"One of the top five New Adult romances of 2013."
--A is for Alpha, B is for Book Blog
What happens when the perfect girl makes a very bad list?
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.
Or is she?
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.
**Recommended for mature audiences 18+ due to strong language and sexual content.
**Also part of the Briarcrest Series:
Very Wicked Beginnings (1.5)
Very Wicked Things (2)
Very Twisted Things (Feb. 2015)
"From the writing style to the exquisite formatting, from the captivating storyline to the colourful characters, this book was truly the full package for me."
Natasha is a Book Junkie
"Ilsa Madden Mills. Watch this name, people...you will be hearing it a lot...Very Bad Thingssucked me in from the start, and despite my not wanting to read as much NA lately, I fell for this book. It had quality about it that just made it stand out as a little more unique...there was just something special."
Ana from Ana's Attic
"Very Bad Things is beautiful and heartbreaking...an epic love story."
The Lovely Books
"It's the kind of story you think about for weeks...wishing you could read it all over again for the first time."
Two Crazy Girls with a Passion for Books
"Very Bad Things in on my list of top ten reads this year."
Morning After a Good Book
"Ilsa Madden-Mills has an exquisite writing style that makes you feel their pain and anguish, their happiness, and their heartaches and fears."
A Lust for Reading
"A brilliant debut novel."
Nose Stuck in a Book
"If I had to pick one book to recommend to everyone I know, this would be the one."
My Fictional Boyfriend
"...it is maddening, passionate, heart-breaking, all-encompassing, and about a million other adjectives."
Sarah Griffin of Books to Breathe and Angie's Dreamy Reads