In Review: Very Wicked Beginnings (Briarcrest Academy #1.5) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Posted May 18, 2014 by Kim in 5 Stars, In Review / 5 Comments

In Review: Very Wicked Beginnings (Briarcrest Academy #1.5) by Ilsa Madden-MillsVery Wicked Beginnings by Ilsa Madden-Mills
Series: Briarcrest Academy #1.5
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: May 13, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: eARC, 69 pages
How I got it: From the author
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Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
My rating:

Girls say I’m a walking, talking sex god. Guys call me Hollywood because my life is golden.

It’s not.

But, ESPN did rank me as a four-star recruit, calling me one of the best defensive players since Briarcrest Academy opened its esteemed doors. So yeah, with football and a stellar GPA, my future seemed good.

Then Dovey Beckham shows up in her short skirts and ballet shoes. Driving me insane. Making me want to beg for her attention.

But that wouldn’t happen, because Cuba Hudson didn’t beg for

She walked around BA like she owned the place, and most days she looked right through me…the one girl I couldn’t have.
So, of course, I made it my mission to claim her, to put her notch on my bedpost.

Because no girl can resist the Heartbreaker of BA.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where wicked love begins…and ends.


In Review My Thoughts

Very Wicked Beginnings was a complete and total surprise, but I am so, so glad Ilsa decided to write this prequel novella. This review will be rather short and to the point because the time you’re spending reading this? You should be using it to read the novella. 🙂

In this super quick read, we get our first look at ballerina Dovey and more insight into playboy football player Cuba. Not only do we see how they first meet, but we also get a look at each of their histories. This was an emotional introduction to both of these characters. It’s a perfect tease for Very Wicked Things and I was glad I had ARCs of both so I could dive right into the full story of Dovey and Cuba. I couldn’t wait to see how these two broken characters found themselves with each other.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


About Ilsa Madden-Mills

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap.

She spends her days with two small kids, one neurotic cat, and one husband. She collects magnets and rarely cooks except to bake her own pretzels.

When she’s not crafting a story, you can find her drinking too much Diet Coke, jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash.

She loves to hear from readers and fellow authors.


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