Release Blitz with Review: The Pact by Belle Harper

June 15, 2022

Title: The Pact
Series: Rebels of Ridgecrest High #1
Author: Belle Harper
Genre: Reverse Harem Romance
Release Date: June 15, 2022


When we were ten we made a pact.
When we were twelve she moved away.
Now she’s sixteen and returned home.

We made the pact when we were ten.
It would be the end of our friendships, we said.
We all agreed. Mila was off limits.
I broke the pact when I was twelve…
I won't break it again.

Mila was my best friend, my neighbor and first crush.
But she wasn't just mine.
We made a pact to save our friendships.
Only I broke that pact the day she left.
I won't make that mistake again.

Mila was my sunshine, my fighter… my heart.
I broke the pact and she still left.
She destroyed me with that first and last kiss.
Now I fight the monsters alone.
I won’t let her in again.

Jace, Hunter and Roman.
The four of us were best of friends growing up.
The last time I saw them all, I kissed them goodbye.
I broke their pact before I left, thinking I would never return.
All three believe they were my first kiss.
But I will never kiss and tell.

They have made one thing very clear.
The pact still stands.

There is just something about a childhood friends to lovers trope that I'm a total sucker for, especially when those friendships are interrupted and broken. It's such an emotional experience to watch people that have a deep love for one another push each other away to the point of cruelty, but it's even better watching them find their way back to one another. There's always bumps along the way. Hiccups are bound to happen, and drama, angst, pain, and passion are 100% fucking guaranteed. The Pact is no different.

Hunter, Jace, Roman, and Mila are absolutely inseparable twelve years olds on the edge of puberty when Mila is suddenly forced to move to another state with her mom. Her friends are devastated but expect to keep in touch. However, she breaks their hearts when she cuts off all ties without a word, because watching them carry on with their lives without her seems too painful a fate to endure.

Due to an unexpected turn of events, Mila's mother sends her back to her hometown to live with her dad four years later. She's ecstatic to see her friends again and hopes to pick right back up where they left off. Unfortunately for her, the guys have other ideas.

The Pact is a slowburn, new adult, reverse harem romance that gave me all the feels!  The flashbacks Belle Harper uses to showcase the characters' friendships are some of the best I've ever read. Those scenes are so fucking adorable I couldn't keep the smile off my face. I laughed out loud. I clutched my heart. I teared up, and I fell deeply in love with every single one of the heroes. 

(... Okay, one of them is on thin ice as of now, but I'm rooting for him!)

I highlighted whole sections of this story, and I promise you I will never forget this book. The writing style, pacing, and characters are perfection, and the relationships between Mila, Jace, Hunter, and Roman are everything!

I devoured The Pact! It's captivating, emotional, and full of sexual tension. I can't wait for the next installment in the Rebels of Ridgecrest High series! Now excuse me while I go stalk Belle Harper online and add all her other books to my tbr!

New adult, reverse harem, and childhood friends to lovers fans, this one's for you! 



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Belle has an addiction to reading, notebooks, coloured pens and mint chocolate. She lives in the beautiful Australian bush, with her husband and three kids.


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