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Roxy's Story (The Forbidden #2)

3.8  ·  Rating details ·  716 Ratings  ·  64 Reviews
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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Aug 27, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: andrew-neiderman

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
Elle Esse
Mar 27, 2014 rated it did not like it
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
Jessica | Booked J
Review also found here. (*1.5 stars) Although the second book in The Forbidden series, a prequel leading into the end of Forbidden Sister's central plot-line, is immensely better than its (highly dull) predecessor it is still a deeply flawed and sloppy attempt at a novel. Roxy is far more fascinating to read about than Emmie, this much is true, tripping over itself on multiple occasions. I had a lot of problems about it--the pacing, the lack of actual development, the shortage of anything remote ...more
Mar 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
I was a huge fan of VC Andrews back in the day and I've read most of her stuff (even though I knew it was a ghostwriter) over the years. Each one gets worse and worse yet I still keep reading them. This one was beyond awful.

I didn't realize this was the second book in a series but I don't think I will bother with reading the first one. If the writing is any indication of what I will expect I will pass as I can't get back the 2 hours I spent reading this book. If you can call it reading as I skim
Susan Bazzett-Griffith
Sep 05, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fun-chick-lit
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
Jodie Angeline Lee
Aug 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. After reading "Forbidden Sister" and "Forbidden Heart" it was nice to read Roxys side of the story so to speak.

*Spoiler Alert*

Roxy Wilcox gets kicked out by her strict father and ends up being 'scouted' by Mr Bob and taken to be trained as a high class escort for Mrs Brittany. Eventually finding her happy ending.

After coming across as cold and uncaring in Forbidden Sister it was nice to see a softer side to her in this book. To see what went on in her world and how sh
Melissa ownsbey
Mar 16, 2017 rated it liked it
i do like the cover the story was ok i had parts i liked parts
i hated but i gave 3 stars because it did entertain me
Jul 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
The second instalment in this two part series is the weaker and trashier of the two. When Roxy is kicked out of home by her strict and abusive father, she finds work as a high end prostitute.
T.R. Horne
Dec 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Sandy S
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
: 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
Mar 13, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Deel twee van de Roxy reeks ... voor mij betekent dit normaal het vervolg op deel 1. Is dit nu niet zo dan? Wel ... ja en nee. Dit boek gaat beginnen met wat er aan het eerste deel vooraf ging en dan verder gaan met waarmee het eindigde. Speciaal zeker en vast, maar ook wel een beetje bizar. Nu goed, het mag al eens anders zijn, niet? wink-emoticon
De cover verschilt niet zo heel veel van de vorige. Alleen zie ik geen verband met het verhaal, behalve natuurlijk dat het om 2 zussen gaat. De titel
Oct 11, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Starr Gardinier
Jul 02, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kim Smiley
Nov 04, 2013 rated it liked it
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
May 01, 2014 rated it liked it
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
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
*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
Feb 22, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, drama
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
Jeri --Country&Bookish
Aug 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-reads
This review may get me ostracized from the V.C. Andrews fan club community. The 4 stars I gave the book are about the actual book by itself. Not the series as a whole.
I felt that while this book was alright on its own, as a second book in a series, it felt flat. It's a 359 page novel and the only spoiler I can really think of is in the epilogue. As a stand alone, everything is new & fresh. This just felt like a feeble minded attempt on Neiderman's part to make more money off of V. C. Andrews
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
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
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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!
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Well I was hoping this series would pick up more of v.c Andrews original writing but I was sadly mistaken. This book was full of letdowns and I will not be finishing up this series. I was disappointed with the plot. There wasn't any real purpose of the story. Also there was no character development and I didn't get attached to Emmie in the first book or Roxy in this book. Overall very disappointed that this is called a V.C. Andrews book!
Erin H
Feb 17, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vc-andrews
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
Oct 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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!
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I've always been a fan of VCA, and even though some books are not really written by her. I only wish this story was a little bit longer and i wanna know what happens after .. Will Roxy find the happiness she was hoping for with Paul .. Will she ever be reunited with her sister again .. how will Mrs Brittany react once she told her she is done working for her .. so many questions but no answer .. but all and all i still enjoyed this story and it was worth my time.
Jun 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Honestly I was expecting something more when I was reading this. I feel like she really didn't grasp my full attn. the whole time I read this book. I felt towards the end it was a bit rush like she just wanted it to be finish already. This doesn't mean that I no longer like her it just means that this series was poorly done in my book. I will still recommend this to anyone of my friends if they ask.
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was ok
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...
Jun 28, 2014 rated it liked it
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.
May 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Just like the first book this was very good. I think Roxy's point of view is better and I think this book holds a little bit of a lessen. I like how it shows her life in its ups and downs and how she truly felt. This held very much emotion and I grew fond of Roxy. This had I little plot twist in my opinion. I didn't see that one coming.
Dec 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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).
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  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.
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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
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Other Books in the Series

The Forbidden (3 books)
  • Forbidden Sister (The Forbidden, #1)
  • The Forbidden Heart (The Forbidden, #3)