Imperfect Women and Forever Yours are proud to bring you our first installment of Book Crush Monthly! Every month we will bring you a new book review with chances to win ebooks and paper copies! 25 winners will be chosen each month. Let’s get started with our first review. Introducing Elite by Rachel Van Dyken!
Jen received a free copy of Elite by Rachel Van Dyken. The opinions expressed are her own and were not influenced by the method in which she received the book.
How much torture should one girl have to put up with? Elite is definitely NOT your typical romance novel. If you like dark and gritty with some steamy make out scenes this book is for you. I found my heart racing not only from the make out scenes but also from violence! I wasn’t expecting that but I liked the originality of it. I liked Elite because it wasn’t the typical boy-meets-girl-falls-in-love-happy-ending type of book. I was actually a bit scared for the characters at times.
Trace (Tracey) hit the proverbial lottery when she won the only slot to attend the Eagle Elite College. All she wanted to do was make her grandmother happy and get her college education. She is your typical good girl from a farm in Wyoming; unassuming and naive. What she gets on day 1 at her new school is a swift slap upside the head from the mean boys.
Nixon leads the charge against the new girl. He is the bad boy leader and, man, he is a piece of work. I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to smack that guy upside his egotistical head! The things he did to Trace made me sick. And how his friends followed him made me even sicker. Nothing ticks me off more than when I’m hating on a character and then they do something to redeem themselves. Nixon was no exception. I went from wanting to throttle him to feeling sympathetic towards him. UGH.
His buddy Chase is also a douche to start off with. He quickly got on my good side when he chose to do the right thing by Trace instead of following Nixon. So I told you that this isn’t your typical romance novel – and it isn’t. Normally, this is the part where the boy realizes he loves the girl and then does everything in his power to get her to forgive him for being such a jerk. That doesn’t happen here. This is the part where the story takes its dark, violent turn. This is where I really got sucked into the story. Things aren’t what they seem at Eagle Elite. Trace has no idea what is coming for her. And Nixon can’t stop it.
I’m not sure when the 2nd book comes out but you can bet your sweet rear end that I will be 1-clicking that bad boy to see what happens with Trace, Nixon and Chase.
My review: 4 heart-racing stars!
Jen loves to read. She can’t stop herself. It’s become an obsession. She is in love with her husband, kids, iced coffee and books. Jen lives in beautiful Colorado but is originally from the West Coast.
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Giveaway – 25 eBook copies of Elite by Rachel Van Dyken
Ends at 11:59 pm EST on July 28, 2013
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