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Scarlet Toys

(Violent Circle #1)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  2,168 ratings  ·  367 reviews
Living on Violet Circle, a place that’s less of a neighborhood and more of an insane asylum poured into the street, I thought I was prepared for anything. After you’ve seen a woman strip down at the laundry room to wash the clothes she’s wearing, then saunter across the street naked, you’ve seen it all, right?

How naïve I was.

After the factory closed, leaving me and a
Kindle Edition, 180 pages
Published November 28th 2017 (first published November 11th 2017)
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Elle's Book Blog
Jul 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Release Date: November 28, 2017
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Actual Rating: 4 stars

I love romantic comedies. They are my favorite genre and I am always eager to find new ones and new authors who write these books. After scouring the internet for laugh loud loud funny romances it was suggested to me to read this one (Scarlet Toys) by S.M. Shade. Was I disappointed? Not in the slightest. While I didn't find this one to be outrageously hilarious (those are my favorite kind) I really liked reading it.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the kind of book that makes a person an instant fan of an author. It was full of so much humor and entertainment and just fun.

Both main characters drew me in from the very beginning. I loved the neighborhood Cassidy lived in with her quirky but supportive neighbors (most of them anyway). I loved Wyatt and his immediately relaxing, laid back, and accepting personality. From the very opening setup of this book I knew it would be something I would like and was not disappointed. As things p
Alex ♈
Aug 12, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

My favorite in this series.
Some bizarre jokes, but overall hilarious, and likable characters.
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: so-funny
4 Rub Club Stars

This book had some funny ass one liners. I enjoyed the storyline, as well. I’ll definitely be reading the next book in this series:)
The Cobbler's Daughter
I love almost every book I read. I can read a book a day, sometimes more. After awhile, they can all start to blend together. This book did blend, blended right into my heart!

This is the first book in the Violent Circle series and WOW what a start! It's a comedy for sure but if I'm truthful I'll tell you I cried at one point. I felt so many emotions and I'm not even sure why because it's truly rom-com

It's funny how books can touch on emotions that are different for each of us but this book touch
I don't know if would put 'comedy' on the cover when it's actually not funny :/ at least not to me. Ok so the antics were supposed to be amusing, to the characters, but it wasn't witty. ...more
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May 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was funny, sexy and honest. I loved that the neighbourhood wasn't stripped from it's realities and that nothing was sunshines and rainbows. I would totally work in Scarlet Toys just for the 20% discount!

After the local factory is closed down Cassidy, alongside other 400 people, is forced to look for a new job. By chance she lands herself a position of a General Manager in a new open Adult Shop in town. Will she be able to resist the sexy owner that literally pulls rubber cocks out of his sl
Candyce Kirk
Nov 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was such a fast and fun read. It was totally different than I expected, but in a very good way. This book starts out with Cassidy losing her job and looking for a new one. She lives in a poor part of town and has very interesting neighbors. She finds out about a new business opening up and goes to see about a job. There she meets Wyatt, who plans on opening an adult store. She is a little shocked to be selling sex toys, but she gets to be a manager and she takes the challenge. Her boss Wyat ...more
This one was highly recommend in a fb group. I love me a good rom-com but sadly this one didn’t do it for me. I didn’t find it really funny, more silly. I kept putting it down and I skimmed some parts.
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I randomly saw an ad or teaser for book 4 in this series (it's not out yet) and I was instantly in love with the blurb. I laughed and wanted it ASAP and looked it up on GR and found it was book 4 in a series! So I immediately started looking at the other books, reading the blurbs and checking them out on Amazon and guess what I found? ... Book 1 (aka this book) was free!!!!!! So of course, I bought it. And started it right away and it was awesome. Beyond awesome. I loved the characters. I loved ...more
Karma Queen
This is a fun, hot, sexy read with great main characters and the colorful neighbors in the Violet Circle neighborhood. The residents might not have a lot of money but they keep things interesting.

Cassidy loses her job when the local factory that employs much of the town closes. Luckily for her there is a new business that is hiring. She goes for the interview and meets the new owner of what will become Scarlet Toys, an adult store. Wyatt Lawson is a hottie in a suit and Cassidy can't stop imagi
Oct 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
What can I say about this book that hasn’t already been said.
Firstly the characters in this story were on point. I don’t think I have laughed so hard at the antics of a bunch of fictional characters in a long time.

Cassidy has just lost her job. Not only that, but everyone else she had worked with is in the same boat. She does land an interview and falls a bit hard for the guy who’s interviewing her.

Wyatt is new in town and just wants to get his business up and running who hires Cassidy to man
Natalie panda eyes
Picked this one because I hoped it would be as funny as Worth it. It had funny bits and weird bits. Nice intro for the series, the couple was sweet but I preferred Noble and Jani. Funniest moment was the Dino.
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Scarlet Toys is a sexy Rom Com that will make you laugh out loud and smile constantly until both your sides and your face hurt.

Shannon Shade's brand of comedy had me in hysterics. This cast of characters and the neighborhood they lived in was straight out of a comedy sitcom. A cross between Friends, Modern Family and maybe some SNL. I almost wonder how Shannon made it through even writing this book. I would legit have spit coffee and or food all over my computer. Let's hope she wasn't eating or
Nov 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
S.M Shade has done it again. 5 star read with lots of laugh out loud moments. Definitely a must read if you like a lighthearted Rom Com. I can't wait to see what other shinanagans the people of Violet Circle will get up to next.
1-Click this awesomeness now! You know you want to ;)
CLiK Books
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Scarlet Toys (Violent Circle #1)

I received this book for an honest and unbiased review.

An absolutely wonderful sexy romantic comedy by S.M.Shade. One that you can’t help but love because of the eclectic mix of characters and the hilarious scenarios they find themselves in.

Cassidy West has just been let go from her job along with the rest of the employees. That’s going to make finding a job so much harder but when she hears about an opportunity, she attends an interview and can’t believe the go
Debbie Turk
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the perfect Rom-Com!! Some true laugh out loud moments mixed in with the free flowing giggles, enough drama mixed throughout the story to keep you hooked in even more & then there's the beautiful romance that sparks between Wyatt, the 'new to town' business owner & Cass, the feisty new manager he employs who lives in Viole(n)t Circle.

The cast of characters that live in the circle are absolutely fantastic. They are so colourful, freaky, funny, loving, supportive & weird they make you han
Pammy Shepherd
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved Scarlet toys, fantastic read, full of so many laughs. There was hardly any lows in this story which I found really refreshing. I laughed out loud a lot. “Damn, I have been in here too long. My skin looks like your balls.” This was my favourite line in the book. It seriously made me have tears from laughing, my husband though I had lost it.

This is a feel good story, it gives you a sense of love and community as well as lots of laughs. I highly recommend scarlet toys. S.M Shade
Apr 28, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebie
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Living on Violet Circle, a place that’s less of a neighborhood and more of an insane asylum poured into the street, I thought I was prepared for anything. After you’ve seen a woman strip down at the laundry room to wash the clothes she’s wearing, then saunter across the street naked, you’ve seen it all, right?

How naïve I was.

After the factory closed, leaving me and a good portion of the town unemployed, I took a job managing Scarlet Toys. I knew it wou
Angela James
Oct 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Omg! I floved this book! So fun and lighthearted with lots of shenanigans and jokes that will keep you highly entertained and laughing your behind off. S. M. Shade has done it again and will always be an instant one-click author for me. Read this book, it's awesome....Scooby-Dooby-Do! lol #BookSmackedReviewer ...more

It had some funny moments and dialogue, and I loved the idea of the neighborhood but I felt zero connection to either Wyatt or Cassidy and that never changed. It just went from insta-lust to insta-love and outside of sex and some witty comebacks I have no idea why the two of them were together.
Jan 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
This book did nothing for me. Started off poor, and never picked up. What did me in was the h, Cass, getting laid off from her factory job, walking into an open interview for a new job, and getting offered the position of manager!!!
Kerry Fletcher
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Book 1 of a new series! If they all go on the same as this one it's gonna be a fun and fab series!

Cass lives in Violet Circle dubbed Violent Circle. Being one of the poorer areas everyone is in everyone's pocket. Cass loves it! Unfortunately she's made redundant and needs to find a job to pay her bills or she could lose her apartment. A new shop is about to open in town. No one knows what it is but Cass is desperate and doesn't care what it is. She goes in for an interview and finds the hottest
Rebecca Austin
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: review-kylie-s
Cassidy West has just lost her job at the Crunchy Time Cookie Factory with about 400 other people so she knows she has to get a jump on finding a new job. One of her neighbors recommends her applying at a new store opening up, which ends up being Scarlet Toys - a store which sells sex toys!

As Cassidy drools over her new boss, Wyatt Lawson, she must also deal with all of the craziness that is happening in her neighborhood of Violet Circle which she likens to an "insane asylum poured out into the
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Scarlet Toys is a sweet and laughing out loud story, by S.M.Shade. With over 100 face palms moment, you will definitely laugh and groan out loud!

"-Honey, if you’re getting slapped in the face with it, you ain’t using it right,” she says, placing our food on the table."

"Yeah, I’ll let him see Fappy the dino for himself. No way I’m trying to explain that."

The relationship between Cassidy West and Wyatt Lawson is easy and funny. They are a perfect match!
I love how developed all the characters are,
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cassidy and Wyatt are a great example of opposites attracting, and combusting. Cassie has little money and was just laid off from her job, Wyatt is rich and opening a new store in town, offers Cassie a job as manager, and the store just happens to be an adult store.

Cassie lives in a low income area nicknamed Violent Circle, and the things that go on there are amazing! I honestly wouldn’t mind living there myself!

There are protests against the store, and even a fire. The town even has a proposi
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
OMG where do I start!. S.M. Shade has written a laugh out loud romantic storyline that you don’t want to miss out on. I laughed from the start to the end of this book. But Scarlet Toys is so much more than just a funny storyline. The characters are so much fun and likeable that you’ll be rooting for the people who live in Violent Circle. Yep these folks are their own brand of crazy, but in a good way and they will easily worm their way into your heart.

Needless to say, when Wyatt decided he wante
Heather Gilbert
Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it

Can a story about a sex shop and the people who run it be heartwarming? Why yes, yes it can. Hysterical and pun happy, this novel speeds through a romance that will leave you smiling. It’s slightly harlequin, with a far more adult feel - and much hotter when it needs to be.

- Very, very funny.
- Heart warming
- Little cheesy, and I like my true romances a bit cheesy.
- Sweet
- Butt plugs... butt plugs everywhere. But they never get used. What’s with that? 😂🤷‍♀️

- Nothing really, it’s s
Mar 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
Funny and light yet cool

I'm glad I gave this book a try. It was refreshing to read a story where the focus is not on the inner turmoils and thoughts of the characters, where laughter is always present and where romance and sex are not overplayed. Really, I just loved the 2 main characters and will love to read more about them in Jani and Noble's story!
LaToya (Readingbythebayou)
A fun read

I have had this book on my kindle for awhile now and with the release of the last book in the series I decided to dive in. I am so glad I did this was a great book. Awesome characters and a really good story. Wyatt and Cass are characters I will never forget. I can't wait to read the next one!
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I'm a full time author who is hopelessly addicted to iced coffee, love stories, sunshine, and men with full sexy lips, though not necessarily in that order. A voracious reader since I sounded out my first word, I started writing as a teenager and rediscovered my love of writing as an adult. Originally from Indianapolis, I now live in a small Kentucky town with my college age son.

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