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Cruel Intentions

(Rydeville High Elite #1)

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  1,165 ratings  ·  385 reviews
In the power struggle between two elite groups, one feisty girl will bring them to their knees…

Life is a cruel game where only the most ruthless survive. It’s a truth my mother rebelled against, and she paid for it with her life. Now, I play their game. Publicly accepting the destiny that lies in wait for me when I turn eighteen.

But, behind closed doors, I plot my escape
Kindle Edition, 1, 397 pages
Published June 10th 2019
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Siobhan Davis Although there are plenty of hot guys to drool over, this isn't a reverse harem novel as she will end up with one love interest. I hope that answers…moreAlthough there are plenty of hot guys to drool over, this isn't a reverse harem novel as she will end up with one love interest. I hope that answers your question!(less)
Arieta You will need to read each book in order I think cause they all involve the main characters and their story. All three book include the story of the…moreYou will need to read each book in order I think cause they all involve the main characters and their story. All three book include the story of the girl and boy that are introduced in book one. You should definitely read this book I just finished it and it’s the best book I have read by the author it’s amazing you won’t be disappointed. 😊😊(less)

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KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
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'CRUEL INTENTIONS' is the first book in S. Davis' 'Rydeville High Elite' series. Spoken in 'Dual POV's'

Where manipulation and blackmail go hand in hand..

Holy crap! This was a clusterfuck of epic proportions!! Whiplash from here to Africa!! Twists and turns that had me sitting on the edge of my seat!!

Take a seat as your thrown into Abby's world, as she awaits her eighteenth birthday with trepidation because her destiny is an arranged marriage which is the norm from generation to generation and

When I started this book I couldn't believe I was reading about 17 and 18-year-olds. The Rydeville High school is ruled by the Elite, which consists of Abby and her twin Drew, Trent, and Charlie. They are considered the rich and powerful. Now Abby may be part of the Elite, but she doesn't have much say. She is expected to listen and act accordingly. Most of the Elite, are already arranged to be married. And Trent, the dude Abby is supposed to marry, he really tops the asshole cake !! 

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Not wanting
Sophia Triad
“You’re Camden Marshall,” I whisper, struggling to breathe above the panic running riot inside me.
“Yes, Abigail.” He spits my name out like it pains him to speak it. “And we need to talk.”

Elites Trent, Charlie, Drew and his twin sister Abigail rule the hallways of Rydeville High. In the world of the filthy rich and ruthless, prearranged marriages are a must. Thus Abigail is already engaged to Trent and she cannot do anything about it. Her future is pretty much predetermined. Abigail hates her li
May 20, 2019 rated it liked it
The current trend – obsession, even – in romance really confuses me. In my mind, bullying does not result in love. It does not matter how people try to justify this, my personal experience has made it impossible to put the two aspects together in my mind. I have physical and emotional scars from years of bullying, to this day it still influences my thoughts and decisions, and I cannot imagine how I could have ever fallen for a bully.

In fact, when I stop and think about it I can come up with the
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“And that’s how it done, Son!”

The romance world has been saturated with “bully” books recently. Some have been AH-MAY-ZINNNG. Some, not so much. When this trope is done well, I can’t get enough of it, but lately I’ve been picking up some BR books that have just fallen flat, mainly because there has been nothing new in them, so with every new release, I tend not to get too excited about them anymore, purely to avoid any disappointment. So, I one-clicked CRUEL INTENTIONS and tried to kee
Five amazing stars for Abby and Cam 😍😍😍!!!


This is the first book I've read by Siobhan Davis and OMG this is one the best book that I've read this year!!!

I really love Siobhan's writing style because this book was so easy to read and it's a page-turner 😄.

Before this one, I didn't read a dark romance with bully trope so I think from now on because of "Cruel Intentions" I will start reading this genre more 😍.

This was one of the books which you need to read all night because you need to know
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
HOLY CRAP. Cruel Intentions just rocked my whole world and came out of nowhere for me!! This story was blisteringly hot and delicious and filled with so much toxic (but decadent) bully goodness I might die. This story was sexy and delicious and so angsty at times I was rocking in the corner. It was also dark, disturbing and a bit uncomfortable at times but that is what made it so addicting. If you love bully romances, this book is for you!! The secrets, lies, conspiracies were so consuming. This ...more
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My heart is pounding so hard, it may beat right out of my chest. Siobhan, you never cease to amaze me!!

Cruel Intentions is the start of Siobhan's newest series, Rydeville High Elite, and boy does know how to get your heart pumping and body racing. I gobbled this book in one day. There was no way I could read this any slower, and I tried because I knew it was going to end in a cliffy. But I was so pulled in to this story that I wasn't coming up for air. And I didn't.

Rydevillle High is not your ty
Jun 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 massive clusterfuck stars!

Ok, so I’ve just finished this book and my mind is blown! I’m going to try and write a review that doesn’t give anything away.

The first thing that I will say is this book is full of triggers... there are some really dark themes in this book.

I was anxious the whole way through and then there were a couple of chapters that really tested me and made me feel sick in the pit of my stomach. Anyone that reads my reviews knows that I love dark romance and it takes a lot
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Oh la la...
Really enjoyed this one...

Bully romance with drama and action and suspense...

interesting, edgy and angsty...

And it ends with a cliffy...damn
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: June 10, 2019
Genre: High School Bully Romance
Cliffhanger YES (book 2 to be released Sep. 3)
Actual Rating: 4 stars

Cruel Intentions is the first book in the Rydeville High Elite series. It's a bully romance filled with dramatic and dark twists and turns your won't see coming! Recently, I have been reading all the Bully Romances I can get my hands on because the angst is top notch! I love seeing the seething hate of these people turn into burning love. Some may wonder why
Denise ♡ Dreamyreads
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Lies, deceit, betrayal.
Buried secrets.
Angst galore.
Teenage drama.
Enemies and rivalry.
Bullies. Bullies. Bullies.

“I want to feel something real,” I reply without uncertainty. “I want to let go of these chains that bind my body. To feel like I’m in control even if it’s only an illusion.”

Cruel Intentions is the first book in Siobhan Davis’ Rydeville High Elite Series. And when I tell you that this book is utterly unique, all-consuming, and oh so captivating...
Siobhan Davis really knocked one out of the park with Cruel Intentions! Let me tell you, it’s NOT just a pretty cover. Although that cover is enough to leave your panties wet. Her Rydeville High Elite Series starts off with a bang where we see our MC, Abby, is very unhappy. She is dealing with a lot as an Elite and has no control of her own life. As we flip the pages we learn that Abby is not the push over that everyone thinks she is. She is smart, cunning and capable.

Then, after the Elite boys
Kari Davis
Gimme Gimme Gimme!!! I want this so bad, those were my exact words when I saw this. These are my favorite types reads. If I could give this more than 5 stars, I would. I don’t know what I’m saying so try to bear with me while I ramble to get this out. This book blew me away!!

Well bloody hell! Every time I delve into a book by Siobhan I know I’m going to be left wanting more. She has a way with words that speak too me and I can’t stop devouring them. She is an author you should never underestima
Keri Loves Books
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars There’s a New Elite In Town

A high school bully romance filled with dirty secrets, lies, deceit and suspense. I had no idea what was coming next! I’m totally hooked and I want MORE!!!

Abigail was ELITE. She had the money and the family name to back it all up. Her group ruled the school...until the NEW Elite showed up.

The power has shifted, tables have turned and now she’s no longer the ruler...she’s being ruled!!!

Cam, Jackson and Sawyer have their own agenda as the New Elite. Abigail jus
Jun 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a DARK bully romance with triggers- abuse.

I was pulled into the story from the Prologue.
The reader firsts meets Abby when she is at her lowest point and wanting to give up. She meets a mysterious guy who helps her feel something other then numb. They do not exchange names and think will never see each other....

Abby and her family and friends live in an "old Elite" world that has had its rules for hundreds of years. She is promised to marry Trent because of family business deals and secr
Amanda Adams Steward
Jun 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by the author!

Okay first of all I’m not HUGE on high school because of the drama or a bully but this book. O M G!! I’m so glad I took the chance. I am also not a fan of cliffhangers when they haven’t been release yet so fair warning this is a cliffhanger but it was such good writing. I am so glad I was able to be apart of this ARC. I NEED book two! I have so many things I need answered!!
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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I absolutely love bully romances, especially when there is a darker edge to them. I immediately drawn into Cruel Intentions! This one is one of the darker bully romances that I have read lately and let me tell you, I was on the edge of my seat, I screamed in outrage, I cried both angry tears as well as tears of sadness. The emotions that were pulled from my heart and soul drained me and I am still in a book hango
Jun 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Cruel Intentions is a novel set in high school, though its themes and content are not high school age appropriate. Trigger warnings for sexual assault, attempted rape, rape, physical and mental abuse.

Cruel Intentions is a bully romance. I’m not usually a fan of bully romances, so I was hoping Davis would change my mind. Unfortunately, she did not.

Cruel Intentions follows Abby as she navigates the treacherous water that is coming from a founding family of her town. Her future has been decided f
Ga Books LoverX
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 FREAKING STARS!! Talk about a new twist in the bully romance genre, this book set the bar so freaking high for new books to come out. First thing that I am always wary about are books that are still taking place in HS as most of the time the students are like 15/16 and being cruel AF and just does not make sense to me. That is not happening in this series, I believe that Abby and co are either Juniors or Seniors, or at least act older and more mature.

Siobhan blew it out of the freaking park.
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
Siobhan Davis always steals the show, she knows how to write a damn good story that will have you so intrigued that you won't even notice when you have reached the end, that's how good her books are.

Bully romances have been my trope lately. I can't seem to get enough of them and I absolutely love them. Even though some that I've read recently seem to have the same theme, it still pulls me to read them.

The plot had me at HELLO! The twists, turns, drama and angst had me sitting on the edge of my s
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve learned that when reading a book by Siobhan Davis, I’m always in good hands. It is why I trust her over and over and over again. I have followed her to countless different genres I would normally NEVER try, and each time, she has come through with the same excellent writing that first drew me to her work. Cruel Intentions is no different.

I was very nervous and hesitant going into this book. I knew that it was a genre type which I have not only never read before, but never really had any de
Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
Jun 12, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: june-2019
*I was given an ARC in exchange for honest review*

I hate having to post this because now I'll probably be off the review team and that sucks. But I will ALWAYS be honest with my thoughts and opinions. I've only read one other book by this author and I really enjoyed it. It was a cute new adult romance that I really need to reread because I liked it. But this one... I have two hard limits when it comes to books. Cheating and drugs. Drugs are used so much that my three strike rule went out the win
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

Abby just wants to feel, so when a gorgeous hottie rescues her from herself one night, she bestows upon him the one thing she's never given her cruel fiance. Why shouldn't she give it away? It's hers to give, and for her to choose. But when that same gorgeous guy appears at her high school, and he's got disdain in his eyes for her and the Elite, it sets the stage for an epic bully adventure.

You see, Camden has a huge secret and Abby's at the center of that secret. He can't possibly have feelings
The Smutbrarians
Jun 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Feels 4
Steam 5
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 5
Kindle eArc provided by Author
Reviewed by Robin

Abby governs Rydeville High with her twin Drew, Trent and Charlie. They make the rules and the student body knows they had better follow them or else face their wrath. Only the ruthless survive and Abby has been trying to figure out an escape for years now. Until the new guys arrive at the school. Cam, Sawyer, and Jackson challenge Abby every chance they get and turn the system upside down. The new guys hate
Cassidy (cassidyreads)
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
BULLY ROMANCE?? YES please! This was the first book in the Rydeville High Elite series and a great start at that. I absolutely love Siobhan Davis and I've been a huge fan for a while now. I really enjoyed this book a lot, it's definitely not your typical HS romance, even though it is set in HS. It's very mature, which makes it more enjoyable for me! This book was filled with so many goodies that made this story a huge page turner. It had a bull romance, it had angst, dual POVs, drama and a story ...more
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Okay just..whoa let me catch my breath here for a second because it has quite literally been stolen away from me with this book.

I have been obsessed with books in this genre lately and was freaking ECSTATIC when I was able to get my hands on an advanced copy. And then of course the author being Siobhan Davis, I knew I was going to be in for a wild ride.

As usual, the entire time I was reading I was shaking inside with lust AND frustration. Then shock and heart break and then a massive, DEAR-GOD-W
Jessica Robbins
Jun 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-kindle, blog-tour
*I received a free copy of this book which I voluntarily chose to write an honest review for.

I am at a loss for words when it comes to describing this book! Our FMC is the only daughter of man that thirsts for power in a world where the elite run things. To make this happen he makes an alliance that will marry her off to one evil dude once she graduates. She has no control over her life instead being forced to do as she is told. The status quo changes though when a group of new elite arrive just
Literati Literature Lovers
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I FLOVE this book!!!!!! 5+++ stars! This is my first book by author Siobhan Davis and I’m so happy I took a chance on her. She delivers an amazing bully romance. The story is addicting and intense. I seriously loved everything about it. This is Book 1 and ends in a cliffhanger but it is sooo worth it.

The story is dark, twisted and really messed up! It is angsty and dramatic. There are secrets, lies and betrayals.

The character ensemble is fantastic. I love our heroine. Abby is strong, sassy, an
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