July 6, 2015

Review - Gold by K.A. Linde



Synopsis
The prey becomes the predator.

Love. That cursed four-letter word no longer belongs in Bryna’s vocabulary. The only four-letter word she knows now is gold.

…and fuck.

She’s well acquainted with that one. And that’s exactly what she plans to do. She’s no longer the golden girl, and when she meets a businessman who promises everything she could ever want from the arrangement, she intends to get her money’s worth.

Follow the conclusion to Bryna’s gold digging story in this scandalizing, duplicitous second book to the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.



Excerpt

“Good choice.”
Bryna startled. She hadn’t realized anyone had walked up to her while she was salivating over the earrings.
She faced the stranger, and her heart stuttered. Oh, yes. So much yes.
“Well, I have impeccable taste,” she drawled.
He smiled. “I can see that.”
He was perfect. Older than even Jude or maybe the same age. Mid to late thirties and utterly delectable. High cheekbones, full lips, chiseled strong jaw, and gleaming light-brown eyes. What she noticed next was just as important—an indulgent custom suit that fit him like a second skin. With that kind of cut and quality, it had to be something straight out of London’s Savile Row. A fine suit had all the same necessary characteristics as a diamond, and both should be worn as often as possible.
She shifted her Louis Vuitton bag to her other arm and faced him head-on. “It appears I’m not the only one with good taste.” She wet her lips.
“You can never go wrong with diamonds.”
She completely agreed. “You think so?” she asked, playing coy.
“Absolutely.”
“And what exactly are you shopping for?” She was mesmerized by his cool exterior.
Their conversation was intense, and they had barely shared more than two-dozen words. He had a commanding presence with such little effort.
The man leaned in slightly. “Just browsing.”
He looked her directly in the eyes, and she got the impression he considered her to be merchandise.
If the Harry Winston diamonds around her neck were any indication, she could be bought.


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About the Author

USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.
@AuthorKALinde

Books in the Series

Diamonds
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1DrMeGH
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1aJmtdG
B&N: http://bit.ly/1P5jD2k
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1JmywJz
Paperback: http://amzn.to/1G9BUY6


Gold
Amazon US  http://amzn.to/1Hrk9Fl
Amazon UK  http://amzn.to/1Ex4S4U
iBooks  http://apple.co/1bLVYWE
Kobo  http://bit.ly/1DgI0pv


Platinum (All That Glitters, #3)
Release TBD. The third stand alone book in the All That Glitters series. Follows Trihn Hamilton, one of Bryna's best friends, in their junior year of college as she navigates her parent's expectations and the heady lifestyle she and her friends have created in fabulous Las Vegas.

Silver (All That Glitters, #4)
Release TBD. The fourth stand alone book in the All That Glitters series. Follows Stacia Daniels, the second of Bryna's best friends, in their senior year of college as she struggles with the consequences of her jersey chasing desires in fabulous Las Vegas.



My 5 Star Review

Gold is the sequel and conclusion to Bryna’s story. When I read Diamonds I wasn’t sure I was going to love this character. Honestly, she is pretty easy to hate. However, the more I got to know her the more I felt sorry for her. She is just a teenager, abandoned and seeking attention from any source she can find.

“This is who I am. I’m the queen bitch. I accept my crown and title. Take it, or leave it. I’ve never pretended to be anyone else and I never will.”


Bryna’s story picks up with her in college in Las Vegas. The semester is just starting and she is still trying to cope with Jude’s betrayal. This is when I really started to feel empathy for Bri. We can see her vulnerability and feel her heartache.


In Gold, Bri meets some really great people and actually develops real relationships. I loved seeing her find her place. Furthermore, the growth she went through from Diamonds until now is perfect. She didn’t change overnight, but through circumstances and her choices she is able to learn valuable lessons.

Bri may be The Queen Bitch, but Kyla is The Queen of Angst. When I start one of her books I am seriously a nervous wreck. There are so many different ways this story could have gone and so many moments I was a reading as fast as I could so I could turn the page and see what happened.

As with all Kyla’s books the story was fast paced, engaging and super hot. Some how she did the unthinkable and even redeemed her characters with me. I can’t wait to see what comes next for these girls. This series is a definite win!


ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. 

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