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Unforgivable: A High School Bully Mafia Romance (Empire Academy Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
What he did was unforgivable and if he wants me, he better get ready to grovel.
I value one thing above all else: redeeming my family’s legacy within my mafia clan. I do everything right. I’ve almost solidified my position as our next consigliere. I intend to marry a clan princess. There’s only one barrier in my plan of domination.
I must graduate high school.
To do that, I need a tutor.
My boss chooses the girl I’ve bullied off and on for years. But what begins as an unavoidable chore becomes my greatest distraction.
I’ve pined after Lucian for years, even with the way he’s treated me. I only balk at becoming his tutor because I secretly crave him.
Call me a glutton for punishment.
Turns out, even I have my limits.
Lucian is an active participant in my greatest humiliation. He seems remorseful. For the first time, he seeks me out.
But it’s too late.
Apologize. Beg. Crawl.
I don’t care.
I will never forgive him.
Unforgivable is the first installment of The Empire Academy Series. Lucian is an OTT possessive morally gray hero who doesn’t know what he wants until it’s too late. Get ready for a dirty-talking bully who gives plenty of praise when he finally gets his baby girl where he wants her. Where is that, you ask? In his arms, of course. If such material offends, please do not read.
ThoughtsofABlond from Book Bub:
I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a coming of age storyline involving mafia born young adults finding their way in the trials of their lifestyle. The characters are addictive and the drama is high.--This text refers to the paperback edition.
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- ASIN : B0BHJF9VCB
- Publication date : February 2, 2023
- Language : English
- File size : 1255 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Sticky notes : On Kindle Scribe
- Print length : 276 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: #286,936 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- #261 in City Life Fiction (Kindle Store)
- #581 in Women's New Adult & College Fiction
- #36,772 in Contemporary Romance (Kindle Store)
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Lucian is a bit of a sanctimonious bully, but he has a clear weakness for Star and likes her way more than he ever intended. I enjoyed seeing him taken down a notch or two as he had to learn to be the man she expected.
Starlene is sweet and sincere and tempted to no end for this man child that wants her to hand over her heart.
I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a coming of age storyline involving mafia born young adults finding their way in the trials of their lifestyle. The characters are addictive and the drama is high.
Lucian has bullied Star since they were kids and now they are in high school and he is in danger of not graduating because his grades are so bad. His mafia boss gets a tutor for him and it’s Star, the girls he has always bullied. She agrees to tutor him because the mafia boss basically threatens her and then Lucian flakes on her and when she tries to remind him they need to meet for the tutoring sessions he lets his almost-fiancée and head mean girl bully and beat up Star. He looks on and calls her disgusting.
I was excited at this point because I thought I’d start seeing the grovel but NOPE. She goes back to tutoring him without him even apologizing to her. All she does is have him promise he will help her escape the mafia life after graduation. LAME. I should have stopped but I kept reading because I thought the grovel was coming and it would be delicious. See, I feel like, the meaner the bully is the bigger the grovel has to be to make reading all the bullying and angst worth it. If it isn’t then I feel cheated.
So, they do the deed at some point because of all the alleged sexual tension that has been brewing for years and he later decides he loves her and must marry her. So, he just declares he’s gonna marry her and expects her to fall at his feet out of gratitude. Thankfully, she didn’t because she doesn’t really think he loves her because she thinks she’s worthless. So, you’d think the dude would reevaluate and try to do stuff to convince her of his love and that he actually does care for her but NOPE. He tries to sex her into it and then tries to boss her around because he’s the big man and knows best and she just lets him because she’s too overwhelmed by things.
There are a couple of times he says he’s sorry for bullying her but honestly, I didn’t believe a word of it. Words are meaningless when not backed up by actions. He never makes any changes or sacrifices to show his remorse for how he treated her so it’s kinda hard to believe him. And you’d think that after letting his girlfriend/mean girl humiliate the heroine he’d make a grand gesture to make up for it but nope. Nothing. Saying sorry a couple of times and then intimidating and bullying the heroine into marrying you is not a grovel. Not even close.
I might have enjoyed this book if the author hadn’t described it as having a “long grovel.” The writing was decent but I honestly didn’t particularly care about the characters and the heroine started to get on my nerves with how weak she was and how little she thought of herself and how easily she caved to the hero.
Anyway, I won’t be reading another book by this author because I don’t like being misled.
Power couple in the making. Love this book and can't wait to see where this series goes!
It started chaotic, furious and noisy like a good bully romance and the first half was my favourite part.
The bullying was as real as the scenario, even though the reasons were a bit falible. I liked their internal turmoil and conflicting thoughts, although I had expected Star to be more hurt from Lucian acts and words than she was and I enjoyed it better tor that tiny spec of angst created by the fact that Lucian liked Star a lot, desired her a lot, but wouldn't think of transforming his future to include her.
What didn't work for me has nothing to do with the writting, rathar with the execution of certain matters.
For an Academy romance, we see very little of the place and most of the tale outside that same space. Then there were times when I thought that we were dealing with 18 year olders, perfectly adequate, and other, where it felt they were around 27/28, mostly by the description of business performance. I don't really know the specifics of Romanian mafia, but being consilier at 19 is a bit farfetched. It takes time, saviness of experience, business and the 'life' maturity and tons of baggage. For a young man finishing high school, I knew he would be involved in the business, but there are no amount of hours in a day for him to carry the responsibility he did. I would understand if he was involved along others with experience to learn the ropes and get prepared.
Another thing was that I, in the second half of the story, started losing faith in their actions, reactions, feelings and decisions and what happened in the train felt predictable and contrived.
Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed their tale, their incandescent & kinky trysts and absolutely cherished their love, but consistency where it mattered would have given potencial to the narrative and made it great.
I am anxiously waiting for the next!