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My Beautiful Poison

(Wicked Poison #1)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  633 ratings  ·  201 reviews
I forgave him for the lies he told.
And I forgave him for breaking my body with his touch.
But I couldn’t forgive myself for staying.
Until I met you… my antidote.
I knew I couldn’t keep forgiving him, when I could be safe in your arms.
With your touch, there were no tears.
With your kisses, I could finally breathe.
You might be the villain in everyone’s story...
But not m
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Published December 29th 2020 by Amazon Digital Services
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The bad boy is a good guy!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: ❤️💙💜💛💚
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📔📙
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 👤👤👤👤👤

The Hero(s): August – just got out of jail for a crime where he was set up by his boss for wanting to get out of the crime business. His boss Josh is one of the biggest drug dealers in the city, lives with August’s alcoholic mom and used August from a young age to do everything from running drugs to collecting debts.

The heroine: Rylee - a
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
MY BEAUTIFUL POISON: is the first full length romance book in the series 'Wicked Poison,' by T.L. Smith. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives.'

As soon as this was released I was off to Amazon to #oneclick, I read this in one sitting so straight away that should give you a clue of how much I enjoyed this one. What could a bad boy ex con have in common with a girl raised with a silver spoon in her mouth?

A swoon worthy addictive page turner, which had me hooked throughout!!

August and Rylee were just
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕

Rich girl, bad boy, what more do you want???

I have to say, this series is off to a damn good start!! I was intrigued, entertained, swooning, and that was just from the first two chapters!! I read this in one sitting and when I tell you that I’m itching to see what’s going to happen next, I really am! My Beautiful Poison is a sexy, enemies to lovers , opposite attract romance that is going to leave you wanting so much more.

August and Rylee, Rylee and August, it doesn’t matter which way you put i
This was just an ok read for me.. one of my pet peeves in a book is when the heroine ends up being the one who is the main “chaser” of the hero. I prefer the man to be the one doing the chasing! Considering that, I ended up turned off with her always trying to hold his attention!

This is book one out of a duet, and me being me, I will need to read the conclusion of this duet! I just hope the hero takes charge and come gets his woman!!😂
Dec 29, 2020 rated it liked it
I need the second book right now.
August Trouble, what have you done to me?! 🥺

— “You are everything and more to me. You know that, right?” His hand twitches at his side, and I know he wants to touch me, but he resists.
“Then stay,” I cry.

— I need to see him. I want him to see me.
We are inevitable. August is, and always will be, my beautiful poison.

— My heart shatters in my chest.
How will I survive?
Survive without him.
When he finally made me live again.

I’ll admit I was expecting for this one to be
Carla Bulian
Jan 16, 2021 rated it liked it
I didn’t connect with this book.
Dec 26, 2020 rated it really liked it


RYLEE, Rich Girl, is the golden child of the town most wealthy family...with wealth comes responsibilities and expectation...the pressure is high and there is no space for mistakes...her whole life is laid down for her...but what if her happiness lies with
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
"Rich guys, Rich girls.

You got the wealth of the world, your hearts sunken, your emotions empty.

Rich guys, rich girls, don't pretend you lack a heart.

Cause once upon a time, you cared the most when they all stomped on you hard."

I thank those who enjoyed/hated the poem I made above. Yes, it is written by yours truly.

I still need to improve obviously, but we all need a bit of improvement in our lives honestly.

So here I go. Onto the review.

Note: I received an ARC in exchange for an honest revie
Keri Loves Books
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A story that pulls you right in and leaves you wanting more. The convict and the rich girl. An unlikely match. He’ll fight her every step of the way. She’s relentless in her pursuit. No matter how hard he tries, he won’t be able to resist. This enemies to lovers romance is steamy and full of surprises.

August is finally free after six long years. He’s ready to start fresh and leave his past behind. His old life brought him nothing but trouble. The only problem is, his past doesn’t want to let him
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5 "Alive again!!!" stars***


"August is, and always will be, my beautiful poison. With one look, one glance, the poison manifests, spreads through your system and takes hold. And I'm a slave to it."

I might die waiting for the next book to come out, after how the things were left in here!!! I just need the next book... NOW!!!
This was my first time that I've ever read a book by T.L. Smith and I'm impressed!!! I loved the storyline, I loved all the characters with August and R
Jan 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a way to bring in the new year with finding myself snuggled into my little reading corner with this perfection of a book.

This author ceases to amaze me with every book that releases. They are so incredibly thought out, the storyline’s are phenomenal and they are packing with the heat. Not to mention they feature some of the strongest female heroines and the baddest hero’s who could either be the villian or not.

In this case, as much as we crave the villains. In this story he wasn’t, he was
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"My Beautiful Poison" is the first book of the "Wicked Poison" Duet by the best-selling author T.L. Smith. Told in dual perspectives , get ready to meet August and Rylee!

August is the male protagonist of this story. Fresh out of jail for a crime he was set up for , all he needs is revenge. A girl is definitely not on his radar. But things change the moment he sees Rylee. Innocent and so tempting , she forces him to break all his rules and p
This is a definite must read of 2020! Rylee Harley is trapped in an abusive relationship and wants nothing more than to escape. She just doesn’t want to disappoint her wealthy family in the process. When someone she hasn’t seen since high school appears at a party, he might just be the salvation she needs to survive. August Trouble has a sketchy past and went away for a long time but he is back now. Trying to readjust to life outside of prison, will he be able to move forward or will his past co ...more
I'm dreading for the next book...

“You’re the rich girl from the right side of the tracks. I will be your worst mistake.” - August Trouble

“You’re delusional,” he says with a cackle that sounds almost evil.

“No, I’m just a stupid girl in love with an even stupider boy.” - Rylee Harley
Dani (books and blankets)
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story broke my heart. August just can't catch a break. He has a troubled past but he's such a good guy even if he doesn't believe it.

Rylee is a breath of fresh air. Funny, determined, hard working, knows what and who she wants. Her story isn't perfect, she has her own demons but she's trying.

Their path is filled with many roadblocks. I want so much for these characters. I swear they take one step forward then three steps back. Ugh, so frustrating.

This book had my attention from the very
Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-male, bad-boy
Loving the bad boy

Gripping from the first page, and this one certainly pulled me in. A story of an untypical pair; he, ex-convict from the wrong side of the tracks, broken family; and she, well-to-do, professionally successful, good family. But opposites attract. I enjoyed reading their budding and mature romance. In this tale, Rhylee, vulnerable yet confident, went after her chosen man, August, whether against her family, a society who shunned him, or August himself. I was happy to read a heroi
Live, Laugh, Love
Dec 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
I loved this story! It was a ride to watch Rylee grow as a person and to watch August open up. Their trials and struggles had me turning the pages, needing to know how they would make it through.
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)

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Rylee wants out of her abusive relationship with her fiancé when she sees August again. He was the bad boy when they were in school, and it seems he hasn't changed in that respect. But even though he's an ex-con, Rylee sees something in him that draws her and makes her want to be his friend, to be around him. But August knows there's no room in either of their lives for an ex-con to be with a rich princess'. Rylee's persistence, her sweet n
Ashley Estep The Art of Reading
My poor heart! TL Smith I expect nothing less from you but it still doesn't change the effect it had. Rylee and Austin's story is so beautifully broken. My heart is still in tears.

Rylee is finding herself. She's just moved out of her parent's house. Her mother is controlling and pushing her towards and man she doesn't want or who deserves her. Austin enters the picture after he is released from prison. Noah is Rhianna's, (Rylee's twin sister) boyfriend and also Austin's lawyer. While Austin isn'
Clare Harrison
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
She's the girl who comes from money, but with it comes expectations and unhappiness.

He's the big bad wolf who lives on the wrong side of the tracks.

They shouldnt know each other but they do, and she shouldn't encourage him when he's not from her world.

But should she always do what others tell her to do...?

Oh wow, what an amazing read!!

Its about realising when something is detrimental to both your heart and your health, being courageous, and letting your heart be your guide.

Not everything is blac
Tracy Wilkin
Dec 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
My Beautiful Poison is book one in the Wicked Poison series by T.L. Smith. I was sold on this book right from the blurb. Just those few sentences captivated me and started that sweet aching need for the whole story. I waited up for this release, and as soon as it was up I devoured it.

The dynamic between the two main characters was teeth clenching intensity. Rough, raunchy and risque, My Beautiful Poison was impossible to put down and unforgettable. 50% bad boy, 50% feisty girl. 100% immaculate
Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story took me on one emotional rollercoaster ride.
I started it and just could not put it down.
But as I was reaching the end of it.
I was afraid and scared to reach that point.
Knowing it was going to take a path that would probably break my heart.
And that’s exactly what happened.
August has never had luck on his side.
Raised by a neglectful mother.
She never showed him any type of affection.
She never provided even the basic of necessities.
He was left to defend and depend on himself.
That lead Aug
Anne Milne
Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The first book in a new duet and T.L. Smith has once again introduced me to characters I am slightly obsessed with. When Rylee Harley the rich girl meets August Trouble again I felt the sparks. Although August isn't exactly rushing to give into the chemistry and he can be a little moody I fell head over heals for this deep man who is trying to put his life back together. August has many layers he is the town pariah, the ex con, the protective brother and he is also the man who loves deeply. Ryle ...more
Dec 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This cliffhanger killed me and the next book can’t come out soon enough. Rylee and August are total opposites in how they grew up but at the same time there also each other’s solace. Rylee played by the rules to keep up appearances and she also didn’t want to rock the boat even if it meant staying with her disgusting boyfriend when but she finally starts to see the light, she also sees August and it’s like bam for them both even though she try’s to keep her away. He’s trying to straighten his li ...more
Reading  Red Room
Dec 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book 1 in the Wicked Poison series. What a great introduction! Rylee is a feisty little thing determined to do things her way, despite her annoying mother. August is looking for a second chance in life and to better himself. These two are a power house of emotions and you don’t know if they are coming or going. They are so connected physically and emotionally that expressing how they feel is impossible. I’m enjoying how different their families are but in reality they are very similar. Rylee and ...more
Mandy’s Book Reviews
Dec 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this opposites attract romance novel by best selling author T.L. Smith ! This author never seems to fail in writing addicting stories that I love to get lost in ! I loved August and Rylee so much I mean come on rich girl falls for bad boy storyline yesss please! I was hooked after the first couple pages and August oh boy is he hot ! I can’t wait for the next book in this duet I need answers! This is a definite five star read and I highly recommend anything by this author but if you are l ...more
The Book Lover
Jan 03, 2021 rated it really liked it
This book did me in within the very first chapter, I couldn't put it down! ...more
HANNAH (Books, Films, and Tea)
3.5 stars
Full review coming soon!

This was a nice steamy, enemies to lovers, opposites attract romance. It did end on a cliffhanger! The chemistry was amazing between August and Rylee. I had a problem with how rushed everything felt. There were a number of scenes that were so rushed I couldn’t fully understand why they were happening. There wasn't much of an explanation, it was just a page or two and then it ended. And the main characters needed more of a backbone at times. I couldn't fully conne
PP's Bookshelf
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
My Beautiful Poison by T.L.Smith is for every romance reader craving for bad boy and good girl romance. If you are in love with the angst filled tension between the sweet straight girl with hidden sass and the dark alpha from the wrong side of the track, this story is for you!

This is the first book of the duet .August Trouble had the troubled upbringing from every side. And finally a set up landed him in jail. Riley is the rich girl with rich and precious family who has always abided by her pare
Samantha Love HEA Romance Book Blog
4.5 Stars

I am so excited to finish my year with a new read from one of my favorite authors! My Beautiful Poison was such an intriguing and captivating read. I have been in a book funk for a couple of weeks now and after not reading for days I picked up this book and devoured it. I am happy to day my book funk is cured!

August is all kinds of swoony! I really love his character and how much he cares about those close to him. I Sooo want more of him asap! Rylee is his perfect match in m
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USA Today Best Selling Author T.L. Smith loves to write her characters with flaws so beautiful and dark that you can’t turn away from. Her books have been translated into several languages. If you don’t find her in her home town of Queensland, Australia you can usually find her travelling around the world to sitting on a beach in Bali, to exploring Alcatraz in San Francisco or walking the streets ...more

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