(ARC Review + Giveaway): Emeralds by K.A. Linde

15 Nov 2015

Book Title: Emeralds
Author: K.A. Linde
Series: All that Glitters #2.5
Release Date: November 16th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary/Erotica Romance
Walking away from him was easy.

The first time at least.

Then he shows up late one night at Trihn’s ballet company, and all bets are off. Trihn knows that she should be careful. But when it comes to Preston Whitehall, she throws all her carefully constructed reasons for not dating out the window.

He’s cunning, charming, and hot as sin. And he knows exactly how to use those qualities to get what he wants. Soon, Trihn is dragged deeper and deeper into his rapidly intensifying whirlwind.

But where a storm is brewing…destruction and devastation follow.

Find out how Trihn goes from prodigy to party girl in this sexy full-length prequel to Platinum in the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde's All That Glitters series.



This series has taken me by surprise when I first read Diamonds back then and now with Trihn's story starting in Emeralds, I thought I'd be prepared with what Kyla have up her sleeves but apparently I've been blindsided yet again. She sure knows how to pack a punch even with a novella length read that has absolutely leave me wanting the next book ASAP!

Fans of the series would have met Trihn already in Gold and we've only scratched the surface back then. She's almost the total opposite of Bryna; more on the reserved side and more composed. Emeralds kicks off Trihn's backstory before she hits Vegas (and pre-Bryna days). Trihn is a girl with many talents- an ex-model, loves dancing ballet and about to enter NYU to pursue her degree in fashion design; she almost had the world at her fingertips.

What she didn't expect was a gorgeous guy named Preston to collide paths with her late one night after her ballet session and sweep her off with his charming ways. The last thing Trihn expected was to be caught up with a random stranger but Preston knows exactly how to win her heart. It won't be too long before Trihn lays her heart open for him and to only discover the devastation that comes after.

I would be lying if I said I didn't enjoy this book immensely because I gobbled it up in one entire sitting! This read had my emotions swinging from one extreme to the other. The first half had my head swimming in the clouds but when it came down to the other half, I literally had my jaw dropped open at the sudden twist! Well played, Kyla. It's a compliment to say that you're a sadistic evil genius who knows how to rile us readers up and drive us bonkers!

This book stayed true to what Kyla does best- it had the crazy angst, the smokin' hot steam and it made sure we had one helluva rollercoaster ride. It's probably too early to judge but I'm already loving this better than Diamonds/Gold. Trinh had her moments too but I could understand her choices. And Preston? Oh boy, I just hope I get to see more of him in the next one because I am just DYING to know what he's really up to.

No one does a read better than Kyla when it comes to MCs you'd hate to love and love to hate, so if that's your cuppa- Emeralds is right up your alley. Plus, it has tons of angst and you don't even need to read the previous books in the series to start ;)

Emeralds is the third book in the All that Glitters series but can be read as a STANDALONE. This is the first of the duet that tells Trinh's story which will be concluded in Platinum.

ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.


K.A. Linde

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia where she got her masters degree, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her fiancé and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.

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