Friday, February 6, 2015

Review: Dirty Rush by Taylor Bell

Dirty Rush
by Taylor Bell

Publisher: Gallery Books
Pages: 272
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Rebecca Martinson—yes, that bitch—the former Delta Gamma sister responsible for the scathing, expletive-filled email that verbally assaulted her entire chapter for being “so f**king boring” at social functions, and threatened to “c*nt punt” every last one of them if their behavior didn’t shape up. Dirty Rush is a no-holds-barred look at what really happens when you “go Greek.”

Taylor Bell comes from a long line of Beta Zeta sorority sisters, who all expect her to pledge upon starting at the university. But Taylor has other plans: she’s determined to give her family the proverbial middle finger and destroy the rich tradition they hold so dear by eschewing sorority life altogether. However, Taylor’s resolve soon melts when she falls in with a group of hilarious, ultra-saucy girls, who introduce her to all things Greek and soften her to the idea of joining. Resigned to the fate the Greek gods have dealt her, Taylor pledges Beta Zeta and embarks on a collegiate career filled with the kind of carousing sure to make any sorority sister proud.

Soon, Taylor’s experience as a BZ starts to feel like a jacked-up, drug-infused, and X-rated fairy tale—especially when reality comes crashing down and a rather lewd sex tape is leaked. The girl in the video looks a lot like Taylor. Has Taylor gone off the deep end? Or is someone trying to frame her? Unless she can prove her innocence and re-ingratiate herself with the sisters who’ve accused her of leaking the video in a Kim Kardashian–style bid for attention, Taylor is at risk of losing everything she’s fought (partied) so hard for.

Kritters Thoughts:  Taylor is a freshmen at college and may be from a "legacy" family, but she is not thinking about joining a sorority and has other things in mind for her college years.  Her plan goes on the back burner and real fast - with one invitation to a fraternity party and she is roped into the sorority life and the drama soon follows.

It took awhile, but the story definitely ended up with some substance and plot - but took a little too much time for me.  I ended up loving how her sister a former BZ got into the story and how those interactions played into the story - they became my favorite parts.  

I chose not to enter the greek world while in college due to the time commitments to my major and other organizations, so I was intrigued by this book to see the behind the scenes and the truth.  I really feel like the author showed the good, the bad and the ugly and I am glad for that - I appreciated the honesty.  

I don't mind language, but the amount of cursing in this book was crazy!  It was distracting and I wish there had been less - it would have made for better reading (or so I think).  If you can overlook quite a bit of language and love to reminisce the college days then this book would be right up your alley.

Rating: enjoyable, but didn't leave me wanting more

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Gallery Books.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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