I basically read this book on a whim. It’s been on my Goodreads in my “To Be Read” list for a while now and I was on Amazon the other night while in bed and saw that it was on sale, so I bought it on my phone. I don’t have a Kindle, but I downloaded the app the other day, so I read it on my phone that night. I laid in bed till about 4:00am and read about 275 pages until I could hardly keep my eyes open. I finished it the next morning and I have to say that I am impressed with it. I didn’t really like the writing all the much at first. I found that the characters said the same things over again and the descriptions of the characters weren’t the best. But as I read the book more, I came to really like it. I couldn’t stop reading it. I needed to know what other crazy, dramatic thing was going to happen next. Which is basically all this book is about. Rich kids doing whatever the hell they want. Minimal parental supervision. Lots of parties, lots of booze and sex. What’s not to love about that? It certainly makes for a more interesting story.
The synopsis is very vague on what the book is actually about. It just mentions the brothers. It doesn’t even have Sam’s name in there and she is one of the main characters. Basically, Sam’s mother has been cheating on her husband and he kicked them out. They went to go live with the new boyfriend and his two boys Logan and Mason. They are the same age as Sam but go to Public School instead of the Private School. Sam’s boyfriend of three years has been cheating on her with her best friend, and her other friend knew about it the whole time. So Sam had to get some new friends. The whole school setting reminded me of Gossip Girl. Lies, scandals, parties, drama. It has it all. At first, Sam doesn’t want anything to do with the brothers. As far as she’s concerned, they are not her family. But as time goes on, Sam gets closer to Mason and Logan and they have to stick together.
I had a love/hate feeling towards Sam. I found her kind of annoying. Naive for sure. How does every single person in your school know your boyfriend is cheating on you but you don’t? I found she always said the same thing all the time: “What do you mean?” Do you not know what people are saying or is that just a filler? That kind of drove me nuts but I did like that she didn’t give a shit what people thought of her after. She went from being that naive girl to not caring about anything at all. A lot of stuff happened to her in a short amount of time and frankly, I think she handled it well. She is a runner, so anytime she got upset or needed a breather, she would go and run to help calm her down.
Logan and Mason Kade are the hot, bad-ass brothers. No one messes with these brothers, as they are star players on their school’s football team. I’m not sure which brother I like more though. Logan is funny and playful whereas Mason is the fighter and more serious. Is it bad that I just wanted them to both to be with Sam? I mean you read books all the time with love-triangles. Why can’t we just have a book where she gets both of them? Is that so much to ask for? That sounds crazy, I know, but I don’t care. There were times when Logan would be around Sam and I kept thinking, “Yes, I want him to be with her. I like them together” and then the more time she spent with Mason, it was clear that they want each other. And I still don’t know which brother I like more.
On GoodReads, this book is put under the Young Adult category as well as the New Adult category. I lean more towards NA, but because it’s based in high school, they consider it YA as well. With descriptive sexual content and booze and partying, I would recommend it to a mature reader. I can’t wait to dive into the second book called Fallen Crest Family. All I know is that it continues right on from where this one ends so I’m excited to jump back into the drama.