Sunday, May 16

She's So Dead To Us

By Kieran Scott

Summary: Perfect, picturesque Orchard Hill. It was the last thing Ally Ryan saw in the rear-view mirror as her mother drove them out of town and away from the shame of the scandal her father caused when his hedge fund went south and practically bankrupted all their friends -- friends that liked having trust funds and new cars, and that didn't like constant reminders that they had been swindled. So it was adios, Orchard Hill. Thanks for nothing.

Now, two years later, Ally's mother has landed a job back at the site of their downfall. So instead of Ally's new low-key, happy life, it'll be back into the snake pit with the likes of Shannen Moore and Hammond Ross.

But then there's Jake Graydon. Handsome, wealthy, bored Jake Graydon. He moved to town after Ally left and knows nothing of her scandal, but does know that he likes her. And she likes him. So off into the sunset they can go, right? Too bad Jake's friends have a problem with his new crush since it would make Ally happy. And if anyone deserves to be unhappy, it's Ally Ryan.

Ally was hoping to have left all the drama in the past, but some things just can't be forgotten. Isn't there more to life than money?

My Thoughts: Lately I have told myself I would only read books that I have heard raving reviews about. Most of you know Kieran Scott is actually Kate Brian. We are introduced to Ally whose family was involved in a major scandal and was basically forced to move away because of her dad's mistake. She is back in Orchard Hill after her father leaving and her mother finding a job there. Nobody welcomes Ally with open arms except newcomer Jake. Jake is new in town, but whats more? He lives in Ally's old house!!! Why is everyone so against Ally and Jake being together? Why can't she just rejoin their group. It wasn't her fault what her father did. I really enjoyed this novel. I loved how the chapters rotated between Ally and Jake. I didn't like Ally's old group much, they did all seem like spoiled rich kids and I felt like she was more than that. I really enjoyed learning about each of the characters in the book and I really liked Jake from the first page we met him. There were times I wish he would have stood up for Ally but he was put in a tough situation. I am itching to get my hands on book 2! I really enjoyed reading this book and I devoured it in one sitting. I just wanted to know what happened next.

Overall: Really loved this one. Of course the last page left me saying, ARRRGGGG because I want the second book in the series now!

Cover: The cover is awesome. I love the way it looks.

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Tammy said...

Sounds like a great book that I really need to check out. Thanks for the fantastic review!

Emidy @ Une Parole said...

Glad that you liked it! This seems like a popular book these days.

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Loved this one too!

Robby said...

Must. Read. Something. By. Kieran Scott.

Kari said...

I had no idea that Kate Brian was not Kate Brian lol! I feel like such a dummie! Doing a little research now. I am glad though to find out she has more stuff. I have enjoyed the Private series and look forward to reading more books by Kate... er I mean Kieran and now it looks like I have PLENTY to choose from.


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