Vicious Circles (Wrong Reasons, #2)
Sequel to All the Wrong Reasons.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 (Wrong Reasons, #2) Details

TitleVicious Circles (Wrong Reasons, #2)
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 7th, 2011
Rating
GenreRomance, New Adult, Young Adult, Academic, College, Contemporary Romance

Vicious Circles (Wrong Reasons, #2) Review

  • Say
    January 1, 1970
    Ok enough comparisons….I wont compare this with Effortless the second book on Thoughtless by S. C. Stephens coz both books has a different story. But I would have to say that I liked this one better than the first one. Well, one there’s Bailey (Irelyn’s wild friend). I love her character! Well, that is saying much since it is seldom that I like and not annoyed by the female character. Second, I loved how the story revolved on the characters…actually this aint a simple love triangle type of thing Ok enough comparisons….I wont compare this with Effortless the second book on Thoughtless by S. C. Stephens coz both books has a different story. But I would have to say that I liked this one better than the first one. Well, one there’s Bailey (Irelyn’s wild friend). I love her character! Well, that is saying much since it is seldom that I like and not annoyed by the female character. Second, I loved how the story revolved on the characters…actually this aint a simple love triangle type of thing more of love square (is there such a thing) duh? Lol! And btw, I hated Irelyn in this one what a hypocrite after what she did in the first book….how dare she turned her back on Bailey! This story is all messed up in different angles.....what a classic story of he likes her, she likes him, she thinks he likes her and he thinks she likes him....even I am confused! What the heck just read it to understand it better! Lol!!!
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  • Morgan
    January 1, 1970
    CLICK HERE TO READ MORE REVIEWS AT READING, EATING AND DREAMING I WAS BLAIR WALDORFVicious 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 CLICK HERE TO READ MORE REVIEWS AT READING, EATING AND DREAMING I WAS BLAIR WALDORFVicious 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 JIf 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!!-XOXOREADING, EATING AND DREAMING
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  • Michelle [Helen Geek]
    January 1, 1970
    3 StarsNot great, but am glad I read Collin's story. Not going to spend too much time on the review. Nothing unusual stood out. I did appreciate two things: 1) Collin is a really nice guy. He appears talented [a drummer in their ensemble], he is sensitive [caring of his friends, his family. He is mature and responsible. Just an overall great guy, without being a moog. I think any girl would want to catch his attention and would home he would be the ONE. The second thing 2) Communication is key. 3 StarsNot great, but am glad I read Collin's story. Not going to spend too much time on the review. Nothing unusual stood out. I did appreciate two things: 1) Collin is a really nice guy. He appears talented [a drummer in their ensemble], he is sensitive [caring of his friends, his family. He is mature and responsible. Just an overall great guy, without being a moog. I think any girl would want to catch his attention and would home he would be the ONE. The second thing 2) Communication is key. These guys had so many miscommunications, it was almost hard to follow. Irelyn thought Morgan was into Collin. Collin thought Spencer was "in love" with Bailey. Bailey thought Collin loved .... and it went on and on. Eventually everyone clued it, but it took courage and confrontation by Bailey to make it happen.Whew! It was a bit tiring following the "Vicious Circles" of communication or in most cases mis-communication.It was a good read, not a great read. I'm glad I read it so I could close the loop left by Lucas and Irelyn's story.If you're having a hard time finding something to read and you run across this one, give it a try. You may enjoy it, or not, but it is worth a peek.Happy Reading!
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  • Sofia Lazaridou
    January 1, 1970
    Some say V.C. is better than A.T.W.R..I am not sure if that's true or false.The books are the same time similar and different so I don't think they should be compared.I liked it and I hope you will too.In Bailey's situation there is not a triangle but a pentagon.Bailey,Collin,Spencer,Tori and Morgan's feelings create a mess.Because Bailey realises she is in love with Collin who seems to have feelings for Tori who doesn't seem to have feelings for him,Spencer who had a casual relationship with Ba Some say V.C. is better than A.T.W.R..I am not sure if that's true or false.The books are the same time similar and different so I don't think they should be compared.I liked it and I hope you will too.In Bailey's situation there is not a triangle but a pentagon.Bailey,Collin,Spencer,Tori and Morgan's feelings create a mess.Because Bailey realises she is in love with Collin who seems to have feelings for Tori who doesn't seem to have feelings for him,Spencer who had a casual relationship with Baily until she broke up with him and everyone's trying not to hurt him and Morgan who according to Irelyn has feelings for Collin.I had a feeling from the beginning that Morgan didn't have feelings for Collin.I won't say if I was right but what I will tell is that I didn't liked Morgan much.Before I started All the wrong reasons I thought Bailey was more like the girl next door than what she really is.Not that she is bad,in fact I really liked her.
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  • Jhoanna
    January 1, 1970
    I loved Vicious Circle, its somewhat more complex yet, easier to understand than the 1st book.Vicious Circle was about love,misunderstanding,Friendship and confusion. i love how Bailey, came to understand her true feeling and how she is very confident in what she do and how she loves her friends so much. i love that she came to realize what her true feelings and how she became honest with herself. i still believe that's shes the coolest friend.I love Collin, how his sweet, understanding and hone I loved Vicious Circle, its somewhat more complex yet, easier to understand than the 1st book.Vicious Circle was about love,misunderstanding,Friendship and confusion. i love how Bailey, came to understand her true feeling and how she is very confident in what she do and how she loves her friends so much. i love that she came to realize what her true feelings and how she became honest with herself. i still believe that's shes the coolest friend.I love Collin, how his sweet, understanding and honest. his just adorable and lovable and his just protective of the people around him.i love Spencer he was just honest in the end. and very understanding.i loved and hated Morgan. she doesn't listen to the people around her.Read it. You'll love it.
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  • Candyap
    January 1, 1970
    Since I read all the wrong reasons I don't like to start series and not finish it especially if it ties up any loose ends. I liked this story a lot more. Irelyn was a coward and dragged her feet whereas Bailey is more take charge and does things the way she wants. I loved Colin in the first one, so to read this one that is about him I was happy. Colin is such a all around great guy, caring, adorable, smart, and he has the added being a super sexy drummer going on for him LOL. Not much out of the Since I read all the wrong reasons I don't like to start series and not finish it especially if it ties up any loose ends. I liked this story a lot more. Irelyn was a coward and dragged her feet whereas Bailey is more take charge and does things the way she wants. I loved Colin in the first one, so to read this one that is about him I was happy. Colin is such a all around great guy, caring, adorable, smart, and he has the added being a super sexy drummer going on for him LOL. Not much out of the ordinary with this story except that Morgan the all around soft nice girl turned into a complete snob.
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  • Gabby
    January 1, 1970
    Sigh.. What can I say! I read book 1 and 2 in one day I loved them so much. Definitely worth the price =) and Collin and Lucas are totally yummy...and even spencer..sometimes lol
  • Summer
    January 1, 1970
    Sometimes you have to let things go too far. Meet Collin Newton: He's Lucas's twin brother, the drummer from Out Back, and has always been the 'good twin.' Meet Bailey Foxworth: She's Irelyn's best friend. She's stubborn, independent, has a reputation, and her morals are questionable. ;)There are some people who were made to fall in love. There are some people who are naturally loveable. And then their are people like Bailey who know they aren't going to fall in love and who know not everyone Sometimes you have to let things go too far. Meet Collin Newton: He's Lucas's twin brother, the drummer from Out Back, and has always been the 'good twin.' Meet Bailey Foxworth: She's Irelyn's best friend. She's stubborn, independent, has a reputation, and her morals are questionable. ;)There are some people who were made to fall in love. There are some people who are naturally loveable. And then their are people like Bailey who know they aren't going to fall in love and who know not everyone is going to like her. So imagine her surprise when she realizes that she is in fact in love. After working so hard to bury any emotional connection to anyone or anything and to keep a tight grasp on her reputation -not letting anyone in until she met Irelyn and the boys- she can't believe this 'love' business has wormed it's way into her life. It's not even the fact she's in love, it's with who she's in love with. None other than Collin Newton, the brother of her best friend's boyfriend. Now here is where things get complicated, so keep up. She is currently in a non-serious, I repeat, a non-serious on-again-off-again relationship with Spencer, Collin's cousin. So after telling him that she can't be with him, she thinks things are settled. It wouldn't be right to string him along and it's not like she has to worry about explaining Collin to Spencer because there's no way Collin would ever feel that way about her. Right?Wrong. One fairly uneventful Friday later a few 6-packs of beers followed by one drinking game involving a questionable bottle or Mescal and a challenge between two very stubborn people and you have the infamous one night stand. ;) Bailey couldn't believe it. Collin took her to bed. With one hell of a Friday night, the only problem in the morning could be a hangover, right? Wrong. Seriously guys, I said keep up!Collin has quite the conscience on him, but Bailey's the 'girl with the reputation' as everyone see's it, so after putting him at ease, cleaning up, and deciding to keep things between them, they part ways. Bailey knew she'd never have someone fall in love with her, she's just not that girl. But that doesn't mean it hurts any less. I know, Bailey has feelings you assholes- shocking. But what's the tip of the ice-berg? Irelyn. She gives Bailey quite the information overload that morning. I'm serious guys, make sure you get this. Irelyn *thinks* (meaning does not know for certain, but definitely thinks) Morgan, Bailey's roommate and their other friend has a thing for Collin, but Lucas thinks Collin has a thing for Tori, a girl living above them, add in a supposedly heartbroken Spencer and an in love Bailey and you have quite the Vicious Circle.But the one catch of this whole thing is if Collin loves Tori why is he spending so much time with Bailey? Why is he being impossibly sweet? And why does a repeat of that Friday night come in their near future? Maybe relying on Irelyn's advice wasn't the smartest idea, but then again maybe there are more pieces to this puzzle that have yet to be filled in. The only question is, Does Bailey have enough in her to break this Vicious Circle and for once let the truth out and people in? You'll have to find out for yourself.So in case it wasn't clear I definitely loved this book. Why's it 4 stars instead of 5, you ask? Well, all of that has to do with Morgan. I know I didn't add her as a big part of my review, but in the book she had some starring moments, and in those moments I was definitely not her biggest fan. You definitely see a WHOLE other side to Morgan that wasn't in All The Wrong Reasons. Needless to say, I didn't like this side of her very much. Other than that, the book was just as great as All The Wrong Reasons. I LOVED Collin and Bailey. They were both their same hilarious, intriguing, captivating characters they were in the previous book and it was nice getting to know them even better in Vicious Circles. So my only complaint in truth was Morgan. Great book. Great ending. Totally loved it! Favorite Quotes: “I remember him. Anyone good coming to this party?” She laughed bitterly. “Oh, a couple of our mutual friends and a few other people that might interest you.” “My curiosity is aroused,” I said with a grin. “Who?” “Veronica Lindgren.” My skin crawled as bile crept up my throat. Veronica was the bane of my existence and I longed for the chance to smash her face in the sand. “Party starts at six,” Kora said. “I’l be there,” I smirked."I was so tired of feeling teary-eyed and emotional all the time. This being in love crap total y sucked.""I had an irresistible urge to go punch Owen and ‘accidental y’ knock Tori off of Col in with my backswing. Childish? Yes. Immature? Absolutely. Satisfying? Without a doubt!"“So, if I fell in, you’d have to save me?” I snorted and held back my smile. “No. I’d let you sink and have the maintenance guy fish your dead body off the bottom.” His eyes grew as he gaped at me, mouth wide open. When my smile escaped, he relaxed and laughed. “You’d rescue me,” he said with confidence. “You know you’re dying to do the mouth-to-mouth thing on me.” My heart froze along with my face as it was my turn to gawk. “And I thought Lucas was the arrogant one. What happened?” Col in kept his eyes on the water as he shrugged. “Maybe I’m tired of being the good twin.”"I was beginning to feel all warm and fuzzy and let me tel you, it was a strange concept.""He relaxed against the bench, his arm still draped over the back of the bench. He was far enough away that it didn't stretch behind me and for that I was grateful – I’d hate to have to snap it in two."“I feel pretty stupid,” I muttered and he dragged me into his lap, winding his arms around my middle. “You feel pretty good to me,” he said, trying to lighten the mood. I managed a smile. “That was real y cheesy.” “Yeah, I know,” he shrugged as color flooded his cheeks.
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  • Stephanie- The Boyfriend Bookmark
    January 1, 1970
    Reviewed for The Boyfriend BookmarkClick here for review"Screw Disneyland-I was in the happiest place on earth; cuddled up next to Collin in his bed."-Viscious Circles, J.L. PaulOk, so this book is full of drama! Maybe a little too much. Drama with friends, drama with lovers, drama within one's soul... with all that drama, I can still say I enjoyed this book. My new boyfriend is Collin. He is beautiful! If you read the first book (All The Wrong Reasons) and loved Irelyn and Lucas, you will love Reviewed for The Boyfriend BookmarkClick here for review"Screw Disneyland-I was in the happiest place on earth; cuddled up next to Collin in his bed."-Viscious Circles, J.L. PaulOk, so this book is full of drama! Maybe a little too much. Drama with friends, drama with lovers, drama within one's soul... with all that drama, I can still say I enjoyed this book. My new boyfriend is Collin. He is beautiful! If you read the first book (All The Wrong Reasons) and loved Irelyn and Lucas, you will love this book, they are in it too! The do not take center stage in this book, but Irelyn is still an important part of it. I wish Lucas had been a bigger part of it as well, but at least he makes his appearances and if I can't have both brothers, I will settle for one brother and his hot cousin.Bailey struggles with her reputation of being an easy lay in this book. That reputation ultimately saves her friend Morgan. The big question is, does that reputation live up to the hype? Seriously, you think I am going to spoil that one? This book shows more than the romantic side of life, it shows the love of friends and the lengths people will go to for their friends. Bailey does all of that and struggles with her love for Spencer or Collin. Struggles because there is a crazy love train going on in this book...or is it in her mind? Again, I'm not going to tell!I loved the amazing friendships and charachters in this book and I loved the flow of the story. There was only one charachter in this book that I wanted to punch. But that Bailey, she beat me to the punch...Go Bailey! So I wasn't even partially angry when I finished this book like I was after reading All The Wrong Reasons. Big fan of the badass that Bailey is!It still struck a chord and I felt Bailey's struggle with her own demons and how she dealt with the people surrounding her with a cloud of judgement...but in the end... Collin is still the one who had my heart.With that said, I really want the dog park friend to be in the next book... I think he has great potential. I would also like to read more about Spencer and Morgan in future books.So sit back with a beer and a band and drink in this book with good friends! It is well worth the read!
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  • Melissa Maxwell
    January 1, 1970
    I just noticed today that I did not review this book so five days later this is my opinion. I have to say I liked this book a little better than the first one. I love Bailey because she is complicated yet so beautiful. I gotta say all the women in this series are messed up seriously and the men (with the exception of Owen) are wonderful, caring and loving men who were raised to love and nurture relationship and that just seems a bit messed up. Okay so back to the main point of the book Bailey an I just noticed today that I did not review this book so five days later this is my opinion. I have to say I liked this book a little better than the first one. I love Bailey because she is complicated yet so beautiful. I gotta say all the women in this series are messed up seriously and the men (with the exception of Owen) are wonderful, caring and loving men who were raised to love and nurture relationship and that just seems a bit messed up. Okay so back to the main point of the book Bailey and Collin and their developing relationship but like the last book things could not go smoothly. Bailey loves Collin who appears to love Tori. Spencer appears to love Baily and Morgan appears to love Collin so vicious circle is right. The problem of the first book and this one is that the girls think lowly of themselves and if they would just sit down and think and talk things through with the other person it would have worked out faster. In the book, you see Bailey in a new light as a girl with many insecurities hidden behind bolster. She was constantly called a loose women in high school and she just accepts the title without fighting for herself. She appears "traveled" with men but you learn that she has only been with four men her whole life two from high school, Spencer, and Collin that's it. I really was annoyed with the whole will the won't they again but I saw it's usefulness. I was really angry at Morgan for not listening to her so called best friends when they tried to explain everything. There must be some insecurities and demon's in her closet that make her think the worst of people. I hope there is another book with her perspective to allow the reader to see where she is coming from. Other than that the book was good and I loved the ending.
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  • Chu
    January 1, 1970
    I have a knack for bad girls. Bailey is one of my favorite characters from the first book. She's quite b*tchy - but admit it, she was really a nice friend being there for Irelyn and covering for her (I'm not sure if the last one is a good thing). I really thought she would go serious with Spencer only to be surprised that she ended up with Collin, a good guy. Bailey's reputation precedes her. The people around her think she's easy and sleeping around - thanks to rumors spread by an old arch enem I have a knack for bad girls. Bailey is one of my favorite characters from the first book. She's quite b*tchy - but admit it, she was really a nice friend being there for Irelyn and covering for her (I'm not sure if the last one is a good thing). I really thought she would go serious with Spencer only to be surprised that she ended up with Collin, a good guy. Bailey's reputation precedes her. The people around her think she's easy and sleeping around - thanks to rumors spread by an old arch enemy, Veronica. I always look forward to their confrontations because Bailey says the most witty rebuttal to insults thrown to her - she really deserves it (Veronica that is). This bad girl however, has a soft spot: deep inside she's different and a very good friend - she would do anything for someone she loves, even risk her own life. She tried to held reins on her self-control because she thought Morgan was in love with him, but of course, love + lust will diminish your self-control - couple it with booze or beach. I hated Morgan here. How can she be that righteous? And how can she hate Bailey after Bailey's revelation? Morgan already gave her side, and with that, I don't think her sudden explosion was a bit melodramatic. JL Paul reminds us not to judge the book by its cover. No matter what she looks, or how she acts, there's more story to that than what is in the surface. I love the first two novels, but I don't think I can say that I'm looking forward for Morgan's story.
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  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    What an amazing book just as good as the first one and it was such a complicated love circle and the inner struggle that Bailey was facing just to do the right thing was really intense. These characters have so much drama and were jumping down eachothers throats so much and some of the reasons for the arguments were just plain dumb. I hated how Irelyn judged Bailey for her sleeping with Collin when Bailey loved him because Irelyn felt she should put her love aside so Morgan can have a chance wit What an amazing book just as good as the first one and it was such a complicated love circle and the inner struggle that Bailey was facing just to do the right thing was really intense. These characters have so much drama and were jumping down eachothers throats so much and some of the reasons for the arguments were just plain dumb. I hated how Irelyn judged Bailey for her sleeping with Collin when Bailey loved him because Irelyn felt she should put her love aside so Morgan can have a chance with Collin because Morgan loved Collin to. To me that is just dumb I understand that Morgan and Bailey are friends but if Collin is sleeping with Bailey then he obviously must like her because he is not the type of guy to just sleep with anyone, but then it gets complicated because everyone thinks that Collin likes Tori also he starts inviting her to their shows and she is always hanging onto him he goes away with her for a week, making Bailey really jealous. If that isn't enough then there is Bailey ex Spencer who is still holding a torch for Bailey and everyone gets mad at Bailey for hurting him by 1st breaking up with him and 2nd Collin and Bailey pretend to be b/f g/f to fend off Bailey's arch enemy Veronica. YES it gets very complicated very fast but in the end everyone (but one) has a happy ending I hope there is another book for the unhappy charcter to get their happy ending.
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  • Autumn Review
    January 1, 1970
    Summary:Bailey is the "bad girl" of the group who finds she is in love for the first time. However, it's not with the guy she's been seeing, Spencer. She's in love with Collin, Spencer's cousin and best friend. Then, to top it off, after a fun filled night with Collin, Bailey finds she's in the middle of a big circle of love. Hmmm....what's a girl to do? Will Bailey be able to commit to love with Collin?My Take:In MY opinion, I found that Bailey's story wasn't as complex and dramatic as Irelyn's Summary:Bailey is the "bad girl" of the group who finds she is in love for the first time. However, it's not with the guy she's been seeing, Spencer. She's in love with Collin, Spencer's cousin and best friend. Then, to top it off, after a fun filled night with Collin, Bailey finds she's in the middle of a big circle of love. Hmmm....what's a girl to do? Will Bailey be able to commit to love with Collin?My Take:In MY opinion, I found that Bailey's story wasn't as complex and dramatic as Irelyn's, but I actually liked Bailey's personality better. I think she's misunderstood, but underneath is a very sweet girl. I think I expected there to be a bigger story with her, but she's got some spunk and balances out Collin nicely. I loved Collin in the first book and liked him even more in this one. Would have even liked to have seen more of him from his perspective maybe? It was a fast, easy read that I read in one day. Again, if you're looking for a sweet romance and a quick read, this is the book for you! Looking forward to the third book in the series! Hmm....wonder who it will be???www.autumnreview.com
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  • A.R. Myles
    January 1, 1970
    When I first started this book and I saw it was about Bailey my first thought was "I hope she wants Collin!" I was SO excited to read about Bailey. She comes across as this bad ass b**ch who doesn't care about anything and you got to see that that's not exactly true. Yes she has a hard side but she has a soft side as well and it was really wonderful to see. I LOVE COLLIN! Have I said how much I LOVE COLLIN??? I'm sooo glad there was more of him in this book!It had me questioning throughout the b When I first started this book and I saw it was about Bailey my first thought was "I hope she wants Collin!" I was SO excited to read about Bailey. She comes across as this bad ass b**ch who doesn't care about anything and you got to see that that's not exactly true. Yes she has a hard side but she has a soft side as well and it was really wonderful to see. I LOVE COLLIN! Have I said how much I LOVE COLLIN??? I'm sooo glad there was more of him in this book!It had me questioning throughout the book. Does he like her? will he like her? is there someone else? what's going on with Morgan? I had a lot of questions and they were all answered.... until the end of course. The only question I had is... What's going on with Morgan??? But I was happy with the book and everything that went down in it!Over all I really liked this book, and I hope there will be a number 3 as well! So if you know, please let me know!!
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  • Jazzy
    January 1, 1970
    This had a weaker storyline than the first book of the Wrong Reasons series. The ending was also predictable, pretty much in all aspects, so there was no big bang to make up for the storyline. The characters themselves weren't that great either. Collin and Bailey seemed quite shallow, with not many depths about them. Sure, there were discoveries made about their past lives, but I just didn't really feel connected to them. The plot dragged on and on, and the confusion and misconceptions at the st This had a weaker storyline than the first book of the Wrong Reasons series. The ending was also predictable, pretty much in all aspects, so there was no big bang to make up for the storyline. The characters themselves weren't that great either. Collin and Bailey seemed quite shallow, with not many depths about them. Sure, there were discoveries made about their past lives, but I just didn't really feel connected to them. The plot dragged on and on, and the confusion and misconceptions at the start of the book which had amused me initially, annoyed me at the end as they were lengthened unnecessarily. I had hoped for something more as I had quite enjoyed All The Wrong Reasons and had expecting something more. Definitely not a great sequel. I'm giving it two stars
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  • Stief
    January 1, 1970
    Wow, I wasn't sure how the sequel to 'All the wrong reasons' would pan out thinking it would be a continuation of the two main characters however it followed the story of one of the other characters and I absolutely LOVED this book and possibly more so than the first. The story followed 'Bailey' that we meet in the first book and get a deeper understanding of who she is, how she became who she appeared to be and saw her softer more fragile side. I loved the way this book felt very real and how c Wow, I wasn't sure how the sequel to 'All the wrong reasons' would pan out thinking it would be a continuation of the two main characters however it followed the story of one of the other characters and I absolutely LOVED this book and possibly more so than the first. The story followed 'Bailey' that we meet in the first book and get a deeper understanding of who she is, how she became who she appeared to be and saw her softer more fragile side. I loved the way this book felt very real and how characters felt with 'unrequited love' and the hope that something better would happen. The twist and turns weren't as many in this book as the first but the mingling love triangles made up for that and the friendships that were at stake also were an interesting read... I really enjoyed this book, I don't think I'd re-read but I thought it was a great sequel.
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  • Kreiden
    January 1, 1970
    “Way MORE BETTER than the first!”I always ended up giggling and awed while reading this book. I’d prefer Bailey’s story than Irelyn’s.It might be BITCHY and kinda WHORE-ish, because Bailey doesn’t give a damn about having a serious relationship. Then she got tied up in with these Vicious Circles with her friends. A twisted love that makes you feel confused sometimes, but you’ll figure it out in the end because you could predict on what’s gonna happened next.I really like Collin! He’s such a nice “Way MORE BETTER than the first!”I always ended up giggling and awed while reading this book. I’d prefer Bailey’s story than Irelyn’s.It might be BITCHY and kinda WHORE-ish, because Bailey doesn’t give a damn about having a serious relationship. Then she got tied up in with these Vicious Circles with her friends. A twisted love that makes you feel confused sometimes, but you’ll figure it out in the end because you could predict on what’s gonna happened next.I really like Collin! He’s such a nice guy and Bailey’s a kick-ass bitch! (I loved her!) hahaha >_<It also shows the importance of friendship and love relationship on how to handle things just in case you’ve entered a very messed up situation.
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  • Alexis *Reality Bites*
    January 1, 1970
    Spoiler Free ReviewVicious Circles is the second bk in the Wrong Reasons series by J.L. Paul. Vicious Cirles focused on Bailey the vivacious curvy brunette and best friend of Ireyln. The book opens with Bailey sitting poolside with her other bestie Morgan when she realizes that she is head over heels in love. The only problem is she is not in love with the guy she is currently dating Spencer but instead his cousin Collin. So Bailey comes up with a plan to break things off with Spencer besides th Spoiler Free ReviewVicious Circles is the second bk in the Wrong Reasons series by J.L. Paul. Vicious Cirles focused on Bailey the vivacious curvy brunette and best friend of Ireyln. The book opens with Bailey sitting poolside with her other bestie Morgan when she realizes that she is head over heels in love. The only problem is she is not in love with the guy she is currently dating Spencer but instead his cousin Collin. So Bailey comes up with a plan to break things off with Spencer besides they have been off and on with no strings attached for almost a year. Meanwhile Morgan has been keeping a secret of her own. Morgan has a crush on someone what happens when she finally confesses who has her heart. Can Bailey have true love? And how many hearts have to break for her to get it?
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  • Stormy
    January 1, 1970
    After reading ALL THE WRONG REASONS, I need to read this one!I really want to get into the head of the wild and sassy Bailey.-----------------------------------------------------------------Damn! These boys in this series are so hot!They're in a band, they're hot, they're sexy,they're sweet, they're freaking amazing.I loved all the drama. I don't like my drama tobe in my life but rather in my books and thisbooks is so satisfying in the drama department.I've never really read such a realistic fig After reading ALL THE WRONG REASONS, I need to read this one!I really want to get into the head of the wild and sassy Bailey.-----------------------------------------------------------------Damn! These boys in this series are so hot!They're in a band, they're hot, they're sexy,they're sweet, they're freaking amazing.I loved all the drama. I don't like my drama tobe in my life but rather in my books and thisbooks is so satisfying in the drama department.I've never really read such a realistic fight betweenfriends over realistic situations. With these books none of the relationshipsform until AFTER one night stands. I loved Bailey. Like I knew I would. She was feisty and fun.God, I love these books. So good! :)
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  • Ashley
    January 1, 1970
    This is the squeal to All the Wrong Reasons, but from the perspective of Bailey, who may I add is an absolute riot. This story is what can happen from assuming or the viscous "he said, she said". All in all the book was good, but I didn't fall in love with the main characters as much as the first book All the Wrong Reasons from Irelyn's point of view. I read that J.L. Paul is writing the third book due out before Christmas from Morgans POV and I didn't like her character at all, she actually bug This is the squeal to All the Wrong Reasons, but from the perspective of Bailey, who may I add is an absolute riot. This story is what can happen from assuming or the viscous "he said, she said". All in all the book was good, but I didn't fall in love with the main characters as much as the first book All the Wrong Reasons from Irelyn's point of view. I read that J.L. Paul is writing the third book due out before Christmas from Morgans POV and I didn't like her character at all, she actually bugged me. With that said I will be suckered into reading the third installment, I am too invested now! :)
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  • SAM
    January 1, 1970
    I really really enjoyed this book, it's so fun and easy to read. I totally loved Bailey's character, she kind of remind me of Brooke Davis from One Tree Hill. The story is really good and I enjoyed all the characters with the exception of Morgan, I think she was a judgmental bitch and I didn't liked the way she behaved and I also had a few issues with Irelyn at some point but she ended up taking the right decision. Loved Collin! He's such a sweet guy and I really liked to read his story, I also I really really enjoyed this book, it's so fun and easy to read. I totally loved Bailey's character, she kind of remind me of Brooke Davis from One Tree Hill. The story is really good and I enjoyed all the characters with the exception of Morgan, I think she was a judgmental bitch and I didn't liked the way she behaved and I also had a few issues with Irelyn at some point but she ended up taking the right decision. Loved Collin! He's such a sweet guy and I really liked to read his story, I also liked Spencer a lot, he was so sweet and so understanding. This is a great book, I enjoyed it a lot, it left with a giddy feeling :)
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  • Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
    January 1, 1970
    If I could give it a 3.5 I would. I liked it but wasn't in love with this book. I think the whole love circle thing going on really could get confusing at times, especially the parts about Tori and Morgan. I think if they were either expanded a little more they would have made a little more sense. I do feel bad for Bailey though, she acts like her reputation doesn't bother her when you can tell deep down it does, her tough girl act is just that, an act. I would like to see a book about Morgan th If I could give it a 3.5 I would. I liked it but wasn't in love with this book. I think the whole love circle thing going on really could get confusing at times, especially the parts about Tori and Morgan. I think if they were either expanded a little more they would have made a little more sense. I do feel bad for Bailey though, she acts like her reputation doesn't bother her when you can tell deep down it does, her tough girl act is just that, an act. I would like to see a book about Morgan though, to see if she ever gets her happily ever after.
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  • Sassychassy
    January 1, 1970
    I'm pretty sure I liked this story more than the first! however it did bother me that most if the drama could have been avoided if they all would talk to each other instead of skulking around and pouting. But I loved Bailey's character and how bold she was when there was something she wanted. She did come off as a spoiled little brat at times but I ultimately really liked her. And Collin was pretty amazing also. So sweet and charming... but aalso a moron in the beginning lol Maybe we will get Mo I'm pretty sure I liked this story more than the first! however it did bother me that most if the drama could have been avoided if they all would talk to each other instead of skulking around and pouting. But I loved Bailey's character and how bold she was when there was something she wanted. She did come off as a spoiled little brat at times but I ultimately really liked her. And Collin was pretty amazing also. So sweet and charming... but aalso a moron in the beginning lol Maybe we will get Morgan's story next? or maybe Spence and Jessica???
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  • Tara
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed this book just like the last. I have to admit it leaves me wanting more, more about Morgan and more about how the boys/girls will all end up. Do Lucas and Irelyn say together? (i hope so), does Dustin come back and try to make them miserable for what Irelyn did to him?, do Collin and Bailey stay together?, do Morgan and Spencer finally get together? Does Owen try to get revenge? So many things i would want to read in another book.
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  • Amy
    January 1, 1970
    I want more in the end...Tell me about their future not about two weeks later. But over all I liked it. Still in love with Collin but wish Morgan would have had a stronger female lead. Not just play as the backward need a story line for her person. It was a good book and I am I read it. I liked the 1st one and was happy with the ending! So that makes it worth it. There were times were I did not get it like double sided and such but it was a good book.
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  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this book as much if not a little more than #1. Bailey's wit makes the narration much more interesting but I wish the focal point would've been more on the romance and less on their crazy friend who clearly had issues. They spent half the book pining away for her and really I wanted more details into the Collin/Bailey relationship. It seemed like it was then quickly summarized at the end and filled in the gaps. Did like the story line and it's definately a page turner!
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  • Tasha
    January 1, 1970
    I loved this one more than the first and I loved the former. Bailey is tough and spunky, but with sweet, laid-back Collin she is unsure and out of her comfort zone in love. I loved the tangled web. Like I said in my review of book one, I am not a love triangle fan, but JL Paul lays it out so jealously and hurt feelings are not the forefront of the story. The personalities and relationships of the characters are the complete focus.
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  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    Vicious Circles was the sequel to All The Wrong Reasons. Although I enjoyed reading the latter, I enjoyed Vicious Circles more which focused on Bailey, a secondary character from book 1. I loved her in book 1 and couldn't wait to read her story in book 2. She is intriguing and exciting with a bit of bad ass! I am happy that she ended up with Collin who will no doubt balance out the spitfire in her. Absolutely great read and would definitely recommend!
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  • Teri Beth
    January 1, 1970
    Vicious Circle was a good read, I enjoyed it more than All The Wrong Reasons. I liked Bailey's character, but with it being first-person I didn't get emotionally involved with Bailey as I felt I should have. Also, some of the situations felt almost comical instead of realistic. But, overall the story was pretty good and I know I wouldn't want to end up in that kind of vicious circle. After reading about Irelyn and now Bailey I am anxious to what's going to happen to Morgan.
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  • Onnica (I Love Romantic Fiction blog)
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this sequel to All the Wrong Reasons a lot more than the first book. There wasn't any sneaking around and the storytelling was much more fluid.How annoying was Morgan though? And Irelyn was pretty hypocritical - although, that's pretty true to life I suppose.Collin was completely hot - as all the bandmates are and I really enjoyed Bailey's character development.
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