By Kelly Collins
When does being naturally sexy become your best attribute?
Twenty-one-year-old honors student, River Roberts, knew her life had to change. With only forty dollars to her name, she was hungry, tired, and out of options. While seeking advice from her best friend Jade, she found something that could provide all she was looking for. Sexy, witty, charming and motivated, she met the requirements for The Dean’s List, a university society that offered alumni anything they desired. It was the perfect job for her.
But it came with a cost: secrets and loneliness.
After the death of his wife, enigmatic Jonathan Ferris lived in a world of acquisition and mergers, a world where he knew financial security, a world filled with desolating loneliness. That was until River Roberts. She was intelligent, beautiful, sensual, and when their lives collided, his world changed.
But then there was reality: she wasn’t truly his.
In a world of commodities and trading, River and Jonathan must fight to preserve what their hearts desire. But will that be possible? Will their collision be temporary, or will they overcome the many obstacles in their way?
THE DEAN’S LIST is my first story from Kelly Collins and given how much I enjoyed it, I don’t think it will be my last. This type of story isn’t one I come across very often and that’s probably one of the things I liked most about it, that it was a little different and moved in directions I didn’t see coming.
I liked River and her ability to make a very tough decision in order to survive while trying to graduate from college. She was a realist, she knew what she was getting into and she knew when it was time to back away for her own safety and peace of mind. I liked Jonathan and thought he was a good man. I loved it when he stood up for River with her parents, which gave her the courage to stand up for herself. However I was a little annoyed when he hid his affections for River out of fear and that’s the only time I thought of him as weak. But he more than made up for it in the end.
THE DEAN’S LIST was well written and I liked that the storyline and characters weren’t predicable or clichéd. But I sometimes felt it was a little slow going and some thoughts and comments were repeated several times. I liked that despite how put together some of the clients were and how they dominated their professional fields, that they had some personal flaws too, which made for some amusing times. At the end we were given a little teaser for TRUE NORTH which I’ve already added to my TBR list.
The Dean’s List
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