Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Very Bad Things. Oh well, I can tell you now, I was expecting more out of this. It all boils down too being same old-same old: her with some dark secret thing haunting her; him with some of that but being all strong AND pressing forward. Unless. Unless one considers how strong and in your face the girl could be. And funny. There one or two moments of her saying the right things (and the wrong one, too) that had me believing her.
The start hooked me right in as she’s so sure of who she is or rather who she doesn’t want to be. And it’s compelling, reading her set her sights on a goal, do what she’s doing, and just be. That certainty on her part for him allows for some of the more intense electric moments, but it’s also what allows for most of the melodrama to seep through. (Again, melodrama no big deal as it’s NA, right?) Yet despite the whole building up of things… it’s not quite all that is it? Why that it, I’m not so sure.
Perhaps it’s because there’s not enough to have this standing out for me… but it could have. Because as things were, we went from good to bad to boring and then back and forth then sides ways there. For instance, her past notwithstanding, she’s strong (or was trying to be;) or his past notwithstanding, he’s not all alpha perfect all the time. He screws up! So does she! But neither of them got stuck there! till’ something else would come up. They weren’t consistent; this wasn’t’ and perhaps, that’s my main issue with this.
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