Very Wicked Beginnings (Briarwood Academy, #1.5). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Very Wicked Beginnings by Ilsa Madden-Mills

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A ballerina from the wrong side of town…

The wealthy football star who can’t forget her… 

Meet Cuba Hudson, the heartbreaker of Briarwood Academy:

I’m the tattooed bad boy girls think they can change.

I have it all: a football career, a stellar GPA, and a family that owns half of Dallas, Texas. Everyone wants to be me, but all I want is to forget…

Then she shows up.

Dovey Beckham arrives at Briarwood Academy and looks right through me, unconcerned that I rule the school. I wasn’t part of her precious plan, and it drove me insane…so I made it my mission to claim her, to put her notch on my bedpost.

She would be mine and her heart would be broken.

I didn’t plan on falling for her, and I sure as hell didn’t plan on losing her…

Welcome to Briarwood Academy…where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Wicked Beginnings. 

Very Wicked Beginnings


The player and the dancer!



“Two things about me: I dance and I dance.” –Dovey Beckham

The heroine: Dovey Beckham – scholarship student at the prestigious Briarwood Academy. None of the wealthy students pay any attention to her, but her best friend is a British Bad Boy name Spider that rarely is with the same woman more than once.

“Two things about me: I play football—and girls.” –Cuba Hudson

The Hero(es): Cuba Hudson – he is the most talented football player at BA and on track for a football scholarship. What nobody knows is that his mother is sick and it is his fault, or so he thinks. He likes to forget about home through football, working out and girls, and he is a player in every sense of the word.

The story: Cuba notices Dovey one day while at football practice. She is in the dance studio near the football field and he can’t take his eyes off her, but can’t figure out what it is about her that is holding his interest. Especially after finding out she is a scholarship student and seeing her with Spider.
This was a great prequel to the next book in the series, “Very Wicked Things”.

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