Review: RUTHLESS LOVE by Penelope Bloom

Author: Penelope Bloom
Genre: mature YA/NA romance
High school bully romance
Enemies -to - Lovers

I’m the girl nobody sees.

That is, until I move next door to Parker High’s most eligible bastard, Tristan Blackwood.

He’s gorgeous. Eyes as cold as moonlight. Lips made for cruel kisses. The entire town knows it, too. Apparently being able to throw a football elevates you to god status around here.

He could have anything he wanted. Anyone.

But somehow, all he wanted was to torment me.

Me, trapped in my mom’s protective bubble: homeschooled and invisible, stuck in a wheelchair and saddled with more medical issues than I could count. Normal? I might as well wish to be a fairytale princess.

There aren’t any princesses or knights in my fairytale. Just the dark prince who lives next door. Parker High royalty in the flesh. My very own devil in a letterman jacket. 

His life should be a dream, but the only thing he cares about is becoming my nightmare.

And when my pride isn’t enough for him, he decides he wants my body.

He wants my heart.

He wants every last inch of me to himself.

Initially, I was  attracted to this book due to the stunningly gorgeous cover and the enticing blurb and I found myself fully engaged in the story from page one.  This book is a different from the others books that I have read by this author as I’ve mostly enjoyed her romcoms from the Objects of Attraction series. Told from a dual POV, Ruthless Love is set in high school and is more along the lines of an enemies-to-lovers romance with a light bully element to it.  

This book was not what I expected and I mean that in a good way.  It was an entertaining read with a few surprises that I found to be a tad predictable, but the twists in and of themselves were interesting and unique.  The book is relatively low on angst with a bit of drama and steam.

As a parent of a daughter with medical issues, I was positively thrilled to read about a heroine with a disability and a strong heroine at that.  Kennedy has been isolated due to her medical conditions and being home schooled, but she embraces her newfound freedom as she enrolls in school for her senior year. She is a feisty little spitfire when it comes to Tristan and I love how she doesn’t put up with his nonsense.  It took me a little longer to warm up to Tristan. He is your typical arrogant, insanely handsome football star, but there is more to him than that.  The two of them make a good couple.  I really liked some of the secondary characters and I hope that they each get their own books.  

Ruthless Love is a well written high school romance complete with likable, well-developed characters, a solid plot, and unique circumstances that kept me entertained until the very end.  

I received an early complimentary version of this book.   All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I'm so proud and extremely thankful to my readers for making me a USA Today Bestselling author and Amazon top 10 best selling author!

I love writing romances that I'd want to live in. I like my men with a mind as dirty as sin, a bit of an attitude, and a heart of gold they try to keep hidden away. I absolutely love writing about BDSM, but it's not featured in all of my stories. Check the bottom of my bio for a super quick breakdown of my books and which one might suit your style. 

I stepped away from my job as a high school teacher to pursue my dream of writing in October of last year. Writing had always been my dream, but it took having my two beautiful daughters to push me to follow through with it. I wanted to be able to show my girls that nothing is impossible. No dream is too big. No matter what anyone tells them. 

They just have to look at their mommy to see it. Being a positive example for my girls is worth all the late nights, doubts, and fears that come with being a writer. I wouldn't trade it for the world. 

Whew! Look at me getting emotional over here. It's just an author bio, Penelope! 

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