Series: He's So/She's So #1
Published by Simon & Schuster on May 25, 2010
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Ally Ryan would rather be in Maryland. She would rather be anywhere, in fact, than Orchard Hill, site of her downfall. Well, not hers exactly—but when your father’s hedge fund goes south and all your friends lose their trust funds, things don’t look so sunny for you. Her mother moved her to Maryland to flee the shame, but now they’re moving back. Back to the country-club, new-car-every-year, my-family-came-over-on-the-Mayflower lifestyle that Ally has outgrown. One bright spot, however, is gorgeous, intense Jake Graydon. But it won’t be easy for the two of them to be together—not if his friends (her former friends) have anything to say about it. Is Ally ready to get thrown back into the drama of the life she left behind?
She’s So Dead To Us is the first in a new trilogy from Kieran Scott. Kieran Scott also writes the Private series under the name Kate Brian and I love that series. Sadly, She’s So Dead To Us doesn’t live up to that series, though it was pretty good and shows promise for the next book.
Ally Ryan hasn’t seen or spoken to her friends from Orchard Hill since the night she left. She doesn’t know what to expect when she sees them again but she never thought they would shun her. Turns out, they all hate her for what her father did. All except Jake Graydon. Jake never knew Ally before she moved away and he sure wants to get to know her now but how can he do that when all his friends are doing their best to keep them apart?
The story in She’s So Dead To Us was okay. It was kind of predictable but not too bad. Because it was a Kieran Scott book, I had no trouble getting into it but I would have liked something a bit more original. It did a good job of setting up for the next book though. Especially with the ending. Chick-lit books don’t normally have cliffhanger endings but this one sure did.
The worst thing about She’s So Dead To Us were the characters. Ally was the only good one. She was brave and funny and I just really liked her. Sadly, the same cannot be said of Jake. He was a spineless weenie. He liked Ally but her wouldn’t talk to her in public because of his friends. And that was not even the worst thing he did. And the Cresties confused me. I didn’t get why some of them hated Ally and others didn’t. The Idiot Twins were the best! They were hilarious. I hope for more of them in the next book and hopefully some better character development.
Overall, fans of Kieran Scott won’t be disappointed with She’s So Dead To Us. It seems like a promising start to her new trilogy and I can’t wait for more.