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The Patricians series book 1 - Bittersweet Legacy - Contemporary High School Bully Romance

You don’t realize when your life is about to change forever, how a simple text can tear your world apart.

Esme Danvers doesn’t have an easy life but at least she is loved by her widower father...or at least that’s who she thought he was for 17 years. Enter William Forbes, top 10 of America’s one percent and her actual father - or rather the father of Esmeralda Forbes, the girl she was born to be, the heir to a legacy she’d never known or wanted.

Esme’s thrown into a world of glamour and money, smoke and mirrors, hate, pain, and unspoken rancor. A world with a distant, calculating, and uncaring father; Archibald, a brother who hates her; and Caleb, his best friend, who is as wicked and mean as he is beautiful and charismatic.

Caleb, this broken boy whom she can’t seem to hate enough to keep him out of her bloodstream, a boy who doesn’t seem to hate her enough to stay away.

But as the past reveals itself in ways Esme didn’t expect, she finds herself in the middle of a swirl of lies, betrayals, conspiracy, and even murder, with barely anyone to watch her back.

The only thing she really wants is to get back to being Esme Danvers, to find a way out before it’s too late.

©2020 Stephanie Ret-Georges (P)2020 Stephanie Ret-Georges

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Enthralling!!

This was my first R.G. Angel’s book. This was my first R.G. Angel's book, and definitely won't be my last. This is the first book in The Patricians Duet. Wow! This is a captivating High School Bully Romance. Esmeralda (Esme) and Caleb’s story is well written, intriguing, and enthralling. Esme is lovely, strong, and smart. Caleb is dark, secretive, and intriguing. Her bio father is devilishly dark, and ruthless. Esme's brother, Archie, is an interesting character. The characters are well developed and interesting. The world building is intricate, and intriguing. The storyline is filled with secrets, and unpredictable twists and turns. The story ends with a cliffhanger, and I am looking forward to listen to the conclusion of this duet. Stevi Incremona is a new narrator to me. She has a beautiful voice, and she did a great job with the narration. If you like Bully Romance, this one is definitely for you.

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Bully with $ to burn!

Good bully romance, characters are in last year high school, with powerful families that don’t take no for answers. It’s a privileged world where girls are bargaining chips for arranged marriages that result in more money and influence.
Esme’s mother smuggled her out of that world only for her to be caught later on and dragged into it by a cruel and ruthless father that feels no love for anyone. Worth the credit and good enough to follow up with the next book!

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A Complex, Entertaining YA Suspense Read!

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions are my own.

This was a fantastic story. The author immediately does an incredible job of layering the mystery and suspense of the narrative, creating a protagonist many people could relate to and throwing her into a whirlwind of psychological and emotional upheavals that drastically change the course of her life.

The narrator does an amazing job of bringing this story to life. Readers and listeners really can feel the protagonist’s struggle and emotional journey. The story plays out like a blend of Cruel Intentions meets Pretty Little Liars, expertly navigating the YA genre while artfully crafting a suspense thriller that both entertained and engaged the reader on multiple levels.

A thrilling, breathtaking, and shocking yet fun read, author R.G. Angel’s “Bittersweet Legacy” is a must-read YA suspense novel. The audiobook does a great job of implementing emotional storytelling with a brilliant sense of imagery. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy of this audiobook today and read for yourself how this shocking first novel ends in a massive cliffhanger.

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I loved this!!

At first I wasn't sure how this book was going to go, but thankfully it went a direction I hadn't expected. There were a couple of wording choices that I didn't care for such as the use of a "detailed" look. But those are minute issues. The amount of times I had a change of heart about different characters is unreal. I am absolutely looking forward to the next book!

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GREAT READ!

I really enjoyed it! The narration was great and kept me entertained! The author did a great job with the character builds and plot! I look forward to reading more books in this series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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dark and intriguing

Esme's Bio dad was pure evil incarnate, and he liked to make others suffer for what he felt were transgressions. The ending was a bit of a surprise , but after knowing Bio dad I can easily believe the worst. I liked seeing Archie and Caleb soften a bit as their hearts started to thaw. Intriguing series I'd like to read more of. I voluntarily listened to a free copy of this and am giving an honest review. The narrator did a good job bringing it to life.

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  • 01-13-21

Brilliant

I enjoyed listening to Stevi Incremona a very great narrator.

This book will have you hooked from the start. Excellent plot and so well written characters. There is so many twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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  • 12-09-20

WOW!

What a brilliantly gripping book. The amazing writing drew me in from the very start and I could not stop listening. This author keeps you on the edge of your seat with lots of twists and turns, I can't wait to see what happens next. The narration is wonderfully done with lots of emotion and different tones. I thoroughly recommend listening to this book.

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  • 🎧Mandy🎧 Sawyer 🎧Audiobook 🎧Obsession🎧 Reviewer🎧
  • 12-07-20

I need more stars!!

This book is absolutely fantastic. I really enjoyed this storyline. With well written characters with so many layers you will fall in love with at least one of them. Stevi has given these characters perfect personalities, a brilliant performance. I can’t wait for the next book. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Inishowen Cailin
  • 12-03-20

Fantastic

This was a really great listen. Initially, I was afraid it was going to be too dark for me as the male characters were all so nasty and evil. But Archie and Caleb began to redeem themselves and they grew on me. I cant wait to see what happens next!!
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