Review: Vanilla and Vice by Tabatha Vargo and Melissa Andrea

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Lana-White Hot Reads's Review ~ 5 Stars - Good Reads Review Link

WOW!!! Just wow!  What a roller coaster ride this was book. The angst is extreme along with the sexual tension.  Lana- White Hot Reads

Zander is a work in progress recovering sex addict and Eden is the angelic virginal new employee that enters into his casino. Fueled by desire for Eden, Zander goes out of his way to make her so uncomfortable that she'll quit but every time an opportunity presents itself, Eden passes it with flying colors. Unable to control his desire for her any longer, he does something that he shouldn't which leads to him not dealing well with the aftermath. This ends in a cliffhanger and I can't wait for to see how this will play out.

OMG! The sexual chemistry that takes you on a wild ride! Ashley @ White Hot Reads - 4 stars - Good Reads Review Link

Vanilla and Vice is a quick read that leaves you wanting to know what will happen between Zander the recovering sex addict and the Eden the angelic virgin beauty.  Zander is unable to control his sexual desire and attraction to Eden and gives in to his body after six months of no sex at all. These two combust and then they walk away from each other.  What is going to happen between these two will they end up together or will they go their separate ways.  Cannot wait to read the next book! 

Heather's  4 Stars Review - Good Reads Review Link

I’m into all things dark and filthy, but innocence is my kryptonite. She’s virtuous and vanilla, and vanilla is my VICE. 

When I read this line, I hoped it would foreshadow the rest of the book but I’m on the fence - the one they left me hanging on with that

V&V is a super fast read. It’s fun and sexy with a balance of real life angst. I’m a huge fan of TV|MA and their brand. They know exactly what works for their readers, however I’m sitting on the edge of how I feel about this one. 

Let’s start with Zander Hale. He’s the King of Empire Sevens - a high end casino in Vegas. He & his partner Kade King are the epitome of sexy. Powerful men with the looks to match keep them in every woman’s line of site. 

Zander is the dark and broody one. The one with a sex addiction. He’s the one that can’t keep his hands off Eden Vaughn. She’s demure and innocent. And just what he craves. But his methods weren’t for me. He feels more like a narcissistic asshole who thinks everything is about him. Eden is sweet,which shocked me with a past like hers. 

Kade & Kennedy are great secondary characters who I need more about. I really liked them both. 

I’m looking forward to what comes next. To see if the character development continues the way I’m hoping and to see if we find out more about all of them. 

Overall the book is really good - the writing is great and with Vegas as a backdrop I’m anticipating the sinful desires of the flesh to take over book 2.

Elizabeth's 5 Star Review ~ Good Reads Review Link

What happens when a recovering sex addict meets an angelic virgin that he can't keep away from? Well this story is a recipe for heartache & love and you are going to love each and every delicious moment of it. 

Zander is sexy and totally lovable!

5 Stars of Cliffy Perfection, GIVE ME MORE!

My sick obsession with DOMINATION and SEX had become an addiction, and I was no longer willing to be a slave to it. Now, I'm six months sex free, and I haven't tied a woman up in five. 

I've never felt more powerful in my life.

Then EDEN VAUGHN got a job at EMPIRE SEVENS and turned my newfound control on its head. She makes me feel weak--testing my restraint--silently begging me to show her how deep my ADDICTION runs. I can't have her sort of TEMPTATION in my casino, and I'll do whatever it takes to get her to quit. 

I'm into all things DARK and FILTHY, but INNOCENCE is my kryptonite.

She's VIRTUOUS and VANILLA, and vanilla is my VICE



Crashing onto the black leather couch in my office, I reached down and undid the button on my slacks and slid the zipper down.

My cock was hard and angry, tight from the pressure of an unfulfilled promise.

I gripped it, hissing at the pleasure and pain. My balls ached, begging me to give in.

And so I did.

I tugged up, rolling my head on the back of the couch with a sigh. Stroking up and down, careful to put pressure where I wanted it most, I worked my cock until the pain in my balls slowly dissolved, leaving only pleasure.

I closed my eyes, envisioning Eden’s sweet smile. I imagined her looking up at me through her lashes and grinning.

She wanted me.

She wanted to taste me.

She wanted me to fuck her so hard and so fast that she screamed and came all over my throbbing dick.

In my imagination, she dropped to her knees and took me into her warm mouth, her tongue swirling around my engorged head before she tickled the hole a bit with the tip of her tongue.

She worked her hand down my shaft, her mouth following the path until she took all she could into her mouth. My tip sliding into the back of her throat until she began to gag a bit.

Her saliva coated me, warming my dick and lubing it as her mouth worked up and down on me.

“Yeah, angel, just like that,” I whispered. “Suck my cock, baby.”

If only my imagination was real.

If only she were there, kneeling in front of me like a virginal sacrifice and servicing me to the edge of insanity.

I pumped harder, the pleasure so extreme I was starting to feel dizzy. My breathing was rough and fast, my hips tense as I thrust into my palm.

In my mind, Eden was reaching down and palming my balls, massaging them as her sweet sucking and tugs pulled my orgasm from deep inside.

I was getting closer the more she sucked.

The harder she sucked.

She licked.


It was so fucking good.

“Fuck, angel. That feels so fucking good. You want me to come in your mouth, don’t you? You want to taste me? Want my cum to cover your tongue before you swallow it?”

In my mind, she nodded, sucking harder as I reached the end.

Then the sound of my office door echoed throughout the room, and I opened my eyes to see Eden standing there looking at me. Watching me jerk off while in my imagination she was blowing me.

I couldn’t stop.

I was too close to the end.

Too close to the pleasure I had denied myself for the past six months.

Surprisingly, she didn’t leave and slam the door behind her.

Instead, her eyes dropped to my hand, and her eyes went wide.

“Don’t move,” I said as I continued to pump my cock. “Just stand there and let me look at you.”

She obeyed, going stiff as she stood in the doorway of my office without moving.

Her eyes followed my quick movement, and she bit her lip like she was enjoying it.

“Do you like watching me?” I asked, not really expecting her to respond.

She didn’t, and I was fine by that.

Through her dress I could see her nipples hard and peaking, needing to be nibbled and sucked.

My fist tightened, and I pumped harder, feeling the slow rise of my impending orgasm as it crawled down my spine and tickled my hips.

Her cheeks were crimson. She was blushing so hotly, her body spotting in red flushes. She gripped her fingers together, the tips turning white from her strength.

Was she holding herself back from me?

Did she want me as badly as I wanted her?

I almost asked her to come to me, lift her dress, and let me fill her sweet little cunt with my juice, but I had already fallen too far. I didn’t want to make my relapse worse.

Her eyes shifted, turning away from me and landing on the wall beside my head.

 “Don’t look away,” I demanded. “I want you to see the moment my cum spills for you.”

Her eyes went wide, but she listened, continuing to watch.

“Fuck,” I muttered. “Just your eyes on my cock while I jerk it is doing it for me.”


Her eyes dipped to my dick, and her tongue peeked out and swiped across her top lip like she wanted to taste me.

That was all it took.

I came.

I exploded so hard I growled like a fucking savage, which was appropriate since I felt like an animal.



On the verge of total chaos.

It was the best fucking orgasm I had ever had in my life from jerking off.

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