Monday, May 12, 2014

The Madam (VIP #2) by M. Robinson ~*~*~*~ Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway

Some people need love…

I need sex, money, control, and power.

Anyone could have those four things, but only one could have VIP. Becoming Madam was never a choice for me, it was a mandated order from the most powerful woman I knew- my mother. I was born to fill her shoes, never to make mistakes, or to show weakness.

You are the product of your environment. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree; you learn from what you see, not from what you're told. Nature vs. Nurture. I learned from it all; what I saw, what I didn't see, what I was told, and from reading between the lines.

I was raised with the belief that the world spun ONLY because of me. I held power as far back as I can remember, saw things no one ever talks about, and witnessed illegal acts of sex, drugs, and money by the time I was eighteen.

You saw a glimpse of me in VIP, now see it from the beginning. Enter my world where anything goes; no judgments, no remorse, no guilt. You play by my rules, or you don’t play at all. There are no limits to what I can do, or to what I can show you…I will ensure my legacy my any means necessary.

My name is Lilith Veronica Stone, and I am The Madam.

Warning: Book contains adult situations.
Dark content/sex/drugs/language. Mature readers only.

 ** Available May 19th 2014! **


The Madam (VIP #2) by M. Robinson
Review by Jennifer T.
Stars: 4 

Spoiler Free Review
This is the second book in the VIP series by M. Robinson. I liked this book more so than the first book in this series. 
The first book centered around Ysabelle and Sebastian and we were introduced to the Madam. This one centered around the Madam and her life with a brief rehashing of the Ysabelle and Sebastian drama.
When I was introduced to the Madam I found myself wanting to know more about her. This book definitely answered all of my questions and then some. I found myself more engaged to her backstory than I did when I read the first book VIP. Robinson was able to accurately get into her head and did an excellent job of articulating the Madam’s mentality and reasoning for her actions. 
Even though I was better able to connect with the characters’ I still felt that this book dragged. There were frequent sex scenes that made no contribution to advancing the plot line. Honestly I ended up skimming some of the sex scenes. I know you’re scandalized by that last statement. Trust me the sex was hot but I just felt like it got old and repetitive. I wanted the plot to move forward but it kept getting stalled by random sex scenes. With this book centering on a Madam and her girls I did expect the book to be filled with sex, I just felt like there was too much of it. 
The formatting was on point with The Madam. I had no problem distinguishing who was speaking, like I did with the first book. The editing was much better with this book as well. However, there were still some errors. I believe that this was intentional by the author as I received an ARC and it is a common way to track if an ARC is pirated. I am going to assume this is the reason and I did not deduct the editing errors from my rating.
Overall I gave this a four out of five because I was able to connect better with the character and with the overall story line. The only thing keeping me from giving it a five is the excessive and pointless sex scenes and the way the book ended.

**Before you read The Madam, be sure and read book 1: VIP**

 32 year old Sebastian Vanwell, was a very successful yacht broker, who always loved the design and architecture of a luxurious boat. His only addiction was being on the water. He loved it, he thrived on it, and he needed it in his life. After a very stable, loving childhood with only a few bumps, Sebastian married the love of his life. The one person that he knew would always be there. Julia was his rock, and he loved her more than life itself. Sebastian kept his addiction to the water under control, wanting to keep his time with his wife and son his number one obsession, that was until he saw her. This new addiction haunted him, the one compulsion that he couldn't control no matter how hard he tried.

Ysabelle Telle hit him hard, knocking the wind from his lungs. Coming from worlds apart, beautiful, dark complexion Ysabelle Telle didn't have the rich, protected background that Sebastian Vanwell had. Ysabelle lived a life of hell, in poverty, growing up with a drug addict mother that never cared, and horrific living conditions. Ysabelle lived for one person and one person only; herself. She was pure perfection, her beauty along with a flawless body had men lined up, driveling over her ensuring her success as a VIP.

There are too many words that describe the effects when two diverse worlds like theirs collide. They both have too much to lose to get caught in the forceful pull, which could destroy them both.

Warning sex/drugs/language. Mature readers only

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M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein.

She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.

She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.  

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