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Book Review – Toxic Girl by Chantal Fernando

Toxic Girl by Chantal Fernando | Blushing Geek

Toxic Girl by Chantal Fernando
First published on April 10, 2014 by Chantal Fernando
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, Erotica, New Adult
255 pages
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
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Get it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3eYXPuE

Everyone has secrets.

Finally, I had a fresh start.
I knew no one.
I could be anyone, or so I thought.
I wanted to be invisible, to blend into the background.
But it turned out keeping my secret wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be.

Enter Grayson Mills.

When Grayson noticed me, so did everyone else.
He wanted me. Bad.
And what Grayson wanted, he usually got.

Review

The moment I saw the cover and read the title of this story, I knew it’s going to be intense. That’s why I geared myself to be ready for that. But what I’m not prepared about is that I’m going to read it that night, let alone read it that fast!

This story is about Paris who works as a stripper to a club named Toxic. During her first day of College, she bumped with Grayson. Her plan of being out of the spotlight and living “as much as possible” a normal life started to change that day.

Actually, I have a love and then hate relationship with this story. The first few pages won me over and the idea really intrigued me, but there were some twists and turns in this story that are making me frustrated and kind of mad at the same time. It’s just quite annoying reading a story where the girl easily gets jealous and always jumps into conclusion without even hearing his explanation. Well, to be fair, the guy is the jealous type too, but he’s kinda cute when he gets jealous. The girl is just too much sometimes. She always assume the worse which is really sad because this story would have been great minus the numerous SPG of course *wink

The storyline is not that surprising really, a stripper falls in love with a rich guy and the guy falls in love with her and accepts her for all she is. (Yep, I just dropped a spoiler there, haha, sorry) There were some parts that I thought I already know what’s going to happen, and that I’ve been thinking of ditching it because what I’ve predicted were quite unbearable to read. But I’m glad I braved the book and ended up slapping my own forehead because it didn’t happen lol, haha. So far, the story was good but I just don’t approve of the numerous SPG scenes, it’s just too much to read for 1 night haha. But I’m so enamored with the side characters especially to her sister London. She started as the pain in the ass, but it’s just so great to know that she is working on changing for the better. Plus, her lines sometimes we’re so hilarious so there were times that I found myself laughing like an idiot lol.

I hate third parties especially that she’s very persistent, but if I were Paris, I wouldn’t be really threatened at all. Why’s that? Well, Grayson is just so whipped that I’m afraid he’ll die instantly if she gets away from him. He’s so in love that I can’t understand Paris’ side about getting jealous all the time, like huh? I like Grayson’s character; I like how he loves Paris so much that he accepts her for everything. At the first few pages, I was a bit disappointed at him at the scene where he just walked out. And then, all were explained so he’s forgiven haha lol. I like his character but I don’t remember squealing or falling in love with him. So yep, that’s absolutely the reason why it doesn’t have a perfect 5star rating. I could have given it 4, but the jealous thingy is just too maddening to read.

The story’s setting is in Australia but unlike the other stories set in Australia that I’ve read before, this one is so pretty easy to read. The number of characters isn’t that many too so they’re easy to track. There are still a lot of things to improve though, but I was still entertained. I guess I should give it to London, the couple Anaya and Paul, and Aiden for being so funny lol. Plus, the sibling relationship added in this story totally warmed my heart.

This is my first time reading a story from the author but I couldn’t see any reason why I wouldn’t read more from her.

*I was not at home for the last 3 days so I wasn’t able to publish this review sooner, but I guess it’s better late than never eh? I’ll be publishing a new review soon about the story that I happen to read on those 3 days that I was out (yep, only 1 story because the place I’ve been to was just so distracting), see you 😉

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18 Comments

  • Carole's Random Life March 11, 2017 at 11:47 am

    That is an amazing cover. I am glad you enjoyed this one. Great review!

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    • Vanessa March 11, 2017 at 7:46 pm

      Yeah, me too Carole. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      Reply
  • Sophia Rose March 11, 2017 at 11:55 am

    Good that this book kept you reading even though, it had the annoying jealousy stuff. I wouldn’t like that part either. Nice review, Vanessa!

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    • Vanessa March 11, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks Sophia Rose 🙂

      Reply
  • kindlemom1 March 11, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    Any book that can keep you up all night reading it can’t be too bad right?

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    • Vanessa March 11, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Yeah, I guess so 🙂

      Reply
  • [email protected] addicted 2 reading March 11, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Glad you enjoy. in spite of the annoying aspects. Thanks for sharing your awesome review.

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    • Vanessa March 12, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Thanks Nadene 🙂

      Reply
  • Lily B March 12, 2017 at 2:00 am

    set in australia? one nighter? that’s awesome, I love when that happens, and this one seemed to really suck you in! I’m sorry that you didn’t love it tho, hate when that happens.

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    • Vanessa March 12, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      Yep. But atleast this story isn’t that bad hehe.

      Reply
  • kimbacaffeinate March 13, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    I love the cover and the setting. Bummer you didn’t love it.

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    • Vanessa March 14, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      Yep, unfortunately 🙁

      Reply
  • LilyElement March 14, 2017 at 2:01 am

    Sounds like I’d probably enjoy it but about the same as you did lol

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    • Vanessa March 14, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      Yeah, I guess so considering the frustrating jealousy thing this story has.

      Reply
  • Michele @ A Belle's Tales March 14, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Love the setting of this one! Sorry it didn’t blow you away, but I’m glad you enjoyed it for the most part. Have a wonderful week, Vanessa 🙂

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    • Vanessa March 14, 2017 at 7:40 pm

      Thanks Michele, have a wonderful week too 🙂

      Reply
  • Kristin March 15, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy this one more. I don’t know why people find it okay for a female to be insanely jealous and borderline controlling but when the male character is acting all crazy it’s unacceptable. It sounds like I would have the same issues with this book that you did.

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    • Vanessa March 17, 2017 at 8:05 pm

      Well, its ok for a female character to be jealous but for this one, it’s just too much. And yep, I’m sure you’ll have the same issues too if you try this story. Thanks for dropping by Kristin 🙂

      Reply

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