I received this book for free from Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.She’s Mine by Jenika Snow
Series: Black Mountain Academy
Published by Jenika Snow on October 5, 2020
Cover Design: Lori Jackson Designs
Genres: Young Adult/New Adult, Contemporary Romance, High School
Format: ARC, digital e-book
Source: Give Me Books Promotions
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Black Mountain Academy’s bad boy. That’s who Reese Trenton was, or at least how people perceived him. He came from the “wrong side of the tracks” with a perpetual scowl on his face, a body like a god, and the arrogance to match.
He was a rough around the edges, tattooed, and pierced kind of delinquent, but smart enough he’d gotten a full ride to BMA. And he piqued Keira’s interest in the worst—or maybe best—kind of way. He had her wanting to throw that good girl persona she carried right out the window.
He had her wanting to be just as rebellious as he was.
He knew too much about life, got drunk, and started far too many fights. And Keira wanted him like she’d never wanted anyone before.
They say opposites attract, and it seemed that was the pulling force that brought Reese and Keira together.
Filthy, secret intimacy.
They shared it all together and grew addicted for more.
He thought he was broken, too battered for a girl like her. Keira wanted to show Reese that despite the cracks he wore, the scars he sported, they were meant to be together.
But not everyone thought Reese and Keira should be together, and as the drama and chaos erupted, as people tried to rip them apart, they realized their loyalty and love for each other had never been put to the test more than it had now.
Reader note: This story was previously published as Giving it to the Bad Boy. It has been completely rewritten, re-edited, and new content added throughout the entire story. Basically… it’s a brand new book set in the elite world of the BMA series.
Also in this series: Mr. D
Young Adult/New Adult, High School, Contemporary Romance
Third Person, Dual-POV
This is a standalone book that is part of the Black Mountain Academy series. “A multi-author series of standalone books filled with drama, angst, love, lust, and everything in-between. Light or dark, twisted or sweet, the Black Mountain Academy has something for every reader.”
Contains issues and situations some may find triggering.
Great read!!! Adorable characters, good plot, cute romance and some hot smut.
It was refreshing to see a high school alpha hero that respected the heroine from the beginning and wasn’t a jerk.
Both Keira and Reese were very easy to love and made this a very enjoyable read.
30/35 STARS – 4 STARS (between 28 stars and 31 stars)
Addictiveness: 5 Character: 5 Cover: 4.5 Freshness: 3.5 Plot: 4 Romance: 4 Writing Style: 4
Action 3/5 Angst 2/5 Darkness 0/5 Humor 0/5 Romance 5/5 Suspense/Mystery 0/5
Would I recommend? Yes, for all readers of high school romance.
Would I re-read this book/series? Yes!
Would I read more from the author? Definitely!!!
Addictiveness: 5/5 The main characters were so easy to love and connect that from the beginning I became invested in their happiness. This was a fast, cute, easy read. As addictive as chocolate!!!
Character: hero 5/5, heroine 5/5, secondary characters 5/5, growth 5/5, real 5/5 Multifaceted characters with good background stories and great personal growth.
Keira was a great heroine. She was very sweet and lovable. Even though she was part of the rich crowd, she really didn’t care about that. She was very down-to-earth, a good daughter, a good friend and a great girlfriend.
Reese was a wonderful hero. He had a rough childhood, but he thrived and became a great young guy. He was so mature and real. He was a bit too possessive, but he was a great book boyfriend and had a humongous personal growth in the book.
Secondary characters I love their best friends and would love to read their books.
Villain/antagonists one clear villain and a few antagonists.
They were easy to love, to connect and understand!!!
Cover: art 4.5/5, title 5/5, color-font 5/5, subtitle 0/5, background 5/5 buy 4.5/5 I’m obsessed with book covers. I love to find snippets of the stories within the art. I always try to be true to myself, I buy so many books because of the cover and I have skipped many because of not very appealing art. Covers are part of the experience for me and I do like to understand them. This was another great cover for the series. Even though I missed a subtitle that offered a hint of the story, I loved the art. The background is great and very pertinent to the story and the guy is hot, but sweet at the same time I guess he also should have a few tattoos and piercings. I would easily buy this book by its cover without needing to read the blurb!
Plot: believable 5/5, conflict 4/5, dialogue 5/5, ending 5/5, enjoyment 5/5, opening 5/5, pace 3.5/5, setting 5/5, subplots 4/5, twists 3/5 Amazing opening with an incredible ending. Good plot, with well written dialogues and ok pace. Great setting, a few subplots with not many twists.. Good level of enjoyment!
A strong plot concept that was well developed by the author. It needed a bigger conflict and a few turns and twists.
Romance: believable 5/5, chemistry 4/5, description 5/5, development 3.5/5, steam 3.5/5 It was a cute, slow burn romance. It was clear they were both attracted to each other, and at the same time didn’t believe they were meant to be together. But from the moment the started, they build an adorable relationship and I could feel their love. Youthful romance!!!
Writing Style: 4/5 Strong plot, fantastic characters, adorable romance, a few good smut in a cohesive and clean writing style. Great writing!!!
Because I try to be very analytical and I don’t really believe in perfection…
Freshness: 3.5/5 It had nothing that was super original, but it was a good plot concept. It had all the usual clichés of a high school romance, but they were all very well written that it didn’t bother me at all. I missed a few twists and turns that could surprise or shock me. As fresh as mint mentos at a movie theater.
I missed the first person point-of-view. I don’t know, the third person always feels more impersonal and I missed the feeling of being inside characters heads.