Saturday, July 9, 2016


True spite. Fake marriage. Real romance.
If there's one man that fledgling art photographer Diane Petit really, really, actively hates, it's fragrance mogul Sebastian Darcy who stole her father's company--and wrecked the man's health in the process.
But the arrogant SOB had better brace himself because Diane has vowed revenge.
And revenge she will have.   LINK   5 STARS

I enjoyed this book so much, it just seems like I just blew through it.  Great Main Characters.  I just loved Diane, her smarty mouth  and her marching to the beat of a different drummer.  At least she stood out that way in the "rich crowd".  Her words and even some of her thoughts were funny!  She hated Sebastian and she hated rich people.  Sebastian?  Oh, he was exactly as described, arrogant, a guy you would love to hate.  I was wondering how in the world I was  ever going to like the "hero?" of the book.  He played it that way for quite a while too.  He was like a hard to crack rock.  Then there was a slight shift every so often, and I got a glimpse of some possible redeeming qualities and then he would open up his mouth again.  And my liking him slipped back down a few notches.  Hang on though, there is a HEA so you know some things have to get worked out.  Some of it was pretty amusing and a few were a touch heartbreaking. 
Some of the secondary people that came to visit in this story were "old friends" to me.  Why? Because I have read many of their stories that took place at La Boheme Bistro.  This one doesn't take place there but the influence is still in the background.  Rich people, remember?  
Some really good twists and turns in this one, with a surprise villain.  I just had one quick wondering of who it was but I had also looked at a couple of other less than pleasant people before the reveal.  
The only question that remained in my mind was "whatever happened with Sebastian's mom and his youngest brother, Noah?"  They were "unavailable" by choice, throughout the story.  
Oh wait.  Maybe in the next book about the Darcy brothers? 
Just as a side note, I grabbed onto this book because I liked the author's unusual themes and quirky characters.  Some I liked better than otheres.  But this one?  This one is probably now one of my favorites!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  

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