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That’s how the whole neighborhood refers to the apartment where I live with three other college students. It’s a bit judgmental, considering the neighborhood we live in is more like a zoo than an apartment complex, but not inaccurate. If you put that many young guys together, things are bound to be interesting. I still maintain that the giant water guns filled with poison ivy water were not my idea.

January Dixon.

She’s the girl I’ve lusted after for years. A smart mouth and sharp tongue surrounded by soft beauty and a body I’d give up an organ just to touch. An important organ, like a kidney, not one of those lame ones like a gallbladder.

It’s a tricky situation since she lives right down the street, and dating a neighbor generally isn’t a good idea. But this is Violent Circle, where normal may as well be a dirty word. Thanks to an impromptu fashion show where I tossed all self-respect aside and strutted my stuff in full bondage gear in front of our small town, she now owes me a date.

And I plan to collect,


Book 2 in the Violent Circle series!!

This is January and Noble's story who we met in Scarlet Toys.

Jani doesn't have time for relationships and she doesn't want one. Doing her job and looking after her mom is a full time job. Plus she saw what falling in love did for her mom and she is determined not to go down that route.

Since the first time he saw her Noble knew he wanted Jani. He'd do anything to get her including making a complete fool of himself in bondage gear! He calls in the debt of doing that by making Jani go on a date with him. 

Jani is surprised there is more to Noble than she thought, he's not your typical frat boy and she decides to give him a chance.

Both of their lives are hectic, Nolan has just got a scholarship to continue school and also a part time job. They find peace in each other's arms but will life manage to keep them apart?

Great second book in the series. I really like both these characters. I was expecting Jani to be the one to push Noble away with her fears but she was the more stable of the two. She's a lot of fun and i loved how caring she was with her mom and bestie Cassidy.

Noble is really kind of sweet and i loved how he wasn't afraid to make a fool of himself at any time. I could of clipped him round the ear near the end but thankfully he pulled his finger from his behind and once again made a fool of himself for love.

The story was sweeter than i thought it may be. There were some funny parts mostly from Noble but i didn't find this one as funny as Scarlet Toys. There was less going on i think and more to do with their relationship which is fine but i thought it just lacked a little compared to book one.

The writing was brilliant and engaging and i picked it up and didn't put it down. The side characters are great to read. All the neighbors are funny and i'm hoping they all get books even the resident drunk! lol It was also great to catch up with Cassidy and Wyatt!

The ending was not your typical HEA but i was strangely happy with it! Looking forward to the next book in the series!

Reviewed by Kerry


“So, we just chuck it out there and drag it in?” I ask. 

“Pretty much. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to feel if you’ve caught something or if it’s just trapped between rocks. It’s not very rock here, so it’s a good beginner spot.” 

A cute smile flashes across his face as he asks me, “Are your ready?” 

“Let’s do it.” 

“Later, beautiful, for now, we fish.” 

A giggle escapes me as I reach for a rope. “Just show me how far to throw it.” 

“We’ll do the first one together. Then we have to put some space between us so our magnets don’t find each other. When they get stuck together, they’re a bitch to pull apart.” 

Handing me a pair of gloves, he grabs the rope, and we walk to the edge of the water. He throws the magnet hard, and it splashes as it disappears underwater. The current pulls a little on the rope, but the magnet is heavy enough to sink.” 

Standing beside me, he says, “Just pull it nice and slow.” 

“Are we still talking about the rope?” Before he can reply, I feel a slight tug. “I think I have something!” 

Noble puts his hand on the rope in front of mine and tugs a little. “It’s something big.”

Excitement floods through me as I imagine all the things that could have ended up in the river. What if it’s a safe? A safe full of money!

“Keep pulling, steady and slow so you don’t lose it.” 

The object is getting closer and closer, a little more and I’ll be able to see it. When I pull again, the rope won’t budge. “It’s stuck on something.” 

I try to hand Noble the rope, but he moves behind me instead and reaches around my sides, gripping the rope along with me. Together, we manage to get it moving again without losing the mystery object. 

My squeal of excitement make Noble laugh. “You aren’t having fun on our date, are you?” he teases

“As long as you understand I’m keeping all the money we find in the safe we’re dragging up.” His laughing scares away some nearby birds. “It's like finding buried treasure,” I add.

“Don’t worry, there’s only one booty I’m interested in.” 

“Pirate puns, really?” 

“So, I’ll be swabbing my own deck?”

Laughing together, we give the rope one last heave and the object clangs, flips over, and lands in the mud.

“Don’t spend all that money in one place,” Noble snorts.

“A shopping cart? Who throws a shopping cart in the river?” 

Noble sloshes through the mud and yanks the magnet free. “It’s not the first one I’ve snagged.” 

“What’s the best thing you’ve caught?” 

He turns and grins at me, giving me the urge to kiss that little dimple. “Your eye.” 

It was a completely lame response. So why do I want to throw him down in the mud and ravage him? My lack of reply just makes his smile broaden. 

“Ha! No comeback and you’re blushing. I think I won that one.” 

“And what do you think you’ve won?” 

Noble throws the magnet back out. “Well, another date, at least.” 

“We aren’t even finished with this one.” I take the rope from him.

“No, all our dates have to end with a kiss.”

The thought of his lips on mine sends a spike of excitement through me, but I can’t let him see it. 

Keeping my voice as nonchalant as possible, I ask, “So if I kiss you now, we can call it a day?” 

Sauntering up to me, his grin falls, and his voice deepens. “Do you want me to kiss you, January?”

The rope in my hand is forgotten, dropped to the bank as his hand cups my jaw. His palms are warm against my face. He presses his soft lips to mine for a moment, then retreats, before kissing me again, just as tenderly. It’s the sweetest kiss I’ve ever been given, and my stomach explodes in butterflies like a teenage girls. It feels wonderful.

I’m so screwed.

Also try Scarlet Toys Violent Circle Book 1

 About the Author

S.M. Shade is a homeschooling mom hopelessly addicted to Dr. Pepper, love stories, sunshine, and men with full sexy lips, though not necessarily in that order. A voracious reader since sounding out her first word, she started writing as a teenager and rediscovered her love of writing as an adult. Originally from Indianapolis, she now lives in a small Kentucky town with her teenage son.
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