Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: July 23, 2017
4 Gossip Girl Worthy CROWNS
Carrie Aarons brings romance to the world of powerful royals, taking readers on ride of corruption and revenge.
Privileged follows Asher, UK royalty, and Nora, the US native who is becoming royal by marriage. Already out of place in the new land of the wealthy and powerful, she unknowingly walks into a web of deceit and lies. The man behind the deception, Asher, plans to use Nora as a pawn in his game. Although Asher has dishonorable intentions, his motivations for doing so are understandable as he has lived under his father’s reign for years. For most of the book, readers will hate his cockiness and abrasive demeanor, but as the novel progresses, readers get to see the real Asher as he falls in love with Nora. The man he becomes is amazing. I love the independence he earns, and how he walks away from everything.
Nora is a heroine who, although gets caught up in the tangle web weaved by Asher, stays distanced from the privileged world she has been thrown into. Very mature for her age, she balances her true self with the new world she must now play in. Readers will love that she keeps a sense of who she is and doesn’t succumb to the glitz and glamour of royal society.
A majority of the novel focuses on Asher setting up his revenge while balancing his emotions for Nora, and while this part is entertaining, I really love the moments when Asher and Nora are together and alone. This is where readers get the romance and where they start to really like the characters. The swoon factor really comes into play when the falling action and resolution of the story occur, and by the time the final page is here, they are solidly in the pro-Asher category. SWOON!
Lovers of Cruel Intentions or Gossip Girl, this is the novel for you. It has the revenge, the power and wealth, and all the romance you could want. I really enjoyed this new world she created, and I wouldn’t mind a return visit.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
In a world of wealth and power, the rules of love and war are nothing as they seem.
Nora Randolph never wanted a life of luxury. But when her mother falls in love with the heir to the British throne, their small-town lives are uprooted and every little girl’s fantasy becomes her reality. All too quickly, she learns the dangers of running in circles with the world’s elite, especially when she attracts the attention of Winston Academy’s resident golden boy.
Asher Frederick has known nothing but favor and fortune. The son of London’s most influential family, his future has been written in stone since infancy. But a tragic childhood loss redirects his course, and revenge has been boiling in his blood for years. When innocent and unaware Nora lands in his path, it’s as if the universe hands him the ammunition to finally drag his enemy through the mud.
But as his plan for vengeance gets more twisted, so do his feelings for Nora. And as her immersion into the upper crust dives deeper, she struggles to keep the secret she’s been guarding for eighteen years.
Heavy lies the crown, and when the ultimate betrayal blindsides her, will either of them survive the consequences that come crashing down on their heads?
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Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.
When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.
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