Book Review: Trouble at Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy

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Book Review: Trouble at Brayshaw High by Meagan BrandyTrouble at Brayshaw High by Meagan Brandy
Series: Brayshaw #2
on May 26, 2019
Format: Digital, Paperback
Pages: 284
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four-half-stars
Series Rating: five-stars
three-half-flames

A Top 10 Amazon bestseller
#1 in New Adult and Sports Romance

"You don't belong."

No words whispered in anger have ever rung more true.

They're the Kings of Brayshaw with the world at their feet, destined for greatness and in need of control.
I'm the girl from the gutter with nothing to offer and as defiant as they come.

They say it doesn't matter, that I'm one of them now, and nothing could ever change that. Not even me, should I dare try.

But they're wrong.
They underestimate how far I'll go to protect them.

Trouble is coming...and they have no idea.

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Trouble At Brayshaw High is the the highly anticipated follow up to Boys of Brayshaw High, and should be read only after having read book one. This is book two in a three book series.

Contemporary; Young Adult/New Adult; High School Bully; Sports Romance

First person, dual-POV

Book #2 of Brayshaw trilogy. It cannot be read as a stand-alone!

WARNING

THIS IS THE SECOND BOOK OF A SERIES THAT CANNOT BE READ AS A STAND-ALONE. IT MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THOSE THAT HAVEN’T READ BOOK #1!

Family runs deeper than blood, and I think I might have found mine.

by Raven

Addictiveness: 5/5 The highest level! I’ve been obsessed with this series. I have read it each book twice in the last two weeks. The writing is captivating and the characters hook you into their world. Can’t wait for book three!!!

Character: hero 5/5, heroine 5/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 5/5, real 4/5 Yes! I love them all. All four main characters are multi-dimensional and have depth. They keep evolving and growing stronger as a unit of four.

Fixing us. Making us better. Making us stronger…

You recognize what we need and when, like you’ve known us all your life. You’re connected to us…

by Maddoc

A few of my favorite secondary characters are Bass and Victoria. They both are good friends and real.

I also like the antagonists. I mean, I love to hate them. There a quite a few of them, each in their own way, seems to be important for plot.

He just fucked up, and he doesn’t even know it. He has no idea what she means to us, no fucking clue what we’ll do to protect what’s ours. And Raven. Is. Ours.

by Maddoc

Cover: art 5/5, title 5/5, subtitle 5/5, color-font 5/5, buy 5/5 I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. I love the art work in this series. It is unique! The title feels like a warning for the cliffhanger left at the end at the first book. The colors used are wild and dark at the same time, with more blue than magenta, since this book has Maddoc highlighted at the cover. We can also see Cap and Royce in the background. The subtitle couldn’t be better to represent Maddoc’s assertive personality. Loved it! Would buy this book by its cover without reading the blurb.

Freshness:  It still has the same formula of most teen angst drama stories out there, but I’ve liked all the different spices added here. So many new twists.

Plot: believable 4/5, conflict 3.5/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 4/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 4/5, pace 5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 5/5, twists 5/5  Good opening and crazy ending with a major cliffhanger.  Still a bit lost about all the conflict, but the dialogues are very well written. Fast-paced with a superb family foundation to make this really enjoyable. Amazing setting with a superb subplot. So many twists that kept me at the edge of my seat. This is very mob like. The family values, traditions, the old generations are very archaic trying to hold on to unbelievable crazy traditions.

Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 5/5, description 5/5, development 5/5, steam 5/5  I believe the romance was the star of this book. Their romantic journey is so crazy, but at the same time so beautiful. Both Maddoc and Raven are very intense, so their relationship is full of fireworks and explosive moments. Is poignant! Very hot!!!

He likes my crazy, and I want his madness. It’s pretty fucking simple.

by Raven

He and I, we’re laced together with a tight needle and thread. When I tear, it’s him who bleed.

by Raven

Writing Style: I love everything here. Amazing characters, with strong world built, good villains and catching plot line. Meagan knows how to keep her readers interested. Can’t wait to read more from her!!!

  • Plot: I have to say that I still miss a good adult in this book. I mean, this is a YA/NA story, but to be more believable these kids needed some parenting. All the adults until now are insane or weak or irresponsible or selfish or a combination of these.

This has truly become my favorite series of this year. It just keeps me interested from the beginning until the end. In fact, I’ve ended this book almost crying because I didn’t have anything else to read. So many unsolved mysteries that have been driving me crazy. These cliffhangers are killing me!!!

This feels a lot like “Erin Watt” and Tijan. If you enjoyed the Royals and/or Fallen Crest, you will love this!

33/35 STARS –  4.5 STARS (between 31.5 stars and 33 stars)

Addictiveness: 5 Character: 5 Cover: 5  Freshness: 4  Plot: 4 Romance: 5 Writing Style: 5

  • Action 4/5
  • Angst 5/5
  • Darkness 3/5
  • Humor 0/5
  • Romance 5/5
  • Suspense/Mystery 4/5
  • Would I recommend? Yes. A must read for everyone that likes angst teenage romance.
  • Would I re-read this book? I have already, and will probably do it again.
  • Would I re-read this series? Sure.
  • Would I read more from the author? I’m really looking forward to it.

You may read this because you like the author; you SHOULD read this because you like amazing world built; you MUST read this for superb characters!!!

READ MY 4.5 STARS REVIEW HERE

 

 

four-half-stars

About Meagan Brandy

Meagan Brandy is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal

Bestselling Author of New Adult and Sports Romance books. Born and raised in California, she is a married mother of three crazy boys who keep her bouncing from one sports field to another, depending on the season, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. Starbucks is her best friend and words are her sanity.