Thursday, October 30, 2014

BLOG TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Blue Dahlia by Vivian Winslow

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+

I was excited to get the chance to read Dahlia's story, after I got an opportunity to read Lily's story a few months back. The first thing that stood out to me was how well this story seemed to flow versus the books in Lily's portion of the series. With that said, the Dahlia we have in this story is very different from the Dahlia we met in Lily's story, who in the beginning of the entire series seemed to be more open and carefree. In this story, Dahlia seems more mature and possibly more grounded, even while dealing with what happened in the past. I  wish I could have felt a connection to Shane, but it just didn't work for me, possibly because we know nothing about him and we weren't privy to their earlier relationship. And while I'm sure it would have been difficult to explain things to Rodrigo, the way Dahlia handled that I thought was in poor taste. But I've never experienced what Dahlia went through, so what do I know lol.
Book provided in exchange for honest review.

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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