Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Siobhan Davis has this way about her romances. Her voice is indelible. When you pick up one of her trilogies (this seems part and parcel for her), these are the attributes guaranteed:
- Bullyish romance
- Moment after moment of action-packed romantic suspense that leads you from page to page
- A heroine that can fall, somehow, for the hero who does everything short of physically abusing her, and she’s stalwart and insightful to overcome the challenge of the story.
- A hero who is brought to his knees upending the horrible way he treats the heroine.
- A psychology behind her storytelling that speaks to the most guttural parts of humankind and inverts the trajectory of her story, finding that happy ending and psychological completion in each of her characters.
Davis’s newest book, Rebellion, the second book of The Sainthood – Boys of Lowell High series, is no different. From its first page to its last, the action does not stop. Add to that a healthy dose of “down and dirty” $ex, and you find yourself engaged in the book. Since this is a reverse harem book, someone is always “hooking up” with someone, but this book delves deeper into the emotional hurts and health of its characters. As the story progresses, Harlow must deal with her feelings for the guys who she believes betrayed her, while fighting her insatiable lust for them.
In this book, we earn more of her story with Theo, and there is a reckoning with Galen. As all of this emotional upheaval occurs, the underlying story of taking down Sinner continues. At the end of Rebellion, we are, once again, left with a BIG cliffhanger that places several lives in the balance.
As you turn each page of this book, Siobhan Davis shows why her readers love her: she keeps you guessing until the end. There are times in her books when I wish I didn’t have to suspend my disbelief so much. There are instances that happen that require a healthy dose of denial. However, her books read like your favorite Netflix drama. Right now, I have no idea how she will bring down Sinner, a most heinous villain, how Harlow and the guys will see their future, and how there can be a happily-ever-after. I do know that I will be reading the final book in this trilogy, Reign. Once she grabs you with her edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense and her heady bedroom scenes, Davis catches you with your hook and won’t cast you out until the very end.
In love and romance,