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In Excess

3.73  ·  Rating Details  ·  154 Ratings  ·  31 Reviews
Forced to transfer to a privileged Catholic school--the Academy of Holy Names--street-smart Nikolas would prefer to be anywhere else in the world. A new face in an old place, he almost immediately draws the attention of the bored, spoiled, and ruthless Seth, the "king" of the Academy.

Though he should know better, Nikolas quickly finds himself caught up in a game of rivalry
ebook, 280 pages
Published August 8th 2012 by Less Than Three Press LLC (first published August 1st 2012)
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"His mahogany hair was mussed in a way that looked too perfect to be accidental: it screamed of sex and apathy."

That line came at around 5%, and then I knew I was hooked, beyond hooked, ensnared. It perfectly sums up this seriously delicious, indulgent book. Set at an exclusive, prep-school type university somewhere in the US, it chronicles a disruptive week in the lives of four ridiculously good-looking young men. In terms of style and content, it falls somewhere on the same spectrum as the mo
Jul 19, 2014 Klaudia rated it did not like it
I was reading it for the second time the other day because I couldn't really remeber what I liked about it, why I gave it four stars (that's a LOT from me) so I wanted to give it another chance. I shouldn't have.

Reading it I was like why the hell is this so weird? I couldn't put my finger on it, but it just didn't seem like a regular mm novel, the wording, the descriptions (I've had more than enough of the "beautiful teen" and gorgeous man" in the first quarter -.-)...

First I was wating for a
2.5 stars
This story had good and bad parts, more or less in equal measure. The game of seduction, the chase and all that followed were very enjoyable to read about. Adding the sexual tension being a constant aftereffect of Nik's and Seth's interactions and we got a very entertaining combination. But these elements are not enough to make a book to be a good book, too. It needs more, and the part I felt it was most deficient was the characterization. Physically perfect characters are nice to read
Aug 10, 2012 Josephine rated it it was amazing
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4 stars because I wish Nik would have lasted longer into the seduction. :)

Nik is a new scholarship transfer student to a private college, for (mostly) rich students. He expects to be treated differently and mostly that's true until he catches the eyes of the school king and his two friends. Then there is a bet and Nik is made into the final game point, whoever of the three friends and rivals will manage to bed him first will win. So the games of seduction and ploting begin but not all play to wi
Oct 17, 2012 Melanie rated it really liked it
Review posted at Joyfully Jay and Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words.

Rating: 4.25 stars

Nikolas Steele, street smart foster kid, finds himself in the Dean’s office at the Academy of Holy Names, a private exclusive college, enrolling for the sophomore year. Nik had been expelled from his previous university and now through the goodness of a donor with a fondness for troubled youths, has a full scholarship for all three years of his undergraduate degree here at the Academy if only he can keep his g
Aug 30, 2012 Toomanywords rated it it was amazing
Perfection! This book is utter perfection! It's everything I've ever wanted out of a college romance story. Stop what you're doing and get your hands on a copy of this now! It delivers everything: humor, tension, hot characters, intelligent writing, great description without going overboard, great dialog, and the sexy times had me fanning myself, they were so hot. Seriously, I wouldn't change a thing about this. This is now my all-time favorite book in this genre, and I just know I'm going to re ...more
Just Gotta
Aug 30, 2012 Just Gotta rated it it was amazing
I seriously loved this. It's use of language is stunning, and the woman who wrote it has obviously been writing for a long time, even if this is her first novel. I read the whole thing in one sitting, even though it had me up until 4 in the morning. I absolutely had to know what happened! The suspense is magnificent, and the plot, while seeming cliche at first, was actually very well done. The author took an old idea and put a completely new spin on it, whilst adding sexiness and great character ...more
Moriarty Love
Aug 30, 2012 Moriarty Love rated it it was amazing
I thought this was completely brilliant! The build up of suspense is masterful, and the author adds just the right amounts of steaminess to keep things interesting without it being completely cheesy. The main characters engage in scorching banter that had me on the edge of my seat, and the plot twist the author throws in towards the end took me completely by surprise. The author's use of language and imagery is also really good. There's precisely the right amount of description, and the word cho ...more
Nualla Dasilva
Jun 01, 2016 Nualla Dasilva rated it really liked it
I have so many mixed feelings about this novel. On the one hand the plot was very interesting and almost likened to a "Cruel Intentions" vibe. The "rich clique" was pretty well developed with distinct characteristics. Each character having their very own personalities and quirks, I really enjoyed that.

But on the other hand, the writing was kind of off-putting. The overuse of smilies and metaphors were almost too much. It felt as if they went in while editing and added these overly descriptive e
K.S. Morgan
Jun 05, 2015 K.S. Morgan rated it it was amazing
This is one of the best college books I have ever read. I didn’t expect it to be this good when I started reading, but it captivated me right from the start with its tense atmosphere, its interesting plot and its really vain but fascinating characters.

I loved everyone, but Nikolas was the one who I could wholeheartedly support. He’s very smart and sharp, he’s loyal, he can stand up for himself and he doesn’t put up with anything. The author added some small details about him that made him more u
Sophia Inez
Oct 07, 2013 Sophia Inez rated it liked it
First I'd like to say that I know that the author had written this book first as a Naruto fanfiction and later published it as a real novel.

“Much to his chagrin, the door opened almost immediately, and he was greeted by a tall, slender man with a shock of gray hair that belied his youthful appearance.”

I found kakashi in the first five pages from the description alone. Me being the obsessed Naruto fan that I am would of course know Kakashi’s description.

“Within the shadow of the tree, a young ma
Nov 03, 2014 Ayanna rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnr, gave-up
I'm sure this is a lovely story. I'm sure other people will like it. But it's so totally a shojo manga in light novel form that I found myself fleeing for my life. (I can only take being bombarded by so many tropes in one place, you know. And when they're yaoi/shojo tropes...well, that makes it all the worse.)

A shojo yaoi in light novel form. Wonderful =_= This encompasses some of my greatest pet peeves :D

And THAT's why I want to kill it with fire.

*shudders. I am reminded again of all the reason
Feb 11, 2015 Anastasia rated it it was ok

I've found this book on site dedicated to Naruto fanfics, so I know that originally it was a fanfic about Naruto, Sasuke, Gaara and etc. Then it was rewritten to be an original story, and thank God, because the book has nothing to do with Naruto in point of boys' personalities and it would hurt to read it with their names. Also the characters don't seem to be well thought-out, I failed to justify the inconsistence of their nature by the presence of some secrets they have. The situation persi
Jun 20, 2014 Lola rated it it was amazing
Oh how i loved this book! "In excess" hahaha i will never forget the play on words in the title! I read it way back when it was a fanfic and fell in love with the characters, the writing, and the drama! But before i go on YES this was a fanfic originally, and YES is was one of the many SasuNaru fics on the net, but that DOESN'T mean it isn't a great book!

I simply fell in love with this book and no matter what, when i read it Nikolas will forever be Naruto and Seth will forever be Sasuke to me.
Jul 11, 2015 Roguehands rated it did not like it
God, this is just so bad and tedious I'm not gonna be surprised if this was first written as a fanfic to fulfill some kind of cheap fantasy.
Don't get me wrong, I read fanfics all the time. But ones that are filled with shallow plot, neglect the characters so much that I don't friggin care about them at all, and desperately use any reason to make the characters get into each other pants? (harem-bet and sex-as-the-prize tropes??! really??!)
Bye bye, I right-click-delete them.
Page Crusherz
Aug 16, 2012 Page Crusherz rated it really liked it

I enjoyed this novel, though I can't say I particularly like any of the MC's. It was entertaining, and I wanted to keep reading to see how it developed, but the romance didn't sweep me away. I think I found the MCs both a little annoying.
Sep 03, 2012 jules0623 rated it it was ok
I feel like I've read this before. I'm wondering if it was first a fanfic? Anyway, it was alright but I couldn't connect with either MC and that's usually a mood killer for me. Beautifully written, though.
Jan 04, 2016 Ice rated it really liked it
I enjoyed reading this book. I liked Nik...with Seth.... I'm not really sure.


I certainly wish this book was longer...or a book for Dante and Theo. I know, I know....

Nov 03, 2012 Narutofan rated it liked it
It was good. It reminds me of the fanfiction I'd loved reading :)
Oct 15, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it

Normally stories that begin with a seduction bet are turn-offs for me, but I decided to go ahead with this one since the premise is three different guys trying to bed the "chosen victim" instead of they more typical "I bet you can't / I bet I can" scenario. I'm glad I did because this was a good read and contained a twist I wasn't expecting that made it even better. Nik had chemistry with all three of the guys trying to bag him, but with Seth it was super hot - something Seth really wasn't ex
Madison Parker
Oct 04, 2012 Madison Parker rated it liked it
Nik is forced to transfer colleges at the beginning of his sophomore after being involved in a school scandal. He hopes to make a fresh start and stay under the radar at the new school, but he manages to catch the attention of the most popular kid on campus his first day there. This guy, Seth, and his two best friends are rich, spoiled brats who amuse themselves by playing with people as though they were pawns in a game of chess. Seth and his friends make a bet to see which of the three can get ...more
Sep 04, 2015 Shierra rated it really liked it
I love to give it a 5 star but the ending disappointed me. It had me wondering if the author was scared of angst coz the storyline have such a great opportunity to crush ur heart and make a beautiful story.
Oct 15, 2012 Alarik rated it really liked it
Id be something between 3 and 4 stars to me. I liked many parts in this book just because I like books from school backgrounds. It reminded me of some mangas because the theme of school kings is quite popular. I liked Nick even if there could be more detail about his background. Whole book I wanted him to tell Seth that now it will be him dictating rules and being dominant one, in bed or out. Theo and Dante were better characters than Seth and its a pity they didnt have more space. I like their ...more
Harris Bren Escabarte
Aug 08, 2013 Harris Bren Escabarte rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
I've been reading this since 10 hours ago and it's now officially 3:20 am. just gonna make this review short. good book. love the cute story. if you're in to things that happen in schools, i recommend it. not very profound, common even, but the read surely made me happy. love the supporting characters. PS: Seth and Nick love to kiss - hard.
Sep 12, 2013 Lorakeet rated it it was amazing
I'll be the first to admit that I originally read this with a motive (one not to be spoken of ever unless you want a whole lot of backstory) and I came away nothing short of amazed. I don't buy hard copies of books all that often, but I bought this one. I sincerely enjoyed it. It was was hot and light, and....yeah. Read it.
Nov 06, 2012 Amy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, own-them
This was exactly what I was looking for and more!!! It pulled me in from the very beginning and didn't let go until the last word. I would love to see a sequel with these boys, because I totally loved them!!
Feb 04, 2013 Raimonda rated it liked it
totali yaoi mangos kopija.Personazai elgesi vietomis nelogiskai,nors rasytoja lyg ir Psichologija baigusi
May 30, 2013 Moose rated it liked it
Not the best story but it was entertaining and light.
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Quinn Anderson earned a Master's degree from the University of Dublin in Ireland and will graduate in Spring 2016. She is also a University of Florida alumna with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She began writing books, poetry, and fan fiction at 14 years of age and was first published at 19. Her favourite authors include J.K. Rowling, Gail Carson Levine, Libba Bray, Tamorra Pierce, and T.A. Ba ...more
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