Review Very Wicked Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills(Briarcrest Academy#2)

Posted May 20, 2014 by Erin in Reviews / 0 Comments

Very Wicked Things Review Very Wicked Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills(Briarcrest Academy#2)by Ilsa Madden-Mills
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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.

Welcome back to Brirarcrest Academy!

This  book is about Cuba the rich and popular the football star and Dovey the ballerina from the wrong side of town. I loved Dovey from the start she is real  and down to earth. She had one rough life growing up, but meets a ballet teacher who gives her the chance no one else eve would…to dance! Cuba is sexy, arrogant and totally hiding a mountain of pain.

The chemistry between them so electric.

“Your body is pure art, all straight lines and…I don’t know…perfect curves”

“But, I don’t know, somehow, my hope came back, but its not complete. You’re a light I need. Like a thousand fucking suns.”

“Death is a constant, but love? Its is rare.”

There is one point in the book where Dovey does something and I was shocked!! It is a testament to how far we all will go, for love and loyalty.

So if you haven’t read Very Wicked Things, get on it. It may be set in a high school, but it is not YA. Cuba and Dovey deal with very adult situations and decisions.


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A Prequel Novella

All May proceeds will be donated to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund for Suicide Prevention…

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.


Wow! This novella has me so curious to how Dovey and Cuba’s story is going to go. 
Sexy Cuba wants Dovey. 
“But I’d love to see you in uniform”
My eyes widened. Bingo! “That can be arranged. maybe you could wear your little ballet skirt?”
They both seem to have secrets and very adult issues. On to read VWT!

About Ilsa Madden-Mills

New York Times and USA Today bestselling 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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