Tuesday 17 November 2020

✪ Becker Gray ✪ WICKED IDOL ✪ #HellfireClub1 ✪


• 17 November 2020
• Hellfire Club #1
3.75 Stars

The new girl doesn’t belong here.

So why can’t I stop thinking about her?

The daughter of the headmaster wants to ruin my school year before it’s even begun. Iris Briggs gets under my skin. With her demure skirts and braided hair, she flits around the periphery until she runs right into me, hot coffee soaking me as she looks up with wide, innocent eyes.

We start off scalding.

In the library, we reach lava levels.

And then in the city? She burns me to the ground.

I’m Keaton 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.

Wicked Idol is book one in a series of interconnected standalones! Each bad boy will be getting their own story!

18 year old Iris is new at the elite prep school in Vermont. Her dad's the new headmaster.
On her first day she makes the most unfortunate impression on Keaton.
Keaton Constantine. The leader of the Hellfire Club and the king of the school.
Keaton has better things to do than constantly think about the new girl. His family and his life is complicated enough. He doesn't need Iris in his thoughts all day.


Great YA/NA Love Story!

I don't really know what to say about this book.
I really liked reading it. It was a quick read.
Sexy, fun, highschooly, a bit heartbreaking.

So, please don't let my upcoming ramblings stop you from reading and enjoying this story!

The book was way too short. Nothing was talked about long enough. Not even the Hellfire Club - which is what the series is called. We meet all the future books' guys and girls for seconds. Especially the boys. We don't get enough of them. We don't get any background on anything basically. Not even Iris & Keaton's family and their siblings and their hopes and dreams. It's all just mentioned so very quickly.
Iris and Keaton meet when she spills her coffee all over him. They hate each other on sight. But they're also in love at first sight. And then - in what feels like 20 minutes later - they're making out big time in the library? And then they want to move to Paris and live happily ever after. They're 18 and in highschool! Maybe if this would've been a college romance, I could've lived with all that. But it's just too weird. Everything is too cliché and silly.
It felt like a book that I've read a million times before. And not only the story. But the writing too. No idea who the authors are, but I feel like I've read them before and even then I wasn't in love with the writing. The sometimes weird use of grammar and especially the word AS (as in: I couldn't come to the meeting, AS I was still in bed). It was all so familiar. Very weird.
And the cover. I loved it when I saw it for the first time. I like guys on a cover. But. Keaton is a sweet 18 year old highschooler who just wants his family to be happy and who dreams of a happy life for himself. This cover guy looks like he was cast for the story of a 37 year old former rodeo star who is now retired and living off his winnings - or working on Wall Street.

Anyway. As you might have noticed ... this wasn't our day dear book. It might've been just me and my mood today. I really did like the story. For a quick, sexy romance ... it was totally ok. But I expected so much more, especially because I wanted to get hooked into the series. I wanted to be excited to read the next books. I will probably read them, but with much lower expectations.

I also want to add - should this whole series ever come to Netflix, I would definitely watch it!☺

WICKED IDOL was fun and sexy little YA/NA Highschool romance! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Keaton - this one is MINE! 

 Links to the Book & Author 

Pre-Order Book #2 - 9 February 2021

Becker Gray is the brainchild of two best friends who love rich boys in peacoats. The Hellfire Club is their first series together.