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.

Book Dame’s Rating 4.5 stars

I was a little nervous about this book after reading that that most of the characters were high school age, young adult books don’t always draw me in.  However, I was pulled in right away. I actually had started another book, one I was waiting for. But after a glance at Very Bad Things, I was enamored by the story.  Privilege life usually have crazy secrets, and this book’s allure will capture your attention from the first page. The notion of Nora breaking away from the box she has been put in, mix with the lure of Leo and their gravitation to each other had me thoroughly involved.  The pace of the story, kept me from ever feeling rushed or lacking.  Outstanding first novel, a great read for everyone.



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