Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Review: "Elite" by Carrie Aarons


Author: Carrie Aarons
Title: "Elite"
Standalone, but... ;)
Main characters: Colton and Eloise

I voluntarily reviewed an early copy of this book :) this is a standalone story but... if you are familiar with Carrie's books, you may see a familiar face or two... but don't worry, you can read this novel without any previous knowledge whatsoever :) but if you want to know more, you can meet Eloise in "Priviliged", another book by Carrie Aarons :) she's a secondary character in that one and the main couple from that book makes a brief appearance here :) now that we have this little explanation out of the way, let's jump into some more details about our main couple and the plot of this story :)

Eloise is british, but after studying for two years in college in Paris, she decides to take a semester abroad, in one of the american universities... that's where she meets Colton, a basketball star and the big man on campus... they have this hot attraction between them from the start, even if they don't make a move about it straight away... there is a bit of dancing around each other before they finally ignite ;) I'm not really sure how to express my feelings about both of them... it wasn't that I hated them, but I didn't love them either... yes, there were times when their behaviour annoyed me, but also moments when they were so sweet and lovely... *sighs* I have very mixed feelings about all of that, and let me tell you why... :)

This review may be summed up with my rating: 4 it's-not-you-it's-me stars ;) as in... these type of stories are not really my cup of tea... and that's ok, cause we all have our own personal preferences :) and even though I haven't fallen in love with it, it doesn't mean I can't appreciate a good book when I see one :) because this story will be perfect for a lot of you :) if you're a fan of "Gossip girl" and adore stories with drama, scandals, angst, intrigue and so on... you will inhale this one in record time :) I'm just not the biggest fan of them :) so there might have been an eye roll or two while I was reading the book :) again, please, don't get me wrong... I have nothing against it, and I am more than happy for all of you who will adore it :) but for me it was just too... a lot of things... :) too much too fast happening between our main couple... I would love to see their relationship progress more slowly... some things were resolved a little bit too quickly... others were glossed over... but on the other hand, there were some resolutions that surprised me, in a very positive way :) not to mention that I am always a fan of an epilogue at the end of the story that allows us a little glimpse into the future of the characters ;) and as always, Carrie's writing style was entertaining and a pleasure to read :) so if you are looking for a scandalous and delicious read full of intrigues, definitely pick this one up ;) you'll love it ;)

XOXO

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