He was perfectly imperfect. Flawlessly flawed. Most importantly-he was Vicious.
Barron ‘Vicious’ Spencer runs All Saints High, along with his three best friends known as “the HotHoles'(gross). He’s the most ruthless of them all. When Emilia LeBlanc moves into his family home (her parents are the hired help) he has a new target to take his rage out on. Vicious is a bit ruthless at times. He has his reasons, but there are parts in this story (especially the past) that made me cringe. He’s heartless and hateful, a real a$$hole who doesn’t give a sh*t about anything or anyone, treating everyone like crap.
Vicious makes Emilia’s life a living hell with every opportunity. Every single one of his words and every single one of his actions makes Emilia believe that he hates her like no other. He’s brutal towards her, his hateful behavior making her feel small and insignificant. However, Emilia can’t help but be attracted to her tormentor. It took me alot more time for me to see past his brutal words than it did for Emilia. Bless her. She doesn’t want to crave her bully, she doesn’t want to fall in lust with the one who makes her life miserable, but as much as she wants, she can’t deny the strong feelings she feels towards him.
My first impression of “Vicious” was: Cold-hearted, arrogant, mean, rude, with a ‘fuck off’ vibe and a zero tolerance for anything and anybody.
After high school, she moves to NYC. Her little sister joins her and they’re just getting by, but they’re together. Having to support her sick sister who suffers from cystic fibrosis and a day that goes from bad to worse from losing one her jobs, to being mugged to the reappearance of Vicious has Emilia accepting a job offer from him weeks later. Like a wrecking ball he came back in her life with a vengeance.
It took me a long time to even like him. Slowly we discover his reason for his outlook and attitude and Emilia does her best to stand strong against his onslaught. I hated this book until the end.