Fucking hot Yep that is exactly what this book was It ended on a cliffy Thank goodness I have the second one When I started this book I couldn t believe I was reading about 17 and 18 year olds The Rydeville High school is ruled by the Elite, which consists of Abby and her twin Drew, Trent, and Charlie They are considered the rich and powerful Now Abby may be part of the Elite, but she doesn t have much say She is expected to listen and act accordingly Most of the Elite, are already arranged to be married And Trent, the dude Abby is supposed to marry, he really tops the asshole cake Not wanting to give any of herself to her fiancee , she decides to give her innocence to a strangera savior of sorts Someone she chose for herselfa moment she will always hold dear There is not much else she can do thoughshe is stuck in the life she was born in She doesn t know that everything she knows is about to changeand she will come face to face with her savior again Will he still be her savior though I love high school settings, and when they have bullies in themeven better I was a bit confused when I started this one though For a minute I thought they were all much older, but then I figured they were just that screwed up I can t imagine my parents just giving me away in marriage because of family business and status As much as Abby was stuck, she still tried to be as strong as she could be I really admired her and I can t wait to see what is gonna happen next Fair warning.we ve got another cliffy right here An ARC was provided to in exchange for an honest review The current trend obsession, even in romance really confuses me In my mind, bullying does not result in love It does not matter how people try to justify this, my personal experience has made it impossible to put the two aspects together in my mind I have physical and emotional scars from years of bullying, to this day it still influences my thoughts and decisions, and I cannot imagine how I could have ever fallen for a bully.In fact, when I stop and think about it I can come up with the moment that most bully romances would have turned into the moment where my feelings changed There was one time, when I was sitting in the reception covered in blood following another incident in which I was badly injured and one of the guys who d been bullying me walked by He hadn t been there at the time of the injury, but when he walked by, he stopped and looked at me I was a mess and he came over and helped me clean up the blood from my face and helped remove the stones from my hair In the books, this is where my heart would have turned to mush Instead, I was terrified he was going to do something else to me.I was terrified he was going to do something else to me, that he was there to gloat Even when he made it clear he did not agree with what had happened, I did not believe him I viewed it as some twisted part of the game they were playing after all, similar things had happened before and I was on edge the entire time In retrospect I can see it was a turning point for him he was never involved in any of the later injuries I received, and he made a point of checking on me when they were really bad but during the rest of my time at school I continued to be fearful of what he would do as I did not believe it to be a real change.I understand how easy it is to confuse emotions, I understand the science of misplaced attraction, but I find it impossible to believe someone can do a complete one eighty towards someone responsible for so much pain in their life It s years later and my scars have not healed The physical scars are faded and I lie about how I received some of them, unwilling to share the true stories behind the scars The other physical injuries are mostly a thing of the past although the time they destroyed my ankle will be a constant reminder of the things that happened to me, as I ve ended up in hospital as a result of the injury almost yearly since the event The emotional scars will never heal, as to this day I do not trust people when they are nice to me and there is the constant worry of what they re planning to do to me.Despite all of this, Siobhan Davis is an author I ll always read She has a way of convincing me to try new things and usually has me falling in love with things I did not expect to love The fact the Kyler arc of the Kennedy Boys series is considered a bully romance had me believing the Rydeville High Elite series would wow me in the same way After all, I do not consider the Kyler arc a bully romance Sure, he was an a hole, but it was not a typical case of bullying Thus, I was eager for Cruel Intentions.Throughout Cruel Intentions my feelings were mixed There were times when I enjoyed the story, times when I was indifferent to the story, and times where I was finding it difficult to get into the story Despite my feelings towards the bully romance trend, my issue was not in that My issue was in how the book seemed to be trying too hard Things were taken to extremes and focused upon trying to create a shock effect, which took away from the story unfolding Things were dramatic and over the top, and I could not get on board with these things It just wasn t doing anything for me.However, when things were focused upon moving the story forward I was enjoying myself There was plenty to come together, and it was interesting to watch the way things unfolded Only, these aspects did not remain We regularly returned to being overly dramatic and I was pulled back towards my indifferent state Add in the fact I did not feel the romance between the two characters we were constantly told there was chemistry between them rather than being shown the depth of the chemistry between them and I was surprised by Cruel Intentions.It had the potential to be another winner from Siobhan Davis, another book capable of changing my mind, yet it didn t do what I had hoped I was addicted, as I always am with the author s work, but it was lacking in the things that usually leave me obsessed with a Siobhan Davis novel I wanted depth for the romance, not depth in the overly dramatic elite story Sure, the elite storyline was important but I got tired of watching excess drama play out, especially with how I wanted the main storyline to progress and develop.Don t get me wrong, this was addictive, it simply wasn t all I d hoped it would be It s a three point five star rating rather than the high rating Siobhan Davis usually pulls from me, but it certainly has me wanting to see what comes next I m not desperate in the way I have been with other Siobhan Davis cliff hangers, but I m certainly curious.I know I m in the minority with this one, as everyone else seems to have been wowed, but I expected from this than I was given My fingers are crossed book two gives me the usual Siobhan Davis feels. KINDLE COUNTDOWN DEAL Grab the ebook for only 0.99 Oct 1 8th on and.co.uk only.US a sample I was given an ARC in exchange for honest review I hate having to post this because now I ll probably be off the review team and that sucks But I will ALWAYS be honest with my thoughts and opinions I ve only read one other book by this author and I really enjoyed it It was a cute new adult romance that I really need to reread because I liked it But this one I have two hard limits when it comes to books Cheating and drugs Drugs are used so much that my three strike rule went out the window at 17% into the book Which sucks, I still kept reading because I felt it was my duty but I knew then and there is was going to get a bad rating That s not it though, the characters they are all freaking awful Every Single One There were no characters in this story I enjoyed or related to They were all so nasty and mean to each other I think this book was trying to be like Paper Princess or Punk 57 but it failed horribly The main girl we follow, whose name I ve already banished from my mind, is trapped in this marriage to be because her father is an elite bastard who should have his kids taken away and be locked in prison He lets his best friend the father of her fiancee grope his daughter freaking walks in on her and doesn t even care It was vile and nasty Now normally, I like sex it my books, makes it feel real but this was overkill Every little thing was about sex or they were talking about sex There was even a scene where the MC is being pushed against a tree and things went down in front of the whole group, orgies, violence, just rather disgusting dialogue this book has it all Her brother doesn t give a crap that his twin sister s fiancee is abusive to her Just tells her to open up to him Everyone just wants to sleep with the MC That s it No one cares about each other just sex The writing is really good, I found one continuity error that I m sure will be fixed in the final version, so that s not a big deal at all Honestly, while this book is not for me It maybe for you, so give it a go if it sounds interesting to you I hope you get from it than I did. 5 WHOA CROWNSI don t even know what I just read I do That is my hyperbolic nature coming out, but my mind is jumbled mess Honestly What The new elite, what can I say I love them Should I Probably not, but I don t care I do My rebel heart loves them Jackson with his playboy heart, Cam with his moodiness, and Sawyer with his stoic, yet ethical soul I LOVE THEM They are deplorable at times, but there are also moments that show their heart and those are the one I cling to The old elite, well, I love some of them, but like the heroine, I m not quite sure who is trustworthy They are corrupt and vile and have messed up values, but when you are raised by the corrupt, what do you expect I do hope the ones that seem good remain so, but I m not holding my breath.The chemistry between Cam and Abby is straight up FIRE I have no other words for it Is he always kind No, this is a bully romance There are a lot of moments where my heart broke for Abby, but she is a fighter, even if there are times when she has to bite her tongue and take it She has gumption and I love that in a heroine This story utterly captivated me I couldn t put it down You know the kind of story where you read a page a stop light, hide from your kids so you can read uninterrupted That was this I m dying for the next book, and I m not even done processing this one If you love a bully romance, you NEED THIS BOOK Five amazing stars for Abby and Cam This is the first book I ve read by Siobhan Davis and OMG this is one the best book that I ve read this year I really love Siobhan s writing style because this book was so easy to read and it s a page turner.Before this one, I didn t read a dark romance with bully trope so I think from now on because of Cruel Intentions I will start reading this genre.This was one of the books which you need to read all night because you need to know what happens next Abby and Cam are very complex characters Their relationship isn t like the ones you can find in fairy tales They hate each other There is no respect because in fact they enemies Because they belong to the two different kinds of the elite The end was so unexpected, I was like What happened right now And yes, there is a cliffhanger in the end So, right now I need to wait to find out what happened to Abby.P S I can t wait for the second book in this series and I need it right now I really hate cliffhangers in the books.Highly recommended And that s how it done, Son WOWZERThe romance world has been saturated with bully books recently Some have been AH MAY ZINNNG Some, not so much When this trope is done well, I can t get enough of it, but lately I ve been picking up some BR books that have just fallen flat, mainly because there has been nothing new in them, so with every new release, I tend not to get too excited about them any, purely to avoid any disappointment So, I one clicked CRUEL INTENTIONS and tried to keep my expectations low I m not gonna lie, I read the early reviews and spoke to some friends who warned me of some potential triggers, but since I can read pretty much anything without being shocked, I dived straight in Let me just say Camthat dude gave me fucking whiplash and my messages to one of my girls can attest to this One minute I was like Jenny, I LUUURVE Cam then minutes later I was sending her angry emojis and swearing blind that I hated him The other guys, Jackson and Sawyer, I loved Jackson was a dick, but a lovable oneand Sawyer was the strong silent type At times, the three of them were truly vile to Abbybut nothing they did could compare to what she had to deal with from her father and fianc Trent They were absolutely disgusting, and there was a certain part of the story that had me feeling a little queasy Abbynow that girl was FIERCE I love a strong heroine, and she was the epitome of this She had to deal with so much shit, but she always stood up for herself and was just kickass at times she was so broken and my heart hurt for her but she always held her head high and came back twice as determined There were so many twists and turns in this story, and I didn t see half of them coming The writing was fast paced and had me on the edge of my seat on than one occasion I was seconds away from launching my kindle out the nearest window CRUEL INTENTIONS definitely had that shock factor, and ended on one helluva cliffhanger, I m honestly not sure that I have the patience to wait for book two.If you are a fan of bully romance books, then I can t recommend this one highly enough, it s certainly going to be on my top reads list for this year. You re Camden Marshall, I whisper, struggling to breathe above the panic running riot inside me Yes, Abigail He spits my name out like it pains him to speak it And we need to talk Elites Trent, Charlie, Drew and his twin sister Abigail rule the hallways of Rydeville High In the world of the filthy rich and ruthless, prearranged marriages are a must Thus Abigail is already engaged to Trent and she cannot do anything about it Her future is pretty much predetermined Abigail hates her life, hates her disgusting fianc and hates her father She even suspects that he is responsible for her mother death During her weakest moment of her life, she decides to give her precious virginity to a total stranger.Soon after that at Rydeville High, three new boys appear They are cool, goodlooking, not backing out and are ready to party These boys come from families with new money and obviously they want to become the new school elites.Abigail has the biggest surprise in her life when she realises that one of them is the strange boy that saved her and slept with her But now he blackmails her The ruthless bastard It s been a while since I read such a great book with high school bullying that involves so much angst and edgy romance.Loved it I am looking forward to next book. In The Power Struggle Between Two Elite Groups, One Feisty Girl Will Bring Them To Their KneesLife Is A Cruel Game Where Only The Most Ruthless Survive It S A Truth My Mother Rebelled Against, And She Paid For It With Her Life Now, I Play Their Game Publicly Accepting The Destiny That Lies In Wait For Me When I Turn Eighteen But, Behind Closed Doors, I Plot My Escape Trent, Charlie, And My Twin, Drew, Rule The Hallways Of Rydeville High With Arrogance And An Iron Fist I Execute My Role Perfectly, Hating Every Second, But They Never Let Me Forget My Place In This World Everyone Obeys The Rules They Have For Generations Because Our Families Have Always Been In Control Until Cam, Sawyer, And Jackson Show Up Throwing Their New Money Around Challenging The Status Quo Setting Hearts Racing With Their Gorgeous Faces, Hot Bodies, And Bad Boy Attitudes Battle Lines Are Drawn Sides Are Taken And I M Trapped In The Middle, Because I Made A Mistake One Fateful Night When I Gave My V Card To A Stranger In A Blatant F You To My Fianc I Thought It Was The One Thing I Owned A Precious Memory To Carry Me Through Each Dark Day I Couldn T Have Been Wrong Because The Stranger Was Camden Marshall, Leader Of The New Elite And My Perpetual Tormenter He Hates Me With A Passion Unrivaled, And He Won T Be The Only One Fire Will Rain Down If The Truth Is Revealed, Threatening Alliances, And The Power Struggle Will Turn Vicious My Life Will Hang In The Balance But I Ll Be Ready, And I M Not Going Down Without A Fight Due To Mature Content And Themes This Book Is Recommended To Readers Eighteen And Over.