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Hidden Violet

(Gilded Flower #8)

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With her hidden past about to be exposed, Vi turns to her longtime friend and confidant, Thomas Squires, for help. Yet, they may just risk exposing their feelings for each other in the process. When Lily’s engagement to Alejandro is threatened by ex-lover Gustavo, Vi is forced to come clean with her best friend and possibly destroy the lives of those she loves. Now that ...more
Kindle Edition, 112 pages
Published February 12th 2015 by Vivian Winslow (first published February 10th 2015)
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Rhea Dsouza
May 22, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novellas, arc
Joint Review for the entire Violet Trilogy

I highly doubt I’d ever be able to express the sheer barrage of emotions I felt while I read this book. Violet Rai has been the most mysterious in the trio of friends. And I also just knewfrom the start that she’d be my favourite character.

And. She. Is.

With everything that’s revealed in the Lily and Dahlia trilogies about Violet, a few things were made pretty clear: She was secretive on purpose. She was a commitment-phobe. And probably the most
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Dianne
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Do you blush easily but love a good erotic tale? Get ready to blame those rosy cheeks and beads of sweat on a fever, or sunburn, because, face it, you’ll be the only one to know it was Vivian Winslow’s Hidden Violet that did it! Violet’s past is coming back to haunt her, and the time for unveiling her secrets is coming. Who can she turn to for support and help? Why not her best friend, Thomas Squires? A past lover is threatening all she holds dear, but is he any more dangerous than the secrets ...more
Kylie Lacovich (The Reading Cow)
Feb 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Well, writing my thoughts for this review is going to be hard. I've just finished reading Hidden Violet and my feelings are all over the place about it. While I did enjoy the story, I didn't love it.

If you've been following the Gilded Flower series of novellas, all the things that us readers expect from Vivian Winslow are there - the drama, the scorching hot sex scenes, and the characters that we have grown to love throughout the series. But this installment just didn't grab be. I was intrigued,
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Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs

Another amazing read from Vivian! 4.5 Stars!

This book picks up where the first one left off. Violet meets Andrés again after five years...insert swoon. He is still married but about to be divorced. Old feelings come to surface but Vi is still scorned about him leaving her and he is upset that she is still in the business. After awkward moment with current wife. He finally gives her some much needed information and she heads back to New York to take care of some unfinished business.

And that's

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Louise Seraphim Reviews
Oh my gosh, I'm not sure if it's even possible, for a story to keep getting better and more addictive with each installment, but The Gilded Flowers series has it nailed.
Hidden Violet, Book 2 in the Vi trilogy. Book 8 in the Gilded Flowers series.

Violet is the secretive, exotic dark beauty, with more balls than most men, incredibly intelligent and business minded. She certainly knows how to work a situation to her advantage, and come out on top.
In part one of Vi's story, we got the full
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Laura Greenwood
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review forthcoming on http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...

I received a copy of Hidden Violet, book 7 of Gilded Flower and book 2 of the Vi trilogy, in exchange for my review.

With her darkest secrets about to be exposed, Violet heads to Madrid to search out her old flame Andres and get some answers. For five years Andres has been waiting for her, and now that his marriage is coming to an end, hhe hopes Violet will be his again. But Violet is harbouring feelings for another man, a man that
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Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
Vivian has done it again !! Her scale needs more than 5 stars !! Even though I still blush when she uses a few of her naughty words I am so in love with her writing and her characters. These women may have some craziness in their blood but they are all strong , independent and FABULOUS !! Lily won me over , Dahlia totally changed my view on her wow she did a total turn around and of course now Vi is just blowing them both out of the water !!

Worlds are colliding in this part of Vi's series. Her
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Sky
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Yay! It's the next chapter in Violet's life, and it's nothing short of the sexy and mysterious bits that we love so much from this series!
Vi has grown into a successful and well-rounded woman who handles her own business. Seems as though she's come to terms and coped after being so badly scorned by Andres five years ago. She grew to accept the distance between them, but now, with criminal trouble brewing within the business, she’s forced to face the beautiful, Brazilian music to get answers.
I
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Kara
Feb 04, 2015 rated it liked it
Review posted at: http://bookcrushbookreviews.com/2015/...

Rating: 3 stars

I've been a fan of this group of friends since the beginning (Vi, Lily, and Dahlia). They each have their own quirks which gives them their special flare. I've enjoyed the secrecy that is Vi's life because I love that mysterious vibe. But with this installment, I don't feel that anymore answers were given, instead more knots were formed. Somehow I feel we're not getting all that Vi is, like she's holding something back. I
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Darra Hulsart
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
There is not one book from Vivian I have not liked! And another great book for the Vi Series. I can't believe the is true, however this book had the best cliffhanger of all her books from the Gilded Flower Series.
There is so much that happens, I can not give enough details. I do have to say.. I love Violet. Not just because she is awesome, but because she is calm and calculated. Her relationships have all collided into one book. First Andre, then Thomas, somewhere Gustavo gets in the mix, to
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werejumpinbooks
Feb 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Violet, Oh sweet angel of mine..
She has developed so much in the past five years. I loved who she has become, and was relieved when she didn’t get into “much” trouble, much is used loosely here just because of some of the trouble she did get into.
Will she ever pick between the two, will her father give her what she needs, instead of what he think he wants? Oh the questions that come after reading this story. Come on Vivian, I need more!
I was sucked into this story, just as I was sucked into the
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Prone to Crushes on Boys in Books
Five years later and Vi still has feeling for Andres. Why? He chose money over her. She should be done with him. She is killing me with her closed off ways. The one she should chose to be with, she just refuses to go there. Poor Thomas.

The one good thing that came from her being exposed is, she FINALLY comes clean to Lily and Dahlia about what's been happening with her career choice. Vi seems to always have something up her sleeve and maybe we will get to find out just what she has planned in
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Heidi Sturgess
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-read-2015
I receivedvan ARC from the author via TNT Reviews


Violet you are such a bad girl !

So Violet has a few skeletons in her closet and they're knocking on the door to be let out!
Naturally she turns to the one person she shares a bond and history with. ..Thomas we met him in Wild Violet.
Seems Gustavo still has a bee in his bonnet or is it a nob in his rods (LOL)?!
Vi has to come clean about her doinga and Lily all but has a shit fit!
Lily's biggest hurdle now is how to start afresh. ...
Now just as I
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Danielle Goodwin
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Vivian Winslow's "Hidden Violet" is the second story in the Violet Trilogy and the eighth tale in the Gilded Flower universe. We get to know some of the men in Violet's life. Again, there are a whole cast of characters and you never know who she'll end up with eventually. I know who I'm rooting for. This one had a little more back story and a little less nookie than the other ones, but the nookie that was there was hawt, as always. The end will make you wish the next story was already available ...more
Danielle Goodwin
Feb 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vivian Winslow's "Hidden Violet" is the second story in the Violet Trilogy and the eighth tale in the Gilded Flower universe. We get to know some of the men in Violet's life. Again, there are a whole cast of characters and you never know who she'll end up with eventually. I know who I'm rooting for. This one had a little more back story and a little less nookie than the other ones, but the nookie that was there was hawt, as always. The end will make you wish the next story was already available ...more
SB Morales
Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
This series just keeps getting better and better. I found more than one twist I was not expecting in this installment. I love how Winslow writes this series. There is no retelling of any part of the story from another point of view. So I am never bored and it's always fresh and new. I'm so excited to find out where Winslow takes me next! One thing I'm sure of the men are going to be hot and the steamy scenes will make my e-reader smoke!
Linda Rimer-Como
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another chapter in Violet's life and I was not disappointed. Well written with intriguing characters, the author takes you on an interesting journey. Violet thought walking away would help her move on but instead she found confusion, mystery and secrets unraveling. I am enjoying Violets search for answers and look forward to much more to come.

Received copy for review.
Sarah
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
If you haven’t read at the very least Wild Violet, you’ll want to at least have that as a foundation. I’d recommend starting at the beginning of the Gilded Flower series to get a more complete understanding.

When Wild Violet came out, I was so torn because I wanted a shot with Vi and Thomas but it quickly became impossible to ignore the chemistry she had with Andres. The two definitely had panty melting magnetism. Now after five years, she has shown up at his gallery. He is still in his arranged
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Monica
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!!!


Oh so much scandal for such a short read! I was on the edge of my seat from the first chapter. Vi can get herself into some real tight spots. We are left in another tight spot of our own at this end of this number. Yes another cliff hanger. But I have come to accept this with these short reads because you don’t have to wait long for the next book long.

Vi’s little predicament comes to the surface full force in this book. She must sort through her past and try to navigate through to her
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Crystal Marie
May 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book brings us back to present day, where the previous book tells us Vi’s past, this book tells us the present in the Gilded Flower universe. In this installment we see how Vi attempts to live her life in truth in order to help her best friend. We see if she can reconcile her past with her present and still have a future.
I found this book very enveloping. I just had to see how it was all going to work out and how Vi navigates the present now that she’s been forced out in the open. She was
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Love Africa Book Club
Violets past comes back to threaten her and her friends. She turns to her long-time friend Thomas who, I must say sounded rather Yummy and I was rooting for them to get together.
To sort matters out Violet has to find Andres who introduced her to the profession that threatens to slap her full in the face now. There were some ahhh moments when you see how much he really cares for her but she is not the same person at all, as well as the fact that she realises that she has feelings for another –
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EndlessReading
May 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We get to know some of the men in Violet's life. Again, there are a whole cast of characters and you never know who she'll end up with eventually.

I absolutely loved the sexual and emotional tension, between Thomas and Vi. It was smouldering, and the fact that they didn't give in to the obvious desire straight away, just made it even better and far hotter.

Five years later and Vi still has feeling for Andres.
Why? He chose money over her

She has developed so much in the past five years. I loved
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Amy
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Thomas oh Thomas. You get to know Thomas during Dahlia's trilogy. Though he is a tough one at first to fall in love with you soon do. Of course after he acts like an ass. Thomas truly loves Vi. He's loved her for a long time but never made a move. We get a bit more into their relationship with Hidden Violet. We also get some more of Andres too. I'm a little lost on who I want Vi to end up with. I love them both and can't pick between them. The private moment between Vi and Thomas not only for ...more
EndlessReading
May 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
We get to know some of the men in Violet's life. Again, there are a whole cast of characters and you never know who she'll end up with eventually.

I absolutely loved the sexual and emotional tension, between Thomas and Vi. It was smouldering, and the fact that they didn't give in to the obvious desire straight away, just made it even better and far hotter.

Five years later and Vi still has feeling for Andres.
Why? He chose money over her

She has developed so much in the past five years. I loved
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Ashley
Feb 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
We learn a lot about Vi in this book. If you thought Wild Violet was chalk full of information about Violet's past, this one is full of all the problems and craziness of the present.

And we finally, FINALLY, get to read about the man I've been waiting for AGES to read about! And he and Vi... *sigh* Why this girl is fighting her feelings so hard, the world may never know. (Although, I hope we'll know by the end of the next book!) I'd go into the details, but you should definitely read it for
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Rachel
May 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Now that we know all about Vi's past, how can she rectify the problems that seem to arise?
Vi has to travel to Spain and meet up with Andres and get to the bottom of her woes.
Just when you're wondering what's gonna happen, Thomas makes his appearance..wow, I was an Andres fan for sure, but the tension and rocketing sexual frustration going on between Thomas and Vi is divine!
Sure to keep you on edge.
I like how Dahlia and Lily still make appearances and you can tell that they can make it through
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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 ...more

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Gilded Flower (9 books)
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