Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Violet Trilogy by Vivian Winslow

Contains all three books: Wild Violet, Hidden Violet, and True Violet.

Appearing in The Lily and Dahlia Trilogies of Vivian Winslow’s incredibly steamy Gilded Flower Series, Violet Rai, or Vi, is Lily and Dahlia Baron’s sharp-witted BFF, who is always up for a party and a hot guy. But, in The Dahlia Trilogy, there are hints that Vi’s world is quickly coming apart.

Wild Violet (Book 1)

In this flashback story, Vi, the strikingly beautiful daughter of an Indian business magnate and English supermodel, is enjoying a privileged lifestyle in New York City while a college student at NYU. Yet, in her senior year, Vi learns that her strict and traditional father intends to force upon her an arranged marriage and a career working for his conglomerate in Dubai. When Vi is paired with sexy Spaniard, Andrés Costas, in her ballet class, not only does she find herself falling for him, but he introduces her to a shockingly different world—one that offers her the prospect of escaping her father’s plans, but at a price.

Hidden Violet (Book 2)

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.

True Violet (Book 3)

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?

**Each trilogy of The Gilded Flower Series may be read independently, though the background from the earlier trilogies may be helpful to the reader. The Lily Trilogy is the first in the series, followed by The Dahlia Trilogy and then The Violet Trilogy. The entire Gilded Flower Series is now available.**

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Books 7 – 9
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I have to start by saying that you really need to read this trilogy after the previous two – Lily and Dahlia – they absolutely fit together and you really do have to read them in order to understand what a great series this is. I am now going to write assuming that you have read them – so if not – go and get reading – and probably you won't even need my review to know that you have to read this trilogy!

So, I enjoyed Lily's story; I absolutely loved Dahlia's and was a little nervous and reluctant to start Violet's because the clues at the end of Dahlia's were a little concerning. But obviously I did pluck up courage and I have to say it is the BEST of them all. Not just because the love story(ies) are fascinating, but because everything is tied together brilliantly. WOW, Ms. Winslow, I am really impressed with how you did that, really, really loved how the plots intersected, diverged, pulled back together and then confounded. I cannot wait to find the time to read all of the books in one long indulgent Lily/Dahlia/Violet fest!

Violet's story was really worth reading, on so many levels. Her issues with her absent father played out well; her 'business' dealings were interesting both before and after NY; her romances were hot, passionate and revealing of elements of her character. Her friendships were deep, important and always worthy of protection. I love her nature, and her view of life – even more than I loved Dahlia's – I did not expect to feel that way ... thank you!

Also Available in the Gilded Flower Series

Books 1 – 3
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca

For reviews & more info, check out The Lily Trilogy post.

Books 4 – 6
Buy Links

Amazon US  ~  Amazon UK  ~  Amazon Au  ~  Amazon Ca

For reviews & more info, check out The Dahlia Trilogy post.

Vivian Winslow was born and raised in Southern California. Before becoming a writer, she made a career out of moving around the world every couple of years thanks to her husband’s job and her incurable wanderlust. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two elementary school age children, and is grateful to finally have a place to call home for more than two years.

New York is the perfect city to indulge her love of fashion, the arts and especially food. If she’s not at home writing or running around the city with her kids, you’ll most likely find her eating at the newest restaurant in her beloved Lower East Side or having a cocktail at her favorite bar in Alphabet City. That said, she’s still a California girl at heart and would gladly trade in her heels for a pair of flip-flops to catch a sunset on the beach.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Violet Trilogy (Gilded Flower 7 – 9) by Vivian Winslow to read and review.

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