New Release + Triple Review: Pretty Young Things by Ace Gray

 

 

Title: Pretty Young Things
Series: Spinful Classics: Betrayal (Book 1)
Author: Ace Gray

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 24, 2019

 

Blurb
Greed. Jealousy. Lust. 
It all started with a bloody palm and a promise. Words beneath the
moonlight that I thought would keep us together. Forever. 
Deceit. Betrayal. Vengeance. 
I didn’t see it coming. I didn’t think you had it in you. But what was
supposed to bury me—break me—simply remade me as something new. Something
hellbent on ruining you, my love.
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Heather’s 🎩🎩🎩🎩 hat review:

This book is full of greed, jealousy, lust and sweet sweet revenge. With friends like this who needs enemies? I’m trying to figure out how to do this review. Part of me thinks I need to walk away tonight come back tomorrow and write my review. I do not want to give any spoilers away. There is a major mass of tangled web of lies that need to be unraveled.

The characters in this book were so well written. They were all like onions on the fact they all had layers that needed to be peeled away. Some were sweet and innocent where others were just mean and evil.

Dante, Danger, Diego, and Rousse are childhood friends that do just about everything together. When they are young they make blood pact to always be there for each other, and to be brothers until the end. Let’s fast forward a few years to where jealousy starts to seep into their friendship. The animosity towards Dante is downright scary.

Dante is your everyday man that has worked for everything he has. He is the genuine nice guy that was lucky enough to find his one true love in Mercy. The plan his “friends” come up with due to their jealousy was just mind boggling. He is the type of guy to give you the shirt off his back and not think twice about it. I know I may be making him out to be a saint and I get he was not perfect.

Mercy being the devout girlfriend does not give up on Dante when he is sent away. She finds the perfect advocate for Dante in Max. Dante changes while in prison like most people would. He decided a plan to get his revenge on those who have wronged him.

Like I stated earlier I won’t put spoilers on here, but you need to read this to see what happens. The web of lies and how everything plays out does make your head spin.

Misty’s 🎩🎩🎩 hat review:

This story is based on a group of childhood friends, who are surfers and they all have a fascination with Mercy. Without posting spoilers, between these friends is where all the deceitful lies happen and revenge. Each character is very heavily detailed in the book. You learn that those closest to you can really do the most harm and damage to you. Then there’s Mercy, I couldn’t relate or connect with her. She wasn’t a strong heroine and was  sad and depressed. She doesn’t stand up for herself at all! You want to feel bad for her, but then you want to say, “Chic, stand up for yourself!”

I can’t say that I didn’t like this book, or the revenge…ok I loved the revenge, but I just couldn’t get wrapped up in the story like I thought I would.

Julia’s DNF review:
I rarely ever dnf a book. I’m a curious soul so I like to know what happens whether I like the story or not. Unfortunately, this one was so confusing for me that I only made it to 40% before I had to put it down. I love multiple POVs, but it gets seriously confusing when their names are similar. Diego, Dante, and Danger were too close for me to really separate them, so I found myself going back and forth trying to remember who was who. While I loved the idea of this story, I felt lost with the going back and forth from past to present and POVs. I wanted to get into it so bad, but when it got to the point of a confusing timeline and not being able to keep the characters straight I had to give up.
Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
Author Bio
Ace Gray is a self-proclaimed troublemaker and connoisseur
of both the good life and fairy tales. After a life-long love affair with
books, she undertook writing the novel she wanted to read, which culminated in
her first release STRICTLY BUSINESS and followed with, well, quite a few more.
When she’s not writing, she works in craft beer. Originally a small town,
Colorado girl, she now loves rainy days, shellac manicures, coffee shops and
bourbon—all of which are bountiful in her adopted home of Portland, OR where
she runs amok with her chef husband and husky pup.
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