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Monday, April 22, 2013

Selling Scarlett Review!

Sorry everyone, I know it has been quite awhile since I've made an appearance on here.  A lot of my posts will be very sporadic up until June because I am in my last quarter of college, and somehow that makes my life became twenty times more hectic.  That's the bad news.  Good news is whatever I am posting on this site is stuff that I absolutely love and is near and dear to my heart.  Today I'm reacquainting you all with my girl Ella James and her new book Selling Scarlett.

Now, if you follow this site you will have seen multiple posts about Ella and her books on here.  I have definitely gone past the point of no return, and I am a full on fangirl now.  Now, with that said, I wasn't sure what to expect with Selling Scarlett, and to be frank, I was actually kind of nervous.  It sounded different from anything that Ella had done previously, which intrigued me, yet really made me wonder where this book was going.

I was flat out blown away by this book.  I have fallen into this rut of contemporary NA romance binging lately, and while Selling Scarlet definitely has romance, it has so much more too.

The cool thing about following an author since they have started publishing their works, is you get to see how much they grow.  This book is the departure for Ella James.  I couldn't be more excited for the level at which she has brought us to with Selling Scarlett.  The plot is fantastic.  I felt definitely at the edge of my seat for pretty much the whole last part of the book.  Elizabeth, the heroine who becomes Scarlett was mature, and very real.  Plus the whole concept of Selling Scarlett was really fantastic.  I was scared it was going to be oversexed, just based on the description.  While there is sex, (this one is definitely not YA folks!) it wasn't anything close to erotica.

Selling Scarlett came out of left field for me.  It had angst, but it also had real drama, and not just between characters.  I mean like this crazy suspense plot going down.  I think that Ella James definitely could write an intense suspense/action novel.  Just be fore-warned Selling Scarlett is not one of those mushy, lovey-dovey stories.  It's intense and gripping, and totally worth the ride.

I really can't wait to see what is up next from Ella James.  After reading Selling Scarlett, I think she raised the bar for herself!

Recommended for lovers of: suspense, action, bad boys, and hot romance.


Elizabeth DeVille doesn't belong at a party like this—one where the gowns cost more than her Camry and cigars run higher than her grad school utility bills. Dragged out of seclusion by her best friend Suri, Elizabeth is merely playing dress-up, rubbing elbows with a crowd that banished her troubled family years ago.

Hunter West is tired. Tired of parties, tired of pretending, and tired of trying to right a wrong that haunts him every day. Bourbon heir and professional poker player by day, by night Hunter is gambling with his life in a high-stakes game of crime and blackmail.

When Elizabeth stumbles into Hunter's den of vices, she's a light in the darkness, a flame in the void. And, just like everything he touches, Hunter mars her in a record time. To rectify the damage done, Elizabeth needs money she doesn't have, and she's come up with a foolproof way to get it.

Follow Elizabeth—code-named Scarlett—to the lush Nevada brothel where she'll auction her virginity and risk the only thing that's not for sale: her heart. The highest bidder is a familiar face, with wicked hands and the devil's mouth. And a secret so dark that it could cost her life.


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