Discretion by Karina Halle
Series: The Dumonts #1
Published by Montlake Romance on August 6, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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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…
“That’s what love does to you.
It wakes you up. It makes you real.”
So Karina came out swinging with this start to the new series, The Dumonts. This has her signature swoony worthy, smoking hot, can’t get enough – writing. She hooked me with this book.
Olivier and Sadie may have started out with a bang, possibly to insta for my taste, but they have some explosive chemistry. There was a bit of OTT drama, and sometimes it worked and sometimes it did not. These two little things are the only reason for my lowering the rating to 4 stars.
I loved the adventure, the meet cute, the romance of it all. Karina has written some of my favorite books to date. I look forward to the rest of these book in this series.