Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Blog Tour: Blue Dahlia by Vivian Winslow

I received a copy of Blue Dahlia in exchange for my review.

Dahlia is certain that her future is with Rodrigo, and that moving to Miami to be with him is the right thing to do. But before she does that she has to face her past, and the one man that will always be a part of it. Facing up to her husband, Shane, is one of the hardest things she's ever done, especially as Dahlia knows she still loves him and yet can't stop thinking about their dead daughter when she looks at him. Though Shane hasn't seen Dahlia is 7 years, he still loves her, and the passion is still there between the two of them, all he needs to do now is to convince Dahlia that there is something there as well...

When I thought about a trilogy about Lily's sister, I wasn't actually expecting anything quite like this for Dahlia. I expected her to have a past but I didn't actually expect that past to be a husband and a dead child, and all the traumas that that entailed. Probably because Dahlia was tarred a bit by the way she was introduced to the series (which definitely wasn't an all that nice way for her twin, Lily).

There was definite chemistry between Shane and Dahlia, though it took me most of the book to decide whether I wanted them together or not, and I'm still not 100% sure. I'm not sure why but there is just something that makes me think that their story isn't quite over, and that there is more to it than meets the eye. So I'm definitely intrigued as to where this is going.

One thing definitely in Shane's favour was that he reintroduced Dahlia to the world of art, meaning that she got back to creating pieces, and considering that that was her passion in life, and that she'd stopped, I think that can only be a good thing. That was definitely conveyed in the way that Dahlia seemed to act when she was painting, or when she was looking at photographs that she has painted.

I'm sure there are more good things coming from the Gilded Flower series, and I'm definitely intrigued to find out what is coming next!

Blue Dahlia
Vivian Winslow
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: October 16, 2014

Purchase: Amazon US 

Blue Dahlia is the first book in the second trilogy of Vivian Winslow's Gilded Flower series, featuring Lily Baron's free-spirited twin sister, Dahlia.

New York socialite Dahlia Baron is falling for her Latin lover, Rodrigo Cruz, the scion of the Mama Linda Latin foods empire, and hopes to take the relationship to the next level. But there's is a dark secret that she must deal with first in order to truly give her heart to him. When Dahlia visits the man from her past, will the undercurrents of her emotions let her go to Rodrigo or will they pull her back to the one person who stands between them?

Mature readers only. 18+

Vivian Winslow was born and raised in Southern California. Before becoming a writer, she made a career out of moving around the world every couple of years thanks to her husband’s job. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two elementary school age children, and is grateful to finally have a place to call home for more than two years. New York is the perfect city to indulge her love of shopping, the arts and especially food.

If she’s not at home writing or running around the city with her kids, you’ll most likely find her indulging in pizza on the Lower East Side or having a cocktail at her favorite bar in Alphabet City. That said, she’s still a California girl at heart and would gladly trade in her heels for a pair of flip-flops to catch a sunset on the beach. .

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