The V Girl: Second Edition
Publication date: July 1st 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
In post-apocalyptic North America, sexual slavery is legal. Lila Velez desperately wants to lose her virginity before the troops visit her town and take it away by force. She makes plans to seduce her only friend. Lila does not love him, but he is the only man who has shown her true affection, an affection she is willing to take as a substitute for love.
Lila’s coping mechanism to cope with her mother’s loss is her secret. A secret that will bring her closer to Aleksey Fürst, a foreign, broody man who she distrusts because of his links to the troops and his rough, yet irresistible appearance. He offers Lila an alternative to her plans, a possibility that terrifies her…and tempts her in spite of herself.
With threats looming at every turn and no way to escape, Lila fears that falling in love will only lead to more heartache. The consequences of laying down her arms for Aleksey and welcoming hope might destroy more than her heart. They might force her to face the worst of her nightmares becoming a reality. Is love possible in a world that has forgotten what the human touch is?
One Word: Magnificent!
Just plain WOW as I could not put it down, I loved everything about the book though I was not expecting to love it so so much when I started it! Don’t you just love wonderful unexpected surprises like these?
Though there was no crying involved with the V girl, the book packed a punch which reminded me of the way A Thousand Boy Kisses left me with. I put my Kindle down and it took me a few moments to gather myself after the last page.
The central recurring theme is rape and sexual slavery, so I would not recommend it to sensitive souls. The reason is that there are a couple of places in book that are really brutal and unforgiving and they managed to make me cringe a bit.
The main character Lila is just plain wonderful and so is Aleksey her counterpart. The are both so real and with so so much history, and it made it all so easy to fall in love with and root for them.
Lila is a no nonsense yet sweet and courageous. Her number one priority is her family (the twins a boy and a girl plus her father) and she would do anything for them.
Both Aleksey and Rey are good guys but Rey started getting on my nerves a little. Rey is pretty much set in his way and not very flexible or adaptable, though he loves Lila in his own way, it was not enough to make me want to super like or root for him.
Aleksey on the other hand was really scary, broody and of the switchy moods and reactions. But he was the most real of the two boys and you could see him grow and change and fall in love. I always did like the broody ones and in that regard Aleksey does not disappoint, plus let’s face it he had some awesome intro in the early pages of the book.
I loved it, there is really nothing more to say and I am so grateful I have had the opportunity to read and review this wonderful book. As I said at the beginning of the book, sensitive souls beware, but The V Girl was wonderfully well written and such an original story in the Dystopian universe that it may give The Hunger Games a run for its money.
I am certain you will love it as much as I did!
Mya Robarts is a bookaholic who regrets nothing.
She spent years trying to become a contemporary dance choreographer. Eventually she realized that she enjoyed writing her stories rather than dancing to them.
Robarts is obsessed with books that present damaged characters, swoon-worthy guys, controversial topics and happy endings.
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