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Break You

(Boys of Trinity Hall #1)

3.68  ·  Rating details ·  1,273 ratings  ·  232 reviews
This is not a love story.
I hate you not for who you are, but what you represent.
I’m the whispers in the darkness you can’t quite hear.
I’m the unease that can’t be explained, but won’t go away.
I’m your worst nightmare come to life.
I’m the filthy rich guy who’s coming for revenge.
Everything you’ve ever had.
Everything you hold dear.
I won’t stop until I break you.
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Published October 22nd 2019 by MV Ellis
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Mali Mor ❤️ The Romantic Blogger

Life has made Rocky Gordon into a tough woman who won't let anyone put her down. Although she always had to struggle, now she studies in a prestigious college on a scholarship, surrounded by wealthy spoiled students, but keeps a low profile so she doesn't get in trouble... until she meets the meanest guy around.

📚 “𝗞𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗽𝗹𝗮𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝗲, 𝗔𝗻𝗴𝗿𝘆 𝗚𝗶𝗿𝗹, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗴𝗲𝘁 𝗯𝘂𝗿𝗻𝗲𝗱." 📚

Xavier Cross is the rich, arrogant bad-boy who always gets what he wants - and he wants revenge on the person who hu
Sep 20, 2020 marked it as dnf
Shelves: bully-romance

too much of drama and very slow
Oct 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I signed up to read this book because of the cover, holy hell have you seen that? 🔥I also love Bully romances so when I read the blurb I was like hell yeah!

Break you is the love hate relationship of Xavier and Rocky. Their sexual chemistry and burning desire between the pair of them is off the charts.

Who doesn’t love a rich possessive alpha hole because I know I do and Xavier lived up to that title. I loved that Rocky didn’t just bow down to him though! I will admit Rocky and some of her decis
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Actual Rating: 4 stars

New Adult | College | Bully Romance

Bully romances seem to be the latest trend in the romance so it's very hard to pick and choose between all the books for one to read. Thankfully, I wanted to give a new author to me a try and when I saw this cover I was sold! I mean look at it, how sexy is THAT? Also, the fact that I received an ARC helped push me towards this novel and I am so glad because this book was REALLY GOOD. It was also very une
Jennifer Hinson
Xavier Cross tasted like cigarettes, sin and regret. A whole lot of regret. But my body didn’t care.

This was a new author to me, but the cover had me breaking my rules again....skipping down my TBR list to read it.  The blurb was interesting, & after reading the prologue it set the tone for what I figured was going to be an exciting read. I had no idea just how truly explosive these two would be together.....almost to the point I forgot what the story was about outside their insanely good verbal
J. Ockenhouse
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Xavier and "Rocky" have an enemies to lovers, bully romance with a "small world" twist.

The story flows like a dream. It's well written and vividly visual. You could picture these characters, see the scenes and will need a towel to clean the stream off your reader.

Plus we get a glimpse into the future 8 years later. I would gladly read more from this author. A+. I received an ARC for an honest and voluntarily review.
Bookgasms Book Blog
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ratula
This was the first book I have read by MV Ellis. I enjoyed this bully story and how sassy Rocky was. She and Xavier were sexy and engaging. I enjoyed the surprise in the storyline and the plot twists. I did however feel like Rocky could have let Xavier grovel some more.  All in this was a nice read! 3.5 stars! ~Ratula 
Susan's Reviews
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Excellent writing. Crazy-badass African American heroine. Wasn't too enamored of the cocky bad boy hero. And eventually, all that anger, biting, pinching, pranking, bullying and general verbal nastiness started turning me off, although it apparently turned the main characters on each and every time. I don't like it when people are violent with each other and then call that lust or attraction. Sorry to be such a Dull Delia! On the bright side, Rocky and Xavier butt heads constantly in this madcap ...more
Stephanie Ditmore
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great read! I loved Xavier and Rocky. This is the second book for me by this author and I loved it. I was sucked in from the start and couldn’t put this down. I loved the banter between these two, they were fire. So many twists and turns, off the charts sexy, and deliciously steamy. Rocky is a strong woman bent on not taking any crap from Xavier, she is a great match for him. I loved the other characters in the book, loved Pixie and the twist, wow I didn’t see that coming. I can’t wait to ...more
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This was my first read by this author, and it blew me away!! I absolutely loved Xavier and Rocky!! This book was so riveting, I read it in one sitting!! I can’t wait to read more from this author!
Kristy Odom
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by this talented author. It had references to characters that immediately had me looking to see if they had books. They did!!! 💙

I just love a book with a hot insufferable bully. Xavier was all that and more. Rocky was the girl that fought her way through life. Pulling herself up time and time again by her boot straps. Together they were explosive.

I felt that she woke him up. The twist??? I didn’t see coming. It was so far off the realm of what I was thought was coming. I
Siobhan (Bookish Vibes)
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Another example of me judging a book by its cover, I totally signed up to read this book because of its hot AF cover 😂😂 and then I read the blurb and was even more intrigued.

A bit slow to start but once you get into it, it is really good. The main characters have wild, angry sex all the time but they also actually genuinely hate each other for a large proportion of the book. I loved the twist, it was so refreshingly unexpected.

It was hard to connect with Xavier until later in the book because he
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As an avid reader of enemies turn lover books BreakYou by MV Ellis ticked all my boxes. I literally couldn’t put this book down. Xander Cross is rich alpha-hole with a I rule the world attitude. Rocky is a bad a$$ girl with a take no crap personality who’s been in and out of the system her entire life. Mix the two together you get off the charts chemistry. MV Ellis does a great job rounding out these characters. If you a fan of alpha males and heroines who are strong and independent then this bo ...more
Jan 24, 2020 rated it it was ok
I’m being lazy there were parts that I liked and parts that I didn’t. Overall, an ok read... spoiler: 8 years to get married? All that says to me is the guy had commitment tissues. Especially since they already had kids. A real alpha guy would have dragged her down the isle. Unless he didn’t want to? Ruins the romance, and basically the epilogue. I deducted a star just for that crap...
bookbabereviews / brianna j.
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Wow! This author is new to me and I’m OBSESSED. This story was full of bully romance goodness. Dripping in sexy, hate to love, and has one seen that cover? 😳 it’s gorgeous, yeah?

Full RTC!

*ARC kindly provided by Give Me Books PR
Christy Bailey
Feb 11, 2020 rated it liked it

Well I'm not sure what to really say about this. I didnt hate it but didnt like it very much either. Not sure if my head just wasnt in it or what but for the most part I just couldnt get hooked. To me Xavier had 0 qualities to him besides the sex. I despised him from the beginning. Now Rocky on the other hand was no quitter and I liked that about her. She was a tough cookie so I give props for that. But to me this story was missing alot of something. I have read some reviews where people reall
Beyond The Covers Blog
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: celeste
Combustible!  That is the only way to describe Break You by MV Ellis.  This book was a sexually fueled roller coaster ride that takes off at warp speed.  There is no slow leading up, oh no, the story line and the characters are enough to strap you to your seat and not let you up till the ride is over.  Enemies to friends romance with lots of scary tormenting thrown in, Break You will leave you reeling.  This is book one of the Boys of Trinity Hall and I can’t wait to see which boy is next in the ...more
Oct 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
*ARC review*

First of all, I'm in love with the cover!

This was my first time reading a book by this author so I didn't really know what to expect going into reading Break You. I will say it was a bit of a change for me. I don't read a lot of bully romance books so that way Xavier was behaving got to me at times but he still had that sexy alpha-ness to him and he got me with the tattoos!

Rocky on the other had got on my nerves at times too but she is one independent woman and I admired that about h
Emily (Emily.Reads_)
Oct 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bully-romance
Wowza! This book went in a totally different direction than what I originally thought it was going to be, but it was a good surprise! Right off the bat Xavier and Rocky have this “love to hate you” vibe going on between them and there is an instant fire between them.

Both characters aren’t afraid to speak their minds and they can really go at it! Even though they swear they hate each other, it’s hard to miss the attraction between them and once they both acknowledge it, everything heats up from t
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Angry Girl vs. Loaded Boy!👍👍👍👍👍
I'm gonna need therapy and a healthy shot of brain bleach to clear the tangled web of words that played out throughout this fantastic read that was done with a very creative mind. The story flowed at at a nice quick pace and kept me filled with excitement dry humour and even took a few lashes at my heartstrings with unexpected twists and turns along with a few explosive ones that had me doing A retake to make sure I haven't lost
Laurel Nilsen
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love and hate are just two sides of the one coin. That’s what it is like from the moment Xavier and Rocky meet. Xavier is holding onto a vendetta and is just a total ahole, Rocky has a instant hatred that any time she’s near Xavier she wants to hurt him and for some reason he is in her face a lot. This book will have you sitting on the edge of your seat with your heart pounding out of your chest in some areas. I would suggest you read Zed by this author before reading but not necessary. Absolute ...more
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First from this author for me won’t be the last I put this on my tbr list a while ago so when it came out I got it straight away. Since I’m going through a bully romance phase atm I knew I had to read this ASAP . Let me just say I was not disappointed , once I started this book I couldn’t put it down. it was hot as hell I wanted more didn’t want it to end . Rocky was bad ass I loved her and Xavier let me just say yummm 😋 this had twist and turns and the sexual chemistry between these two was off ...more
Michelle Krystel
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advance readers copy of this book and have decided to write a voluntary honest review. I am rating this book 4.5 stars. I love bully books but I also feel like there is a limit and stop button. But with xavior I didn't see much of that. He's extremely cruel and mean. Rocky I had a few things to say to her too like what are you doing!?? Once you read it you see what I mean. I'm also really interested in Drew now I want more of him.
Rhonda Ziglar
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 THRILLING BULLY STARS!! I freaking loved Xavier and Rocky....they had the best banter and sexual tension ever. This story flows like river....swift and beautiful. These two will give you all the feels and have you flipping pages. This author's words are perfection, she knows how to hold our attention. I highly recommend this it now.
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved Xavier & Rocky's story. Great characters. Love opposites attract stories. Such a wonderfully addictive book I couldn't put down. Wow!! I received a free copy of the book. And am voluntarily leaving an honest review. ...more
Jan 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This. Book . Was. So. Awesome and that cover? Wow! This is my first book by M.V. Ellis and let me tell you, it was so good. I had to set everything aside so I could read undisturbed. Each word drew me in more and more. Can't wait for #2.
Dark Sith Lordette Jennymort ♔
*slams fists on desk at work*

Apr 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, read-in-2020
3 1/2 Stars

Break You by M.V. Ellis takes the Bully Romance genre to a whole new level!

Xavier and Rocky absolutely hate each other upon meeting, yet are drawn to one another at the same time. Xavier is the silver spooned, loaded, king of the campus, and Rocky is the “scholarship” girl who works for everything she has and has a chip on her shoulder. Anytime these two are in the vicinity of one another sparks fly, and a verbal battle ensues between them. When
E.J. Frost
Sep 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Angry Girl and Loaded Boy - theirs is a very “rocky” road

They hate each other on sight abut can’t fight their chemistry.

Things I really liked:
* Rocky’s huge internal strength: smart, driven, capable, she knows what she wants and demands it.
* The push-pull between Rocky and Xavier is extremely hot.

Things I didn’t like so much:
* Xavier is an OTT bully who terrorises Rocky, putting her life in danger in one incident (leaving her in the pool- how did he even know she could swim?) - I had trouble lik
This was off to a promising start but, alas, peaked somewhere around the midpoint...

What I liked:
- the hate-love-sexual tension thing was well done
- the writing itself was better than average
- this was a case of dual POV mostly done right

What I didn't like:
- the banter was a bit too repetitive and monotonous, which resulted in the characters themselves and their dynamics lacking depth and meaningful development.
- Too. Many. Coincidences. The plot was, honestly, ridiculous and not in an entert
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