by Karina Halle
Series: The Dumonts #1
Published by Montlake
Release Date: August 6 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance, Fiction, Romance
Format Read: ARC
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The Riviera means indulgence—if you’ve got money. For Sadie Reynolds, a down-on-her-luck student, the Riviera means dingy hostels and back streets. When a wrong turn puts her in jeopardy, the last thing she expects is to be saved by the most handsome stranger she’s ever locked eyes with. When she later wakes up in a luxury suite with a Mediterranean view, she’s in the tender care of her rescuer: Olivier Dumont, France’s most eligible bachelor, billionaire hotelier, and heir to the Dumont fashion fortune.
Olivier also owns his reputation for scandal. But Sadie is unlike any woman he’s ever met. Her humble persona and wild innocence promise real passion. He’s promising Sadie something too: anything she wants. From Bordeaux to Cannes to Paris, Sadie’s past in America is swept away and replaced with a fantasy too good to be true.
Pulled into Olivier’s orbit of wealth, glamour, and excess, Sadie discovers that the Dumont dynasty comes with a legacy of wicked secrets. And Olivier’s secrets may be the most damning of all…
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“How was I able to go through life not knowing just what it was like to have someone be so in tune with every cell in your body, every drop of blood pouring through your veins?”
Discretion is a modern day fairy tale that will fulfill all your grown-up fantasies. While backpacking through Europe, Sadie finds herself in need of a little help. Olivier, son of the Dumont dynasty, happens to be in the right place at the right time and that’s where this story begins. This was such a cute love story filled with emotion and selflessness.
Sadie is super sweet and unassuming, yet can give a little sass when she needs to. Thrust into Olivier’s world of wealth and backstabbing, it would be easy for someone to either get carried away, or get scared and run. Sadie does neither, staying true to herself while also giving up everything for the man she loves.
“He saved me in so many different ways. And now it is my turn to save him.”
Olivier is truly a prince out of a fairy tale story, caught between supporting his family and being with the woman he loves. Forever dealing with the aftermath of a young mistake, Olivier is forced to make important choices.
“…she feels like home to me, like this is a place I’ve been searching for, a place I’ve just found, a place I never want to leave.”
Hey, I’m Bre! I have been pulling all nighters to read since I was in middle school, and nothing has changed since. My love of reading turned into a love for writing and I now have my dream job — being a writer. I also get to wear pajamas to work, which is a pretty nice perk.
I love Starbuck’s tea, organizing, the ocean, and buying too many purses and books. Is there such a thing as too many purses or books? I have two energetic toddlers at home so I mostly read to stay sane.
While I genuinely enjoy a variety of genres, I enjoy getting lost in the paranormal and fantasy world and nothing can melt my heart faster than a small town romance.