It's no secret that I hate Phineas Yates, but what most people don't know is that I have a very good reason why. One hot summer, he broke my heart in the worst way, and I promised myself then and there that I would never fall prey to the sinner of Pembroke Prep again. Even if it meant re-inventing myself into a girl I barely recognized.
There is a fine line between duty and desire.
I'm not just any girl, I'm a princess. When my family begs me to get engaged to save the family name, I'm trapped with no way out. In a panic, I blurt out the ultimate lie and create myself a fake boyfriend. Which means I need someone to foot the bill immediately.
The problem? The only person willing to help me is the one person I never want to see again: the careless, heartless, hot-as-Hellfire playboy himself.
5 swoony stars!
Phineas and Aurora's book is here! This is the 4th book in the Hellfire Club series and while they can all be read as standalones it really enriches the story if you read them in order. Phin and Aurora have had a tempestuous relationship the past few books to say the least and we finally get to learn what happened in the past to make it so. I think it's important to remeber these are high school kids and they don't always react in the most rational matter, Aurora letting Phin explain why what happened did would have helped their feud not happen but pride and stubborness is a force of nature that gets the best of us all sometimes. I really fell for Phin he is so much more than what he portrays to everyone. When Aurora's mother and grandmother try to get her to marry someone she makes up a fake boyfriend and of course Phin overhears and makes a plan to be said boyfriend to get what he's been waiting 2 years for, for her to be his and him to be hers. I loved how strong Aurora is, she's had to deal with alot but she continues to fight her trama and be unapologeticly herself. You'll probably yell at her to stop being so stubborn and just listen but letting yourself be vulnerable and having that trust shaken is hard so you kinda forgive her for it. Phin is 100% in and gosh I love him extra hard for doing everything he can to prove his love for her. The chemistry between the two is off the charts and the smut is oh so delicious. Becker Grey continue to bring great books and I am soooo ready for Rhys and Sera's story!
Phin & Rory’s book
Throughout the other books in the Hellfire Club series I was so intrigued by Aurora and Phin's snippets, with her mysteriously hating him and him being tortured about it. I was so looking forward to their book and maybe I am a victim of expectations but I was seriously underwhelmed by the impetus for her hatred/hurt. I understand she had past pain from her father/family contributing and that they are teenagers but even so it was very much a "That's it?" moment as I read the prologue-ish first chapters.
I loved the situation Phin engineered for trying to earn her back, but there were very few on-scene pages of their time together during that phase before they suddenly were in love without even addressing the big heartbreak. Aurora professes her love and trust and immediately proves it's untrue at the first thrown in obstacle, which, honestly, is par for the course considering what had upset her before.
As with this entire series I love the writing style and seriously loved several individual scenes/sentences, however, in this book there were some inconsistencies with the rest of the series, and just not enough all-around, for me to have loved it overall. It was a relatively short book and though I appreciate a quick read lately, this one could use some bulking up. Aurora and Phin were my second-most anticipated couple but this ended up being my least favorite of the series so far. My most anticipated couple, Rhys and Sera, are up next I believe, and I am definitely looking forward to that one.
The Hellfire Boys are getting better and better; this series is addictive. The moment you start, you cannot stop. Aurora and Phineas were holy molly🔥🔥🔥🔥 I love so much this book, and the sexy scenes were enough for me to enjoy this man who is the best. I highly recommend it!