Swoon Thursday #102 – Very Bad Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Very Bad Things
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Series: Briarcrest Academy #1
Genre: NA Contemporary
Published: September 9th 2013
Very Bad Things (Briarcrest Academy, #1)
I was quite surprised at how much I enjoyed this book!! Nora and Leo were so fun to read about and I loved the humour injected into this story, along with the intense plot. 
This is a sweet tease where Nora is showing Leo her tattos.

I put my naked back to him, lifted my hair and placed it over my chest, so he could see my wings. 
He was silent for a few moments, but I could hear his breathing as it came faster and rougher. He came up behind me, wrapped his hands around the tops of my arms and kissed my shoulders, tracing his mouth and tongue over the words on my back. I moaned out his name. 
He whispered in a raspy voice, “This . . . this means everything. Seeing my words for you on your body makes me insane for you.”

~ Kindle Arc Loc 3434

My review will be on the blog Friday!
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.
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  1. I would so like to know what his words for her are. Great Swoon, Naomi. Certainly got my attention.

    My Swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. Oh, I know! It was a very sweet moment for these two!

  3. YEP. I have this one too, LOL. And that teaser was HOT. *runs off to download to kindle from archive*

  4. Oh wow!

    I like the cover art but I'd like to know how angsty this book is and is it sexed up? I love funny though...

  5. Ooh sexy! I should definitely read this one :) Thanks for sharing.

  6. My mind totally went in the gutter after I read the first 5 words of that teaser, but that quote is actually more sweet than sexy. The hopeless romantic in me is totally eating it up.

  7. Franny @ Mind ReaderJuly 25, 2014 at 12:22 AM

    Very intense teaser, I'm intrigued!

  8. Ooooh intense teaser! This sounds sweet read :)

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

  9. That was pretty intense and very OH MY! I loved it! I remember wanting to read this one :) Thanks for sharing and hopefully I can pick this one up eventually!

  10. Ohhh that one totally gave me tingles! Back/neck kissing is so hot and this has that added sweet element. Love it!

  11. Love In Every PageJuly 25, 2014 at 5:18 AM

    I want to know what his words are! Love this scene. I need to read this ASAP!

    My Swoon: http://loveineverypage.weebly.com/young-adult-romance/swoon-thursday-1-salvation-by-anne-osterlund

  12. To borrow one of your favorite phrases, Holy Hell!! That's a great swoon. And I'm indeed eager to read this one after that. I know this will come as a shock, but I own this book. Just need to make time to read it. :)

  13. Oh I really loved that swoon and if she has wings I must read this... great swoon!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  14. The sex scenes aren't too bad, and she went through some hard times but it's not too intense. Yes it was bad, but she was able to move on.

  15. Hehe! Good, mine's usually in the gutter too!! lol

  16. I hope you do, I really enjoyed it!

  17. I know, right... Leo is so yummy and sweet, when he wants to be!

  18. I know... it was such a beautiful moment!

  19. Hehe.... see, I keep you in suspense!!

  20. Get to it girl! You will love it! I promise... Holu Hell it was good *wink*

  21. No no... they are tattoos of wings! And he said something sweet to her and she had it put on her back... such a beautiful moment!

  22. They are tattooed wings, and this was a very sweet moment.

  23. Jenea WhittingtonMay 23, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Oooh, I love this part! Great swoony moment...


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