Roxy's Story (The Forbidden, #2)
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Roxy's Story (The Forbidden #2)

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The thrilling sequel to "Forbidden Sister," featuring a high-priced escort whose goal is to reunite her sister with their relatives, but instead finds unexpected love. Kicked out of her house because her father can no longer tolerate her constant delinquency, Roxy wanders the streets of New York, living in a fleabag hotel. Spotted by an "agent" for Madam Brittany, a sophis...more
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by Pocket Books (first published August 27th 2013)
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Delicious Strawberry

That pretty much sums up this series, another desperate money-making attempt to cash in on a long-dead woman's name. V.C. Andrews only completed 8 books in her lifetime (including her sci-fi novel) and started several more that the ghostwriter finished.

Now there are over 70 books under her name. So this means 90 percent of these titles are the ghostwriter's. If this is not overkill, I don't know what is. The poor woman has been dead for over 25 years and some ignorant readers still think sh...more
The thrilling sequel to "Forbidden Sister," featuring a high-priced escort whose goal is to reunite her sister with their relatives, but instead finds unexpected love. Kicked out of her house because her father can no longer tolerate her constant delinquency, Roxy wanders the streets of New York, living in a fleabag hotel. Spotted by an "agent" for Madam Brittany, a sophisticated woman who runs an escort service, Roxy is taken into the Madam's "training program" where she is educated and set up...more
: Roxy’s Story is the second storyline (and prequel) to V.C. Andrews (Andrew Neiderman) Forbidden Sister and focuses on RoxyWilcox-the prodigal daughter of American Norton Wilcox and his Parisian wife. From her difficult birth to the day she was sent packing just prior to her eighteenth birthday, Roxy has always been the troubled child-fighting, disobedient, smoking, drinking and sex. The day her father had finally had enough was the start of Roxy’s new life and one that would eat away at her pa...more
When I began this book, I was thinking that this should have been the first of the series. I felt this way, because of the thriller/drama plot this book was building up to. Thus, I came out a bit disappointed, as from the first book, I thought that when this was going to be about Roxy's life into the escort service, it focused more on her training. So, what was so bad about her dates and past that she wouldn't speak to her sister about and wanted to keep from Emmie? Unless there is another novel...more
I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end. It took me so many places I wanted to go. I felt the main character, Roxy, was extremely witty, funny and like a friend I've known for years. She had a complex story and complex feelings that made me really get close to her and care what happened to her. I wanted her to succeed. I wanted her to find love. I wanted her to have a happy ending.

Ok, let me slow down and get to the nitty-gritty of this book.

Brief synopsis: Roxy gets kicked out by her...more
Elle Ess
My Original Post


I have read and reread everything that VCA has put out. Both the works she wrote herself and that written by ghostwriter Andrew Niederman. It's certainly true that even the real VCA wrote trash, but I have to say that slowly, each book has managed to outrank the last with it's absolute awfulness (If that is even a word. If it's not, I am making it one).

Since I have restricted myself to only reading books that I have never read before and now allowing mys...more
I received this book from a Goodreads first reads giveaway. What follows is my honest opinion.

This book has all the classic elements of a V.C. Andrews novel: family drama (particularly daddy issues), down-on-her-luck girl who suddenly enters a life of luxury, and always rich people, food, and surroundings. When Roxy is kicked out of her home by her military-esque father, she has nowhere to go and no means to fend for herself. Then she is discovered by Mr. Bob, a sort of talent agent for Mrs. Bri...more
Starr Reina
By V.C. Andrews

Ah, yes, as I indicated with “Forbidden Sister,” I am home again, safe within the arms of another Andrews book. This book goes back and explains what happened to Emmie Wilcox’s sister. Emmie was the protagonist in “Forbidden Sister” and now Roxy Wilcox is the star of the show in “Roxy’s Story.” It seems only fitting that we understand what led Roxy to the life she led when Emmie finally found her in “Forbidden Sister.”

Roxy was a young girl, not yet eighteen, who was ki...more
Kim Smiley
This was an okay book, being the second and final in it's "series," it was kind of a prequel to the 1st book. In this story, we find out how Roxy was kicked out of her home by her military-ish father to live on the streets. And that is exactly what she does until one day, as fate would have it, she is sitting in a café and a man approaches her. He is a "scout" for beautiful girls who have nowhere to go and no one to turn to. Mr. Bob introduces her to Mrs. Brittany, a very rich and powerful woman...more
Susan Bazzett-griffith
Very typical VC Andrews fluff, but much better than the last few I've read. I find that I don't have high expectations of these books after 25 years of reading them, but I cannot stop myself from buying them when I see a new paperback in a CVS or a grocery store. And then I devour them in a day or so. I do think whomever the ghost writer for this book is did a much better job than most of the others in the last four years or so. Roxy's world is described w/ typical opulence enough so that it kee...more
*I received this book as a first reads*
I would have to say I give this book 3 1/2 - 4 stars. It was very different from most other V.C. Andrews books I have read in the past. It was somewhat slow getting the story going but mainly as in very detailed in the things that happened throughout the day & time. Its not a bad thing , those details are very helpful. Then as I was reading I realized only a week has past (roxy's time) & it seemed as though a month or so had went by. SHe was quite o...more
The main character as tyrannical psychopathic outcast; it is hard to like someone like this without a strong reason to humanize them. The ghost writers attempt to humanize Roxy by giving her "feelings" for the rich cripple just wasn't enough.
Valerie Kraus
This book was disappointing-totally unbelievable storyline. Finished only because I felt the need to see the authors conclusion- won't be reading any more of the current V. C. Andrews books.
Maureen Saltarelli
I love all things french, i love france, so i was fancinated b the descriptions of it. Detail into a fiction life of a call girl, very interesting.
I liked it a lot better page by page than the first book, but was disappointed in the ending the last 20 pages rushed what could've been a whole other book! Still enjoyed the overall storyline though. It was a nice quick, thoughtless read.
Melody Frey
Well written but didn't have the passion and energy and mystery that V.C. Andrews had when she was still writing them. This seemed closer to a Romance Novel than a horror book which is where all of her older books are categorized in bookstores.

Very interesting book. Just knowing that something like this could actually be happening.
The ending seemed very rushed.
After the ghostwriter took over, all of the books started to go downhill. They became the same with different names and places but same plot. This one however was different than the usual Andrews incest blah rape blah doom and gloom blah. It was not anything great, kind of a mindless read. In the end it was an okay book. Just spent most of the time describing things and repeating words over and over and over. My advice, don't buy the book, however check it out at the library if you love V.C. And...more
Erin H
By far I enjoyed Emmie's story better. I thought Roxy would have a more scandalous lifestyle because she was an escort but all I got was she missed her family despite her difficulties with her dad. I didn't like her relationship with Paul. I thought she could have found someone who wasn't married (I'm not a big fan of mistresses in any book) and I didn't like how she just left Emmie because Paul was available. I found Roxy to be extremely selfish for no reason, not my favorite by this author.
Shelby Trautman
I love this author and I love this book! The first book in this series left me feeling slightly depressed but still content and then I found out there was a book explaining Roxy's side of the story once she was kicked out and I must say I loved every bit of it. I love how she moves on but still keeps her family in her heart and how in the end it hooks up with the first book perfectly. I also love the love story in this book and am hoping the next book finishes it all up perfectly!
Jan 20, 2014 {eri} rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I felt like this was a better than average plot for what we are now given as V.C. Andrews novels.
Great book! Coming from a military background and living up to the military brat name as a teen I was certainly able to identify with roxy's character. This book pulled me right in & certainly read it very quickly. I think this shadow writer certainly did better with Roxy's story than recent books. I am now going to read forbidden sister as many said Roxy's story should have been first. Thank you for a great read!
Nov 03, 2013 K rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who liked Forbidden Sister, adults who like YA geared books
Recommended to K by: found on author's website
After reading The Forbidden Sister, I was def interested in reading Roxy's story and seeing the events from the first book through her eyes. Overall, I found it an easy, enjoyable read, and enjoyed seeing Roxy's growth and development. This is one of Andrew's newer books I would recommend to other readers, and although it is a YA book, I would caution that there are def some adult themes.
It was interesting to see Roxy's version of the whole story. However the story was very washy and rushed in many parts, and like the first part quite unrealistic in the 'relationship interest' part of the story. However, I still felt I had to finish the 'Forbidden Series' and was easy reading which didn't take long.
Good news: Less offensive than the other books in this series. Roxy actually has somewhat of a spunky personality, unlike the doormats who usually narrate VCA books. Anyway, it seems as though being an escort doesn't mean being a prostitute - not for Roxy, anyway, but she could be a Special Snowflake (VCA heroines usually are).
I liked how it started out. The first half of the book to 3/4 was interesting. I could see some character development albeit somewhat shallow at times but not bad. However, the last 1/4 of the book felt extremely rush and I felt like the ending was too contrived, too fairy tale - and the all lived happily ever after...
I think the first book in the series was better. It was just ok.
Kristen Crable
As always a GREAT VC Andrews book! I love how I am able to visualize what is going on in the book. The pace of the story line was just right. This was one I could not put down for long!
Loved it but accidentaly read the series in the wrong order.
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Books published under the following names - Virginia Andrews, V. Andrews, Virginia C. Andrews & V.C. Endrius. Books since her death ghost written by Andrew Neiderman, but still attributed to the V.C. Andrews name

Virginia Cleo Andrews (born Cleo Virginia Andrews) was born June 6, 1923 in Portsmouth, Virginia. The youngest child and the only daughter of William Henry Andrews, a career navy man w...more
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