Love. That cursed four-letter word no longer belongs in Bryna’s vocabulary. The only four-letter word she knows now is gold.
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 ...more
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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.
Bryna’s a girl w ...more
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.”
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 ...more
"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 ...more
“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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 :)
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 ...more
Series: All That Glitter, #2
Author: K.A. Linde
Source: Purchased eBook
Age Group: New Adult
Point of View: Third
Happily Ever After: (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]
Release Date: July 7th, 2015
Date Read: July 8th, 2015
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
That is all for now. It was brilliant. She is always brilliant!
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband a ...more