Thursday, March 5, 2015

Review: Very Wicked Beginnings by Ilsa Madden-Mills

22024061Rating: ★★★★ stars
Date published: May 11th, 2014
Publisher: Little Dove
Synopsis: A Prequel Novella

Girls say I’m a walking, talking sex god. Guys call me Hollywood because my life is golden. 

It’s not.

But, ESPN did rank me as a four-star recruit, calling me one of the best defensive players since Briarcrest Academy opened its esteemed doors. So yeah, with football and a stellar GPA, my future seemed good.

Then Dovey Beckham shows up in her short skirts and ballet shoes. Driving me insane. Making me want to beg for her attention. 

But that wouldn’t happen, because Cuba Hudson didn’t beg for 

She walked around BA like she owned the place, and most days she looked right through me…the one girl I couldn’t have.
So, of course, I made it my mission to claim her, to put her notch on my bedpost.

Because no girl can resist the Heartbreaker of BA.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where wicked love begins…and ends.

WARNING: This dark and twisty new adult romance contains sexual situations and graphic language.

What I Thought:

This prequel really has me intrigued!  Cuba Hudson is the hot player I think he is, but he also has substance.  He loves and worries over his mother and admires his father.  He carries a deep sense of guilt for something that happened to his family a few years ago. What happened, I'm not really sure. I love how he knows Dovey could be his downfall, the change from everything he knows in life, and he's both afraid of it and ready for it.

Dovey is a mystery.  She's on a scholarship to the prestigious Briarcrest Academy, and ballet may be her life, but she's got secrets.  She's attracted to Cuba, but those secrets, which are only hinted at by the way, have the potential to hurt and maybe destroy Cuba.  I have a hunch and can not wait to read Very Wicked Things to find out if it's true.  I'm hoping it's not.

The novella flew by and it really set the stage for the next book.  Ilsa Madden-Mills has done a fabulous job at preparing readers for Cuba and Dovey's book.  

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Author Bio

 New York Times and USA Today best selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.   She spends her days with two small kids, one neurotic cat, and one husband. She collects magnets and rarely cooks except to bake her own pretzels.   When she's not crafting a story, you can find her drinking too much Diet Coke, jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash.   She loves to hear from readers and fellow authors.


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Twitter: @ilsamaddenmills 

* I purchased a copy of this book.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*

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