“Nothing sexual either. You’ll be happy to know, I still see more ass than a proctologist. For free.”
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 👨🏻👱🏻♀️🧔🏻👩🏻👱🏼♂️
The heroine: Emilia (a.k.a. Millie) – Daughter of the Cook and Gardener for the Spencer’s. She lives in the garage apartment at their mansion. She needs to complete her senior year with good grades to go away to college.
The Hero(es): Baron Spencer Jr. (a.k.a. Vicious) – The heir to one of the largest family owned businesses in the country. He is called Vicious for his cold, ruthless behavior.
The Story: Vicious is the king of Todos Santos high. He loves to torment Emilia, and thinks that she overheard something she shouldn’t have on their first meeting. Though Millie didn’t, or didn’t understand what she heard.
“A month after we moved out, Dean came by our new apartment. He looked good, if you liked the hot-shot, all-American Bradley Cooper look. Which I thought I did, but apparently, I was more of a brooding, all-consuming-jerk Colin Farrell type of girl.”
Let’s start right out with the narration. I was really hoping the male narrator would have a deep voice to match what I think Vicious would sound like but I was flabbergasted when he actually started talking. His voice was deep, but sounded like a 45 year old chain smoker. NOT 18 year old vicious at all. Plus I expected Vicious to sound intelligent and he sounded a like a surfer dude at times.
The funny thing was the fact that it wasn’t long before I began to think his voice fit Vicious perfectly. He had the perfect inflection for the dead pan way that Vicious says completely outrageous things. I ended up really loving him as a narrator and thinking he is Vicious exactly.
The story quickly goes from a few high school scenes in Todos Santos to ten years in the future in New York City where Millie is fired from one of her jobs, mugged, and comes in late to her waitress job only to find Vicious at one of her tables in a meeting with another man. She is late on her rent, supporting her sister Rosie who has a debilitating disease, and feeling just like the help, the nickname he always called her.
Though Millie had a crush of vicious in high school, now she blames him for ruining her life. Though when he offers her a job that she desperately needs, she has no choice but to accept. I loved Vicious, he is the original Alpha-hole as far as I am concerned. I could read this book over and over.