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Disarm

(The Dumonts #2)

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Karina Halle, the New York Times bestselling author of Discretion, lifts the veil off a privileged family dynasty to reveal a wealth of secrets and dangerous obsessions.

Seraphine Dumont seems to have it all: she’s gorgeous, brilliant, and part of one of France’s most illustrious dynasties. But underneath the facade, Seraphine struggles to hold it all together. Besides

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Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published November 19th 2019 by Montlake Romance
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Christy
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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She’s not telling me to stop. She has a war inside herself too.
Karina Halle’s The Dumonts series is action packed, full of secrets, scandals, betrayals, and suspense. While I enjoyed the first book of the series, this one was so much better for me. Mainly, because I loved the romance so much more!

The Dumont family is a complicated one… if you’ve read the first book in this series, you know that already. Seraphine was adopted into the family at the age of nine. Her life truly started
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
I'm still in love with gay Paris!! Karina Halle's got me hooked on these Dumonts. From the suspense and intrigue to the romance and family, I was beyond interested. I think the taboo feel of what lay between Blaise and Seraphine was the biggest draw for this story. It was sweet and forbidden and although they weren't blood related, the idea of their coupledom would have its own share of problems. It was what kept holding them back, at least for her. And every time they came close to having ...more
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The second Dumont book!

Olivier already found his happily ever after and left for California.

Seraphine is left all alone with her horrible uncle and her cousins. She's trying her best to keep the family company running the way her dad would've wanted it - but her uncle is quickly ruining everything.

Plus she also thinks that her dad was murdered. By her uncle, or her cousin Pascal?

And suddenly she's working together with her cousin Blaise to find out what happened and to survive whatever the bad
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"Avonna
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
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DISARM (The Dumonts Book 2) by Karina Halle is the new contemporary romance set in the privileged and ultrarich French family dynasty of the Dumonts. This is the second book in the series, but it can easily read as a standalone.

Seraphine Dumont was adopted by the Dumonts at the age of eight from an English orphanage. Of Indian decent, Seraphine has beautiful exotic features and has grown up with the love of her parents and two
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Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Nov 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sexy, addictive, and did I mention sexy? With the perfect touch of forbidden, Karina Halle has outdone herself with this angsty, intriguing slow burn romance that will have your feelings pulled in every direction. Disarm is one of those books you don't want to put down, and at the same time, you don't want it to end.

Everything about this story was more intense-the writing, the storyline, and the character development was stellar. And now that I have finished it, I'm already so fucking eager to
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Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'My chaos. My Blaise' Stars!
ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


What a freaking rollercoaster! This series just keeps getting more suspenseful and I have to say, I really enjoyed it. I confess I had a bit of a hard time with the first book in the series and it took me a bit to connect with the story and characters. In this case though, I am happy to say, this book was definitely so much better for me. Especially in regards of the storyline and how the romance was
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Oh my god, what a ride!!!!!!



I love a book I completely get lost in, good, bad, ups, or downs. I throughly enjoyed this one, definitely want a re-read after I calm down!!!


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I am absolutely loving this world, the rivalry between the sides of the Dumont family and the suspense that stems from it. I’m absolutely captivated by it all.

Blaise and Serpahine might not be everyone’s cup of tea, because they are cousins, but not by blood. Seraphine was adopted into the Dumont family, so she has zero blood relation to them, but this still might be a hard pass for some as they call themselves cousins throughout the book.
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Nina
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2019, arc
*ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

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Myla
Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it



Disarm is filled with mystery, angsty situations, manipulative characters you like to hate will keep you hooked to the story. And when it comes to romance, it's a slow burn between, the main character, Seraphina and Blaise. I like how their feeling built cautiously even though their attraction was instant, giving them time to fully appreciate each other.

Karina Halle didn't disappointed in writing a more intense second book of the Dumonts series. I absolutely enjoyed it! A must-read!

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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
4 STARS

This is the second book in this series and I really enjoyed it as much as I did with the first book!I really liked the mystsery in this story!The characters were well developed and the storyline very good!

“You have me,” I say emphatically, holding her head in place, searching deep in her eyes, looking for a sign that she understands. “Even if you don’t want me, you have me.”

There is action and the romance was fantastic!Seraphine and Blaise have a great dynamic!





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Wendy ⏃: ✦Cheeky Chicks Blogger✦
4 STARS

Disarm by Karina Halle is book 2 in the Dumont series and it centers around Seraphine and Blaise. Since reading Discretion I've wanted their book. You could say it's enemies-to-lovers with a forbidden aspect #justhowilikeit.

Seraphine and Blaise are cousins but not related by blood. Seraphine was adopted by the Dumont family when she was nine-years old. She always felt like she never belonged. She's the Indian girl with the brown skin and her uncle's side of the family never fails to
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Betül
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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"There's nothing in this world more beautiful than her, not even a million rising and setting suns."

Disarm is the second book in The Dumonts series. I was really looking forward to Seraphine's story after meeting her in Discretion. I liked this book better than the previous one, and that is because there was more character growth, and history between the two main characters. I admired Seraphine's strong and determined personality.
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Kate R
Nov 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Disarm is the second book in the Dumonts series and is a complete standalone. It’s a romance with some added suspense throughout. Seraphine was adopted as a young girl by the Dumonts. Blaise is a Dumont, and her cousin, although not related by blood. Seraphine believes her adopted father was murdered, and she is trying to find out the truth. The two were in a lot of dangerous situations, and Blaise protected and saved her a lot. The book goes back and forth between past and present, with the ...more
Sarah/DragonflyReads
Sep 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
And another ace for Karina Halle’s Dumonts series. The family dynamic after book one had me reeling, and I was so intrigued as to how Seraphine and Blaise’s web would weave.

”I am forever the predator when it comes to Seraphine, not just in body but in spirit. I want to possess her heart and her thoughts and her soul the same way that she’s taken ownership of mine.”

Disarm is a story of love and family, but also fighting for what you believe in and taking what you deserve. It’s full of angst
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julie
I really enjoyed this one! The first book wasn't for me, too insta-lovey but Blaise and Seraphine's slowburn was so angsty and sexy I coudn't help but devour this story as quickly as possible. Can't wait for Pascal's story!
Sandy S
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars-

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date 19, 2019

Seraphine Dumont seems to have it all: she’s gorgeous, brilliant, and part of one of France’s most illustrious dynasties. But underneath the facade, Seraphine struggles to hold it all together. Besides grieving her adoptive father’s suspicious and sudden death, she also shares a tenuous role in the family business with Blaise, her in-name-only cousin. As tumultuous as their history is, he may be the only member of the deceptive Dumont family she
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Nicole Collins
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow.

End of review.

No, for real though. Disarm by Karina Hall is book 2 in The Dumonts series. It’s meant to read as a standalone book, but I’d highly recommend reading Discretion (book 1) first. We get a lot of groundwork story in book 1 that really set the scene for what was happening in book 2. I don’t think I would’ve understood the magnitude of what was happening without book one.

This book was SOOOOOOOO different than the first book. The format was different because it switched back and
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„You’re mine, you always have been, even if you didn’t know it.”


Disarm is a romantic suspense at its best! Angsty, thrilling, full of twists and turns. Mystery and danger is lurking from every side. The sexual tension between Seraphine and Blaise is off the charts, just like their chemistry. And the forbidden type of their relantionship? Cherry on top! I absorbed this read in one sitting and I was unable to break away until I knew all the answers. The Dumonts series is captivating and
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Happily Mary After
Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-november
Karina Halle’s Disarm is the second book in her must-read series, The Dumonts, and I can’t get enough of these sexy, swoony love stories with their delicious, soap-opera-worthy family drama. While Disarm can undoubtedly be read as a standalone, I recommend reading the first book in the series, Discretion, in order to have the best reading experience.

Seraphine and Blaise have a complicated relationship—to put it mildly. They are cousins through adoption with an intense connection, who have been
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Siobhan
Disarm is the second book in Karina Halle’s Dumonts series, and if I’m honest I did not enjoy this one quite as much as I enjoyed the first. It certainly has me eager to see what the third book brings, but I was not as obsessed with it as I have been with other books from the author.

With Disarm, we continue the story first introduced to us in Discretion. I enjoyed digging deeper into the story, finding out more about what was going on and how much bigger certain elements of the story were than I
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Elizabeth
Nov 18, 2019 marked it as hmmmmm
Waiting to see if heroine is a virgin and if the hero slept with every woman in sight while being in love with her ...more
Cassidy
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was a little worried starting this one because the first book disappointed me. I will say that I enjoyed this book a lot more than the first book. There is a second chance, slow burn between the past and the present. I ate it up. There was some suspense to it that was fun. I’m all ready for the last book in the series.

I voluntarily read an early copy.
Alexandra
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review, blog tour and giveaway can be found on *Milky Way of Books*

You know that you have great romantic suspense when both characters have also angst and their own conflicting emotions to deal with, along with everything else! That's what I enjoyed so much reading in Karina Halle's new book! Following the success of the first book, Disarm is the story of Seraphine and Blaise who are step-cousins and at the same time rivals in
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Coco.V
Sep 27, 2019 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc
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AJ
3.5 stars

The second book in the Dumonts series, this book takes us back into the world of wealth and privilege with the story of Seraphine Dumont, sister of the hero of book #1, and adopted daughter of the head of a Parisian fashion dynasty. I love the first book of this series, where we were given a glimpse of Seraphine and the intense chemistry between her and her adopted cousin, Blaise. And with that twisted family dynamic, and the fact that their two families have a long-running rivalry, I
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4.5 stars

I have been getting a little bored with Romantic Suspense lately … same stories, different characters. But, Karina Halle wrote an interesting story that may not be for everyone but it was definitely for me. I enjoyed the storyline. I enjoyed the characters. Blaise marched to his own drummer. Seraphine wanted to follow the drum beat but was a little too suspicious until he proved to her that he was the one Dumont that could be trusted.

What may have started out as a family rivalry ended
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Naughty Mom Story Time
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-reviewed
The betrayals and secrets in the Dumont family is an addictive thing. Though DISARM is written to be a standalone, I highly recommend getting to the Olivia and the Dumont family when all the betrayals come to light. It’s intense.

Seraphine and Blaise’s story...man. It was filled with so much. The two branches of the Dumont family were so different and though Seraphine was adopted into the family, she’s was raised and loved as a Dumont but her addition to the family was never accepted by her
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TheGuideToRomanceNovels
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Not my first read by author, and I have read Book #1 DISCRETION in this series, which I would recommend reading first and I enjoyed very much!
In this book I had a harder time connecting, I don't know if it was the characters together or the story but it just felt off a little for me. Little disappointed since I loved Book #1 very much.

This slow-burn, taboo, enemy to lovers was not what I expected, there were lot;s of parts where I was on the edge reading but other parts where I got little
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Sissy's Romance Book Review
DISARM by Karina Halle is book 2 in The Dumonts Series. This is the story Blaise Dumont and Seraphine Dumont. I have read the previous book which did help me to enjoy this one as it set the background but with that said you could make this a standalone book if you wish to do so. Seraphine was adopted into the Dumont family when she was around 9 years old. The Dumont family as we learn is a complicated type of family. Seraphine father has died and in the back on her mind she thinks her Uncle may ...more
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