on May 19, 2014
Genres: Erotica, Fiction, Love & Romance, New Adult
Some people need love…
I need sex, money, control, and power.
Anyone could have those four things, but only one could have VIP. Becoming Madam was never a choice for me, it was a mandated order from the most powerful woman I knew- my mother. I was born to fill her shoes, never to make mistakes, or to show weakness.
You are the product of your environment. They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree; you learn from what you see, not from what you’re told. Nature vs. Nurture. I learned from it all; what I saw, what I didn’t see, what I was told, and from reading between the lines.
I was raised with the belief that the world spun ONLY because of me. I held power as far back as I can remember, saw things no one ever talks about, and witnessed illegal acts of sex, drugs, and money by the time I was eighteen.
You saw a glimpse of me in VIP, now see it from the beginning. Enter my world where anything goes; no judgments, no remorse, no guilt. You play by my rules, or you don’t play at all. There are no limits to what I can do, or to what I can show you…I will ensure my legacy my any means necessary.
My name is Lilith Veronica Stone, and I am The Madam
Warning: Book contains adult situations.
Dark content/sex/drugs/language. Mature readers only.
Sometimes when I read an amazing mind-blowing book, my expectations for that author’s next book are a little unrealistic. I feel like not all authors have it in them to keep writing hit after hit and knocking my socks off; I mean how can they keep up with that type of stamina?!? Well I am officially eating these words…because M. Robinson blew me away with The Madam.
“Women rule this world and the only reason we let men believe they do is because they lead with their cocks. Our pussies hold the power.”
After reading the first book, VIP, I was extremely curious what type of an upbringing Madam had and who she really was. She seemed so calculating and evil. In reality she is a shrewd business woman who has been vetted to take over VIP, her legacy, basically since birth. She is jaded, cunning, manipulative, and does what needs to be done to keep this business running. However, there is so much more to The Madam, or her given name of Lilith Veronica Stone, then meets the eye.
“Manipulation is all about how you present yourself; it has everything to do with how you act. How you control yourself and your surroundings. That is the key to everything.”
The Madam follows Lilith (aka Madam) throughout the years, beginning from childhood to how and when she took over VIP. We not only get a glimpse into her, but we also get to see the men in her life. I loved this aspect of the book and had high hopes that she would find love and maybe get her happily ever after. But, then we all know this isn’t that kind of mushy, gushy book.
“Love is a figment of your imagination; it’s right up there with monogamy. It’s a platonic state of mind that you program yourself to be in. It’s an illusion.”
From the first book, I was curious to Madam’s obsession with Ysabelle and why she specifically chooses her as her next VIP. Reading this part of the story was very interesting and lead to some definite surprises and jaw dropping moments. I think the only thing that kept me from giving this book the RAVE review I gave VIP was the fact that it became a little repetitive in a few parts and chapters. I almost felt like I was reading the same book word for word, just in Madam’s point of view. I am absolutely dying to get my hands on MVP, the next and I believe final book in the series.
“I’ll give you something if you give me something in return. This is how I’ve lived my life. It has been my motto, my creed, my oath so to speak.”
VIP (Book #1)
32 year old Sebastian Vanwell, was a very successful yacht broker, who always loved the design and architecture of a luxurious boat. His only addiction was being on the water. He loved it, he thrived on it, and he needed it in his life. After a very stable, loving childhood with only a few bumps, Sebastian married the love of his life. The one person that he knew would always be there. Julia was his rock, and he loved her more than life itself. Sebastian kept his addiction to the water under control, wanting to keep his time with his wife and son his number one obsession, that was until he saw her. This new addiction haunted him, the one compulsion that he couldn’t control no matter how hard he tried.
Ysabelle Telle hit him hard, knocking the wind from his lungs. Coming from worlds apart, beautiful, dark complexion Ysabelle Telle didn’t have the rich, protected background that Sebastian Vanwell had. Ysabelle lived a life of hell, in poverty, growing up with a drug addict mother that never cared, and horrific living conditions. Ysabelle lived for one person and one person only; herself. She was pure perfection, her beauty along with a flawless body had men lined up, driveling over her ensuring her success as a VIP.
There are too many words that describe the effects when two diverse worlds like theirs collide. They both have too much to lose to get caught in the forceful pull, which could destroy them both.
Warning sex/drugs/language. Mature readers only