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Release Day Blitz – Review + Excerpt & Giveaway: A Harmless Little Game (Harmless #1) by Meli Raine

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY to Harmless Little Game (Harmless #1) by Meli Raine❤ 

Check out my Review for this twisted start to this new political suspense thriller romance + a little excerpt and a chance to win an awesome giveaway ❤ ❤

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Four years ago I lost my virginity on live, streaming television.

Too bad I wasn’t awake for it.

The video went viral. Of course it would. A Senator’s daughter on camera? Wouldn’t you click “share”? Besides, that’s what three of the four guys in the video did.


They shared me.

But that fourth guy? The nondescript one in the background in the upper left corner of the screen, just sitting on the couch? The only one who did nothing?

Not one single thing.

That was my boyfriend, Drew.

And that was the last time I saw him.

Until today, when my father—now on a path to the White House—hired him as head of security for my new team as I return home after four years of “recovering” in an undisclosed location that involved white lab coats, needles, pills and damage control.

You see, the other three guys never went to jail. Never had charges pressed.

Never faced consequences.

Until today.

Game on.
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A Harmless Little Game is the first in this political thriller/romantic suspense trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine.

 My Review (1)
eARC provided in exchange for an honest review

Disclaimer: This is the first book in Harmless Trilogy and CANNOT BE READ AS STANDALONE! 

Warning: This review will be SHORT! I do not want to spoil anyone about this book!

Ya’ll very well know that I DO NOT like reading books in a series (unless of course I get the ARC’s for all the books or all the parts have been released!), but somehow this trilogy made me overlook that simple rule and sign up to really screw up my life (ala my reading schedule!). 

Lindsay‘s life pretty much went to hell when she was gang raped on live television four years ago. And now she is back – after 4 years of being hidden away, she comes back to reality with the one person she hates more than anyone in the world, her ex-boyfriend Drew

(and, no I am NOT talking anymore about the plot, not right now!)

See, I was expecting this to be a lot more angsty than it actually was – not because of the horrific ordeal that Lindsay had to live through, but knowing that the one man she trusted with her life didn’t do anything to protect her? That had to be more heartbreaking than anything in this whole wide world – and even though I knew, I KNEW, what might happen; it was still a punch in the throat of that first meeting in four years – and it almost broke me! 

Every turn of this book had a new twist coming up – and it showed how easy and how callous we humans can be, for the right reason – and those right reasons never ever end up being right for everyone. 

Lindsay needs to know the full truth of what happened, and with something new being thrown into the mix, her eyes being opened up to new truths, lies, deceit and betrayal that has tinged her life since that night four years ago – but one thing hasn’t changed: her quest for revenge. 

There are soo many unanswered questions in this book – but the biggest question of them of is Drew – I did not like him in this book, for one very simple reason (no, I won’t tell you!) but I am still holding my judgement till I read Drew’s story in Harmless Little Ruse.

Cheers, Pavi

My Rating (1)

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

(Rating is and will be bound to change after all the books have been read!)

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“I’m sorry,” he says. My ear is pressed against his broad, hard chest. I feel the words more than I hear them. The vibration and cadence make it clear he’s apologizing. Heat radiates off him like he’s the sun and I’m in his orbit.I break away. I’m not his moon. “You should be sorry,” I snap, marching toward my destination, fighting the soft ground. I don’t want to talk to him. I don’t want to do this. Not now. Definitely not right now. I haven’t seen him for four years. Four long, painful, horrible years. More than 1,400 days of waking every morning knowing I wasn’t with him. Knowing he sat there that night and did nothing while three men raped me. Degraded me. Used and abused me and enjoyed it. My body goes into a full-blown supernova, skin on fire at the thought. My rage cannot be contained by a mere mortal body. I turn around. He’s right there, following me. “Go the fuck away, Drew. I told you. I hate your guts. Leave me alone.” At least, I think that’s what I say. My mind can’t process words and thoughts right now. I am fixated on the red door at the back entrance of the house, the sprawling mansion that is the only home I’ve ever known, aside from Daddy’s townhome in Washington D.C. If I can make it to that red door without Drew touching me, if I can make it to my bedroom and to my medications where I can take enough to fall asleep, maybe I can get my brain to work again.
And stop the flood of emotions that are making me crazy.
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Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them. Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.

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