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3.87  ·  Rating details ·  535 ratings  ·  65 reviews
Megan Mulry, USA Today bestselling author and recipient of NPR's Best Book of 2012 (A Royal Pain), takes readers on a sexy, stylish journey of high-stakes passion in her latest book.

Miki Durand has always dodged the limelight. As the illegitimate daughter of a French movie star and a Russian billionaire, she craves a normal life—and it's almost within reach. She's up for a
Paperback, 296 pages
Published December 2nd 2014 by Montlake Romance
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Elisabeth Lane
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love the old Harlequin Presents romances I pick up at thrift shops and used bookstores, mainly out in the hinterlands of Virginia: their heroine-centric perspectives, island and glamorous European settings, strong heroes who read like real people. But they are often just the slightest bit dissatisfying. Some endings seem rushed. The hero falls heads over heels in love and declares himself on practically the last page. Sometimes the heroine will leave her job or her family for a guy she's known ...more
Nov 23, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-ebook
This book is light on the romance. It delves more into Miki's life/situations including lots of her business deals. Didn’t care for the business part of the book but did like the alluring European settings. The places sounded beautiful. Wish I was there!
Maria Rose
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This fun, sexy, globetrotting romance is the story of Miki and Rome. When Miki inherits her mostly absent Russian father's paper company in his home city of St. Petersburg, it puts a kink in her life plan of tenure track teaching at her American university, with hopes of a stable marriage and the statistically appropriate 2.4 kids enroute. Meeting the enigmatic French playboy Rome, a man who is interested in doing business with her company (and her) further throws her life into disarray. With he ...more
Liz B
Feb 06, 2017 marked it as abandoned
Wow, this book has a lot of great reviews. Hm.

I will admit, my bar is high this year. There are a lot of great books I've never read, and my time is precious. And my bar is (admittedly) higher for romance than for some other genres, because my expectations are high and I am very familiar with the genre.

So I have to say--I don't get the strong reviews. Mary Sue meets Gary Stu. Forty-five seconds of conflict and then she realizes what she really needs in her life is a French billionaire named Rome
I rarely rate an audiobook as perfect but then I rarely enjoy one as much as I did Roulette. This book sparkles with wit and and a delightful sense of joie de vivre. Serious and super responsible American executive is gobsmacked by billionaire French industrialist. There's enough angst to make finding their HEA worthwhile, but for the most part Roulette is just plain fun.

I've never experienced narrator Neva Navarre but she nails it in voicing Mulry's characters. Bravo!
Molly Westerman
I'm someone who wants to like romance novels and has deliberately set out to find ones that suit me during recent months. I'm also a feminist literary scholar and writer with, just personally, extremely low tolerance for some common tropes: alpha hero, anything remotely rape-y or rape-fantasy-y, unclear consent, Sudden Love 4ever for no apparent reason, gender essentialism in characterization and description, heteronormativity, scary or disturbing stuff, tons of drama and angst caused by adults ...more
Moon Love
Jul 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Miki Durand is happy with her life, or so she thinks. After all she's up for tenure and her long term boyfriend might propose, bringing her one step closer to the settled life she wants. like her turbulent childhood and wild parents. However there are little seeds of discontent and when things don't go as planned, Miki has a chance to change things.

I really liked Miki. She's made a good life for herself and accepted the things she can't change. I love that she's intelligent even if she's trying
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Oh, oh, my excitement over Miki's character knows absolutely no bounds. She is exactly what we need more of in terms of heroines - she's strong, independent and self-assured. She knows she's got it good, and that she doesn't need any guy to make her life complete. The fact that she desperately wants Rome does nothing to take away from her stunning independence. I honestly wanted to stand up and clap when she tells Landon to go take a hike over his "full package" comment. For the first time since ...more
Feb 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I didn't know what to expect with this book. I had read & loved Megan's Unruly Royals series, but this cover was a little different. It ended up being one of those books that gave me a book hangover - I didn't want to start a new book right away! I wasn't sure if it would have a happy ending or which guy it would be with. There was an immediate connection between the characters, both intellectually and sexually, but it ended up being a one night stand. The story was told by Miki, the heroine ...more
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely adored this book. Megan writes fantastic characters, people you'd actually want to know and be friends with in real life. Despite the glamourous lives they lead, I felt a real connection to both Miki and Rome. But Megan also creates the best supporting cast of characters. Vivian especially won my heart. These supporting characters are never just background. They're rich, and fully developed personalities that leave you wanting to know more about them.
And let's be honest, it would be
Diane Hoover
Feb 09, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2015
Generally really like Megan Mulry (especially Unruly Royals) ... But really HATED this one. The choppy , first-person narration was difficult and amateurish. It didn't provide any real depth to the scenes or characters. For as yummy as I wanted to envision Rome, I couldn't get a full picture of him or his character or what he was experiencing. And, for being a hero, his presence was only in three scenes. This book had all the chracters and plot devices (Russian mafia, corporate takeovers, sizzli ...more
(ARC) I absolutely loved this sweet, sassy, suspenseful story! It grabbed me from the first page and wouldn't let go. All of the characters are well-developed with awesome, hilarious personalities. When Miki's billionaire father dies unexpectedly, she goes from college professor to CEO of her father's company. And then she meets Rome, a business competitor who makes her heart smile and her life so much better. But what should she do with her arrogant, boring, uptight boyfriend? I received this b ...more
Camilla Monk
Apr 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Roulette is like life: unpredictable, slow and atmospheric at times, plunging us into a warm restaurant in Saint Petersburg or the quiet night of a villa in Provence. At other times, the pace picks up and everything collides: life stories, business, pleasure, gossip, love ...
I loved following Miki and Rome's journey, and give Roulette 5 stars!
Jeffe Kennedy
Sep 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweeping, dreamy, glamorous book! I loved the romance of this - of St. Petersburg, Paris and Provence, of the perfect wines and al fresco meals, the exclusive art, and the romantic, steamy sex. Megan has created a book boyfriend to die for and a lovely story to immerse in.
Winter Sophia Rose
Riveting, Sexy, Romantic Page Turning Read! I Loved It!
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I did not even complete this book. I got up to Chapter 7, and basically clapped my hands and said I'm done. I would have liked to said that it wasn't bad, but then again, I didn't even finished. I had a problem with Miki. I can tolerate a lot, but she was supposed to be a 30 year about to get 10 year at the university she was working. Yet, she read more like an early 20 year old finished with college trying to figure out what to do next. Yeah, not cutting it. I probably
Tracy Zullo
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
It took me a bit to get into the writing style of the author but once I did I really liked it. It's a complicated story with a lot of characters- but I never felt lost. We get to watch the heroine reinvent herself several times. And the hero was great.
Gayle Elyse
Feb 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book flip-flopped between a one and a three. I didn't like the main character's relationship with her love interest and the unapologetic infidelity was unnerving. But... I liked the European setting and certain chapters sucked me in.
Makksima .
Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars
Милена Божинова
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love it.
Dec 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Originally posted on Smitten by Books Blog

To start I want to say that this is the first time, in a long time, that I’ve read an adult romance in first person POV, from a heroine’s point of view no less, and loved every minute of it.

Mulry gave perfect life to the character of Mikhaila, Miki— as she’s called by close friends, and made her seem remote, yet so easy to connect with. This review won’t rehash back cover blurb. No, let’s talk all the other things. Miki is like the girl-next-door-meets-g
Landra Graf
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*Review originally posted on Smitten by Books*

To start I want to say that this is the first time, in a long time, that I’ve read an adult romance in first person POV, from a heroine’s point of view no less, and loved every minute of it.

Mulry gave perfect life to the character of Mikhaila, Miki— as she’s called by close friends, and made her seem remote, yet so easy to connect with. This review won’t rehash back cover blurb. No, let’s talk all the other things. Miki is like the girl-next-door-mee
Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley
*I will try to avoid spoilers.

Roulette by Megan Mulry

Miki Durand is a half Russian half French woman who is a professor at USC. She has everything a mature adult woman could want: a cardiologist boyfriend, a great job, a house, friends, and parents.

Miki is determined to have a stable and reliable future. Her plan does not include taking over her fathers company, Voyanovski's Industries.

She and her boyfriend Landon enjoy a farewell dinner before Miki leaves to go to Russia for two weeks, to see h
Dec 29, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: net-galley, reviewed
I used to plow through the Harlequin Presents line of several years ago: the library used to have a solid selection, and I could run through 3 or 4 in a weekend. The heroine-centric stories with exotic settings and a hero that is head over heels, but can’t quite make the commitment is a familiar trope for readers of romance. Yet all is not as it seems, first impressions and memories are often skewed behind layers that serve the plot or the characters, to good or bad ends.

Miki is a bit of a ‘tow
Dec 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
A fun, light, but intelligent romance, with (as reviewer Elisabeth Lane notes) the feel of a modernized Harlequin Presents. The child of a whirlwind romance between a Russian businessman and a French actress, Mikhaila Voyanovski Durand has chosen the safe course for most of her life: a job as a professor of statistics rather than working for her father's company; a stable if somewhat intractable cardiologist boyfriend; a penchant for the small rather than the big waves while surfing. But when he ...more
Feb 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
Review Coming Soon!!!
There are some great reviews of Roulette out there--I'm enjoying reading everyone's different take this story.

I really really enjoyed Miki's story. As always, a Mulry heroine is someone who the reader believes will carve out a happy, productive life with or without a marvelous hero. But isn't it great to have both? Roulette is really Miki's story, her transformation from professor/significant other/sportswoman/art lover to a high-flying CEO (after she inherits her father's company...and decides
Blodeuedd Finland
A whirlwind romance, set in France and Russia.

Miki was very sensible. It all came from having a billionaire Russian father and a French actress for a mother. Neither settled down, both had their affairs and were in the papers. So she wanted safety, comfort and to know where everything was.

Oh what a boring life. She is rather dull, grey, has her handsome doctor (kudos for that), is set for a good life. But, he does not want what is best for her, he wants what is best for himself. But thank goodne
Excellent. I'm working my way through Sarah MacLean's 100 Romance Novels list (real life is too stressful, I only read romance novels now) and this is another winner. I'm a sucker for the billionaire romance, and I loved that this one put the hero and heroine on equal footing. This was some perfect escapist fantasy for where I'm at right now. I particularly loved Miki's female friendships, and the refusal to turn Azi into a rival. Love romance novels that love women.

My only minor critiques would
cute. heroine kind of annoying. hero felt like a background character
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Megan Mulry writes sexy, stylish, romantic fiction. Her first book, A Royal Pain, was an NPR Best Book of 2012 and USA Today bestseller. Before discovering her passion for romance novels, she worked in magazine publishing and finance. After many years in New York, Boston, London, and Chicago, she now lives with her family in Florida.
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