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- Publication Date: March 23, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00H3HS25I
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this review contains minor spoilers
This isn't a love story, but a story about love.
Well....that was everything I hope for in a book -fab characters, a unique story, a crap ton of angst & smokin hott lovin. This book seriously had some of the steamiest sex scenes I've read in a while. M Robinson has definitely entered the scene with a bang, what a debut!! This book is anything BUT conventional, just be prepared -it's not always pretty.
Don't you dare feel bad for me. I'm not writing this for you to shed tears. My story goes a whole lot deeper than this and I definitely don't want your pity. I adapted. I embraced, whatever the f*** came or would come. That's what I do.
Ysabelle Telle, aka Ysa, was dealt a pretty crappy hand in life. Born and raised in the poor end of town, she doesn't know who her father is let alone ever even met him and her mother is too busy losing herself in her drugs, booze and men, leaving Ysa alone with no one and nothing. She goes to bed hungry more often than not and learns at a very early age to fend for herself.
Taking care of me came naturally. It was a fight or flight mentality, only the strongest survive, kill or be killed, that type of s***...my mom was a f***** up person, I had to survive. Period.
At the age of sixteen, she takes off to Miami, getting as far away from her mother as she can and starts over. She will do whatever she has to in order to get by. She gets a job, becomes best friends with her boss Devon, gets her own place eventually and does pretty well for herself. But she still feels like something is missing from her life, that is when she meets Madame and is introduced to the world of escorts where Madame runs her very own company and wants to make Ysa one of her VIP's.
These men thought they knew me, nobody really did. They loved what they thought I was, and I was what they wanted me to be.
I was the fantasy. I was the dream, I was an illusion.
She settles in to her VIP life quite easily, making more money than she ever thought possible. For the first time, she's surrounded by people who understand her and want her, she finally feels like she has some control over her life. Til one single client turns her world upside down....
They say that everything happens for a reason. I'll never forget the phone call that changed my life. It all started with that damn phone call. I should have known better. I should have passed. I should have done a lot of things other than meet with him.
I answered the phone.
I accepted the date.
And I changed the course of my life.
I met with Sebastian Vanwell.
Sebastian Vanwell couldn't have had a better childhood. Only child to two very successful and financially stable parents, he has it all. At the age of two, Julia comes into his life.
She was like a boy only she smelled good and had long hair. She was my yin to my yang, the peanut butter to my jelly, the milk to my Oreos, and the hot fudge to my ice cream.
Their parents were best friends before they were born, they grew up together, did everything together, his name was the first word she ever spoke and she was always his Babygirl. Everyone expected them to end up together so it was no surprise when they got married after collage and soon added a son to their family.
Lifelong- lasting or continuing through all or much of one's life. That was what Julia was to me. I knew she would always be in my life. I don't know how or how to even explain it. I just knew it.
Happily married, father to Christian, successful Yacht Broker, the only thing he loves more than his family is being on the water, things couldn't be more perfect....
Til he meets Ysa and begins to question everything.
I needed to get the f*** out of there. I needed to go home to my family. I needed to forget what just happened, why couldn't I move my feet? Why was just the thought of not seeing her again, hurting me so bad? I felt as though I couldn't breathe....
….I knew two things in that moment.
One, I was going to find out who she was
and two, I was eternally f*****.
Neither one of them were prepared for their reaction to each other. For very different reasons, they both want to run in the opposite direction. Sebastian knows he can't be involved with Ysa in any way, he has a family at home. Ysa is terrified of the feeling he invokes in her, personal experience doesn't allow her to let anyone get too close to her, they will only let her down, she's safe behind her walls. But that doesn't mean they can stay away.
I was destined to meet Ysabelle Telle. We were meant to cross paths. For whatever f***** up reason she came into my life, I couldn't let her go.
I didn't do emotions; I didn't know how to handle them. I couldn't deny that it felt riveting. I felt cherished. His strong arms felt comforting and safe. I found myself closing my eyes and breathing him in.
F***...what am I doing?
The more time they spend together, the harder it becomes to stay away. They're drawn to each other like neither has ever experienced before, but it doesn't change what they are. Ysa is an escort who doesn't do feelings and Sebastian has a family at home. None of that seems to stop the pull or kill the connection they share.
She was terrified of the emotions toying between us. She wanted this to stop. She wanted me to f*** her. I wasn't allowing it. I was going to do this, I was going to step over the f****** line and make love to her.
I loved a man who was taken by somebody else, a father and a husband. I had never planned on it, and it was never thought out, being in love with a married man was one of the hardest things I had ever put myself into. I knew he cared for me, he returned each and every affection and feeling, but I still knew he went home to his wife.
From start to finish, this book had me an emotional mess. It takes quite awhile for the two main characters to actually meet, but I think it had to be that way. Their character development is such a huge part of how their story plays out. Didn't stop me from getting a tad impatient though Lol
I have to admit, Sebastian did come across as a bit selfish BUT I absolutely fell in love is Ysa. She did what she had to to survive and didn't let others opinions hold her down. She was who she was-period. I love a strong heroine and was certainly that. This was definitely not a cookie-cutter romance and some parts were hard to get through, but it was worth the trip in the end. My only complaint was the ending. After the emotional beating you take throughout the book, the ending was kind of abrupt for me. I still loved it and am looking forward to much much more from this author.
I didn't want to be like every other man to Ysabelle. I might not have had the right, hell, I knew I didn't have the right, I was about to take her someplace neither of us had any business going. She was ingraining herself into my heart and I wanted to do the same to her.
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!
Then the story of Sebastian..or Shebby..and his life long friend Julia..who grew up together..like best-friends and a brother-sister relationship..and Julia's adopted sister Olivia..or Oli and how she changed the relationship between Julia and our spoiled , privileged good looking rich boy ..and the tragic out come of that conflict....
And then how Ysa and Shebby meet after he's a married man with a husband and the outcome of that meeting..
No Spoilers from me..you need to read this Novel with an open mind, and a box of tissues..
I hope Ms Robinson writes more books ..I want to read them. I don't know if I read the updated version or not..but if there was any grammatical errors I Sure didn't see them because I was to engrossed with the story and want to read to find out what was going to happen to the Characters in it.... 5 Stars it's enough..Great Job..Take a Bow..then go write some more please.
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