Three devils and a baby!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤
The setting: Sun Valley
The Hero(s): Emilio – one of the Devils of Sun Valley High, he and his crew are the football stars with full rides to college. Emilio’s Mom is gone and his Dad is a drunk who only comes home once a week or so, but when he does he is usually drunk and abusive. Emilio and his brothers, who moved out are worried that his father will target his younger sister one of these times.
The heroine: Bibiana – she wanted to lose her virginity before she moved away, so she went to a party, found a hot guy and did the deed (Three times). Bibi had a son, Luis nine months later, and nine months after that, she moved back to Sun Valley and had to finish school at the public school instead of the Academy where she was previously.
The Love Story: When Bibi sees Emilio on her first day at Sun Valley High, she knows he is the boy that got her pregnant. Emilio sees Bibi as the girl who gave him one heavenly night and then ghosted him so he isn’t too happy with her. He is determined to make her pay.
This was a good story and had some crossover with the first book. Allie, the protagonist from the first book immediately befriends Bibi and they start hanging out together. So it is only a matter of time before the the rest of their group finds out Bibi has a son.
I genuinely liked the book and the characters though there were some things that happened that weren’t necessarily original. That didn’t bother me. For example there always seems to be a situation where another girl or guy wants one of the main characters and they set something up where the protagonist catches that schemer with the other main character in a compromising position.
I kinda like these scenes where jealousy plays a part and there are some hurt feelings until the truth comes out. The one thing I don’t like is that it always goes on a bit too long, with the person who had the scheming girl/guy all over them trying to explain and the hurt party not listening. They always end up sending texts begging for that person to hear what really happened. I just don’t get why they always need to explain in person. If it were me, I would explain in the text in all caps. So even if the other person barely saw the text they would see that it was a setup. I just don’t get bookish characters who don’t behave like real people sometimes.
Though that was a minor point in the story and doesn’t detract from the book. I loved how all of the friends acted like family. Roman and Allie played a big part in this one as did Dominique and Kacey (Kacey has something brewing with Dom but he won’t go there since she is Aaron’s 14 year old sister). Aaron (who once was a member of the Devils) but is now a bit on the outside for a reason I can’t quite remember but maybe was that he was dealing drugs for a while.
Aaron also was with someone near the end, though we don’t know who. I bet it is Monique (Dom’s sister and Bibi’s bestie) since these books rarely bring in new characters. Though I hope it is someone new, because I hate when a series won’t bring in a new character. But I will have to wait till books 3 & 4 to find out what happens with both Dom and Aaron.
I voluntarily read & reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
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