Anyone could have those four things, but only one could have VIP. Becoming Madam was never a choice for me, it was a mandated order from the most powerful woman I knew- my mother. I was born to fill her shoes, never to make mistakes, or to show weakness.
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The Madam is the second book in the VIP series. We first meet Madam in VIP when she chooses Ysabelle Telle to become a VIP. Their relationship goes from great to tumultuous as Ysabelle’s relationship with Sebastian gets too involved and then to Ysabelle’s eventual departure from VIP. The Madam (VIP #2) is Lilith Veronica Stone aka Madam’s story, and holy freaking A is it a story!
The Madam is not a love story, it is not sweet, it is not heartwarming. It is intense and gritty. The Madam more like an autobiography of a fictional character. There is not a main story; it is Lilith’s birth, to the Madam’s birth and eventually to the moment when Ysabelle leaves and then everything in between. It is the progression of the Madam, instances and moments that made her who she is, how everything came to be. The book is ultimately leading us into MVP with a better understanding of Madam and what she has done in her life and why.
VIP was handed down through generations of women in Lilith’s family. Her mother is the Madam when we start the story, and let’s just say she could be Joan Crawford’s Doppelganger, the term Madam Dearest is used in the book and I loved it. We see Lilith’s transformation from becoming a VIP and trying to prove to her mother that she is capable of taking over VIP to becoming the Madam and taking the reins to her mother’s empire. The sex scenes are so intense and so so soooo good. I mean, there are so many different scenarios that happen throughout the book and they are so well done you never get bored with them. Even with the amazing sex scenes, there is so much more to the story. You love and hate Madam, her business mind is incredible, her temper is quickly ignited and her confidence is unrelenting. Her soft side comes out in some of her moments with Mika and they are sweet and you want her to find her own happiness regardless of the craziness that she often throws down.
Madam’s first encounter with Ysabelle isn’t mentioned until over half way through the story, and when it is you know there is something more then what we read in VIP. The book does end on a bit of a cliffhanger, but I literally wanted to yell, “I knew it, I freaking knew it, I called it, I knew that was going to happen,” but I had to resist the urge to yell since everyone was sleeping in my house, so I just did it in my head. It was an amazing story and as much as I dislike cliffhangers it was an awesome one, and I cannot wait to see what happens in MVP. I gave The Madam 5 out of 5 stars.
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**Before you read The Madam, be sure and read book 1: VIP**
32 year old Sebastian
Vanwell, was a very successful yacht broker, who always loved the design
and architecture of a luxurious boat. His only addiction was being on
the water. He loved it, he thrived on it, and he needed it in his life.
After a very stable, loving childhood with only a few bumps, Sebastian
married the love of his life. The one person that he knew would always
be there. Julia was his rock, and he loved her more than life itself.
Sebastian kept his addiction to the water under control, wanting to keep
his time with his wife and son his number one obsession, that was until
he saw her. This new addiction haunted him, the one compulsion that he
couldn’t control no matter how hard he tried.
Ysabelle Telle hit
him hard, knocking the wind from his lungs. Coming from worlds apart,
beautiful, dark complexion Ysabelle Telle didn’t have the rich,
protected background that Sebastian Vanwell had. Ysabelle lived a life
of hell, in poverty, growing up with a drug addict mother that never
cared, and horrific living conditions. Ysabelle lived for one person and
one person only; herself. She was pure perfection, her beauty along
with a flawless body had men lined up, driveling over her ensuring her
success as a VIP.
There are too many words that describe the
effects when two diverse worlds like theirs collide. They both have too
much to lose to get caught in the forceful pull, which could destroy
Warning sex/drugs/language. Mature readers only
M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein.She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.
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