Blog Tour ~ Feuds and Reckless Fury by K Webster (Reviews)


Release Date: June 1st

From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes an angsty and emotional enemies-to-lovers gay romance standalone!

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From USA Today bestselling author K Webster comes an angsty and emotional enemies-to-lovers gay romance standalone!

The hatred began when my father proposed to another man in a shocking moment that rocked my family to its core….

Now I’m on a quest for revenge against my father.

That means hitting him where it hurts—the new fiancé and the son he thinks so much of.

Alister Sommers.

Alis is a bleached blond perfectionist thorn in my side who’s used to everything going his way. Grades, money, track—he dominates it all despite his short, insignificant frame.

Was one dad not good enough that Alis had to take mine too?

Soon, we’ll be stepbrothers.

Until then, I vow to make his life a living hell.

Maybe Dad will regret his terrible mistakes.

Maybe he won’t.

I know I won’t regret wrecking their lives like they did mine.

I’ll give up everything, even my girlfriend and football, if it means I get a chance for retribution.

It’s reckless and risky, but I don’t have much to lose.

The havoc I wreak might ease some of the pain Dad caused my mother.

I’m willing to give it a shot.

What starts as a family feud will become a war…one I plan on winning no matter the cost.

There’s only one small problem.

I may have underestimated my opponent.

5 Reckless Stars!!!

YA books aren’t exactly my go-to read, however, I’ve been loving K Webster’s MM books lately and I was very drawn to the blurb for Feuds and Reckless Fury, so I decided to give it a try and I’m very happy I did.

I really liked Alis, my heart broke by how difficult it was for him to accept that he had a place in his adoptive father’s home, which all things considered, was understandable. His panic attacks and his fear of mice (totally there with him, btw) were so poignant and relatable, I just wanted to give him a huge hug and make things better for him. Much as I liked Alis, my favorite was Canyon, though. His character’s growth throughout the book was outstanding and I fell for him and how protective and caring he was with those he loved. I adored them together, they had insane chemistry, but it was the cuddling and the being there for each other that made me love them even more.

At first, I thought this book was going to be darker than it was, but I was pleasantly surprised that while it was angsty and there were so many things happening, there was always that glimmer of hope that things would turn out okay, which is what I look forward when I read books like this one. K Webster managed to make me care for Alis and Canyon, for their parents, for Carrie and Naomi, even for Canyon’s mother, who I was on the fence about during most of the book. I even found myself crying during certain scenes, so keep that in mind. It was an emotional, sweet, steamy, angsty read, with lots of twists and turns and a lot of heart that I can’t recommend enough.

Also, while I got an ARC of the book, I bought the audio version since it was out already and I couldn’t resist Teddy Hamilton and Greg Boudreaux narrating together. They did a fantastic job bringing Canyon and Alis to life for me, ramping up the angst, the animosity, and later the emotional connection these two boys found in each other.

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. ***


4 Stars
This book was accurately named. If you love angst, and I am not talking a little bit, but tons of conflict, this is a must-read. I am not a fan of angst just to use as a filler and this constant family and lover drama was far from that. I was riveted by this book. I kept thinking, okay, nothing else could possibly happen, and then a new issue would pop up.
Canyon is in a dark and very miserable place. His father Ryan, has divorced his mother, and announced he will be marrying his best friend Quinn, who happens to be a guy. Teenagers as a rule come pre-programmed for angst. Canyon is trying to take the multiple hits life is throwing at him by hiding behind a wall of anger and mistrust. This is learned at the start of the novel, and things go downhill after that. This is not meant to be a negative comment. So much is thrown at the reader in terms of family and outside drama, I almost needed a scorecard to keep track of.
I won’t even attempt to go over all the details Canyon is facing, but let me just say, he truly surprised me with his resiliency. Quinn’s son, Alis is the target that Canyon originally wants to make suffer. He figures his dad ruined his life, so why not share the misery. Canyon is horrible to poor Alis, but we all know that hate is an odd emotion, and, yes, the two teens soon find they have more in common than bitterness and anger.
The book really did captivate me and I admired how much Canyon grew in terms of realizing the world did not revolve around him. I enjoyed the tender chemistry between Alis and Canyon and felt their connection. As for the poor, beleaguered dads—I honestly wouldn’t have blamed them if they decided to take a one-way plane trip to a deserted island.
I did feel like several huge issues were resolved way too quickly and easily, without much explanation. Overall, I really did enjoy the story and absolutely recommend it. Happy reading!

* * * Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn’t a requirement. * * *


About K. Webster:

K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens.

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