Title: A Gorgeous Villain
A St. Mary's Rebel's Romance
Author: Saffron A. Kent
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: June 3, 2021
Two years ago, Reed Jackson betrayed Calliope Thorne and broke her heart. So she stole his most prized possession – a white mustang – and drove it into the lake for revenge.
Now, Callie is stuck at a reform school while Reed is off at college, living his life without repercussions.
Until he comes back.
With him comes back all the feelings that Callie has been trying to bury: anger and heartbreak.
But most of all, desire. At the sight of his beautiful but lying lips and his gunmetal gray eyes that still taunt and smolder when he looks at her.
Whatever though. It's not as if Callie is ever going to fall for her ex-boyfriend again. Or let him corner her in a bar one night and touch her, kiss her…
Neither is she going to kiss him back. Or worse, sleep with him.
Because that would make her naïve and foolish.
Oh, and also pregnant.
And there's no way Callie is ever going to get pregnant at eighteen and with Reed's baby, no less. The guy she hates.
The guy who taught her all about heartbreak. Who might look like a gorgeous hero but really is the villain of her story.
Note: This is a STANDALONE novel set in the world of St. Mary’s. There is no cheating in this book.
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Final Score - 4 Stars!
Warning: You will need to read the short novella that was released before reading The Gorgeous Villain - as it explains the backstory of Reed & Callie.
Reed Roman Jackson - he is most definitely a villain, of sorts. Even when he was warning Callie away, she was like a moth caught with his flame and could not escape him. I don't blame the poor girl - I was even screaming in my head "Give him one more chance". Callie just could not make up her mind at times and when she did she realized certain truths that were hard for her to swallow. These two just could not get it together. But what's that saying?
The path to truth love never runs smooth
It’s taken me a sometime to give a full review - because even though I really enjoyed this book - some elements left me feeling as I was reading another book. I loved Salem & Arrow's story and the seeds that were planted with reference to Callie and Reed in My Darling Arrow had me salivating to read this story.
Now, I am a fan to the end of this author, and I'm very much looking forward to the next book in this series, but - I don't know. I'm still feeling Eh? What did I just read? Maybe I didn't click with this book as I have in the past with her others, but it was still a good read. Just - those repetitive phrases that were used, reminded me of that more popular book everyone's read. It was distracting and IMO took away the full impact of my enjoyment & from connecting with this book the way I wanted to.
In any case, I can't wait to read Bronwyn's story - that has me tingling!
Saffron A. Kent is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Contemporary and New Adult romance.
She has an MFA in Creative Writing and she lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, along with a million and one books.
She also blogs. Her musings related to life, writing, books and everything in between can be found in her JOURNAL on her website (www.thesaffronkent.com)