Review: Elite by Carrie Aarons

Review: Elite by Carrie Aarons

A PRIVILEGED standalone novel, get ready for secret societies, international romance, and college debauchery…

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?

My review:
Genre: Romance – Sports (basketball), suspense
Standalone: Yes
Part of a Series: Not really, but part of the Privileged universe
POV: Eloise and Colton
Steam Level: Toasty

If you’ve read Privileged then you’ve met Eloise. Elite takes place four years after Privileged. Eloise is studying in the US and is invited to pledge with a super secret Elite sorority. Complete with lying, back stabbing, and so many other nasty characteristics this club reminds Eloise of her high school crowd. If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. If you can’t join ’em, burn it all to the ground.

Colton is the sexy, hotshot basketball star, head of the sister fraternity to the one that Eloise is pledging. He has a dirty secret, one that will ruin everything. He’s also bored and looking for sass and someone he has to work to get.

The fireworks fly between these two. Elite is sexy and gritty. It shows both the ugly side of power and the lengths people will go to protect the ones they love. It’s sweet and emotional and a great read. Part of story made me want to cheer and was reminiscent me of the ending scene of one of my favorite movies. I loved the twists, turns, bumps, hills, and mountains these characters needed to overcome.

If you’re looking for a fun New Adult, sports romance with vindictive and karmic justice then Elite is the book for you. I received an advanced copy of this book for free. This is my honest and voluntary review.

Favorite Quotes:

  • I often find that banter is my favorite kind of foreplay, especially the naughty kind.  Bugger, sometimes I don’t even need the sex if the talk is satisfying enough.
  • I want to get away but my body is being traitorous.
  • With sisters like these, who needed enemies?
  • We do what we have to for the one’s we love.

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