You’ve heard of these groups – the secretive ones that only the crème de la crème are invited into, the ones outsiders speculate about for centuries – I’m the second in my family invited to attend, but to them, I’m fresh meat. New blood. New money, too.
They think they’ll elbow past me, that I’m here for their amusement, for them to walk all over, they’ll find out soon enough that I’m not.
I may look like one of them, with my designer bags and clothes straight from the Parisian runways, but I’m not. I’m here for answers, to take revenge for blood spilled on their centuries-old Persian rugs.
I transferred here in search for answers about what happened to my older brother, who hightailed out of here, and my friend who seemingly disappeared into thin air. I certainly wasn’t here for the attention of the star hockey player, regardless of how much he willed my eyes his way. I wasn’t here for his scrutiny or his judgment or to read into his mysterious aura. I was here for the society, because only they held the answers I needed. That was, until I found out that in order to get those answers, I needed to go through him. He’s saying if I want in, I have to play by their rules, follow their lead.
It’s a game I’m willing to play.
I may be the second person I know of to be invited into their society, but I’ll be the first to make it out intact.
*This is a complete standalone novel*
The story follows Mae as she transfers to the school her brother was at when something mysterious happens that caused him to leave. When she gets there she finds she may have bitten off more then she could chew.
There were some things that I was not a fan of with Mae and Logan’s relationship. I didn’t start really liking his character until the final few chapters of the book. He would say or do things that made me wonder why Mae even liked him in the first place. Yeah I know we all love the bad boy thing but Logan just wasn’t tickling my fancy.
The flow is my biggest negative for the book. There were gaps in time (which is fine to have in a book) but there weren’t any clear explanation of time passing. Also there were things that just happened that came out of nowhere and i was confused how we got there.
The ending was able to save this book from being rated 3 stars for me. It twisted and turned and changed everything that you thought you knew. Some of the things I had figured out but there were still things that will blow your mind.
This book wasn’t one of my favorite from Contreras but it was a decent enough book. I had hoped for more and the flow was all over the place. I think there was a goal that she had in mind that sometimes she didn’t take the time to develop it. There were quite a few surprises that kept me intrigued but I had hoped for more in the end.
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Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in seven different languages.
She lives in Miami, Fl with her husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch, she named them, and continues to feed them). When she’s not writing, she’s usually lost in a book.
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