Wednesday, March 30, 2016

READ2REVIEW- The Dean's List by Kelly Collins

The Dean's List 
The Dean's List, #1
by Kelly Collins
Published Date September 1st 2015
Genres: Adult Fiction, Adult Erotic, Contemporary, New Adult

The Book Junkie Reads . . . Review of The Dean's List (The Dean's List, #1) . . .
Now, now, now what do we have here? I am not going to give away anything. I have to say you will need to read this one to believe the encounters made here. It was not what one was expecting from the name or the context that was given. River was a strong independent young woman. She had made her way from very little and just needed a little leg up. She gets that and much more. 

The characters here have depth and strength. Kelly Collins has done her homework. She had made the Dean's List a worthy read.
          **This ARC was provided via IndieSage PR in exchange for an honest review.**

The Dean's List series:
The Dean's List - The Dean's List, #1
Honor Roll - The Dean's List, #2

BLURB
When does being naturally sexy become your best attribute?

Twenty-five-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?


Author Info
Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive. Always a romantic, she is inspired by real-time events mixed with a dose of fiction. She encourages her readers to reach the happily ever after but bask in the afterglow of the perfectly imperfect love.

Kelly lives in Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains with her husband of twenty-five years, their two dogs, and a bird that hates her. 

In her spare time, she enjoys walking the trails and visiting the mining towns like Cripple Creek. Could be there is gambling there, but she likes to think it's the ambience that brings her there and not the amazing slot machine in the back of the casino. 

In the winter, you'll find her tucked into her seat at The World Arena cheering her beloved Colorado College Tigers Hockey Team.  After several losing seasons she knows there's a win coming soon.  Kelly is no fair weather fan. Tigers to the death. 

She has three amazing children, and she wonders how they all turned out to be engineers when only the creative side of her brain seems to work. She just chalks it up to the engineering genes her husband contributed to the mix. 

Creative minds need an outlet and writing books is where she focuses her excess energy.