The new girl doesn’t belong here. So why can’t I stop thinking about her? Iris Briggs a goodie two-shoes with a headmaster father who aims to ruin my school year before it’s even begun. She gets under my skin. With her demure skirts and braided hair, Iris flits around the periphery until she runs right into me, hot coffee soaking me as she looks up at me with wide, innocent eyes. We start off scalding. In the library, we reach lava levels. And then in the city? We go nuclear. She’s a good girl, but I’m a Constantine. My duty is to my family. At least, it was until I started unbraiding the good girl and realizing there’s more to life than duty.
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Wicked Idol is the new YA book by Becker Gray that has scorching chemistry between its main characters and is full of all the drama and angst I look forward to in a good story.
Keaton is king of the Pembroke Preparatory Academy campus. He's the typical private school rich bad boy, star player of the rugby team, member of the notorious Hellfire Club and comes from a prestigious New York family. He's used to everyone doing his bidding and getting his way, but when he meets the new girl the sparks fly as she doesn't care who he is or his status on campus.
Iris Briggs is the daughter of the headmaster as the Academy. It's her senior year and all she wants is to fly under the radar, finish school and start living her life the way she wants. Her parents always compare her to her older sister and have high expectations of her. Her dream is to move to Paris and become a well known photographer. When she accidentally bumps into Keaton she knows her life will be less than quiet as she's now captured his attention. These two despise each other but there is no denying that sparks ignite when they're together.
Iris and Keaton were perfect together. My heart broke for Keaton's loneliness and his need for his mom's acceptance. Under all the outward appearances he is actually a very sweet guy who will do anything for those he loves. When he chooses his mom and family obligations over Iris it qas devastating but also completely understandable because he was looking for his mom's acceptance and love. Once he realized his mistake he made sure he proved to Iris how sorry he was for hurting her and that he would always chose her first. These two finally have someone in their corner that sees them for themselves and accepts them for it.
Amazing characters and a storyline that is full of angst, explosive chemistry and an ending that had me wanting to know more! Becker Grey delivered with Wicked Idol!
First book in the Hell Fire Club Series, Bully to Lovers
Keaton Constantine certainly follows in his older brother Winston's sexy footsteps!! Alpha heart throb who loves to bully the girls of Pembroke Academy until he met his match in Iris Briggs, the new Head Master's daughter. Iris is a good girl living under her strict father's thumb, who just wishes she could follow her dreams of being a photographer. When Keaton and Iris meet the sparks fly, eventually the attraction takes over, the chemistry and heat is insane, and the angst and heart break is nearly unbearable. I loved the the way they banter and the way Iris can put Keaton in his place. She knows what she wants. Keaton has his own issues with an over bearing mother, an very successful older brother to be compared to and living a lie just to keep his mother happy. Becker Gray are new authors to me, and I must say I am quite impressed and look forward to reading more from them. I loved this story, really enjoyed the characters!!!