Title: Burn it Down
Series: The Savage Crew #3
Author: Julia Wolf
Release Date: July 29th, 2021
Page Length: 567 Pages
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Age Range: NA
Rating: 4/5 Stars ⭐️
Thank you to the author and Wildfire Marketing Solutions for an advanced copy of this book. All opinions on the book are my own.
I’m the smart girl with my nose constantly in a book. The one with the level head who never breaks the rules…until I do.
And wouldn’t you know, the one person who knows about my case of 𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐨𝐧 is the last one I’d ever want to find out.
Gabe Fuller might be Savage River High’s class clown, but as far as I’m concerned, he’s a 𝐯𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐠𝐮𝐢𝐬𝐞. Once upon a time, I gave him my heart, but our ending was no fairytale.
As the keeper of my 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐭, Gabe thinks he owns me. I’ll play along because I have no other choice, but I’ll never bow, and I definitely won’t fall…no matter how good his hands feel on my curves.
The third installment in the Savage Crew series is about Penelope and Gabriel. It was an extremely enjoyable enemies to lovers high school romance and a fast paced read.
Gabriel was the goofy class clown that we all have at least one of in each class. He seemed so…real to me. He was relatable, funny, a wonderful friend to the people he cared about and a star player on the soccer field. However, what truly made him real was the fact that all that people knew him as, was just a fake front he put up. His actual life was dark and sad and only a handful of people knew how bad things were. Looking at his sunny and goofy side, who could tell what he actually went through?
And Penelope, where do i even begin with her? I was so glad that Pen was fierce and badass. I hate books that portray the female MC as weak. Being sweet, kind and soft is one thing and being all that doesn’t make you weak but lots of authors portray it that way and i absolutely despise that. However, Pen was so strong and a changed woman from the one that Gabe wronged all that while ago. She was changed and a badass for the better.
While everyone else flocks toward the class clown, Pen is the only one who avoids him as much as possible and now, looks right through him. The only person on whom Gabe’s charm doesn’t instantly work. But Gabe is nothing if not stubborn and determined, and he’s determined for Pen to help him with a subject he’s possibly failing at. Their chemistry is back in full swing and I loved their banter!! They were perfect together ah.
If you want the full experience that this series could give you, I’d suggest starting from the first book but this is a standalone and can be read alone too. It has dual POV, so we get to see Pen and Gabe’s POV throughout the book. This book will make you feel so many emotions. It’ll make you laugh like a maniac, sob your eyes out, keep you intrigued, want to punch a wall and smile as wide as possible. And every second of it is worth it.
Julia Wolf is a lover of all things romance. From steamy, to sweet, to funny, to so dirty you’ll be blushing for days, she loves it all.
Formerly a hair stylist, she spent years collecting stories her clients couldn’t wait to spill. And now that she’s writing full time, she’s putting those stories to use, although all identifying characteristics have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent!
Julia lives in Maryland with her three crazy, beautiful kids and her patient husband who she’s slowly converting to a romance reader, one book at a time.