Brutal Heir (Court University, #1) By Eden ONeill

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    Never trust a campus god.

    Knight Reed is a devil heir with a chip on his shoulder. The arrogant a-hole I love to hate.

    His name may be Knight, but that armor is black as coal. He’s a beautiful god with a wicked heart. I know because my mom used to work for his family. An act of brutal violence in the woods and he gets my mom fired, ultimately leaving us homeless. That was the last time I saw him face-to-face.

    At least, until recently. 

    He’s frat boy royalty at my new university, a campus god amongst the rich and elite. There’s little interest in a freshman like me.

    But then I cross him, putting an end to me being invisible here in his world. 

    At a party, I see something I shouldn’t have seen. Now, suddenly, the campus god has me tackled on a bed with his hand around my throat. He tells me to forget what I witnessed. Do that or the end result will be bad for me. He’s hellbent on crushing my little dove wings and all I see is that cruel boy from the woods that day.

    When it comes to Knight, I can’t seem to stay out of his way or keep my trap shut around him, no matter how hard I try. He tells me my little mouth will get me in trouble, but I think he’s wrong.

    I’m not afraid what will happen if I spill his secrets. What terrifies me is how badly I want to see what might be beyond all that coal-black armor...

    It’s possible that, to some small measure, I’m tempted to give in to the only devil I’ve ever known.

    The dark knight himself.
     
    Warning:  Brutal Heir is an NA bully romance that contains dubious content and situations some may find triggering. It’s recommended for readers 17+ and is a standalone novel with no cliffhanger. It’s book one in a series of standalones titled Court University, which is a spin-off series about characters featured in Eden O’Neill’s Court High books. Reading the Court High books first is not necessary for the enjoyment of Court University. The characters' origin stories merely begin in Court High and can be referred to at any time if the reader so chooses. Brutal Heir (Court University, #1)

    Verbiage was awkward at times.
    The relationship felt forced.
    The story had a good start, but then it fell apart.
    It was supposed to be a bully read, but the hero Knight, was just annoying. Greer’s friends were ridiculous and immature with Knight.
    I skimmed a lot just to see what would happen. The conclusion was disappointing. Eden ONeill I didn't like either of the mcs. Knight was an asshole but at least he had the excuse that both of his parents were dead. Still that didn’t excuse the fact that he was a toxic, misogynistic dickhead that I most likely would like to slap with a good dose of a reality check if he were a real person standing in front of me. Greer was unlikeable for 90% of the book, sitting on her proverbial pedestal and her better than thou attitude. She practically stole private medical records of Knight's mum that she had no right to access and shared them with her psych professor. Men disappoint me in general so I'm not surprised when male characters in books do, and Knight fucking did, but also I kind of find it personally offensive when someone writes such a horrible female character that I have no choice but to dislike them, especially when you're always rooting for the lead female. Eden ONeill I should probably stay away from this kind of books (meaning: bully romance).
    I always end up hating:
    a) both main characters (the girl because she completely lacks personality and self respect, and the dude because he usually is an idiot who goes from hot to cold in 2.5 seconds);
    b) the parents/adults in the book (because they simply don't care about the violent way the hero behaves);
    c) the friends, who push the girl towards the boy, without caring when he acts like a fucking psychopath.

    Well, to keep this review short, that's basically what happens in this book. I'll only add that the dude does whatever he wants because he is filthy rich and every one admires him. Eden ONeill 1 ⭐️
    I don’t know why I even went through this stupid book. Knight was not redeemable. He was an ass. I don’t understand why Greer stuck by him. If she was as beautiful as the writer described her to be she could be with anyone but him. He kept fucking with her and there was literally 0 grovel. What a waste of my time. Please don’t read it. Eden ONeill Brutal Heir is the story of Greer and Knight.

    Oh my god.. HOT. I enjoyed this soooooo much!

    This book had everything I love- enemies to lovers, childhood animosity, a hero who cannot let go, loads of angry sex, jealousy, family drama, betrayals, deaths, reconcilation and HEA. It totally worked for me and I cannot recommend this more!

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    4.5/5 Eden ONeill

    This book gave me whiplash with how fast Knight went from hating Greer to being all in with her. I didn't even understand the motivation behind Knight being such an asshole and that just made it even harder to connect with the story. The entire beginning aka the scenes that actually gave a tiny bit of reasoning why Knight was being mean to and following Greer around basically become nonexistent after 20% or so. It was honestly really off how the story progressed from that first scene and again, I just didn't understand.

    Everything between Knight and Greer felt really forced and they lacked chemistry together in my opinion. I've seen a lot of people say this was an enemies to lovers story but it didn't really seem like it since Knight and Greer had no reason to be enemies. And I can't really say Knight bullied Greer, he was just a little mean and pushy towards her about keeping her mouth shut about what she saw. Which again, I didn't understand. Eden ONeill wow did this need a good editor. it was just all over the place. tonally, linguistically, heck, even the verb tenses couldn't agree with each other.
    I have a love-hate thing with bully romances, but honestly it's usually a hate that I love them sort of thing. here, unfortunately, it's just dislike. neither protagonist could decide their feelings, all the other characters were shockingly one-dimensional, and the whole medical-coma subplot was so incredibly ridiculous I kept closing out of my kindle to browse twitter.
    also she's out here trying to convince us that a character chugging a full glass of milk?!?! is sexy??!?!??!
    help
    I mostly made myself finish this book because it's the first one I read in 2021, and I felt like I had to finish it.
    I can't see myself reading anything else by this author. Eden ONeill “You’re going to listen to me. Listen to what I have to say. What you saw tonight could cause problems for you.”
    “What kind of problems?”
    Too much fucking talk. My hand squeezed her throat, another incentive, and it worked. She stiffened immediately, her face scrunched in fear. I didn’t want to scare her. Honestly didn’t, but if it kept her quiet…



    Greer is a girl from Knight's past, from way back when they were just kids. And they meet again. She sees something she shouldn't have, and he tries to protect her, but he has to be a bit cruel. She needs to see that the aftermath of the situation is no joke.

    He's afraid she'll go to the police, so he starts shadowing her. But by doing that, he becomes a part of her life. He can't get away and neither can she.

    One day her teacher finds a simple word in her brilliant school work, and this one word puts Knight's world into another perspective. Yes, it's like a domino effect. His life is about to change, but will it be good, or will it be bad?

    Brutal Heir is a perfect book for a reader who loves angst, but also craves to be crushed by emotions! Eden ONeill 4.5/5 ✰
    + bully romance, check tw’s

    once again, eden oneill did NOT disappoint. i had seen some mixed reviews, so i had been a bit scared to start this book, but i’m glad i did!

    knight was a character i was really excited to read about, especially since i love bow & thatcher, and he truly exceeded my expectations! his development throughout the story was great, especially as we got to learn more about his childhood and upbringing.

    the overall plot was equally as interesting. eden manages to suck you into this court universe, pulling you by the heart strings & making you feel all sorts of things!

    i loved greer’s character!! there was so much tension between her and knight and you could tell they matched each other perfectly!

    so excited to read the next one! Eden ONeill Me recordó bastante a los de Royal Elite. Estuvo bueno, siento que manejo bien todos los clichés que metió. No hay más drama del necesario y últimamente estoy amando eso lol. Lo único “malo” que podría decir es que es demasiado corto, siento que los personajes pudieron tener un mejor desarrollo y también pudo meter más historia, en especial de la vida de Knight en el presente, se me hizo super raro que siempre mencionaba lo importante que era su hermandad, pero no los vemos hasta el final y fue como un hola y chau 😂😂.
    Also, POR QUÉ NO PONEN MÁS GRANDE QUE HAY UNA SAGA ANTES QUE ESTÁ ?😭 🤦‍♀️ todo se entiende normal pero ahh😫en lo personal a mi me gusta leer todo en orden. Así que esto me saco un poco de quicio 🙂. Eden ONeill

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