Book Three in the All Saints High series
Page Count: 386
rape, abuse, bullying, blood play
About The Book
They call him an angry god.
To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince.
His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street.
All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me.
Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me.
I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school.
But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London.
A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius.
They say this place is haunted, and it is.
Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets.
Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying.
Other Books In This Series
Please keep in mind the trigger warnings before picking this book up.
I’m not going to lie, I didn’t read any of the other books in this series before reading this one. Nor did I read any of the books about these teen’s parents. With that being said, I feel like it could be read as a standalone if you don’t want to read the entire series.
This is a bully romance. The two main characters aren’t necessarily nice to each other by any means. If anything, they try to make each other as miserable as possible. I wouldn’t call this “enemies-to-lovers” as I never really saw them as enemies.
Vaughn and Lenny have known each other for a long time. They went to an art school together and they are now competing for the same internship at said art school.
There were just a few things I could not get behind in this book. The public blowjobs? The teenage public blowjobs? This book is definitely problematic and it’s not for someone who doesn’t enjoy dark romance. There is also blood play in this book. Meaning the characters play/eat each other’s blood while in sexual activities. That really turned me off this book. That’s why I rated it a three-star instead of a four. Also, we got random POVs from Vaughn’s parents and I just don’t understand why that was included…
This book was filled with intense plotlines and I expected nothing less from a dark romance. This is the first time I’ve read an L.J. Shen book and I know I will definitely pick up more books by this author in the future.
I will also add that I really wish that epilogue was not included!