Published by Self on 07/21/2017
Genres: New Adult & College, Romantic Suspense
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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?
I was pleasantly surprised by Privileged by Carrie Aarons. A YA rags to riches story of a young girl thrown into a life she did not want, but now has. A story full of hurt, betrayal and angst with a hero that was cruel and a heroine who stayed true to herself.
Nora Randolph’s life changed when her mother decided to marry her prince charming, literally. She is plucked away from everyone and everything she has ever known. Now she is surrounded by wealth and power she has never known. When she is set to attend Weston Academy she is not prepared when she meets Asher Frederick.
Asher Frederick was the school golden boy. But he was cruel to Nora and set on revenge. He did not care if she was a casualty in his plans. He sets a plan in motion, but as he spends time with Nora, the unexpected happens and he begins to have feelings for her.
I loved Nora’s innocence, but even so, she never let her new life change her and was sassy. Though Asher wanted to feel nothing for her, she draws him in. Honestly, I had no hope for Asher. He was set on is plans, even if it destroyed Nora. But giving us dual point of views was brilliant. We are able to see into his head and what drove him.
Will Asher’s plan of revenge destroy them or will he find redemption? I loved this story. I was consumed by it. It was such an interesting storyline and characters that draw you in. Their push and pull explodes with chemistry they cannot contain.