Very Wicked Things

Briarwood Academy Series, Book 2
Series: Briarwood Academy, Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
4.4 out of 5 stars (231 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Ballerina Dovey Beckham is a scholarship student at Briarwood, determined to prove that she's more than just a girl with the wrong pedigree. She does whatever it takes to succeed, even if that means surrendering her body - but she will never surrender her heart.

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

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.

©2014 Ilsa Madden-Mills (P)2016 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Shocking in the best kind of way... extremely sexy and dark with a hero full of alphalicious goodness." ( Red Cheeks Reads)

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No need to go there

Let me start by saying I love Ms. Madden-Mills writing. Her tortured heroes and heroines are gritty and raw. In this series, however, they are too young and having the heroine sell her body in this story went to far especially when Dovey said she wasn’t forced and the hereto says she whored herself. It’s human trafficking when a girl faces ‘whoring’ herself or watching someone she loves get murdered. The writing is good, but the plot is lacking credibility. I wish I’d passed on this one. It’s not necessary for the next book in the series and I’m hoping it redeems her writing for me.

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DNF

So disappointed that this turned out to be not the story the blurb promoted. This is about a high school girl pining for and being caring and loving while making goo goo eyes at a jerk who calls her trash and whore and who left her after their first night together to continue on his manwhore ways. Girl needs self-respect. Also the mob is here (headed by her dad) and she has to sell cocaine at school or else. WTF. I’m out.

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💜💜

My favorite of the series so far!! Dovey and Cuba are the best and sometimes the worst,.. They both have so much pain, disappointment and loss built up inside them that they fight the feelings and chemistry between them hard; but it wasn’t always like this; at one time they were happy. Their story gutted me and secured my position as a fan of this series!!

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Trouble

I loved the first book ... but this book was trouble . The story line was good but the narration was so bad . it was like it was three different guys talking . The thing is I haven't even finished the book and really can't get into this book 😱😰

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Please Stop!!!!!

This would have been a great story but the narrator was so horrible I couldn't listen any more. Talk about ridding in the short bus he needs to just stop and practice alo!!!!

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Nap narrator ruined this for me.

I couldn’t finish this because the mAle narrators voice kept changing and I just couldn’t keep listening. It was driving me crazy.. this was a dnf for me.. 😢

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OHHH MYYYYY!!!!

This book tore me up. This was so crazy beautiful love story in so many ways. You have this beautiful rich boy with everything and the poor girl with nothing at all. But just like most books don't ever judge it by its cover. Cuba is the sexy super hawt football star with everything laid out in his future all except a perfect family. Dovey the super talented ballerina, beautiful with no idea she is, and the dirty grimy past that catches up with her. This was an awesome book!!! I love these types of books. A little push and pull with some pain makes any book stick with me. We all have our demons, hard times and the little sweet times in between can be eaten up by the demons. This book shows that but in the end love will prevail!!! These two are the epitome of an absolute car wreck but when you are done you will still want more and thats why I am gonna stop here and start the next one!!!

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performing/ editing awful

The editing was awful, especially with the male voice. would completely change tone/ speed/ reflection in the middle of a sentence. ok story line but a lot of it seems very far fetched.

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narrator ruined the book for me

the male narrator ruined the story for me, the constant change in his voice was very confusing and made it hard to get engrossed in the actual story. I ended up not finishing

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All the feels ❤

Ilsa Madden-mills you are amazing ❤ This series has all the amazing feels ❤ 5+++++ stars ❤❤