Saturday, September 14, 2013

Review&Giveaway: Very Bad Things by @ilsamaddenmills

Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire. She’s an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She’s perfect…

Leaving behind her million-dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex.

Then she meets her soulmate. But he doesn’t want her.

When it comes to girls, twenty-five-year-old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about...until he meets Nora. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference.

As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy…where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Bad Things.

My Review-
Wowza! What a roller coaster of emotions and sexual tension. Such a fun book that I had the privilege to read.

Very Bad Things leads off with our girl Nora. Raised by two powerful and influential people, Nora has some big shoes to fill. She's the model student at her school,  Briarcrest Academy, in Highland Park, Texas; a suburb of Dallas. It's senior registration and Nora is expected to give a speech, you know, since she's such a model student and huge asset to the school. As soon as she gets to the podium to give her speech, she freezes up. Not too long after she tells everyone to "F" off. Welcome to Nora's life ladies and gents!

When that's taking place, we get into Leo's head. Yes, this is a dual POV from both Nora and Leo. His first reaction to little miss I want to be bad is surprise. Surprise that a girl who looks so prim and proper could even have the audacity to tell off the rich people in her community. Let alone her school. But the two share a beautiful moment, which leaves Leo confused. See, Leo doesn't do relationships and he sure as hell doesn't do jail bait! So if that's the case, why can't he get Nora out of his head?

I love, love, love it! Sexual angst and tension with two main characters who have sizzling hot chemistry...hell yes, sign me up.

And let me tell you, it's like that throughout the whole entire book! First Leo would want her, then the next moment he is pushing her away. Uh hello, could you say emotional whiplash?

This is the type of female character we as women should look up to. Nora is confident and goes after what she wants. She's might be a flawed character but it makes her so much more real that you can't help but relate. So kind and funny and just an all around wonderful girl. I laughed and cried with her for being so strong when the world gave her no reason to be. If ever I could make up the perfect best friend, I would choose all the qualities in Nora. Her being bad just makes her SOO much more likable.

I am serious, I drooled like a baby since the moment he came into the picture. Leo is as sexy as they come. If you've read Thoughtless and you loved Kellan. Well lets just say, Leo is right up there with Kellan. In my opinion anyway. There is more to Leo besides just being sexy. Him and his little brother Sebastian, lost their parents at a young age. Which put Leo as the guardian of his little brother. Losing his parents crushed him, hence the reason he doesn't believe in love.

Things I hated--
The bitch. Oops I mean mother...

Things I loved--
Sebastian-oh I love him. Probably more than Leo, and you know how much I reallllllly liked him.
Mila-best friend of Nora.

Very Bad Things is such a beautiful and heartbreaking book. Its one that you will want to read again and again.

Will Leo finally learn to love? Do you think age matters? Will Nora finally find inner peace?

Well looks like you'll have to see for yourself to find out just how sexy and fun this really is<3

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