Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Posted October 22, 2013 by Erin in Reviews / 0 Comments

                                Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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. Or is she?

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

Then through a chance encounter, 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.


Let me start out by saying this book kept me up until 230am. So what that means…it was DAMN good. The author had me on the edge of my seat waiting to see what was going to happen next.

Nora,  was a beautiful emotional mess. My heart broke for her over and over, she just wanted to be loved and was going about it in all the wrong ways. Looking for love in all the wrong places.

Leo, he was so damn sexy and noble, I wanted to kick his ass. Say you LOVE her damn it!!! Quit being so stubborn and give in. But that woulndt make a good book would it? This book is all about the chase and that is why I couldn’t put it down.

Sebastain, oh Sebastian(Leo’s little brother) I fell for him more than anyone in this book. What a great protecting man in the making. Leo did a great job making Sebastian into a honorable man. I hope the next book in the Briarcrest  Academy series is Sebastain book.

“And maybe its none of my business, but i like you, and i cant keep my mouth shut about this. I don’t want you to waste your time on loser guys like Cuba or Matt. You’re only going to cause yourself more heartache if you fuck around with them. Save yourself for the one person who will treasure you. And there is someone out there for you, I know it. Someone who will steal your heart and love you right back. Only you.”

This is a story of a very broken  girl who is looking to lash out, by doing very bad things and in the midst of that, she meets Leo a older guy who has his own issues. All Nora wants is someone to put her first, and be loved. Leo is afraid to let down his walls and love.

Let me tell you there is one scene in the gym with Leo on the couch and Nora in the chair, that freaking blew me away. Holy fanning myself!! I thought Nora, you are one sexy bad ass chic!!!

“Why did you lock the door?” he asked. I swallowed. “Spread your legs” He startled and fumbled as he dropped his guitar on the floor. “Nora?” “Just shut up and do it, okay. Do this one thing for me.” I clenched my nervous hands. I didn’t know what I was doing here, but my gut was telling me to try…one more time.

How I know  I love a book, when I’m reading my blood starts pumping and I get nervous, excited and the adrenaline starts pumping.  So if you are somone who chases that feeling, like I do, this book is for you!!!

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5 Stars



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