Title: Boys of Brayshaw High
Series: Brayshaw #1
Author: Meagan Brandy
Genre: Romance, New Adult, Contemporary
Published: January 21, 2019
Followed by: Trouble at Brayshaw High
DISCLAIMER: I rate Erotic Romance differently from other genres, especially where triggering elements are concerned.
My Rating 5/5
To say Raven has a tough life is to put it mildly. She grew up in a trailer with a mom who is a drug addict and prostitute. Now a social worker has dropped Raven in her new home, a house for troubled teens. Her plan is to remain unseen in her new High School but what she will not do is pretend to be weak or hide from anyone. She refuses to follow the rules set by the Brayshaw Boys.
You guys! This book!!!!! 5 fucking stars!
A friend recommended this book to me and I am forever grateful!!! Since the moment I started it all I could think about is Raven and the 3 sexy boys. I knew it was going to be dark and sexy BUT DAMN! Never in a million years did I expect something so intense and complex!
The characters, I absolutely loved all of them! We have 3 sexy and dangerous boys who run the town:
Royce: He is funny and flirty… he’s a manwhore! But underneath that clown mask is a sweetheart who cares.
Captain: (He is mine ladies!) I think he is the most level headed of the three but still just as crazy.
Maddoc: He is hot headed and bossy. He is the leader and barely speaks but when he does… *insert drool emoji here*
But Raven.. RAVEN IS QUEEN. She is badass and I don’t mean she’s a normal girl who is feisty or sometimes gets in trouble. No. I mean she gives zero fucks and does not follow the rules AT ALL. She does what she feels like and that’s it. And also, she’s a fighter, like an actual fighter against other people!
“Girls like you aren’t exactly welcomed at a place like this, so keep your head down and look the other way.”
Those were the exact words of my social worker when she dropped me in my newest hellhole, a place for “troubled teens”.
I didn’t listen, and now I’m on their radar.”
So what happens when someone like Raven meets 3 bossy boys? or better yet… Maddoc? THE BEST SEX EVER. THAT’S WHAT HAPPENS. The sexual tension coming from those two is strong from the moment they first cross paths. I was seriously trying to read as fast as possible to get to the part when they actually get together. Like I said, Maddoc doesn’t seem to talk as much as the other two but when he does:
“If someone tries to hurt you, I need you to tell me.”
“I can’t do that.”
“Because I’m not your problem.”
“BE my problem.”
I loved all the characters separately because they all have their own deep rooted issues, but I loved them together even more. Their issues help them bond and they all somehow balance each other out. The three guys were a tight group but Raven completes them. I think my favorite part of the book was seeing their friendship evolve; it felt natural and real.
My younger self can actually relate to the anger and impulsiveness of these four which made me love the story even more.
“People who can lay their heads down and fall asleep with ease don’t understand the struggle or how bad those of us who can’t wish we could. They don’t know what it’s like to lay awake at night and replay minutes of your life, wondering what you could or should have done differently. Or how you could be better at something or fearing what comes next. Sometimes it’s even as simple as playing a movie back in your head, anything to fill the hours.”
I wish I could pressure everyone into reading this book because It is complex, intense, and very sexy!