Erin is an author of all things Alpha. Her specialty is MC romance but loves to dip into dark romance too. She will weave you a story that will have you gasping for air as you try to figure out what’s going to happen next. All of Erin’s books will have some form of romance as well as suspense. With that being said you need to keep in mind that Erin’s tagline is always true. Fairy Tales Don’t Always Have A Happy Ending. Do you think you’re ready to take the plunge into Erin’s world?
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5 out of 5
High school can be such a tough time, but what’s worse is when the kids that were so high and mighty, bullies, tough guys, or plain old b!tches never grow up and feel as though they are still the top of the food chain after high school.
The Strays are the outcasts, weird kids, the kids that no one wants to take the time to understand or get to know. We’ve all had them at our schools. When the Strays finally strike back the group of four that made their high school years miserable, one of them in particular will find out who her real friends are.
Ray is an entitled girl that lives behind a mask. She pretends to be alright when inside her life and her mind are fracturing. Not knowing who her high school friends truly are or were, she believes that she is untouchable and indestructible, but one night at a Halloween party she finds something that can help her and change how her future is headed. All because the kids she bullied and made outcasts wants revenge on her and her crew.
Zaryn and his crew are no longer the kids that will take being bullied or downcast, they’re looking to get back at the four that were always mean in high school. Their first target is Ray. Zaryn is ready to show her how it feels to be bullied and scared. His only flaw? She liked the fear and now his plan is backfiring, but will the benefits be a win? Zaryn isn’t looking for a relationship with Ray, but when one night shows him her reaction to him and his plan, he dares her to get to know him and things change. Now he has to make sure that the secrets he’s keeping from her won’t destroy what they’ve started.
I liked this book. The characters are interesting, and relatable. The story was relatable, angsty and a bit dark. I’m sure that we’ve all had some experience with the high school “cool” kids showing the others how high school was going to be for them. Not everyone had a bully, but I’m sure to an extend that most did, so this book is relatable in that sense. It was a quick read, but I wouldn’t say it was an easy read. There are some tragic and dark scenes that made me cringe and tear up, but I still enjoyed it. I felt bad for Ray and the Strays, but in the end the main bullies got their comeuppance. I give this book a 5-star review. I find that Erin Trejo can write pretty much any trope and I will enjoy reading it. She’s a master wordsmith.