October 1, 2016

Review - Silver by K.A. Linde


        Silver-by-KA-Linde HIGH RES2

Stacia Palmer had one goal in life--to become an NFL quarterback’s wife. For the past three years, she’s seduced her way through the university’s football line-up. But when she finally has a quarterback fresh off the draft, Stacia experiences a shocking change of heart. One that sends her back to the place she never thought she'd return to. Vegas. Once there, she finds that no one believes her. Least of all Pace Larson, her sexy on-again off-again ex who has never quite gotten over her leaving him for someone else. Of course, he’s now the starting quarterback and determined to claim her as his prize. But can Stacia give him a second chance when he’s toyed with her emotions into the fourth quarter? Or will they run out of time?      

My 5 Star Review 

Reading this book was bittersweet for me. It’s the last book in the All That Glitters series, which I have loved, but it’s also Stacia and Pace’s story and I have been dying to read this one!

I know most of my friends don’t agree with me, but I have always had a soft spot for Pace. I guess I have understood where he was coming from and the person in me who always searches for the best has always hoped his intentions were good. To find out if I am just a big sucker or not you'll have to read Silver. LOL

Just a little background if this is your first All That Glitters book. Stacia is football royalty, it’s in her blood. Her dad is a coach, her brother is a quarterback and she has been dating quarterbacks for as long as she can remember. Landing herself an NFL quarterback has been her dream for as long as she can remember. When the story begins it’s Draft Day and her quarterback boyfriend is about to be drafted into the NFL. Stacia should be happy, everything is playing out just like she planned, but she feels trapped and just wants out. 

A little background on Pace. He is Bryna’s stepbrother and archenemies, he is also the current quarterback for their university. Pace and Stacia had a little fling back in the day, but he ended up sleeping with someone else. These two's story is complicated and messy, so it takes a long time for things to really come out in the open. However, it didn’t feel like miscommunication or drawn out. It just worked for them, because a lot had to happen for these two finally see where the other is coming from and develop trust again.

I obviously loved reading about Pace and Stacia. They fight hard but love harder. I absolutely LOVED how these two decided to go against the rumors and their friends and try to work it out. I loved how determined Pace was to fight for Stacia. I also seriously loved above all how Stacia found her worth. I swear this girl who I used to find weak, turned out to be my favorite. I love how this story was more than about romance, but also finding value in yourself. I love how she was determined to succeed and change her life. 

I love Linde’s books, that’s no secret. I actually loved this entire series, because it’s Mean Girls meets Gossip Girl, two things I love. The girls are catty, popular and super rich, but I could also find qualities that were relatable in each character and in the end I fell in love with this crazy group of girls. If you haven’t started this series you absolutely should!!

SILVER is the last book in All That Glitters series, a five-book series. Each full length novel follows a new couple.

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. 

Stacia felt a presence at her shoulder. She recognized his cologne before she even looked up. It smelled like desire and late-night sex marathons. Pace. “What do you want?” Stacia asked, not looking up. “Just coming to check on you,” Pace said in a sexy low tone that sent a shot of need straight between her legs. Damn him for being able to do that to me! She jerked her head up. “Why?” “Because you look miserable, even from across the room.” “I do not!” He raised an eyebrow, and she had to keep from sighing. That face. God, if he wasn’t such an asshole… “The hair flip earlier, Pink? Really? Sure sign of distress. You practically called me over here.” “Don’t call me that,” she said through gritted teeth. He smirked at her response. “And I didn’t call you over here. I don’t even want to see you.” “You can talk to me, you know.” He leaned his hip against the bar. He was almost touching her but not quite. She could feel the heat of his skin. “Come on, let’s go outside. Away from all this noise.” “If you think for one second that I’m going to go anywhere with you, you’re insane,” she said, straightening. He brushed her hair off one shoulder and just barely skimmed his finger across her exposed collarbone. She stiffened. Her entire body throbbed. No one else elicited these primal emotions from her. Not even the guy she’d given her virginity to. The guy no one knew about. “I promise I won’t touch you,” he growled out. “Unless you beg me to.” Stacia smacked him in the chest and stormed away. What an arrogant jackass! How dare he say those things to her! For all he knew, she was still dating Marshall. Pace was so testy over the fact that he thought she’d slept with Marshall when they were together, yet here he was, seducing her, while he still believed she was with Marshall. Ass! Pace chuckled behind her. “Come on, Stacia. I’m just messing with you.” He followed her across the crowded room until she reached the restroom. Then, he did exactly what he’d said he wouldn’t. He grabbed her arm and kept her from entering a place he wouldn’t follow. “Seriously, what’s up?” he asked. “Do you really want to know?” Fury and also desperation coated her features. She really wanted to tell someone. She wanted it off her chest. “Yeah. Though this fire is pretty hot.” He raised an eyebrow. “God, is everything just a joke to you?” she asked. His eyes shot straight through her. “Not everything.” “Feels like it. I feel like a joke to you.” “Most things, Pink,” he said, stepping closer, “but not you. Never you.” Stacia tensed as she forgot the world around her. Pace had a way of doing that—making her lose herself. But all she did by losing herself was open herself up for him to hurt her. Time and time again. “Pace,” she said through a shuddering breath. “I won’t take what isn’t mine.” “Good.” “I just still consider you mine.”  
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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series and the All That Glitters series as well as seven additional novels. She get up as a military brat traveling the United States and even landing for a brief stint in Australia. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia and is the current head coach of the Duke University dance team.
An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. Linda currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

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