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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Social Butterfly PR Presents: Cruel Intentions by Siobhan Davis; #BlogTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Review

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In the power struggle between two elite groups, one feisty girl will bring them to their knees… 

Cruel Intentions, an all-new dark, high school bully romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now!

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Rating:  4 Stars
Told in the first person.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Social Butterfly PR and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


Life is a cruel game where only the most ruthless survive. It’s a truth my mother rebelled against, and she paid for it with her life. Now, I play their game. Publicly accepting the destiny that lies in wait for me when I turn eighteen.
But, behind closed doors, I plot my escape.
Trent, Charlie, and my twin, Drew, rule the hallways of Rydeville High with arrogance and an iron fist. I execute my role perfectly, hating every second, but they never let me forget my place in this world.
Everyone obeys the rules. They have for generations. Because our families have always been in control.
Until Cam, Sawyer, and Jackson show up. Throwing their new money around. Challenging the status quo. Setting hearts racing with their gorgeous faces, hot bodies, and bad boy attitudes.
Battle lines are drawn. Sides are taken. And I’m trapped in the middle, because I made a mistake one fateful night when I gave my V-card to a stranger in a blatant F you to my fiancé.
I thought it was the one thing I owned. A precious memory to carry me through each dark day.
I couldn’t have been more wrong.
Because the stranger was Camden Marshall, leader of the new elite and my perpetual tormenter. He hates me with a passion unrivalled, and he won’t be the only one. Fire will rain down if the truth is revealed, threatening alliances, and the power struggle will turn vicious.
My life will hang in the balance.
But I’ll be ready, and I’m not going down without a fight.


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My Thoughts:

This book does not start off with any happy feelings but rather some very dark thoughts.  Those that are trying to deal with their own demons may want to tread lightly when reading this book.  Even though this is a story of high school students, in no way is this book for teens and young adults.

Abigail “Abby” Hearst-Manning knows where her place is in the pecking order.  Her family is far from normal.  I’m not into shows like 90210, Pretty Little Liars, or any of the other teen series currently out there but if I knew that our author wrote the screenplay and these characters were the stars than I would quickly become a fan.    She’s very good at creating complex characters.  Their agendas aren’t squeaky clean and neither are they.

Originally, I thought this would be more about us against them.  It was turning out to be more of a man-hater woman-hater type of story as well as a family mystery.  I did like how Abby could take care of herself but there’s always two sides to a coin and her other side shows how she shrinks in stature around certain people.

It’s hard to sympathize with her but it’s also hard not to.  This story certainly had me hoping that the young people in our schools would not behave this way but in today’s world it’s not too hard to believe there might be some out there somewhere.  As I got to know Abby, one young lady did come to mind.  After watching part of her life play out in the news and in court it wasn’t hard to have her take a staring role.

There are so many twists and turns with this story.  Our author is very good at guiding our way so that you won’t feel lost.  This becomes a problem when we seem to hit a dead end.  It just means that I will have to prepare myself to see where she guides us in Twisted Betrayal.


“Hopefully, Camden Marshall acts as a suitable distraction, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.”

“I wonder what he’s like?” she muses, staring idly out the window.

“I spent most of last night Googling him, but it’s so weird, there isn’t a single photo of him or his family online.”

“Drew said they are notoriously reclusive.”

“Apparently so, according to the gossip sites. Camden’s father has Techxet—Sawyer’s father’s company—on retainer, and a team of technical specialists is dedicated twenty-four-seven to finding and removing all photographic content and any unsavory online content. I could barely find out anything about him other than his father is Wesley Marshall, owner of a pharmaceutical company called Femerst, and a much-respected philanthropist, and he met Sawyer and Hunt when they all enrolled at a private New York school a couple of years ago.”

“I bet he’s hot,” Jane speculates as our driver pulls into the entrance to Rydeville High.

“Of course, he’s hot. I don’t need a picture to confirm that. Hot, rich assholes always stick together. We should know.”

I spot Oscar fighting a smile through the front mirror.

“Just don’t go kissing this one,” Jane whispers, her expression half serious, half mischievous.

“Don’t worry. I’ll be going nowhere near Camden Marshall. Trust me on that score.”

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USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult romantic fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling Kennedy Boys, Saven, and True Calling series’.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

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