Review: Willow Heights Prep Academy Series by Selena

Wednesday, 19 January 2022 No comments


Bad Apple Book 1

My name is Harper Apple, and people say I’m rotten to the core.
“Girls like you get one shot.”

When my shot comes in the form of a scholarship to Willow Heights Prep, you can bet your ass I take it. If getting out of this hellhole town means spending my last two years of high school at an elite academy full of rich, entitled pricks, then bring it on.

“Girls like you don’t belong.”

The arrogant and infuriatingly gorgeous Dolce brothers reign supreme in the hallowed halls of Willow Heights, and they don’t welcome my kind. Especially when I get in their way, don’t play by the rules in their twisted games, and refuse to bow to the cruel tyrants who run the place.

“Girls like you are bad news.”

Royal, Baron, and Duke Dolce set their sights on me. They think a poor girl will be an easy target, that they can break me and bring me to my knees like the girls who came before me. But the Dolce boys underestimate me. In this town, even girls from the trailer park hide deadly secrets. Secrets that could destroy them.

After all, it’s those from the wicked world of wealth and privilege with the most to lose.

This book is not RH--the main character ends up with ONE love interest.

This is the start of a brand new, dark high school bully romance/enemies to lovers story featuring a damaged anti-hero and a heroine who fights her own battles. It is not for the faint of heart. It is in *no way* safe. I don't want to list specifics bc they are spoilers IMO, so I'll just say this. If you have triggers or hard lines, avoid this book. 18+ readers only.

This was such an amazing series. I love bully books but the storyline in this series was simply too captivating for words. At times the fetishes were a bit too much to stomach and there are some serious triggers but the story behind the darkness is all I could have asked for, and more!

Who needs love when you can hate someone for forever?!

I can't wait for Preston's story and any other side ventures that are coming our way. This is my new must-read author.

You might not guess it when you pick up your first Selena novel, but Selena is a true romantic. She writes gritty, realistic New Adult contemporary novels with characters you'll love to hate and hate to love.

If reading about teens behaving badly upsets you, steer clear because these are full of drama, angst, fighting, drugs, sex, and rock & roll. There will be times you want to throw your Kindle. There will be lying, cheating, bullying, backstabbing, violence, and hard-earned, sweet redemption for those who won't give up on love. Because life's not always picture perfect, but every heart, no matter how broken and damaged, deserves love.

Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews

Friday, 19 February 2021 No comments

Blood Heir by Ilona Andrews
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blood Heir

100% pure magic!!!

Julie has always fascinated me and her relationship with Derek is one to savour. However, in this story, Julie and Derek are just getting to know each other all over again, much to my delight ❤️

I was so pleased to see one of my favourite characters brought back, you’ll know who when you read the book.

This was one of those very rare books that had me gasping at the word “epilogue”. I can never get enough of this world and it physically pains me when a story ends.

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 to the authors once again. 

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Amour, Amour/The Failed Audition

Tuesday, 2 February 2021 No comments

(Aerial Ethereal/Circle is Family #1)

Listening time 13 hours 21 minutes
Love is a circus

"Every day,” he says lowly, “I hold a person’s life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me.”

The best aerial technique won’t land 21-year-old Thora James her dream role in Amour—a sexy new acrobatic show on the Vegas strip. Thora knows she’s out of her element the second she meets Amour’s leading performer. Confident, charming and devilishly captivating, 26-year-old Nikolai Kotova lives up to his nickname as the “God of Russia.”

When Thora unknowingly walks into the crosshairs of Nikolai’s after-show, her audition process begins way too soon. Unprofessional. That’s what Nik calls their “non-existent” relationship. It’s not like Thora can avoid him. For one, they may be partners in the future--acrobatic partners, that is. But getting closer to Nik means diving deeper into sin city and into his dizzying world.

Thora wants to perform with him, but when someone like Nikolai attracts the spotlight wherever he goes—Thora fears that she’s destined to be just background to his spellbinding show.

This sexy and exhilarating New Adult Romance can best be described as Cirque du Soleil meets the steamy, athletic romance of Center Stage.

*standalone & no love triangles—recommended for readers 18+ for mature content*

I have no idea why I waited so long to read this story, possibly in deference to the famous ones, but this book is as equally as strong - but what would you expect from the authors.  

I loved the chemistry between Thora and Nikolai.
I loved Thora's determination to succeed.  
And I loved the rest of the Kotova family.  

I can't wait to read on.  Luka's story is next!


“This was unintentional.”
It became something more without noticing. Without realizing. “Am I a mistake—”
“No, myshka. You’re just the unexpected, beautiful thing in my life.”

“Trust me.”
“I don’t even know you,” I say softly, adrenaline pulsating through my veins. He has led me to the precipice of a cliff, pushed me off, and now he’s clasping my wrist. He can let go at any moment, and I will fall.

“Every day,” he says lowly, “I hold a person’s life in my hands. The circus is based one-hundred percent off trust. I give it all to someone, and they give it all to me. I’m asking you, right now, to trust me.” 


The Madison Kate Series by Tate James

Saturday, 30 January 2021 No comments

Madison Kate is a new adult/college age dark romance with enemies to lovers/hate to love  themes. This is a reverse harem series, meaning the leading lady has several love interests and she doesn't have to choose between them for her happily ever after. 

Reading Order:

  • Hate (Madison Kate #1)

    “Madison Kate Danvers was murdered tonight.”

    Those words changed my life, and not for the better.
    They were wrong, of course. I wasn’t dead. But I was set up.

    After being charged with a string of offences--and made an example of by my political minded father--I’m eventually released back into Shadow Grove with one thing on my mind.  


    Someone is going to pay for derailing my carefully laid out future. Someone is going to catch the full force of my hate. How very convenient that someone just moved into the bedroom down the hall from me.

    Archer D’Ath and his boys messed with the wrong chick and they’re about to learn just how cold Madison Kate’s hate can run.

  • Liar (Madison Kate #2)

    “Liar, liar, pants on fire.”

    The words scrawled on the back of my newest stalker mail makes my blood run cold. I have no idea if it's the lie I know, or one that I don't.

    Since arriving back into Shadow Grove, I've been stalked, tormented, chased and almost killed. I've been lied to, repeatedly, by people I was growing to trust.  


    That word haunts me. Someone knows more about my life than I do. Someone is taunting me with answers and teasing me with secrets. Am I desperate enough to fall for more deception?

    Archer and his boys made a huge mistake when they lied to me. They thought they could play me but they're about to learn that they've met their match. No one stabs Madison Kate and gets away with it.

  • Fake (Madison Kate #3)

    “You’ll always be mine.”

    The latest taunt from my stalker reminded me I was nothing more than a possession to my father, to the Reapers, to Archer D’Ath. Even to Kody and Steele. Princess Danvers—the prize.

    His wife.

    Archer D’Ath’s wife.

    I hate them. They lied to me. Over and over again. I knew they were lying, and I hate myself for letting it happen. For believing in the fake relationships I want so desperately to be real.


    It’s all fucking fake. My stalker won’t let me go. None of them will. Archer and his boys think they control me. My stalker wants to possess me. I’m not an idiot, I know my newest allies are using me too.

    That’s fine.

    I’ll use all of them. I’ll use them to take back what’s mine.

    My life. My freedom. My name.

    No one owns Madison Kate Danvers.

  • Kate (Madison Kate #4)

    “I never miss.”

    Riot Night changed my life.

    Coming back to Shadow Grove turned it on its head.

    I’ve been hunted, stabbed, stalked, tormented, and used. Hate fueled me, lies tore me apart, and in the end everything I thought I knew turned out to be fake.

    Except… Riot Night also brought Archer, Kody, and Steele back into my life. No matter how much I’ve fought it, hated it, been lied to or discovered the deceptions—I want them in my life.

    No one owns me.

    No one is taking them away.

    This is my life, dammit, and these guys are mine to keep.

    If a war is what it takes, then a war is what they'll get.