✔ #NewRelease REVIEW: DISCRETION by Karina Halle

Posted August 10, 2019 by Nicole Collins in Blog Tours, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Nicole Review, Our Reviews, Release Blitz / 0 Comments



Series: The Dumonts, Book 1

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Release Date: August 6th, 2019


From New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle comes a delicious saga of wealth, luxury, and scandal—and the wicked secrets of success behind an envied family dynasty.

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…

Nicole Review

4 Pinkies up…aka 4 stars!

First off, let me say that if I had started reading Discretion earlier in the day, I’d have finished it in one sitting. It’s an easy read that kept me interested the whole time. I was never bored, and I went from start to 85% in just a few quick hours. Anything that can keep my attention span that long is a winner in my book.

Next, I wish I was Sadie! And, I wish Olivier was real. Because hot dang that man is perfect. Sweet, charming, sexy, successful, French…I’m totally in love with him in every way.

Olivier and Sadie come from two different worlds. She’s a broke college student backpacking through Europe, and he’s a billionaire playboy that belongs to one of France’s most influential families. I don’t typically care for the heroine in “opposite side of the tracks” love stories, but I really loved Sadie. Smart, independent, not a victim of her circumstances, but totally gracious despite the whirlwind adventure she found herself wrapped up in.

The suspense aspect of the story was kind of predictable. I called most of the twists early on, and I feel like the “big secret” that got Olivier into his mess in the first place was kind of lackluster. Though I was intrigued to see how these characters would handle these circumstances, I didn’t really experience any element of surprise that I’m sure the suspense factor was hoping to create.

The love story is the winner of this book for me. Though the story (and the romance) moved quickly, I really loved the dynamic between the two characters.

If you need me, I’ll be on my way to France to pick up a handsome hotelier!!

Nicole’s REVIEW of DisarmHERE

Karina Halle, a former travel writer and music journalist, is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact, A Nordic King, and Sins & Needles, as well as fifty other wild and romantic reads. She, her husband, and their adopted pit bull live in a rain forest on an island off British Columbia, where they operate a B&B that’s perfect for writers’ retreats. In the winter, you can often find them in California or on their beloved island of Kauai, soaking up as much sun (and getting as much inspiration) as possible. For more information, visit www.authorkarinahalle.com/books.

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