The V Girl: Second Edition
Publication date: July 1st 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
In post-apocalyptic North America, sexual slavery is legal. Lila Velez desperately wants to lose her virginity before the troops visit her town and take it away by force. She makes plans to seduce her only friend. Lila does not love him, but he is the only man who has shown her true affection, an affection she is willing to take as a substitute for love.Lila’s coping mechanism to cope with her mother’s loss is her secret. A secret that will bring her closer to Aleksey Fürst, a foreign, broody man who she distrusts because of his links to the troops and his rough, yet irresistible appearance. He offers Lila an alternative to her plans, a possibility that terrifies her…and tempts her in spite of herself.With threats looming at every turn and no way to escape, Lila fears that falling in love will only lead to more heartache. The consequences of laying down her arms for Aleksey and welcoming hope might destroy more than her heart. They might force her to face the worst of her nightmares becoming a reality. Is love possible in a world that has forgotten what the human touch is?
This book had a story line that I have never read about with rape being legal. When I first read the summary it sounded incredibly interesting. The book starts with Lila wanting desperately to lose her virginity before it can be taken by force like so many others she has seen and heard about being unwillingly taken. This is a different type of world now where technology is banned.
Lila first tries desperately to lose her virginity with her best friend Rey who is still in love with his ex-fiance. Things don’t go as planned for Lila, and it does not end up happening the way she wished it would have. She meets a German officer named Aleksey, and she has a lot of trust issues going on especially since he is an officer and from experience most haven’t treated people fairly.
Aleksey does so much to win over Lila, and this is where I wanted to shake her because he was so amazing and did nothing to prove he was untrustworthy yet just because of what he was she kept trying to distance herself. Lila also has a kink which is voyeurism, and they kind of find solace in it. For example they watch this same couple out in public that doesn’t mind being watched which was pretty weird but a bond is formed between Lila and Aleksey through this.
The side characters that I really loved was Lila’s family especially her younger sister. She seemed so much older for her age and her sarcasm was great. Her best friend Rey, I wasn’t a big fan of. Yes he was a good guy, but I just didn’t think he was the right match for Lila in anyway, and he seemed a little controlling.
I really liked Lila for the most part, but I felt that she was a little immature for Aleksey since he was a lot older than her. She was only eighteen though, so I feel like the author got the way she would act mostly right, but maybe the author should have wrote her a little older or Aleksey a little younger. Lila did grow throughout the book, and I felt by the end she really came into her own.
Now don’t get me started on Aleksey oh dear Sexy Aleksey. He was the perfect man with a rough side to him that was intriguing to read about and had secrets to him that made you want to keep reading to find out exactly what they were. Oh did I mention he is also a journal writer and plays an instrument while also being strong and sweet.
There were a lot of issues in the book such as rape and triggers that can happen afterwords where you aren’t really yourself anymore and do things that you might not have ever done before. This part of the book made me extremely upset, but you have to read it to find out what exactly happens. Some of the plot twists I also kind of guessed before hand, but they were still good.
This is a story about finding yourself in a world that is nasty and cruel and still being able to find trust, love, and hope. I would definitely read another book by this author, and I feel like there is also room if she wanted to write books about other characters in the book. I would really like a spin off book on Azzy when she is older.
Because Of the content it is also for mature readers ages 18+
Mya Robarts is a bookaholic who regrets nothing.
She spent years trying to become a contemporary dance choreographer. Eventually she realized that she enjoyed writing her stories rather than dancing to them.
Robarts is obsessed with books that present damaged characters, swoon-worthy guys, controversial topics and happy endings.
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