REVIEW : Discretion by Karina Halle

The Riviera means indulgence—if you’ve got money. For Sadie Reynolds, a down-on-her-luck student, the Riviera means dingy hostels and back streets. When a wrong turn puts her in jeopardy, the last thing she expects is to be saved by the most handsome stranger she’s ever locked eyes with. When she later wakes up in a luxury suite with a Mediterranean view, she’s in the tender care of her rescuer: Olivier Dumont, France’s most eligible bachelor, billionaire hotelier, and heir to the Dumont fashion fortune.

Olivier also owns his reputation for scandal. But Sadie is unlike any woman he’s ever met. Her humble persona and wild innocence promise real passion. He’s promising Sadie something too: anything she wants. From Bordeaux to Cannes to Paris, Sadie’s past in America is swept away and replaced with a fantasy too good to be true.

Pulled into Olivier’s orbit of wealth, glamour, and excess, Sadie discovers that the Dumont dynasty comes with a legacy of wicked secrets. And Olivier’s secrets may be the most damning of all…

Our lives are made up of nothing but moments. But I want to live in every moment with her.


Money, family drama, mystery, and steaminess all set in France. I was intrigued by the blurb and the moment I started this story I was completely hooked. I read this book in one sitting, I just couldn’t put it down.

Olivier is a wealthy French hotelier, also a member of the famous Dumont family. A fantastic hero. He is protective, caring, 100% sexy alpha male. Sadie Reynolds is an American college student backpacking her way through Europe, until she has a run in with Olivier and everything changes for the both of them.

The Dumont family is at war with each other and Olivier is right in the middle of it all. There is LOADS of family drama and of course it always revolves around business and money. There is so much mystery and suspense to this story. That is what truly got me hooked. I had to know what was going to happen next!!

It did take me a bit to warm up to Olivier and Sadie’s relationship. I felt there was some missing chemistry in the beginning but definitely started feeling it between them the more I kept reading and by the end I was completely in love with them. Olivier is seriously swoon worthy.

With all the crazy family drama, the suspense and the steaminess I can’t wait to read the rest of this series!


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