REVIEW: Easy Virtue by Mia Asher




Wednesday, December 17, 2014




My rating: 



Love is selfish...

My name is Blaire.
I'm the bad girl.
The other woman.
The one who never gets the guy in the end.

I'm the gold digger.
The bitch.
The one no one roots for.
The one you love to hate.

I hate myself too...

Everyone has a story. Are you ready for mine?





“How can someone as beautiful as you are have no heart?”


REACTION AFTER READING THE BOOK

What? that was it???!!
Where's the next f*cking page??! Smiley

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You have got to be kidding me? Smiley

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That's really how it ends???

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This book... I cannot even begin to explain how much... feelings I've had towards it.


Hate.
Love.
Sadness.
Anger.
Frustration.
Lust. yep even than.


Mia Asher really knows how to write heartbreakingly beautiful love stories. I love this book, just as much as I loved Arsen. The good thing about her books are... they are never the same. They is always something new with her stories, and the way she writes them.

If you have not read anything by Mia Asher.... WHY???! She is a talented author who knows how to make realistic and relateable characters. But not only that, her stories, like I said earlier, are just uniquely beautiful. Smiley

HOW IT BEGINS


What is love?

I don't know.

I've never had it.

Is it even real?


THE GIST

Blaire is a gold digger. She doesn't believe in love. She doesn't belive it exist. I'm sure you guys want to know why.

She grew up in a well off family. The problem was... She felt that she was alone, even when she had a father and a mother. She did not feel love. She did not feel cared for. Although she had a complete family, she did not feel that she belonged to it.

I didn't have an abusive childhood. My parents never beat me, didn't yell at me - they just weren't there. I was a lonely child who talked to her animals and dolls. But in my case, the absence didn't make the heart grow fonder. With time, and after many tears shed and unheard prayers to God, absence made my heart grow bitter and hard. It froze me from the inside out.


She had things, instead of love and affection that should have showered her when she was younger, she had things. She thought that maybe because of that, she associated happiness with possessions, with owned things.

When she was younger, she craved for a mothers touch or a fathers support, but when she grew up... she needed money... and she needed sex.

I look like sex - and that's what I'm selling. I want men to want me. I want women to be jealous of me.


And she did just that.

She used men, to gain what she wants. Fancy shoes. A lush apartment. Money for shopping. Not only that, she gets to attend high class parties. This was the world she wants to be in.

But when she met Ronan.

Got to know him.

And the unexpected happened.


My chest is filled with emotions - good, bad, and confusing. It feels as though I might burst with the intensity of it all. And if I had any questions as to whether I was falling for him or not, they are completely answered at this moment. 

I am.

Hard.



But will Blaire be ready to give up the lavish lifestyle she has for a piece of love? A love that she told herself doesn't even exist. Or will her thirst for money, for a better lifestyle overpower that?


THE CHARACTERS

Blaire

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I love to hate this girl. But I couldn't. She was the anti-heroine. The author made her into something unlovable, but you can't help but love. I really felt her pain, her struggles, her indecision. I felt it. I felt all of it.

Although I don't agree with almost all of her decisions, no scratch that, all of her decisions... I still liked her. She was being human. Practical. I get why she does it, but I think she knows better. She just doesn't want to do it. And that's what made me sad, especially when she had her chance to finally be happy...

okkkaaaay.. enough spoilers... Smiley

Ps: Megan Fox is the first person who popped into my head when I read about Blaire.

Ronan

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He is the type of guy you bring home to your parents, marry, have cute kids, and grow old with. He is that type of guy. SmileyHe's hot. He's super caring. Family oriented. Funny. Sexy. What else? He's just the sweetest. But. Yep. There is a but there... He isn't rich. But I don't care... Blaire obviously does though.

But yeah, he is the type of guy who would take care of you until you die. I love this guy.

Lawrence


Ah... The rich guy. Well... Uhhhmm. Yeah. I sort of didn't like him at first, but there was this part... when... Aaaahh.. spoilery. Spoilery. I don't want to spoil. All I could say is that, he wasn't as bad as I thought he was. What happened towards the end of the book... Was a total shocker for me and I was just not expecting that at all from him.. So... Thumbs up Lawrence... Not sure... Who I am picking now. Smiley

THE ROMANCE

It felt authentic to me. Yes. It is a love-triangle. The good thing was, it wasn't bad. It was actually good, and it made total sense why. I don't really like love-triangles. The only love triange I did approve of (that I could remember at the top of my head) was Tessa-Will-Jem from the Infernal Devices because that too made sense... And this did too. At first, I was so sure... there wasn't going to be one... But reading it, especially towards the end... I get why it happened.

Both men, Ronan and Lawrence, were good for Blaire, in different ways. For Lawrence, it wasn't just the money, there was something else that Blaire mentioned and I totally agreed with what she said. I'm not gonna spoil you and tell you what it was. But it made loads of sense.

The romance was good, but the sex... oh boy. It was smoking.

FINAL WORDS

I really liked this. I think the writing was just as good as her first book Arsen. And what I like about Mia Asher's books are the fact that she stirs clear from the typical cliches, like weak and helpless female protagonists and super sexy bad boys, but with a good side. She doesn't stick to that, she always thinks out of the box. Als her writing, it's very personal. See this is why I love first person POV. It lets you into the mind of the person narrating it. Sometimes, it will piss you off. Annoy the crap out of you. But Mia, makes you love the character even if her actions make her hateable.

Also, thank god for no-insta-love. They were attracted to each other yes, but they got to know each other better before they got it on... if you know what I mean? LOL.

So anyways, for contemporary new adult romance lovers, I highly recommend this.

My Highlights

1. The characters
2. The unexpected plot twist
3. Character development
4. Slow burn romance
5. The love triangle
6. The writing. (first person POV)

My Lowlights

1. It's nothing about the writing. I just don't particularly like cliffhangers. And this book, has a seriously evil one.

And because it took me too long to write this review, I absolutely forgot about the things that bothered me about this book... but honestly, I didn't have that much issues with this book. If there were more (I think there was a few more), it was pretty minor. If it was really major, I would have remembered it right? Yeah. Right. Hehe.

Anyways, that's all for today.

I recommend this book to everyone who loves contemporary romance novels who doesn't care about cliffies. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone, lower than 18 though.

Let me know what you think of the book and whether you've read it or not, or your thoughts on the my review, or anything in general.


11 comments:

  1. Hmm I might check this one out. I love it when the protagonist isn't made into a saint that can't do anything wrong and is actually relatable by not being "perfect" even if "she doesn't know it".
    Haha considering my tastes I would probably end up being on the Lawrence team. But we'll se if/when I read it. Slow buring romance for the win though! :D
    Brilliant Review!

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    1. Totally agree. I liked that she was completely flawed yet, you root for her. But she makes the stupidest decisions i have to say, and i think thats what makes her relateable. :)

      Lawrence isn't so bad towards the end of the book. If you're into... rough and hard, haha. Definitely Lawrence. : D

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  2. Ooh your review is fab! Makes me want to read it so badly!

    www.internetlyaddicted.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Oh you had me at the beginning of the review! I'm totally checking this out. This is a great review! :)

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    1. Thanks Jazmen! :) its a good one. And check Arsen too. Both of her books fell in love with.

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  4. Nice review of the book. I really enjoyed the pictures. Thanks for posting.

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  5. This isn't my kind of book, but after your great review I'm finding it hard to say no ahah

    http://enchantedbyya.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/anticipated-releases-of-2015.html

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    1. I cant wait to hear your thoughts once you do. ;)

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