The rich and popular Sharks rule at prestigious, ivy-covered Camden Prep. Once upon a time, I wanted to be part of their world—until they destroyed me.
The last thing I expected was an anonymous love letter from one of them.
Please. I hate those rich jerks for what they did to me. The ...more
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“Dear Ava,” is a novella within the “Team Player 2: A Sport Anthology.” However, this story will be added to, and will be re-published as a full length standalone novel, in early 2020! I’m all over “double the words,” of a lengthier promised story, because this teaser pulled me in from the start!
I don’t want to give too much always, but the prologue starts out pretty dark, and it’s insight, as well as the Author’s Note, keeps you guessing, and intrigued throughout.
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While this was a quick read, it was a little on the angsty-dark side with what Ava went through and the way she is treated. But have no fear, you will be cheering on Ava and watching her trust again is great!
I can not wait to get more from the people in this book!
Dear Ava centers around Ava and Knox who are both seniors at Camden Prep. This is a introduction to them as we will be getting more, Yes!!
Camden Prep is an Ivy League school filled with snobby rich elites and where the Sharks rule the school. Ava Harris is a scholarship student who wanted to be a part of the popular crowd and she was until someone took something they shouldn’t have. ...more
Quick read that will pull you in from the get go. Really good main characters and I can tell this will be an interconnected series. Fingers crossed, I HOPE!
Ava has struggled all her life to get where she is, she is going to school at the filthy rich academy but she is a scholarship kid from the other side of the tracks. Sent from foster home to foster home all her life. Someone has a secret admirer and she doesn't know if its a trick or not due to a major event that happened to her ...more
I know the author is planning to release this with more content so I will probably update the rating and the review of this book when I've read the new release but it's a 2 star rating for now.
Knox is so much more than he lets people see. His popularity at school makes it easy for him to hide his personal turmoil.
Ava is trying to find her footing and assert herself so that she can keep herself protected from the “sharks” and harsh words people throw her way. Determined to stay on track for ...more
I received this as an ARC in exchange for an honest review- with that said: Dear Ava is one of my favorite stories of the year.
I don't usually fall in love with shorter stories, tucked into anthologies. They're fun to read, but I rarely have an issue with putting them down. But I couldn't put this one down and in turn, ended up loving this story.
Ava, a swan, was forced to become a dragon who fiercely protects her heart and herself after what was done to her.
Dear Ava gives us an oversight what's to come when the book released in 2020.
There are a lot of "bully" college stories about but what I loved about this one is that the FC is feisty and has the balls to stand tall and fight back when she is faced with going back to school.
Despite the shortness and the predictability of the plot it delivers quite a punch.
Looking forward to reading this in full and finding out what happens to "Tulip" and Knox and the ...more
Apart of the Team Player 2 Anthology, Dear Ava tells the introductory story of the budding romance between Ava and Knox, two seniors at Camden Prep. This novella had a little bit of everything I was craving--emotion, angst, and a spark of something fresh and new that only a romance can bring. I could not for the life of me set this one down and binged ...more
Wow! Talk about hard hitting and in your face. Ilsa Madden-Mills didn't hold her punches in Dear Ava. She starts with a wallop and keeps them coming. Yes, it has a sensitive nature and it is handled with respect. I am so excited and sad at the same time. I'm excited because eventually we will get more Ava and Knox but I'm sad because my greedy little heart wants it now! Have no fear though, they already have a HFN. I just can't help my grabby hands clawing ...more
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This book had a tough topic to write about but Ava is a fighter, she's a phoenix rising from the ashes from something terrible with her middle finger to everyone who ever doubted her. And Knox is stands beside her, helping her find her way when she's the outcast. Knox puts on this tough personality but he's so sweet. I'm eagerly waiting 2020 so I can read more of their story! Absolute perfection!
She got backbone and nothing will keep her down!! **you go girl**
Knox is the imperfect and perfect head Shark
Stomach churning with the whodunnit mystery
Such an awesome intro to new characters, bring on 2020!!
I can’t really describe how Ilsa writes about the subject of sexual assault, just that she made it bearable due to knowing people afflicted the subject matter ...more
Ava was brave and inspiring. Knox was a great friend & all round good guy. They both have pasts and I look forward to reading more from them.
I loved Ava’s character. I loved how strong she was. She may have been scared but she didn’t let it rule her!! I love her sassy attitude!
This story is published in the Team Player 2 anthology!
Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.
Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia ...more