Series: Virtue #1
Published by Independently Published
Publication Date: December 3rd, 2014
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
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 one no one roots for.
The one you love to hate.
I hate myself too...
Everyone has a story. Are you ready for mine?
“Love is my personal chimera.”
Easy Virtue was a very interesting book with a fascinating premise and some notable characters. The most notorious one is Blaire, a gold-digger. While I don’t need to necessarily like or relate to the heroine of each story I read, I would suggest going into this with the knowledge that you more than likely won’t like her. Blaire is jaded, greedy and opportunistic. As long as you go into this not expecting her to rise above her material wants and selfish needs then you should enjoy it.
“How can someone as beautiful as you are have no heart?”
I actually enjoyed Blaire and her antics for the most part. She is a seemingly smart girl that knows that sex sells and she’s worth the price. Of course, this all goes to hell once she meeds Ronan. Ronan who is everything Blaire could ever want, except when it comes to his mediocre bank account. The relationship and chemistry between Ronan and Blaire is sexy, sweet and definitely produced some butterflies on my end, but love isn’t enough for Blaire. Especially when Lawrence Rothschild finds himself in this methodical and disturbing web that Blaire has weaved. Lawrence who is richer than God, rivals Ronan sexually, and is willing to pay whatever price Blaire sets.
“I like money. I like power. I like adoration. I like sex. And I’m good at it.”
While I enjoyed Easy Virtue and plan to read the follow-up I did have a few issues. I wasn’t aware that this was a series. I was under the assumption that EV was a standalone until I read the ending. View Spoiler »Yes, there is a cliffhanger. Cliffhangers don’t bother me but I know others feel differently. « Hide Spoiler I also liked Blaire, and that is really saying something considering how unlikable she is but I wasn’t really wowed with her reasoning for why she choses the life of a gold-digger. I mean I guess a woman of her circumstances wouldn’t need more reason than just liking material objects and money but Blaire likes to harp on how growing up made her this way, and it just sounded like a lame excuse. I enjoyed the steam factor and can appreciate the appeal of this story but I wasn’t wowed or blown away. I would suggest this if you like erotica with flawed characters and twist endings.