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Review - The Wallflower

Updated: May 25

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Title - The Wallflower
Author - JL Beck
Name of Series - Duet
Series Type - Duet
Genre - Dark Romance
Release Date - 16th Feb 2023
Overall Rating - 5 / 5
Heat Rating - 4.5 / 5

She needs me, because she needs money. 

I don’t need her. Just her complete submission…

Maybell Jacobs is the Wallflower: quiet, shy, socially awkward and hell-bent on hiding even from herself, that is until a chance encounter takes place between us.

Instantly she hates me and for good reason. I'm a walking-red-flag. Filthy rich jock, short tempered, and violent.

I can have anyone and anything I want.. except her.

Little does she know her disgust, anger, and hate for me fuels my obsession to own her, completely in every single way. 

Maybell resists, predictably... but her fight only makes her more desirable and I have plans that will lead her right into my lap and never want to leave. 

When she joins the sinful tradition put on by the elite of the town, the Hunt, I’m shocked. The pretty little thing has no idea how much danger she’s in if she decides to become my prey.

Sweet, innocent, and fragile like a flower. I'll have to be careful or risk breaking her. 

Because I’m the ultimate predator and when I play there are no rules. 

I don’t chase. I capture.

And I like to own my bait.

★ Tropes include: secret society, college, touch her and die, CNC & chasing bait fantasy ★

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Star Rating : 4.5 / 5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : Yes

Hero : Drew

Heroine : Maybell

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 5/10

Heat Rating : 6/10

Plot Summary :

Drew wants someone who simply feeds the monster in him. He is tired of everyone else and has almost given up hope when he stumbles upon his wallflower in the library. She is everything he wants and is to break. And the best part is that she has no idea. She doesn't know what is going to happen. She doesn't know how he is going to hunt her.

Overall Opinion :

The best part about this author is that she never misses the mark for me. There are a couple of genres that I love and she always somehow catches them all and writes them up for me. This one is similar and that is why I love it so much. Drew and Maybell have the best tale and I don't know why I thought this one was a standalone but that ending shocked me a lot. I am not waiting very eagerly for more about them in the next book!

Definitely recommending this one to all the dark romance loving people out there!

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