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Little White Lies

(Harvard Academy Elite #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  540 ratings  ·  78 reviews
I have a plan—keep my head down, stay out of the way, and graduate. If I stick to it, I can escape and finally be free of my father's suffocating grip on my life.
My plan does not include four stubborn, rich hot guys that just happen to run Harvard Academy. Brent, Cole, Tristan, and Axel are the top of the food chain. All the boys want to be them, and the girls want
Published (first published August 24th 2019)
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Marguerite (M)
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Rating: 2 stars

I hated it. I hated the story, I hated the characters, I hated absolutely everything about it and I do not know why I made it to the end.

This is bully RH. I knew it even though the second part of the duet called it "a light bully romance". But what I did not expect was entering one hell of a toxic romance.

Because, let's be real, what is more romantic than being coerced into a relationship?
Elysian Fields
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
Brent, Tristin, Cole and Axel… oh my!

At 23% I was in love the these boys, hands down no questions asked. At 40% I was ecstatic with the way things were developing, even with the bully aspect. At 70% I was totally and forever in love with this story and by the end I was gasping and wanting more! I NEED book two, like NOW!

Kres is trying to get her high school life to stay on track so she can get a scholarship and escape a violent and hard life at home. She is incredibly smart and sassy, but comple
Jamie Campbell
HOLY FUCKKKK! Wow, this was not at all what I was expecting in a Reverse Harem! And the end of the book totally threw me for a loop! I love high school bully books! And top it off with it being a Reverse Harem😍😍
Total smorgasbord of yumminesss❤❤

The latest brother looks me over curiously before turning to his brothers. “You found a stray?” He acts like I’m the new one in the neighborhood, not the other way around.
Tristan hikes his thumb toward Cole. “He did. I just came to get him to stop shammin’
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great story! Not one or two hotties but four?! Phew, I need some ice to cool down after all the sexual tension between the quads and Kresley. And just when you think all is well, BAM! There’s the twist slapping you in the face. All I know is that this book had me hooked from chapter one and I need the conclusion to this story ASAP!

Not your typical bully-read either so if you’re not into those you’re still good to read this one.
Crystal Spears
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An absolute must read Bully/Reverse Harem read.
I 100% devoured this novel in one sitting and I'm beyond ready for the next.
Nov 16, 2019 rated it liked it
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Kathryn Ford
Dec 31, 2020 rated it did not like it
Shelves: teen-fluff
Cresley was whiney. The boys were arogant and not even that hot according to me. And it ends at the most stupid part ever.
Courtney Turner
Jan 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Addictive is a good word for this book. As soon as I finished this ARC copy I gobbled up the second and final book in this series. I couldn’t wait to read it. That being said I have to review this one. The author will get to captivated right from the start. You will love to hate these guys but you will also love to love them as well. This book is not for the faint of heart and depicts parental abuse and neglect. And you just want to wrap Kresley up into a big hug for all that she has to endure. ...more
The Smutbrarians
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Feels 3
Steam 2
Storyline 5
Overall Rating 4.5
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Reviewed by Robin

Wow! I’m not sure what to say. Currently I’m in love with twisted high school romances that have that Cruel Intentions vibe and this story did not disappoint. Kresley is trapped by her wealthy family and their rigid expectations. She only hopes to win a scholarship and escape their control. Then you have the quads who move in next door and throw her plans out the window. As she tries to keep them at arm’s
Kelly Mooney
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The entire book swept me right in. I loved the characters and how she intertwined them to Kresley in a way you really rooted for all of them to win her over. She brought a nice intensity to the bubbling up of their attraction to her/and he to them as well. I'm really looking forward to book 2 to get the much needed answers that she left hanging. (sort of) I wasn't expecting the twist at the ending, I was for sure thinking something more fantasy (think Twilight) but turned in a different way. Out ...more
Sandy Alvarez
Aug 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Little White Lies will take you on one hell of a ride and leave you begging for more by the time you reach the last page. I hung on to every word until the very end. The chemistry between the characters is off the charts. I loved how strong Kresley is. She is the perfect heroine. And when you pair her with Cole, Tristen, Axel and Brent, you get a drool worthy fantasy fivesome. I can’t wait for book two.
Sep 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Their betrothal is a business plan to manipulate and overtake Kresley’s father’s business interests.

Her father’s company needed financial investors therefore they decided to quietly purchase interests to effortlessly gain access to files and data to navigate a takeover.

The quadruplets are all set to take charge at the end and Kresley accidentally overhears the entire conversation.

Awaiting the conclusion in Instalment number two.
Nicole Gass
Jan 01, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Sad I actually paid money for this book.

This book was really really baaaaaad. I have actually never reviewed a book before. I am a fan of new adult romances and reverse harem novels so that’s not the problem. Absolutely no character development, huge skips in the plot, crappy story line, stupidest female character alive. Do. Not. Waste. Your. Money.
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just wow!

This book was unputdownable. I was really surprised by the captivating plot that is put together so well. I can't wait to dive into book 2 because that cliffhanger got me good.
Carol Stephens
So much jumping around!

The storyline is so intriguing and I'm hooked into what happens, but...the way the story moves from one situation to the next makes it feel incomplete to me.
Jan 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been wanting to read a book by Sapphire and boy, what an introduction it was. Enough steam to almost set my Kindle smoking. I'm not into Reverse Harem or HS bully books but, this book is really making me rethink everything. Looking forward to more books by Sapphire. ...more
Aug 05, 2020 rated it did not like it
Ok so these kinds of books are usually a favourite of mine (no matter how cliche they can get i thrive on the stuff) as long as they are written well. This one however i couldn't get behind. Maybe it's because of how short it was making it feel as if it was rushed and like scenes were missed but things just kept happening seemingly out of nowhere and so little explanations were given, I mean the MC spends no time (at least not in writing that we can experience) with some of the brothers; or at m ...more
Jeanette George
May 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Overall, I did enjoy reading this and wanted to find out what happens next.

Story-wise, it was pretty original in that I've never read a bully romance like this one. The ending is eye-catching as well.

The only thing though is I'm not quite sure how I feel about Kresley, the heroine. She is likable and you do feel for her, but at the same time, she doesn't question much. I can believe a character is naive and sheltered but this seemed stretched a bit. So, maybe it's by design on the authors part
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy WOW! Talk about being sucked in!
I didn't know what to expect when I started reading this story, but that was part of the allure. I was waiting for something to happen. Something that would clue me into what was going to happen, but I didn't get that until the end.
Kresley is so innocent and naive, but also has a strong will to be a good person. The Quads, well, they all have very different personalities, yet work very well together.
I'm about to start the second book and I can't wait to see
Margarita LM
Feb 28, 2020 rated it it was ok
Honestly, not what I was expecting at all. While I really enjoy high school bully books this was just terrible in my opinion. There was not thrill leading up to the connection between the characters. Various parts throughout the book just skipped months or weeks that would have been better if we actually read about them. I also hated the fact that she was very weak like she just kept getting stomped on not standing up to them. Would have made it more interesting to at least see her try and put u ...more
Mello ❣ Illium ✮Harry✮ ☀Myrnin☀ Torin Ichimaru

I liked this one, though it needs some more editing. The ending makes me feel awful for Kresley even though I'm certain things aren't what they seem. Still, that last scene gets you right in the feels.
Crystal Wilke
Apr 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First book I have read by Sapphire and I was hooked. I couldn't put it down. Love the Quad!!! This book is full of emotions that will make you feel like you are on a rollercoaster. Dont worry though you fall in love with the Quad and Kresley. But that ending!!!! ...more
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved every minute that was spent reading.

From the first chapter I was unable to stop reading, I kept wanting to know what would happen next. Presently on the second book and loving it as well.
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I’ve never read a story quite like this. All I can say is that I’m itching to read the next book. Idk which boy I liked more but I definitely knew something was wrong with them. I was just waiting for shit to hit the fan.
Dec 16, 2020 rated it liked it
This was a solid first installment. I thought a lot was skipped over though so none of their romance seems real. We don’t get how the h fell in love with the guys. It’s glossed over. I will listen to the second installment of its out in audiobook.
Andrea Fernandez
Dec 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
A slow burn.
Kresley has more than she can handle, four brothers vying fir her attention, a proposal, bullies, and an over bearing father. This story drew me from the beginning, held me captivated, rooting for a happy ending, and left me a little speechless. I enjoyed this story.
Muriel Farrell
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read
Lis jouvin
so this is like every bully story !! well in this case is the "rich" and shy girl meet the 4 hot neighboors who are quatriduples , in two weeks she got engaged to tristan one of the quats and there she began with been bully thanks to the news of engagedment so a bunch of girls who are rich and desperate want the boy for them self, a bunch of stuff happened and is a HUGE cliffhanger ... ...more
Atefeh Cheunyoung
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was ok
-----------------.-Spoiler alert-.------------------

This escalated really fast xD from just knowing them till engaged to one of tha boyys.
Not only that, but the fact that she is attracted to all of the boys? and all of the boys were ok with sharing her?
I dunno what to give this book, i mean i kind of enjoyed it in the beginning, cause i thought she would have chosen one of them but.... yeah. Not gonna happen.

It was okay, not the best or the worst... i dunno if this one took the cake or another
Feb 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed Kresley's story. Good characters. This was an intriguing book. I received a free copy of the book. And am voluntarily leaving an honest review. ...more
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