Hood River Rat (Hood River Hoodlums, #1) by K. Webster

Hood River Rat

Hood River Hoodlums, Book 1
by K Webster
Publication Date: April 30, 2020
Genres: MM High School Bully Romance

Hood River was supposed to be the change I needed.
A fresh start.
An escape from my painful past.
Better in every way.

I’m a popular guy. Approachable. I make friends easily.
Cool car. Nice clothes. Good attitude.
Everything will be fine.

School is school.
I’ll keep my head down until graduation and try not to stick out.
College will be here before I know it.

Yet my first day proves to be anything but easy.
The Hood River Hoodlums—our school’s most notorious group of bad boys—have put a target on my back.
Their leader, Roan, hates me.
He calls me Rat.
To him and his friends, I’m a loser who doesn’t belong at their school.

I could pretend I don’t care about their hate.
If only Roan wasn’t so hot.
He’s mean, cruel, and sexy as hell.
My nemesis is impossible to ignore…and a secret part of me doesn’t want to.

Here I thought being gay was the worst of my problems.
Turns out, being gay and crushing on your enemy takes the cake.


This is a full-length high school enemies-to-lovers and new adult romance with high angst, suspense, and gutting emotion. It’s book one in the Hood River Hoodlum series that will have interlinking storylines. Hood River Rat can be read as a standalone and starts off a four-book planned series that gives each Hoodlum a book. This is the only MM story. The others are MF.


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Hood River Rat by K. Webster
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There is more to this story than meets the eye. A LOT MORE!

K Webster is just about the only author out there that can make me read a high school age book LOL And by make me, I mean I just cannot help myself. She is that good. Ya’ll, it takes an act of Congress to get me to read a New Adult book and they’re normally at least in college or fresh out. High school … no, never. Except when I do. This woman has never let me regret my decision and she didn’t start now.

This book is intense. Best word I could come up with. I mean it’s a bully theme so that part is a bit predictable but there’s a lot more going on here. A LOT. Every one of these kids has a lot going on, not just our leads Roan and Hollis. Yes, they’re at the center of this story, but it’s a group of kids so all their stories are in the shadows. I don’t know how else to explain it. There’s just a lot happening lol but yes, the focus is Hollis and Roan …

The story starts out very antagonistic. The anxiety vibe in the story is very high. I honestly felt it come off the pages. It was very well written. I mean this woman is magic people. The energy of the story was kinetic, always in motion, always ebbing and flowing. The story is a roller-coaster of events that will make your heart beat faster and maybe break out into an anxiety sweat. I was on pins and needles for most of this book. It was alive from beginning to end. I never felt a lull in the story. It was incredible.

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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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