Blog Tour + Review: BULLY ME CLASS OF 2020 Anthology


Release Date: March 24th   

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Loving your tormentor isn’t easy, especially when they collect broken hearts and parade them around like trophies. They’re the bad boys, the alpha a**holes, and the thorns in our sides. They push us past our limits, turn us on, and break us. 

  They’re our bullies. 
They’re the class of 2020. 

  Eight bestselling authors are teaming up to bring you eight unique stories about the guys we love to hate. This anthology benefits one of the largest anti-bullying organizations in the world, and all proceeds will go toward helping to support victims of bullying. 

Sam Mariano  

Bully Me: Class of 2020 is an excellent collection of bully romances and I love that it is all for a good cause.  Whether you are craving a dark and twisted high school romance or a reverse harem bully story or a high school M/M enemies-to-lovers romance, there is an entertaining story for everyone.  This anthology features several of my favorite one-click authors and I was delightfully thrilled to discover some new ones as well. 

🖤Review for MAKE ME BEG by Shantel Tessier

This author always slays me with her dark and twisted high school romances and MAKE ME BEG is no different.  I was immediately pulled in right from the first page and yes, I am begging this author for more.  Henley is a girl who has lost it all.  She has witnessed something horrific and now she is being punished.  One cannot help but admire a heroine who stands up for what is right even knowing that her life will be negatively affected in the aftermath.  Revenge is on the books for those who perceive themselves to be wronged and I already got tingles as I want to unravel this mystery of what exactly did Henley see and what actually happened?  As with all of Shantel Tessier’s books, the author constructs a male character that is the epitome of an anti-hero in that he is dark, alluring, and down right depraved.  I cannot wait to see how this dark and gritty story will unfold and I hope that she doesn’t make us readers wait long for the full  length novel!

🖤Review for CHARLIE by Siobhan Davis:

CHARLIE is an engaging enemies-to-lovers, NA office romance and is an interconnected standalone in this author’s Rydeville Elite series.  Siobhan Davis does an excellent job in providing a glimpse into the Rydeville world without revealing too much in case you haven't read the previous books. 

Charlie was a character that I felt lukewarm about in the earlier novels, but I just knew this author would have him redeem himself. Full of regret and battling demons, this tortured bad boy completely won me over.  Demi is a likable heroine with a good head on her shoulders.  She is selfless, stubborn, and refuses to bow down to Charlie’s antics.  I love a girl that has a backbone! The two have palpable chemistry and there is already a bit of suspense brewing. The storyline is solid and there is great plot progression and I am looking forward to seeing where this author leads us next.

🖤Review for A Prequel to THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE by Sam Mariano:

Full on disclosure here - I almost didn’t read this story as Untouchable was not a favorite of mine, but I decided to give it a shot and I happy that I gave A Prequel to THE BOY ON THE BRIDGE a chance.  This story is well written and drew me in right from the get go.  Told from Riley’s POV, I found her character to be likable and relatable.  Hunter is one of those perfectly flawed characters that pulled at my heartstrings.  From different worlds, their friendship is an unlikely one.  I enjoyed how the author took the time to chronicle their blossoming friendship all while leading up to the moment when it all completely falls apart.  Riley ends up in an impossible situation and there is a sense of betrayal involving a secret that should not have been kept.  The groundwork is laid for what is sure to be a wild and heart stopping read.

🖤Review for LIKE YOU CARE by Kaydence Snow:

LIKE YOU CARE is my first read by this author and let’s just say I am now all up in her social media business. The prologue left me gasping and what followed next was story left me fully invested in its characters.  Mena is a smart, hardworking, and talented girl who isn’t like all of the popular girls at school.  As such, all she desires is to fly under the radar to escape their extreme torment. Turner is the new kid at the school and he is immediately accepted into the popular kids’ fold.  What Turner doesn’t realize is that the neighbor he bonded with is the bullied girl at school as he has never seen her face.  What happens when he discovers just who Mena is?  Will he partake in the taunting?  Will he just stand by and watch it?  Or will he do something about it?  Moments of this story will pull at your heartstrings, but there is also a sense of hope and I love the connection that Mena and Turner seem to have.  I am excited to see how this will all play out.

I read an early complimentary version of this anthology.