Discretion by Karina Halle ~ Review & Teaser (@MetalBlonde)

I do love it when Karina Halle releases a book, and once I came across this one, you know I had to get it. It wasn't always smooth sailing for Sadie and Olivier, they faced a lot of family issues. It was a bit of an emotional rollercoaster, where I fell for the characters, but my heart ached too.
Discretion (The Dumonts, #1)
Title: Discretion
Author: Karina Halle
Series: The Dumonts #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: August 6th 2019

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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…

Karina Halle is another one of those authors that releases a book and I have to grab it. I enjoyed watching Sadie and Oliver meet and fall for one another. Here's a few other factors I want to point out:
  • I really enjoyed the relationship between Sadie and Olivier, how they were from different world's and met purely by chance. They spent a lot of time together before having to go back to reality.
  • I liked that Sadie was willing to stand up for herself and face any danger thrown at her. She may be frightened on the inside but she acted tough.
  • Olivier was such a strong man, who allowed his mistakes rule him. It really saddened me that he carried the burden and didn't discuss them until he met Sadie. I wished that he had opened up more to his close family, as it would've saved him some heartache.
  • They had an immediate connection, I could see their feelings were growing rapidly and it wasn't going to be long before they acted on their instincts.
  • There was a touch of suspense and intense moments woven throughout the story arc, which kept me on edge and thinking what may happen between Sadie and Olivier.
  • It was interesting meeting Olivier's family. I loved his sister and father, however his extended family sure are different... I think my opinion on one of his cousins changed throughout the read, however the others are truly despicable.
  • I didn't like how a few threads were left open, and I'll have to read Seraphine's book to see what happens with the Dumount business.
Overall, I really loved getting to know Sadie and Oliver. They were so good together and I was glad they were able to stick together. I'm keen to see what happens next to the Dumount business, despite not wanting to see some characters again!

It was fun watching these two flirt around one another!

“And my lack of bathing suit?”
“I just went in naked.”
“I didn’t see anything,” I tell him quickly.
“No? That’s a shame. It was the whole point.”

Kindle Page 71

“You’re too beautiful for words,” he whispers to me, his lips brushing against mine. “None of the words in English will do. None of the words in French will do either. There is no language that can describe what I see before me.”

Kindle Page 74

Karina HalleKarina Halle is a former travel writer & music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling author of The Swedish Prince, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Bad at Love & over 45 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her adopted pup Bruce, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

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The Wild Heir #1
The Swedish Prince #2
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