Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Diamonds (All that Glitters, #1)” as Want to Read:
Diamonds (All that Glitters, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview


(Diamond Girls #1)

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  4,005 ratings  ·  438 reviews
Bryna feels his eyes on her.

Hot, seductive, enticing.

He’s at least ten years older than her seventeen years, and he knows exactly what he’s doing to her with that look.

Walking away would be the smart thing to do…

But she can’t. Not that first night when he takes her home and claims her body. Not when he shows up in her life again with expensive gifts to win her trust. Not e
246 pages
Published April 21st 2015 (first published April 19th 2015)
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.59  · 
Rating details
 ·  4,005 ratings  ·  438 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Start your review of Diamonds (All that Glitters, #1)
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 stars!!

 photo a7a49982-b0d9-42da-993c-4d2047a244a1_zpskw7dyhud.jpg

Diamonds is one of those books that was hard for me to put down. Once I started reading, I just had to know where this story was gonna go. I love books like that. I love when a story like Bryna’s comes along and it’s so messed up, and at times such a train wreck you can’t look away. And I mean that in the best way possible.

Bryna is a 17 year old high school student, but she is mature for her age, both in looks and attitude. She’s adjusting to living with her fathers new wife and he
Jennifer Kyle
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
3.75 ~ 4 Stars

"You won't trust me with your secrets, so how can I trust you with mine?"


K.A. Linde creates a rich self-important heroine in seventeen year old Bryna Turner. Bryna comes for vast wealth and is what I consider a “mean girl”. She is in her last year of high school, dating Hollywood’s heartthrob, Gates Hartman and is pretty much at the top of her game.

While out on the town one night she meets Jude a hot handsome stranger who she begins a steamy relationship with. He’s older and
Sophie's Reading Corner
WARNING: This review may be spoiler-ish.

"My tolerance for married men is very low."
"Daddy issues?"
"Like you'd never believe."

Bryna is a teenage girl who had everything in her life. Born and raised in Hollywood, with a director father and an actress mother. Bri had a spoiled life, she's also dating a famous actor and she's the most popular girl in her school, a true Queen Bee.

Her life is perfect until it isn't anymore. Her parents break up and not just that, but her new stepmother
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
FREE today (7/7/2016)! | AMZ US | AMZ UK |

 photo dia1 cover xB by sb_zpsb4zxstxi.gif

Oooooh lookie FREEE! I meant to read.

Book 1 in duet. Rest of series follows different H/he.
FREE today (7/7/2016)! | AMZ US | AMZ UK |
Bryna feels his eyes on her.
Hot, seductive, enticing.
He’s at least ten years older than her seventeen years, and he knows exactly what he’s doing to her with that look.
Walking away would be the smart thing to do…
But she can’t. Not that first night when he takes her home and claims her body. Not when he shows up i
4 STARS! ★★★★

"You won't trust me with your secrets, so how can I trust you with mine?"

Diamonds is just one of those books that took me by surprise despite having these characters that are far from my ideal preferences; leading a rich and glamorous life, having everything at their beck and call. I'll admit that I had my reservations after reading the blurb because I wasn't sure if I wanted to read a series about a potential gold-digger, let alone a teen heroine but I swear that shiny cover pu
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kyla knows how to pull you in and leave you gasping. I have been looking forward to reading this series for months and I am definitely not disappointed.

Bryna isn't an easy character to love, but I can understand her. She is a sad, neglected girl looking for love. Unfortunately, it's in all the wrong places and it ultimately leads to trouble. The plot is completely engaging and owns you. I was torn about what I wanted for our Queen B and was so happy I could jump right into Gold when I finished.
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
The angst queen delivers once again with, Diamonds, a sexy, refreshingly addictive story that left my chin on the floor. Bryna is a hard character to love, yet I did it easily. Wealthy. Pretentious. Abrasive. Emotionally vulnerable yet wise beyond her years. She's far from the girl next door, yet she has a magnetism about her that I couldn't help but connect with. The trials and tribulations of her family life, her elite prep school reality, her faltering romance with an up and coming Hollywood ...more
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's pretty clear even from the tiny description why I picked this book up. I haven't had a pleasure of reading a K. A. Linde book before, and let me breakdown the reason why I'm on the fence about it I want too again or not...

In Diamonds we follow the story of Bri, seventeen year old high-school student, cheer-leading captain, with the movie star boyfriend. Gonna tell you right off the bat that Bri drove me insane for mmmmmmm, 95% of the book. She has a few minor flaws and one really big one. S
One word: HORRIBLE!

Where to start?

First of all, the heroine is a slut. Pure and simple! She is 17 years old and acting like that? Please! I understand that sex can be a coping mechanism but in that particular situation it was just her being a slut. And don't get me started on the whole "Mean Girls" thing.

"She smiled with approval at her two subjects." Subjects? Subjects????


I was just waiting/hoping that there was some screwed up reason that made her like this. It must have been, right? But, no
Dec 14, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: series, kindlee
Oh dear..

I'm afraid this is about a 17 yr old, little rich girl, who dominates all things cheery, meets an older man who fucks her hard and buys her attention.

This is just the sort of story I avoid, as I can't stand whiney, over indulged high schoolers.

Read the fucking blurb properly next time, Janey!

Apr 21, 2015 rated it did not like it

I hated this book !
Bryna is a mean and shallow girl. She spends the book whining and bitching about people, she thinks, whom are below her financially. She hates poor people and simple things. She thinks she deserves the best, and the best is everything that is expensive. In the end of the book, I had expected her to be different. No, she is way worse. How could anyone connect with her ? Or liking her a little bit ? She's insufferable.

Jude is a cheater and I have no words for this asshole.

So t
ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)


WARNING: Didn't know but this book is all about adultery/cheating/infidelity

(view spoiler)
Emma Hart
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A sexy, beautiful mind-fuck of a book.

You think you know K.A. Linde--you have no idea. Amazing.

(Little Satan-spawned writer!!!)
 Sonya ♕Chatterbooks book blog♕
3 stars

I'm not going into a book report about this story.

I don't know what the heck I just read.I'm in a place where I want to throttle ALL of the characters but at the same time continue to read.In other words:I'm f@#king annoyed, angry and intrigued.Bryna annoyed me but at the same I had to know what her next move was going to be.So sue me for being curious. We've already established I'm not Ok in the head.Jude was just.I don't know what to say about that man other than a certain part of his a
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
Diamonds had me a little scared at first... okay, so the fear really all stems from The Avoiding Series, but I can’t seem to help but chew off my fingernails whenever KA Linde announces a new release... there is a reason why she is the Queen of Angst.

So I went in to Bryna’s story a bit nervous and although it was angsty, I found myself so captivated by the story that I just could not put it down. I wanted to know everything there was to know about Jude. I wanted to know what he was hiding, whet
Briar's Reviews
Oh. Hot. Damn.

This book is ridiculously sexy, super hot, and HAS A FREAKING CLIFFHANGER THAT KILLED ME.

I've been putting off reading this book (it's in A Love Thing anthology that I bought months ago), mainly because the device I was reading it on kept dying before I could open the app. I finally put enough charge on it to get to this story, and it was the best one so far!

Diamonds is a tale of a young high-schooler falling for for an older (30-something) year old man. Right off the bat we have
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I've known since this book was just a thought that it wasn't Polly friendly, but I promised to read it anyway SOOOOO

Apr 25, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2015, romance, new-adult

This is what happens when I get bored—I end up reading shitty books like this one, and then regretting so.

Her stepmother, Celia, had destroyed everything sacred, walked
across every line, and forced Bryna’s father to leave her mother.
Vows were supposed to mean something, and Celia hadn’t cared about them.

Why blame the girl when it was your dad who was unfaithful?

“I’m..... we’re separated.” He slid the
ring from his finger and held it out in front of him. “Honestly, I forgot I had it on.”

 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)

In Diamonds, you meet Bryna, a wealthy seventeen-year old girl in Los Angeles. Her life is anything but typical, far outside anything I have ever been (and probably will ever be) privy to, but nonetheless fascinating. At seventeen, I was still without a driver's license, while Bryna is out clubbing and dating hot movie stars. Work it, girl.

As an outsider, you might think Bryna has everything—money, a nice car, luxurious clothes, popularity, hot guys falling all over themselves for her. But r
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Apr 25, 2015 rated it liked it
2.5 someone needs a hug stars.

This one kind of reminded me of the Jackie Collins bonkbusters I used to read by torchlight under the sheets when I was 13. My mum didn't like me reading trash you see...she'd truly despair if she saw what I read now. But anyway.

Poor little Hollywood royalty rich girl is money wealthy but affection poor. Even her friends are not true friends and her high school boyfriend (who happens to be a movie star btw) is away filming all the time and doesn't seem to care whet
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I think that I can honestly say that when it comes to NA, I am either a love it or hate it. It's very rare that I find a NA book that I have lukewarm feelings towards. Diamonds was no exception. I absolutely LOVED it! Diamonds has been on my to-buy list forever, but I just couldn't pull the trigger because of my love/hate relationship with NA. Thankfully a friend decided for me and bought it first. She liked it and thought I might like it, so she threw it in a stack of books we exchanged. I star ...more
Steph's Romance Book Talk
4 Stars / 4 Steam Fans

Video review available in Week 28: Jul 5 – Jul 11 weekly book reviews.

For other video book reviews, check out my YouTube Channel: Steph's Romance Book Talk.
Tough Critic Book Reviews
Apr 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
★★★ 3.5 stars ★★★

Diamonds definitely takes a dip into the early synapses of K.A. Linde's controversial mind. Though I respect the diversity of her writing over the years, I feel that this book unquestionably brings us back to her roots. This series will once again polarize her fans and readers to epic extremes. Love. Hate. Frustration. Anger. She characteristically makes it difficult to like any one character too much, especially the heroine. The ambivalent emotions her readers will feel for any
Spoiler Whore Says No To BookTok Recs
3.5 stars

There is one thing that Ms. Linde knows how to do and that's the ability to make me dislike her characters but with that being said, I was glued to the story. Diamonds is about the story of an adolescent girl, Bryna, who wants to rule. Either it's with her click of friends or with the men in her life; she goes after what she wants to get the proverbial crown on her head to call herself Queen B. At a party, Bryna meets a mystery man. Their love affair is a catalyst of yearning, longing a
Nov 19, 2014 rated it really liked it


Oh snap! You did it again, Kyla Linde!

The entire time reading I could feel it all building. OHHHHH, the feels of it all! And silly me thought I had it all figured out. But, boy oh boy was I wrong. So. Damn. Wrong. Linde ripped the rug out from under me and made me fall on my ass. G'damn that was freaking awesome.

Anne OK
Oct 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
Start to new series for KA Linde, a favorite author of mine. She steps up the dirt & grit in this one. Both Jude and Bri are the kind of characters you hate to love because they have such crappy qualities to their character. Oh they are most definitely entertaining and shockingly interesting in their self-absorbent and selfish ways. Indeed they border on disgusting most of the time -- but never boring. Hard to say I loved this book because I didn't. However, it kept me glued to my chair and inte ...more
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
K.A. Linde is one of my go-to authors. She's one that never disappoints and each story in unique. This one, I didn't know what to expect. I was a bit skeptical after reading the blurb, but wow did this book blow me away. I just started reading today and could not put it down.

You should not like Bryna, but you can't help but like her. She is someone that knows what she wants and will stop at nothing to get it. And the males in this book? You have your pick of three hot ones--Gates, her longtime
R. Holmes
Apr 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Dissapointed :(
I just expected more..
Jun 09, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon today (6/9/2019)! 🎁
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • What He Doesn't Know (What He Doesn't Know, #1)
  • Full Package (Big Rock, #4)
  • Simply Mine (Honey Mountain #4)
  • Sins of Sevin
  • The Boss Project
  • Baby Fever (A Real Man, #3)
  • Perfectly You (Luna Harbor #2)
  • Mazzone Mafia: The Complete Series
  • The Ground Rules (The Rule Breakers, #1)
  • Hard and Fast (Italian Stallions, #2)
  • How to Learn a Foreign Language
  • Here With You (Winter Valley, #3)
  • My Taboo Love Affair (Bancroft Billionaire Brothers Book 11)
  • Every Time I Fall (Orchid Valley, #3)
  • Our Way Back (Part Of Me Book 1)
  • Beautiful Sins (The Enemies Trilogy #2)
  • Collide with Me (The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers #7)
  • Every Little Piece of Me (Orchid Valley, #1)
See similar books…
K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy n ...more

Other books in the series

Diamond Girls (5 books)
  • A Girl's Best Friend (Diamond Girls, #2)
  • In the Rough (Diamond Girls, #3)
  • Shine Bright (Diamond Girls, #4)
  • Under Pressure (Diamond Girls, #5)

News & Interviews

It’s hard to believe the year 2022 is already coming to an end. That went fast, didn’t it? Still, there’s just enough time to wedge in a...
52 likes · 15 comments