Jan 8, 2015

The Gilded Flower Series by Vivian Winslow Review

Title:  The Gilded Flower series
Author:  Vivian Winslow
Genre:  Erotic Romance

Gilded Lily (Book 1)

After catching her fiancé Jack in bed with her sister the day before her wedding, New York socialite Lily Baron escapes to Rio, her honeymoon destination—alone. There, Marcelo, the dark and sexy hotel masseur, releases a heated passion Lily had never experienced with Jack. When Lily meets handsome and powerful Brazillionaire Gustavo de Lima, she can hardly resist him. There’s just one problem. He’s married. In this uber-sensual city, will Lily’s reluctance to be with a married man, in light of her own fiancé’s betrayal, give way to her burning desire for Gustavo?

So we find Lily talking to her mother, after finding her twin sister in bed with her fiancé, THE NIGHT BEFORE THE WEDDING!!! And her mother's response, "Marriage is business not love" WOW!!

We jump to Lily chatting with her best friend Vi, chatting over whether or not she should go on her honey moon to Rio by herself or not. In the end Lily decides to go on this big adventure only too get tangled up in the lives of two men...This is where I will stop so I won't spoil the story.

Gilded Lily is such a hot and sexy book and I am happily engrossed in the series. It is really well written, but it gives you glimpses into the characters day and not the whole day, so at points it’s a little abrupt, but it’s a writing style that I got used to pretty quickly.

I give Gilded Lily a 9 out of 10 and I am praying that I will see a return of all the characters in the next book

Calla Lily (Book 2) 

Having experienced a profound personal and sexual awakening during her solo honeymoon to Brazil, New York socialite Lily Baron rushes back to New York upon hearing the news that her father has fallen ill. Now, Lily must take the helm of the Baron Media empire and fend off a high-stakes hostile takeover attempt. With the fate of the company hanging in the balance, will Lily be able to resist the advances of the luring, unwanted suitor in the boardroom as well as the bedroom?

So Lily is back with her family, dealing with her Dad's stroke and becoming the CEO of Baron Media. She also has to deal with her sister, and that is a mission in itself.

It seems that all the suitors have been coming out of the wood work in this book, but when Lily find out that she has been double crossed by the one person she wants, Lily shuts down. When she finally pulls herself together, yet another curve ball is thrown at her, but this time Lily is stronger!

I really enjoyed this book and the series so I give Cally Lily 10 out of 10.

Tiger Lily (Book 3)

 Weary from battling a hostile takeover attempt of her family’s company, Lily seeks a distraction in Todd, an erstwhile bartender with a large trust fund and magical tongue. Meanwhile, a connection seems to be developing between Lily and Alejandro, a wealthy and gorgeous Cuban-American, whose brother, Rodrigo, is dating Lily’s twin sister, Dahlia. When Alejandro unexpectedly rebuffs Lily one night, she is deeply dismayed.  But, after seeing Alejandro’s picture with a gorgeous Latina model in the gossip pages, Lily thinks it wasn’t just a misunderstanding. When the sisters and brothers reunite in Aspen for a ski weekend, will Lily’s heart remain frozen or will the fire between her and Alejandro rekindle and melt away the ice?

WOW!  This book was been amazing! In this book Lily has to make tough choices in her Work, Romantic and Family lives. People who Lily would have rolled over and played dead too, Lily now bites. It seems like everyone shows their true colors in Tiger Lily and Lily finally gets her tiger stripes!
I have to admit I was torn over who I thought would be best for Lily, but in the end, I feel that she has found the right person to be with. I am astounded by her family, for good and bad reasons.
I am finding it hard to review this book, as it is SO good and I don't wish for there to be spoilers! But I will say that Tiger Lily gets a marvelous 10 out of 10 from me for being truly superb


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