Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills >> REVIEW

very bad thingsEmalie’s Review:

VERY BAD THINGS by Ilsa Madden-Mills had everything I needed right now. It had a lot of drama, lots and lots of feels and a likeable main character. The book is told from two point-of-views. Nora’s and Leo’s. Nora has this tragic past she doesn’t talk about, a pretty messed up relationship with her family, especially her mother, and struggles with the world in general. Her messing up and wanting to rebel made her very real for me.

Leo on the other hand is a really stable guy, who is totally against a relationship with Nora, because she is “too young for him”, but we all know how this story will end, don’t we?

The supportive characters were fun and well integrated into the story. I can’t wait to read more about Sebastian, Leo’s younger brother. I immediately feel in love with him, because he accepted Nora for who she is.

The one thing that I kind of dislike is the title of the book and every other book of the series. They are totally misleading and made me think that I would be confronted with an erotica, when in fact it’s “only” a New Adult book. I prefer the second.

All in all, I enjoyed this book a lot and will definitely check out the second book of the Briarcrest Academy-series Very Wicked Things.


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 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.

About The Author:

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 addicted to all things fantasy, including unicorns and sword-wielding females. Other fascinations include frothy coffee beverages, dark chocolate, Instagram, Ian Somerhalder (seriously hot), astronomy (she’s a Gemini), Sephora make-up, and tattoos.

She has a degree in English and a Master’s in Education.

When she’s not pecking away on her computer, she shops for cool magnets, paints old furniture, and eats her weight in sushi.

She loves to hear from fans and fellow authors. Drop her a line on the contact page.


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