True Violet (The Gilded Flower #9) by Vivian Winslow
Released: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Vivian Winslow
Reviewed by Sarah
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In this final installment of The Gilded Flower Series, shocking secrets are revealed and the long-buried truth comes out.
Things are heating up for Vi in Dubai, and it's not just the desert climate. Vi is starting to come into her own—having the hottest sex of her life and poised to take over her father's multinational conglomerate. Yet, her suspicions are confirmed when she uncovers a plot to destroy not just her but her best friends' lives. With an unlikely ally, Vi seeks to ruin those behind the plot. Will Vi be able to have it all and find her lasting happiness in the arms of the man she loves?
If you haven’t read at the very least the other Violet books, Wild Violet and Hidden Violet, you’ll want to start there. I’d recommend starting at the beginning of the Gilded Flower series to get a more complete understanding.
Several people from Violet’s past come back in her final story. If you remember at the end of Hidden Violet, she has left Thomas, runaway from her problems, and heads to Dubai to deal with her father. The first half of this book focuses on Vi’s integration into Rai Industries. She has to work closely with Samir as well as try to satisfy her father’s many stipulations. Interestingly enough, while reading I realized as horribly traditional as her father is, Vi is still like him in many ways.
The last half of this story starts to narrow down the series as well as Vi’s plotline. Although I initially thought the subplot surrounding Gustavo was forgotten, it’s not. It becomes fully vested by the end and satisfyingly so.
Being in nine novellas Violet, who is perhaps the least trusting and most tempestuous in the trio of heroines, finally gets her happy ever after. Whoa! Can I just say that who she ends up with is not how I expected it to go? All the way back to Dahlia’s story, I had my hunch of where this would go…and it didn’t. So kudos to the author for throwing me off. Really throughout this entire series, I’ve been wrong plenty of times which is refreshing after you get used to some of the formulas with other authors (which I will point out aren’t any less entertaining).
This has been such an engaging and blistering series. I’m sad it has ended but am unequivocally content with the final wrap up and epilogue. I can’t wait to read future projects by Winslow.
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.