by K.A. Linde
on April 21, 2015
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Bryna feels his eyes on her.
Hot, seductive, enticing.
He’s at least ten years older than her seventeen years, and he knows exactly what he’s doing to her with that look.
Walking away would be the smart thing to do…
But she can’t. Not that first night when he takes her home and claims her body. Not when he shows up in her life again with expensive gifts to win her trust. Not even when she’s falling for him, and everything else is falling apart…
Find out how Bryna goes from golden girl to gold digger in this tantalizingly scandalous first book in the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.
I received this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I think K.A. enjoys sitting behind her computer like an evil genius, thinking, “let’s make my readers fall in love with my characters, fall in hate with them, be suspicious of some, and right when they least expect it, make them holler oh sh*t!” I love her brand of genius. I found myself savoring this one; it was like my daily reward when I got home from work- I survived my day, let’s dive back into the sexy, angsty, will she-get-what-she-wants world of Miss Bryna Turner! I’m sad I finished it, but I’m so excited for Gold. I want to find out what’s in store next for Bryna. I NEED to know if certain someones from her past resurface or will there be a new someone in her present! Diamonds was the perfect introduction to what promises to be a sexy, angst ridden series in classic Linde fashion.
Follow the schedule below to read the first five chapters of Diamonds
Liis’ Bookshelf 4/24
Paranormal Book Club 4/30
Love N. Books 5/1
Totally Booked 5/4
Book Babes Unite 5/5
An Excerpt from Diamonds
The bartender nodded at the man standing next to Bryna at the bar and grabbed the top-shelf liquor.
Bryna tipped back the last of her martini and set it down on the counter. She licked her lips. “One more for me.”
The man turned to take her in. His eyes snagged on her slinky royal-blue dress, her chest popping out of the deep scoop neck. Then he looked up into her baby-blue eyes. He grinned. “Put that on my tab.”
She met his gaze and arched an eyebrow. “Thanks.”
“I’ve never seen you here before,” he said a moment later.
“Maybe you weren’t looking hard enough.”
Oh, he likes that.
He angled his tall muscular body toward her. His hair was dark as night, cut short and styled like a European soccer player. His eyes were milk chocolate and danced in the dim light. “I’m glad I’ve found you now.”
A smile stretched across her face. She couldn’t disagree with him.
He splayed his hand out on the bar to reach for the scotch resting before him, and her stomach dropped.
Third finger on the left hand.
It might as well have been a brand on his skin. It was screaming at her to walk away.
No. Don’t walk.
Run. Run far away from this.
Bad, bad idea.
She dropped the seductive smile from her face. As soon as the martini was set in front of her, she took the drink and backed away. She wouldn’t do that. Even flirting with him made her skin crawl. She liked bad ideas, but she had lines she wouldn’t cross. Her parents’ marriage had been torn apart by this very thing. Her stepmother, Celia, had destroyed everything sacred, walked across every line, and forced Bryna’s father to leave her mother.
Vows were supposed to mean something, and Celia hadn’t cared about them. Bryna barely saw her father now as he was always out working on-site. Instead of moving out with her mother, she had stayed in his house with that wretched woman because of Harmony. She only had one year left. Leaving now and starting over at some other school would be impossible.
“Are you all right?” he asked, lightly placing his right hand on her slim shoulder.
She recoiled from his touch. How dare he!
“You’re married,” she spat.