She’s With Me (She’s With Me, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

She's With Me

She’s With Me by Ava Violet

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Expected publication: January 7th 2020 by Wattpad Books

Telling the truth is sometimes harder than keeping a secret…

Standing out as the new girl is hard enough, but add in Amelia Collins’s dangerous past, and her life depends on sneaking through senior year unnoticed. But when she crashes into the school’s most infamous heartthrob, Aiden Parker, on her first day, she’s suddenly on everyone’s radar, and as Amelia becomes immersed in a new group of friends, keeping a low profile won’t be an option—even if it’s a necessity. 

BLURB: She’s With Me

Terrific bully romance with a twist!

I love Bully romances because there is always so much going on in them. This is a classic example of that type of romance because it contains an alpha male character that is tall muscular and sexy but also broody and mean at times, that character is Aiden. Our hero in the standard bully romance is always surrounded by a small entourage of like minded individuals that take their cues from the Hero. We also have a heroine, Amelia that is constantly bullied, but is not afraid to stand up for herself.

Confident that my point was made and this jerk face was properly put in his place, I spin on my heel so my hair hits him on the shoulder and walk through the parting crowd, leaving him steaming.
“Oh my God, she so told you, Aiden! That was hilarious!” one of his gorgeous friends says through bursts of laughter.

The great thing about a lot of these books is that even though the Hero bullies the heroine, at some point they develop feelings for each other and he stops. Another thing I like is that there is usually another person willing and able to take up that bullying torch when our Hero puts it on the shelf. Whether that person is a former girlfriend of the Hero, the ex boyfriend of the heroine, some other character that was somehow rejected, or just someone with a grudge, the bullying usually goes on.

I thought this book was a great example of the bully sub genre. I enjoyed it so much I couldn’t put it down and read it through in one sitting without breaks. There were some great secrets that both Aiden and Amelia are holding. And the reader finds them out gradually. Those secrets involve some sinister storylines which were really very good. I won’t spoil them but to say I liked how so much was going on and the storylines were well thought out and entertaining.

The characters were well developed and integrated nicely with the storylines. There were many different settings that were thoroughly described and it was a slow burn romance and very sweet. Though it is a young adult book where the majority of the characters are in high school, the book deals with some adult situations and may have some triggers for some people, such as fighting, violence against women, and abuse.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


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