This Book is Rated W for Well Done
4.5 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Romance-Erotica
If you’ve read Mis Asher’s debut novel Arsen then you are aware that she is a sharp shooter. She is not afraid to royally piss you off and then hit you where it hurts…STRAIGHT THROUGH THE DAMN HEART.
Blaire White is a gold digger. She literally makes a living by living off the money provided to her from the rich men she dates. It’s a lifestyle that seemingly comes easy to her. Giving up her goods for a price with her... easy virtue .
One indelible truth
Blaire has never truly experienced love. She believes that if love comes it’s not without pain. Being a child greeted with rejection everyday at home with her parents and at school by her classmates, she quickly learned in her teens to take care of herself. Once known to her peers as the chubby kid, she eventually grows into a shapely young woman with curves that can utterly make a grown man stop in his tracks to take her in. One man does stop in his tracks…he wants a taste of the youthful Blaire.
No doubt about it, taking care of herself lead to Blaire having sex at a young age. Blaire is described to be a very beautiful girl with a body made for sinning. She picks up on this knowledge in her teens…that using her body to get what she wants has it’s…perks. Her first sexual partner being a man of means he in turn provides lavish gifts to Blaire. In doing this it sets a tone for her, one that carries in to her adulthood, labeling herself as a gold digger. Blaire become a predator on the hunt for wealthy men.
I want to mark you
When I started Easy Virtue for about the first 5% I kept wondering ‘hmmm where is this story taking me exactly’ and then I met Ronan. *Le sigh* Ronan’s character kind of comes out of nowhere yet I ate him up and found myself eagerly wanting more and more of him. To the average woman Ronan is the ideal male, thoughtful, sexy and GREAT in bed. But to Blaire he is far from her requirement which pretty much entails him having a HUGE bank account.
I think the way readers meet Ronan is adorable. I also think the way he is further introduced in to the story was brilliant because in a small amount of time we get an idea of who he is…about what matters to him in life. Yeah, I was really feeling this guy.
Annnnd then we have this guy.
I’m an interested buyer
Lawrence meets Blaire’s requirements and then some. Not only is the guy filthy rich, he’s gorgeous and according to Blaire he f*cks as good as he looks. Her words not mine. Lawrence makes it very clear what he wants from Blaire and that he has no issues with paying her what she desires. Seeing dollar signs Blaire knows that Lawrence can deliver exactly what he says.
Lawrence is the opposite of Ronan in almost every way. Where Ronan’s character appears to be an open book as we get to know him; Lawrence seems to hold secrets. Not sure how I feel about this. Nevertheless a few things about his character have piqued my interest. I became curious to see how things will progress with his character just as much as I am eager to see the same with Ronan.
This was a quick read and once I started I could not stop. I started at night read til about 20% went to bed woke up early and finished the book in one sitting. The story is told mostly from Blaire's pov there is however a very small and surprising switch briefly in the story.
I'd also liked to note that while this book plays a fine line with being a 'possible' love triangle, I honestly felt no such thing in my mind there was one clear guy for Blaire. BUT I could be wrong…I really hope I'm not though. Unfortunately, I know for sure that Mia Asher has no problem with breaking my heart in her plot lines.
I really dig Mia Asher’s writing style. In this book she does something not many authors can do very well. She completely ensnares you with her characters. So whether they’re good or bad…lovable or not so lovable you cannot help but hang on to every move they make. She takes her time, lays out a character introduction and then she builds. Somehow her introductions provide a small layer or base I should say for each character. It was like giving a piece of whom they are to us readers, I liked that.
The story of these three (Blaire-Ronan-Lawrence) intrigues me. I am eager for more. I recommend this book to readers who are not afraid to take journey’s with characters. To those unafraid of a book possibly NOT ending the way you want.
Characters-A gold digger, A rich handsome guy annnd A thoughtfully sexy down to earth guy
Writing Style-Smooth, Raw, Strong and Dangerous enough to crush my heart
Plot/Storyline- Blaire is a gold digger. She prefers to make a living by living of rich men.
Steam Factor- High/Very Steamy on a scale of 1-10 I say 8
Entertainment Level- From Lo-Med-Hi I say Hi. The book held my rapt attention
Overall- I really liked it! I highly recommend this to readers who are not afraid to go with the flow and follow the journey of the characters.
Now go forth and read. Then come tell us about it on Goodreads!
NOTE: The pictures and collage featured in this review post was not taken by me. The pictures are inspiration for the characters I envisioned in the book. The collage was put together by me for the sole purpose of being a review visual.