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Summary

Rich boys don’t fraternize with the help.
They don't torture the help.
They don't crave the help.

For as long as I can remember, my mom and I have lived on the edge of ruin, so when she finally gets a decent job offer, she moves us cross-country to take it.

Who cares if it means working as a live-in housekeeper for a man wealthier than God? The paycheck is good, and it comes with a roof over our heads.

She even manages to get me enrolled in the fancy prep academy his son goes to - the kind that spits out future CEOs and politicians like a vending machine.

But this new town has a few things my old one didn’t....

Like secrets that could get a person killed, and four of the hottest, meanest guys I’ve ever met.

I might live in their world now, but I am not a part of it, and they’ll do whatever it takes to remind me of that.

We go to school together, live together, and share a dangerous secret, but as far as Lincoln, River, Dax, and Chase are concerned...

I’m just the help.

Author's note: The Help is a reverse-harem high-school bully romance, the first book in the Kings of Linwood Academy trilogy. It contains cursing and sexual situations.

©2019 Callie Rose (P)2019 Callie Rose

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What next?

This book had me constantly asking that.. What next? What could possibly happen next? I will keep this as spoiler free as possible but the fact that all of them were together when it happened and they witnessed it all seems too coincidental. However, the story definitely kept me intrigued and wanting to know where things would end up. I didn't see the cliffhanger coming, I mean I should have but I was entangled in the story and not realizing the book was almost over so when the cliffhanger hit and the book stopped I just sat there, and then realized that was the end. My mouth about hit the floor, how can you leave a book like that? How can you just stop there? It was like cruel torture. But I live for that! Ha call me a sadist if you will but it gets my adrenaline pumping. The reverse harem aspect isn't what it seems in this book and makes me wonder if there will be more of a development throughout the next book. The bullying aspect however seemed to be a bit over the top for me. Almost as if the author was trying to force it. Now, with all that being said overall I would give this book a solid 4 stars. It was good, but not great. I hope to see more of a development in the next book.. for the relationships, the characters.. all of it. I want there to be more depth. I will say though, I was surprised by the back story of Harlow. That was a new twist. The troubles she's faced in such a short life are things nobody ever wants to face, but she came, she conquered, and she lived to tell the tale. Amanda Stribling did a wonderful job on the narration of this book. Her voice was soothing and easy to listen to. She made the story more real, the emotions were felt through her voice.

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Not my favorite.

I loved the narration, but the story is not my favorite, and perhaps far from it. I found the protagonist rather pretentious, with no particular development throughout the story, and her harem honestly got to my nerves. Rich bad boys with an attitude get boring real quick. At least for me.

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Another Fantastic Mystery Bully Romance & RH❤️

Callie is becoming one of my new go-to authors! There were so many twists and turns! And THAT ENDING!!!! Omg🤯🤯 I'm excited to see Low’s relationship with the Kings grow and get steamier, hello RH😏 Thank you #audiobookobsessions

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WOW

This book is not what I expected! I like the fact that it keeps me glue and wanting to know more. Amanda Stribling did an amazing job at narrating.

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What an ending!

I see that this author really likes writing reverse harem as well as high school bullying, straight on to book 2 no waiting, I need to hear where this goes. Narration is good, there where only minor issues. 🎧AOR

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Really enjoyed this

This was a great listen, I felt entertained from start to finish, great story line and well written, the narrator did a great job I really like her voice, I would highly recommend this book. audiobook obsessions reviewer.

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Where Does The Help Go From Here???

"The Help" by Callie Rose, is Book 1 of a Trilogy, is a very intense, mystery, suspense, romance novel that involves the daughter of the help and for young men she attends high school with. A murder occurs and the wrong person is arrested for it. How it's played out continues in book 2; "The Lie." The narrator Amanda Stribling gives a stellar performance, she's the whole package + more. Of course, I recommend this novel to others. I can't wait until I'm ears deep into book 2. #AudiobookObsessionReviewer🎧RoniF

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this is not your typical bully romance

Harlow has beat cancer. Her mom is still working to pay off the medical bills and just wants the best for her. When her mom lands an amazing job, with Harlow as her assistant, things start to look up. But the employers son, Lincoln has other plans. Harlow is able to go to an exclusive school, but the kids are not as accepting of her. This is an enemies to lovers romance, but the route to get there is not a straight line. Harlow is tortured by the mean girls and she stands strong, until a nightmare begins. This is when the story changes from just a highschool romance to one suspenseful story of heros and a heroine. The drama is just as intense. I binged this series because each had a cliffhanger, but it was so good, I could not stop. Amanda Stirling brought this story to life. I felt as if I was living the story through her narration. Harlow is one strong girl and Stirling brings that out. Stirling has an easy to listen to voice. Her male characters are smooth and realistic sounding. I hope to hear more from Amanda Stirling.

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What did I just read!?

This book is a well written, heart tugging story that will surprise you more than you might think!! Callie Rose’s writing is descriptive and detailed. We know so much about these characters and their lives. Or so we think!!! At the end of this, I was left with my mouth hanging open!!! I am diving right into book 2!!! Amanda Stribling did a wonderful job with all of these characters. I could feel what they felt.

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🎧 Reviewed for Audiobook Obsession 🎧

She is the new girl navigating through a new life, new home, new school, bullies, and her Mom’s new job, but life gets complicated for Harlow and gets out of her control as she watches the patrol car drive away and her Mom is in the back seat. This is the first book in The Kings of Linwood series. Amanda did a wonderful job narrating this story. 🎧 Reviewed for Audiobook Obsession 🎧

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  • Keziah Stephens
  • 10-10-19

Waste of time

the writing was sub par at best ive read free novels written by amateurs with no editors that was better than this. She over used the F word. There are other words in the english language. The plot is all over the place and im quitting an hour before its over not sure if there has been any character growth or where the heck this book is going. Im very disapointed. I can only handle the narrators voice for so long. Especially when she imitates the male characters. I cringed every time.

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  • SMM
  • 24-11-19

liked this story

Seemed just a tad bit longer than necessary. started out nice and sweet then took a great turn

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  • april
  • 31-08-19

who did it!

OH my gosh it took me a minute to get into this but after the first few chapters things were getting interesting and wtf twists were popping up here and there it just kept you on your toes ! This is a great start to the series and I need to get to part 2 now! happy listening everyone!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-08-19

Uhhhh this author must watch kdramas

If the kdrama heirs and boys over flowers were to have a baby, this would be the product. It's too similar to be a coincidence. It's an interesting book though.

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  • AudioObsessed
  • 28-02-20

Overall 3 stars

I would consider this book a tamer bully romance. If you've never listened to one it may be a good start. The story was interesting but I had trouble connecting with the main characters. I think it's mostly due to being told things vs shown. We are told how her relationship develops with the boys but I wanted to see it all unfold. Because of this when feelings are discussed I have a hard time buying it. With that said I'm continuing because I have to know how it ends and I did like the story...just didn't fall in love with it. Narrator was good although sometimes she sounded a little nasally.

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  • 2015 Booklover
  • 16-09-19

Awesome story!

Awesome story and the narrator was great. I highly recommend thus book and looking forward to the third book in the series.

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  • Audiophile
  • 30-08-19

Great book

Unfortunately the narrator on this book is not very good even though as I listened she either got better or I just got used to her. Loved the story and that cliffhanger. Here’s hoping she can get another narrator for the next book.

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  • Bethany
  • 12-08-19

Loved it!

Great story and awesome performance! I got sucked into the story right from the beginning and couldn't stop. Ends on a cliffhanger!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-12-20

Poor Narrator

2 1/2 chapters in and a dozen ordinary English words have been mispronounced. Please use literate narrators. Poor reflection on Audible.

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  • Miss Blush
  • 12-11-20

A Promising Start to a Bullyverse Romance

Fair warning, this is a trilogy with each book ending on a cliffhanger. The pacing of the story is slow to start, but soon picks up mid-way. The heroine and her mother are very close. Since her daddy noped out when she was too young to remember him, it's always been just the two of them. People even confuse them for sisters: Harlow is 17 and Penelope is only 36. The contrast between their open relationship and Lincoln Black's closed-off family is like fire and ice. Harlow is honest to a fault, while secrets and lies are the pillars of the rich and corrupt. I wish we were shown and not told when Harlow enrolls in the prep school. I didn't realize she even made any acquaintances until she name drops them as a segueway to a party. That means they're not important. The Kings of Linwood Academy however, rule the school, but they're not that bad. They may have bullied our girl, but she's theirs to look at, touch, speak to and to defend. I enjoyed it when Lincoln watches 'Lo get ready for school on the first day they car-pool together. There's no betraying body syndrome. It's refreshing to hear that she likes and enjoys sex. She's not ashamed of it. And boy are the scenes hot! Though, I won't spoil the rest*, let's just say holy mother betrayal of all endings! [Amanda Stribling's narration almost sounds like a mix between Christina Ricci and Alicia Silverstone from Clueless. Take that what you will.] [*I was given a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.] #AudiobookObsessionReviewer