Aug 19, 2013

{Blog Tour} Book Review + Giveaway: The Dirty Secrets of Markham Savoy - C.C. Dalton

Welcome to my stop for The Dirty Secrets of Markham Savoy blog tour! You can view the tour schedule here.

Title: The Dirty Secrets of Markham Savoy (Colebrook Confessions #1)
Author: C.C. Dalton
Release Date: August 6th 2013
Publisher: Twist Literary
Age Group: New Adult
Source: ecopy for blog tour
Even though he safeguards the secrets of his classmates, Markham wouldn't be caught dead sharing his own, and he never lets romantic entanglements get the best of him. But when Piper Harrington marches into his life, he’s forced to give her something in exchange for her cooperation in his schemes--his very own Colebrook Confession. And that's not the only time Piper brings out an unexpected side of himself.
Will the dirty secrets of Markham Savoy be his crowning glory...or his undoing?
The Dirty Secrets of Markham Savoy is a unique book in that it's really short, kind of like a novella in length, and it made me think of the first episode of a new TV series where you're introduced to the story, the main characters, and their issues, then poof, you have to wait for the second episode to know more. This might put off readers who want a complete story arc by the end of a book, and I'm usually one of them, but not with this one.

I've watched every single episode of Gossip Girl, and from that you can deduce that I have a thing for egotistical teens who wreak havoc with their fat bank accounts and act like they own the world, and Markham Savoy was exactly that... and more. He's smart, practical, and an environmentalist too, but like most great men, a great woman was his undoing.

I finished this book in one hour, but that wasn't just because of the length. The plot was very interesting and progressed fast that I couldn't stop reading. It wasn't just Markham who made the story compelling—the other characters also had a lot to do with that. Strangely enough, the one character who I found a tad bit boring was the girl of Markham's dreams, Piper Harrington, but I sensed an underlying complexity to her so I guess she'll get better in the next books.

If you can't already tell, I totally enjoyed The Dirty Secrets of Markham Savoy. It had me at page one because I genuinely wanted to know more about Markham and his world. I recommend it to people looking for a short, light read, and I'm certainly eager to read the next books!

MY FAVORITE PART is Markham repaying Piper. So adorable!

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  1. Great review. Thanks for participating :)

  2. Sounds like a sweet read! And since you mentioned Gossip Girl, I suddenly hoped Markham was kinda like Chuck Bass. <3

    1. He was! Markham's smarter, though <3


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