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Becker Gray’s Brutal Blueblood ARC Review

Thank you to Becker Gray, Serena and the rest of the Dangerous Press team for the advance reader copy of Brutal Blueblood, the third story in the Hellfire Club series. This story releases on May 25th!

I am so pumped for the next Hellfire Club story from Becker Gray. This is how you do a new adult high school romance series, each installment has pushed the boundaries and broken the barriers of what I expected from books about high schoolers.

I am a member of the Dangerous Press review team, but I stand by my reviews remaining honest and true.

Check out the Goodreads synopsis…

“They call him the ice king.

Owen Montgomery is arrogant and unfeeling–with cold, haughty manners and a British accent sharper than any knife. I’ve been secretly in love with him for years, knowing there’s no way he could ever notice me, the scholarship girl. The poor girl. Until that night in Ibiza…until that night we taste each other’s kiss for the first time, and I learn what hot hungers the ice king keeps hidden from public view.

It’s also the night when I discover that after three years of sharing classes and even friends, Owen still has no idea who I am. None at all.

Pride stung, I vow to focus only on myself and my future in publishing. But little do I know that I’ve awakened an obsession in Owen that will soon outgrow the halls of Pembroke Prep and spill over into the real world.

Owen wants me, and he’ll stop at nothing to have me. And soon I find myself with an impossible choice. Do I pick the future I always wanted for myself?

Or do I choose the blueblood whose kisses are as brutal as his love?”

Check out my more detailed thoughts below…

  • Characters: Tanith is a bookworm, nerdy, scholarship student. She dreams of being a journalist, which she is well on her way to achieving these goals as she is wicked smart. Owen has always been a facet of her life at the Pembrooke as she has been crushing hard. Surprisingly she is buddies with Serena van Doren, the queen bee of the gals group. The shy Tanith is embraced by her louder-than-life friends. In contrast, Owen is a rich boy and a member of the Hellfire club. I really connected with Tanith’s character and I really love when you can see yourself in the protagonist.
  • Setting: The story was not set that much at the Pembrooke and I really missed it. We get an opening in Ibiza and Christmas season in New York which was nice. But I did miss the school aspect of this story. At least we got lots of time with the other characters. It was cute to see the couples from Wicked Idol and Callous Prince, struggle to keep their hands to themselves. Now I cannot wait to see the stories of Sera & Rhys, and Aurora & Phin.
  • Pacing: The pacing was a wee bit off, as I felt like almost a whole chunk in the middle was gone and that the ending was rushed.
  • Romance: The romance started in different spots for each character as Tanith had a crush and Owen was unaware of her existence. Owen’s drive towards Tanith is competitive and sexual. What a combo! Owen is utterly fascinated by her and really wants to hook up with her. She keeps him at bay for a bit but soon enough these two start fucking like gangbusters. Just like other tales of the Hellfire Club, this book is not for the faint of heart. This story is real kinky with some voyeurism, exhibitionism, rough sex and anal. So if none of that ain’t for you then, this story ain’t for you. The sexual intensity was there but I felt like I was missing the emotional aspect that made me utterly adore the previous stories.

Brutal Blueblood receives four out of five stars.

You can pick up the story below…


Thank you again to Becker Gray and the Dangerous Press team for the review opportunity. Thank you for reading and supporting my blog!

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