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My fall from grace was one for the books. All it took was his word against mine for everything to topple.
Liar. Slut. Snitch.
Now, I wear my shame like a scarlet letter pinned to my chest.
People say I ruined his life. Except, he’s the one who irrevocably broke me—my heart, my body, my soul…my will to live.

Like a little coward, she thinks the span of five states is enough to keep her safe. But I know where she is and I’m going to make her pay.
She ruined my best friend’s life. Now…I’m going to ruin her.
One by one, I’ll spill her secrets, until she has nowhere left to turn—except to me, her very own big, bad wolf.

460 pages, Kindle Edition

First published March 16, 2020

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L.K. Farlow

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Profile Image for Jenifer Briggs.
1,336 reviews143 followers
March 17, 2021
Ok. So I truly love this author and most of the books she writes are absolutely amazing, so when she announced that she was writing a bully romance (even though that's not my favorite genre) I was really excited to give this a try. All of her teasers, plus that beautiful cover had me so excited to start.. but quite honestly, I was cringing the entire time.

The prologue is easily the best part of the book, which is why I finished the entire book in the first place. My heart absolutely broke for Emmy and just how horrific she was treated by those who were supposed to protect her. Anyone who knows me knows how much of an advocate I am for sexual assault/rape survivors, and I just wanted to scoop this poor girl in my arms and take her to safety. (Side note: it will always baffle me when a parent refuses to believe their child when they come to them, obviously scared and traumatized, but chooses to ignore it so the family dynamic doesn't change. fuck that.) Anyways, our Emmy here has been molested and brutally raped by her stepbrother ever since her mom remarried, and once it came out about her accusation, she was the one blacklisted in the entire time, with her friends, and with her own family. She is determined to use college as both an escape and a way to start over, and hopefully find her place in this world away from the horrendous abuse she endured. But her stepbrother is still pulling all the strings possible, and makes sure his best friend is sent to the college with her, and is determined to break her down even further, because, and I quote, "lying bitches like her deserve all they get." *bangs head repeatedly*

As for Sterling, he didn't have a personality outside of bringing revenge against an already traumatized young woman, all with the excuse that his best friend made it seem like HE was the victim. I just can't. Emmy is obviously very intimidated by men, and people in general at this point, and the way she interacts with others, or more precisely the way she DOESN'T interact with them should be very telling, but does Sterling pick up on these cues? OF COURSE NOT. Instead he assumes that she's acting like this because she feels guilty for ruining an innocent young mans life. I literally cannot at this point. There is just no words. Towards the end, Sterling has that ah-ha moment that makes him realize that SURPRISE SURPIRSE, Emmy has been telling the fucking truth the entire time, and the deranged psychopath he pledged his loyalty is a wolf in sheeps clothing. He is now determined to make sure that Emmy never knows of his initial plans, and since he is head over heels in love with her now, it's all ok. They'll be fine because he totally respects her and believes her now. UGH UGH UGH.

Look, maybe I would have respected Sterling a bit more when he realized he was siding with the wrong person if he wasn't just so fucking repulsive. His thoughts on Emmy, how she was faking the abuse and ruining his besties life just because he should was so fucking disgusting. Let me break it down for you, boo: less 3% of all reported rapes are found to be false, which means that more than likely 97-98% are FUCKING TURE. But sure, lets have the misogynistic ideology that just because you've been friends with someone for so long, that there is no way he could do something as heinous as this. EVEN THOUGH you've witnessed first hand his 'odd' behavior and how 'cold and dead' and 'calculating' he is. Shouldn't that have tipped you off at some point?! And then the fallout of their relationship was just as cringey.. I honestly couldn't believe Emmy forgave him as easily as she did.

Speaking of Emmy, I hate to even admit this, but I just wish I liked her better. I definitely empathized with her, but I wish she just had a bit more of a backbone. I know she didn't have any experience with a consensual relationship, but with the way Sterling talked to her in the beginning, how she even knew that it was an act at one point, but was still so attracted to him so she just overlooked it, infuriated me. My god, I wish that she could start a single sentence without the 'ums' (seriously, that got on my nerves. But I just might be nitpicking at this point.) Anyways, she just let him walk all over her, no matter what he did. I just so wish she realized her worth, how strong she really was, and found someone who truly deserved her.

I'm obviously in the minority here, and that's fine, but I just don't think this is how romance should be. As someone who has been sexually assaulted myself, I could NEVER be with someone who not only didn't believe in me, but actively went out of their way to make my life even more miserable. That's NOT love, and the fact that it's being romanticized just makes me want to rage against the world. I knew going in that this was a bully romance, but there was just such a lack of depth here that this story, these characters, deserved. Added to the fact that Sterling basically did a 180 within one chapter was just too much for me. He went from wanting to destroy her as much as he could, to right away being all soft and sensitive and swoony.. but it just came off smarmy and fake.

I definitely applaud this author for stepping outside of her comfort zone and writing something so different than she has in the past.. but this was just a huge miss for me.

**I received an ARC of this book and these are my honest opinions.**

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832 reviews118 followers
March 29, 2021
I really need to stop reading this kind of books. 10 out of 10 times, I end up hating them.

The main character was a bipolar idiot, the plot was kind of unrealistic and the ending was abrupt.
The book also approaches topics like suicide, abuse and mental health, almost without care. As if something as brutal as abuse or a suicide attempt has an easy solution. The author manages those issues a bit like this: so, yeah, shit is rough, but I go to therapy and I'm better. The writing and the story do not show the complexity of said issues.
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2,393 reviews443 followers
March 30, 2023
Creepy as hell, but held my attention. Reminded me of the entitled and manipulative Murdaugh family where because you want something you make it so, and where people's loyalties and ties override any sense of morals or ethics.

Heroine aka Victim is raped by her stepbrother and the left out to dry by her own mother, stepbrother, the H and the H's lawyer father. Then the H follows her to her new college where he emotionally and socially abuses and metaphorically rapes her all over again because he's defending is best friend's honor. Same best friend he knows is a sociopath.

Then one drunken confession from the heroine and H is Team Victim. This was actually the least believable part of the book. All the rest in terms of physical and emotional abuse rings true of a certain kind of person, man or woman.

I think the real kicker is that the bad guy's (guilty of rape and revenge porn) comeuppance is he has to leave town or he won't get his inheritance. What happened to jail? Or a shallow grave?
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506 reviews106 followers
April 19, 2021

⭐️ 4.5 sweet stars⭐️

I was nothing to him. A sweet little nothing

I was pleasantly surprised by this new to me author, this was really a good experience. It gave me feels, the words are beautiful woven, the story raw not shying away from the ugly gritty parts. I was captured by the prologue which set a mysterious atmosphere propelling me to read further curious to know what brought this little girl to such an extreme deed.

“I was scared of the dark when I was eight.” “What made you stop being afraid?”
“I learned there are far scarier things lurking in the light.”

Emmy is a sweet, fragile victim of abuse from her peers, her family, her old school, even her own mother never believed nor has ever shown a glimpse of affection. I honestly felt so outraged by this woman who didn’t have one maternal bone in her scrawny selfish botox filled body.

Emmy leaves her past behind wishing for a bright future, she wants to write a new chapter in her life and hopes against all odds to be able to do that at College.

I really liked Emmy, I felt so sorry for her and what she had to go through. I wish at times she had more of a backbone, but on second thought after all she’s been through since a young age I guess her fragility and initial inability to speak up was coherent with her character.

The author deals with very sensitive topics, I can say she handled the situation very well, being real and remaining true to the character’s past and her problems which don’t magically disappear. Emmy learns how to fight, how to be strong and most important of all she realises her worth as a person.

Sterling on the other had, got on my nerves more times than I care to count. I think he should have done more grovelling and his only saving grace is the fact he knows he doesn’t deserve Emmy and he’s lucky she was so good to readily forgive him. The guy was so obnoxious, living in denial and not accepting facts that were so clear to everyone with a functioning brain. I only warmed to him towards the end of the book when he really proved his loyalty and love.

I also enjoyed the side characters of the story and how they all interacted, their banters giving some sunny notes to the story.

***ARC given in exchange for an honest review ***
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361 reviews77 followers
November 29, 2021
Okay, so I’m a sucker for a great enemy to lovers story, as well as when a character goes through a trauma. I love books that show a character who has been through trauma because of the way, the other main character steps up, and supports them through one of the toughest moment in their life. This book one hundred percent has that!

This is a story of Emmy and Sterling. Emmy has always gravitated toward Sterling. You can tell they have a connection from the first moment they are together. Although sterling really tried to fight it.

This story takes place after our h has been sexually assaulted/R*ped, by her step brother. He is the golden boy in town, and everyone believes him while no one believes Emmy. Emmy now off to college and out of the town, that blames her for everything. Sterling in the beginning believe his friend “the step brother” and is out to Ruin Emmys life... and that’s the start of our story.

I instantly gravitated toward Emmy, I felt for her every step of the way. She was so strong and totally a fighter. She extremely caring of the people she loves, and ends up making amazing friends at college who are truly there for her. Sterling you may dislike on the begging... but don’t worry he redeems himself! He is one of the most caring Hero’s I have read about, and the moments they share together are amazing. He totally steps up and is there for Emmy... and it’s beautiful to see!

I defiantly recommend this book! The author has been a favorite of mine for a while! And this is now one of my new favorites of the books she’s written. I was completely sucked into the story!

Warning: This book does contain topics that may be triggering to some readers
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1,161 reviews1,406 followers
March 9, 2021



Star Rating : 4/5 Stars

POV : Dual

Cliffhanger : None

Hero : Sterling

Heroine : Emma

Pace of the story : Moderate

Angst Rating : 6/10

Heat Rating : 5/10

Triggers Involved : Non Con (Not by the Hero)

Plot Summary :
Emmy has a terrible childhood. Hurt and ruined beyond repair by someone who should have cared for her, she has no one to turn to. Going to high school was her chance at change but one certain ghost of her past followed her there too.

Sterling is everything she wanted and hated all at once. He didn't know what happened to her. He is on the enemies side yet her body wants him so much. Even though his only aim is to break her.

Overall Opinion :
This was the first book by this author that I have read and damn it was amazing! That blurb hooked me in and I knew this book was going to be one of favourites and it turned out to be so too!

Sterling was absolutely yummy and had his own aims to break the girl who destroyed his best friend. Even though he might want her, he knew how convincing she was and for that she would pay. What he didn't expect was for her to open up and to know that he had been on the wrong side of this battle. She was already broken by the very people he was helping and now there is no limit he won't cross to help her become the fearless woman she was always supposed to be.

This standalone was absolutely amazing! Full of second chances and so much steam, I loved sterling and Emma's tale. It didn't have very dark bullying but it was there to some extent. The ending was smooth sbf I loved the other characters too. I even have a few theories about the next characters and there is no way I am going to stop reading this series now. Highly recommended to all the dark romance lovers out there!

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67 reviews4 followers
January 13, 2023
This might be one of the worst books I’ve ever read, if you’re going to write about sexual assault can you at least sprinkle some empathy in there or like not just gloss over it like it no big deal? Overall everything in this book felt very superficial, not a lot of anything going on 0/10 recommend
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770 reviews103 followers
March 16, 2021
"I was nothing to him. A sweet little nothing."

Sweet Little Nothing by L.K. Farlow is a page-turner. The prologue is a powerful beginning to this bully/enemies-to-lovers romance that sucks you in from the very first page and doesn't let go.

Emmy has survived a horrific childhood and is ready to start over at college only to find that her past seems to have followed her to her new life. Sterling is out for revenge as he believes that Emmy tried to ruin his best friend's life, but as he tries to get her to reveal her secrets, he realizes that Emmy may not be the one telling lies. There is history between Emmy and Sterling (and an obvious attraction), but how can Emmy trust that their new found friendship isn't just part of Sterling's plot to destroy her?

The Author tackles some tough real life topics in this emotionally charged story and there will be triggers for some readers. Emmy's story is both horrific and heartbreaking, and I found myself getting so angry on her behalf. I really liked Sterling although I think that I had more trust issues than Emmy did when it came to him! The secondary characters were entertaining and easy to love as well and I hope to see more of them in future books. If you're looking for a well told bully/enemies romance, I highly recommend this one.
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837 reviews12 followers
March 28, 2021
Are You Ready?
Your not!

Emmy wasn't ready to be bullied, forgotten, left scared with no one to defend her not even her mother.

Emmy was ready to escape to start over to find her future to begin again!

Sterling, he thought he was ready! Defending his best friend was the game flush out the liar and destroy her the same way she destroyed Rob. But Sterling isn't sure, he knows something is off. He knows Rob is off, and Emmy well he knows Emmy to and he gets the feeling her fear is all to real.

Rob he thinks he's got it handle, he's ready for a fight.

Will this game of cat and mouse have a happy ending? The only way to know is to indulge in this amazing story. LK Farlow has written a stunningly beautiful dark romance. With just the right amount of comic relief amazing, supporting characters and wait till you all meet the daddies and Emmy's best friend Stella.

There is some sensitive subject matter present in the book but it is handled with great care. This alone makes me love it even more.
I absolutely loved this story and can't wait to recommend it.

I have voluntarily left this review.💜🐁
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271 reviews63 followers
April 18, 2023
What in the ever-loving fuck did I just read?

An important factor that may piss you off, the baby word count in this book = 91 times
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5,039 reviews166 followers
September 23, 2021


Emmy intends to start over. She's in college far away from her tormentors, has made some ride or die friends, and life is looking up. Then he shows up. The guy who intends to exact his revenge upon her for something he thinks she did to his best friend, her stepbrother and prime tormentor. He'll take out his anger on her, get what he wants, break her, then leave her. But he didn't count on not only Emmy's strength, but her newfound friends' loyalty, and the little fact that he might have shit all wrong, might have things upside down and sideways. Will Emmy forgive him for how he's treated her? Will their inconvenient attraction develop into a love strong enough to stand the test of what came before and what's to come?

As bully romances go, Sweet Little Nothing is pretty good. I admit I've grown tired of the trope, so have been steering clear lately, but I'm glad I read this one. It's not unrelentingly dark, and Emmy in particular, stands out as a fantastic, strong character. Though she may have been broken by people who were supposed to love her, she wasn't completely down for the count, and she had a strength she didn't even realize, but that was more than obvious to me. Sterling started off as a complete tool, but I felt that he redeemed himself by the end, and his love for Emmy was beautiful.

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2,125 reviews36 followers
March 20, 2021
“Sterling is a bully, and everything I despise in a man, and yet my lips still burn with the flames of his kiss.”

Emmalyn Price has suffered unspeakable trauma and when she finally speaks up, she finds herself ostracized and vilified. When she escapes to college far from home, she’s hoping for a fresh start where nobody knows her, but is horrified to discover a very familiar face – someone who is determined to ruin her life. Even though she knows he’s using everything in his arsenal to weaken her, she can’t help feeling both aroused and disgusted by him.

“Something about seeing her in my shirt, in my space, it feels right. Natural, even. Which is downright terrifying.”

Sterling Abbot has a plan to avenge his lifelong best friend. However, all the while he’s trying to make Emmy miserable, seeds of doubt are planted in his mind. Add in the fact that his attraction to her is fierce, as his feelings for her start changing from hate into something else entirely, especially when he begins to understand that Emmy is not the villain of the story at all.

”He left her demise in my hands, but instead of hurting her, I’m going to heal her.”

So, this story dealt with a couple of hard-hitting subjects. Emmy’s feeling of isolation at home is hugely tempered by the friendships she makes when she arrives at college. I loved the close bonds she makes with her three closest friends (I adored Stella, Gabe and Zach!). She’s strong in so many ways, yet she has a hell of a lot of healing still to do. Initially, Sterling is pretty vicious in his victimisation of her. However, when he starts to put things together and realises Emmy’s real pain and the truth of things, his behaviour and attitude flipped completely. I must say that I found that a bit jarring. We have glimpses of Sterling in the past where we suspect that he’d always had a fondness for Emmalyn. It wasn’t necessarily an attraction, but it showed that he was actually a good, caring person. We also get glimpses where he realises that his best friend is a little bit extreme and his behaviour is somewhat off, but then he’ll still do his friend’s bidding out of loyalty. He just doesn’t seem to be the kind of guy who would do that without question. He must have known Emmy pretty well as she was growing up, so I found his clinical hatred of her a little bit hard to believe. What I did find believable was his growing love for her, and his need to look after her and do whatever he could to make her happy. I loved that Emmy felt safe with him. Overall, this was a great read, dealing with difficult subject matters sensitively, and showing us how love, support and trust from others can help the healing process immensely.

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316 reviews18 followers
March 17, 2021

3.5 stars

Emmy has a tortured past. Her sick, sadistic step brother Rob took advantage of her in the worst way possible...multiple times and when she finally had the strength to tell someone...no one believed her. Not even her own mother. Of course her stepfather threw money at the problem and got a high powered attorney. That attorney happens to be a family friend. The father of Rob's best friend Sterling. Not only did Emmy grow up with her step brother but also his best friend Sterling and he was added to the list of people that now thought she was a sl@t and a liar out to ruin someone's life with her lies.

Emmy moves on and moves away to start over at college. Somewhere where people dont know what she has been through. Somewhere where people wont stare and judge and call her names. Things get off to a great start and she finally feels like there is light at the end of the tunnel. Until she finds out that one of her Professor's has a TA and that TA is her evil stepbrothers best friend Sterling. She is horrified and knows this will not turn out good.

Rob alerts Sterling to the fact that his sister is there and enlist him using "bro code" to help destroy Emmy's life. Now here where things turned for me. I was liking the story up until this point and Sterling was doing evil Rob's bidding. Until he starts to doubt if Rob is actually telling the truth. That Emmy made up the rape accusation. Not only does Sterling start to doubt him, he is starting to have an attraction to Emmy and vice versa. At this point, the author lost me.

Emmy is supposedly so devastated by what happened and Sterling is torturing her. She is wrecked. Sterling hates her guts to the point of enjoying torturing her and then WHAM.....its all hearts and flowers and Sterling wants to prove her innocence and kill his best friend. Pump the brakes here!!! It literally happened in less then one chapter and the pivoting of these two had my rolling my eyes. It definately needed a chapter or 3 more to make this transition to be believable and at the light speed it happened, it did not make it believable to me.
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394 reviews2 followers
March 10, 2021

  ***Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads Blog***

Sweet Little Nothing is a standalone enemies to lovers, bully romance. The story focuses on Sterling Abbot and Emmy Price. Be warned that this story deals with a lot of real life issues and may contain triggers for some.

Sterling is a total jack@$$ at the beginning. His loyalties are misplaced and he's taken on a vendetta against Emmy that he doesn't even have a right to be involved in. After seeing what a cruel jerk Sterling can be we eventually see a sweet, romantic, protective side. But when he finally realizes the error to his ways, is it already too late?

Emmy is introverted, filled with anxiety and timid around strangers. What she doesn't realize is how strong, brave, intelligent, bright, and caring she is. She's getting a fresh start beginning her new life in college and making new friends, but unfortunately she can't outrun her past or her demons. Every time she thinks life's finally going her way, BAM! The rug gets pulled from under her. Until she can't take it anymore.

This book was more on the dark side compared to what I've read by L.K. Farlow in the past. It was entertaining, realistic, and had me hooked from beginning to end. There were a few predictable moments but for the most part it had me at the edge of my seat. I would have liked to see Emmy face Rob, I kept waiting for it to happen but it never came. I also would have liked to see her confront her mother.

Stella was a bright light in this story. She's the type of friend we could all use in our life; loving, loyal, protective, and always there when you need them. Emmy was really lucky to meet her and create such a special bond. Stella obviously has a lot of demons and secrets herself. I'm happy that she is getting her own book and I can't wait to learn about the secrets she's harboring. Plus I'm thinking this means we will get more Sterling and Emmy, so that's a bonus!

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1,049 reviews21 followers
March 18, 2021
This is a Enemies to Lover & Bully romance. Now when I started to read this I was angry with Sterling cause he support his friend Rob by getting revenge on Emmy. But it Sterling that is doing it for him and he truely believe his friends words and not Emmy. I don't want to spoil too much cause it in the center of the story. Back to Sterling I didn't like him until he slowly start to question his friends words, behaviour and his obsession with Emmy. He also been watching Emmy & her behaviours doesn't say lier. That's when I started to love Sterling cause he is falling his gut & heart.

Emmy she is truely a brave and she finally found true friends Stella, Gabe & his bf Zack. I wish they were my friends and they are her light in this darkness. Then Sterling comes in the fold and she finally has found peace. The friendship in this story just made me smile and I can not with for Stella story. Stella you love her she just took Emmy in her arms and told her you are strong and brave keep going.

I rarely come across a book that makes me shout at the top of my lunges. And we see the Hero support a bad guy but then he starts to doubt his actions cause, in his head his friend is good. We see him analysis his past behaviour and present. The mind of a lawyer and Emmy does too that how they are in the same college and class. This book was refreshing for me to read and love that we see the hero dark Intentions first then to protecting his little mouse

☆MUST READ & Favourite ☆
Their love story is harsh & pure
Perfect read
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Author 37 books704 followers
March 13, 2021
I... don't even know where to begin. This book reached into my chest on the first page and didn't drop it until I clicked to add Stella's book to my TBR pile - we'll get to her in a moment.

As a survivor of sexual assault, and a suicide attempt, I saw a lot of myself in Emmy as I read this book. I wanted to reach in and squeeze her broken pieces back together, to hug her and tell her it would all be okay. L.K. created a heroine that was strong and capable, while simultaneously making her broken. Broken enough to be relatable, but not whiny, and strong enough to be okay by herself, but recognize the Yin to her Yang.

Sterling, oh Sterling. The white knight. In the beginning, I admit, his bullying was kinda hot as all holy hell but the more the story progressed and the more his character grew, well, TL;DR version is I licked him, he's now my book boyfriend -mmkay?

I loved Emmy's friends so hard. Everyone needs a Gabe and Stella is my spirit animal. I can't WAIT for her story and I hope L.K can be convinced to write a story for Gabe too. Those are the friends everyone needs, who pick you up when you fall and who celebrate with you when you fly.

L.K.s books continue to go from strength to strength and I can't wait for her next one!
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2,088 reviews156 followers
March 16, 2021
Emmy has been hurt, she has been broken, her spirit has been destroyed by someone who shouldn’t have. She had the chance to escape and go to college. A place where she could be someone else and be someone who didn’t know her past. However, the past has found her. Sterling has known Emmy for years, he is also out to destroy her for what she supposedly did to his best friend. They go to the same school and he has made it his mission to destroy her…until he finds out the truth.

I like Emmy. She even though she is broken, hurt and has lost some of her shine she is trying to live her life and move on from her past and hopefully begin to love herself again. Sterling I hated at the beginning. He truly just wanted to hurt Emmy, even though he only knew one side of the story and the side of the story that made Emmy out to be bad. Despite everything going on in the beginning there is still some chemistry between Emmy and Sterling. I loved seeing how their relationship slowly changed throughout the course of the story.

I loved the secondary characters that quickly formed bonds with Emmy (Stella, Gabe and Zach). I loved that they added to the story and they quickly become people she could lean on and feel comfortable with.

If you’re looking for a NA bully romance this is one to check out.
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1,367 reviews373 followers
March 19, 2021
This was an emotional read!
A bully romance with a twist!!
Emmy is trying to start fresh in college, away from her family and the boy who hurt her. She has been abused and villainized in spite of it.
All she wants is to focus on her studies. Until Sterling enters her life again and tries to get revenge for his best friend. But Sterling has no idea what Emmy has suffered in the hands of Rob.
I loved the premise of the book. What didn’t convince me was WHY Sterling was so hell bent on blindly believing Rob. Why were they friends? Sterling himself said that Rob is an a-hole so I have no idea how he was friends with him. If I was convinced that they were mates, bonded, and if I felt there was something special about their friendship I would not question why Sterling turned so against Emmy in the first place. Dude, get your facts straight and then make the girl's life a living hell.
So I thought Sterling needed to grovel. Emmy needed to be stronger. The book went from bully /hate to insta love qyute fast and that threw me off a bit.
But I enjoyed the pacing and secondary characters a lot! We do have some cringey, cartoonish villains here but I enjoyed the book anyway.
I am very curious about Stella's story!

⭐ ⭐ ⭐. 5 Stars
619 reviews58 followers
March 18, 2021
Sweet Little Nothing is a new adult bully romance that tells the story of Emmy and Sterling. After dealing with some major traumatic events involving her stepbrother, Emmy is prepared for her new start away at college. Sterling, said stepbrother's best friend, is headed to the same college with vengeance on his mind. Inevitably, these two collide and what ensues is a beautiful yet heartbreaking story of self-discovery, friendship and love. Emmy is quite broken at the start, but she happens to find some really strong friendships that support her and get her through. I loved seeing that part of Emmy's story as it's not often that friendships are portrayed in such a positive light in new adult fiction. Predictably, Sterling starts out as the bully and the villain, but he eventually catches on to the fact that he's been misled as well as catches feelings for his target. Overall, I wouldn't say that this was the most original book I've read on the subject, but it was definitely enjoyable, well written and kept my attention. I would certainly check out this author's other work. There's some triggering subject matter here, so beware if you're a sensitive reader.
March 14, 2021
This book started off with a shocking scene and really pulled me in! I wanted to know how it all ended up that way right at that moment! There are some pretty intense triggers in this book. Emmy has not had a good life and she does not have a loving family. And Sterling is the guy from her hometown who she does not want to see. She thought she has gotten away from her past when she went to college far away from home. Sterling is a grade A jerk from the start. He’s worse than a jerk but I don’t know what kind of language I can use in these reviews. The question is, how does it end up like that!? Read it and find out. You’ll fall in love with the characters...there is also Stella, Gabe, and Zach. And you’ll hate other characters with a vengeance. This was a great book wth a story and characters that you will either love or love to hate! Highly recommend!

March 10, 2021
Sweet Little Nothing was unpredictable and had my nerves on edge. This book is dark and angsty and literally had me in tears. Emmy deals with a lot starting from such a young age and all of the emotions that she goes through you can feel through the pages. Sterling, the alpha a hole is dealing with being loyal to a fault and learning truths. These two are fire together and I was excited to read how they both evolved. This book had me crying, screaming and wanting to throw things at people. I can't to read more to come from L.K. Farlow.
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209 reviews6 followers
March 15, 2021
LK Farlow has become one of my automatic one-click authors! Because, WOW! She did not disappoint and I absolutely loved this book! The angst had me on the edge of my seat, heart palpitations, and so many butterflies of nerves anticipating the next move! I read Sweet Little Nothing all in one sitting! Fantastic 5 star read!
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4,771 reviews88 followers
March 18, 2021
This was an incredible read. I was hooked and engaged immediately. Excellent storytelling, the words flowed effortlessly, and I loved the characters. It was an emotional read, but so worth it. I was hesitant because bully romances aren't really my thing, but it was so good I didn't even care anymore. I definitely recommend!!
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1,403 reviews134 followers
March 27, 2021
This was another new author to me but when I read the blurb I knew I had to read this book and I’m so glad that I did ! Emmy and Sterling’s story is a heartbreakingly beautiful College bully romance that I devoured. This story was a intense painful and beautiful journey that this author took us on the emotions I could feel Emmy’s heart break her insecurity the loneliness she felt my heart bleed for her so much ! Sterling I hated him at first for like the first couple chapters but he proved to be true to his feelings for Emmy it doesn’t mean I’m not mad at the way he treated her but he was manipulated by someone close to him and couldn’t see what was going on right in front of him until it was almost to late . There are some touchy subjects in this book on abuse rape mental health suicide all these things are covered in this story and I think the author did a amazing job at bringing awareness to these issues. This story had me crying laughing and swooning so hard I adored the side characters so much . This is a definite must read and I can’t wait to read more from this author!

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Trigger warnings- rape sexual assault suicidal thoughts and attempts
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2,231 reviews1,730 followers
March 18, 2021
Feels 0
Steam 1
Storyline 3.5
Overall Rating 3.5
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Reviewed by Ladyballs

Emmy has a tortured past. Her sick, sadistic stepbrother Rob took advantage of her in the worst way possible. Multiple times and when she finally had the strength to tell someone, no one believed her. Not even her own mother. Of course, her stepfather threw money at the problem and hired a high powered attorney. That attorney happens to be a family friend. The father of Rob's best friend Sterling. Not only did Emmy grow up with her stepbrother but also his best friend Sterling. He was added to the list of people that now thought she was a slut and liar out to ruin someone's life with her stories.

Emmy moves on and away to start over at college. Somewhere where people don't know what she has been through. Somewhere where people won't stare, judge and call her names. Things get off to a great start and she finally feels like there is light at the end of the tunnel. Until she finds out that one of her professors has a TA and it's Sterling. She is horrified and knows this will not turn out good.

Rob alerts Sterling to the fact that his sister is there and enlists him using the "bro code" to help destroy Emmy's life. Now here's where things turned for me. I was liking the story up until this point and Sterling doing evil Rob's bidding. Until he starts to doubt if Rob is actually telling the truth and that Emmy made up the rape accusation. Not only does Sterling start to doubt him, he is starting to have an attraction to Emmy and vice versa. At this point, I was lost.

Emmy is supposedly so devastated by what happened and Sterling is torturing her. She is wrecked. Sterling hates her guts to the point of enjoying torturing her and then WHAM...it's all hearts and flowers. Sterling wants to prove her innocence and kill his best friend. Pump the brakes here! It literally happened in less then one chapter and the pivoting of these two had me rolling my eyes. It definitely needed a chapter or three more to make this transition more believable. At the speed it happened, the book just didn't feel like the story flowed where I could lose myself again. But it might be the perfect bully romance for you.
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Author 13 books396 followers
March 27, 2021
You. Are. Not. Broken.

Sweet little nothing
You. Are. Not. Broken.

It’s the kind of hurt that pierces your skin and sinks into your veins, your bones, your fucking soul.

Am I using LK Farlow’s own words from the prologue to describe this book? Yes, yes I am.

This is a totally different book than what we are used to from farlow and I love this new side of her.

From the first page, I was hooked. With this being a new style for Farlow, she had me in the edge of my seat wondering where she would take it next.

This author knows how to write characters you love and what to be real, and characters you can easily hate and want to junk punch. And trust me, you will want to do that to a few.

“Sterling Abbot is dangerous.” You got that right... dangerous to your mind, heart, body and panties!
He has a deliciousness about him that separates him from not only LK’s other heros (*whispers* sorry Alden) but book boyfriends.

Emme is a heroine that I want to wrap up in my arms and protect her from the world yet there is a strength and grace about her that with the right people beside and behind her I think she will be just fine.

The author also knows the way to my heart with the talk of target, coffee and nachos!

A definite top read of the year. I can’t wait for Stella���s book next and this paperback to be on my shelf.
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1,010 reviews1,955 followers
July 25, 2022
2 stars

The hero was an idiot. The fact that “he realised” the truth after awhile, doesn’t redeem the idiot in him. He was easily manipulated and was willing to hurt an 18 year old girl because his friend told him to.
He had no proof of anything and he doubted his friend, but he was too much of an idiot and scared I suppose of his friend, to stop attacking a young girl.


And the heroine? A bigger idiot with little self respect.
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74 reviews1 follower
May 18, 2021
This was my first book by this author discovered it on KU by chance. I give it 3.5 stars. The story itself was good but at about 68-70% in kinda felt like a lot of scenes could have been left out. Felt 100 pages too long if I am being honest. The ending was kinda underwhelming and I did not care for how the villan was dealt with.
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