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Black Dahlia

(Gilded Flower #5)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Kindle Edition, 85 pages
Published November 13th 2014 by Vivian Winslow
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Rhea Dsouza
Nov 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, novellas
Note: This is a joint review of Black Dahlia (Gilded Flower #5) and Red Dahlia (Gilded Flower #6)


The only reason I’m featuring both Black Dahlia and Red Dahlia together is because I want to end my year with a bang. And even though I’ve tried hard to schedule these two as the very last review of 2014, I still have another review for the 31st…#EpicFail

Black Dahlia begins with something that was horrible. I couldn’t get past it and I had to literally read the prologue a
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
I have already expressed my thoughts on Dahlia , I hated her in Lily's 1st story but then grew to love her and was thrilled to read about her story and see why she had become the woman she was when we first met her and she was a nasty mean sister !! Now here we are at the start of part 2 in her story and I am seriously heartbroken for this girl. OMG I was thrilled when she was having fun and enjoying Rodrigo , they were great and it was thrilling. Then we find out she has s
Breanna Eichhorn
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Four days of crying haven't numbed the pain. It cuts as deep as it did seven years ago when she learned their daughter baby died. Now she is forced to let go of the man she believed was her forever, she's reliving the devastation all over again. Shane's friends flew in from all over the world to pay their respects. Dahlia has grown weary of the soothing words and hugs that bring little comfort. When Shane's mom cried in her arms, she only felt resentment. She wanted to be the only one to cry, no
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, novella
This is the second in the Dahlia trilogy. You would definitely need to read Blue Dahlia first to enjoy the one or know what’s going on.

Wow! This one drops so many bombshells it’s not funny. When I received the email about it, it actually asked not to give any spoilers please and it might hurt not to. I thought there’s no way it can be that intense and unexpected. Let’s face it many romance and erotica books tend to follow patterns or formulas all with subtle difference in the details. Nothing wr
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Where do I even begin. When I got my ARC of Black Dahlia, I was given specific instructions to not give away anything, so I am going to attempt to do my best with a review that hopefully gives very little, if anything at all, away from the story but intrigues you nonetheless! In the Gilded Lily Trilogy, I never really like Dahlia. Her methods and misguided ideas were ridiculous to me but I was always curious about more of who she is, seeing her in a different light as Lily’s story progressed. In ...more
Kristy Centeno
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
~~~ This review contains no spoilers ~~~
First chapter opens up…and it’s my worst nightmare. Dahlia finds happiness—and closure, with Shane, and in a flash it’s gone. I can honestly say I did not see that coming. I’m heartbroken over this turn of events, but at the same time ’m left guessing where Dahlia’s headed next. How will she get her life back on track?
I’m intrigued. Anxious. And hopeful that she will find her happy ending.
The story moves along and, well, she’s unable to fill the void. Unti
Nov 07, 2014 rated it liked it
REVIEW COMPLETE: http://cronicasdeumaleitora.blogspot....

Hmmm, I was not expecting this. Er… this review will be short because I am very pissed or sad… I still haven’t made up my mind yet! *sigh* Black Dahlia… where to begin…
First, I won’t be spoiling you when I say that Shane dies. There, there you go, now you understand the turmoil of my feelings. I enjoyed Dahlia’s relationship with Shane, it was real and she settled down with a man she loved. So the first chapter is basically he dying and Da
Louise Seraphim Reviews
This was totally captivating. I absolutely love all the books in this series. The first 3 about Lily, blew me away and I couldn't wait for twin sister Dahlia's turn. Then Blue Dahlia was incredible, and I loved Dahlia's story even more than Lily's.

So I hate spoilers, and these stories are full of action and twists and turns, but I don't want to spoil any of them for new readers, so I'm not going to summarise too much on this second instalment in Dahlia's story.

Blue Dahlia had Dahlia finding her
Oct 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 +++ Stars!!!

This book will have you floored from the very first paragraph. I did not put this book down until the last word.

There is so much that I want to say but can’t say it because it would be so easy to give away everything. This book had me on an emotional roller coaster; crying one minute, tense, laughing and loving every minute of it. Sweet Jesus, Shane, Why? Is all I will say…

Dahlia has a rough go of things and then she meets Kai. What a beautiful soul he was. I did feel as though
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG! That is the first thought that comes to mind as I finished Black Dahlia. OMG- that didn't happen. OMG- that didn't happen either. You get a sucker punch at the beginning. You grieve and want to cry along with Dahlia, and then you start to feel happy for her. Start to move on with her. Then you know what happens.. Another sucker punch that has your emotions running all over the place. This poor girl can't catch a break. One thing after another.

I loved Shane. He held on for Dahlia a long time
Kylie Lacovich (The Reading Cow)
Nov 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
WOW! That is all I can say! This installment in the Gilded Flower series, and the second installment in Dahlia's trilogy was purely AMAZING!

It is SOOO difficult not to spoil anything that happens in this novella... So, I'll keep it short and sweet ;)

This book had a touch of everything!

Once again, Vivian Winslow delivers a delightful novella that keeps you riveted to it's pages. Black Dahlia drew a range of emotions out of me including sadness, anger, bewilderment and shock. And let's not forget
Twin Opinions
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Get ready for an emotional read and it is packed into one short read. This was over way to soon for me. I really feel for Dahlia and all her pain. She lost so much and really needed this trip. I like Kai and his character seems to be just what Dahlia needs. The question is, can they both get past their past so that they can be together? The emotions really flowed in this one. I liked it better than the previous one. Dahlia has a lot to over come and this trip is her way to cope. I love this seri ...more
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Nov 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
After finishing Blue Dahlia, I couldn't wait to read more. I didn't think we were left with a big cliffhanger and was hoping to we would get more Dahlia and Shane is Black Dahlia. When I started Black Dahlia, I was a little loss, I thought maybe I missed something. In the beginning we are thrown into a tragic situation. I reread the beginning a few times, I don't think I wanted to believe what I read.

Dahlia went a little out of control with how was dealt with the bed news. I think her behavior
Nov 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OH MY FREAKING LORD!!!! I want to KILL them!!!

Ok, I promised no, I'm not gonna tell you why I want to kill them. :)

For reals, though, Dahlia goes through some REALLY tough crap in this story. Like, I was ready to cry in the first couple of pages. And she is DROWNING, and I can't blame her. I honestly don't even know if I could handle what she went through.

Of course, there are some fantastic new secondary characters. And I LOVE them! And you will too.

Thank GOD I already have the nex
SB Morales
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
This series grabs my emotions and throws them all over the place. This installment is no different. D is having to face tragedy and grief again. Her sister and Vi are right by her side doing anything they can to be there for her. Once I pick up one of Winslow's books I can't put it down until I find out what happens. At the end I'm happy, sad, mad, and anxious to get my hands on the next book!! Once again Winslow gave me an ending I didn't see coming! If you're looking for a sexy and emotional s ...more
Prone to Crushes on Boys in Books
Fast-pace read.

Dahlia is trying to cope with the recent tragedy in her life. Angry and depressed she joins her sister and Vi on an island trip where she meets Kia. Kia is also dealing with the aftermath of a tragedy in his life, they both come together to try to heal.

Once again Dahlia thinks she is almost back on track when she finds out that Shane and her mother has betrayed her.....dun dun dunnnnn
Heidi Sturgess
Feb 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read-2015
I received an ARC from the author via TNT Reviews in exchange for an honest review.

Dahlia has had her fair share of heartache. As we know she lost her baby 7 years ago and that pain will always linger but she also reconnected with Shane , the father of her baby, leaving poor Rodrigo heartbroken. With some of their issues sorted out it seems Dahlia has a shot at happiness and then BAM! Vivian Winslow pulls out the happy rug from under my feet and leaves me an emotional cripple !OMW!  Girl have me
Love Africa Book Club
Tragedy hits Dahlia’s life. After such a short time reuniting with the man she left – he is no more. We see a woman in the depths of despair – who can see no real future and no reason to live. The emotional turmoil feels real and the feeling are brought to life on the page.
Forced to go on holiday with her sister Lily and friend Vi, all Dahlia wants to do is wallow in the mire she is in. Only after a snake bites her, she is rescued by a handsome resort manager - Kai and she experiences a differen
Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 stars!

After the tragic lose of her husband, Dahlia finds herself sinking into a deep depression that even Lily and Vi can’t pull her out of. Forced to face reality she finds comfort in Kai. A caretaker at a resort in Indonesia. Only then does she start the long journey of acceptance and healing. Then she is be dropped the largest bombshell of them all by Shane’s mother that will shake the very foundation of Dahlia’s world.

“The Old Woman once told m that everyone is a little bit damaged. She s
Danielle Goodwin
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Vivian Winslow's “Black Dahlia” is the second tale in the Dahlia Trilogy. It's also the fifth story in the Lily & Dahlia universe. We get to follow Dahlia as she lives through a tragedy. Don't want to give it away, but it's a doozy! It's a quick read, but very powerful. It really makes you feel for Dahlia, even though you probably didn't like Dahlia at all during the Lily Trilogy! Tasty sexy bits again, as usual. Winslow makes me rub my thighs together a lot! ...more
Rhonda Campbell
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I know it! I enjoyed this one more than the last. There is so much feeling in it where I didn't get as much in Blue Dahlia. The ending wow wasn't expecting that!

Poor Dahl is! It seems she never catches a break. I can't really say to much without giving stuff away but I truly feel for her. She'll have to be brave and strong. Hopefully she will have a new purpose now though...
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Vivian Winslow is the pen name for Elizabeth A. Hayes. Elizabeth was born and raised in San Diego, California but has spent most of her adult life as the consummate wanderer. She received a B.A. in European History from the University of Chicago and a Master’s Degree in French Studies from New York University. After eleven moves across four continents over a span of seventeen years, her journey ha ...more

Other books in the series

Gilded Flower (9 books)
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  • Calla Lily (Gilded Flower, #2)
  • Tiger Lily (Gilded Flower, #3)
  • Blue Dahlia (Gilded Flower, #4)
  • Red Dahlia (Gilded Flower, #6)
  • Wild Violet (Gilded Flower, #7)
  • Hidden Violet (The Gilded Flower Series, #8)
  • True Violet (The Gilded Flower Series, #9)

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