*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
“If the devil were a woman and had a name, I believe it would be Blaire.”
From the very first page, it’s clear Blair White isn’t your typical heroine; in fact her actions and persona should have made me hate her. The independent woman in me should have been out with my pitchfork chasing Blaire to the burning stake. But that didn’t happen. It was clear to me why Blaire acted the way she did. Of course, that wasn’t an excuse or get out of jail free card but Blaire was told often enough she was unlovable. So she had no choice but to believe it and it changed Blaire, gone was the innocent girl and in her place was the sly vixen. Using her sexuality to get what she wanted.
Easy Virtue didn’t follow the lines of a typical romance and I loved that about it. It was a refreshing change and I couldn’t put it down. Blair went for the best of the best. She could sniff out the rich by their cologne or the type of watch they wore. She wasn’t any closer to real love but that suited her perfectly. Until Ronan came into her world, he made her feel for the first time in a very long time and Blaire loved it but hated it at the same time. Ronan scared her.
“One day you’re going to let me love you, and I’m going to hold you so tight I’ll never let you go. I’m going to love you as if it were the one thing I was meant to do. As if it were my purpose in life. Don’t you see it Blaire? Don’t you get it? You’re in me. In everything I see. In everything I touch. You’re in the air I breathe, in the water I drink, and in every dream I dream. I want to tell you so much more, but I know that you’re not ready to hear it.”
*Sigh* isn’t he just dreamy? And he was, without a doubt Ronan was the perfect book boyfriend, but then that got me thinking, was purposely put across this way? In my mind he was the obvious choice, Blaire’s only choice but I feel there may be more to the story and everything can be turned on its head.
When Lawrence was introduced, I almost stopped reading, it was right around the 60% mark. And it was nothing to do with poor Lawrence; he was his sexy, suave self. It was my reading preferences and me. I don’t do triangles, I hate third parties interfering, and my little heart can’t take the anxiety I feel. The book gave nothing away before I started and I probably wouldn’t have picked it up had I known but since the first teaser I had wanted to read this book and I’m so very glad I did. It isn’t your typical triangle so if you’re like me and this isn’t your usual cup of tea, I would say just go for it, you may surprise yourself.
After some good old procrastination I finally picked the book back up again and to my surprise I found out Lawrence wasn’t all that bad. Sure my heart hurt for Ronan and Blair was mixed up and sabotaging herself but we got a tiny page of Lawrence’s POV and it told me that more is to come.
Ronan and Lawrence are like the angel and devil on Blaire’s shoulder, Blaire knows Ronan is the pure choice but he makes her feel too much; too much emotion yet not enough self worth. Blaire knows where she stands with Lawrence; he’s devilish and can give her what she craves. They have an agreement and Blaire knows exactly where the line is drawn. But I have a feeling it is not all as it seems and it really does want me to read on.
As things came to a head and Blaire was faced with her worst nightmare, the book leaves you wanting more and I genuinely can’t wait to see how it will end. I feel it could go either way. And surprisingly I don’t mind.
This was my very first book by Mia Asher, my heart wasn’t brave enough for Arsen (I’m just glad I survived Easy V!) but I fell in love with Mia’s writing almost instantly. For an author to take my reading pet peeves and pretty much have me hanging on her every word is nothing short of a miracle and it almost, almost has me wanting to give Arsen a go ;-) This may be my first book by this author but it won’t be my last.
Easy Virtue was so much more than I expected, on paper I shouldn’t like it, yet I did. Mia Asher told the story well and has left me wanting more. You need to #1Click this today and find out whose side you are on!
My name is Mia Asher.
I'm a writer, a hopeless romantic, a wanderer, a dreamer, a cynic, and a believer. And, oh yes…I might be a bit crazy - but who isn't?
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