Review: The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate

A steamy Southern beauty makes one fatal mistake

Natalie Hargrove would kill to be her high school’s Palmetto Princess. But her boyfriend Mike King doesn’t share her dream and risks losing the honor of Palmetto Prince to Natalie’s nemesis, Justin Balmer. So she convinces Mike to help play a prank on Justin. . . one that goes terribly wrong. They tie him to the front of the church after a party—when they arrive the next morning, Justin is dead.

From blackmail to buried desire, dark secrets to darker deeds, Natalie unravels. She never should’ve messed with fate. Fate is the one thing more twisted than Natalie Hargrove.

 

I’m a fan of Lauren Kate’s (Fallen and Torment).  This was her debut novel. I’ve had this book in my TBR pile for a long time, I just kept forgetting about it.  I finally sat down and read it.  Natalie’s past was very dystfunctional, and she’d perfected her lies and hidden that part away from her new friends.  There was just one thing she was lacking, Palmetto Princess.  Natalie’s character was manipulative and bitchy, but also had that lost girl side that made you like her and feel sorry for her.  It was definitely worth picking up, it kept me guessing and the ending was shocking.

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