Saturday, August 16, 2014

Review ~ Very Wicked Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Very Wicked Things 
Born on the poor side of town...

Ballerina Dovey Beckham is a scholarship student at Briarcrest Academy, determined to prove she’s more than just a girl with the wrong pedigree. She does whatever it takes to succeed in her endgame, even if it means surrendering her body…but never her heart.

Until the day she meets him, and he rips apart all her well-laid plans. Suddenly, the girl everyone thought unbreakable might just shatter.

Born into wealth and privilege...

Cuba “Hollywood” Hudson is rich, spoiled, and a star football player. With his fast cars and superficial girlfriends, he lives the high-life, hiding his secrets from the world.

Until the day he meets her, and she offers him something he’s never tasted... love.

But once in a lifetime kind of love doesn’t come easy. When trust crumbles and doubts creep in, both will have to decide to either love or let go... forever.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where sometimes, only the wicked survive.
My Review
   If you've read Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills then you've met Cuba. Hot, arrogant and ladies man extraordinaire. This is HIS story. The story of him realizing he had the perfect girl, but he threw her away. Now he is trying to get her back.
   Dovey has been dealt a rough hand. She lives on the wrong side of the tracks. Has no father to speak of and her mother died when she was young due to drugs. She was lucky and a friend, who happened to be a ballet instructor took her in. That is where Dovey found herself. Ballet. She worked hard and got herself a scholarship to Briarcrest Academy. This is where she meets him. Cuba. Thinking her heart was safe, she gave it to him only to have him stomp all over it unexpectedly and throw it back at her. This was devastating to Dovey. Luckily she had some close friends and dance to keep her together.
   Dovey still cares deeply for Cuba, and she discovers that he also still cares for her. The problem is that they both have familial obligations that threaten to keep them apart for good. 
Dovey is willing to do anything it takes to take care of her family and Cuba begins to realize that in order to have Dovey.....he needs to save her first.
   This story is told in duel pov's which really helped in getting into both Dovey and Cuba's intentions. We learn why Cuba pushed Dovey away and we learn that Dovey never really got over him.  I really enjoyed the back and forth between both Cuba and Dovey. She is a strong female lead and stays that way throughout the book. Cuba grows a lot, which is good because nobody got time for a player! I loved that Cuba was there for Dovey, whether she wanted him or not. He definitely was the rock that she needed. 
   If you are looking for a story that has a great voice for both the male & female lead and a slightly angsty story line with a twist, then I would definitely recommend Very Wicked Things.


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