4.5 Stars! Elite is the second in the Privileged Series and it is a standalone, however I’m glad I read Privileged first. I really love this one; it’s full of emotions, a little sombre at times, with some college young adult drama. There are a lot of secrets and several smaller stories in here that come together well.
Colton is a college basketball star that has gotten himself in a bad place. He is a bit of an arrogant jock, but very likeable, sweet and I found his story to be a bit sad. He has made some very poor choices with good intentions but now he’s trying to be responsible and feels that pressure to do right by his mother; I loved him for that. When he meets Eloise it’s so funny she made me smile with her comebacks. She comes across snobby at first but I really liked her character. She strong, caring and giving to those who deserve it, she’ll risk everything for those she loves; but, I wouldn’t want to be on her bad side! Colton and Eloise have a great connection, amazing chemistry, passionate, sweet, their playful banter made me chuckle. They both give each other what they need even though they may not even know they need it.
I’m a new fan of Carrie Aarons, this is only my second book by her. I love her detailed writing with interesting characters that make me smile. She’s given me another complete and satisfying story. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more.
If you loved Nora’s sidekick in the previous book you will be so happy because yes it’s Eloise’s turn and she doesn’t disappoint.
I wanted a mean girls vibe with some hot college jocks thrown in and boy oh boy did the author deliver.
Eloise wants an escape and decides to do the American college thing, I loved how she decided to go all in, the food the men the sorority. She is such a sassy chick I loved all the British sayings and her witty humour.
Colton the campus hotshot has it all, good looking, basketball god but don’t be fooled by the exterior because he has secrets and once those layers are pulled back we see a tender thoughtful young man.
Together the two of them are combustible but the relationship develops into something much deeper. The drama comes from outside influences which gave the mean girls vibe.
I loved this story so much, this is fast turning out to be one of my favourite series.