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Updated: Apr 16, 2022

“I’m not the girl who runs; I’m the one who hangs around to see how many heads I can make roll. I’m the girl who seeks it out. I’m that bitch. The one who guys like this need to watch out for.”

Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5/5

Spice Rating: 8/10

Characters: 9/10

Atmosphere: 9/10

Writing: 8.5/10

Plot: 8.5/10

Intrigue: 9/10

Logic: 8.5/10

Enjoyment: 9/10

Hero: Dante (Carver), Cruz, Hunter (King) & Grayson

Heroine: Winter

Cliff-hanger: Yes

Triggers: Violence, Sexual Assault, Sex Trafficking

Pages: 452

Style: Enemies to Lovers, Dark, Contemporary, Reverse Harem, High School Romance

This is my first read from Sheridan Anne, I was immediately drawn in from the blurb and it certainly didn’t disappoint.

Finding out this is her first reverse harem is amazing, she has done an incredible job.

I really enjoyed reading from Winter’s perspective. She is a strong and badass lead that takes no shit, and I absolutely love that although she is tough, we still see her vulnerabilities shine through at times.

The world-building was done well, and the little bits of information on the ‘secret society’ aspect was perfectly sprinkled in for the story to evolve, but still left you with questions and wanting more.

I really like that not all the boys are on board with being with/around Winter. A lot of reverse harems rush to get all the heroes interested in the Heroine, so I like that it’s clear we are going to have a long road ahead to get them all involved. Oh, the angst!!

My only critique would be the pacing of the story at the start, especially with the relationships, it is slightly unrealistic that a lot of this drama unfolds in the space of a month. Overall, this didn’t affect the enjoyment factor for me, it’s just something worth mentioning as I know it does bother some readers.

There is plenty of action and twists and turns to keep you guessing in this one, and my god that cliff-hanger!!! I absolutely can’t wait to see what unfolds, and how the story will develop in book 2 - Damaged!

“You can’t fuck with someone who has nothing to lose, but a guy like you who holds the whole world in the palm of his hands, yeah, a guy like that might just crumble.”

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