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Mayhem's King – Lindsay Cross

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They call him the quiet one.
But they don’t know him.
They only know him as the King of mayhem. The elite of the elite. The man his team relied on to save the unsaveable. Kingston Kenrich could save anyone…except those who he’d loved most. King thought he’d survived the worst, until his own teammate’s betrayal left him blind in one eye. Before, he lived for pain, now he lives for revenge.
Her compassion knew no bounds.
From the moment Laura Dawson’s daredevil brother, John, signed up for the Special Forces, she’d known one day she’d get the call that he’d been killed in action. But she’d never expected to be the one raising his young daughter. After a year as a stand in mother, she got an even bigger shock – John was alive. But he wasn’t the same.
When his old teammate, King, appeared in her house looking for John, Laura kept quiet. But something about the tall, dark stranger tugged at her soul.
King takes one look at Laura and feels his heart beat again. How could his betrayer’s sister evoke anything other than hate?
Fate throws them together into a turbulent world of adventure and pain. Laura fights to remain loyal to her brother while falling for the man who wants to see him dead. King is determined to make her see the twisted man her brother has become, all the while losing his heart to her more each day.
Will Laura and King choose love or loyalty? Or will fate take the decision out of their hands?
This incredibly emotional romance will take you through the highs and lows of new love, the treachery of betrayal and the uncertainty of danger in a heart pounding journey of discovery.

So if you followed my blog you will know I went down a whole of Lindsay Cross and I love her books especially her Men of Mercy series and the Operation Mayhem series. They include: Redemption River (Men of Mercy #1)Resurrection River (Men of Mercy #2)Reckless River (Men Of Mercy #3)Ravaged River (Men of Mercy #4)Rebellious River (Men of Mercy #5)Ravished River (Men of Mercy #6)Revenge River (Men Of Mercy #7)Mercy and Mayhem (Men of Mercy #8)(Operation Mayhem 0.5)Mayhem’s Warrior (Operation Mayhem #1)Mayhem’s Desire (Operation Mayhem #2) and Mayhem’s Hero (Operation Mayhem #3). So now I have to be waiting patiently for the new books to come out…

I’d like to thank Lindsay for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated. I had high hopes for this book and of course it did not let me down!

Oh my god poor King loosing his wife and daughter, that was heartbreaking! It hits you as soon as you open this book, you’re hit with King loosing his family and it was honestly heartbreaking. Like it hits you in the feels immediately. Then obviously after Operation Mayhem it changed him a lot into somebody who is untrusting and only has one thing on his mind and that is revenge after Dawson shot him in the eye.

I really like Laura, stubborn and yet smart (ish) in a way, after King turned up she kind of was more switched onto the fact that Dawson wasn’t telling the whole truth to her. I loved how caring and protective she was of Faith and that she was willing to look after her like she was her own child.

Faith is the cutest little human ever. I loved her, I also loved how the guys take both of them in and are willing to help them no matter what. Also the fact she has a hearing aid I also think was very interesting and I liked how that was represented and it was very interesting.

I love the connection between King and Laura, the way it just built between them before it became a sexual attraction between them. Especially as he fills her in on what happened with Dawson who is her brother and Operation Mayhem as a whole. I also think it was very interesting that she managed to be able to convince King to let her revenge go and not kill him but instead try to help him and I thought that was very interesting.

King and Faith had a very interesting relationship and it was so cute. I really don’t know what it is about characters and kids that aren’t theirs that the relationship between them just becomes more special and more cute especially as you see the bond between them create and I just think that’s precious and sweet. So all three of them together is also the cutest thing ever.

Holy shit what a ride. I can’t believe they’ve managed to capture Dawson and even that instead of killing him are willing to help him and protect him. I guess deep down for them he’s still part of their team and they are starting to live normal lives so he should too. I just think it was interesting ending and one I totally wasn’t expecting.

Can’t wait for the next book! These books keep me hooked and Lindsay put a post up the other day saying we are expecting the next one out in 2020 so I have a bit to wait but it will be worth it!

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The Sisters – Claire Douglas

One lied. One died.

When one sister dies, the other must go to desperate lengths to survive. Haunted by her twin sister’s death, Abi is making a fresh start in Bath. But when she meets twins Bea and Ben, she is quickly drawn into their privileged and unsettling circle.

When one sister lies, she must protect her secret at all costs. As Abi tries to keep up with the demands of her fickle friends, strange things start to happen – precious letters go missing and threatening messages are left in her room. Is this the work of the beautiful and capricious Bea? Or is Abi willing to go to any lengths to get attention? When the truth outs, will either sister survive?

A few words for this book, fucking mental, like oh my god. I had so many mind changes through this, like one minute I liked Beatrice and then I hated her and the same with Ben. From the start I thought Beatrice and Ben was a little fucked up and it only proved it when the “secret” is later revealed in the book. And when it is finally revealed it makes a lot of bleeping sense. Like from the start you can see this isn’t normal, fair enough being close to your twin but not that close.

I really did like Abi’s character, the blame she felt for the death of her sister felt so real, which i loved about her. It was nice that her friends and family was worried about her living on her own, but they weren’t protective to the point of stalking around the town or something. And even after her break down she didn’t always believe she was crazy when she thought Beatrice was tricking her and making her seem crazy.

Now Ben is a suck mother flipper, doing that to Abi like made me really mad, taking stuff that her dead twin sister gave her and then making sure Beatrice got the blame. Through the story Ben’s character slowly unravels but you don’t realise just how messed up he is until Nia makes Abi go and find this Morag and then Ben’s brother tells them the story that he knew. We see Ben’s anger when he attacks Beatrice and then she still goes back to him which i think in itself is just bloody bonkers, but of course she loves him. I can only see how that relationship will go, who will be dead in the end? oh wait she will <– That was my one annoyance about this book the fact she went back to him after he basically kicked the shit out of her.

With my up and down likeness of Beatrice i think my favourite part of her character is when she is at Abi’s parent’s house and is telling her the full story of everything that happened. That moment was my favourite one in the entire book, just listening to them both figure out what Ben had done to them, and that Beatrice really was just concerned about her and not trying to split her and Ben up it was a nice moment.

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Revenge Love – Kata Čuić

Revenge is sweet. 
Emma Hastings has tried all her life to fit in. Throwing off her awkward high school years to become a member of a prestigious sorority at Wellbridge University, she has her sisters at her side, and the future spread out before her for the taking. Her senior year of college should be filled with parties, studying, and sweating between the sheets before she goes to medical school. 
One night at a party changes everything. Dominoes collapse as quickly as they’re erected. Suddenly, everyone has something to gain and everything to lose. 
Love is sweeter. 
Jason Gould will never fit in, so he doesn’t even try. Content to stay on the periphery of society, he works hard, plans for his future, and keeps to himself. His senior year should be filled with early morning shifts, gym sessions to keep his pent-up anger under control, and readying himself to face the rest of his life alone. 
One ray of sunshine refuses to let him fall into darkness. Emma won’t leave his side no matter what is thrown at them. 
When a woman who is dying to fit in joins forces with a man who never will, they just may find they fit together in ways neither could have ever imagined, and they’ll discover a life well loved is the sweetest revenge of all.

I’d like to thank L. Woods PR for sending me an e-arc of this, so I have never read from this author before but the description totally drew me in and I was really curious about this book. It is nothing like I have ever read before and I felt so many conflicting feelings throughout reading this book and it was very interesting.

Emma the main character for the first like half of this book I really didn’t like her. She was just so annoying. At times she was all about herself and she just wanted to be loved which I can understand. She’s very insecure which really bugged me because she had no need to be so insecure and she always felt like she wasn’t enough which got very obsessive at times. Around halfway through I actually started to like Emma whether it was because she started to get stronger and finally take control what was happening in her life and I loved that!

Jason he was also another character I hated until halfway through this book, he was so self-pitying about his face and it got annoying. But halfway through I fell in love with his character and I have no idea why which was just amusing.

I loved the banter between Jason and Emma, although at times I really did think some of what he said was hurting especially for making her feel like she’s fat. Although that being said it also felt like school child pulling pigtails in the playground. I loved the relationship that it turned into and I was completely invested in their relationship.

Rosie really was a toxic friendship, like the stuff she pulled in this book I was just like no that is a terrible friendship, although I loved how she tried to play matchmaking between Jason and Emma. But other than that she was a terrible friend to both Emma and Jason and I actually hated her character.

Kieran is a bloody joke with his jealousy, he is Emma’s ex-bed buddy, and the jealousy through this book was a joke. He’d make out he didn’t want her but the moment she showed interest in Jason he wanted her. He’d treat her like complete and utter shit. So every time he was jealous I was just like you stupid noob.

I don’t want to go into the plot of this book because I didn’t know much so you should go into it like that, but this book was amazing. I was unsure whether I liked this or not like through the book I kept changing my mind, in the end, I decided I loved it. The book had perfectly flawed characters.

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Fling – Joslyn Westbrook *Cover Reveal*


𝐅𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐛𝐲 𝐉𝐨𝐬𝐥𝐲𝐧 𝐖𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐛𝐫𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝐭𝐡!

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  BOOK BLURB There’s nothing wrong with having a secret fling with your sister’s best friend…Until feelings get in the way. Gia, We said no strings. But I can’t keep my mind off you. Your laugh. Your smile. Those sexy-as-sin moans. How it felt to wake up with you in my arms. I miss that. I miss you. I miss us. We both know this thing between us isn’t simple. Maybe we’ve become more than just a fling. Meet me tomorrow night. You know the place. Reed Fling is a steamy best friend’s older brother romance filled with heat and a small dose of angst as a pro hockey player and a talented ballerina find themselves wanting the one person they were never supposed to fall for. Add to your Goodreads TBR: GIVEAWAY To celebrate the cover reveal of Fling, Joslyn Westbrook is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card! Head to her Facebook page to enter: TEASER ABOUT THE AUTHOR Wife. Mom. Foodie. Fashion Junkie. Rom-Com Lover. Author of sexy rom-coms and feel-good contemporary romance, Joslyn Westbrook’s novels feature sweep-you-off-your-feet heroes and the sassy, classy, badassy heroines who can’t seem to breathe without them. When she’s not writing, Joslyn can be found binge-watching Netflix, cooking, shopping, and spending time with her husband and children at home in sunny California.   AUTHOR LINKS Facebook | Reader Group | Instagram | Mailing List | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub
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Mayhem's Hero – Lindsay Cross

He needs someone to tell him he’s worth saving. 

Diggs never mattered— not in his family. Project Mayhem left him with nothing but questions about who he is and confirmation that he can’t contribute to the team. He’s tired of being overshadowed by his brothers; Diggs needs something more… someone more. 

She’s about to fall for the man who could hurt her more than anyone. 

When Audra receives a cryptic message from her military brother that was filmed the day before he was killed in action, she knows he was involved in a secret operation gone wrong. His K-9 bomb sniffing dog, Trigger, has been left in their abusive father’s care. Audra races against time to save Trigger, and claim the one piece of her brother she has left. 

A chance meeting. Diggs helps Audra save Trigger… but he’s the one who needs her the most. 

Audra hates the military for taking her brother away, so loving Diggs isn’t an option. She can’t stand to get hurt again, yet Diggs is the only person who can help her piece together what happened to her brother. As they investigate the mystery, the chemistry between them grows even more intense until it erupts into steamy situations and longing professions of romance. 

Diggs is Audra’s hero. But can she be his? 

If you’d like to read my other reviews for her books click on the title they are linked here: Redemption River (Men of Mercy #1)Resurrection River (Men of Mercy #2)Reckless River (Men Of Mercy #3)Ravaged River (Men of Mercy #4)Rebellious River (Men of Mercy #5)Ravished River (Men of Mercy #6)Revenge River (Men Of Mercy #7)Mercy and Mayhem (Men of Mercy #8)(Operation Mayhem 0.5)Mayhem’s Warrior (Operation Mayhem #1), and Mayhem’s Desire (Operation Mayhem #2) I loved all of the books and they got me really hooked. I think this is the fastest I have ever binge read a series and now two series. I am going to be so sad when I run out of her books to read. Okay it kind of happened I ran out of her books to read but it’s okay another one is coming out in January so I can wait until then…

I loved this series so much and I was so interested to read Diggs’ story and it was a very interesting one. I felt so bad for him and the guilt he carried around over the participation in Project Mayhem when it came to the other members of his team he felt immense guilt and gosh it hit me so much in the feels. I loved how he was willing to risk everything to protect the service dog Trigger from being attacked. I really loved that we saw a more human side of them especially because they are super soldiers.

Audra bless her I felt so bad for her loosing her brother and then the fear of loosing her brother’s service dog to her abusive father. Then fearing the military, she was so untrusting but I could totally see why throughout this novel. I loved the connection she had with the dog.

Audra and Diggs building their relationship it was so cute and she knew she needed him to save the dog. Although their connection was good and I liked how their relationship builds over Trigger it was sweet.

Audra did make some stupid decisions though but I don’t want to say what because of spoilers! I totally guessed that somebody was alive when they were meant to be dead, I thought it from the moment I read the first book in the project Mayhem series just because it happened in the Men of Mercy series! So I kind of guessed he wasn’t going to be dead and really alive. Also, I can’t tell you the character because it’ll spoil.

The ending was really cute. I really enjoyed this series and I can’t wait for the next instalment. I am so glad I found this author and her stories because I am totally in love with them. 

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Flame of Battle – Pauline Creeden & Melinda R. Cordell

In the flame of battle, even the innocent get burned…
Dyrfinna is a born commander. She bests her peers in dragon riding, sword fighting, and battle strategy. So when the Queen calls the people of Skala to battle to revenge her murdered daughter, Dyrfinna outfits a ship and brings a crew.
Once in the field, Dyrfinna leads her troops to victory in a series of hard-fought battles against overwhelming odds. Yet a commander is raised over her, and because of his clumsy leadership, a great disaster results in the massacre of a quarter of the Queen’s army. Then the commander unfairly blames a second disaster on Dyrfinna. The wrong stroke of her sword could undo everything she’s ever worked for, earn her the fury of her friends … and exile to certain death.
But you can’t keep a true warrior down. When things are darkest, a flame rises out of the desolation. 

I’d like to thank Lady Amber Tour’s for sending me an e-arc of this book! Amber herself contacted me and asked if I wanted to read a fantasy book that needed a few more people on the tour. So I was like why not? And this is that book!

This book was very fast paced and I loved reading all about the battle, we had a very strong female character and that was Dyrfinna. I love the world building in this story it is so great and vivid and an even better thing. DRAGONS. Mother fucking Dragons! I love me some dragons.

Dyrfinna is a brilliant character strong, a great swordsman and a good commander in the battle. I just missed you know description about her and I wanted to know more about her and I didn’t get that.

There were loads of characters that sometimes it was just hard to keep up with and in the end, I did lose who was who. The one thing I did miss in this book is a pronunciation guide. After reading this whole book I can still barely pronounce majority of the names in this book, so that would have really been helpful. I had to admit other than the battle and why they were fighting I was a little clueless about what was going off.

The ending kept me hooked and I kind of wanted to keep reading find out how’d she would get off the island but through some of the other stuff I just found myself a bit uninterested. It looked really good but it just wasn’t for me!

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The Fourth Time Charm – Maya Hughes

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“Are you sleeping with my daughter?”

Not a question I want to hear from my coach. The man holding my pro future in the palm of his hand.

The answer: No.

The real answer: I’d sure as hell like to be.

Marisa’s been my best friend since third grade. And now she needs my help—and a place to stay. Senior year was supposed to be the year to keep some distance until the season finished and my draft prospects were safe.

But resisting her is becoming impossible. Movie Thursdays under the blankets. Study sessions on my bed. Wild party nights where I kept any guy interested at bay with a single glare.

Her dad can bench my ass for the entire season, so she’s off limits—for now.

She’s the only woman I’ve ever loved. And one heated night, I can’t stop fighting every cell in my body and can’t stop myself from sampling her sexy smile, her sweet smell, and her sultry curves.

We’re walking a tightrope with my future on the line. Let’s just make sure Coach doesn’t find out… 

So this is the fourth book in the Fulton U series it started with The Perfect First, The Second We Met, and The Third Best Thing and now this book. I had high expectations for this book being that we’ve been dangled this relationship all the way through the other books and it didn’t disappoint.

LJ and Marisa’s friendship is special, I love the bond they have with each other but obviously they both have feelings for each other that they think are unrequited and honestly the dance that these two do around their feelings. It made me laugh the fact they both wouldn’t admit to having their feelings in case it ruined the friendship when in fact not telling each other is usually what can ruin these things.

LJ is really cute and protective, I love how much of a family man he is. I also love that he takes everything on his shoulders but that can also be a really bad thing as he takes too much on sometimes.

Marisa has had it rough, not really knowing a positive or good family she feels like she has nobody other than LJ and she doesn’t want to ruin that. I felt really bad for her when it’s revealed her mum was an alcoholic and her dad left when she was a little. She’s had it rough.

I love that Marisa not cooking is so heavy in this book and we realise how much of a bad cook she actually is. But it’s still funny especially LJ trying to not hurt her feelings I just love it. So precious.

For the majority of this book it was a 4 star read and then something happened that spun this book around and made it a 5 star book. We have Marisa’s dad who is also the coach trying to repair his relationship with her. Which doesn’t happen until the end of the book when they reach a more mutual understanding and honestly when it happens in the book if you’ve read it you know what I mean. I cried. I sobbed my heart out when I was reading the emails. That is what turned this book from a 4 to a 5 for me.

I really loved LJ and Marisa’s relationship and they were perfect for each other I loved their story so much and I’m kind of sad Fulton U is over for now but I feel like Keyton really deserves book.

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The Third Best Thing – Maya Hughes

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Dear Letter Girl, I need to see you. When can we meet?

Her response never came. My secret pen pal with a dirty mind has ghosted me. I’ve roped Jules, my sweet as pie next door neighbor, to help me track her down.

There’s only one problem–I’m falling for her. The tortoise shell glasses, out of this world curves and delicious treats are making the search for The Letter Girl even harder. 

My notes were supposed to be a one time thing.

A little too much wine and naughty thoughts on a winter’s night. I never thought Berk would write back. I wanted to tell him it was me, but the fear of rejection kept my lips sealed.

Now he’s enlisted my help to track down The Letter Girl and our search has him hot on my, ahem, her trail.

She’s the girl next door.

He’s my secret pen pal.

Truth is on a collision course with their hearts and it’s only a matter of time before one of them gets wrecked…

So this is the third book in the Fulton U series I read The Perfect First and The Second We Met and honestly this book was highly anticipated. I knew this was going to be the book that destroyed me, I was right. It did destroy me. It broke my heart and mended it back together but I also was not prepared for that. I thought I was but I wasn’t, this is the first book in the series that made me cry also the first book of the year to make me cry although being that this is the 3rd book I’m sure there will be many more.

I had anticipated Jules and Berk’s story from the very first book the groundwork was laid so well for The Letter girl who is Jules. I really like Jules she was so self-conscious of herself which I’m not surprised once you see how her mother behaviours towards her but I hate how much she hates herself but on another thing I think anyone can relate to her in terms of not liking how you look and about learning to love yourself.

Berk he is obsessed with finding out who letter girl is but he also begins to fall for Jules the more time he spends with her and lets letter girl goes. I love how cute and sensitive Berk he is, he’s also fiercely loyal.

Alexis first make an appearance in the very first book but we don’t realise how important she is until she’s in this book where it is revealed that she is Berk’s sister and he does nothing but save her all the time. She is a sore subject for all of his friends and he is fiercely protective of her. She causes some issues in this book between Berk and Jules which I won’t say anymore because spoilers.

I really love how their relationship developed also the near kiss between Berk and Jules in the greenhouse it was the perfect scene but it didn’t happen but honestly the romantic scene was set so perfectly. When their first kiss did finally happen I felt literal got chills, also the sex scenes in this book were hot. Like oh my god they were so sexy and have to admit if I had a boyfriend I would have had a pause in the book. I liked their relationship and the sexual tension between them was just high.

I love that she begins baking and it gets her confidence up, I also love that Berk builds her up at any opportunity as does everyone else around her and she begins to learn to love herself with help. I think that’s my one thing with this book not only do we have the relationship with Berk and Jules the stuff with Alexa and the family thing we also learning to love yourself and it’s the most important thing you could take for yourself to love yourself.

This whole book hit me in the feels I love that Jules repeated Berk’s speech to him about toxic people and decided to remove herself so she wasn’t in a position where she was in a toxic situation and as painful as that was for herself I love that she did it for herself.

This book had me crying it hit me in the feels so much and so far this is my favourite out of the series. It was great to begin the year with this series.

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The Second We Met – Maya Hughes

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Dear Jerk Across the Street, sorry for accidentally walking in on you and catching an eyeful of your—equipment. And hard pass on the open invitation to join you in the shower “anytime”, A-hole.

That’s the note I should’ve written. Instead I sent a pleasant and apologetic version. 

Had I known Phoenix “Nix” Russo would’ve been the neighbor from hell, I’d have told him right where he could shove my words. 

Nix is the big man on campus with everyone lined up at his games to make sure he knows it. Sure, he’s got piercing blue eyes, abs that don’t quit and a smile that could set fire to a set of panties from a hundred yards away, but he’s also the biggest pain in my ass.

Dear Pink-Haired Menace, learn how to take a joke and stop being such a kill-joy…

Elle Masterson called the cops on one of my parties—again. My sweet talking usually gets me out of trouble, but this time it got me into a nice pair of silver handcuffs. Now I’m on a reputation rehab tour with a stop at a spring break community service project. 

Guess who’s my new boss? 

Now we’re shoulder to shoulder, sweaty, tired and…she’s not anything like I expected. There might just be a heart under that hardass exterior. She’s invading my dreams and I can’t shake the feeling she’s the key to unlocking a piece of me that I’ve hidden away. 

It’s only a matter of time until she finds out why I’m really here.

Maybe I can break through her walls and into her heart before that happens…one screw at a time.

**The Second We Met is a standalone new adult romance** 

This book is the second book in the Fulton U series which can be read as a standalone but for me the only way to read these books is to read them in order, I read The Perfect First and it got me all excited for the next one and actually the whole series.

I really liked Elle from the moment we met her she took no shit from anyone although that also got her in trouble. When she wasn’t trying to help people and win the Huffington award she liked to call the police on her neighbour Nix when he holds parties.

Nix, boy does he know how to get under Elle’s skin but he also likes to annoy her slightly, after Elle gets him arrested Nix is forced to do reputation rehab by his dad. That gets him straight in the patch of Elle and she is now his boss.

Both of these two were at each other’s throat for a lot of this book and the moment when they finally build a bridge whilst building homes and I love that we had the change between them. I loved the tension between them especially the sexual tension and the moment it built and their first kiss it was legit chills.

I really liked Jules and oh my god when it was revealed that she was The Letter Girl leaving dirty letters to Berk honestly it made me so excited for their book which there will be a review coming for their book because honestly that book hit something different. Anyway back to this book.

I loved the theme through this book of not allowing Marissa to cook and their reaction to it every time makes me laugh. I also can’t wait for LJ and Marissa’s book.

I love Jules and Elle’s friendship it was just so sweet how they were there for each other especially when it came to heartbreak.

Nerf war that was a surprising thing in this book and I love it, I love that they had a nerf war where they had their first kiss and it was perfect. Honestly amazing. I just didn’t see that it would be their first kiss and it was so cute.

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The Perfect First – Maya Hughes

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“How long do you last in bed?” Those were her first words to me, swiftly followed up with, “And how big would you say you are?”

Persephone Alexander. Math genius. Lover of blazers. The only girl I know who can make Heidi braids look sexy as hell. And she’s on a mission. Lose her virginity by the end of the semester. 

I walked in on her interview session for potential candidates (who even does that?) and saw straight through her brave front. She’s got a list of Firsts to accomplish like she’s only got months to live. I’ve decided to be her guide for all her firsts except one. Someone’s got to keep her out of trouble. I have one rule, no sex. We even shook on it.

I’ll help her find the right guy for the job. Someone like her doesn’t need someone like me and my massive…baggage for her first time. 

Drinking at a bar. Check. 

Partying all night. Double check. 

Skinny dipping. Triple check. 

She’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met. The walls I’d put up around my heart are slowly crumbling with each touch that sets fire to my soul. 

I’m the first to bend the rules. One electrifying kiss changes everything and suddenly I don’t want to be her first, I want to be her only. But her plan was written before I came onto the scene and now I’m determined to get her to re-write her future with me. 

So this is not the first book I’ve read by Maya Hughes I read some of the Kings of Rittenhouse series which includes: Shameless King, Reckless King, and Ruthless King. I really need to finish that series which I do plan on doing this year. Anyway onto this book, I was really excited when Maya announced a new series because I love her work. I had high expectations.

Seph I felt really sorry for her when we learnt how she had been brought up and that she hadn’t made friends or didn’t really know how to interact with them my heart really broke for her. Although Seph was sassy, funny but she was also incredibly protective of herself and didn’t like to trust or rely on anyone else.

Reece is so cute and I loved him so much I also loved that he was willing to help Seph with her list and although he should have known better he was willing to do everything to help her.

I loved the idea of the list and Seph trying to do everything before she had to go and do what her dad wanted her to do. Seph just wanted to live her life before he dad controlled the rest of it and I loved Reece for helping her with it.

I really liked Reece and Seph’s relationship it was cute how fast he became obsessed with her and wanting to help her. The way their relationship built it was so cute the way they were there for each other. I love how fast they begin to fall for each other and finally give into what they were feeling.

I loved the side characters in this book, Nix, LJ, Berk they were just so lovely and it did make me excited for there stories I just love how supportive they all are for each other. Just supportive friend group. We also meet Alexa in this book which she begins to play a bigger part later in the series which I found very interesting.

I loved Reece’s family they were cute.

Also I feel like an honourable mention from this whole book was Reece’s gift which says ‘you are enough’ and honestly it was so cute and I loved that he did that for her and let her know that she is enough it filled me heart so much it was perfect.

I loved this book it had so many cute moments that Maya is definitely known for and it was a great start to the new series. Although the series is also ending (7/1/21) with the final book so I’m behind on posting reviews.