The prey becomes the predator. Love. That cursed four-letter word no longer belongs in Bryna’s vocabulary. The only four-letter word she knows now is gold. …and fuck. She’s well acquainted with that one. And that’s exactly what she plans to do. She’s no longer the golden girl, and when she meets a businessman who promises everything she could ever want from the arrangement, she intends to get her money’s worth. Follow the conclusion to Bryna’s gold digging story in this scandalizing, duplicitous second book to the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19344912-gold?ac=1
WOW! K.A. Linde never lets me down. This series is so much fun and full of so much drama you totally get sucked in. I will admit Bryna is at times not the most likeable character but deep down you will love her. She is broken but a self proclaimed bitch and boy does she show her bitchiness. But at times I couldn’t blame her. She had some definite abandonment issues from a very crucial age and she really acts out but I felt bad for her. I didn’t agree with her actions but I could see how they came to fruition. I loved Bryna’s growth in this one and the addition of new true friends was wonderful (I cant wait for their books). Also they new group of men is this one are truly to die for. All in all this was the perfect conclusion to Bryna’s story and it left me grinning from ear to ear.
As she worked on the dessert, they talked about football and their undefeated season.
“I wished I were playing,” he admitted. “I’m still on the team, but it’s different, being on the sidelines.”
“But you said you could play.”
“I could,” he agreed. “But I wouldn’t do that to my parents. They were freaked out when I hurt my knee. At first, the doctors didn’t know if I would walk. It was not a good time in my life. I recovered remarkably well, but I don’t want to go back into something I’m good at if it could kill me. I’m still young and smart. I can do something else.”
“Coach? Is that the dream job?”
“Of course. That’s the goal even though so few people make it to the top. Coach thinks I have the right eye for it. That’s why he agreed to train me after I busted my knee,” he told her. “What about you? What’s the dream job?”
She shrugged. “I don’t know. I guess I always assumed I’d marry into money.”
“You’re not serious,” he said in disbelief. “You’re smart and in college. You have to have some dreams, right?”
She stuffed another bite of the banana split into her mouth to keep from answering right away. Her dreams had always been so muddled by everyone else’s expectations of her. She didn’t know how much of what she wanted was from herself or her parents.
“Sometimes, I think film,” she said. She had never said that out loud. “When I was younger, I used to watch clips and piece them together for my dad…when he was around.”
“Cool. So, are you a film major?”
“Um…no. I’m undecided. I don’t think my father would take me seriously if I told him I was in film even though he was in film here.”
“Why not?” Eric asked.
“I’ve never really shown interest in it. Plus, I don’t want to seem like I’m riding his coattails.”
“If you like it, you like it. You have to decide to do it and not give a fuck about what anyone else thinks. I thought you were already pretty good at that.”
Bryna crinkled her nose and shoved another bite of the banana split into her mouth. She was almost finished, but the more she sat around and talked with Eric, the more she thought it might be nice to hang out with him over break. She hadn’t envisioned this being a bet that she would want to lose, but if she didn’t finish the banana split he won…which meant she could hang out with him again. She had been bored out of her mind, and he was actually pretty good company—when he wasn’t acting like a douchey hostile football player.
She got down to her last bite and just stared at it. “Maybe I will change my major then and see how film suits me.”
“Killer. That sounds like a great idea. At least, once you’ve tried it, you’ll know if it’s for you.” Eric then looked at her bowl. “I can’t believe you only have one bite left. I never would have guessed you could finish that whole thing.”
She smiled and then pushed the bowl over to him with the one remaining bite in it. “I didn’t finish.”
“It’s only one bite.”
“I lost. This was fun. Let’s hang out again.”
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USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.
Books in the Series
Platinum (All That Glitters, #3) Release TBD. The third stand alone book in the All That Glitters series. Follows Trihn Hamilton, one of Bryna’s best friends, in their junior year of college as she navigates her parent’s expectations and the heady lifestyle she and her friends have created in fabulous Las Vegas. Goodreads http://bit.ly/1zMi5jb
Silver (All That Glitters, #4) Release TBD. The fourth stand alone book in the All That Glitters series. Follows Stacia Daniels, the second of Bryna’s best friends, in their senior year of college as she struggles with the consequences of her jersey chasing desires in fabulous Las Vegas. Goodreads http://bit.ly/1Mve90q