Classic Retelling

Book Review – Pretty Young: Spinful Classics Series / Betrayal Book #1 Things by Ace Gray

BLURB:

Greed. Jealousy. Lust.
It all started with a bloody palm and a promise. Words beneath the moonlight that I thought would keep us together. Forever.
Deceit. Betrayal. Vengeance.
I didn’t see it coming. I didn’t think you had it in you. But what was supposed to bury me—break me—simply remade me as something new. Something hellbent on ruining you, my love.

REVIEW:

Pretty Young Things written by Ace Gray is contemporary retelling of the Count of Monte Christo a novel written by Alexandre Dumas.
Envy is a simple four-letter word, but it can turn even the best person into someone calculating and jealous. Vengeance can take the gentlest person and turn them rock hard. This story has envy, jealousy, love, hate, fear and forgiveness.

This story is about Dante, Danger, Diego and Rousse, four teenage boys who one night became blood brothers. They had each other’s backs all through high school and when they graduated Rousse got access to his trust fund and bought them a house for all of them to live in. When Dante, Danger and Rousse went to College, Diego started surfing on tour. They were their own family.

The guys stumble upon the beautiful Mercy, Diego fell for her instantly, but Dante and Mercy only had eyes for each other, Soul Mates coming together. This is when I noticed the beginning of the envy. Dante was naturally gifted at everything he tried, and things came easy to him, jobs he was offered, Danger wanted, the girl, Diego wanted, natural ability, Rousse wanted. Scheming, calculating and deception gets Dante’s life taken away from him and just like in the Count of Monte Cristo Danté ends up in prison. He must toughen up; prison life is no joke. Things are no longer easy in his life, but the help of another prisoner called Priest, Dante gets through it. And he starts to remember what happened.

Vengeance is best served cold, with the help of an advocacy attorney, which Mercy found. All charges were dropped, but it didn’t give him back the years he spent in prison or the pain of knowing your best friends, your blood brothers put you there!

This book was an amazing page turner. I loved the twists, my heart hurt for Mercy at her lose and how scared and alone she was through most of the book.
I would seriously put this book at the top of my must-read list. It’s a little dark at times and twisted at others but the entire thing is worth your time to read it.

GOODREADS REVIEW:

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2665767538

Than you and Happy Reading!

Michele J

01/24/2019 New Release – Pretty Young: Spinful Classics Series / Betrayal Book #1 Things by Ace Gray

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Pretty Young Things
Series: Spinful Classics: Betrayal (Book 1)
Author: Ace Gray
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 24, 2019

BLURB

Greed. Jealousy. Lust.

It all started with a bloody palm and a promise. Words beneath the moonlight that I thought would keep us together. Forever.

Deceit. Betrayal. Vengeance.

I didn’t see it coming. I didn’t think you had it in you. But what was supposed to bury me—break me—simply remade me as something new. Something hellbent on ruining you, my love.

GOODREADS LINK:

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AUTHOR BIO

Ace Gray is a self-proclaimed troublemaker and connoisseur of both the good life and fairy tales. After a life-long love affair with books, she undertook writing the novel she wanted to read, which culminated in her first release STRICTLY BUSINESS and followed with, well, quite a few more. When she’s not writing, she works in craft beer. Originally a small town, Colorado girl, she now loves rainy days, shellac manicures, coffee shops and bourbon—all of which are bountiful in her adopted home of Portland, OR where she runs amok with her chef husband and husky pup.

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