11.12.2021 | Friday


category: Book Reviews

Revengetitle: Revenge
author: J.L. Weil
series: Elite of Elmwood Academy #3
published: 12 November 2021
publisher: Dark Magick Publishing LLC
genre(s): romance
pages: 322
source: client
format: eARC
buy/shelve it: Amazon | Goodreads

rating: three-stars | series rating: three-stars

the blurb

Welcome back to Elmwood Academy. The conclusion begins. And the drama continues.

The Elite of Elmwood Academy have twisted up my world, but they are mine now.
My family.
My vengeance.
My only way out of hell.
Four guys who have become more than just a pain in my ass. And they all want the same thing as me.
But is there room for one more in our little pact? Or has the girl before me come back at the very worst time, right smack in a war of power and wealth?

my review

This story/series has some great suspense elements, lots of twists and turns. There are some intense moment of family turmoil that are deep and emotional.

But it was the relationship between Brock and Josie that put a damper on what was otherwise a great storyline. One of the great things about reading is that everyone reads a book differently, coloring it with the paintbrush of their own experiences. So, to be honest, I usually can’t stand the alpha male trope. And the control that Brock felt was his due over Josie, and her easy acquiescence, to it drove me insane. It felt unhealthy, their relationship almost bordering on obsessive. It was claustrophobic. Even aside from the alpha male thing, there was just so much emphasis put on their physical relationship. They could barely exist within a few feet of each other without getting busy. Sex and control… not my thing.

All the props for the suspense, and that part of that storyline. Less so for the unhealthy relationship.

About J.L. Weil

USA TODAY Bestselling author J.L. Weil lives in Illinois where she writes Teen & New Adult Paranormal Romances about spunky, smart mouth girls who always wind up in dire situations. For every sassy girl, there is an equally mouthwatering, overprotective guy. Of course, there is lots of kissing. And stuff.

An admitted addict to Love Pink clothes, raspberry mochas from Starbucks, and Jensen Ackles. She loves gushing about books and Supernatural with her readers.

She is the author of the International Bestselling Raven & Divisa series.

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