What a sweet fake person you are
Always wanting to be the star
You’ve hurt me a lot and brought down my guard
But I swear my revenge will hit you hard

Your innocent looks may do the tricks
But just you wait as the bomb ticks
You’ve always been guilty and I’ll blow you away
My revenge will be sweet and coming someday

Your beautiful face and dazzling smile
Could probably take my breath for a while
But it’s fact that you’ve hurt my pride and dignity
I’ll have my revenge, just wait and see

I know I was always hurting you bad
When I’m around you’ve never been glad
But still I don’t want you to stand on your feet
And my revenge will be very sweet

I’ve done more wrong to you from the top
But what I hate is that you don’t give up
And because of that I’ll make you pay
I’ll have my revenge every bitter way

We both know I’m better than you are
Sorry if I’ve always won the war
But still the same, I’ll make you pay
I’ll have my revenge… but what for, anyway?

Seeing your painfully attractive face
Your beauty, your self, I want to embrace
I’m under your spell and that’s what I hate
‘Cause that’s what makes my revenge come so late

Maybe we’d better stop this stupid game
I’m wild, I know, but you’ve made me tame
Forget my revenge, I know it won’t come
Forgive me for being so stupid and dumb

But still you’re guilty – you just don’t know it at all
You’re guilty of stealing and making me fall
I fell for you and that’s your work of art
And yes, you’re guilty of stealing my heart

*A poem I wrote in high school… probably two decades ago – let’s say, I was 16(?) then and I’m 36 now! 😮 I read a lot of romance novels back then, and based on this, it seems I was probably into the enemies-to-lovers trope! Fortunately, none of this was based on real life. Also, I didn’t have a life at 16. 😂

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The Savior’s Champion by Jenna Moreci

51lsmxtzmelTobias Kaya doesn’t care about The Savior. He doesn’t care that She’s the Ruler of the realm or that She purified the land, and he certainly doesn’t care that She’s of age to be married. But when competing for Her hand proves to be his last chance to save his family, he’s forced to make The Savior his priority.

Now Tobias is thrown into the Sovereign’s Tournament with nineteen other men, and each of them is fighting—and killing—for the chance to rule at The Savior’s side. Instantly his world is plagued with violence, treachery, and manipulation, revealing the hidden ugliness of his proud realm. And when his circumstances seem especially dire, he stumbles into an unexpected romance, one that opens him up to unimaginable dangers and darkness.

Trigger warning: this novel contains graphic violence, adult language, and sexual situations.

REVIEW: Highly recommended to adults who love action, twists, and steamy romance | ★★★★☆

I would highly recommend this book to adults who love action, twists, and steamy romance. It’s a thrilling roller-coaster ride full of intriguing characters, including a baddie you’d love to hate (Kaleo fan over here). Speaking of love and hate, I had a love-and-hate relationship with the main character Tobias almost the whole time, but still rooted for him all the way. (If only he’d be less whiny.) He is definitely a complex character, but his counterpart Leila is even more so. Leila is a capable but troubled heroine that I enjoyed reading every time she’s on the page. She is that character where the more you know about her, the more questions you end up having! The circumstances of Leila and Tobias’ coupledom plays on your emotions on top of the ride your emotions are getting from the twists and turns you encounter in the story. The fantasy elements are minimal but well-utilized, though I still wished there was more world-building. The amount of profanity can also be a bit distracting sometimes. Overall, I definitely enjoyed reading and rereading this book, and I’m eagerly awaiting the sequel.