Ariana Osgood has everything an Easton Academy girl could want: straight A’s, the perfect boyfriend, and a coveted spot in exclusive Billings House. But on the first night of Christmas vacation, a blizzard traps her on campus with irresistible bad-boy Thomas Pearson. Alone. Instead of snuggling with her boyfriend next to a cozy fire in Vermont, she’s huddling for warmth with Thomas in Ketlar House.
As the snow transforms Easton into a winter wonderland, Ariana finds herself falling for Thomas. But someone is watching their clandestine romance unfold, someone intent on turning their holiday weekend into a nightmare…
Last Christmas reveals the secret of what really happened before Private began — and the shocking truth will change everything for fans of Kate Brian’s bestselling series.
Overall: Last Christmas was probably one of the best books I read in 2008. This book was a little creepy at times because Kate Brian kind of puts you into the mind of a cold-blooded killer, namely Ariana Osgood. It also gives you a little bit of background about Ariana, but not enough to really understand why she becomes a murderer. If you have read the Private series, this book is full of revelations about some of Ariana’s actions in those books. You don’t necessarily need to read the Private series before this but it does help a little bit to know what happens after this story. I would definitely recommend this book to anybody who likes mystery, romance, and a little murder.