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Review – We Will Reign by Rachel Leigh

We Will Reign; Wicked Boys of BCU #1
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: March 10, 2023

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Dark/Suspense/Intrigue/Antihero/Secret Society/Reverse Harem Romance

Author: Rachel Leigh

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars


What a reading rush!! Riley Cross has her hands full with this harem and I’m so here for it!!

Where Riley is night and day different from her best friend Scar, the men who fall for Riley are just as extreme. This is Riley’s first year at university, and like many students, she’s feeling the shift and change that that milestone brings. What she didn’t factor in is the guilt that followed her from what happened while she was protecting her friends while they were at the Academy, nor the aloneness that plagues her as she watches everyone around her fall in love. Is it karma that the most intense man begins to stalk her? It’s not the relationship she was after, nor the deep love affair she wanted when his intense gaze burns from afar everywhere she goes, but he never says a word to her when she’s close. Riley begins to believe she’s broken and my heart ached for what she desires…to be wanted, to be needed, to be loved.

Ridge is her obsessive, psychotic stalker and he is a fascinating character to say the least. He is definitely an antihero who is unapologetic of everything he does, intense to the extreme, yet he is protective, territorial, and weirdly loving in his own way when it comes to Riley. Is everything he does for her right? In his mind, yes, and at the end of the day that is what his obsession is all about. There were so many unique and dark facets to his character that I loved unraveling and I can’t wait to dig even deeper as this storyline progresses.

Maddox is the shiny, take home to meet your parents, guy and this is the boy that Riley gravitates towards in the light, even when her dark side reaches out for Ridge in the dark. I also have a feeling of, don’t let Maddox’s pretty boy shine fool you, that we’ve only scratched the surface with him and I can’t wait to find out more of his backstory, especially since he seems like the stabilizer between Ridge and Lev.

Now Lev…this book just scratches the surface and OMG…he’s one scary dude. If you thought Neo was the ultimate big, bad nightmare…Lev has nothing on him. Lev is apathetic and cruel a combination that gave me chills every single time he interacted with Riley. There is a story behind why he is the way he is and I can’t wait to crack him open and find out that very reason, bring on the goosebumps.

I couldn’t put this book down once I began and I now can’t wait to dive back in for more. This is a very dark book, but I loved where the story went, just be prepared if those triggers aren’t your jam.

Enrolling at BCU was supposed to be my chance at freedom.
An escape from my parents who insist I follow in their footsteps as a Guardian of the Society.
Keep the members safe—that’s what I’m supposed to do.
But how can I safeguard the students when I can’t even protect myself?
Someone has been watching me.
His eyes burn into my soul like a branding iron. At night, he haunts my dreams and transforms them into nightmares.
And sometimes when I wake, he’s there.
Standing at the foot of my bed in awe of my existence.

He isn’t the one I fear most, though.
His best friends—Maddox and Lev— have their eyes on me, too.
Only their obsession runs deeper than Ridge’s and I fear if I fall under their thumbs, I won’t make it out of here alive.

There once was a sicko who lurked in the mist.
He preyed on my soul baring a closed iron fist.
His stare made me itch while his eyes locked me under his spell.
But taking his hand may be my only escape from this hell.

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Blog Tour – Lies of My Monster by Rina Kent

Lies of My Monster by Rina Kent is now live!

From the USA Today bestselling author Rina Kent comes a new dark mafia romance.

In our brutal world, there’s no such thing as the truth.
Lies overflow until they become a reality.
But I’m determined to uncover what happened to my family.
One problem, though.
My monster, Kirill.
We are not the same anymore.
It’s become hard to trust one another.
But it’s downright impossible to stay away from each other.
It’s mad, chaotic, and wrong, but it’s us.
And we might have to pay for it with blood.

This book is part of a trilogy and can’t be read on its own.
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Narrated by: Sebastian York & Brooke Daniels


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Meet Rina

Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance.

Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food. However, she likes to think she’s a romantic at heart in some way, so don’t kill her hopes just yet.

Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion.

Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together.

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Blog Tour – To Save a Mate by Poppy Ireland


To Save a Mate by Poppy Ireland is now LIVE!

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About To Save a Mate

Welcome back to Redwood University, where a power-hungry shifter wants to rule them all; and those strong enough to stand up to him must fight.

I tried to flee Redwood University, but when my father was kidnapped by a ruthless alpha, I was forced to submit. With a broken heart and wounded pride, I reluctantly followed his demands–if only to keep my father alive.

There’s danger lurking around every corner, and since Alexei crushed my heart in his fist, I sought an alliance with the vampires, fae, and witches instead.

Alexei is furious, jealous, and possessive. But despite everything, I still ache for him.

But the future alpha made his choice. No matter what he says, I can’t wait for a mate that won’t stand by my side. I just wish my heart would get with the program.

Because there’s an unknown power simmering in my veins, and a mystery I’m on the verge of cracking. I don’t know what the future holds, but I do know that Alpha Jones will do anything to gain more control, and that’s one thing I can never allow to happen.

So, if Alexei won’t save me from his father, then I’lll save myself.

*To Save a Mate is the second book in the Redwood University Trilogy. It cannot be read as a standalone and ends in a cliffhanger. If possessive heroes, who occasionally turn into wolves, and sassy, headstrong heroines are your jam, you’ve come to the right place. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the continuation of this exciting paranormal story.

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About Poppy Ireland

Poppy Ireland is an author of paranormal and fantasy romance. She is the fictional brainchild of two longtime friends and USA Today Bestselling Authors who like to use their freaky mind melding powers to write spicy romantasy stories that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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