#Review “The Revenge Pact” by Ilsa Madden-Mills

The Revenge Pact kicks off an all-new series, the kings of football, with an emotional and super-charged new adult standalone romance from wall street journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is available now!


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Rainbow Crowns

I absolutely adore Ilsa-Madden Mills I swear every new book by her is my favorite. She has this delicate and calming prose that sweeps you into her stories consuming you until you are utterly lost and addicted. River and Anastasia are quirky perfection, their unique personalities and struggles will grip you by the heart and squeeze until you feel like you can’t breathe, making you fall more and more in love with them. 

It’s no secret that I love my characters different I feel more of a connection to them if they are broken and damaged in some way. And what River is going through spoke to me on such a deep personal level. My heart is his in every way because of the connection I felt to him. The layers that Ilsa has given him and the gentle but also possessive way she has written him weave into the perfect man. Throughout the whole story it’s as if you can feel him his battles, his need, his desires are all right there to be taken and nurtured. Watching as he and Anastasia dance around each other trying to figure things out, but also feeling their immediate and undeniable connection grow and build was one of the most satisfying things I’ve read all year, and I wish I could go back and read it for the first time again. 

Ilsa always creates these stories that you just immediately get lost in. The characters and journeys are unlike anything you have read. I’ve never read a book by her that I didn’t love. The struggles. The love. The Alphas. The broken in the best way characters. The individual journeys and struggles. All of this is why I’m obsessed with her words. River has quickly become one of my all time favorite hero’s I’m in love with everything about him, he will own you heart and soul without question. If you love your hero’s a little broken, but with hearts of gold and lips of a god than READ THIS you will not be disappointed.

Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Complimentary Copy 

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Sarah’s Musings…

5 Tell Me 3 Things CROWNS

Sometimes there is a book that is just magic. It has that quality, that spark that pulls at your heart, makes you remember why you love love. The Revenge Pact is all the and more.

River is the hero we deserve – honorable, kind, and devout in his love for the heroine. He epitomizes what we want not just in a romance novel but in real life. I truly found myself loving him as a character as much as the hero.

Anastasia is a bit of a free spirit, and I loved the upbringing she had. It lends itself to who she became in this book. I also loved the bit of role reversal when it comes to who pursues whom. She takes what she wants, goes for it. Her vibrancy for life bleed off of the pages, and like River, readers will become enamored with who she is.

What really put the metaphorical cherry on top of this must read was the literary allusions to The Outsiders. It wasn’t just thrown in haphazardly but was truly something meaningful and real. It created the backdrop for a truly pure and epic romance that was soul sweeping.

This is what an NA low angst romance should be. There was conflict, and true love, and good times with friends. It reminds you of all the reasons you enjoy reading about love, for its purity and for the inspiration it brings to life. River and Anastasia are what we hope for.


The Revenge Pact (Kings of Football Book 1) by [Ilsa Madden-Mills]

#1 Amazon Charts and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers an all-new emotional enemies-to-lovers romance that blurs the lines between revenge and love…

River Tate is a god on campus.
The king of football.
A tattooed bad boy with gunmetal eyes that see right through you.
The only chink in his armor is her, the girl he pretends doesn’t exist, the forbidden one with the shy smile and lavender hair.

Anastasia Bailey is a nobody.
The queen of nothing.
An outsider with the face of an angel and a body made for sin.
The only chink in her armor is him, her boyfriend’s frat brother, the football player who hates her.

But when Anastasia’s life comes crashing down, River’s the one who sweeps in and picks up the pieces.
Torn between loyalty, lies, and secrets, he battles the temptation to take everything from her when they make their revenge pact.

He can’t tell her no.
Because revenge (or love) is, sweet, and once you get a taste, the craving never ends.

The Revenge Pact is first in a series about three college football players.

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