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That’s how the whole neighborhood refers to the apartment where I live with three other college students. It’s a bit judgmental, considering the neighborhood we live in is more like a zoo than an apartment complex, but not inaccurate. If you put that many young guys together, things are bound to be interesting. I still maintain that the giant water guns filled with poison ivy water were not my idea.

January Dixon.

She’s the girl I’ve lusted after for years. A smart mouth and sharp tongue surrounded by soft beauty and a body I’d give up an organ just to touch. An important organ, like a kidney, not one of those lame ones like a gallbladder.

It’s a tricky situation since she lives right down the street, and dating a neighbor generally isn’t a good idea. But this is Violent Circle, where normal may as well be a dirty word. Thanks to an impromptu fashion show where I tossed all self-respect aside and strutted my stuff in full bondage gear in front of our small town, she now owes me a date.

And I plan to collect,

Official Review!

I received a copy and voluntarily left a review and all opinions are my own.

If you are looking for a read that is so hilarious that you can’t take a drink without fear of spitting it out from uncontrollable laughter then look no further. Having already experience the humor that S. M. Shade writes, I knew that I was in for quite a treat with January and Noble’s story in Frat Hell. I couldn’t wait to dive back in and check in again with the people on Violet Circle aka Violent Circle and see who was fighting with who and what crazy things would happen next with these quirky and crazy neighbors. I love a book that keeps me on my toes mentally and laughing like a lunatic and S. M. Shade more than delivers!

Noble Bradley had me intrigued from his debut appearance in Scarlet Toys and I more than wanted to get to know this gorgeous frat boy with a heart of gold. I fell madly in love with his way of charming the very reluctant January, his refreshing sense of humor coupled with his dirty mouth and he quickly became my newest favorite book boyfriend! Just when I thought I had him figured out he would do something sweet for January and have me swooning while the next minute he would have me overheating or laughing through tears.

January is a tough nut to crack but once you get to know her and see underneath her harden layers, you see the vulnerable woman who is afraid of hoping for the best. I adored seeing January lose the doubt and suspicion that seemed to shadow her world and experience the love and hope that she deserves along with bouts of humor that make her life brighter.

S. M. Shade gives us a second dose of laughter, heat, and feels in the Violent Circle series that will tickle your funny bone and leave your heart wanting so much more! I highly recommend Frat Hell for a read that feeds all your emotions and leaves a little piece of you in Violent Circle with the wacky neighbors. I cannot wait for S. M. Shade to bring us more of her brand of humor and passion in her next book in this series. Who knows what shenanigans her characters will be up to.



“So, we just chuck it out there and drag it in?” I ask.
“Pretty much. Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be able to feel if you’ve caught something or if it’s just trapped between rocks. It’s not very rock here, so it’s a good beginner spot.”
A cute smile flashes across his face as he asks me, “Are your ready?”
“Let’s do it.”
“Later, beautiful, for now, we fish.”
A giggle escapes me as I reach for a rope. “Just show me how far to throw it.”
“We’ll do the first one together. Then we have to put some space between us so our magnets don’t find each other. When they get stuck together, they’re a bitch to pull apart.”
Handing me a pair of gloves, he grabs the rope, and we walk to the edge of the water. He throws the magnet hard, and it splashes as it disappears underwater. The current pulls a little on the rope, but the magnet is heavy enough to sink.”
Standing beside me, he says, “Just pull it nice and slow.”
“Are we still talking about the rope?” Before he can reply, I feel a slight tug. “I think I have something!”
Noble puts his hand on the rope in front of mine and tugs a little. “It’s something big.”
Excitement floods through me as I imagine all the things that could have ended up in the river. What if it’s a safe? A safe full of money!
“Keep pulling, steady and slow so you don’t lose it.”
The object is getting closer and closer, a little more and I’ll be able to see it. When I pull again, the rope won’t budge. “It’s stuck on something.”
I try to hand Noble the rope, but he moves behind me instead and reaches around my sides, gripping the rope along with me. Together, we manage to get it moving again without losing the mystery object.
My squeal of excitement make Noble laugh. “You aren’t having fun on our date, are you?” he teases
“As long as you understand I’m keeping all the money we find in the safe we’re dragging up.” His laughing scares away some nearby birds. “It’s like finding buried treasure,” I add.
“Don’t worry, there’s only one booty I’m interested in.”
“Pirate puns, really?”
“So, I’ll be swabbing my own deck?”
Laughing together, we give the rope one last heave and the object clangs, flips over, and lands in the mud.
“Don’t spend all that money in one place,” Noble snorts.
“A shopping cart? Who throws a shopping cart in the river?”
Noble sloshes through the mud and yanks the magnet free. “It’s not the first one I’ve snagged.”
“What’s the best thing you’ve caught?”
He turns and grins at me, giving me the urge to kiss that little dimple. “Your eye.”
It was a completely lame response. So why do I want to throw him down in the mud and ravage him? My lack of reply just makes his smile broaden.
“Ha! No comeback and you’re blushing. I think I won that one.”
“And what do you think you’ve won?”
Noble throws the magnet back out. “Well, another date, at least.”
“We aren’t even finished with this one.” I take the rope from him.
“No, all our dates have to end with a kiss.”
The thought of his lips on mine sends a spike of excitement through me, but I can’t let him see it.
Keeping my voice as nonchalant as possible, I ask, “So if I kiss you now, we can call it a day?”
Sauntering up to me, his grin falls, and his voice deepens. “Do you want me to kiss you, January?”
The rope in my hand is forgotten, dropped to the bank as his hand cups my jaw. His palms are warm against my face. He presses his soft lips to mine for a moment, then retreats, before kissing me again, just as tenderly. It’s the sweetest kiss I’ve ever been given, and my stomach explodes in butterflies like a teenage girls. It feels wonderful.

I’m so screwed.

Also try Scarlet Toys Violent Circle Book 1
 About the Author
S.M. Shade is a homeschooling mom hopelessly addicted to Dr. Pepper, love stories, sunshine, and men with full sexy lips, though not necessarily in that order. A voracious reader since sounding out her first word, she started writing as a teenager and rediscovered her love of writing as an adult. Originally from Indianapolis, she now lives in a small Kentucky town with her teenage son.
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