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Flawless by Carrie Lofty

Friday, September 23, 2011
Sir William Christie, ruthless tycoon and notorious ladies’ man, is dead. Now his four grown children have gathered for the reading of his will. What lies in store for stepsiblings Vivienne, Alexander, and twins Gareth and Gwyneth? Stunning challenges that will test their fortitude across a royal empire . . . and lead them to the marvelously passionate adventures of their lives.
Lady Vivienne Bancroft fled England for New York, hoping to shed the confines of her arranged marriage to unrepentant rogue Miles Durham, Viscount Bancroft—though she never forgot the fiery desire he unleashed with his slightest touch. And when the gambling man arrives on her doorstep for a little sensual revenge for her desertion, he is met with Vivienne’s dilemma: She must earn her father’s inheritance by profitably running a diamond business worth millions in colonial South Africa. Swept together in an exotic undertaking filled with heated passion and hungry temptation, will Vivienne and Miles discover that the marriage vows they once made are the greatest snare—or the most treasured reward?

Goodreads Summary

This novel is perfect for female readers who don't enjoy weak female characters in romance novels.  Vivienne is definitely a dominant, somewhat pushy woman.  She is also the main character of this novel and the main draw to reading this book.  In this book she even attempts to fun a profitable diamond business. 

Earlier in the book, she runs away from Viscount Bancroft, to whom she was engaged.  Much to her surprise, he shows up at her doorstep later on and won't leave until he talks to her.  The sparks fly and one can imagine that they do more than talk.  Their relationship, however, does develop at a regular pace throughout the book-sparks don't equal commitment. 

Miles is the perfect hero.  He is charismatic, caring, and sometimes bull-headed.  Between him and Vivienne, the reader will definitely find a few things to laugh about.  They pull the story together.  The ending is explosive and fun to read, the reader will not be disappointed. 

5 Stars

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  1. Giselle said...:

    Oh this cover is gorgeous!! I love strong female protagonists. I'll make sure to check it out!

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  1. Krystal Larson said...:

    I know! This is one of the coolest covers I have ever seen, you will enjoy the book too!