My not-so-secret affair with romance novels
Very Bad Things (#1 Briarcrest Academy) by Ilsa Madden-Mills is a New Adult Contemporary Romance novel. The cover was designed by Toski Covey Photography and Sommer Stein from Perfect Pear. Model is Mariah Jane Scott.
Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen year old girl could desire. She’s an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She’s perfect…or is she?
Leaving behind her million dollar mansion and Jimmy Choo’s, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex.
Then she meets her soulmate. But he doesn’t want her.
When it comes to girls, twenty-five year old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about…until he meets Nora and realizes he is not the master of his own fate. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference.
As they struggle to stay away from each other…secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken.
Welcome to Briarcrest Academy…where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Bad Things.
Ilsa wrote her first work at the age of twelve when she penned a little ditty about a handsome prince who had no sense. Since then, she’s written plays, poems, and numerous short stories. Very Bad Things is her first full-length novel and part of a new series called Briarcrest Academy. She graduated summa cum laude with a master’s in English. After graduation, she directed plays, worked with autistic children, helped start a children’s clothing company, and eventually had a family. Now, she spends her days with two small kids and her Viking husband. When she’s not typing away at a story, you can find her drinking too much coffee, jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash. She loves to hear from fans and fellow avid readers. You can find her on Facebook and a soon to come author website.