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Flip Trick by Amo Jones

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Sometimes less can be more…

Wow… I am not quite sure how I feel about this book… the accompanying blurb promised a strong heroine and a potential taboo romance.. but it was so much more complicated than that ….

Amethyst and Maddox provide the narrative, which gives an insight into the inner workings and turmoil of these two protagonists; Amethyst did so in her own quirky style, which at times I found tricky to follow…sadly she was not as bad *** as I thought she was going to be; she was too geeky, wavering too often over decisions and second guessing her choices……. I did like her asides and foot in mouth moments, though, they made me laugh..I particularly loved her seven year old self in the prologue, who in many ways was more insightful than the young adult version; as far as strong heroine’s go, she lacked commitment…. Maddox had all the trappings of a bad-boy type and at times he oozed charisma, but his overall attitude was too conflicted, and he made too many bad decisions and wrong choices…and overall I found it difficult to connect with his character…

There were a host of well written and relatable secondary characters, but in the end they all seemed to have flaws and invariably behaved contrary to character at the most inconvenient moments… I did love the relationship between the three brothers..and would love to know more about Talon and the brooding Wolf… although Leila would not be my choice for any of the boys…

This book had all the ingredients of a classic young adult/forbidden romance. unfortunately, although I was engaged by the writing and the unfolding plot, it just wasn’t as compelling a read as I had anticipated: there were too many coincidences, Maddox and Amethyst’s relationship was too complex, the various sub-plots and interconnections were too numerous and the frequent revelations and periodic jumps in the timeline spoiled my overall enjoyment…..the old adage that sometimes less is more rings true in relation to this rollercoaster read……

~Sheena

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The Silver Swan by Amo Jones

The Silver Swan Ebook CoverThe Silver Swan by Amo Jones
Series: The Elite Kings Club #1
Genre: romance
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Riddle me this…
“I am neither dead, nor alive, and I’m not something little Madison can hide.

But you will be dead, by the time this is done…

the timer starts now, and the games have just begun…”

Madison Montgomery comes from money and power, but when someone close to her commits the ultimate crime, Madison must live with her tainted name for the rest of her life. When she begins Riverside Preparatory Academy, the private school her father has swept her into in The Hamptons, she hopes for a fresh start. What she wasn’t hoping for was the pack of bad boys who run the school; ten, to be exact. When Madison gains the attention of their leader, Bishop Vincent Hayes, a whole new world that she didn’t think existed is exposed to her. A whole world that starts and ends with The Elite Kings Club and these boys, are about to flip her world upside down. Secrets are overflowing and family lies are about to be exposed. Is there more to Madison Montgomery than even she knows?

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“Nate?” I whisper. “Maybe I took a wrong turn.” 
Silence. 
“Nate!” I yell down the phone. “This isn’t funny.” 
“I’m not laughing, sis. Keep going, we can see your headlights.” What am I doing? I’m basically relying on the fact that Nate and I had bonded a little and that both our parents are together. I’m not sure those facts are worth my life. No, he wouldn’t. I’m just being paranoid. The only time, except for school, where I didn’t bring my fucking pistol either. I sag in defeat. My dad will not be impressed with my not carrying, and my mom will no doubt be screaming at me from the other side about how these are the reasons why she and my dad educated me so much on firearms. I’ve failed as a fucking daughter. I shuffle up in my seat. 
“Nate, I don’t fucking see anything up here but ja—OMG!” I slam on the breaks, all four tires locking up in a skid. I squeeze the steering wheel tightly, banging down the locks on the doors. “Nate!” I yell into the phone. 
Silence. 
Slowly, I look up out the front windscreen, the thick dust from my tires interrupting the loose gravel still floating in the air and that’s when I see it again. 
Ten men. 
Ten dark hoodies covering their faces. 
Ten—“Nate..” understanding sets in. Ten. 
Slamming the gear into reverse, I’m just about to floor it backwards—to hell with anything or anyone behind me—when my driver’s window smashes into a million pieces, the tiny shards of glass falling onto my lap. I scream, my hands coming up to shield my face just as an arm slips inside and pops up the lock. 
A deep menacing chuckle breathes over the back of my neck just as a leather gloved hand wraps around my mouth and pulls me out of the car. “Hello Madison. You don’t know us, but we know you. We want to play a game. Here’s what happens if you lose…”