Publication date: December 6th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance
The daughter of a renown media mogul, Poppy Koslowski has her life turned upside down overnight when her father is indicted for a massive fraud that leads to the loss of her family’s fortune. In the wake of the scandal, Poppy moves to Paris at the behest of her aunt, the Countess Domel, who, unbeknownst to Poppy, intends to find a wealthy husband for her niece in order to ensure her future. Poppy, however, has her own dreams of finishing school and realizing her goal of becoming an award-winning journalist. When she meets Henri Olin, the passionate and seductive illegitimate son of one of France’s most powerful politicians, his political and social ideology introduces Poppy to a world very different from her own. Yet, Poppy ultimately learns that everything comes at a price, even love. After suffering a devastating loss, Poppy finds herself alone and virtually penniless, and is forced to make her way back to America to piece together the remnants of her life in New York City. There, she rediscovers her passion once again, only to be confronted with yet another life choice, one that will forever shape her destiny.
I give it
This book is part of The Wildflower series, but it can be read as a stand alone.
This is my first time reading something from Vivian Winslow, and not having heard anything from her, I had no expectations. But it definitely changed my mind.
In this case, I think the best thing to do, is to read the other books first, and then read this one, although I understood everything, there are some references that maybe passed me by.
Anyway, The book is about Poppy, a girl that gets thrown a really big curve ball when her father is imprisoned for fraud, and later her mother remarries but for money. And suddenly her mother and her aunt are the ones dictating her life, with money on their minds, not her happiness, but it is clear she wants more, as in happiness.
She is wild, and like such she has to face some of the more damaging decision she takes, but has the character and the backbone to go for what she wants, and to not lay down and give up.
The book is very well written, Vivians descriptions are flawless and flowing which I kind of like.
The downside of this book, as you know by now with me, is I hate cliffhangers, and this one ends in one… on the plus side, I will be reading another book by Winslow!!
Previous books in the series:
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.