Sunday, March 29, 2015

Wicked Reads Reviews – College Bound by Lilia Ford

After a vicious fight with her slut-shaming jerk of stepbrother, Natalie storms out of the family McMansion, never imagining that would be the last time she’d be allowed in the house. A string of truly rotten decisions follows, until she finds herself suspended from school, friendless, broke, and camping out at the minimart where she works. Worst of all, her college applications are due!

Thanks to a helpful teacher and her own stupendous brilliance she manages to get into her top choice college. Unfortunately, dealing with the financial aid forms proves to be too much for her supersmarts and she is about to lose her spot because she cannot get the money together to pay the deposit.

Enter Gareth Boyd, an old family friend and all-around manipulative bastard, who makes her an offer: sleep with his (totally hot) roommate, Jamie, and he’ll pay for everything.

How hard can it be?

Warning: This story features an eighteen-year-old heroine with a foul mouth and horrible judgment, a criminally unscrupulous man intent on taking advantage of her, and multiple scenes of bondage, spanking, ménage, and one potentially triggering scene of attempted rape. The novel is an erotic fantasy in which characters manipulate or disregard notions of proper consent in ways that would never be acceptable in real life. Adult Readers Only.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

WOW! Nearly 24 hours after finishing this and I'm still thinking about it almost constantly – that alone makes it a book worthy of a WOW!!

It should not have been a book that I enjoyed so much; it is harsh and dark and twisted, yet somehow it is loving and caring and surprising. There were a few moments where it was impossible not to laugh out loud, and they relieved the tension exquisitely. If I didn't have a huge TBR, I would be immediately rereading it – I shall before the week is out, I have no doubt. It is crazy, wild, and in so many ways wrong, but it is a fabulous story, well written and totally captivating.

Go, get a copy, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. And Ms. Ford, I beg of you ... please consider taking this further – I read that it took a long time to come to press, but I have fallen hopelessly for all the characters and would love more!

I really enjoyed reading about Natalie's journey of discovering her self-worth. Natalie and Jamie were super sexy. When Gareth was added to the mix...holy hotness! I guess Daniel was right...Hotel California! I was sucked in and could not put this book down.

Lilia Ford lives in New York City with her husband and two sons. – Goodreads bio

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of College Bound by Lilia Ford to read and review.

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