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(VIP #1)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  4,321 ratings  ·  763 reviews
Ysabelle

They say in order to find yourself you have to go home, but what if home is what you’re escaping from. I went to Miami to discover myself; never in my wildest dreams, did I think home would become a three-letter word.
VIP.
I was the dream.
I was the illusion.
I was the fantasy.
Until him…
Everything went to hell in hand basket the moment we laid eyes on each other
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Paperback, 1st edition, 554 pages
Published December 8th 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published December 3rd 2013)
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Kathryn It could be but the books have been published as a trilogy and are currently on Amazon for .99.
Kathryn Don't believe everything you read in a review. No need for a spoiler. Read the book. My only complaint about the book is the typos and grammatical…moreDon't believe everything you read in a review. No need for a spoiler. Read the book. My only complaint about the book is the typos and grammatical errors. This line from someone's review kind of sums it up - Childhood love that evolves into adult love but is it true love or is it just settling?
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
DNF at 48%

I must have the wrong edition of the book. Where is the 5 star version everyone's reading???

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I think the premise is unique and the blurb distinctive. Unfortunately, it’s also VERY misleading. There is absolutely NO mention of (view spoiler) in the blurb so imagine my complete and utter surprise when this character has a huge influence on Sebastian and directly impacts others’ lives. Now that I’ve actually read a good portion of the book, I can definitely say t
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Pam
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5 stars
This isn’t a love story, but a story about love.



There are so many types of love, and if we’re all lucky we get to experience some kind of love in our lifetime…but only the lucky find a love so powerful it consumes you; mind, body and soul...it would almost be a shame to label it simply “love”.
The sensation of knowing that this person owns all of you, every last inch of your heart, mind an
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Debra

★★★★ 4.5 stars!



Whew, what a roller coaster ride…

Let me start off by saying that VIP was not an easy story to read and it's not an easy one to review either. I had a lot of conflicting emotions while reading it but in the end it ended exactly the way I was hoping for. So, all in all it left me with a happy, content feeling (mostly). I know for sure this book will not be for everyone and going in, I had no idea what to expect or how the story would play out. And even though certain parts really f
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
Check out my INTERVIEW with author M. Robinson
LINK: http://realitybites-letsgetlost.blogs...

Minor Spoilers (none will hinder your reading experience)
-mature content reader discretion is advised.
4 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Romance Erotica
*****NOTE: This book contains rape and cheating.******
FULL REVIEW POSTED 1-19-14


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I can’t remember the last time I was this hesitant to start a book. Plus, with so many mixed reviews I had no idea what I was getting myself in to. Am I happy I read VIP? HELL YES!
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Christy
Jan 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Christy by: Trish
4 stars!!!

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VIP. What can I say about this book… It was one of those stories that drained me. It wasn’t an easy book to read. It’s angsty, twisted and pretty messed up- but those are sometimes my favorite types of books!

This story has many characters, but the two main individuals are Ysabelle and Sebastian. We get both of their pov’s throughout the entire story. The first half is their pasts, the second half is when their worlds collide.

Lets start with Ysabelle. Growing up, life for Ysa was far
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Danielle ❤️ Pretty Mess Reading ❤️
****4 STARS****

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This book just took me back to my partying days from Miami to New York to Las Vegas to L.A. to London! Just everywhere and everything. Let's just say I partied like a rock star. Sometimes I still do depending on my mood or current situation.



Ysabella is my type of female. Not only is she sexy, she's also a bad ass. Can we talk about her ass?! I'm not a lesbian but I've had fun from time to time if you know what I mean, but I love a woman's as
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 - 4 ★'s

The Premise:

Childhood love that evolves into adult love but is it true love or is it just settling?


The Lure:

Ahhh...the cheating lure. Even though I don't care for actual cheating, I do love all the emotional drama. Plus it doesn't hurt when you're friends are going crazy over the book.

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The Characters:

Sebastian - aka Sebby or my aka Mr. Indecisive. From the beginning, he's always had a big heart full of love but somewhere along the line, he never learned to differentiate between
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It's just me Shelly B
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
“The truth always finds its way of being revealed, that’s the beauty of lies they never stay hidden”




What a twisted web we weave!!!


Sebastian Vanwell....married! But he has a secret he's always been in love with one of his best friends, he has 2 BFF's, Julia and Olivia. Now he loves them both but ONE he's drawn to like a moth to a flame! It's that attraction that's bone deep....the attraction you can't stop even if you want to! What happens when you lose that ONE person that made you feel that wa
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Johanna
Nov 15, 2013 rated it liked it
*~*~*~2.5/3 Cheatin Ass Stars*~*~*~*
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My emotions ranged all over the place with this one, but initially it started as pure excitement...(cue the gif)
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But as I progressed throughout the book it ranged from
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Why do you ask?
Maybe its due to the loss of connection I felt towards the characters or maybe it was due to the fact that this book seemed to drag on with unnecessary dialogue or scenes. Whatever the reason or reasons it just didn't work for me. Honestly, it irks me to be the odd
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KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕
This isn't a love story, but a story about love..

We first meet "Ysabelle Telle" who lived in the ghetto with a mother who was always high on drugs or booze and who did the unthinkable to her daughter at the age of 12, what this 12 year old Ysabelle went through broke my heart, something no child should ever have to go through and I think this is where everything broke down for Ysabelle, this incident was her undoing, it shaped what life was going to become for her..

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Then we meet Sebastian who li
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K
5 Stars!!

Wow this book was great!!! It is my first M. Robinson book and I cannot wait to read more from her!

This book was written in 1st person. Dual POV with Ysabelle and Sebastian.

This book is about a young girl Ysabelle who had a very traumatic and depressing childhood. Her mother did not care about her and forced her to fend for herself. Sebastian came from a very good household. He had two neighbors, Julia and her adopted sister Olivia. Sebastian loved both of them, however he loved Julia l
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Ailene♥
There's a fair warning on the blurb that there's cheating involved here. I went in with an open mind and prepared myself. At first, it was not the issue for me. Perhaps because the heroine, Ysabelle, was the other woman that naturally I would be more inclined to be on her side.

To be honest, I did like the first 40% and even considered it as a prequel since they hadn't met yet during those times. Their individual lives were presented. How they struggled and coped with it. It took quite a LONG ti
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CC
Mar 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommended to CC by: warhawke
VIP is the story of Ysabelle and Sebastian told through alternating POVs. Ysabelle (Ysa) is a girl who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, raised by a prostitute mother who abused drugs, alcohol. By the time Ysabelle is 16 yrs old, she leaves home for a better life. After two years, Ysa meets Madam and her life is transformed or at least Ysa believes it has changed.

Contrary to Ysa, Sebastian had a picture perfect childhood with doting parents and two girl friends, Julia and Olivia, who als
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Bark
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, audiobook
I agreed to review this audio book for audiobookblast because it sounded dark and haunting and emotionally heart-wrenching but it wasn’t any of those things for me and now I feel like a jerk because I didn’t like it very much. If I’m being totally honest, I didn’t even want to finish it but I did even though I had a few moments where I feared this may be in my future.

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This cheating story line and the way it was presented made me angry instead of sympathetic. There is no other way to say it. I w
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Silvana
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
*** ARC provided by Author in exchange for an honest review***

4 VERY IMPRESSIVE DEBUT STARS!!


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Reading this book, I felt so involved in what is happening as it made me feel different emotions, anger, sympathy, resentment and hurt as well as happiness! You can tell that M. Robinson did indeed have an understanding of the human psyche and the motivation that drives us to act the way we do!

The moment Ysabelle was introduced, I fell in love with her through the author's words and was rooting for her
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Candace
This was a devastatingly beautiful love story. I am going to be really tired at work tomorrow because I couldn't put it down until I knew how it ended. If you like angst and forbidden romance, this is the book for you. Reading this book was like watching a train wreck in slow motion. You know the damage will be extreme and it's only a matter of time. You can't do anything to stop it...and you just can't make yourself look away.

Yes, at times I got irritated with Sebastian's wishy-washy ways, but
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Angelina
"5 Bravo Stars"




This is not your typical love story.


I absolutely love it. Its dark and the kind of love with full of cheating and lies. I can say I'm not a fan of cheating stories though I still read them but it depends on the story I guess.. I'm a hearts and flowers kinda girl and this one captures me from the beginning. Its a two way story with different point of view that collided in the middle to make a hell of a beautiful yet heartbreaking story.



Ysabelle came from a difficult life. Sh
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
NA + Typos in the blurb + 500 pages = will never attempt this
Dee Montoya
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*****5 Riveting Stars*****

Thanks to my beautiful Book Fairy~Godmother who writes the most amazing reviews I found this gem of a book that captivated my emotions from the moment I started reading. I experienced every word to the fullest due to the stunning writing style of this debut author. My darlings you need to read this book now!

Vip is about Ysabelle and Sebastian, but they way the book is set up you won't read about them together until about 50% into the story. Not every author has the tal
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Dec 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Solid 4.5 Stars

Ok, this one is filled with some complex characters & heart breaking circumstances surrounding their lives. Ever hear of "Extenuating Circumstances"? Well, this book is chock full of them.

From reading the blurb for this book you can pretty much guess the headlines of what occurs here. But if you pass this one up because of that, you will be missing out on the whole story. The how's & why's of it all. It's a beautiful, heartbreaking, decadent, frustrating, erotically charge
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Lucinda - I JUST LOVE TO READ
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 STARS

I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVED this book! 700 pages, and I still want more. when is the second book coming out?

I don't think this book will be for everybody because there is cheating. So some ppl might have a problem with that. I didn't. It's a book and not real as long as it is not my husband why should I have a problem ;)

But I loved Sebastian and I loved Ysa!

They only meet each other 40 - 50% into the book. The first 40% is of their past / growing and why they do what they do!
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Jointly Reviewed on: http://totallybookedblog.com/2013/12/...

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This isn’t a love story, but a story about love’


Jenny: And so begins the tragically woven story about the forbidden and overpowering love between Ysabelle and Sebastian.

‘I wanted to be with her. I didn’t care about repercussions. I lived in that moment. I let it take over me. ‘ – Sebastian

We’re taken through the lives of these two characters from childhood to their eventual meeting in adult life. There’s seemed to be a path that was de
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Yona
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wow, this book was great. It started a bit slow but it gained speed really fast.

Sebastian and Ysabelle couldn't be more different. They had completely different lives. One had the happy childhood with lots of people who cared, the other not so much.

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The book starts with their childhoods and growing up.

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And the day they meet, both their lives change forever.

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Ysa doesn't let people in. She learned it the hard way.

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But they can't stay away from one another.

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But he had a family a
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Aman
Jan 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
VIP is one of a kind. I fell in love with it because of its uniqueness and that wonderful story line.

Sebastian and Ysabelle were meant to be with each other.
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Sebastian doesn't know what loving someone is, the only kind of love he knows is that one has for his or her best friend.(view spoiler)
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Nancy❤The❤Bookaholic
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4 VIP HEARTS

OH MY! This book had me all hot and bothered. I've read a lot of erotica romance but none has made me feel the way I did when I read this. This book kick start my libido in full gear. Though there was cheating in this book, it didn't bother me. It felt different for me. Don't get me wrong, I do not condone cheating at all, but in this case I had a different outlook on it. Sebastian knew what he wanted but there was always "somebody" standing in the way. I felt sorry for him. He loved
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
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3.5 Stars

‘This isn’t a love story, but a story about love’

Jenny: And so begins the tragically woven story about the forbidden and overpowering love between Ysabelle and Sebastian.

‘I wanted to be with her. I didn’t care about repercussions. I lived in that moment. I let it take over me. ‘ – Sebastian

We’re taken through the lives of these two characters from childhood to their eventual meeting in adult life. There’s seemed to be a path that was destined to collide and the events that followed
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Michelle
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 01-signed
ARC provided kindly by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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Ysabelle hasn't had an easy life. Growing up with a neglectful mother who had a steady stream of Johns flowing through the slum they lived in. She learned early in life that she had to rely on only herself, that her body was a tool that could get her what she wanted... and she had only one choice left... to leave. Ysa didn't expect life to be glamorous or easy, but when she meets the Madam one night while on shift at the bar - l
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ATran
Jan 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: best-ever, best-2014
WOW!!!!! I would normally start of a review with an AMAZING QOUTE ...but to do that with this I would have to copy and paste this ENTIRE BOOK!!!!!
VIP Is PHENOMENAL ,beyond my EXPECATIONS!!!!
Everything that a person can feel... you will FEEL.This story WILL frustrate you ,but will lead you into a story of 4 amazing people .YSA being My favorite . A story like this comes once in a lifetime ..like LOVE ...it's ONCE IN A LIFETIME.

10 PHENOMENAL STARS...Truly a must read!!!!
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“Don’t you dare feel bad for me. I’m not writing this for you to shed tears. My story goes a whole lot deeper than this, and I definitely don’t want your pity. I adapted. I embraced whatever the fuck came or would come. That’s what I do.” 20 likes
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