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|Length: 408 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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|Age Level: 18 - 18|
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- Publication Date : March 23, 2014
- File Size : 3394 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 408 pages
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00H3HS25I
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #221,297 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I started this book because I wanted to read something different and the blurb was promising. Oh boy, was I right or what! VIP was simply mind-blowing for the very fact that it treated cheating differently than most books. When most stories don't indulge the reader in the background of a marriage and the story of the people that are married and one of them cheats, this one started with their childhood and every significant year of their lives.
I have to say, well played author! I fell in love with the wife and I hated the other woman, something that I almost never do because fictional cheating is always portrayed in such a way that the reader ends up hating the wife - maybe she is a bitch, or maybe the marriage is an unhappy one, so that the other woman can be justified in her actions and be likable. (Hypocritical? Totally but that is not the issue we're discussing).
The book is almost divided between the two characters, Ysabelle and Sebastian. It starts from a very young age.
Ysabelle's life is a disaster, and I felt for her and the choices that led her to lead the life she did although I didn't agree with the idea of a girl inevitably following her mother's footsteps just because she was raised within that world.
Unlike her mother she became a VIP.
Ysabelle tried to convince me that she was content and that she wanted this life of 'freedom' and all the extras that came with it and she was doing a very good job until the same pattern was repeated. She fell - hard and fast - even though she didn't know why (eye rolling here) for the married guy that was paying for her services. As weird and typical as it sounds, Sebastian's action were in fact justified.
She confused me more than once but again kudos to the author, thanks to her background I couldn't help but feel sympathy for her even if she had her stupid moments.
Sebastian's story started when Julia was born. She was from the start a major key to the story although she was not the only one. Sebastian and Julia were inseparable, they were not like siblings, more like soul-mates that just had to be next to one another.
I was rooting for them. I hate how much I loved this book, I loved the uniqueness and the boldness of the characters, I loved how the story was split between the two, it made me connect to them, more so than any other book. I literally knew these characters since they were children! It didn't drag more than it should, at least to me it didn't seem like it did because I devoured it in hours.
I do have a few issues though such as the spelling mistakes, especially a few at the very first few pages that kind of ruing my 'book mood' but I'm always willing to overlook it if the book is as amazing as this one!
Also, I have a few plot wholes that were left open and I hope the next two books will give me some much needed answers, but as far as VIP goes, I recommend it hands down!
VIP was not really what I had expected going in but that’s okay because it exceeded my expectations. I didn’t know much about the story when I started and simply took a leap from a recommendation. The story begins as pretty much two separate stories; Sebastian’s and Ysabelle’s. As someone who never subscribed to the theory that patience was a virtue, I was antsy wondering how or when these two stories would merge but good things do come to those who wait.
Escorts. Some of you may be thinking…’been there, done that.’ But in this case I would have to disagree. This isn’t the typical romance story of a desperate girl with no other choice or the captive story forced into a world she’s never dreamed of. Ysabelle’s life has been anything but easy and she’s got her demons but she’s in the driver’s seat of this story. These are her choices and she’s a character driven by control, lust, desire, and power. This isn’t your typical escort story where the girl is saved from her bleak existence by a powerful man coming to her rescue. Ysabelle finds comfort and security through her choices and may only need that saving when it comes to the possibility of opening up her heart.
My one gripe is that I didn’t have an overwhelming draw to Sebastian. I found him unable to make a clear decision and constantly blaming his impulses or inability to make decisions on the fact that he was too concerned with other people’s feelings or emotions. Frankly, even though this was his reasoning it came off more selfish and cowardly. He’s torn between woman more than once. He’s hurting one while lying to another. He made poor choices and rarely took accountability toward them. I’m hoping he redeems himself when their story picks up in Book 3 of the series. HOWEVER, and this is a big however… the strength of Ysabelle’s character and the power of the storyline (within an erotica, mind you) was powerful enough to easily overshadow his character flaws. I would strongly recommend my words about Sebastian don’t dissuade you from VIP because you would be sorely missing out.
VIP is packed with lust-filled steam, as you would expect from an erotica centered around an escort concept. It’s pages are filled with untamed sex scenes that are anything but vanilla. I didn’t originally know this was an erotica going in but I was pleasantly surprised. I don’t read that many heavy erotica’s so I’m not sure if VIP was atypical for this genre but it still had a quality story that was strong, interesting, and entertaining. To me, it just seemed like a great story with a little more sex than may be normal for a standard romance novel. The ratios seemed appropriate and proportional to me and the steam factor with this novel was through the roof in the best way possible.
There are a couple of concepts within the story that you have to be okay with in order for this to be a book for you. Cheating, lots of sex between people outside of the leading hopefuls and physical/sexual abuse are all present within this story. If you have an open mind about these concepts or aren’t triggered easily by abuse, then you’ll be just fine.
VIP is a dark story with bouts of wholesomeness. Sebastian’s upbringing (which we see) is basically the traditional happy childhood but Ysabelle’s rough start at life causes her to walk on the wild side and we see an emotional story and also an edgy life style from her point of view. I’m extremely happy this series was recommended to me and I can’t wait to continue on with the books. If you’re looking for something different that will give you lust-filled goose bumps, and capture your attention then VIP is right for you! I loved it and I’m sure you will too!
I don't want to talk about the plot much because that would give the story away. The blurb doesn't do this story justice because there's so much more to this story than Ysabelle and Sebastian's love story. Just know that once you start this book you better hold on because you're in for a roller coaster ride of emotions. This book will make you laugh, cry, hate some the characters, then you will love them once again, and it will soak your panties. The sex in this book is out of this world hot and Ysabelle and Sebastian will set your kindle on fire.
M. Robinson did an incredible job telling this story and I for one can't wait to read Madam's story. This book has been sitting on my kindle for awhile and I'm so glad I finally read it. I can't wait to read more from this couple, thank you for writing this amazing story M. Robinson.
Top reviews from other countries
I'm ashamed to say I'd had this book on my kindle and TBR list for ages, wish I'd read it sooner.
What makes this an epic read is the fact that this book starts from where the characters are small children, we get their whole life story and an insight in to what made them the person they are today. I love when authors pay attention to character building, it helps you to connect and really feel the characters which M Robinson did in abundance.
Told in dual pov the story moves along at a good steady pace. The main characters Sebastian & Ysabelle don't actually meet till half way through the book.
I didn't really know much about this book going in and I think that is what made all the more enjoyable, it really was much more than I expected. It has all the feels with taboo subjects and in parts very emotional.
The whole way through the book I really didn't know how it would end ? This is a very well written book from M Robinson and I believe it was her debut ... wow. I will definitely read more from this author, in fact I'm going straight on to book #2 !!
Recommended 5 ***** stars !
An adorable story about love.
Initially I thought I was reading two separate books and there would be two separate outcomes, how wrong was I because when they do eventually meet in the middle you totally understand why it has been written that way.
I truly felt Ysabelle's pain, sorrow, sadness Hell I think I went through every emotion possible with her as she was growing up, her mother would only win an award for being the World's Worst Bitch Of A Mother and that's being polite.
Sebby had a totally different upbringing full of love and never wanting for anything at all, beautiful friendships with two beautiful girls.
I have loved reading both sides of their stories whilst they were growing up but when their paths cross it's hot, steamy and sexy however one is playing with fire but both will get burnt.
I was freaking out thinking history would repeat itself thank goodness it didn't. I always love a HEA but think I need a little more of Sebby and Ysa.
Congratulations M Robinson looking forward to more from you.
This is a captivating story encapsulating the phenomenon of love and the intense emotions it stirs.
5 stars because the author skilfully involved me in the emotions of the characters also it's well written.
Highly recommended and it left me wanting more but luckily I only had a short wait for the next in the series called The Madam.
Glad I have discovered another good author looking forward to reading more fantastic début.
I thought this book was an amazing story and has me hankering for more...BUY IT...READ IT...REMEMBER IT ALWAYS