Friday, 3 April 2015

Review - True Violet (The Gilded Flowers Series #9) - Vivian Winslow



BLURB:

 

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?


MY REVIEW:


Ahhhh end of a series is always sad. I've loved this series, and was sucked in to Vi's life and all the trials and tribulations that we're going on, with her, and all the sexy men coming and going.
Vi is a completely gorgeous, and confident young woman. She has had a crazy few years, and one thing she never lacked was determination. 


In part 3 of this novella series, Vi has returned to Dubai, to work for her father, and his empire. She didn't want to go work for him, she hated the way everything had to be done, his way. He wanted her to marry some random man, who had good family and background, and Vi ran from that. She is now going to give the job a shot. She is incredibly good the job he has offered her, and she has decided it's time to go try. 


Yet when Vi decided to go to Dubai, she was saying goodbye to Thomas. Childhood friend and recent lover. That was really sad, and I was just praying she would change her mind, I was so sure that it would all turn out right for her and Thomas in the end.


Anyway, once back in Dubai, Vi has other distractions on her mind. She is starting to get to grips with the business, and she is good at it. She also has a distraction in the way of one time flame, Sameer. Sexy, hot, and very driven. As much as she wants to keep whatever it is between her and Sameer, just as casual, secret, fun. It is slowly building in to something more.


So without summarising anymore, this final part in Vi's story is a fantastic mix, of secrets, suspense, incredibly hot sex, and Vi finally figuring out what she wants in her big picture.


I really enjoyed this story. It was written amazingly well, like all the rest of this series. I was totally hooked and read it straight through without a break. It was completely unputdownable. 


There was one small thing that I was a little disappointed in, I'm not going to mention what it was in this review, as it will be a huge spoiler. But, I had kinda had my hopes set on a certain thread of the story panning out in a particular way, and it didn't, which I was really upset about. BUT, it was done incredibly well, and I can see why it wasn't done the way I wanted it done. It does make sense, just a little sad. If you have read the series so far, you will know what I mean. But it was still a really fantastic story, and it ended Vi's journey perfectly.
It was also nice to see the twins, Lily and Dahlia, before it ended too. 


Fantastically good series!!! Sad to see it end! 



**I was given an ARC copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review**