Pretty Venom by Ella Fields
Series: Gray Springs University #3
Publication Date: August 3rd, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Synopsis: Callum Welsh perfected the art of hating me when we were two kids who believed we’d be forced into marriage.
He thought I wanted it, but my only wish had been for him to leave me alone.
Then one afternoon, he stole my first kiss.
Despite all he’d done, everything changed after that.
As the years passed, our hearts thawed, and he no longer hated me.
In fact, he loved me enough to make me his wife.
Until I ruined everything with one stupid mistake.
That hatred returned in the form of cruel words and even crueler deeds.
But we weren’t kids anymore.
I could handle his brand of venom.
He would be mine again, even if it cost me the remains of my heart.
Warning: contains cheating and an anti-hero who might make you throw your kindle.
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This book! It hurt so damn much! I knew it was coming, it wasn’t a surprise yet Callum still made my heart feel like it was bleeding out.
“Vows are only words. Words that hold no weight without trust.” You could love someone until your final breath, but unless you could trust them, love wouldn’t let you keep them.
If you have issues with cheating in books then you already know from the blurb that this book is not for you. This story was raw and real and the words and actions of our hero Callum are despicable and to some may be even unforgiving.
The story starts off as an enemies to lovers romance. Callum and Renee are both born into a world of privilege and their parents are already planning their marriage as young teenagers. Callum rebels and takes his frustration out on Renee who just wishes he would ignore her instead of targeting her with his mean streak. As they grow older though, their animosity turns into attraction which eventually leads to them exchanging vows.
Of course, as with many teenage marriages, mistakes are made. What unfolds is not pretty. Callum and Renee’s story is gutting, heart wrenching and emotionally draining. The angst is high with this one and the level of emotion that was drawn from me speaks to the talent of this author and her ability to make you feel the pain and heartache of these characters.
This couple is far from perfect. Callum was so vengeful. His behaviour was deplorable but he was also hurting so much and while I can’t support his actions, I understand where he was coming from. Renee was a whole other story. She was like a little entitled brat sometimes. Her confidence and slight arrogance at times surprised me but I grew to love her. These two loved each other so very much! Their chemistry was insanely hot and despite their actions, they were very much in love.
I highly recommend this book! Get ready for an emotional roller coaster with this sexy, addictive love story with all the angst and pain and yes despite all of that Callum and Renee get their HEA!
Series (Gray Springs University, #3): Interconnected Standalones
New Adult Romance
Heat Level: Moderate
Meet the Author:
Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in the land Down Under. While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters and books to her two cats. She’s a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.
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