Vain (The Seven Deadly #1) by Fisher Amelie


From goodreads: If you’re looking for a story about a good, humble girl, who’s been hurt by someone she thought she could trust, only to find out she’s not as vulnerable as she thought she was and discovers an empowering side of herself that falls in love with the guy who helps her find that self, blah, blah, blah…then you’re gonna’ hate my story.

Because mine is not the story you read every time you bend back the cover of the latest trend novel. It’s not the “I can do anything, now that I’ve found you/I’m misunderstood but one day you’ll find me irresistible because of it” tale. Why? Because, if I was being honest with you, I’m a complete witch. There’s nothing redeeming about me. I’m a friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles. I’m every girlfriend’s worst nightmare and every boy’s fantasy.

I’m Sophie Price…And this is the story about how I went from the world’s most envied girl to the girl no one wanted around and why I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.

“Hold me tighter,” I whispered against his teeth. He clutched me closer yet not tight enough. “More,” I demanded.
He drew me firmer against him and I felt every ridge of his body.
“Is that close enough?” he laughed into my throat.
“Perfect,” I told him.

This book was recommended to me and I was so excited because I’ve only read one other book by Fisher Amelie, Callum and Harper which I loved.  When I took a look at this book and I saw the cover, I was “eh” about reading it and let me just say, LESSON LEARNED!!!  Nevah judge a book by its cover…like evah!!!

“Vanity’s a debilitating affliction. You’re so absorbed in yourself it’s impossible to love anyone other than oneself, leaving you weak without realization of it. It’s quite sad. You’ve no idea what you’re missing either. You will never know real love and your life will pass you by.” 

This book took me on the most beautiful heartfelt journey, it made me feel so many different emotions that I don’t think I can truly articulate my thoughts. I was immediately hooked from the first page and I was completely connected and invested in Sophie.  I was moved.  I was inspired. I was hopeful. I had so many different feelings and I loved every word in this book.

Fisher Amelie writes beautifully and the story moves at a wonderful pace.  I even loved the supporting characters in this book and notably my favorite being Pemmy and of course Spencer too.  Fisher, if you can hear me…Spencer must have his own book because he has a heartbreaking story waiting to be told!!!  No pressure.

There’s never a dull moment and when Dingane (a.k.a Ian) is introduced…be prepared to swoon ladies!!! He’s not perfect but he’s wonderful, thoughtful and kind, everything a man should be.  The romance that grows between Sophie and Dingane is slow building, incredibly gentle and intimate.  Make no mistake, there is nothing slow about this book but Fisher takes her time in creating the relationship and she provides just the right amount of the push and pull to make it perfect.

I could sit here and write one big long article on what this book is all about but I won’t.  All you have to know is…if you are searching for romance, this is your book.  If you want to be moved, this is your book.  If you want moments that will inspire you and take you on an exotic journey, this is your book.

“There was something practically tangible there, like a ray of sun, warming us through to our souls. You could see it, you could feel it, but you couldn’t quite capture it in your hands. That didn’t mean it wasn’t there though. Oh, it was there and it weighted a thousand delicious pounds. I let that pressure inundate me, let it tether me to him.” 

My final two cents: Don’t wait to read this book…it should be #1 on your TBR!!! ;)




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