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Shook

(Internet Famous Collection #1)

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4.43  ·  Rating details ·  28 ratings  ·  24 reviews
Hate made me famous. Fame took my sister.
As of midnight on my twenty-first birthday, I became the wealthiest man in America, and my sister went missing. Given her history, my parents insist on saving face in the cruel world of the filthy rich. They’re betting she’s on a bender, off somewhere with her latest boytoy, and burning through money like a pack of cigarettes.
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Published September 30th 2020
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Paula  Phillips
Oct 03, 2020 rated it liked it

Growing up in Ledger's household though wealthy, it was a nightmare especially after his sister Lizzie died and it was just him and Nola. Now celebrating his 21st birthday and he is the richest adult around but of course it comes with stipulations as being an internet star, it has gotten him into trouble with things like sex tapes. Lately, though he has been going through a bit of a stir-crazy depressive stage and Norah has been asked by her mum to help out and be Ledger's maid. Norah hates ever
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Sophie Koufes
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shook (Internet Famous Collection #1) is a must read page turner that will leave you shooked. Sonya Jesus's twisted new adult retelling of Cinderella is the best retelling i've ever read. This author intricately weaved unexpected twists in this celebrity thriller romance. A labyrinthine with morsel pieces of the puzzle dredge throughout the romance keeping you guessing to the very end. The writing style is captivating and the characters are compelling. I absolutely loved Ledger and Norah and the ...more
Sonya Jesus
Aug 14, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)


"You think being nice is going to get you anywhere?" Ledger spits out, grabbing the priceless crystal slipper from the entrance table and carelessly throwing it in the air. He catches it, but nearly drops it a few times.

No," I answer truthfully, feeling his resentment deep down in my gut. Twists and knots only make the ache in my stomach worse. Not to mention the throbbing in my constricting heart. "Being respectful and truthful will get me where I need to be."

"Is that place cleaning out my to
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Donise
Oct 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This book follows the book Imperfect Princess and it sort of ends on a cliffhanger. This book follows the story of Ledger and his family and servants along with Norah and her mother. Norah needs money for med school, so her mother gets her a summer job as a maid for Ledger at the family mansion. Norah grew up with the triplets; Ledger, Nola and Lizzie until Lizzie died, then Norah and her mother were kicked out. Now Ledger is hiding out at home from an indiscretion that has gotten him into troub ...more
Kari
Oct 11, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, for-review, kindle
Shook is part of the Internet Famous Collection. The story involves millionaire playboy Ledger and Norah, his maid for the summer. They haven't seen each other since they were kids. Now Ledger's sister is missing and Norah seems to be the person with the answers to the clues left behind. I did end up enjoying the story overall. I really liked the "scavenger hunt" that they go on in order to interpret the clues that keep being sent to Ledger. I'm a sucker for puzzles and clues in my mysteries. I ...more
Cynthia L. Green
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was story of drama in a rich family. The help seems to be the ones that take care of the kids then the parents. Ledger has two sisters, Lizzie who is suppose to be dead but isn't and Nola who runs away and has nothing to do with her parents. Ledger is suppose to take a seat on the board but he needs a wife. He grew up with the Maids daughter Norah who comes back to help Ledger who is still struggling with her sister's supposedly death. He believes she was cremated. Norah tries to be his fri ...more
KarenLou NorthandSouthBlog
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhhhh!!

Another amazing story by Sonya. Ledger got his story!

We first meet ledger as a side character in imperfect princess, and I was hoping that he would get his story too!
In true Sonya style, it wouldn’t be one of her stories if there wasn’t some twists and turns in it.

Norah gets a job as a maid for a family she grew up with, having never really had any money but when she was a kid, she played with the Brighton triplets, having moved away, her mum asks her to come back just for the summe
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Ree
Nov 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Norah hates the Brighton name and everything it represents. She especially dislikes Ledger. He was once a bit of happiness in her childhood, but ever since his family kicked hers out of their home, he's been her #1 enemy. But, needing funds to finish school, she accepts a job at the Brighton estate, spurred on by the rumors that one of the Brighton sisters is missing and feared dead. When clues start popping up all over, Ledger & Norah form unlikely allies.

Based very loosely on Cinderella, Shoo
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Jennifer Pierson
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
HOLY HELL!  Shook was an EPIC modern day retelling of Cinderella and I simply couldn't get enough. Ledger comes from a wealthy family, but there's no love in the home from the parents.  He lost one sister, and just when he's about to turn 21, his other sister goes missing.  His parents aren't taking it seriously, so he's going to figure what's going on.  Norah was asked by her mother to be Ledger's maid, and she wasn't big on it since she had a grudge against the whole family, but she did her mo ...more
Magali
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent from start to finish
4.5
This story strikes an excellent balance between mystery, romance, and the main characters's hatred for each other, mixed with money, the image of wealthy families and a troubled past.
It’s exciting from start to finish. I had never read this author, but loved her story.
Norah finds herself working as a maid for 3 months for Ledger, the son of her mother's former bosses. She hates him for what he is or for his behavior, and he seems to be giving her back. However, N
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LLS
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a great way to kick off a new series! Ledger comes from a wealthy family and he is internet famous. Only this time he is famous for a certain video of a less than flattering episode in his life. Norah is a video blogger and her platform is doing documentaries on missing social media stars. Ledger's sister is missing and Norah wants the story. Neither one likes each other at the beginning but both needs the other to further their own agendas. I really enjoyed reading their story and all the ...more
Nai
Oct 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shook by Sonya Jesus, mind blowing! I loved the little bits and pieces that connected back to the modern princess collection but also just in general, Sonya is an amazing writer who draws you into her world and always keeps you guessing.

I love that I’m not just getting a hot romance, I’m also getting a mystery that needs to be solved and they actually work together so well. Ledger and Norah are so different yet so alike, they are also really hot together.

This has definitely been one of my favou
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Gladys
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I thought that this book was quite enjoyable. This was a very fresh and intriguing twist on the classic Cinderella story. It is dramatic, suspenseful, edgy, twisty and tension filled read that had no problem with luring me into its complex web. Ledger and Norah are skillfully crafted, layered characters. They have an intense chemistry and I found their banter is sharp and witty. This was a new to me author and I must say I was impressed. I will certainly be looking into more of this authors work ...more
Loralie
Oct 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was an interesting, dark take on Cinderella. Friends/enemies-to-lovers, second-chance-ish. This one took me on a journey. Norah & Ledger went on a crazy scavenger hunt in search of a missing family member while learning all their family secrets. How even though they hadn't seen each other in years, the families were connected in more ways than one. This was dark and twisted enough that it left me kinda confused. I may have to read it again to see if I understand the second time. ...more
Mindy Chase-selder
Sep 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
This retelling of Cinderella definitely had me SHOOK. This thriller definitely had me hooked, not wanting to put it down, trying to figure out all of the puzzle pieces that were given. There were so many unexpected twists and turns that I never would have expected what came at the end. Ledger and Norah were perfect, and I was so happy that they reconnected and then took it further. It's just such a shame that Ledger had to go through all that he did. Great addition to this collection.
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
A sister missing, a family with secrets and a son who has been told to behave all makes this story intriguing. When Shook's sister doesn't make it for his birthday, he knows something is wrong and when his parents brush it off he goes in search of her with the least like·li·est person the maid. This story draws you in and have you on edge from start to finish to see how this one will end. I voluntarily agreed to receive an ARC of this book for an honest review.
S
Oct 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Okay so i have not read a fairytale in years so my review comes directly from a reader stand point. This book was so suspenseful, intriguing and maintained my full interest. I read from page to page trying to figure out the clues and to see what happens next. Great job author I would definitely read more by this author.
Cam Johns
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Even though I'm a huge fan of Sonya's and she can do no wrong in my eyes, Shook was definitely a page-turner! First, Ledger Brighton is one of those sexy assholes that you love to hate, mixed in with some sarcastic banter from his "Cinderella" Norah and you've got yourself a book full of angst, drama, suspense and a twist I guarantee you don't see coming! Shook is for sure a must read!
Annabelle
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved!!

I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end! Definitely recommend reading! I definitely want to see more of the Grimm Keeper. I was very surprised with the outcome of the story!
Amanda M
Oct 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
A twisted take on Cinderella that's so good. A fairytale killer, rich people and the not so rich blend together to create a page turner that'll have you guessing until the very end. It's suspense filled with a little bit of mystery.
Marianela Aybar (Mari Loves Books Blog)
Norah and Ledger are explosive together and I love how this Cinderella re-telling was told. It's different and exciting with mystery and suspense that kept me on edge.
Jennifer
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A great twist on Cinderella- I loved this story about Ledger and Norah. Thoroughly enjoyed!!!!
Kristina Bowen
Oct 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
The storyline was definitely a page turner and I was excited to know it was a suspenseful story. I had to read with the light on a few times, haha. The writing sometimes felt out of place and if I just kept reading I would understand eventually. It was a little frustrating to read at times but ultimately it was a really good story. My mind is blown when it all comes together, I love what she did there, totally unexpected.
Sarah
Sep 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shook is Book 1 of the Internet Famous series and certainly started this series off with a bang. Murder, intrigue, drama, suspense, and romance all rolled into one. Norah and Ledger were complex characters with lots of layers. Albeit brief, I enjoyed the quick glimpses the author provide of Kai and Thorn. Based on how this story ends, there is definitely more to come and I cannot wait.
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