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Gold (All that Glitters #2)

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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, s
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Paperback, 417 pages
Published July 7th 2015
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Christy
5 stars!

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When I start a book by K.A. Linde, I expect the angst to be high, there to (more than likely) be more than one love interest, for there to be drama, and for it to be high in the steam department. Gold lived up to it’s expectations. And I loved every second of it. It’s the conclusion of Bryna’s story and I was just as captivated reading it as I had been with Diamonds. Bryna is not an easy character to love, but my bet is by the end she will win you over like she did me.

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Bryna’s a girl w
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Jennifer Kyle
3.5 "Seeing, digging – whatever. Same thing.” Stars

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I’m a huge K.A. Linde fan and have read all her series and for several reasons book one had me interested in reading how things turn out for Byrna and her assortment of possible true loves. Sadly, this book although was well written was just too drama-rama and young for me.

”Young, selfish, and stupid.”

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Byrna’s immaturity was only rivaled by her two idiot best friends. I’m happy that her journey through men landed her in a good place with her f
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Jasmine
4 STARS!



"This wasn't about love. This was about lust and diamonds. The longer he lusted, the more diamonds."

My first reaction after putting down this book was somewhere between "holy cannolis batman!!" and "thank gawd I survived this read!!". Honestly, I should have known better by now that KA Linde books should preface with a warning that says "Caution: Will cause serious heart palpitations and induce ragey feelings that would provoke you to set Kindle on fire."

Seriously Kyla, you drive me A
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Beverly
Jul 05, 2015 Beverly rated it it was amazing
Gold is the sequel and conclusion to Bryna’s story. When I read Diamonds I wasn’t sure I was going to love this character. Honestly, she is pretty easy to hate. However, the more I got to know her the more I felt sorry for her. She is just a teenager, abandoned and seeking attention from any source she can find.

“This is who I am. I’m the queen bitch. I accept my crown and title. Take it, or leave it. I’ve never pretended to be anyone else and I never will.”


Bryna’s story picks up with her in
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Salvatore
Dec 20, 2015 Salvatore rated it it was amazing
4.5 Golden stars



In this instalment we follow Bri on her college year as a freshman. After the disaster she had endured at Diamonds, Bryna has decided that she's going to be a gold digger. Not because she doesn't have already money, but because the situation with Jude had left her powerless and she needs to get back the control. She's queen Bee after all.

We can notice a change in Bryna, in this journey, while she's trying to piece back herself. She has made friends, something she wasn't so good
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Michelle
Jan 07, 2016 Michelle rated it it was amazing
Bryna’s story concludes in Gold, the follow up to Diamonds. After Jude showed her just the kind of guy he was, Bryna is starting over. In college and ready to take the lessons Jude taught her and land herself her own sugar-daddy. But this time, she’s the one in control. There is no chance of heartbreak because love is not the four letter word that Bryna is interested in.

You can’t read a K.A. Linde book without taking certain precautions, it’s a lesson you only have to learn once. Booze and a saf
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Polly
Jul 06, 2015 Polly rated it really liked it
*arc provided by author for honest review*

Only Kyla can write a book where I hate the main character for 80% of the book and yet I still like the story. The end was worth the ride!
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
3.5 STARS

Gold is the epitome of pure decadence, sensual indulgence and sinful guilty pleasures. Fraught with angst and sex and a seemingly vapid heroine with a blackened heart of gold, K.A. Linde's Gold is everything we're conditioned to hate in a story, yet we can't help but fall deeply in love with. This story took me on a ride of frustration and dread, longing and lust, dismay and surprise.

If you read Diamonds, you know that Bryna had her hands full juggling the men in her life in high school
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Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Jul 04, 2015 Christine (Shh Moms Reading) rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
i loved where this story went and how it all came together.

Kyla writes characters that at times make you want to tear your hair out lol but that's what makes her stories work for so many...her ability to captivate her audience and to draw us into her stories.

Bryna showed a lot of growth in Gold - growth within herself, in her love life and in her family dynamic and at the end of this story, it left a smile on my face :)
Paula

DNF. I've tried to finish this book two times now. But I just can't get past Bryna's ridiculous actions. Diamonds was a good setup for Gold, but Bryna's character seemed to go downhill. I'm sure she has some character growth eventually (at least I hope so) but I just can't make myself read to the end. It's all just over-the-top silliness.

P.S. I'm still a big fan of K.A. Linde, but this series is not for me.
Spoiler Whore says calm your tits people, it's just a book
And so Gold concludes the story of Bryna and her antics on finding what she thought was missing all along....LOVE. Who she finds it with was the best choice she could make. The person that was there for her, the person who put up with her silliness, the person who saw past the person she tried to portray. Bryna's calculating ways is immature and that put me off of her character but then I realized she is only eighteen so I give some leeway for that and hopefully with her choice in love, it can m ...more
Christy
Aug 16, 2015 Christy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, angsty, steamy
After Diamonds ended, I was rooting for Bryna to wreak major havoc in this story. I wanted her to rip out hearts and take names later. But after starting Gold I decided Bri deserved so much more. Bri hides behind her stone heart. She needs love BUT she doesn’t believe in love. She likes using and being used because it makes her feel wanted, something she’s never really felt before. As she tries to push back her feelings, someone is trying desperately to bring them out. This story was like watchi ...more
Tough Critic Book Reviews
Diamonds (All That Glitters, Book #1) was met with mixed emotions; readers were suffocated by their own ambivalence and frustration. These emotions fueled intense feelings, both negative and positive. I personally thrive on any emotion a book can create, even if that feeling strongly resembles hate. For others though, these emotions can alienate them from truly connecting to a story or most importantly, the characters. In this case, it was the heroine, Bryna, who was the trigger. The loaded gun. ...more
Anne OK
Jul 12, 2015 Anne OK rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
A solid ending to what I considered to be a bit of an outrageous cry for love by Brynna. I did, however, love THE ONE she finally chose. He was a stand up guy holding back some vital information of his own -- one being the answer to a shocker Brynna received in the first book. There were lots of interesting secondary characters, some we met in Book 1, along with a few new ones, and enough angst and fashion statements to choke a gorilla! Yeah, this series is a bit over-the-top -- but still fun to ...more
Tammi
Jun 25, 2015 Tammi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“The problem with jumping is that you’re as likely to end up broken as you are to being saved.”

Oh my freaking god! This woman and her amazing talent with words never cease to amaze me. I fell in love with Bri in Diamonds and haven’t stopped falling since. She is just so freaking fun! She owns her bitch like a model owns the runway and isn’t ashamed of it. She makes no apologies for who she is and I absolutely love how forward she is. She has such a big heart, but she guards it out of fear. She d
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Karen Mc ~ *Bookalicious Babes Blog*
Gold, the sensational sequel to Diamonds, is one great gem of a masterpiece where K.A. Linde definitely strikes gold with her magnificent 'Midas touch.' Like Diamonds, Gold is different, decadent, a bit dangerous, and oh-so-divine. I breezed through Gold with lightning speed and did not want to stop devouring the conclusion to the Diamonds saga and could hardly put these pages of pure pleasure down. My emotions when reading were a merry-go-round of feelings that spun around quite a bit--angst, m ...more
CasPerfitz~SLiTsReaD
Dec 29, 2013 CasPerfitz~SLiTsReaD marked it as to-read
Holy shit that preview is hot! I want this now!
Brit
Jul 21, 2015 Brit rated it it was amazing
Title: Gold
Series: All That Glitter, #2
Author: K.A. Linde
Source: Purchased eBook
Genre: Contemporary
Age Group: New Adult
Point of View: Third
Happily Ever After: (view spoiler)
Release Date: July 7th, 2015
Date Read: July 8th, 2015
Overall Rating: 5 Stars


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K.A. Linde took me on a ride with her All that Glitter Series and I seriously fallin' in love with her writing. Ever since I read Diamonds I've been completely hooked. And this was on top of my list to read, none of K.A. Linde boo
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Donna {Book Passion for Life}
Gold is the stunning follow up to Diamonds by author K.A. Linde and what a fantastic read it was!

Bryna's had her heart-broken once and she's determined not to let it happen again. She's decided to become the very thing Jude accused her of being – a gold digger and now Bryna has set her sights a guy she’s just met who loves plashing cash about. Buy Bryna knows she needs to play this one cool if she wants the results she’s looking for. So let the game begin……

I didn’t know what to expect before he
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Jade
5 GOLDEN, GLITTERY STARS
Review:

Before the release of the book I kept checking out the reviews hoping for a small clue. There was none. I felt like everyone was teasing me. Now, I felt great knowing how the book turned out & the wait was truly worth it.

I've finished it and could I just say to K.A. Linde: THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS BOOK WITH US.

I love Bri, love her bitchiness & love the way she protects herself (and her heart). I can't say much that may spoil the book. I love that it was
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What I Loved: I think the better question is what didn’t I love!?!?! This was what I was waiting for in Bryna’s story. Of course it was a long windy road but it just made the ending all the more sweet. The story had all the elements I love when I’m reading, it had; drama, love, sex, happiness, sadness, hate, anger and so much more!

We meet Bryna in her freshman year of college, with one goal in mind (other than cheer and football of course) and that’s gold di
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Chelsea Holder
4.5 self-destructive stars!

Whew! If you're looking for an angsty read, look no further! This book delivers everything that you need, especially the first 80%! :-)

Never have I imagined this book to rouse a lot of emotions from me although most of them were anger and frustrations.

I didn't know what to expect on how things would turn out after reading Diamonds since we all know that Ms. Linde is quite unpredictable. Also, I don't know how she did it but even though Bryna was not the heroine on
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A Beautiful Book Blog
Jun 28, 2015 A Beautiful Book Blog rated it it was amazing
I dove into this book the minute I finished book 1. OMG. This book did not disappoint. Bri now older. Off to a new place. Same bitchiness, a little more wiser, still holding on to a lot of hurt.

I can't even start to explain how once again this book was like the best drama field TV show. Its like that guilty pleasure you can not put down. KA Linde really throw me in a loop with this book. I had no idea who or what was going to happen to Bri. Her love life was up in the air. But I loved seeing he
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Holly
Jul 05, 2015 Holly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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K.A. nailed the conclusion to Bryna's story in Gold. Now, technically, you could read this one as a standalone; however, I do think you'll understand Bryna's motivations better if you read Diamonds first. You'll also be able to appreciate the TREMENDOUS growth in her character throughout this book if you start with Diamonds. I finished this about a week ago in one sitting, wishing I was able to speed read. I loved watching Bryna learn, the hard way, that maybe gold digging wasn't all fun and g

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Aliyeh
Jul 06, 2016 Aliyeh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four stars for Bryna and Eric

This two book series was different than most I have ever read. Book one and book two are mostly two different stories but most of the same characters. At first I was mad about this. I wanted Jude to get his stuff together, become a better man and to love Bryna like he should. I realized though wouldn't I much rather have a character who does some soul searching and truly becomes a better person? Probably because before Bryna's personality was just downright ugly. Aft
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Anjee
Jul 07, 2015 Anjee rated it it was amazing
I am really very happy about this book, I read it before it was released and, rest assured, it was hard to contain my excitement. * Minor spoiler*


We have a continuation of Bryna and her gold digging ways, however it’s set in the future when she has started college. As you know, life slammed her down at the end of diamonds. Well, life didn’t start off so hot for our dear bitchy Bryna in Gold either. Things happen, or should I say men happen, in this book as well but there is one that could possib
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Louisa
Jul 04, 2015 Louisa rated it really liked it
WOW! I think this review may be short and sweet.

Not what I was expecting...AT ALL. Bryna, our gold digging, lost little girl from Diamonds, is now in college. What you are expecting in this book is not what you will get...it’s even better.

KA Linde has is all in this book. The HOT football players (Andrew, Marshall & the entire LV Football team), a multi-millionaire (Hugh), some bitchy cheerleaders (Stacia, Trihn, Maya (not a cheerleader but still a bad ass), a boy next door (Eric) and of cou
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Tiffany
It's a good thing I read K.A. Linde's books at home. People would probably think I am insane if they saw my reactions!

















That is all for now. It was brilliant. She is always brilliant!
Cerera
Oct 09, 2015 Cerera rated it really liked it
Ну эта книга уже получше. Здесь героиня хоть немного выросла и не повторяла все время "Я Королева" %). Мне понравились Эрик (хотя его любовь на фоне тайны как-то мало верилась вначале) и подруга Тришш (интересно будет про нее прочесть). На удивление в этой книге Бри в конце даже вызвала симпатию. Все таки мозги стали на место и она сумела осознать себя и поступить правильно.
Liz
Jun 30, 2015 Liz rated it it was amazing
I was hoping for many things and K.A.Linde did not disappoint. After Diamonds, I couldn't wait to see how Bri was going to handle herself. I mean she has a lot of bitterness, bitchiness, & is a lot more mature.
In Gold, you get to see Bri change. You get more of her past story with her parents. Of course you get her love life of a roller coaster. You get to see Bri open up, you see a softer side of her. This book is a perfect follow up and it is a must read.
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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series and the All That Glitters series as well as seven additional novels. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and even landing for a brief stint in Australia. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia and is the current head coach of the Duke University dance team.

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“You know, you draw people in with your larger-than-life personality”—he sighed—“and then you kill them with it, too.” Bryna glared at him. “This is just who I am.” “I’m starting to think even you don’t know who that person is.” 0 likes
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