Release Review Day: Elite by Carrie Aarons


Series :  Privileged

Publisher: Self Published

Source : Author via GMB

Release Date : February  18th 2017


If you’re in, you’ll never have to ask. If you ask, you’ll never be in.

Eloise Mason knows what it’s like to live among the privileged. Seeking a change from the upper crust society of Europe, she flies halfway across the world for a semester abroad in the one place guaranteed to toss responsibility out the window and provide some good, old-fashioned fun; college in The United States.

Except nothing at the picturesque, Ivy-covered university in Vermont appears as it seems. And after a mysterious invitation arrives on her doorstep, curiosity wins over the need to turn her back on games meant for the rich and ruthless.

Secret societies, risky tasks, and an inner circle to rival the royals. But it may just be one American boy who threatens to be the most dangerous endeavor of all.

Colton Reiter defines the word idolized at Jade Mountain University. In fact, he practically rules the roost from the three point line of the basketball court. The college’s star point guard, he is a god and treated as such; professional scouts at every game, teachers looking the other way when it comes to grades, and girls falling into his lap at the snap of a finger. He wants for nothing, or at least that’s what he wants everyone to believe.

But when he meets the sassy girl with the British accent who could care less about his status, her very existence threatens to unveil the skeletons buried deep in the back of his closet.

With stakes this high, and hearts on the line, can they turn their backs on power and popularity before the ivory tower comes crashing down on their heads?

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Tash M

Elite is the follow up to Privilege, which now Eloise, the best friend of Nora who stuck by her through thick and thin. Now firmly in new adult territory , a lot has changed. Graduated now and chasing her dreams to become a chef,  Eloise is about to embarked on a big adventure.

The tables have turned somewhat in this novel, whilst the parallels can be draw that Eloise is an outsider in a similar situation, travelling half way around the world to a new school and new life.   However there one key different that sets the tone of the novel and makes this  story , unique and an interesting standalone. Eloise knows how to handles herself and she is about to be challenge nevertheless by this Ivy League College in Vermont.

Eloise was the girl who became rich by chance, her father becoming a successful  and whilst she loves the opportunities she has now. She hasn’t forgotten her roots and it grounds her.  It steeds her well given the situation that unfolds in front of her eyes when she finds her own bad boy in the form of the school basketball star.

Colton is the playboy of the school, and obviously quickly these two but heads as Eloise isn’t interested. She wants fun but Colton isn’t  doing anything for her when she first meets him. The girl puts him straight and  doesn’t care about the basketball.  . However the story takes an interesting turn as both find themselves needing each other help as they discover  guarded secrets that adds a bit of suspense to the story. Colton’s secret could destroy him and Eloise  could destroy others for the greater good.

Turning this story in a bit of suspense novel as the author holds the card close to her chest and reveals information slowly as the two find their way to each other and face on these secrets.  It’s not all doom and gloom but it hard slog.  As despite being very different on first glances, these two have  a lot more in common and I love how their relationship is built around the common ground. Another thing I loved was the whole society/frats we were presented in this novel ,that open up to a world that offered everything but it wasn’t . The follow standalone Elite, is another wonderful novel from Aarons that I enjoyed a lot.



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Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.


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