November 21, 2015

Review - Emeralds by KA Linde

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We are so excited to be participating in the Release Week Event for Emeralds by K.A. Linde. Take a sneak peek into the book below and make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed set of the entire series (Diamonds, Gold and Emeralds)!

emeralds ebook Synopsis
Walking away from him was easy.
The first time at least.
Then he shows up late one night at Trihn’s ballet company, and all bets are off. Trihn knows that she should be careful. But when it comes to Preston Whitehall, she throws all her carefully constructed reasons for not dating out the window.
He’s cunning, charming, and hot as sin. And he knows exactly how to use those qualities to get what he wants. Soon, Trihn is dragged deeper and deeper into his rapidly intensifying whirlwind.
But where a storm is brewing…destruction and devastation follow.
Find out how Trihn goes from prodigy to party girl in this sexy full-length prequel to Platinum in the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's All That Glitters series.
  1. Emeralds is primarily set in New York City. I went there for a weekend to do research for this book, and all of the places they go to (even if not specifically named) are real!
  2. Trihn is a ballerina at a dance studio in the city. Name changed from what it is in real life, but based off of the New York City ballet.
  3. I danced all forms of dance growing up and recently took up pole dancing. These are all centered around Trihn as she is a very accomplished dancer. All the moves she does in ballet or otherwise are real choreographed steps!
  4. This is the first book I've ever written in romance where the main character has an older sister.
  5. Trihn is basically the polar opposite of Bryna, the main character from Diamonds and Gold. She was really fun and difficult to write, because she is incredibly nuanced and has a personality that compartmentalizes her feelings and relationships depending on who she is with. I think that's why Bryna and Trihn work as friends. Bryna holds Trihn up, and Trihn holds Bryna back. You'll get to know Trihn so much more in this book and come to love her!

 My Review

We all have these moments in life that we look back on and know that that single moment changed the course of our lives forever. That is exactly what happens in Emeralds

Trihn has her life planned out and everything is going according to plan, working out perfectly when she meets Preston. He is this sexy older guy who makes Trihn feel so much and she quickly falls for him. I’ll be honest, I fell for him too, but things always felt a little off. I couldn’t completely trust him or his intentions. Regardless of my leeriness it didn’t prepare me for the shock and outrage I felt when the truth came into the light. Kyla has a way of evoking such strong emotions and I was definitely feeling lots of things!

Emeralds tells the story of how one huge events pushes Trihn outside her comfort zone. It mentally prepares and pushes her to try a different route. This one summer led to her giving up all her plans to move to Vegas with her friend. I felt a huge connection to this story, the summer before my freshman year of college I made a life changing decision because of a guy. It’s an embarrassing story, but that decision forever changed my life. I can’t even imagine how different my life would be today had I went to my initial choice of schools. Long story short, I get it, I get Trihn and I can’t wait to read her story!

I highly recommend the All that Glitters series. I love how these stories have angst, sexiness and heart. I love the connection and friendship amongst the girls. I can genuinely say I am looking forward to reading all their stories. 

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. 


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.


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