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Easy Virtue

(Virtue #1)

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  8,013 ratings  ·  1,217 reviews
Love is selfish...

My name is Blaire.
I'm the bad girl.
The other woman.
The one who never gets the guy in the end.

I'm the gold digger.
The bitch.
The one no one roots for.
The one you love to hate.

I hate myself too...

Everyone has a story. Are you ready for mine?
Paperback, 224 pages
Published December 3rd 2014 by CreateSpace
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Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5+ stars!

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Mia Asher has a way with words. Her writing and ideas are brilliant. After reading Arsen, I became a huge fan. When I heard she had a new book coming out, I jumped at the chance to read it. Though it is nothing like her debut novel, it was still completely mesmerizing and compelling.

Blaire. What can I even say about our little gold digger Blaire. Personally, I think Blaire is misunderstood. There is more to her than meets the eye. I just know it. She grew up in an unideal way. Bla
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★★! Easy Virtue, book 1 of 2. Gold digger Blaire finds herself torn between the man who can give her all she desires & the man who wants to be all she needs!

“I want to mark you. I want to fuck every other guy out of your body until I’m all you feel, all you remember.”

Books in The Virtue duet should be read in order:
Book 1: Easy Virtue
Book 2: Sweetest Venom

Easy Virtue (book 1) is gold digger Blaire White’s story. An only child, neglected by parents caught in a lovel
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ @bookwormthoughts
RE-READ February 2016 * Book Two is releasing APRIL 3RD 2016!!!

* * * iBooks * Nook/Barnes & Noble *

Mia Asher came into my book life in 2013 with her epic, heart wrenching story Arsen: A Broken Love Story and since then I've been waiting for her next offering... Waiting to once again be captivated by her characters and I most certainly was... Captivated and addicted... and I'm again longing for more.

Easy Virtue is about fear, longing, hope, love and being unable to love..
Wow! 4.5 Stars for me. This was a fabulous book! After reading a lot of books that left me feeling less than thrilled, 'Easy Virtue' was exactly what I needed to pull me out of a rut.

There is nothing that I love more than a book that leaves me feeling conflicted and emotionally wrung out. I love the push and pull, the angst and the emotional pain that a character like Blaire delivers. I'm kind of a masochist like that!

Blaire White is the kind of character that everyone loves to hate. She's an un


Blaire White didn't have the childhood she dreamed of. The love and affection she yearned for was always out of reach at home and in school she was an outcast, the chubby girl with the dysfunctional family. At 16, Blaire has blossomed into a beautiful young woman, and learns quickly how to use her attributes to her advantage, using them to fulfill her desires. She hardened her heart, hidden it and her hopes for love away, determined to always protect herself. She doesn't want love, she wants mon
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

"I like money.
I like power.
I like adoration.
I like sex."

Wow I can't even express how much I loved it!!!It was brilliant and amazing! I freaking loved it!Mia is so talented!She managed to captivate me with her story and her characters!!!In this book I had the same problem like in "Arsen".At the beginning I couldn't choose who I prefer more...and I loved her for this!I'm loving be in dilemma!!!This book was fast paced,intense,passionate,and so hot!!!There were moments I was p
Jennifer Kyle
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
description 3.75 ~4 Starsdescription

”I like money. I like power. I like adoration. I like sex.”

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Mia Asher delivers the first book of a two book series with main character, Blaire White. Blaire was once an ugly duckling and with time has turned into a beautiful gold digger. Blaire was let down in the love department by her parents and so she uses her amazing good looks to support a lavish lifestyle off whatever current boyfriend she is dating.

”My body is my only tool, and spreading my legs open i
Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
*****4 STARS*****
{BR with Mel, Dee, Sharon, and Tiff}

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This was a very fast paced and addictive read for me.
Mia Asher surely can write a steamy hot story with some gut wrenching angst thrown in for good measure. I seriously couldn't put it down and let me just say, I was not falling asleep on this one.... AT ALL.

Blaire White is a young woman who has been deeply affected by her past. She did not grow up in a loving & nurturing household. She saw the love between her parents die right before he
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
3-3.5 stars!


I think it’s a true testament to this author’s writing when her stories feature highly unlikeable characters and boundary-pushing plotlines, yet I still crave more of her words and dive right in to her books. Either that or I’m a masochist. Probably both LOL! Anyways, after almost having a heart attack from reading the angsty Arsen, I was both nervous and excited to start this one as I knew Mia would bring her A-game. And boy, did she ever! Her books are not stories you just read. No
Geri Reads
Nov 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars??

Yikes! Another one of those 'everybody-loved-it-but-me' kind of books. To be fair, I really didn't know what to expect with this book. So signed up for an ARC based off of the blurb, which was totally giving off an anti-heroine vibe. I was looking forward to reading something different.

Unfortunately, the blurb totally didn't prepare me for two things: (view spoiler)
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Complicated Stars

"What is love? I don’t know. I’ve never had it. Is it even real?”

Blair White grew up never knowing love, it started at a young age when she was neglected by her parents and continued through school when she was shunned by her peers. I can’t really imagine what that does to a person, but I can see how it would either destroy them or turn them a survivor. Blair White is a survivor.

It didn’t take her long to realize what people wanted from her, and when that happened she beg
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
3.5 Stars

This is me taking control of my life. This is me becoming whatever I need to be in order to achieve my goals. And, most importantly, I don't care because when this is over; all my sins will be paid for...and very well.

Allow me to preface my review by saying that I absolutely fell in love with Mia Asher's writing style. The woman truly has an incredible gift with words. I was captivated by the story with just the first few sentences and I knew it would be unlike anything I've
Peek At My Book Review
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014
Rating : 4 Blaire ‘Who Shined in the Dark’ Stars


“Many say that love will set you free, but I disagree … love is a cage, a very painful one; its gilded bars made with yearning, heartache, and unfulfilled dreams.”

My Views : First I added this book because of the kick ass blurb …I had a feeling of déjà vu here (Black lies) by thank God it wasn’t the same. The prologue itself indicated that this was going to be an emotional read. I was thoroughly captivated by this book and I loved how Mia As
Hulya Kara Yuksel
God, that end... Why do I always pick this kind of mind fucking books? Dammit!!! :-/

Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Mar 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One thing’s for certain, Mia Asher can write and she does it in such a way that it literally depletes your lungs of oxygen. Her words become the bursts of air your body requires. She takes you and grips you. She's got a way with making you feel. It doesn't matter if those feelings are despair, anger or frustration. It doesn't matter if they're happy, euphoric or scorching... No, Mia has such a way with description and storytelling that you want the hurt, you crave the agonizing pull from deep wi ...more
Apr 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, i-pictured-it, 3-love

Title: Easy Virtue
Series: Virtue, #1
Author: Mia Asher
Release Date: 3rd December, 2014
Rating: 3.5-4 "Hello Kitty" Stars
Cliffhanger:. Yes
HEA: (view spoiler)

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Causing pain to others when I’m suffering soothes me.

In honesty, I should have a bone to pick with Mia Asher. I wasn't aware Easy Virtue contained and a triangle (of sorts) and relationship overlapping (to some degree). I don't enjoy reading about those subjects. That is, I don't usually enjoy reading about those subjects
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Type: Book 1 of 2 from Virtue series
POV: First Person - Female

Blaire White grew up bullied by peers at school and ignored by parents at home. At a young age, she learned not to rely on anyone else. As she grew older, she realized her beauty was worthy trait and used it fully to her advantage by luring rich men into her grasp. She was happy with her superficial life until she met two suitors who could give her what she always wanted.

Ronan was just a regular Joe – someone Blaire don’t
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Mia Asher Fans, Romance
Recommended to Wendy'sThoughts by: Beverly
5 For the Face Palm of it! Stars
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First, you can blame Beverly for this review... or for this pretend review...because her fabulous review caused me to sit for an extended time face palming....Yes, I said face palming... because that was how I read this book...

The blurb teases us with "who" this woman is... we learn in the first part how she was made into this end result...

During the next part we see her in action; we see her goals and how she ach
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review

“So am I calculating? Yes, completely. I’m a gold digger, but I’m also smart. Love fades….or it’s selfish...or unkind...but a diamond, a diamond will last forever. And because I’m a cynical bitch, I’m very aware that I need to capitalize on my looks while I still have them because those will fade as well.”


There are authors you like and there are authors you love. And for me, Mia Asher is one of those authors that I love and adore. If you
Alexis *Reality Bites*
This Book is Rated W for Well Done
4.5 STARS out of 5
Genre: Adult Romance-Erotica
Full Review Posted 12-1-14

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If you’ve read Mis Asher’s debut novel Arsen then you are aware that she is a sharp shooter. She is not afraid to royally piss you off and then hit you where it hurts…STRAIGHT THROUGH THE DAMN HEART.

Blaire White is a gold digger. She literally makes a living by living off the money provided to her from the rich men she dates. It’s a lifestyle that seemingly comes easy to her. Giving up he
Katy Loves Romance ❤️
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5+++++ Starstruck Stars

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Do you know what happened yesterday morning once I finished this book? I sat there and looked into space trying to mull my thoughts together and wonder how t
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Did you read that blurb? Ya' just gotta love a Mia Asher story and this one does not disappoint. Blaire is right, you will probably hate her.

The story starts out when Blaire is eighteen and we get to know a bit about her childhood and some of the reasons for why she does the things she does. Meaning...she's never felt loved so she shuts off all emotions and just takes what she wants. It then moves into the present, five years later.

The problem is...there's a whole lotta men and it's confusing.
* Meli Mel *

♥♥♥ 3.75 STARS ♥♥♥

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“I'm a gold digger, but I'm also smart. Love fades...or it's selfish...or unkind...but a diamond, a diamond will last forever.”

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Well...I'm not sure what exactly I expected to get from this book. I mean, I knew from the blurb that this one would definitely be an interesting one, and it totally was. But I didn't think I would be able to enjoy a book as much as I did while h
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(Gifted by: Read More Sleep Less blog)
(BR with Sharon, Patty, Dee & Tiffany)

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Blaire White grew up an overweight child who was bullied, and never had many friends. She was an only child raised by parents who were never around. They gave her gifts not love. She grew up lonely, empty, & hollow, and felt unlovable & worthless. She was either purposefully ignored or made fun of, and she craved attention. With no sense of self worth, she needed other peoples acceptance to feel good.
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 Amazing Stars
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This is a story of intense emotion. One that pivots your senses and brings them to a heighten level and keeps you there throughout the journey.

Blaire White is a gold digger- "Any woman whose primary interest in a relationship is material benefits. A woman who cares more about a man's bank account than she does about the man." Blaire makes no excuses as to why she is as she is but how she became that way tugs at your heartstrings. It's emotional and tragic because Blaire doesn'
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
“Love fades … or it’s selfish … or unkind … but a diamond, a diamond will last forever.”

Stories like these are the very reason I spend so many sleepless nights feeding my reading addiction! Nothing prepared me for the wild stampede of emotions that ran through me while I devoured this book cover to cover, my absolute investment in the story and its heroine surprising me at every turn. This is not a sweet romance, this is not even a typical romance as such—this is the very candid tale
Oct 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Before I started this book, I was intrigued by the plot but also acknowledged it was vague. I saw the varied stars given by reviewers but I didn't read reviews due to spoilers or biases. If I had read the reviews, I probably would not have read Easy Virtue because l despise love triangles. To be fair and accurate, no cheating occurred in the book but it seems like Blaire will have to make certain choices in book two. How is she going to choose between these men?

Blaire is a tough chara
Dee Montoya
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it

****4 What-About-Love? Stars****

(BR with Mel, Patty, Sharon and Tiffany)

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Blaire is a heartless gold digger that doesn't believe in love. She was a chubby kid growing up, bullied in school and completely ignored by her parents. Once she hit puberty her body started to change and she bloomed into a gorgeous woman who got all the attention she always craved because of the way she looked. She learned to easily use her looks to get everything she wanted; designer shoes and bags, jewelry, luxurious
4 Gold-digging Stars!!

Just WTF was that ending?! Gahh!!!

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Woah!! Well, I was too chicken shit to read Arsen: A Broken Love Story, but I have heard really good thing about Mia Asher's writing, and what I heard was right!! This woman lures you in with her writing style. I absolutely loved the concept for this story as well.

Our heroine Blaire...oh Lord is this chick is a mess!! I do love characters like Blaire. They're the ones I gravitate towards most. Flawed, broken, confused, making all
☆ Sammy ☆彡
Nov 19, 2014 rated it liked it
Rating: 3.5 ★'s

Easy Virtue was the first book that I've read by Mia Asher and it most definitely won't be my last! Mia Asher's writing was compelling, sexy, and I was hooked from beginning to finish.

Blaire is the epitome of a gold digger. She’s beautiful and she knows how to use her looks to attract rich men who will shower her with money and expensive gifts to keep her in the luxurious lifestyle that she is accustomed to. She’s the type of woman that men hook up with on a casual basis but would
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My name is Mia Asher.
I'm a writer, a hopeless romantic, a wanderer, a dreamer, a cynic, and a believer. And, oh yes…I might be a bit crazy - but who isn't?

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