The summer after senior year was supposed to be the best summer of my life.⁣⁣
It was supposed to be full of adventure and self-discovery and making love under the stars.⁣⁣
It was supposed to be about losing myself and finding my way.⁣⁣
Only, it wasn’t supposed to start like this.⁣⁣
I wasn’t supposed to go to that party.⁣⁣
He wasn’t supposed to notice me.⁣⁣
The hot jock with the trust fund and chip on his shoulder.⁣⁣
My ex-boyfriend’s brother.⁣⁣
Noah Tedesco is so far out of my league he might as well be playing a different game.⁣⁣
Noah wasn’t supposed to look twice at a girl like me, but he did.⁣⁣
Now that I’m on his radar, my life will never be the same.

series: standalone
genres: coming of age, dark romance
release date: june 11, 2020


by carmel rhodes

Truly by Carmel Rhodes is an addictively raw and intense dark romance that owned me whole body, heart and soul. Noah and Truly's story won't be for everyone (please make sure to read the warning at the end of the blurb to make sure that this book is something you can handle before diving in), but the readers who are willing to take a leap of faith will find themselves deeply invested in every moment that this twisted love story! When Carmel Rhodes announced this book, I immediately added it to my TBR list because first of all, I am in LOVE with her writing style, but the moment she mentioned bully romance I was beyond SOLD! It's been over a week since I reached the end of this extraordinary tale and I am still finding myself at a loss for words. She stole every inch of my soul and left me breathless as I inhaled all the words.

Noah Tedesco is the ultimate ALPHA male and he is my newest book boyfriend obsession. I am putting MY claim on him and I DO NOT CARE IF SOMEONE HAS ALREADY DONE SO BECAUSE I HAVE GOT TO HAVE HIM! I will admit, YES, he does some very questionable things, especially in the very beginning, but my heart wants what my heart wants! I just knew right away that he had some demons that he had to overcome in order to be the man that Truly deserves. He struggles at times, but in the end he fully redeemed least in my eyes. Now let's discuss our leading lady, Truly Parker, who I happen to have a MAJOR lady crush on! I freaking ADORED her and I loved watching her grow throughout her complicated journey. She is a strong woman that struggles to find herself after her boyfriend breaks up with her at graduation. When Noah enters the picture he definitely comes on strong and he has to work on gaining her trust (rightfully so) after that moment in the treehouse.

I am still consumed by this couple and I might need to do a reread soon because I am so head over heels in LOVE with Noah and Truly's dark and twisted love story. This story is a MUST READ for fans of bully romances and I hope you are all ready for this CRAZY rollercoaster ride! You better hang on tight because the emotions will knock the feels right out of you!

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