Review: Gilded Lily (Gilded Flower #1) by Vivian Winslow
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?
This was my first book by Vivian Winslow and I LOVED it! Gilded Lily started with twin sister drama. I was shocked and felt so bad for Lily. I applauded her for still going to Rio. I wasn’t sure how I felt about Marcelo at first. I mean the whole thing with him was just … weird. I didn’t expect that from a masseur. Lol. As far as Gustavo goes. OMG! I wanted to eat him up. Hot, sexy, rich and knew all the right things to say. And then insert more drama. The ending was sad but sets you up for book two that I’m about to start now.
The story was well paced and didn’t have any dull moments. The sex scenes were hot. Gilded Lily is a great start to a series.
About the 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.