Rating: 5 stars
When having money is all that matters, what happens when you lose it all?
Perfect, picturesque Orchard Hill. It was the last thing Ally Ryan saw in the rear-view mirror as her mother drove them out of town and away from the shame of the scandal her father caused when his hedge fund went south and practically bankrupted all their friends — friends that liked having trust funds and new cars, and that didn’t like constant reminders that they had been swindled. So it was adios, Orchard Hill. Thanks for nothing.
Now, two years later, Ally’s mother has landed a job back at the site of their downfall. So instead of Ally’s new low-key, happy life, it’ll be back into the snake pit with the likes of Shannen Moore and Hammond Ross.
But then there’s Jake Graydon. Handsome, wealthy, bored Jake Graydon. He moved to town after Ally left and knows nothing of her scandal, but does know that he likes her. And she likes him. So off into the sunset they can go, right? Too bad Jake’s friends have a problem with his new crush since it would make Ally happy. And if anyone deserves to be unhappy, it’s Ally Ryan.
Ally was hoping to have left all the drama in the past, but some things just can’t be forgotten. Isn’t there more to life than money?
Kieran Scott is one of those authors that has made her way onto my auto-buy list. When she has a book coming out, I will automatically buy it, because all of her books are that good. She’s So Dead to Us was no exception. It was a great read that I found impossible to put down!
She’s So Dead to Us is written in alternating points of view, which I absolutely loved. Books that do that are my absolute favorite. One point of view was from Ally’s POV and the other was from Jake’s. I loved how real Jake’s POV felt. The story line was great, and I think the alternating POVs just made it that much better.
I loved the characters, especially Ally. I loved how strong Ally was. People said things about her, but she just brushed it off. She signs up for the old club she used to do, despite her status as a Norm. She was confident and I really liked that. Jake was a character I really liked too. He didn’t just go with the flow all the time, plus he was pretty swoonworthy. Annie was such a fun character, she was one of my favorites.
To show the changing of each month, there were little IM chats for each month. I loved these. They were just simple 1 page IM chats about the gossip going around about Ally or something about Jake. I do wish Kieran Scott had given us the names of the people who had be IMing. I just thought these added to the story.
This is another stellar read by the wonderful Kieran Scott. You do not want to miss this one! It’s a book that you will be glued to, from page 1. It’s a remarkable start to what I imagine will be an amazing trilogy.