If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio | Blog Tour

Hi everyone! I hope you have a lovely day. A little while back I was of the Follow Me Down blog tour and for todays post I’m delighted to be part of the If We Were Villains blog tour. In this post you can find out a little bit more about the book and also a little bit about the author too. 

If We Were Villains is full of love, friendship and betrayal. We follow the story of seven friends, but everything starts to change after a tragic event happens. Oliver’s realises that hiss fellow classmates and friends are playing their acting roles not only on-stage, but off-stage too. This book is brilliantly written and goes through many emotions felt by each of the characters. If We Were Villains is out now. I highly recommend checking this book out. 

“Oliver Marks has just served ten years for the murder of one of his closest friends – a crime he may or may not have committed. As a young actor studying Shakespeare at an elite arts conservatory, Oliver felt doomed to always be the secondary character in someone else’s story while his friends – heroes, tyrants, temptresses, villains all – took the spotlight. But when the teachers change up the casting what started as good-natured rivalry turns ugly, and the drama of the plays bleeds dangerously into real life. Then tragedy strikes and one of the seven friends is found dead. Now they find themselves facing their greatest acting challenge yet: convincing the police, and themselves, that they are blameless. A decade later and back at the conservatory where it all began will Oliver reveal the truth of what really happened back then, and what were the fates of the remaining poor players – hero, villain, friend or foe?”


“M.L. RIO was born in Miami, and has just competed her MA in Shakespeare Studies at King’s College London. In 2016 she won a contest to stay in Hamlet’s Castle at Elsinore for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, where she was the first person to sleep in the castle in over 100 years. IF WE WERE VILLAINS is her debut novel.”

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Hi, I’m Clementine, but everyone calls me Clem and I am the founder of Clem Loves. I am a writer and online content creator. I am also an Audio Production graduate. Email me at clemloves@gmail.com 💕