Gold By K.A. Linde

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Title: Gold (All That Glitter, #2)

Author: K.A. Linde

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 7, 2015

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Synopsis

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.

 

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Mary’s 4.5 Star Review

I love a good romance, a book about a love that can withstand anything. One timeless, and unbreakable, I live for those kinds of stories. Gold is far from your typical romance. The heroine is jaded, and her views on love are ones I would disagree with. She’s the kind of character you want to hate. Bryna would remind any outsider of Regina George from Mean Girls, but only worse. The strange thing is I didn’t hate her at all, and I kind of love her for everything she is. The story is weaved in such a delicate way that I understand what Bryna is feeling through the entire book. While I am nothing like her, I still wouldn’t mind walking in her shoes if only for one day. I was easily pulled into the world that she created for herself.

After Diamonds, we are left with an ache in our chest. Whether you expected a happy ending or not the outcome was still shocking. In Gold, we see Bryna has pulled herself together and made new friends and a fresh start herself. Her attitude is still the same, yet she protects her heart and refuses to open it to anyone ever again. Her reputation can’t be painted as pure, yet she couldn’t care less. She’s got everyone wrapped around her finger. Life is good for her in more ways than one. Bryna begins a slow transformation into growing up when she starts a relationship with Hugh a wealthy businessman. She is able to fake it with him and forget what she lost. While she also begins a friendship with Eric that starts of rocky, and blossoms into something special. When Bryna realizes that things may not be what she thought is when her heart is threatened again. Will she be able to remain the heartless gold digger or will her cold heart start to melt for the future she deserves?

We are taken on a journey with Bryna to self-worth. Seeing through her clear facade to what we know is true, Bryna just wants to be loved. The kind of love that won’t cause her pain and heartache, because that is what she’s only ever known.

Bryna’s story concludes with this book, but in no way will be the end. I look forward to seeing how the rest of the series unfolds. The theme of broken hearts will definitely adorn the pages of the future books.

Gold was a book that moved me, and made me feel. I loved getting to know these characters. I learned that love cannot always be cut and dry. Sometimes a little loss is needed before you can get a happy ending. This book is appealing on so many levels. I highly recommend to all fans of romance.

Mary

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Excerpt

“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.

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About The Author

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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.

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