From New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle comes a seductive novel of riches, romance, and redemption.
In the Dumont fashion empire, no heir has a reputation as decadent, arrogant, and ruthless as that of Pascal Dumont. Every transgression, an indecent pleasure. Every woman, a conquest. And none is more challenging than his new personal assistant, Gabrielle...more
Karina Halle ended The Dumonts series with a bang. Disavow is one of those books I was looking forward to, but was also a little nervous to read it. Pascal Dumont has not been a likable character throughout this series, but I should have known Karina could pull it off. She gave us the most delectable antihero with Pascal, and a strong and brave heroine with Gabrielle.
Gabrielle's mother is the maid for the Dumont household. Gabrielle lived there when she was a teenager, but she's been ...more
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Never thought Id see the day that Karina Halle would make us fall in love with Pascal Dumont but that has happened! If you read the previous books in this series, I am sure you know Pascal was not the best of men. He was infamous like his father. Or is he? Will he finally open his eyes if the right woman appears in his life? If you want to find out, you have to read the conclusion of this scandalous and ...more
Book 3. Pascal. After the last two books we kind of thought he would always stay the bad guy. But now he's getting his chance for his own happily ever after.
And I loved it! I loved getting a look inside his head and his heart.
Gabrielle used to live in the Dumont mansion years ago - as the daughter of the maid. But bad things happened with Pascal's father and eight years ago she was finally able to run away.
But now she's back. And she's out for justice and revenge. And help comes from the last ...more
The final book in The Dumonts trilogy, and Karina Halle has pulled off the almost impossible by taking series bad guy, Pascal, and not only redeeming him, but making me fall in mad love with him. A fantastic story of overcoming your past, with a gorgeous romance that left me swooning, its a great finish to the series, and I loved it!
For the last two books we have seen Pascal Dumont plot and scheme with his evil father to take over the family fashion dynasty. Well, now hes got everything ...more
"Money is our legacy. Greed is our strength. And getting what I want is where I really shine."
Disavow is the last book in The Dumonts series, and one I have been anticipating since I finished the previous book. I have had a love/hate relationship with Pascal since I met him in the first book Discretion. He definitely wasn't likable back then, but he kind of grew on me in the second book Disarm after I got to know him better. I love a ...more
Disavow, the final installment to The Dumont series by Karina Halle was wickedly thrilling, sexy, and truly the perfect ending to this lavish story!
Gabrielle and her mother came to the Dumont estate when she was just a young girl. As the years past she soon became Gautier's personal maid. Though he was a predator who he hurt and abused her, she managed to escape when she was eighteen. Eight years later, Gabrielle is back in Paris and she wants revenge.
Pascal Dumont is the anti-hero of ...more
Listen, Im a sucker for a happy ending. Im a sucker for a villain turned hero. They are my vices and Disavow gave me both.
Pascal was redeemed. His actions, his affection towards the heroine, and the epilogue sold me. Im here for it all.
I liked the heroine. She endured a lot, and I completely got her need for revenge. She is definitely someone who deserved an HEA.
The story moves pretty quickly. I enjoyed them as a couple, the steam factory was there, and we get some ...more
Oh Ms. Halle!! I really didn't think you could do it but you made me like Pascal!! I thought there was no way you could redeem him for me....but you worked your magic and bam!!
Pascal had done horrible things in the books prior to this. It always appeared that he enjoyed being his father's accomplice ....let's just say all was not as it appeared. Pascal really does have a heart and it takes a beautiful woman named Gabrielle to help him discover that it still beats.
Definitely my favorite of the series. I have a weakness for antiheroes and Pascal is for sure one! I loved him and Gabrielle, they truly healed each other and helped each other move on from their demons
I was a little nervous going into this book. Throughout this series, Pascal has done things to warrant the reader to greatly dislike him. I admit that I did dislike him in the previous books. I didn't know how well I would perceive him in this book but Karina Halle writes a good redemption story. I went from disliking him to rooting for him.
I've really enjoyed the characters ...more
I voluntarily read an early copy. ...more
In truth, I was a wee bit nervous about this one. I was unsure if I could be won over by our male lead and was ready for another enjoyable book that didnt quite amaze me as much as it could. However, my ...more
For two books now, weve seen how diabolic Pascal Dumont can be. Hes the absolute worst. While book one (Discretion Sadie and Olivier) was okay, I couldnt wait for book two, Seraphines and Blaises story (Disarm); but it has always been Pascal that has had my interest totally ...more
Well, I am sold, and I think there wasn't a better ...more
Disavow brings the conclusion of the Dumont family story with Pascal, a character who in previous books proved to be as villainous as his father. So I was curious to see if this character would have redemption, and I think the author managed to make me cheer and even like him in the end. A good job.
The story of Pascal and Gabrielle is full of secrets, suspense, revelations and romance. A book that caught my attention from that Prologue that broke my heart to the last pages.Pascal is a ...more
It's hard for me to say goodbye to the Dumonts series, but I'm doing it with a grin on my face, because Karina Halle left the best for last! Don't get me wrong, I love all the parts in this trilogy, but its Disavow that had the biggest impact on me because I could feel that Pascal's story would be something shocking and mind-changing. From the first book in the series we knew him as an anti-hero, whose moral backbone left much to ...more
Pascal Dumont has been portrayed like a bad boy with evil intentions like his father all along but at the end of last book I could feel he has a lot more hiding under this dark aura. After "death" of his uncle ...more
From the opening pages of this book, I became intrigued, and I found myself on his side. Pascal shares his thoughts and feelings with you, letting you see what he really thinks about his ...more
A corrupt, lavish fashion dynasty in France, more secrets than a lost civilization, bad deeds to overflow Hell, and one villain to hate until he becomes the dark hero to right all the wrongs.
Beautiful redemption tale, the third and last in the Dumont empire series, it is full of tragedy, exciting romance, and a love that pushes the characters to ...more
Well, I am sold, and I think there wasn't a better ...more
Gabrielle spent her younger years in the Dumont mansion, her mom was a maid there, but after some terrible things Pascals father did, she was able to escape.only to find her back in the mansion and working for his son. She wants revenge for what was done and she is going to ...more
Not only did Gabrielles mother work for the Dumont but they lived there as well. At her first opportunity she left and was determined to leave the ...more
2. Sleeping with other people. I don't want to read about one of the MCs having sex with a person who is not the other MC.
Somewhere in this book, Pascal makes Gabrielle find a restaurant to take his date to and find out her name. After the date, he brings the other woman home and fucks her while she is leaning on the window and he hopes that Gabrielle is watching because he wanted to ...more
This book started off with a band and Ms Halle had me immediately wondering how Gabrielle and Pascal would survive Gabrielles truth about her past.
Needless to say I was cheering for this couple and was so happy that Pascal found his redemption and true love in Gabrielle.
The epilogue is ...more