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My Vicious Demise

(Demise #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  108 ratings  ·  25 reviews
A stand-alone sequel in The Demise Series....

For twenty-three-year-old Rebecca O'Connor, there’s only one reason to live…her little sister, Raina.

Through years of growing up in an abusive home, Raina and Becca have formed an unbreakable bond…until Raina falls in love and elopes.

For the first time in her life, Becca is on her own. After breaking up with her boyfriend, she
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Published February 23rd 2016 by Limitless Publishing
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Sybil aka Lala
I thought I knew what to expect from her after reading My Sweet Demise but Shana Vanterpool is a new author that just continues to surprise me with her skill and the intensity of her characters. My Vicious Demise just took my awe of her to the next level with her poignant writing.

I lost my heart to James from the first moment he made an appearance in My Sweet Demise and my obsession with this sad, deaf boy only grew with this book. He’s attractive and he can certainly get a girl to be with him
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Eeeks!!! James' story!!!! I was eagerly waiting for this book from the moment I finished My Sweet Demise. This book can be read as a standalone, but I personally think it's better if you start with the first book. It will give you more insight to the characters and their actions.
James is deaf. His disability has cost him a lot and mainly, life itself. His one and only friend is Kent. Kent has been there for him since he w
Elle's Book Blog
Feb 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
:: 5 Pretty Little Stars ::

Gah, another AMAZING book by Shana Vanterpool. This author knows how to WRITE. This book had me feeling all sorts of emotions. I felt bad for both Becca and James because it is clear from the get go that both are running from demons that have been hooked on them since their childhoods. Everything about both of their stories is quite emotional and I was teary eyed a few times. In addition to this I felt a strong amount of pride as the two navigated their relationship
Feb 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 neck sucking stars

This is my second book by and I'm definitely a huge fan of her writing.

James.Rush. My sexy, blue eyed, James! They are no words . No, really . James is deaf. In My Vicious Demise he's frustrated with his insecurities, being deaf. He struggles to over come the haunted memories of his heartbreaking childhood. Memories, that left him feeling alone and unloved. Oh, I just wanted to hold him and keep him safe throughout this book. I also wanted love on him so hard( or lay on h
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James would want me to get this out of the way. James Rush is deaf. I think he's perfect the way he is, maybe even more so, but he struggles immensely with his difference. How James feels about himself is how JAMES feels. His issues stem from deep emotional trauma, not from his difference. Traversing this topic was rewarding and difficult and I do hope
Michelle Krystel
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by the author for my honest opinion. Wow this book brought me tears more than once. James Rush he may be deaf but the man still a lot of game. Ya he may be shy but he uses woman to get his release like everyone else. Can he find that one woman you wants him as much as he wants her. Becca - This girl been through alot, she had grow up at young age. Taking care of her baby sister. She uses men for sex and for place to stay. Her life isn't rainbows and candies. Then James comes along s ...more
Sierra Clothier
Oct 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Its hard to believe this was Vanterpool's second book ever written and published. She has created these college age characters and made them so realistic that you immediately start to recognize them as people you know. This is the story of James and Becca, and how these two people have such a strong connection that it threatens to tear them both apart.

It's not a spoiler to say that James is deaf. James does what you imagine deaf people do: stay painfully introverted. But here's the truth: he's r
Melanie (mells_view)
3.5 pretty good stars :)

I really enjoyed the couple in this story. They weren't really a couple per say and more of two people who had an undeniable pull towards each other, but they still tried to deny it. James thinks he's damaged and doesn't deserved to be loved, and Becca also thinks she's damaged and doesn't deserve love. That they will fail each other. Kind of the same song and dance as the first book, but I felt more sympathetic towards these characters for some odd reason.

Definitely a sl
Aug 28, 2018 rated it liked it
I really wanted this to be a 4/5 but it ended up being a 3/4. I’ve never read so much back and forth in my life. It was SO good until 50% then dragged through the same redundant content until the very. Last. Page. Overall I did enjoy James.
French Press Bookworm Blog
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My vicious demise by Shana Vanterpool


Becca is.... Jaded. Life dealt her a crappy hand and because it she does not see the world as rainbows and butterflies but more like a fun house and daggers and clowns( my fear).

"Because your eyes are sucking my soul out of me."

James is all kinda of sexy sweet with such a broken soul. He's the person you meet that makes you swoon and makes you wanna cry all at once. I just wanna take him and kiss him and then just hold him

As their story unfolded my
Feb 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Definitely a must read book.
I cried a lot...i can feel their struggle...i feel their fears....
This book is about two broken people trying to live and face their fears and past,
how to love themselves despite everything they've been through,
how to love themselves even when many people aren't,
how to love themselves even when someone they love doesn't love them back.

The characters in this book are so strong and broken at the same time.
Becca..omg she's so stubborn, sometimes i just want to yell at he
Laura Saunders
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow talk about a page turner. This was dark and often times difficult to feel what they were going through. You wanted to shake them both and tell them to open their eyes and move past their horrific pasts. Please just see the amazing future and real love you could have.

This was my first book by this author but most certainly not my last.
Claudia Cardoz
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emotional ride alert!!!!!💟

So many feels, this book was one hell of an emotional ride. Two broken people who have their imperfections but are perfect for each other. But each has suffered in their last which has shaped them to the way they are today. This book is about the internal fight James and becca go through to come out together and celebrate their love together ❤.
Even though this is book two and I hadn't read Raina and Kent's story yet this didn't exactly distract from the reading experien
Nicole Sarbaugh
Oct 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

Very well written, thought out book. Handles heavy issues but makes them relatable. Reader truly becomes invested in the characters.
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
My Vicious Demise is the second book in the Demise Series. It can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading My Sweet Demise as well. The first book was about Raina, this one is about her older sister Becca.

Becca is lost. There has only been one reason for living and she was stolen by the biggest Manwhore she has know, Kent Nicholson. She hasn't talked to her sister Raina in six months and it's breaking her. She is used to being in control, she couldn't control her sister falling in love.
Theresa Alberts
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I thought that I fell in love with Kent and Raina's story in My Sweet Demise by Shana Vanterpool but nothing could have compared to James and Becca in My Vicious Demise! Two people who were completely broken down with an almost self loathing for entirely different reasons are thrown together due to the friends and family that they have in common. It is the recognition of the hurt and pain buried deep inside that can only be recognized by another who has felt the same, that brings this unlikely p ...more
Sultan * Baby Mama Smut-a-teer*
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
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Maria Vickers
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My Vicious Demise by Shana Vanterpool is an emotional roller coaster that will believing there is someone out there for anyone and everyone – and at the same time, you want to hunt down the people that hurt James so you can torture them slowly to give them a taste of their own medicine. If you have read My Sweet Demise, you know who James is. The deaf roommate of Kent’s that is an overall good guy. I found myself liking him in the first book and when I found out he would be half of the couple in ...more
Jamie  Zishka
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
WOW where to start with this review... Shana Vanterpool you are seriously going to have a fan girl for life with me! I was blown away with the first book in this series My Sweet Demise the story of Kent and Raina and normally when a second book comes out and is about another couple it never adds up to be better than the first book or even as good as the first... but this book WOW I say again really hit the mark. I absolutely loved James's character that was portrayed in MSD but I had no clue he ...more
Feb 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Well after My Sweet Demise I was really looking forward to James' story.

This book pulled me under from the first chapter. Two broken people: Becca, Raina's sister and James, Kent's roommate and longtime friend.

Becca is at the end of her rope. She uses men so that they don't get close, and after using the wrong one she finds herself homeless. She also hasn't been speaking to her sister Raina, having felt abandoned by Raina's relationship with Kent. Kent goes out on a limb and tells her to stay at
Kara Mobley
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH MY!!!

I didn't think I could find a book that touched me more then Rains and Kent's, but I was wrong. I fell in love with James in the first book. This will be a book I re-read it was that good. Becca and James were so much alike. There were moments in this book that took my breathe away and left me gasping for more. I didn't want it to end. Shana you amazed me with this beautiful read. You have me hooked. Please I want more. This is a MUsT read.
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rebecca and James

Becca's life is falling apart. She's suddenly homeless, broke, stuck in her horrible past, and misses her sister, Raina. James is deaf, feels worthless, stuck in his past, unloved, and unwanted. His deafness has ruled his life making him hide in a shell. Becca and James find each other but are scared out of their minds to love each other.

The book is in dual POVs with good editing.

What happened with Uma?
Feb 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved it so much Becca was amazing I loved when she broke down and James I just wanted to hug him he was heartbreaking beautiful great read wish it was longer
Ok book

This was an okay book to read. It had sad and sweet moments. Some parts were confusing. Some parts were also heartwarming.
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