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The Violet Trilogy by Vivian Winslow Blog Tour @VivWinslow
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: May 20th, 2015
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The Violet Trilogy
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The Lily Trilogy
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The Dahlia Trilogy
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Appearing in The Lily and Dahlia Trilogies of Vivian Winslow’s incredibly steamy Gilded Flower Series, Violet Rai, or Vi, is Lily and Dahlia Baron’s sharp-witted BFF, who is always up for a party and a hot guy. But, in The Dahlia Trilogy, there are hints that Vi’s world is quickly coming apart.
Wild Violet (Book 1): In this flashback story, Vi, the strikingly beautiful daughter of an Indian business magnate and English supermodel, is enjoying a privileged lifestyle in New York City while a college student at NYU. Yet, in her senior year, Vi learns that her strict and traditional father intends to force upon her an arranged marriage and a career working for his conglomerate in Dubai. When Vi is paired with sexy Spaniard, Andrés Costas, in her ballet class, not only does she find herself falling for him, but he introduces her to a shockingly different world—one that offers her the prospect of escaping her father’s plans, but at a price.
Hidden Violet (Book 2): With her hidden past about to be exposed, Vi turns to her longtime friend and confidant, Thomas Squires, for help. Yet, they may just risk exposing their feelings for each other in the process. When Lily’s engagement to Alejandro is threatened by ex-lover Gustavo, Vi is forced to come clean with her best friend and possibly destroy the lives of those she loves. Now that her secrets are no longer hidden, Vi faces the most difficult challenge yet—how to build a new life for herself outside of the shadows.
True Violet (Book 3): Things are heating up for Vi in Dubai, and it's not just the desert climate. Vi is starting to come into her own—having the hottest sex of her life and poised to take over her father's multinational conglomerate. Yet, her suspicions are confirmed when she uncovers a plot to destroy not just her but her best friends' lives. With an unlikely ally, Vi seeks to ruin those behind the plot. Will Vi be able to have it all and find her lasting happiness in the arms of the man she loves?
* Each trilogy of The Gilded Flower Series may be read independently, though the background from the earlier trilogies may be helpful to the reader. The Lily Trilogy is the first in the series, followed by The Dahlia Trilogy and then The Violet Trilogy. The entire Gilded Flower Series is now available.
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 and her incurable wanderlust. 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 fashion, 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 eating at the newest restaurant in her beloved 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.
*Disclaimer* This review was written to the soundtrack of a 3-month-old kitten meowing in my years looking for affection. The kitten received all the attention after this review.
When I started reading the first Violet novel, I was afraid I didn’t find Violet a character as interesting as Dahlia. While Lily is the woman with all the privileges, Dahlia had to suffer a lot in her life and I wasn’t seeing much of a difficulty in Violet’s life other than her father being a douche. However, throughout the three novels you can see that Violet is not so much of a complex character but more of a down to earth one. While she was born privileged, she wanted to succeed and find happiness with her own business and not be a puppet to her father.
From the trio of friends she is perhaps the one we could actually meet on our daily life. She wants success, to have fun, to get laid without getting too attached - seeing as she suffered with relationships in the past - which started to worry me as Andrés and her had very little chemistry, though he understood her in a way maybe she did not want her friends to see. Vulnerable, desperate and looking for a solution.
Andrés might not be the perfect partner to marry, but he is certainly the right shoulder for her to rely on. Thomas, on the other hand, is the perfect friend and their chemistry is pretty good, after all they have been friends for a while and the reader can see that they know each other very well. Samir is the perfect business partner. Maybe the most balanced male, he not only works for her father, he adores her and has the courage to express his feelings. So Violet is less about the men she goes to bed with, but more about what each one of them gives to her. Andrés gave her stability in a desperate time, Thomas was her right hand throughout most of her life and Samir proved to be all of that and more.
While the Lily trilogy relies on her awakening to a new life full of sexual release; Dahlia is more about her feelings and working with life going wrong and Violet is all about taking life into your hands and making the best out of it. Perhaps Violet is indeed the most identifiable character from the three series. All three characters are pretty independent however I find Violet the most “feminist” of them all. She wasn’t making bad before Andrés or without her father allowance, but she was never going to be poor because she was bright and she needed no man in her life to make it worth.
Overall the series is less emotional than Dahlia but also more down to earth and it’s all centered on Violet’s life and decisions and how she can overcome all the problems. As usual it is a great series, it takes some time to get there, to get to “a point” but then it all starts to make sense and Violet is a lovely character to read about, especially when she confronts Dahlia and Lily. You can see that she has strength and guts to say everything she thinks. The Violet trilogy is more about the character itself rather than the sex, so it is a must-read for any Vivian Winslow fan.