A Privileged Novel
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations
Release Date: February 18, 2018
4 Dramatic CROWNS
Do you love drama? Backstabbing? Mystery? Then Elite by Carrie Aarons is definitely a book to read.
Colton, the hero of Elite, is the basketball star of the college campus. People adore him, and women fall at his feet. Although we get glimpses of this persona, the author shows more of what is underneath this facade with his internal dialogue and conversations with Eloise. This part of Colton is what readers will love. His heart coupled with the bit of magic charisma makes him incredibly charming. He is flawed, though, but what readers will love most his acceptance of responsibility for the flaw and what motivates him in the first place.
Eloise has bantering down to a science, and I enjoyed her wit and intellect. She also has an incredible sense of honor and doing what is right. Throughout the story we get to see the softer side to her character, and this makes readers like her as much as Colton does.
Elite is serious mean girl territory. There is backstabbing, mystery, crimes, coverups, and so much more. There are specific parts of the story that do not seem to connect, but she does bring them together eventually. What would have made this a five star rating, though, is if the fall out from the climax of the story had more of an impact on the characters. I love where she took them at the end of the story because they are truly great characters worthy of an HEA, but I needed a serious fall out that just wasn’t really delivered.
Elite is over-flowing with the petty yet entertaining drama of the wealthy and privileged. It hits all the boxes of angst filled romances.
ARC received in exchange for an honest review
If you’re in, you’ll never have to ask. If you ask, you’ll never be in.
Eloise Mason knows what it’s like to live among the privileged. Seeking a change from the upper crust society of Europe, she flies halfway across the world for a semester abroad in the one place guaranteed to toss responsibility out the window and provide some good, old-fashioned fun; college in The United States.
Except nothing at the picturesque, Ivy-covered university in Vermont appears as it seems. And after a mysterious invitation arrives on her doorstep, curiosity wins over the need to turn her back on games meant for the rich and ruthless.
Secret societies, risky tasks, and an inner circle to rival the royals. But it may just be one American boy who threatens to be the most dangerous endeavor of all.
Colton Reiter defines the word idolized at Jade Mountain University. In fact, he practically rules the roost from the three point line of the basketball court. The college’s star point guard, he is a god and treated as such; professional scouts at every game, teachers looking the other way when it comes to grades, and girls falling into his lap at the snap of a finger. He wants for nothing, or at least that’s what he wants everyone to believe.
But when he meets the sassy girl with the British accent who could care less about his status, her very existence threatens to unveil the skeletons buried deep in the back of his closet.
With stakes this high, and hearts on the line, can they turn their backs on power and popularity before the ivory tower comes crashing down on their heads?
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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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