VIP (VIP #1) by M. Robinson: Review

VIP (VIP #1) by M. Robinson: ReviewVIP by M. Robinson
on March 23rd, 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Romance
Pages: 409

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.

Casey says…

I’m going to start out by saying this was definitely a “read at your own risk book”. VIP had a few things going on that I was hesitant on reading. However with that being said Robinson made it work.

The story starts out filling in the background on the lives of the two main characters Sebastian and Ysabelle. I loved knowing that their paths would eventually cross but not being able to see the exact direction the author was going. I had so many conflicting emotions, and I have to say that at times it was not easy to read. VIP includes infidelity and not one, but two love triangles involving the same man.

Sebastian Vanwell- Childhood best friend of Julia and Olivia, who grows up to become a happily married man as well as father. Sebastian had a fairly carefree and loved childhood with happy memories. He marries his “lifelong love”, the safe bet (Julia)- and lives a wonderful life until he stumbles upon Ysabelle who reminds him of the “one true love” (Olivia) he was unable to have.

“I’m a generational whore. I confessed with a smile.” 

Ysabelle Telle- grows up with the life you would expect and assume an escort would. Seemingly acceptable of her fate and who she has become, Ysabelle becomes a high paid escort to Madame (the owner of the elite service that caters to the wealthiest men and women in the world) and so embarks Sebastian and Ysabelle in a torried yet explosive love affair- that sends emotions running high and hearts scattered in the wind.

“The truth always finds its way of being revealed, that’s the beauty of lies they never stay hidden”

“He was never mine and I was never his; we lived in a delusional state of mind where we both thought it could work.”

I stopped short of giving this book 5 stars only because it was lengthy and at times felt the author was including filler that could have been left out. The editing could have used a little more work- I came across several typos and words misplaced. Overall it was sexy, emotional and not a typical romance story but one about the reality of love, and how sometimes our lives can take such an unexpected turn- we barely recognize ourselves. I was extremely intrigued by the Madame and can not wait to start her story.

xoxo Casey





About M. Robinson

M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein.
She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left.
She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.