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Vanilla and Vice

(Empire Sevens #1)

3.89  ·  Rating details ·  388 ratings  ·  109 reviews
My sick obsession with domination and sex had become an addiction, and I was no longer willing to be a slave to it. Now, I’m six months sex free, and I haven’t tied a woman up in five.
I’ve never felt more powerful in my life.
Then Eden Vaughn got a job at Empire Sevens and turned my newfound control on its head.
She makes me feel weak—testing my restraint—silently begging
Published May 15th 2018
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Olga therebelreader
OMG! This book is absolutely amazing! I'm at loss of words, the chemistry, witty humor, the heartache… Zander is a sex addict in recovery and Eden, his new employee, is testing his limits with her shy, angelic beauty and her tempting figure. He’s an alpha-male to the core. He’s possessive, absurdly sexy and strongly passionate. Eden’s appearance becomes too destructive and he gets obsessed with her. But as things progress with everything so does their desire for each other. Will Eden and Zander ...more
Kathy West
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a read! 

Eden Vaughn is a young woman just trying to survive. When she makes the decision to leave her situation and go live her her aunt in Vegas, she had no idea what she was getting herself into. 

Zander Hale is a recovering addict. Recovering from what? You have to read to find that part out. When Zander first sees Eden, he knows that it is not going to work. There is no way she can work for him, in his hotel and casino, and him not touch her. He can't touch her. That would undo all his p
May 15, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I frickin' LOVE this cover!!🔥🔥❣️❣️
I love jealous and possessive men and the hero was. Also the hero didn’t have sex with OW after meeting the heroine. Despite being a sexual addict the last time he had sex with OW was many months prior to meeting her. I gave an addition star because he was faithful to her as it is always very important to me that a hero stops having sex with OW after meeting his heroine. The question of whether or not the heroine was with OM after the hero is a nonissue. The heroine was a virgin and a very inexp ...more
Ashi- A hopeless romantic girl :D
Seriously hate it when author unnecessarily put cliffhangers in their book..
I mean it felt like the story just started and then turn the page baam its damning hell cliffhanger 😐

Very disappointed with the way today's authors are doing this cliffhanger business...
Anne Milne
May 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First off have you seen that cover, holy hotness if that doesn’t make you buy the book nothing will.

Tabatha and Melissa are a writing duo in perfect harmony this story was simply amazing. I read it in one sitting because I just couldn’t put it down.

Zander is a sex addict who has been free from his addiction for six months when young innocent Eden bounces into his life. I was fascinated by his character, being inside his head was an enlightening and at time’s erotic experience. You get a ringsid
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Tabatha & Melissa have always produced some Great sexy stories, blind spots, unexpected turns and twists and the books have always been edgy while not diminishing the smut factor. This book is another example of this dynamic Duo.
Eden Vaughn is on the run from her old life and rushes to Vegas to start anew.
Tomorrow would be a new day— a new beginning— and a chance to be someone different. I would grab the opportunity with greedy hands and turn it into something amazing. It was my time. I woul
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
May 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing

First the cover...because...well it's amazing and will likely stay on my Kindle library for a long time just because I like looking at it.

Now to the book. I was super excited to get my little paws on this book and I was so happy when it appeared. The blurb caught my attention and I was intrigued about where they were going to go with this storyline.

Zander is a sex addict and is in recovery. He is trying really hard to curb his desires and so far is doing a good job. Although, he is moody and a
Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
5 scorching hot stars!! I haven’t added a book to the favorites in sooo long and this book was so damn perfect!! So much sexual tension I thought I may have stroked out. Ahhhh!!!

This is book one of “Empire Sevens” series. Omg that ending had me swearing up a storm. Damn them!!

💚 This is Eden and Zander’s story...

Zander~ I like sex. I mean I love sex. Shit I eat, sleep and breathe sex!! I have a problem, I know. One night changed my life, so now I am sex free for 6 months and I have to keep a rein
Becky Rendon
May 14, 2018 rated it liked it
The longing and tension in this book will keep you turning the pages. Vanilla and Vice is a giant tease. A tease that poor Zander seems to be losing the battle fighting. But what a way to go!

I didn't realize that this tease was just that a tease. Vanilla and Vice is just the beginning. Eden and Zander apparently aren't even getting started. It will be interesting to see how the rest of their adventure pans out.

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Lora Borzelleca
Apr 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Did u see the F@$&ing cover....I didn't even read the blurb, I'm literally buying this book because of that cover....Wow...nicely done 😍.....

ok so now I read the book....HOLY MOTHER OF GOD!!!!!!! I have no words. I want to hate Zander, I truly do. But the way he acted at the end of this book...while completely unacceptable and just plain despicable...I can totally see why he acted the way he did. He is an addict. He just fell off the wagon and most likely felt so disgusted with himself that he t
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In order to avoid ruining the book for you this may be a very short review. Please be warned that it DOES end on a cliffhanger. One that has you dangling by the fingertips, screaming and yelling at the whole universe when really all of that anger for being left dangling above certain doom belongs to two people and only those two. Tabatha Vargo and Melissa Andres just MUST be closet “writing sadists!” But now they’ve been outed and we ALL know they’re just sitting back laughing about all of us wh ...more
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Vanilla and Vice is the first book that I have read by either Tabatha Vargo and Melissa Andrea. It is the first book in the Empire Sevens series and it’s a fairly short book.

I can’t believe it ended the way it did. But, you will know that there is a second book coming out and I can’t wait!!!!

This is Eden and Zander’s story. Eden has run away from an abusive situation to her aunts. Her aunt helps her get a job at a casino in Las Vegas where she works. Zander owns part of the casino where Eden no
Jun 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
What the heck did I just read? Normally I enjoy reading from this author, but this one was a miss for me. Doesn’t help the sex was awful.
Btw, does anyone else think the guy on the cover appears to be playing with his ass? The position of his hand and expression....yeahhhhh.
That was better than I was expecting, and the last duet from this author I read I really enjoyed. So, I picked this up when it was recommended to me.

But dang! Somehow I had it in my mind the second book was out, apparently I only pre ordered (good enough) Cause it’s got a spicy cliffhanger. I really like to read these back to back, and I’ve got to wait now. Whaaaaa.....LOL.

We meet our Eden, loathe to leave her Mom behind, whose gotten into drugs and a nasty boyfriend, but with no choice. Somethi
May 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: part-1
She brought out the addict in me, and he was hungry for just a tiny taste of her.

Firstly the cover, holy hotness! and yes it does reflect the character which is the sexy Zander, Casino owner and recovering sex addict.

Vanilla and Vice is a bit like a cat and mouse game and it was just warming up before the abrupt ending, it was like Tom just about to pounce on Jerry as he grabs the cheese and someone pressed pause, stupid analogy but you get my drift.

Eden Vaughn escapes her home life and go
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Vanilla and Vice are two words that seem quite contradictory, but in respect to Eden Vaughn and Zander Hale’s story, this pairing is apt because it describes their respective personalities and even though it provides insight into how Eden and Zander differ, it’s because of those differences that Zander becomes obsessed with Eden’s virtuous and innocent lifestyle, forcing him to give into his desperate need to filthy her up even if it’s quite possibly the worst decision he could make, both profes ...more
Laura Lee
May 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Vanilla and Vice
By Tabatha Vargo and Melissa Andrea
3.5 Stars

What a quick little read we get with Vanilla and Vice. Its book 1 in the Empire Seven Series. It does end on quite the cliffy so be sure to have your protection on your kindle when you toss it across the room 😊

Eden is starting a new life in Las Vegas. Having suffered many years at the hands of an abusive step father to a druggie of a mother. She is ready to begin a new chapter in her life.

Zander Hale is the casino owner who has lived
Tish (Cocktails & Fairytales)
May 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Eden and Zander’s story. It was a pretty quick read and it will very much leave you wanting more. There were plenty of twists and turns to keep me engrossed from beginning to end. And let's not forget about the smutty parts.....OMG, can ya say HOT!! I'm eager to find out what happens next.

This book was given to me at my request and I provided this review voluntarily
White Hot Reads
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m into all things dark and filthy, but innocence is my kryptonite. She’s virtuous and vanilla, and vanilla is my VICE.

When I read this line, I hoped it would foreshadow the rest of the book but I’m on the fence - the one they left me hanging on with that

V&V is a super fast read. It’s fun and sexy with a balance of real life angst. I’m a huge fan of TV|MA and their brand. They know exactly what works for their readers, however I’m sitting on the edge of how I feel about this one.

Let’s start
Yulanda Bolton
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Zander a sex addict that's dominant and loves vanilla which is his vice. A part owner of a casino in Vegas. He seeks therapy and is doing well for 6 months until Eden Vaughn a virgin come seeking employment. Can't wait until the 2nd book of this collaboration with Tabatha and Melissa.
Elizabeth Swain
May 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What happens when a recovering sex addict meets an angelic virgin that he can't keep away from? Well this story is a recipe for heartache & love and you are going to love each and every delicious moment of it. 

Zander is sexy and totally lovable!

5 Stars of Cliffy Perfection, GIVE ME MORE!
May 24, 2018 rated it did not like it
Need a lot of writing work, I don't think I'll be able to finish it. Though the idea is good...
Jul 09, 2018 rated it liked it
3.25 / 3 Stars

Zander has an addiction, and is seeing a shrink for it. He's spent 6 months now trying to get it under control and succeeding...until Eden shows up. What is his addition? Sex. Zander is the co-owner of a casino in Las Vegas. He's tough, alpha, in control of his career and a dominant person.

Eden wasn't raised with much, but she had her mom. They did okay together, until her mom hooked up with a man who's a dealer. She's now addicted and the boyfriend is abusive. Eden has had enough
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We can just put this series down as my new addiction.

Zander is addicted to domination and sex and innocence as well. Enter Eden. The epitome of innocence and suddenly Zander is fighting his addiction hard! Everything he can think to do to control his needs seems to be failing him so he comes up with a plan, but there is a small roadblock. She is the niece of one of his most loyal employees and friends and anything he decides to do could jeopardize that relationship as well.

This whole first book
Kayla Busch
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is by far my favourite book by Tabatha Vargo and Melissa Andrea! I was captivated by Eden and Zander's story from start to finish!! Eden has lived a tough life and decided to escape her past and start fresh in Las Vegas where her aunt lives. Her aunt takes her in with open arms and sets her up with a waitressing job at the company she works for Empire Sevens! Eden is relieved to be free of her past and starting over! All seems well, until she meets her rich, insanely attractive and strict b ...more
Vanessa (nessreads)
May 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
*ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*

4.5 "I need more Zander" Stars!!!

Okay, alright, first of all let me bask in all the glory that is this cover. I mean, get out the fire extinguisher because it's hotness overload. *fans self* Now, if the cover alone doesn't make you want to buy the book the synopsis definitely will.

Tabatha and Melissa brought it all. Angst, undeniable chemistry, intrigue and a touch of slow-burn that had me on the edge of my seat wondering when, not if, becaus
Carolina León
May 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*** Succumb to Temptation never was so appealing ***

You know it's gonna be a hell of a ride, when Tabatha Vargo and Melissa Andrea decide to think as one.
This out of the charts duo want you to feel every single word they write and BEG for more.
And trust me, I'm READY TO BEG.

From page one, the story catches your whole attention. Introducing us to the world of the innocent Eden and the consuming and demanding Zander. Two opposite characters that will find out, desire is a deadly poison you can't
May 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vanilla and Vice by Tabatha Vargo and Melissa Andrea is a sensually hot story involving an addict and an angel.

Zander is as complicated as can be (love his name, BTW). He is as angelic as the devil himself. Embroiled in desires that are too illicit to mention, he faces an event that wakes him up from his downward spiral.

Until Eden
She is his weakness. The one thing that will break through his will power, erasing all the progress he's made so far. Making him lose his grip on the control he's been
May 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Will she do ANYTHING to avoid becoming a Vegas vagabond??

This story based mostly in the Empire Sevens resort and casino in Las Vegas is one of starting from nothing and surviving. But what will you do to live - steal, nudity, sex, murder???? Story unfolds brilliantly in front of your eyes as you turn the pages, from the casino noises to the dark bars to the drunken Vegas party goers. As with the past Tabatha and Melissa books I read, the written is seamless. And now a bit about the story...

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