The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌎🌏🌍🌏🌎
Character development: ☺️🥸😎🤩
Favorite Quote: “The remedy is the poison.”
The heroine: Violet St. Lyons (a.k.a. V) – comes from old money. Violet was in a plane crash while on a trip for her 18th birthday. Her parents died in that crash and she blamed herself since they were on the plane for her birthday trip. She now has PTSD from the crash and is holed up in her mansion. She plays her violin on her back patio because she can no longer play for the symphony without getting anxious and nauseous.
The Hero(es): Sebastian Tate – Lead singer of Vital Rejects. Best friend to Nora from “Very Bad Things” and Cuba from “Very Wicked Things”. Sebastian was hurt by a girl named Emma in high school who claimed she wanted him but then slept with her Ex-boyfriend who was a complete jerk. Sebastian is famous, is fake-dating an A-list Hollywood Actress to improve his image and get a part in a movie.
The story: Sebastian was the all around good guy in the first two books. Sebastian kicks around with Spider, the english guy who is the guitarist in his band. Spider was best friend to Dovey in “Very Wicked Things”. Sebastian has become a bit of a stalker of the woman in the mansion behind his. Sebastian watches Violet every night on her patio through a pair of binoculars and one night when she plays Led Zeppelin on the violin while nearly nude, he is entranced.
The narration was good, though I hated Spider. He sounded like a disgusting old man instead of a hot British Rockstar. The story was good, though I liked Sebastian so much better in the first book. Though I suppose that is to be expected since someone who is a best friend is easier to make likable than a broken Hero.
I liked that Sebastian was fake dating Blair Storm who was an actress that was trying to keep herself in the public eye and looking like a young leading lady by dating a hot young musician. Blair is quite the witchy diva and took an immediate dislike to V and was a terrific villain.
I must say that I am getting a bit sick though of people that get so hurt from being cheated on that they decide never to love again. Seems to me that is just a huge cop out for a weak mind. Though it is a pretty standard thing for a lot of romance novels. I liked the PTSD angle though, that worked well.
*Re-read via Audio…