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The BEGINNING of the Rydeville High Elite series, Cruel Intentions by Siobhan Davis is LIVE! Check out my review and grab your copy today! Don’t forget to preorder book two, Twisted Betrayal!

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Rydeville High Elite Book #1

Cruel Intentions

By: Siobhan Davis

Genre: YA, Romance, Dark-ish

Release Date: June. 10, 2019

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In the power struggle between two elite groups, one feisty girl will bring them to their knees…

Life 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 fiancé.

I thought it was the one thing I owned. A precious memory to carry me through each dark day.

I couldn’t have been more 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.

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My Review


In the power struggle between two elite groups, one feisty girl will bring them to their knees…

Cruel Intentions by Siobhan Davis is a new young adult bully romance, with a dark-ish theme. I absolutely LOVE bully romances, especially young adult or new adult, so when I found out the legendary Siobhan was releasing one, I jumped on the chance to review! If Cruel Intentions is any indication of how the rest of the Rydeville High Elite series is going to be then OMFG, we are in for a treat ladies and gentlemen.

If you follow me then you already know it’s no secret that I ADORE Siobhan Davis, seriously LOVE her! She is my TOP one-click/pre-order author and I have NEVER been disappointed. I’ve read literally EVERYTHING that she has released and Cruel Intentions has a little of EVERYTHING that she’s known for, the angst, the romance, the edge of your seat unexpected suspense and drama, Cruel Intentions has IT ALL!

I honestly can’t say much without giving anything away but for those of you who have triggers, there will be a few scenes that may be uncomfortable and push a couple boundaries… my opinion, just keep going! This one is SOO worth it, you guys!

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The Elite has ruled for generations and the heirs are no different. They reign over the halls of Rydeville High just like their fathers before them. They command everyone from the students, to the teachers. No one questions their rule, they just file in line because that’s how it’s always been done. Until one day they don’t…

The Elite is made up of four key players, Abigail Manning, Andrew Manning A.K.A Drew who is also Abby’s twin brother, Trent Montgomery, and Charles Barron the Third A.K.A Charlie.

Although Abigail Manning, A.K.A Abby, is also a member of the Elite because she is a woman Abby is merely a pawn used by her father to help build relationships with future business partners. Which is why Abby is engaged to be married to Trent once they graduate high school even though she DESPISES him.

Abby has spent her whole life being trapped in a gilded cage. Being told what to wear, how to act, who to hang out with, right down to who she can marry. Abby plays the part that’s expected of her, knowing that her life (literally) depends on it, all the while secretly plotting her escape.

But when the boys of the New Elite, Camden Marshall A.K.A Cam, Sawyer Hunt, and Jackson Lauder shows up at Rydeville High challenging the Old Elite, lines are formed and sides are chosen, and now Abby must decide which side of that line she’s on.

Why is the New Elite really at Rydeville High?

Which side will Ally choose?

Is Abby safe on EITHER side? 

You’ll have to read Cruel Intentions to find out!

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I have been seeing sooo many books lately that are labeled bully romances, and well… they just aren’t. Cruel Intentions IS a young adult bully romance, with a darker twist.

Siobhan is a BRILLIANT author! She has a way of sucking you into scenes making them so “real” and her character development is always spot on! I love how she can make you love and root for a character one minute and then make you hate him the very next, just to turn around and make you love him all over again. THAT is a fabulous fucking author!

Abby is such a likable character, I mean you want to HATE her because she seems like the typical spoiled rich princess, but she’s just so much MORE then what she shows to the world. But she does what she needs to do to survive, no matter the cost. Underneath that blonde hair and the perfectly pressed skirt is a fighter. You can’t help but feel for her, the inhumanity that her own father… GAHHH! That’s all I’m going to say!!!

Cam, OMG! Like I said, one minute you love him, the next you hate him, just to start it all over again. Cameron is everything you could possibly want in a bad boy anti-hero! But even though he does some pretty shitty things when he cares he cares hard, and he cares for Abby. Secrets or not…

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The chemistry and heat, shew boy these two had it in SPADES! The push and pull between them was so f-ing HOT so you already know when they come together, whether they are battling it out over power and control or just being together, sparks are flying!

I was going to share about the other guys in the story but I just can’t without giving anything away, so I’ll just say, this is just one of those ones you HAVE to read for yourself!

That ending… I can’t even. MAJOR CLIFFHANGER! I literally was flipping back and forth like no, no…nooooo she wouldn’t leave it like that. But then I realized that this was Siobhan Davis I was talking about and YES, YES she would and YES, YES she did!

But even when things seemed like they were OK, there was still a bit of unease while reading. It was like everyone was hiding something, but just when you would THINK you had it all figured out, Siobhan would send our heads spinning all over again!

The ONLY thing that could have made this book better was if it was dual POV, it’s all mainly from Abby’s POV and some that seem like it’s from third person POV. I would have LOVED to have known what was going through Cam’s mind during certain scenes.

The sexual tension, the secrets, and suspense, and OMG the angstttt! AHHH I seriously devoured this one, you guys! All in all, Cruel Intentions is a 5-star read for me. Now, August needs to hurry up and get here because I need Twisted Betrayal now!

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About The Author

Siobhan Davis

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USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys series.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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