Title: Hood River Rat
Author: K Webster
Genre: Bully Romance
Type: Book 1 in the Hood River Hoodlums series
Release Date: April 30, 2020
Hood River was supposed to be the change I needed.
A fresh start.
An escape from my painful past.
Better in every way.
I’m a popular guy. Approachable. I make friends easily.
Cool car. Nice clothes. Good attitude.
Everything will be fine.
School is school.
I’ll keep my head down until graduation and try not to stick out.
College will be here before I know it.
Yet my first day proves to be anything but easy.
The Hood River Hoodlums—our school’s most notorious group of bad boys—have put a target on my back.
Their leader, Roan, hates me.
He calls me Rat.
To him and his friends, I’m a loser who doesn’t belong at their school.
I could pretend I don’t care about their hate.
If only Roan wasn’t so hot.
He’s mean, cruel, and sexy as hell.
My nemesis is impossible to ignore…and a secret part of me doesn’t want to.
Here I thought being gay was the worst of my problems.
Turns out, being gay and crushing on your enemy takes the cake.
ARC provided by Indie Sage Pr and K Webster for an honest review
Goshhhhh, you guys!! I love this book so much! Also, I have a confession. This is my first ever K Webster book! I know, I know! I’ve known of her work and have seen nothing but rave reviews all over the internet, for some time but never got the opportunity to read her work… until now. And now I’m obsessed!
Let’s talk about one of our MCs in this dual POV book, Hollis. Hollis just moved to a new town in his aunt’s house with his mom and two little sisters. They moved out because Hollis came out to his family and his shitty dad basically disowned him. Hollis’ mom, Kelsey, wasn’t having it so she moved the family (except for dad) to Hood River. Then, he meets the Hood River Hoodlums and has an eye for one in particular, Roan.
“My nemesis is impossible to ignore…and a secret part of me doesn’t want to.”
Now, let’s talk about Roan. He’s a broken boy. His dad is in prison for killing some folks. His mom is an addict and he has a little sister that he is fiercely protective over, Roux. And as soon as he lays eyes on Hollis he hates him. Roan and Roux truly go through some fucked up shit in this book and it left me a bauling freaking mess. As the child of an addict I can relate to Roan soo much. Unlike Roan, I didn’t have any siblings that I had to take care of, but the love he has for his sister is so true and so fierce.
“He’s a rich prick and I’m me.
Our kinds don’t play nicely together.”
K Webster truly nailed the characters! They are perfect. I truly wish that I could hang out with Roan, Hollis and everyone else in this book! I couldn’t get enough of these characters and storyline. Both combined just pulled me in. This is so much more than just a bully story. The story and characters had so much depth, real, raw, relatable and un-put-down-able once started!
Also, here’s a little Roan & Roux appreciation because I love the love that he has for his little sister!! 🥺🖤
About the Author
K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.
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