Hidden Violet (The Gilded Flower #8) by Vivian Winslow
Released: February 12, 2015
Publisher: Vivian Winslow
Reviewed by Sarah
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With her hidden past about to be exposed, Vi turns to her longtime friend and confidant, Thomas Squires, for help. Yet, they may just risk exposing their feelings for each other in the process. When Lily’s engagement to Alejandro is threatened by ex-lover Gustavo, Vi is forced to come clean with her best friend and possibly destroy the lives of those she loves. Now that her secrets are no longer hidden, Vi faces the most difficult challenge yet—how to build a new life for herself outside of the shadows.
If you haven’t read at the very least Wild Violet, you’ll want to at least have that as a foundation. I’d recommend starting at the beginning of the Gilded Flower series to get a more complete understanding.
When Wild Violet came out, I was so torn because I wanted a shot with Vi and Thomas but it quickly became impossible to ignore the chemistry she had with Andres. The two definitely had panty melting magnetism. Now after five years, she has shown up at his gallery. He is still in his arranged marriage but it’s about to end. Vi is opened to the possibility of “what could have been” again but the damage he caused her emotionally seems to keep the door shut. When Vi gets want she needs, she heads home to New York.
At last, it’s time for her and Thomas to figure out what they are. This is as good as you’d expect it to be especially since Thomas has made his allegiance to Vi clear from the time when he was helping Dahlia. They are scorching between the sheets. It’s everything I hoped for…until it’s not.
After a series of events, Vi discloses her previous business dealings with Lily and Dahlia. I think she only divulged the information because it begins to affect their lives without their knowledge. With her past catching up to her, Violet leaves behind everything for a fresh start as she re-groups.
Rating: 4 Stars
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I have a large appetite for books with pensive alpha males. I tend to lean towards erotica and contemporary romance. I am completely addicted to my Kindle and feel naked when it’s not with me. If you have any recommendations, feel free to email them. I’m a single-ish woman with two crazy dogs. I also love football and basketball. Living in Oklahoma City, my teams are the Thunder and Sooners.