โ€œThat is where youโ€™re wrong, Quincey Page.โ€ I come to a stop at the foot of her bed. Cocking my head, I eye her with a bland stare. โ€œYou have something I need.โ€

              Her body goes rigid, the muscles of her throat shifting as she swallows hard. In a move that is shockingly fast and agile for a human, she springs from the bed. Even with a wounded ankle, sheโ€™s quick as she flies across the room. The white T-shirt the doctor changed her into rides up her legs as she sprints toward the door.

              With an exasperated sigh, I look to the ceiling and count to five to calm myself. I stay put even when I hear the turning of the door handle and her bare feet pound down the hallway. She can run as much as sheโ€™d like, but unfortunately for her, sheโ€™s not getting very far. It doesnโ€™t matter how much of a head start I give her, sheโ€™ll never outrun me.

              Ten seconds, thatโ€™s how long I let her have before I fly after her. Iโ€™m behind her in less than a second. The scream she lets out as my arms wrap around her middle is loud enough to wake the dead. My sensitive ears ring from the high-pitched noise.

              โ€œStop screaming,โ€ I order. โ€œItโ€™s such an unpleasant noise.โ€ The cries are cut off when I abruptly lift her over my shoulder. Her legs kick and thrash, her hands beat on my lower back. โ€œThatโ€™s enough of that,โ€ I grumble, clamping my arm around her thighs, locking her in place.

              โ€œHow did you move so fast? Put me down!โ€ Quincey growls, her hands never letting up from their assault on my back. โ€œWhat the fuck is wrong with you?โ€

              โ€œMore than youโ€™ll ever be able to understand.โ€ 

              I march back into the room I intend to be hers for the foreseeable future. Unceremoniously, I toss her back onto the king-size bed. I bite back a smirk as she lands in an ungraceful heap.

Like an angered kitten, she turns on me, teeth bared. โ€œI donโ€™t know who you think you are or who gave you the right, but you canโ€™t just kidnap me and then manhandle me!โ€

In a flash, Iโ€™m towering over her, my arms caging her in on the bed. Her chest heaves just barely an inch away from mine. โ€œYouโ€™re wrong again, Miss Page. I have every fucking right. You see, five hours ago I forfeited a large sum of money to obtain such rights. It is now my right to hold you here as long as I see fit. It is now my right to manhandle you however I desire. It is now my right to do whatever the fuck I want with you because that little debt of yours? Itโ€™s been paid.โ€ I lean in close, so close the vanilla scent that clings to her suffocates me. โ€œYou no longer owe Barrett Gallo.โ€ My voice is just a whisper. โ€œYou owe me.โ€

Her heart pounds against her chest, the erratic beat filling my ears. โ€œWhy the hell would you pay my debt?โ€

โ€œIsnโ€™t it obvious?โ€ I question. โ€œI want you indebted to me.โ€


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Kayleigh lives in Denver Colorado, just two hours away from some of the best skiing in the world. A luxury completely lost on her considering she avoids snow at all costs. Well, she avoids outside at all costsโ€”sheโ€™s what youโ€™d call an โ€˜indoor catโ€™. She much prefers to sit inside on her computer all day drinking massive amounts of caffeine. Sheโ€™d have an IV drip of the stuff connected to her if she could. 

When sheโ€™s not writing, you can find her binge-watching Netflix like itโ€™s her job. Or at the local Mexican restaurant, because the girl loves tacos and margaritas. 



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Bad Bad Girl by Angel Devlin ~ Release Blitz w/ 4 Star Review!

Angel Devlin’s bully romance novel Bad Bad Girl is out now!

BAD BAD GIRL (Rats of Richstone #2) by Angel Devlin
Release Date: May 13th


Tragedy has rocked Richstone and the โ€˜ratsโ€™ and โ€˜the richesโ€™ may never be the same again.

Reeling from recent events, Phoebe Ridley finds herself numb. While she tries to come to terms with her grief, one thing keeps her focused.


With a list of people she vows to ruin, this good girl is going bad. Very, very bad.

And Liam Lawson? The guy who started the ratsโ€™ pact to ensnare one of the riches? Heโ€™s on her list too.

There are still games to be played.

Secrets to be revealed.

And all hell to break loose.

When the dust settles and her enemies have faced their ruin, will Liam be at her side, or on his knees?


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Feels 3
Steam 2
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

Bad Bad Girl is the second book in The Rats of Richstone duet and picks up where the first book left off with that crazy intense cliffhanger that came out of left field. I swear my jaw almost hit the floorโ€ฆit was insane! I honestly struggled to get through most of the first book. It just didnโ€™t work for me and I admit I was hesitant starting this story. I didn’t have very high hopes, but this book was so good! The drama, suspense, overload of angstโ€ฆit was all there. The author nailed it with this follow up!

Phoebe has had enough of Richstone and canโ€™t wait to get the hell out of dodge as soon as she graduates. But she has a few scores to settle before she leaves and never looks back. Growing up with the rich and elite wasnโ€™t always as glamourous as it seemed. So many secrets, lies and abuse but when her friends were violently taken from her Phoebe Ridley finally breaks. Revenge is the only thing that will fix what has been broken.

โ€œIโ€™d allowed myself until midnight. As the new day dawned, it was time for Phoebe Ridley to wake up from this nightmare for long enough to wreak revenge on all those responsible and all those who thought I was a pawn in their game.โ€

This book grabbed me and pulled me in right from the start. I wasnโ€™t sure how Liam would fit in at times because the main focus of this book was wrapped tightly around Phoebeโ€™s insatiable need for revenge. But he fit in perfectly when and where he was needed the most. We saw a different side of Phoebe and I was a big fan of how the author peeled back all the layers of her character. We saw a different side of Liam as well. He was no longer just a rat from the wrong side of the tracks. He was so much more. I love the growth both of these characters had.

โ€œI might let Phoebe know that she was under my skin. That when I was with her, the darkness wasnโ€™t so bad.โ€

A ton of shit happened in this book. It was fast paced and in your face. There were times so much was going on that I did get a little confused and parts were lost on me. But the author pulls us right back into the chaos and puts us back on track. The ending wrapped up Phoebe and Liamโ€™s story perfectly, and I am looking forward to the next book in the series.

Start the series with #1 BAD BAD BOY TODAY!!!

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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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Rebellious by Kristy Marie ~ Release Blitz w/ 5 Star Review!

๐‡๐ข๐ฌ ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ค๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ง๐๐ฌ.
๐Œ๐ฒ ๐๐ž๐Ÿ๐ข๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ค๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ ๐ข๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐ .

Rebellious, the highly anticipated love story of star-crossed lovers, Aspen and Bennett, from international best-selling author, Kristy Marie, is LIVE! Get it for the special price of 2.99 for a limited time, or read it for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Rebellious by Kristy Marie
Release Date: April 30, 2021

โ€œ๐‡๐žโ€™๐ฌ ๐ ๐ข๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ญ๐ฐ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฒ-๐Ÿ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ. ๐ˆ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ๐ญ๐ž ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ ๐ž๐ฑ๐œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ. ๐ˆ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ ๐ก๐ข๐ฆ ๐ซ๐š๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌโ€”๐ฌ๐จ ๐ฆ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ก๐ž ๐ฆ๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ญ ๐ค๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐›๐จ๐ญ๐ก ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ญ๐š๐ค๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐›๐ข๐ญ๐ž.โ€

โœ”๏ธŽ Forbidden Love

โœ”๏ธŽ Childhood Best Friends

โœ”๏ธŽ Tortured Soulmates

โœ”๏ธŽ Steamy Deliciousness

โœ”๏ธŽ All. The. Feels.


A love controlled by guilt, contained by rulesโ€ฆ One summer will change everything.

๐’ฉโ„ด ๐“€๐’พ๐“ˆ๐“ˆ๐’พ๐“ƒโ„Š.

๐’ฉโ„ด ๐’ธ๐“Š๐’น๐’น๐“๐’พ๐“ƒโ„Š.

๐’ฉโ„ด ๐’ท๐“๐’ถ๐’ฝ, ๐’ท๐“๐’ถ๐’ฝ, ๐’ท๐“๐’ถ๐’ฝ.

He wrote the rules onto our skinโ€”every ink stroke tragically smeared by the lines weโ€™d crossed.

He claimed it was the only way we could be togetherโ€”the only way we wouldnโ€™t destroy our families.

But there was an exception to his rulesโ€”one he never saw coming.

All I needed was opportunity and a sunburn.

The girl who played by his rules is gone.

๐’ฏ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ โ„Š๐’พ๐“‡๐“… ๐’พ๐“ˆ ๐“ƒโ„ด๐“‰ ๐’ฝ๐’พ๐“ˆ โ€œ๐’ป๐“‡๐’พโ„ฏ๐“ƒ๐’น.โ€

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๐”ธ๐••๐•• ๐•š๐•ฅ ๐•ฅ๐•  ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ๐•ฃ ๐•‹๐”นโ„โ†’


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

This book owned me from start to finish. I was one hundred percent invested in every single word and every detail tucked within the pages. It has been a while since I read a friends to lovers romance and this one reminded me of all the reasons I need to read more. It was amazing. So much emotion, so much angst and so much love were in this book. I laughed. I cried. I got angry and I held on tight during all the ups and downs. Definitely one of my favorite reads this year!

โ€œI have loved Bennett Jamison all my life. When his father placed him in my arms at two years old. I knew Bennett Jamison was born to be mine.โ€

Aspen and Bennett have known and loved each other all their lives but they lived and loved by a set of rules. Rules written on skin that drew lines neither was meant to cross. Both of them constantly straddling the line of what is right and what is wrong. But what happens when one of them no longer wants to play by the rules?

โ€œI kiss her like Iโ€™ve wanted from the first time she cried in my arms and begged me to break the rules. In this one kiss, I pour every ounce of love I have for her. She has to know the rules are torture for me too. And itโ€™s only in these exceptions we can be free.โ€

I loved the connection between Bennett and Aspen. You could absolutely feel how they shared a lifetime full of love, friendship and memories. Aspen wanted more and she deserved more. They both did. As much as Aspen tried to bend and break the rules, Bennett tried to hold onto them and live by them. So much push and pull constantly going on. The angst was off the damn charts. Some of the scenes between them were on freaking fire. I swear I was melting right along with the pages. Determined to get out of the friend forever zone, Aspen asks for something that Bennett surprisingly agrees too but will it break them?

โ€œIf a relationship like ours is once in a lifetime, then I want to remember what it felt like to love her, for once, without consequences.โ€

I absolutely fell in love with both of these characters. They owned me the entire book. Aspenโ€™s determination, caring and love for Bennett and his for her. They were a thousand percent meant to be together and I was hoping they took the marker and rules and tossed them out. I think the only problem or thing that bothered me about this book was the reasoning behind why Bennett held on so tightly to the rules. I mean I got it a little as we went deeper into the story but it just still felt like I didnโ€™t fully get the why. Besides that this story was absolutely brilliant. And that ending? It was perfection. This was my first read by this author and I canโ€™t wait to read more!

โ€œThis is us: raw, desperate and madly in love. But amongst all of that, somewhere deep, lies hope.โ€

Meet Kristy Marie

Kristy Marie is an Amazon top 30 bestselling author who loves writing witty heroines and temperamental heroes. She is also a six-pack of abs biggest fan. When Kristy isn’t writing, she’s being a total dude and screaming at the TV while watching baseball. Go Braves!

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Broken Wing by Kathleen Mareรฉ ~ Blog Tour w/ 4 Star Review!

Broken Wing
by Kathleen Mareรฉ
(Arthur Academy, #1)
Publication date: April 26th 2021
Genres:ย Contemporary,ย New Adult


Itโ€™s funny the things you notice as a child.
Like the way people uneasily glance away from me whenever I catch their eye. Or the way a stranger seems to smile happily at other children, but when I say hello, their smile looks more uneasy than warm…

But as I approach the steel gates to the elite Arthur Academy, I canโ€™t help but take a long-awaited breath towards my freedom. Finally, I have the chance to build the life I want. A future. Something that gives me more to live for than the daily beatings my childhood only ever knew. The girl I used to be doesnโ€™t exist here. But even as the confidence grows about a life I now have control over, I canโ€™t help but feel there could be something else waiting for me here. Something Iโ€™ve never faced before.

And it isnโ€™t something I could prepare for.
And preparation is what got me out. It got me here.

I canโ€™t afford to lose this opportunity, because if I lose this hand, itโ€™s more than just a loss.
It’s like not being able to breathe. Not being able to fly.

I grip the leather ball in my hand, feeling the weight of the year pressing down on me. If it was just football, I could deal, but with my last name โ€“ it’s everything else that suffocates me. The Arthur Elite is what they call us, and we each have our roles to play. But my fathers given me the next two years to do what the hell I want without his interference, before heโ€™ll own me and I’ll become nothing but his pawn.
After that, when college is done, I dread the life Iโ€™ll have to lead. The role Iโ€™ll be forced to play.ย 
It should be simple. Just stroll through the steel gates and be the crown they all see; but I canโ€™t help but feel there is something lurking beneath the surface. There is something different about this year that I sense inside my dark soul.
And it isnโ€™t something I am prepared for; even when staying ahead is the one thing that ensures my next breath.

Because when I lose a hand, itโ€™s more than just a loss.
It’s like losing a limb. A bird breaking its’ wing.

And without that – I canโ€™t fly toward freedom.
And my freedom right now, is all I have to hold onto.

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Feels 4
Steam 2
Storyline 4
Overall Rating 4
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Stephanie

Hendrix is getting the chance to start fresh, The chance at a future and to finally be able to live her life in peace. Getting a four year scholarship to the elite Arthur Academy means freedom. She gets to escape her past, judgment, stares, and never ending bruises and pain. Here at Arthur Academy no one knows her past. Here the girl she used to be no longer exists or so she hopes.

โ€œItโ€™s like losing a limb. A bird breaking its wing. And without that โ€“ I canโ€™t fly toward freedom. And my freedom right now. Is all I have to hold onto.โ€

Paxton Reed is Arthur Elite royalty. Captain of the football team, king of the school and the guy who for some reason despises the scholarship students. He has a lot on his plateโ€ฆfootball, school and dealing with his fatherโ€™s crazy expectations. The next two years are supposed to be his. His freedom before he is forced to bend to the will of his asshole of a father. What he didnโ€™t anticipate his two year plan including is Hendrix James.

โ€œI knew without a doubt that when it comes to Hendrix James, I was completely and utterly fucked.โ€

These two donโ€™t have the smoothest start. Pax is kind of a bully and Hendrix is determined not to get her heart broken. They are drawn to each other and have some crazy intense chemistry. But so many secrets and outside forces stand in their way. Thereโ€™s your token catty mean girl, tons of drama, a shitload of angst and a ton of feels. I loved Hendrix. Her past hurt my heart but her determination, loyalty and strength were amazing. I went back and forth with Pax for a while. Mostly because sometimes the choices he made had me cringing but the farther we got into the story we realize not everything is as it seems. Sometimes there is no other choice and we do what we have to do for the people we love. There were some fantastic secondary characters in this story that I canโ€™t wait to see more of. Of course, there were a few Iโ€™d rather not see again. This book does end on a bit of a cliffy with a lot of unanswered questions. Great start to a new series and I canโ€™t wait to see where the author leads us next!

โ€œI may have to hurt her to keep her safe, but as far as Hendrix and I were concerned-we werenโ€™t over. Not by a long shot. We hadnโ€™t even got started yet.โ€

About Kathleen Mareรฉ

Kathleen grew up in the south-western suburbs of Sydney, where family holidays by the beach and tormenting her two younger brothers, was how she spent her early years. But at the young age of 11, when she submitted a short story to a talented writing competition through the NSW schools program, not only did she win it, but she quickly found a love for it as well.

Throughout her schooling, writing was a hobby, along with sketching and various sports. But fast forward to her adult years when she moved to Europe to follow her husbands field hockey dream, and her love for writing surged to the surface.
Her debut story, Cut, was penned over two years where her hobby seemed to lead to the completion of Pennys’ world. The rest of the series came the following year.

Kathleen enjoys writing stories full of self-discovery, emotional journeys and of course, love.
Something else she loves is hearing from her readers, so feel free to follow her blog or drop her an email.

For signed copies of her novels, more information about upcoming stories, or to follow her blog, please visit her website

Dream often. Believe always.

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