Being crowned as royalty in Rosewood Academy’s secret society wasn’t in Bea Morrison’s plans…
A senior in high school, Bea’s life changed forever when a tragic car crash claimed her best friend’s life, leaving her devastated and alone. Now at Rosewood Academy of Arts, Bea owes a debt. With her best friend no longer queen, it’s up to Bea to be fulfill the role until graduation.
There is nothing money can’t buy, including Crosley’s king status…
When Bea accepts her place as queen, the arrogant Crosley is quick to remind her of her royal duties. Obsessed with the era of the Tudors, Crosley insists they must consummate their relationship—but spousal duties aren’t what Bea signed up for. When she rejects Crosley’s proposal, his expectations twist into absolute obsession.
A sadistic mind makes for an expert stalker…
After graduation, Bea thinks the nightmare of Rosewood Academy is over. She’s pleasantly surprised to reconnect with the gorgeous Everett Thompson, a drummer for her brother’s band. As feelings from their past fling resurface, Bea hopes for a fresh start with the guy who got away.
Bea’s hopes are shattered when she receives threatening texts from Crosley, who is still determined to collect his debt. And as Crosley continues to pursue her, a terrible tragedy proves he is even more dangerous than she feared.
If Bea has learned one thing, it’s that life is too fragile, and it’s anybody’s guess who will make it out of this nightmare alive.
I like the original story line and the way it develops. The settings are interesting and the pace is fast enough to keep the reader engaged. It took me a little longer to get into the characters but they are well developed and the antagonist is suitably menacing.
Bea’s tragic past colours the way she views the world and the people in it. Both she and her brother Ben are exceptionally talented and their drive to succeed is a direct result of their unfortunate childhood.
The story’s suspense is good and the horrific events that occur are chilling, without being unnecessarily graphic and are suitable for the readers of this genre. The connections to past events are less subtle than I would have liked but they are in the main, interwoven well into the present day story.
The ending ties up most of the loose ends but leaves enough unsaid to make you want to see what happens next.
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.
Exit Wound by Alexandra Moore
My rating: 4 of 5 stars