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Rumors spread like wildfire between the walls of Black Mountain Academy. It’s a world where secrets are draped in trust funds, and lies cloaked in family legacy.

The boys that came out of the academy were notoriously bad news. And boarding school dropout Kyler Sinclair was the worst, a good-for-nothing bully with a broken moral compass. He was beautiful, he was dark, he was
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Kindle Edition, 187 pages
Published October 26th 2020
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Darlene I read WAY to many books
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♡Tonya♡
Oct 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Oct 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
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“Why do you keep pushing me away?”
“Because you fuckin’ scare me.”


Ruthless by Mila Crawford & Aria Cole is part of a series based at The Academy School, however, each book can be read as a standalone. Bully romances intrigue us, it’s one of those times where fiction should remain fiction as it would be too heart-breaking for the real world. Mila Crawford and Aria Cole’s writing is seamless, and we really enjoyed Ruthless and the dark and angsty romance between a battling Kyler and Madison.

‘I
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Oct 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
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“Why do you keep pushing me away?”
“Because you fuckin’ scare me.”


Ruthless by Mila Crawford & Aria Cole is part of a series based at The Academy School, however, each book can be read as a standalone. Bully romances intrigue us, it’s one of those times where fiction should remain fiction as it would be too heart-breaking for the real world. Mila Crawford and Aria Cole’s writing is seamless, and we really enjoyed Ruthless and the dark and angsty romance between a battling Kyler and Madison.

‘I
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Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️
Ruthless is an angst-filled and intriguing story of pain and healing and unexpected love. Aria Cole and Mila Crawford give readers an emotional journey between two people with an inexplicable connection and a mountain of obstacles standing between them.

"She made me feel uncomfortable, she made me feel raw, and worst of all she made me feel like I was out of control."

This story was a deviation from this author duo's usual style, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Maddy and Kyler were two characters who
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Lauren Stockdale
Oct 14, 2020 rated it really liked it
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Riley Wolfrick
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oooh I love these steamy kinds of reads. The connected chemistry, the sizzling emotions, the need to get a rise out of one another then WHAM happy time! Great book by Aria and Mila!
Granger McGringot
Trigger warning: self harm, sexual abuse. children abuse, and rape. All of these were mentioned, not written in detail

Once in a blue moon, Aria Cole and Mila Crawford wrote something deep with quite an emotional sway in it. This one was definitely hit a jackpot. It was well written. I could definitely feel the sorrow and gloom-doom feelings when all the secrets were revealed. The story started with a usual bully, but it ended with closure; well, at least for the MCs. The story was centred on the
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Amyb1975
Oct 31, 2020 rated it really liked it
I wanted to breathe and Maddy was the oxygen. I needed her. I couldn’t live without her.

Wow! This one brought forth so many emotions while reading it. I absolutely adored the h throughout the story, however I didn't like the H very much in the beginning. He eventually won me over but man was he harsh. We don't know what happened to him until later in the book and I completely get why he was the way he was after knowing. I loved that it was dual virgin, no cheating, no OM/OW drama, talk of past a
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Ade
Nov 10, 2020 rated it did not like it
This is purple prose at its finest. I could barely tolerate the first chapter alone. Hard pass.
Becki
Oct 15, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars rounded down

Ruthless doesn't delve too deep into emotions with the characters. Truths come to light when pasts are revealed but I never felt that the feelings were really dealt with properly. I didn't connect much with the characters but I still enjoyed the story. I would read more from this author.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Lauren
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When Madison moves to black mountain for her mother's new job, she comes across the mysterious Kyler. There's push and pull between the two and plenty of emotion in this story. I really grew to love all the characters, and I loved the sibling connection between Kyler and Tamlin.

Great read!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Emily Behr
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Kyler and Madison are perfect for each other. Once their pasts are revealed it’s hard on them both but they get through it together.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Stacey Escalera blog
Oct 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
RUTHLESS
by Cole & Crawford

Kyle Sinclair & Madison Evans
I liked how the These characters were introduced in the story.
I wasn’t bored by the story content
I was interested to know what will become of the characters.
Overall this book had my attention right away
I was involved until the end.
I voluntarily read,This is my review.












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Rumors spread like wildfire between the walls of Black Mountain Academy. It’s a world where secrets are draped in trust funds, and lies cloaked in family legacy.


The boy
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Kitlina
Dec 17, 2020 rated it liked it
A great concept with a poor execution.
Unfortunately there were so many inconsistencies in this story. The characters were all over the place.
Much of the dialogue didn't make sense. Some grammar and spelling mistakes. Many many continuity issues.
I gave it 3 stars because the story in itself was ok and it delivered a powerful message.
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Rain
Dec 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So many things I loved! 4.5

This was a really good story overall. Maddy and Kyler were amazing together. He was a little bit of an alpha hole but not quite bulky romance territory. More like lashing out when he didn’t know how to deal with his feelings. She didn’t take his bs at all thing even when it was obvious why he reacted a certain way to something and I couldn’t fault him. One thing I found amazing and refreshing was that there was 0 other woman drama. Not even for a second. He gave any gi
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RJ
2 star read but bumping it up to 3 stars for having a virgin hero! they are my weakness.

i just didn't enjoy the constant running away both MCs did. they just pushed each other away a lil too much and it was very much over the top. one plus was that there was no ow/om drama between them.

and the heroine cried WAY too much! her constant crying from the H being a jerk was not fun to read.

i enjoyed the epilogue though!

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Angelica Haney
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
Yeah nope, I really didn’t like this book like at all. There were so many inconsistencies throughout which is one of my biggest pet peeves as a reader.
Caroline F
This story was just OK for me.

"She made me feel uncomfortable, she made me feel raw, and worst of all she made me feel like I was out of control."

Madison Evans and her mother have just moved to Black Mountain so her mum can work for an old friend. When Maddy first meets the son, Kyler Sinclair, they get off on the wrong foot. He's cruel and cold yet compelling. Kyler is hiding a world of pain and secrets, and prefers to keep people at arm's length, but there's just something about Maddy that dra
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Victoria Weston
Oct 29, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5
This book is part of the Black Mountain Academy Collection.
Kyler and Madison were two people that have a connection that was strong and they have both been through so much in there past's.
Kyler is a guy that is ruthless and he was very dark. Madison is a girl that is a real bookworm and a real goodie to shoes. When these two meet everything changes for the both of them.

This story will have your emotions up and down and you will be really feeling for the characters and the journey they are
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Simone Haeseler
Oct 15, 2020 rated it really liked it

I don't know what to think. The way Kyler was drawn to Maggie from the beginning was a bit strange, since she behaved pretty much like all the other girls, stared and cried. Why he liked her so much, I have no idea. But in the end it worked out perfectly. Kyler had a disturbing youth that made my very sad. I found it a bit rushed after he declared his love, I would have preferred s bit more interaction with the school and his parents. The best thing was the two epilogues, but now I have to googe
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Ashley Carr, LSoR
Oct 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a drama and angst filled story. Maddy and her mom move back to Black Mountain so she can work and Maddy attend her senior year of high school. Her and Kyler get off on the wrong foot from the very start. He is cold and ruthless where she is sweet, innocent and a shining light. Kyler is in so much pain and begging for affection which Maddy gives to him even though they started out really rocky. This is another gripping part of the BMA series and I can’t wait for more!!
Oriane Meissner
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Holy heck give me a brooding and broken hero and I am happy.🥰 I loved how Kyler transformed in Madison presence. They were both drawn to each other from the start but Kyler was a jerk to her at first. This story was awesome written. You could relate to both of their emotions and actions. This story was sweet, romantic funny and made me sad as well.😍😍 A few surprises that I didn't see coming.All in all a freaking awesome story. A must read👍👍👍 ...more
Kyrie Masters
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book had it all. Swooning, steamy, and angst. The chemistry between Kyler and Madison was spot on. Their relationship was a rollercoaster. I absolutely loved when he called her little mouse! This was such a good read! I'm glad I got the opportunity to read it!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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Sarah Fuller
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
i am a fan of a bully romance story if it is a good one and this was a good one, it had the right amount of drama and romance and the character were great
Kaela
Jan 26, 2021 rated it it was ok
MAY HAVE TINY SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW:

I can’t say I really enjoyed this book. Kind of unfortunate. It was super inconsistent and Rocky. The idea of the story was decent, but the execution struck it down for me. That and the fact that the characters felt super flat and cliche. I didn’t connect with any of these characters as much as I tried.

I’m not a fan of Madison. At all. I see a lot of people liked her and it confuses me. She would talk about how she’s tough and was raised to stand her groun
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Carrie Gubish
Jan 09, 2021 rated it liked it
On the border line with this book

Its hard to write about this book. I liked it then was discussed with her at the same time. When Mad said in the beginning she wanted to be a lawyer for abuse ppl I was like thats cool. But after that and how she treated him through the whole book I was hoping she wouldn't go into that field of work. She is either clueless or selfish don't know which one. She has so many clues. Then the nightmare then the confession and she still yells at him for things not of h
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Leah
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Ruthless was a mixed bag of emotions. There was so much angst, anger, and above all love. Kyler and Madison are perfect for each other. Madison balances our Kyler's rough edges. There are not enough words to describe the hell that Kyler has experienced, and it takes a strong person to be able to stand next someone and help them work through their demons. There were moments that you wanted to smack both of them, but at the same time, could understand their fears/hesitations. Mainly because these ...more
Misty Schott
Oct 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
He's definitely ruthless!!

After Madison's father passes away her and her mother move to Black Mountain so her mom can have a better paying job. They move into the guest house of her mother's friend, which is where she comes face to face with Kyler and his crappy attitude. Kyler doesn't really like anybody and he definitely doesn't like to be touched. Unfortunately Madison is drawn to him and he is drawn to her. Can Madison help this brooding bad boy feel again? Or will what happened in their pas
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Tranese
Oct 26, 2020 rated it liked it
Great read

First book to be read by the combining authors Mila Crawford and Aria Cole. I was drawn to the story from beginning to end. To see Kyler and Madison overcome so much and see how they were attracted and fell I love with each other was beautiful. To witness hurtful truths being revealed was mind blowing because you saw how one parent dealt with and how another set dealt with it. I wished for more confrontation between all parents, however it was beautiful story to read
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