13 December 2011

Book Review: Vicious Circles

Book Details

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 315 KB

Book Summary

Sequel to All the Wrong Reasons.

Bailey never thought she'd fall in love - especially after the ordeal her best friend, Irelyn, had gone through the previous winter. So, imagine her surprise when she realizes that it has indeed happened to her.

But it's not looking promising even after she ends her on-again-off-again relationship with Spencer - especially since the man she's discovered she's in love with is Spencer's cousin and best friend, Collin.

It's okay, though, because she'll get over it. Well, that's what she was hoping but after one drunken night with Collin, she realizes that it's not that easy. 

Now he's feeling guilty, she's heartbroken, and he wants to keep it all a secret.

To make matters worse, she finds out that he's in love with Tori, Morgan's in love with him, and Spencer's in love with her. It's enough to make her head spin.

If you thought love triangles were bad, try being in the center of a vicious circle. (lifted from goodreads.com)

Book Review

Rating: 4/5

I have a knack for bad girls – this is one of the reasons why I love Vicious Circle.  Bailey is one of my favorite characters from the first book. She's quite b*tchy - but admit it, she was really a nice friend being there for Irelyn and covering for her (I'm not sure if the last one is a good thing). I really thought she would go serious with Spencer only to be surprised that she ended up with Collin, a good guy. 

Bailey's reputation precedes her. The people around her think she's easy and sleeping around - thanks to rumors spread by an old arch enemy, Veronica. I always look forward to their confrontations because Bailey says the most witty rebuttal to insults thrown to her - she really deserves it (Veronica that is). This bad girl however, has a soft spot: deep inside she's different and a very good friend - she would do anything for someone she loves, even risk her own life. 

She tried to held reins on her self-control because she thought Morgan was in love with him, but of course, love + lust will diminish your self-control - couple it with booze or beach. I hated Morgan here. How can she be that righteous? And how can she hate Bailey after Bailey's revelation? Morgan already gave her side, and with that, I don't think her sudden explosion was a bit melodramatic. 

JL Paul reminds us not to judge the book by its cover. No matter what she looks, or how she acts, there's more story to that than what is in the surface. I love the first two novels, but I don't think I can say that I'm looking forward for Morgan's story. 

Favorite Quotes

“But us women, well, we like our egos stroked every once in a while and a boy mourning over us is a huge boost”


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