ARC Review: Cruel Devil (Devils of Sun Valley High, #3). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cruel Devil: A Brother’s Best Friend, High School Bully Romance by Daniela Romero

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Dominique Price hates me.

He wants me.

He can never have me.

At least that’s what I tell him.

Good looking, arrogant, football God, everything comes so easy for him. I won’t be just another game to win.

It doesn’t matter that I want him.

It doesn’t matter that with just one look, he takes my breath away.

He’s my brother’s best friend and officially off limits.

But when he touches me, I forget what we’re supposed to be.

Acquaintances. Enemies. Nothing.

And I dream of what we could be.

Friends. Lovers. Everything.

If only everyone’s expectations weren’t standing in the way.

Cruel Devil

Steamy, new adult bully romance!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💋💋💋💋💋
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📙📕📗📘
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 👨🏻👱🏻‍♀‍🧔🏻👩🏻👱🏼‍

The heroine: Kasey Henderson (a.k.a. Baby Henderson) – little sister to Aaron. Aaron is friends with the Devils of Sun Valley High (Roman, Emilio, Dominique) who were all football stars at their high school and are now the same in College. Kasey is also best friends with Allie and Bibi (Roman and Emilio’s girlfriends). Though she was a freshman while they were seniors. Now, a year early, at 17, she is starting College at the same school as them.

The Hero(es): Dominique Price – Football player extraordinaire, he is focused on football and school and is determined not to fool around with his friends younger sister. She aggravates him to no end. Dominique’s parents own an extremely successful tech company and don’t want him playing football as a career.

The Story: Dom once kissed Kasey when they were in high school, but he knows that she is forbidden. Both Dom and Kasey say they hate each other but you can tell their attraction is undeniable.
They do their best to get on each other’s nerves, and neither has any interest in dating anyone else.

The book starts off with Kasey moving in to a sorority house. She is attending Suncrest University this year because she had been taking college level courses during high school and graduated early. With her mother moving to another state for a job, she had the choice of moving in to the sorority or moving in with her brother Aaron who lives with Dom (whom she considers her nemesis).

The book is every bit as good as I expected and oh so steamy. Though I was hoping, like the first three this would be a standalone and that the next book would be Aaron’s book. Though Aaron was not one of the Sun Valley Devils in high school and isn’t on the football team, he has been in all 4 of the books.

Aaron had a drug problem and at one point got into a car accident while under the influence. All 4 of the guys were in the car and it caused a split between Aaron and the other three. However, Aaron has been back in the fold a while now and is Dominique’s roommate in this book since Roman and Emilio are wifed up.

This book also gives more of Aaron’s personal background and delves into the fact that he is suffering from PTSD. Though this book ended in a cliffhanger so the next book is the continued story of Dom and Kasey.

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


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