Release Blitz with Review: Elite by Carrie Aarons

February 18, 2018

Title: Elite
A Privileged Novel
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: February 18, 2018


If you’re in, you’ll never have to ask. If you ask, you’ll never be in.

Eloise Mason knows what it’s like to live among the privileged. Seeking a change from the upper crust society of Europe, she flies halfway across the world for a semester abroad in the one place guaranteed to toss responsibility out the window and provide some good, old-fashioned fun; college in The United States.

Except nothing at the picturesque, Ivy-covered university in Vermont appears as it seems. And after a mysterious invitation arrives on her doorstep, curiosity wins over the need to turn her back on games meant for the rich and ruthless.

Secret societies, risky tasks, and an inner circle to rival the royals. But it may just be one American boy who threatens to be the most dangerous endeavor of all.

Colton Reiter defines the word idolized at Jade Mountain University. In fact, he practically rules the roost from the three point line of the basketball court. The college’s star point guard, he is a god and treated as such; professional scouts at every game, teachers looking the other way when it comes to grades, and girls falling into his lap at the snap of a finger. He wants for nothing, or at least that’s what he wants everyone to believe.

But when he meets the sassy girl with the British accent who could care less about his status, her very existence threatens to unveil the skeletons buried deep in the back of his closet.

With stakes this high, and hearts on the line, can they turn their backs on power and popularity before the ivory tower comes crashing down on their heads?


Elite is the second installment in the Privileged series by Carrie Aaron, but it can be read as a standalone with no issue. This story takes place a few years after Privileged with the character of Eloise as the heroine. Fans of the first book will get to briefly see Asher and Nora and get an update on their life together, but it won't affect your enjoyment if you are meeting them for the first time. I read both books in the series, and I have to say that Elite is by far my favorite!

Eloise Mason, a wealthy British socialite, relocates to the U.S. to attend a semester at a university in Vermont where she meets the college's star basketball player, Colton Reiter. They have instant chemistry which can't be denied for long. After a quickie in the car turns into a night in Colton's bed, they are practically inseparable. 

Colton and Eloise aren't the relationship type, but they decide to give one a shot. With Eloise leaving at the end of the semester, is there any real hope for something long term to work out between them? They might not have to worry about that, because secrets both of them are hiding might destroy them before they even have a chance.

Elite is a NA romance with enough sweetness, steam, and secrets to keep you entertained until the very end! Eloise and Colton are extremely likable characters. Not only are they both genuinely good people, but I adored the way they were with each other. Their playful banter, flirtation, and hunger for one another had me smiling and swooning the whole way through the book. If you're already a fan of this author's work, or you're looking for a sweet and sexy NA romance, I recommend this one to you! 

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Author Bio

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won't get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn't in what her husband calls a "writing coma", Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.

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1 comment

  1. Awesome review jessica!! Loved it,on my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!