[REVIEW] Blue Dahlia - BLOG TOUR

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

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.

EDIT: DEAR LORD, I LIVE! I swear to God, I feel like a zombie... what a terrible week, dreadful! I'm so tired...

EDIT2: So my Kobo did not die after all, it just went into a coma for a few hours and did not allow me to finish the book until now!

Blue Dahlia is Vivian Winslow most recent novella. It’s not really that big, but it has a great story that pretty much defeats what’s going on with romance novels these days: billionaires and sexy guys get the girl. Thank you for cutting at the least the first cliché. It is so annoying that women on novels get the hots for the billionaire because he’s a billionaire.

So for those of you who read the first books about Lily, Dahlia is her sister. At the beginning of the novel she’s engaged to Rodrigo. He is kind and understands her and above all wants to marry her. While Lily’s story was about sexual release and freedom, Dahlia story is more heart-felt. She wants to marry Rodrigo but she has a problem and has to fix it. While Rodrigo seems at the beginning a nice guy (and he is a nice guy), Shane is more real. Shane and Dahlia have a story together and she feels great with both guys. The story is not so much which guy I am going to choose, but more how can Dahlia heal her past and get on with her present. And here it’s what I mostly enjoy about the novel, the characters feel real, they have issues, feelings, problems and they talk about it. It isn’t just some romance fantasy it’s the story of a woman who lost a lot and is willing to take her life back.
I don’t believe the novella should have more pages, I found that the story was short enough for 110 pages (on my Kobo) and spot on. The feelings, the anger, the love, the tears, the sex all was just right and as always there is something about Winslow’s writing that makes me feel comfortable reading her books.

While I did enjoy Blue Dahlia a lot more than her previous ones, it was a different feeling. Then there was something that hit me while I was reading, I truly believe that Winslow is slowly rising as an author. As far as this novella goes, Vivian Winslow has all the ingredients to become a really fantastic author, she’s good, sure, no doubt, I wouldn’t give 3 stars (ok yes I’m cheap with stars, deal with it), but at the same time, if she keeps like this getting better and better I am sure that she will become a great best-selling author.

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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