Very Bad Things

  • Title: Very Bad Things
  • Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 390
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Very Bad Things This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B F YK 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 T
    This is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00F225YK2.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 pusThis is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00F225YK2.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 aboutuntil 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.

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    About Ilsa Madden-Mills


    1. Wall Street Journal, 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 s best known for her angsty, yet funny, New Adult college romances A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice Mr Darcy is her ultimate hero She s also addicted to frothy coffee beverages, Vampire Dairies, and any kind of book featuring unicorns and sword wielding females Email her at ilsamaddenmills at gmail dot com.Recent Releases Dirty English Wall Street Journal Bestseller 8Filthy English 4 on Fake Fianc e Wall Street Journal Bestseller 7The Last Guy June 12, 2017Spider November 13, 2017


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    1. SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.5 STARS out of 5Genre: New Adult RomanceIt is not often you come across an author whose writing has the ability to captivate your mind and infiltrate your heart with beautiful well developed characters such as Nora Blakely. She’s a beauty queen. She’s super intelligent.She’s super rich. She is an accomplished pianist. She's little Ms. Perfect. Or she? When Nora decides her perfect to the outside world yet secretly flawed and [...]

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    2. Top 10 Bestseller"One of the top five New Adult romances of 2013." --A is for Alpha, B is for Book Blog What happens when the perfect girl makes a very bad list?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 becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the [...]

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    3. More like 2.5 starsOkay, I'm going to start off by prevaricating.hehe's you guys (and the author) don't hate me. The most vast majority of my friends, and indeed, all of , five starred this book. Not only that, but there was a nice mix of my friends who have extremely varying tastes who really loved this book. So I was ever so hopeful, and quite possibly set the bar too high before I ever even started. I'm just jotting down my thoughts now, and take this opinion for what it's worth - ONE lone op [...]

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    4. 3 Bad Girl Stars!!Unfortunately, after all the good things I read about this, it was just “meh” for me. On the outside Nora is the perfect girl. Pressured by her mother she is popular, belongs to every club in her prestigious academy and has perfect grades, perfect style, and perfect behavior. But after something that happened to her on the past, she feels ugly inside and she is done with being the perfect girl. Now, she’s going to be herself. Except she doesn't know who the real her is an [...]

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    5. I wanted to laugh at this book.All I saw in this book was that the chick NORA is a wannabe She wants to become a self proclaimed party animal [New Miley Cyrus]She wants to have A LOT of sex, do drugs, and always be drunkIS book has no emotions, No story-story as such. I see NO base plot.(view spoiler)[HERE THEY SIT, discussing her RAPE and GANG-RAPE as if its the most NORMAL THING ON EARTH LIKE "Oh, did you know My brother kept raping me then got his friends to do the same? How cool is that righ [...]

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    6. 2 stars!^because Leo’s “stupid on a stick.”Anyways, this book was truly a disappointment. What started out as a promising 4 or 5 star read gradually dwindled down to the point where I loathed the main characters (especially the hero) and just wanted the book to be OVER with.I’m going to start off positive and say that the first 25% was awesome – love Nora’s defiance, was intrigued by Leo’s feigned indifference, and adored the secondary characters, especially Leo’s younger brother [...]

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    7. 2.5 starsThis was me before I started the book.After a couple of chapters, I was feeling like thisAnd thenYeah. This book had a lot of promise but sadly, it didn't deliver. The plot had a lot of promise. A troubled young girl meets a hot, albeit older guy (he's 25 and she's 18 and still in high school), they have that connection and undeniable attraction. It's kismet, right? Don't get me wrong, there are things that I really liked. But somehow the things I didn't like just overwhelmed the things [...]

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    8. I'm conflicted on how to rate this one. After thinking about it more feels like 2.5 stars and going by how I felt and the rating system I will round up to the 3 stars meaning:3 stars - it means 'it really was ok, not very good, but I don't want to say mostly bad, either'.This is one of the few times in which the Hero, Leo, was more annoying than the Heroine,Nora. Yes, she had issues and she did some dumb shit - but you know what that's part of growing up and self discovery. I found myself reall [...]

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    9. Hmmmmmmm 3.5 stars (don't hate me!!)I read this one because of all the glowing recommendations I'd received for it. So many readers are absolutely loving this book at the moment and I can certainly see why. It has a lot of the "check marks" for me too -- swoony, tattooed hero, a slightly angsty, almost forbidden (ish) tension/attraction between the hero and heroine, and it's a standalone so you can read the whole story in one sitting. But it didn't fully float my boat because there were just too [...]

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    10. "Some would say love at first sight is ridiculous, and perhaps love never happens for those people at all. I kept thinking about what Sebastian had said: that when it was real then you know it. I looked at Leo, sitting there around his friends and family and knew the truth. I loved him. Forever. Was it surprising that as I was searching for myself, I’d also found love? Yeah. Fate, destiny, karma, kismet, God, crazy coincidences, or whatever you wanted to call it, had written in the stars that [...]

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    11. "You can't let the shame of your past affect your future."I found this book to be a pleasant surprise, and so much more than just a romance story. In fact, the main characters; Nora Blakely, and Leo Tate did that pull and push thing that we all hate so much, and for the majority of the book they were not together. My higher rating comes from the fact that I really enjoyed the writing, and I thoroughly enjoyed a lot of the secondary characters and the relationships that everyone had with one anot [...]

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    12. Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden Mills is so freakin’ bad, I want to be naughty girl myslef!Roller coaster ride full of twist and turns, Very Bad Things is suspenful, full of action, intense and passionate read that can be finished in one sitting, while biting your nails, laughing hard, wiping tears and fighting with lady boner. Step by step, page by page I slowly fell in love with this complex bittersweet story about finding yourself, finding closure, love and finally happiness.This story follo [...]

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    13. "Bad decisions can make some damn good memories.""I NEVER met a girl I couldn't say GOODBYE to". that is until Nora walked into my life.This is the story about 25 yr old gorgeous business owner, Leo and 19 yr old sweet, broken Nora. Leo doesn't do girlfriends, flowers, relationships EVER, he has been busy raising his younger brother Sebastian (view spoiler)[since their parents died (hide spoiler)] for the past 8 years. Nora? My heart went out to this girl. Her family life was crazy, seriously he [...]

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    14. 3 Bad Girl StarsWell there’s angst and then there’s waiting a whole book for the guy to get his head out of his ass. I mean I get his issues with hiding from true love when it hit him right in the face. Their age differences and the loss of his parents, but ugh I was frustrated pretty much till the last chapter. Thus my lower end rating.Nora Blakely was a great main character! She is a senior in high school with a famous mother (BITCH) who expects her daughter to maintain her perfect imagine [...]

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    15. 4.5--Very Good--Stars!!I had no idea this story took place in Dallas--my hometown! So it was fun to read about some of the places and things I was familiar with. The story begins with Norah giving a big 'ole Fuck You to the upcoming Senior class of Briarcrest Academy. Norah has always tried to be perfect. Get the perfect grades, wear the perfect clothes, act a perfect way.l to please her mother. Norah and Leo meet that day.he's parked in the car next to hers where Norah is waiting for the wrath [...]

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    16. This book so didn't work for me, sadly!Nora is American princess with rich parents, lives in mansion, smart, beauty queen and yet has a past that she tries to hide from. On top of that, her parents for busy with their lifestyle. And she meets her knight, Leo Tate. Leo Tate, on the other hand, has commitment issues as he lost his parents at a young age and lives for his younger brother, his band and to keep his dad's gym dream alive. Music connected them both.Their UST is delicious in the beginni [...]

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    17. Very.Bad.Things.Doesn't that title reel you in? I mean, what do you consider Very Bad ? Making lists of your deepest darkest desires? Being promiscuous? Chasing the older Very bad boy? Well, what if you are acting as though you are Very Bad when in reality you are living a Very Bad "fake" lifeNora Blakey is living a life of luxury She has it all Money, perfect looks, perfect grades, perfect home Or so it appears to the outside world. Leo Tate is a bad boy who is raising his brother after a trage [...]

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    18. You know when you get near the end of a book and you slow down your reading because as much as you want to find out what happens you don't want it to end? Or maybe that's just meeither way, that's how this book had me feeling.I loved everything about this book. I'd been aching to read it since Ilsa announced it's upcoming release at the start of the year, so naturally I had really, really high expectations. I'm happy to say VBT exceeded them all.I fell in love with Leo and Nora, and even Sebasti [...]

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    19. Was this book good? Yes but I almost feel like there was too much going on.It was every possible NA storyline all thrown together.Where to startLets go through our list of characters.So you have our heroine, Nora, child genius, music prodigy, spelling bee champ, debate club, yearbook staff, etc etc. etc, overachiever b/c of her mom who used to be fat and ugly who decides she has had enough and is going to rebel and dye her hair, wear slutty clothes, get drunk, tattoos, piercings, and have tons o [...]

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    20. I am not sure how I feel about this one. First off I had some seriously high expectations, and I am a bit disappointed. I hate when I do that, it almost seems unfair to the story - because maybe I would have felt different if I had not been expecting so much. The writing was good and there were times when I was really interested in where the story was going But there was so much going on and it all seemed skimmed over. I needed more depth or something. I just don't know.

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    21. FIVE+++++++++FANTASTIC FUCKING STARS!!! Let me start this one by saying I have a huge girl crush on the main character, Nora! I loved her so much! What a beautiful, intelligent young woman that my heart broke for because underneath it all she was hurting and just wanted to be loved. Might I also mention she is rich too, but money can't buy happiness and that cannot be more true when you read a book like Very Bad Things.Happiness. I believed few people ever achieved it.Nora is in her last year of [...]

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    22. 3.5 stars You have to give it points for being so readable. And hot.Things I liked: -- strong, vulnerable heroine who is unapologetically secure in her femininity, sexual power, and identity-- engaging narrative voice-- humor-- extremely flammable sexual tension-- memorable characters-- story that isn't just about the romance, but is also about college, pressure to perform, future plans, parental relationships, and side friendships as well-- drugs and alcohol included in a way that didn't feel e [...]

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    23. “She’s this beautiful chaos.” – Leo Tate Nora Blakely is eighteen and in her last year of high school at Briarcrest Academy. She’s tired of living her perfect manufactured life. She’s tired of keeping her secrets. She’s tired of her tyrant of a mother dictating her life, expecting her to be flawless, the best, exemplary at everything she does. Her mother has failed miserably at being a mother. So, instead of giving a perfect little speech to everyone on registration day, her defian [...]

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    24. Another Fave of 2013 I've been totally drawn to this story since the day I watched the trailer, and the freaking gorgeous cover also had me gaga for this book. So, once I finally had it at my wee little fingertips, I DEVOURED it. I could not stop reading, I needed to satiate my hunger for all things Nora Blakelyd Leo Tate too! Nora, Nora, Nora!!! Girl you've gone and rocked my world. I've never hoped for a character to come out on top, as I did Nora. She's the epitome of perfection, beauty, and [...]

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    25. To the outside world Nora Blakely appears to have a perfect life. She’s smart, pretty, rich and put together but all that is just what’s on the outside. The perfect appearance is just a way to hide the secrets. But when pressed to put on her fake smile and give the audience what they expect, Nora can’t find the words so instead she tells them all to fuck off. Nora isn’t going to be perfect. She is tired of being good. For one moment she felt numb and she wants to feel that again and agai [...]

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    26. I really loved the majority of this book but towards the end I started to get a little lost and my connection with the characters started to dwindle. That being said though, the first 80% or so was brilliant and I loved it.Nora Blakely was an interesting character to me. After reading the blurb, I thought there was absolutely no way in hell I was going to be able to relate to her. She's a spoiled rich girl, attending private school who probably thinks the world owes her everything. I could not h [...]

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    27. “If love is the answer, then I’m changing the question.” ~ Leo TateNora; daughter to rich and successful parents, school prodigy, spelling bee queen, accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, designer clad beauty, she's the perfect 18 year old on the outside inside; she's begging for release, to be who she wants, fed up of succumbing to perfection, she's wants to be bad, she wants to live and rebel and to be who she wants and not what is expected.Leo is there to witness Nora's fall from [...]

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    28. "SOMETIMES, YOU JUST need a badass theme song to get you through the day.".e we all know this is so f'n true!

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    29. Join me for a signed GIVEAWAY and ebook giveaway and read more of my reviews at Ana's Attic Book Blog4.5 Smart, quirky and sexy stars! Ilsa Madden Mills. Watch this name, peopleyou will be hearing it a lot. She has done an excellent job marketing her first book, Very Bad Things ">Very Bad Things, and I was nervous that perhaps it wouldn't live up to all of the hype. It certainly did. Very Bad Things sucked me in from the start, and despite my not wanting to read as much NA lately, I fell for [...]

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    30. 3.5 Stars More to the 3 than to the 4 so that's why 3.Okay let's start with I really wanted to read this, because it sounded like something in my alleyNow let the whining beginIt took a while before Leo really started something with Nora and then it was hot/cold hot/cold And let's say I really hated a part I'll spoiler it (view spoiler)[So he gets possessive because Nora is wearing a revealing and sexy dress for a party and he starts to make out with her in the bathroom while his fuck buddy is i [...]

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