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 Car...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 bee ...more
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Never thought I’d 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 an ...more
I didn't like Pascal in book 1 and to be honest, I have a love/hate relationship with the whole "redeeming" aspect of characters because let's be real here for a second, when you start to really hate a character from the previous book, are you seriously telling me that you're going into the book with an open mind? NOPE! But ...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 pe ...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, it’s 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 he’s got everythin ...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, I’m a sucker for a happy ending. I’m 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. I’m 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.
I thi ...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 m ...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 didn’t quite amaze me as much as it could. However, my ...more
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
Ever since meeting Pascal in Discretion I’ve been fascinated by him and just how he can do all that he does and I gotta say, I thoroughly enjoyed getting inside his head and watching him brought to his knees by his sprite, Gabrielle.
I loved Pascal and Gabrielle. While I was fascinated by Pascal, I didn’t necessarily like him. But watching as Gabrielle gets under his skin and things start to shift in him, well the man that comes out of that experience is one I wouldn’t m ...more
Well, I am sold, and I think there wasn't a better w ...more
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
Each book in this series just got better and BETTER. So of course, Pascal has become my favorite Dumont!!! I was wondering how Karina was going to make me fall for him, especially considering I didn't like him at all in the previous books, but it didn't take me very long at all to love him.
In Disavow, all of my questions were answered. We were introduced to Gabrielle. She was a great heroine and the perfect counterpart for Pascal. By the time I got to the end I was in TEARS because ...more
I voluntarily read an early copy.
For two books now, we’ve seen how diabolic Pascal Dumont can be. He’s the absolute worst. While book one (Discretion – Sadie and Olivier) was okay, I couldn’t wait for book two, Seraphine’s and Blaise’s story (Disarm); but it has always been Pascal that has had my interest to ...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
Through the series we've seen what a ruthless, heartless piece of work Pascal Dumont can be so how the hell has Karina turned him into one hot, loveable rouge?
Pascal is getting swamped with the responsibilities that come with running the family business. He's looking to find a maid to help get his life back in order when he discovers that Gabrielle is back in town. Gabrielle used to work for the family years ago before she left the Dumonts and ...more
Update: Dammit. How did Karina Halle do it? I literally started reading this book with laser beams shooting from my pupils. I could swear that it would make tiny, burning holes in the back of Pascal's head.
Buuut I genuinely enjoyed Disavow. Boy, he is not perfect by a long shot but if you want a redemption arch, then you got one here. The whole series was one gloriously wicked soap opera with added intrigue from a bunch of rich ...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 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 it’s 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 m ...more
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