Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: A Gorgeous Villain, by Saffron A. Kent

Title: A Gorgeous Villain
A St. Mary’s Rebel’s Romance
Author: Saffron A. Kent
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: June 3, 2021
Two years ago, Reed Jackson betrayed Calliope Thorne and broke her heart. So she stole his most prized possession – a white mustang – and drove it into the lake for revenge.
Now, Callie is stuck at a reform school while Reed is off at college, living his life without repercussions.
Until he comes back.
With him comes back all the feelings that Callie has been trying to bury: anger and heartbreak.
But most of all, desire. At the sight of his beautiful but lying lips and his gunmetal gray eyes that still taunt and smolder when he looks at her.
Whatever though. It’s not as if Callie is ever going to fall for her ex-boyfriend again. Or let him corner her in a bar one night and touch her, kiss her…
Neither is she going to kiss him back. Or worse, sleep with him.
Because that would make her naïve and foolish.
Oh, and also pregnant.
And there’s no way Callie is ever going to get pregnant at eighteen and with Reed’s baby, no less. The guy she hates.
The guy who taught her all about heartbreak. Who might look like a gorgeous hero but really is the villain of her story.
Note: This is a STANDALONE novel set in the world of St. Mary’s. There is no cheating in this book.


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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars

The good girl, the bad boy, an epic second-chance forbidden romance.

Two years after Reed broke Callie’s heart, he is back in her life and turns it upside down. She hates him for what he did to her, but her heart still beats for him. Cries for him. But loving Reed is forbidden — he’s her brother’s sworn enemy and Callie’s brothers are way overbearing.

I love the dichotomy between sweet, good girl Callie, and surly, bad boy Reed. I really hated Reed at times, but then we got to see how broken he is. There’s a reason why he just spews hate all around and doesn’t think he’s worthy of being loved or being able to give love in return. But there’s something about his fairy girl that breaks through those walls, and Callie brings out the very best in Reed. It’s a long and winding path to Reed’s redemption, but he really goes all in once he gives in to the pull Callie has on him!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

Saffron A. Kent is a USA Today Bestselling Author of Contemporary and New Adult romance.
She has an MFA in Creative Writing and she lives in New York City with her nerdy and supportive husband, along with a million and one books.
She also blogs. Her musings related to life, writing, books and everything in between can be found in her JOURNAL on her website (

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