Book Review: The Peer and the Puppet

Book Review: The Peer and the Puppet
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Blurb

THE PUPPET

Borrow the bike. Win the race. Collect the cash. It should’ve been an easy job. Ran out of town with a broken leg and a lawsuit, my mother’s latest flame swoops in like a knight in gilded armor. Blackwood Keep is a place I don’t belong, and I’m not the only one who knows. To the boy across the hall, my savior’s only son, I’m a stray looking for a bone.

He’s lord of the manor.
King of the academy.
And number one on my shit list.

THE PEER

I have no intentions of becoming a happy family with the social climber and her wild daughter. A bottle of Jameson and a cracked skull gets my problem shipped to reform school, but I didn’t bank on her returning.

Four’s out to get even, and she almost had the perfect plan: expose the privileged kid moonlighting as a gangbanger. She’s smart, but she’ll have to be smarter. Sending her away won’t be good enough this time. I’m going to have to tame the little troublemaker. To the girl across the hall, the one without a name, I’m nothing without my silver spoon.

She’s lady of the trailer park.
Queen of the swamps.
And my new favorite pastime.

The Peer and the Puppet is an interconnected standalone and book one of a complete series. The plot introduced continues in the following novels. Content suitable for 18+.


The Peer and the Puppet by BB Reid: This was one of the first bully romance books that I read. I remember reading it and just wanting more! This book was the start of my love for bully/step brother romance books. While the Peer, Ever, isn’t exactly Four’s stepbrother, they do end up living together. Those first few chapters were just crazy! I love that Four takes no shit and pushes back at every turn. She can ride a bike, make casual clothes look sexy, and bring back life into Ever. She loves to push his buttons by never doing what he wants and of course, that just gets him all hot for her. This book has soo many steamy scenes! This book has the twists, drama, steam, it has everything! Perfect book to start your bully romance start. I wanted to strangle Four more than once myself for always going back to Ever, but how can she not, their names combined make FOUREVER! Hour cute is that! I love that BB Reid has continued the story in more standalones with flashes of past characters and can’t wait to see how their stories turn out!

Author Spotlight: Kat Ransom

Author Spotlight: Kat Ransom
  • This week we got to speak with author Kat Ransom. Kat writes some epic fast burns about formula 1 racing. There are currently three books out on Kindle Unlimited with a fourth on its way. Her books have been described as sexy, sassy, and hot! If you ever wanted to read a fast, fast burn, check out Fast & Hard, it will get you all started!

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  • Q: What got you into witting? A: I’ve always been a ‘writer’ but it’s only now that I believe it. When I was a child, I made a magazine about cats and dogs in my area and distributed it to the neighbors each month. I was first published in high school. My college professors told me I was a writer. I never believed them, never thought I was any good, never thought it was a viable career choice. I started The Fast Series as a personal project and now, in hindsight, I kick myself for letting those inner voices win!
  1. Q: What is your favorite book/series of yours? A: I’ve had fun with all of them but, right now, I’m partial to Fast & Hot. Fast & Wild drops this month and I’m proud of that one, too, but Dante’s book was just so much fun to write.
  1. Q: Why write formula 1 stories vs others? A: I’ve been an F1 fan for years, never miss a race. I’ve been to races all over the world so I love incorporating my own F1 travel experiences into the storylines. I crush on several of the real drivers and I was shocked when I could not find any books about the sport. So, I figured, why not see if there are other readers out there who are also looking for fast cars and hot guys?
  1. Q: What is your favorite character from your books? A: Gah, I love all of my heroes for different reasons. I fall in love with them and struggle with moving on to writing a new book when their story is over. Currently, my favorite characters are Brodie and Mila, who readers will meet in Fast & Wild this month. Mila is a total badass and Brodie is strong enough to let her shine.
  1. Q: How did you come up with the characters from the series? A: You know what they say–write what you know. There’s a part of me in each of my characters, their struggles, the inner workings of their minds. There’s a part of my husband in each of the heroes, too–particularly the sarcastic, funny side. He’s a great muse. I also do an obscene amount of research to delve into the minds of the characters I create. I’m sure I’m on an FBI watchlist for my internet search history.
  1. Q: What is the most difficult thing about writing? A: Getting into the right head space. Some days the words just come and I can bang out 20,000 words. Other days, I stare at my monitor and struggle to make a single sentence. I wish I could figure out the rhyme and reason for it.
  1. Q: Any recommendations for someone looking to get into writing? A: Don’t listen to your evil inner voices telling you that you are not a writer! Anyone can self-publish these days. There is no reason not to try.
  1. Q: What is your favorite writing spot? A: Fast & Wild was written almost entirely from my bed, on my laptop. There were days I did not leave the bedroom and my husband brought me snacks to sustain life because when the words come, I need to get them down. I’m not a person who can write at a coffee shop or in public, though. I need solitude and headphones to drown out everything else.
  1. Q: What is your favorite vacation spot? A: My favorite places in the world, which won’t surprise readers, are Prague, Iceland, and Dublin. When we’re all past coronavirus, my first stop will be a Dublin pub.
  1. Q: What is your favorite food? A: I am a shameless candy addict. I have zero self-control when it comes to Skittles. 
  1. Q: What is coming next from you? A: Fast & Wild drops on April 24th and I am working on a new series right now. That series will feature the Donington F1 Racing team. Tentatively, I also have a series planned after that for the naughty Irish brothers of one of the new characters.

Thank you again Kat! Check out our Fast & Hard review here!

Book Review: Sweet Obsession

Book Review: Sweet Obsession
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Blurb

I saved his life.
Now he’s invaded mine.

Two years ago, a split-second decision changed everything. I risked my life for a man I didn’t even know and nearly died for it.

I’ve tried to forget him. To forget that whole night.

But he hasn’t forgotten me.
He’s been watching.
Obsessing.
Craving.

And when he crashes back into my life like a wrecking ball, accompanied by two dark shadows—men he calls his brothers—the life I’ve been trying to rebuild for myself shatters into a thousand sharp-edged pieces.

He believes our souls are bound by blood, and he’s come back to claim what’s his.

Two years ago, I saved Marcus Constantine’s life.

Now I wish I hadn’t.

This is the first book in the Ruthless Games series, a new adult reverse harem romance. It contains bully elements, sexual situations, violence, and dark subject matter. Please venture between these pages at your own discretion.

Sweet Obsession is part of a series and is NOT a standalone.


Well I always love Callie Rose and her amazinness, and this new book. Sweet Obsession, just proves that. This book is EVERYTHING! I love that our MC has a little bit of a disability that doesn’t hinder her at all. She owns it and everything that is thrown at her. There are so many twists that I just weren’t expecting but loved.

Ryland, Marcus, Theo & Ayla are some characters that you will def. need to get to know! And not everyone loves are sweet-kick-butt Ayla either. I like it when a main guy doesn’t like the MC at first and fights the whole way. This book holds a lot of secrets and a stalker mentality. But Ayla doesn’t let the nightclub incident hold her back. She learned from it and it made her a stronger person. Maybe a more standoffish person, but who doesn’t like a good MC who can literally kick your ass in a sparring match? 

Ayla has had a troubled past being bounced around the system and we get bits and pieces of what happened with her adopted family but not the whole story. We know that she lives alone and in comes the bully queen who is jealous that she was adopted over her and it looks like she will make her life hell because of it. And OH DOES she ever! So much mystery and drama!

So hot! And the scenes! I give this a 5 out of 5 on my sizzle factor!!! So Hot! But the cliffhanger, of course…drama, drama, drama! BOOO! Can’t wait! Sorry for excessive !!!!….it’s just that good 😀

Sizzle Factor: 5 out of 5

Author Spotlight: J. Bree

Author Spotlight: J. Bree
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This week our Author Spolight is from J. Bree, the extremely talented Hannaford prep queen. J. Bree just finished up her first series with To the End: Hannaford Prep Year Four. If you haven’t started this series yet, you need to! A few spin off series are in the works and you won’t want to miss out on what happens! This is definitively an upcoming author that you will want to keep your eye on!

Onto the Questions! Thank you again J. Bree for answering our questions! We really appreciate it!

Q: What got you into witting? A: I am a voracious reader and daydreamer, there has never been a time in my life that I haven’t been tinkering with an idea.

Q: What is your favorite book/series of yours? A: This question is too hard to answer because I have HUNDREDS of favorite books lol.

Q: Why write high school bully romance stories vs others? A: I had the characters in my mind for a while and the ghost of an idea and then I read three books that helped me figure it all out: the Rich Boys of Burberry Prep series by CM Stunich, The Rebel of Raleigh High by Callie Hart, and Broken Wings by Tate James and Jaymin Eve. 

Q: What is your favorite character from your books? (Or another book/series) A:  My favorite characters change depending on who I’m writing but if I HAD to choose I would say either Lips or Nate. They are very interesting to play with, I love the ride or die, no prisoners, cutthroat ways they both have.

Q: How did you come up with the characters from the Hannaford prep series? A: Characters always walk into my head and take it over. That’s just a part of my process, I can’t explain it lol.

Q: What is the most difficult thing about writing? About writing bully romance? A: Time is always the hardest thing. I have two under four so finding time is always hard. I have a lot of time to think thing through though so when I do finally get to sit at my laptop I can usually knock out a couple of chapters very quickly.

Q: Any recommendations for someone looking to get into writing? A: Read a lot and read critically. What do you like, what have the authors done well, what would you do differently. I ask this in every book I read.

Q: What is your favorite vacation spot? A: In my writing cave while my kids are out lol.

Q: What is your favorite food? A:  Melbourne, in another life I’d live there.

Q: What is your favorite food? A: Chocolate, I’m a total whore for chocolate.

Q:What is coming next from you? A: The Butcher of the Bay Part I, Illi and Odie’s backstory. I’m very excited to share it with my readers

-Jacq and Jess

Click here for our review on Just Drop Out: Hannaford Prep Year One!

Check out how Just Drop Out ranked in our Top Ten Reverse Harems from 2019 here!

Book Review: Boys of Brayshaw High

Book Review: Boys of Brayshaw High
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Blurb

“Girls like you aren’t exactly welcomed at a place like this, so keep your head down and look the other way.”

Those were the exact words of my social worker when she dropped me in my newest hellhole, a place for “troubled teens”.

I didn’t listen, and now I’m on their radar.

They expect me to play along in their games of hierarchy, to fall in line in the social order they’ve deemed me fit.

Too bad for them, I don’t follow rules.
Too bad for me, they’re determined to make sure I do.

Inconceivably attractive and treated like kings…these are the boys of Brayshaw High.

And I’m the girl who got in their way.


Boys of Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy is fast paced and hot! This is the first book in the Braydshaw high series with all 3 out. This was a re-read for me, I had to wait until all 3 were out because I hate book hangovers!

High school bully romances always get the feels going. You are right along the main character with every mean and hateful thing that is done to them. You let the tears slide even though they don’t. This is how you know a book will be great. When there is so much emotion that you realize it is 3am and you have been reading for the past 5 hours.

Raven has been taken out of her “home”. Not that she ever called it that. She is fierce and does things her own way. She is thrown into the Brady house with other delinquents. She is a take no shit from no one type of girl who stands up for what is right, even if it gets her into more trouble.

The boys – Maddoc, Royce & Captain – run this high school, this town and won’t let a trailer trash girl bring them down. They are way out of their league.

Now for the romance part! I at first want to say this is a slow to medium burn, but when it gets hot…dam it is hot, so we can just say fast burn! To top it off, the good parts start out in the woods, don’t they all?

Raven and the boys end up sneaking into another kids cabin, they come close to getting caught and end up in the dark. For most people this would be fine. But Raven has a fear of the dark. The boys need to think fast to keep her under control and from blowing the whole thing. This is where it gets steamy, touching and kissing…and a bit more. Now this isn’t a reverse harem book, but you definitely get all 3 boys for the price of one.

Meagan builds a fantastic world for Raven to fight her way out, only to be pulled back in again and again by the boys. Raven only trusts herself, the boys only trust in each other, they all must learn trust in one another.

I give this a 5 on the steamy factor. While the good stuff doesn’t start right away it does make up for it by the end.

-Jess

Sizzle Factor: 5 out of 5

Author Spotlight: Skylar Kingsley

Author Spotlight: Skylar Kingsley

This week we got to speak with author Skyler Kingsley. Thank you for answering our questions! We know that authors have busy lives and we appreciate being able to ask some questions and have a little fun! Skylar is currently working on book two of the Orion Protection Series. Skylar writes humorous characters along with some very steamy scenes. Her books include action, drama, thrills and some hot marines! We love that she used a real marine for the cover photo and took the pictures herself! Check out our book review here

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Q: What got you into writing? A: I’ve been writing poetry since I was in the 4th grade. However, though my dream was to write a novel, I never prioritized writing in my life. After graduating from law school I felt as if my creativity had been stifled by analytical writing. Law school was the catalyst behind my writing because it helped me understand how much I needed to express my creative side. Once I committed to writing the Orion Protection Series, I couldn’t stop. I’d go to sleep dreaming up the next chapter and wake at 5 AM to type it out before my kids woke up.

Q: How do you keep your story straight/organized? A: I type notes on the side and re-read what I wrote. I’ve tried a more detailed outline, but an informal organization works best for me.

Q: What is your favorite character from your book? A: At the moment I’m in love with Mia, the heroine in Stripped: Book 2 in the Orion Protection Series. However, Logan will always have the biggest piece of my heart. I gave him several of my husband’s attributes. I’ll let you guess which ones.

Q: What is the most difficult thing about writing? A: The most difficult aspect of writing is time management. I work a job, have three young girls, coach soccer, skate on the Okinawa Roller Derby Team and am working on my next novel. It’s difficult some days and I’m forced to be creative about my time.

Q: Any recommendations for someone looking into writing? A: Sit down and start. Write a little every day. Start with 500 words a day and work your way up to bigger daily word counts. The key is to write a little every day. Before you know it, you’ll have the first draft. Also, find yourself a supportive writing community. Cheer each other on and celebrate accomplishments together.

Q: What is your favorite writing spot? A: I love to write next to a window when it’s raining. I live in Okinawa, Japan and we get quite a bit of rain here. Truthfully, if my kids are distracted, I’ve been known to sit on the kitchen floor to avoid being seen. I type as quickly as possible until they find me. I will literally write anywhere I can.

Q: What is your favorite vacation spot? A: I love anything with mountains and lakes. I love Lake Tahoe (I’m from the Tahoe/Reno area) and I adore Colorado.

Q: What is your favorite food? A: I love breakfast burritos. I eat them for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Q: What is your favorite book/series? A: I fell in love with the “Song of the Lioness” series by Tamora Pierce as a kid. Her books helped me realize how beautiful it is to create a world in the mind of another.

Q: What is coming next from you? A: I am currently working on Stripped: Book 2 in the Orion Protection Series. I use real Marines on my covers and do the photoshoots myself, so I’m putting that altogether for the readers. It’s a big project but it’s going to blow you away- I promise.