Recommended By Marissa

Recommended By Marissa

So, I went into this book thinking I’d get another bad boy rock star falling in love with literally, the girl next door. Instead, I’m sucked into Violet’s flashbacks from page 1. And holy hell, it’s a doozy and they keep coming throughout the story. I love being surprised not only by a plot, but how the characters and actual story are written. The past and present scenes were perfect for this book. I also enjoyed Violet and Sebastian’s back and forth flirting from across their fences, and they had some hot and sexy times alone and together.
I loved the end because Violet takes control of not only her story but helps Sebastian with his dreams.


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He was a lusty kisser, a man who took what he wanted, who pillaged. Every atom, every molecule inside me ached to inhale him, to swallow him whole and never let him go.

That if we kissed, you'd bring out the animal in me, and I'd die to taste every single inch of your softness with my tongue. And not just your mouth. I'd want my lips all over you. I'd lick every corner and crevice. I'd want to eat you raw, consume you until there was nothing left.

Combustible and wired to the teeth, our connection was like a bomb about to explode. She was a grenade, and I wanted to pull her pin so bad I could taste it.

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From New York Times best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills comes a new stand-alone.

A sassy violinist who lives next door.
An obsessed rock star who watches her through binoculars.
The one night when she bares it all.
Life will never be the same in Tinseltown.

Sebastian Tate never imagined his YouTube music video would go viral, sky-rocketing him to acting success in Hollywood. Okay, maybe he did. After all, he’s a cocky dude who knows he’s hot-as-hell, and it was only a matter of time before his stars aligned.

But life in Tinseltown is never what it seems.

Spying on his gorgeous and mysterious new neighbor with binoculars seems innocent enough, but quickly escalates into an erotic game between two very unlikely people.

Twenty-year-old Violet St. Lyons is a world-renowned violinist who's lost her mojo on stage. She hides away in a Hollywood mansion, trying to find her way through her twisted past in order to make her future.

He’s the life of the party with girls chasing him down for his autograph. She’s the introvert with a potty mouth who doesn’t even know who he is.

When they meet, stars collide, sparks fly, and clothes come off. Yet, giving his heart to a girl isn’t Sebastian’s plan; falling for a guy who craves attention isn’t Violet’s.

Welcome to Briarwood Academy—Hollywood style—where sometimes the best things in life are VERY TWISTED THINGS.

*Author’s note: Each book in the series is written as a stand-alone love story following a new couple, but you’ll enjoy reading the other titles and seeing familiar faces return.


ISBN: 0989780732

Briarwood Academy Series Reading Order


My first foray into the Romance genre came my freshman year in high school English, where the teacher had us all read books from several different genres. So, my first book boyfriend and PnR introduction, if you will, was Richard Merlin, from The Wizard of Seattle. Prior to that, I’d only read Fantasy or Sci-fi, with a little teen horror thrown in for angst. I was reading The Vampire Diaries decades before it was even a twinkle in the eyes of the producers. Now, I am addicted to PnR, always reading at least one book a week about vamps, wolves, angels, demons, Fae, or overall magic.

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