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When I saw this book it immediately appealed to me. I love the books that are set in school particularly when it involves over privileged elite, throw in someone who is not from that world and I’m sold.

Asher well he fits that bill to a tee. He’s an asshole, entitled, calculating and just cold. He has his sites set on Nora who’s mom is marry someone in the royal family.

As the story unfolds we learn why Asher is so intent on getting close to Nora. All I could think to myself is OH shit this won’t end well for either of them.

Asher is just the right amount of jerk and sweet that makes him dangerous and I loved that about him. I was secretly hoping as we see their relationship grow that he would maybe change his mind.

This is one of those books that I couldn’t read fast enough I desperately needed to see how this would play out and what would happen after the inevitable damage was done. It’s angsty, a little sweet and a lot scandalous.

The only thing preventing me from giving this a five star read is that I felt the ending was a bit rushed. Other than that it’s definitely a good read if you are looking for an angsty cruel intentions type of read.

My Rating

Reviewed by Mel

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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