🖤 The Bullets #1 🖤
Sunshine and Bullets
𝓑𝔂: Coralee June
𝓖𝓮𝓷𝓻𝓮: Contemporary, Reverse Harem, Dark Romance
𝓡𝓮𝓵𝓮𝓪𝓼𝓮 𝓓𝓪𝓽𝓮: August. 19, 2018
It’s a nickname I haven’t heard since I lived on Woodbury Lane, where the houses were pretty but the secrets? Deadly. It was a pet name known only to the Bullets. Rough, violent, and ruthless, they laid claim to the town — and my heart.
I wasn’t supposed to fall for a boy from the wrong side of the tracks—especially not four of them. But they were the only ones who understood that sometimes hell hides in plain sight.
I was the girl with all the conveniences a privileged upbringing could provide. The world only saw two loving parents and a pristine home life, but I knew the truth. And it was going to get me killed. So, I disappeared, from everyone and everything I’d ever known. I changed my name and my appearance, but the scars I carry, they’re still the same.
The Bullets are all grown up now, too — a crime boss, a pro fighter, a bounty hunter, and a federal agent. Life took them in different directions, but they once shared the bonds of a brotherhood forged under the harshest conditions. Together they were fearless. Brutal. Unstoppable.
I’m praying they can find that unity again. If I’m going to survive this, it’ll take everything they have. Because that’s the thing about running from the past.
Eventually, it catches up to you.
🖤 𝓒𝓸𝓷𝓯𝓮𝓼𝓼𝓲𝓸𝓷𝓼 𝓞𝓯 𝓐 𝓑𝓲𝓫𝓵𝓲𝓸𝓹𝓱𝓲𝓵𝓮 𝓡𝓮𝓿𝓲𝓮𝔀 🖤
❝ 𝑩𝒆𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑩𝒖𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒔 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒍𝒊𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒅𝒓𝒖𝒈, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒅𝒅𝒊𝒄𝒕. 𝑶𝒏𝒆 𝒕𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒆𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉.❞
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 𝓞𝓿𝓮𝓻𝓪𝓵𝓵 𝓡𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓷𝓰: Sunshine and Bullets by Coralee June was exactly what I had hoped for in a contemporary, reverse harem, dark romance! The blurb explains the plot perfectly, the storyline is fast-paced and totally addictive. Sunshine and Bullets is told in multiple POV’s and although the story is in the present, there are plenty of flashbacks of the past between Sunshine and her guys. The story starts five years after Sunshine uncovers something awful and leaves town without a trace, leaving her Bullets without so much as a goodbye behind. The plot, the characters, the angst, June is a fantastic author, she and this series has reeled me in hook, line, and sinker! I am completely invested in these characters and this story. Again this IS a dark romance, there are some parts that are going to be hard to read, but oh it is SO freakin worth it! I am REALLY hoping for a happy ending for Sunshine and her Bullets. Now, on to book two, Summer and Smoke, I am dying to find out what happens next! If you like reverse harems or dark romances with tons of angst and suspense, then you NEED to check out Sunshine and Bullets!
❝ 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒓𝒖𝒕𝒉-𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒃𝒖𝒍𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒊𝒆𝒓𝒄𝒆, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒌𝒆𝒏.❞
💙 (𝓗) 𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓸: Multiple “heroes” and if I had a gun to my head and had to pick one, I absolutely could NOT choose! All five of them are completely different from one another but they each bring something to their group dynamic that makes it just work. So Sunshine, you freaking go girl!!!
❝𝑮𝒂𝒗𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒍 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒍 𝒎𝒆.
𝑩𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒔𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒆 𝒎𝒆.
𝑪𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒖𝒎 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒎𝒆.
𝑹𝒚𝒌𝒆𝒓 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒑𝒖𝒏𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒎𝒆.❞
Gavriel Moretti is the leader of the Bullets. Gav is the definition of an anti-hero. He calls the shots and he makes the rules. Gavriel is dark, devious, and absolutely demanding but the man is still sex on a stick! He can be cruel at times but he’s always looking out for the Bullets, and especially Sunshine’s, best interest.
❝ 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒊𝒕 𝒄𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓, 𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒆, 𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒏𝒐𝒘. 𝑰 𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖.” 𝑮𝒂𝒗𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒍’𝒔 𝒅𝒆𝒄𝒍𝒂𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒍𝒆𝒄𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒄 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒅𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒎𝒚 𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒏𝒆. 𝑰’𝒅 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒊𝒎, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒕 𝒓𝒐𝒄𝒌𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒆. “𝑹𝒚𝒌𝒆𝒓, 𝑪𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒖𝒎, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑩𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒔𝒆? 𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚’𝒓𝒆 𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒑𝒊𝒆𝒄𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖; 𝑰 𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒅 𝒇𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒕 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒘𝒆 𝒘𝒆𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒆𝒆𝒏𝒔, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝑰’𝒎 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒈𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒇𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒂𝒏𝒚𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆. 𝑰 𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝒐𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖. 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒎𝒆? 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒄𝒂𝒏’𝒕 𝒆𝒔𝒄𝒂𝒑𝒆 𝒊𝒕.❞
Blaise Bennett is the charming funny guy, the one that tries and keeps situations light-hearted but Blaise is also the needest of the guys. If it were up to him he would take up all of Sunshine’s time. He’s insecure and needs to feel wanted. Gahh, I just love Blaise.
❝ 𝑰𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒌 𝒚𝒐𝒖’𝒓𝒆 𝒈𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒓𝒊𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒖𝒔, 𝒚𝒐𝒖’𝒓𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒘𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒈. 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒆𝒏𝒅 𝒖𝒑 𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒔𝒊𝒅𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰’𝒅 𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒚 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒃𝒂𝒄𝒌 𝒕𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖. 𝑰 𝒂𝒍𝒘𝒂𝒚𝒔 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖, 𝑺𝒖𝒏𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒆.❞
Ryker… my sweet, sweet Ryker. Most probably wouldn’t classify him as sweet beings he’s a badass fighter… and because of the way he treats Sunshine when she returns. But he is. Ryker has had a tough life, same as the rest of them, but even though he’s tough on the outside he feels things much, much deeper than the rest of the gang. He’s rough around the edges but you can’t help but love him.
❝ 𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒌𝒆𝒔 𝒂 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒈, 𝑺𝒖𝒏𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒆? 𝑰𝒕’𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒂𝒃𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒖𝒓𝒕 𝒔𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒐𝒏𝒆,”…, “𝒊𝒕’𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒊𝒓 𝒂𝒃𝒊𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒂𝒌𝒆 𝒂 𝒉𝒊𝒕.❞
Callum Mercer, the honorary Bullet. I really wasn’t sure about Callum at first… I was almost willing to bet that he would switch sides. So far, that hasn’t happened. Officer Mercer is the golden boy of Chesterbrook (where they are all from) and he always wants to handle things by the book. Whereas Gav prefers to handle things off the books. Callum wants the white picket fence and two point five kids, in turn, he is the one most bothered by the “group” aspect… so I can’t wait to see how he copes with that, and if he decides to stick around for the long haul…
Also, I can’t NOT mention Nix! Although Nix is NOT one of THE guys, he is Sunshine’s best friend and he an absolute sweetheart! Nix needs his own book and his own love interest and I am keeping my fingers AND my toes crossed that he gets it! *HINT HINT MS. JUNE!*
❝ 𝒀𝒐𝒖’𝒓𝒆 𝑺𝒖𝒏𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒆, 𝑩𝒂𝒃𝒚. 𝒀𝒐𝒖’𝒓𝒆 𝒍𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕. 𝑾𝒂𝒓𝒎𝒕𝒉. 𝑷𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒊𝒍𝒍𝒖𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒍𝒖𝒄𝒌𝒚 𝒆𝒏𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒕𝒐 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒚𝒐𝒖.❞
❤️ (𝓱) 𝓗𝓮𝓻𝓸𝓲𝓷𝓮: Summer Bright, aka Sunshine. Sunshine is the only character that I would have liked to have seen differently. I just wanted her to be stronger. To put up a fight. To not just run or roll over and take it. The girl needs more of a backbone to handle these guys. But there is a lot more story to come and I have super high hopes for her now that she’s back with her boys!
❝ 𝑰𝒇 𝑰’𝒅 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒅𝒆𝒑𝒕𝒉𝒔 𝒐𝒇 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆, 𝑰 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅𝒏’𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒈𝒐𝒏𝒆. 𝑰 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒌𝒆𝒅 𝒅𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒏𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒍𝒆𝒇𝒕. ’𝑪𝒂𝒖𝒔𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈? 𝑰𝒕 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝒂 𝒕𝒓𝒊𝒑 𝒕𝒐 𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒍.❞
🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 𝓢𝓽𝓮𝓪𝓶 𝓕𝓪𝓬𝓽𝓸𝓻: REVERSE HAREM = SCORCHING FREAKIN HOT!!! I freakin love reverse harem, and I LOVE that although there were “group” scenes, there was also a lot of one on one time with each of the guys as well.
❝ 𝑰 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒔𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒃𝒚 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒘𝒂𝒚.”… “𝑵𝒐𝒘, 𝑰 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒃𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒓. 𝑾𝒆’𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒂𝒎𝒆, 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰. 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒓𝒐𝒌𝒆 𝒖𝒔, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒘𝒂𝒚 𝒘𝒆’𝒍𝒍 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒇𝒆𝒆𝒍 𝒘𝒉𝒐𝒍𝒆 𝒂𝒈𝒂𝒊𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓.❞
🌪🌪🌪🌪🌪 𝓒𝓵𝓲𝓯𝓯𝓱𝓪𝓷𝓰𝓮𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓻𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰: YES and I didn’t see that ending coming, AT ALL!! I can’t get my hands on book two, Summer and Smoke, fast enough!
❝ 𝑰𝒕’𝒔 𝒐𝒏𝒍𝒚 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒚𝒐𝒖’𝒗𝒆 𝒍𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒕𝒐 𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒔 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒇𝒊𝒏𝒅.❞
⚠️ 𝓣𝓻𝓲𝓰𝓰𝓮𝓻 𝓦𝓪𝓻𝓷𝓲𝓷𝓰: There are MANY difficult subjects that could be considered triggers. If you would like to know more about what those are, feel free to DM me! This is NOT a sunshine and rainbows type of book.
𝓐𝓫𝓸𝓾𝓽 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓐𝓾𝓽𝓱𝓸𝓻
Author Coralee June has always been passionate about storytelling and impressed by the influence it has on people and the decisions they make in life.
She loves engaging with the projects she works on, diving headfirst into developing real, raw, and relatable characters that are equally flawed and beautiful.
Coralee lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and two daughters. She’s been known to frequently indulge in boxed red wine and day-old pizza.
When she’s not writing, June is reading or substitute teaching at the local middle school.