RATING: 3 STARS (3.5 STARS)
PUBLISHED: September 2011 - Jenna Leigh Paul
"Bailey never thought she'd fall in love - especially after the ordeal her best friend, Irelyn, had gone through the previous winter. So, imagine her surprise when she realizes that it has indeed happened to her.But it's not looking promising even after she ends her on-again-off-again relationship with Spencer - especially since the man she's discovered she's in love with is Spencer's cousin and best friend, Collin.It's okay, though, because she'll get over it. Well, that's what she was hoping but after one drunken night with Collin, she realizes that it's not that easy. Now he's feeling guilty, she's heartbroken, and he wants to keep it all a secret.To make matters worse, she finds out that he's in love with Tori, Morgan's in love with him, and Spencer's in love with her. It's enough to make her head spin.If you thought love triangles were bad, try being in the center of a vicious circle."
Vicious Circles is the sequel to All the Wrong Reasons by JL Paul. There were things about Vicious Circles that I liked better than All the Wrong Reasons, but there were also things about Vicious Circles that bothered me!
It really irked me how Bailey talked about her daddy and his money. It made her sound like a spoiled, immature brat. Example, “Not much-shopped, spent daddy’s money, hung out on the beach, went to a party.”
Another thing that bothered me was the way Bailey put herself down. I understand that people are going to think what they want, and it is hard to change people’s opinion of you, but Bailey didn’t just let other people think the worst of her, she also played into it. Other people expected her to be promiscuous so she acted promiscuous. She is a flirt, don’t get me wrong, but she took it farther than that. She acted like someone she wasn’t just because that is how people thought of her.
On the flip side, I love how she is a take-charge person who likes to handle things on her own. She is a really strong person; she just doesn’t always let it show.
This novel also had quite a few surprises. I went into this novel expecting Bailey and Spencer’s love story. Nope! JL Paul really shook things up and kept things interesting. I love the unexpected turn of this novel.
It’s another well-written novel by JL Paul. It’s fun and easy to read. Surprisingly, it wasn’t predictable. There were definitely a few surprises in store for me J
If you read and enjoyed All the Wrong Reasons then this is a must read. It’s a continuation of the lives of Bailey, Irelyn, Morgan, Collin, Lucas and Spencer.
I gave Vicious Circles by JL Paul 3 STARS (3.5 STARS). I recommend this novel!!