Friday, August 6, 2010

She’s So Dead To Us (Review)

She’s so Dead to Us
By: Kieran Scott
My copy: from library
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?

Review: I think I should start by saying I’ve read every book by Kieran Scott, under all her different pen names (Emma Harrison, Kate Brian). The Private series is my addiction; The Tourist Trap is my favorite romance book. Also I until about a month ago I thought all theses different pennames were different authors. So to learn that three of my favorite authors were actually one person? That doesn’t happen everyday.

I actually really like the main characters, Ally and Jake. They stayed true to their personalities. Even though Ally’s old friends don’t accept her when she comes back, she still misses them. Which makes it very realistic, I’ve read a few books where the main characters just turn on their friends no questions asked. I’m sure after years of friendships, you couldn’t forget about someone in a day. It was also nice that Ally and Jake didn’t jump right into a relationship.

Jake’s point of view was also so much fun to read. It felt like I was actually in a seventeen year-old boys' head. He felt a pull to Ally, but he wanted to do what his friends wanted.

She’s So Dead To Us kept me reading for hours. I couldn’t put it down. It was fast paced, fun, and different. While I love the cover, it’s a bit misleading. It has a light fluffy feel to it, and this wasn’t just a light fluffy book. Any of Kieran Scott, Kate Brian, or Elizabeth Harrison’s books are a MUST read.


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