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This was my very first novel of Author Isla Madden-Mills. In the beginning, I honestly wasn't sure that I even liked Nora. But I warmed up to her as her layers were slowly peeled back. She really lost out when it came to her nuclear family. I couldn't believe what a massive witch her mom was or how M.I.A. her dad was. She did have a wonderful aunt and eventually a nice support group via her connection to Leo. I enjoyed how she worked through her issues and became a stronger version of herself. The girl had guts in a big way.
Leo, oh boy! I liked him immediately and really admired his more mature strength of character and his incredible self restraint in light of the temptation created by his immediate attraction to teenage Nora. Their attraction eventually makes total sense in light of their personal histories though, so I didn't have as much of a problem with their age difference as I could have if their circumstances had been other than what they were.
Leo's younger brother Sebastian added some nice levity to the story, and I was relieved that he didn't have a cliched type of relationship with Nora. Nora's half brother Finn, well to put it simply, was a complete and utter douche canoe. I felt the same as Nora when his fictional fate caught up to him. I also really liked Teddy, a play by ear Autistic musician in Leo's band. He was just so innocent, earnest, charming, and all around delightful. Drew, Nora's academic nemesis and first crush/teenage hook up, was actually not at all the slime ball I thought he might be. Nora knew plenty of guys that fit that bill and also a couple of mean girls to round out the Briarcrest Academy crew. It certainly wouldn't be high school with all those character types.
I have no idea what the next novel in the series is about, but I'm looking forward to finding out and hanging out again n the Briarcrest Academy universe.
Her mother is an awful women, she treats her like crap and belittles everything she does. Her brother did the most unspeakable things to her when she was barely a teen.
But there is a light at the end of the tunnel for her, Leo. He is the older brother of a new classmate but Nora knows that they are meant to be. It's funny but I never had an issue with their age difference, just over six years, she was legal when she went after him. He on the other hand saw it as a huge obstacle and did everything to keep her at bay, including something that I wasn't sure was excusable.
In the end, after a near end of them, there is a path seen to their HEA.
Loved Leo and Nora's story and Sebastian was a great secondary character....Nora was a misunderstood teenager doing what mommy wanted but she had a list of 'bad things' she wanted to do. Glad one of those things made her cross paths with Leo who was his younger brother's guardian. He gave up a lot for Sebastian, to give him a better life, including paying for a very expensive private school where bad things happen :)
you will love Leo and will want to read Sebastian's story and continue on to the end of the series, GUARANTEED!!
We meet Nora at one of the lowest points of her young life. She has decided that she no longer craves or cares about 'perfect' and wants to shake things up and see how being 'bad' works for her. Leo, who happens to be there as she makes this decision, is who she has decided is going to help her shake up her life.
Leo, new to the neighborhood and who's brother will be going to the same high school as Nora, tries to stay away from her but something keeps drawing them closer.
Initially the idea of this story (young girl, older guy) was not appealing. A couple things changed my mind. The writing is excellent. It's witty and funny and sexy without being exploitative. Then the characters and their stories keeps you reading. You WANT to know how things work out, if they work out. I can't wait to read the next book.
This is a 4.5 Star for me. I highly recommend it. Discover the secrets as they unfold in Very Bad Things, its worth the journey. The writing and characters are fantastic!
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