Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Platinum by K.A. Linde (ARC)

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Cheating is my hard limit. The only thing I truly fear. My heart was shattered once before, and I swore it would never happen again. This time I chose the safe guy who wouldn’t destroy me. Turns out…they don’t exist. So when the sexiest Brit I’ve ever met dances right into my life, I offer him a one night stand. No strings attached. My perfect rebound, with zero chance of betrayal. It’s everything I hoped for. But he demands more than I’m willing to give. I refuse to be fooled again, because I know a man I can count on is rarer than… Platinum. Follow the conclusion to Trihn’s story in this sexy, heart stopping fourth book in USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That
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Platinum follows Trihn who we are all familiar with from reading Emerald and from Bri's books.. Trihn is the levelheaded one that holds the group together. She is all about fashion and style and is going to school in LV so she can one day be a fashion designer on a big runway somewhere. One night when the girls are out at the club (and Trihn is looking fly in one of her original outfits), a guy catches her eye. He is with a few other guys that are in a large circle on the dance floor showing off their moves. Being a former trained dancer herself, Trihn is instantly attracted to him. He oozes confidence and she can't turn away. The problem is that Trihn's boyfriend hates when she goes out for exactly this reason-- clubs are just bad news and she's out there putting herself out there for other guys (have I mentioned yet how much I don't like him?). She ends up dancing with this stranger and finds out that his name is Damon Stone (check), he's a DJ (check), and he's British (SLAM DUNK).

Despite their instant connection, she decides her douche bag boyfriend (my words, not hers) is right and she needs to remove herself from the situation. Lo and behold her hypocrite boyfriend is out doing exactly what he was worried that she was doing. Long story short, they end up breaking up and all of her insecurities come to the surface. This is her second bad breakup in two books (the first one is reaaaaally bad and really did a number on her) and she is just at rock bottom emotionally. With a little convincing from her friends, she decides to go back to the club where she met Damon and see if she can find him again so that she can get some rebound action. Lucky for her, Damon wants to find her as much as she wants to find him. After a really steamy hookup, Trihn is ready to dip out and  move on with her life. What she doesn't realize is that Damon has no intention of letting this be a one night stand. He wants more from her. He likes her and wants to show her that all guys aren't like her ex-boyfriends. Trihn has to decide if she is willing to let her heart go through the ringer again for a guy.

Initial thoughts: THIS BOOK IS AMAZING. I love all of the All That Glitters series, but this is 1000000% my favorite. Trihn is sassy and classy and doesn't want to play games. She's been hurt before and she has no interest in going through it again... ENTER DAMON STONE. Ladies, Damon Stone is why the NA genre was created. I could tell you how he is literally perfect and every little thing he says or does is amazing, but it would all be an understatement. K.A. Linde took my perfect man right out of my head and put him on paper.

This book had me swooning so hard left and right and also feeling like I needed to read it in an ice cold shower. The steam is REAL in this book. Whoosh. It was the perfect blend of being steamy without going overboard and leveling it all out with the right amount of swoon without being cheesy.

I loved all the side characters just as much. Maya, the bartender friend, is one of my favorites, and so is Trihn's childhood friend Renee. I would love to see books written about them. Brynna we know of course from the first few books of the series. Stacia is getting her very own book next! I can't wait for that one, because lord have mercy she is a wild one. I really hope this isn't the last we see of Trihn and Damon (can we have another book for them?! PLEASE?!).

This is easily one of my favorite books of the year so far. I love K.A Linde and her writing style, and I am SO stoked that I get to meet her this coming weekend at Apollycon! Thank you thank you thank you to K.A. Linde and her amazing PR team for giving me the opportunity to get my paws on an ARC. Platinum is ON SALE NOW, so check out the links below to grab your own copy and see how freaking amazing this book is.

5/5 stars

xoxo
-Leah
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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series and the All That Glitters series as well as seven additional novels. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and even landing for a brief stint in Australia. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia and is the current head coach of the Duke University dance team. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. currently live in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.
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