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Review - Foolish Games

Foolish Games by Selena

Title - Foolish Games
Author - Selena
Name of Series - Standalone
Series Type - Standalone
Genre - Dark Romance
Release Date - 3rd June 2024
Overall Rating - 5 / 5
Heat Rating - 4.5 / 5


You might wonder how a nerd like me ends up dating the rough, cocky quarterback known for his playboy ways. The one who happens to be my bully that I’m already forced to tutor. For a smart girl, that might sound like a questionable decision, but there’s a simple explanation.

We’re faking it.

At least, that’s the arrangement.

So why does something other than fear tingle through my body every time he threatens to make me work off my debt in his bed?

There’s an explanation for that too.

Sebastian Swift makes smart girls stupid.


You might wonder how a stud like me gets tied down by a nerdy little prude who happens to be my best friend’s sister and therefore off limits.

It’s simple. I never met a challenge I didn’t want to take.

And taking the town’s perfect little princess is more tempting every day.

Especially when my friends make a bet that I can’t turn the good girl bad.

Pretty soon, I’m not sure what I want more. To make her bad, or to make her mine.

This book is strictly for readers over 18. It features adult content, language, & sexual situations including dark content. All characters are over 18. Please see author website for further warnings.

Perfect for readers who

+ fake dating

+ brother’s best friend trope

+ a bet

+ bad boy vs. good girl

+ cocky jock vs. nerd girl

+ light bullying/enemies to lovers

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My Review 💋

Star Rating : 4.5 / 5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : None

Hero : Sebastian

Heroine : Viveinne

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 5/10

Heat Rating : 6/10

Triggers Involved : * to be updated after release

Plot Summary :

Vivienne knows that she is a good girl. She is the one that follows all the rules and never gets off the good girl track. Which is why she is often targeted by her brother and his best friends who are a cool group of their high school. A chance encounter and a mess that needs to be cleaned up somehow lands her in a fake relationship with the one boy she should stay away from.

Her brother's best friend.

Sebastian .

The boy who never fails to mock her relentlessly will now somehow help her.

If only she knew that things will not be that easy because Sebastian plans to give her a good taste of the other side. And she might not like some of his ways.

Overall Opinion :

I am so glad I picked this one up! Selena’s books often piss me off because their heroines are so weak. They just take whatever the male protagonist does to them without question and after a certain time it becomes hard to read.

I am so glad to say that this is not the same for this book , Vivienne fights back as much as she can and I loved every part of it so much. Sebastian was also twisted in his own ways but this book was much much tamer than what this author usually writes. It was bordering on the edge of contemporary romance until one scene which was kind of wild lmao.

On an overall basis I loved this standalone novel of romance and like the banter between the characters as well. I want so much more from this world now! Definitely recommending this one to all the dark romance loving people out there.

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