Sunday, 1 March 2015

Review - Hidden Violet (The Gilded Flowers, #8) - Vivian Winslow



Oh my gosh, I'm not sure if it's even possible, for a story to keep getting better and more addictive with each installment, but The Gilded Flowers series has it nailed. 
Hidden Violet, Book 2 in the Vi trilogy. Book 8 in the Gilded Flowers series. 

Violet is the secretive, exotic dark beauty, with more balls than most men, incredibly intelligent and business minded. She certainly knows how to work a situation to her advantage, and come out on top.
In part one of Vi's story, we got the full background on Vi and how she ended up with quite so many secrets, and found herself in quite the predicament. 

This second part comes back to present time, and now we know all of Vi's background, we find out what has happened to her recently, why she is in some trouble, and how Thomas is able to be there for her.
Thomas, a friend that Violet grew up with in England. Gorgeous, and a little troubled, Thomas has loved Violet for more years than he can count. We found this out in Dahlia's story, but now we see first hand that his feelings for Vi, are mutual. Although Vi won't let Thomas break through the walls, she has put up around herself. 

I absolutely loved the sexual and emotional tension, between Thomas and Vi. It was smouldering, and the fact that they didn't give in to the obvious desire straight away, just made it even better and far hotter.
We still get to see lots of Lily and Dahlia in this story, and see how all of their lives, seem to always end up entwined in some way. I love all the twists and turns, it makes for a very tense read.

Gustavo is still driving me mad, he is becoming a male equivalent of Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction, over Lily. And now has managed to mess around with so many lives. But I'm hoping he will get his comeuppance at some point, and soon.

Now, things take a drastic turn towards the end, and I was gritting my teeth at Vi, but I'm hoping that distance and absence will make the heart grow fonder, and all that. Vi needs to realise, the absolutely gorgeous, brooding Thomas needs to be snagged and kept!! 
I literally can not wait for the third book!! 

5 huge stars!!!

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

(Read Feb 13th 2015)