FROM THE AUTHOR OF WARRIOR, ANOTHER BOOK, ANOTHER GENRE - A ROMANCE.
Disclaimer: I received a free e-copy of Sweet Revenge by Olivier Lafont via The Book Club in return for my honest review. I have NOT received any monetary compensation for the same.
Many male authors have recently begun writing for the romance genre in India; though this is the first time I am reading a book by one. Okay, that’s not counting the books of Sandilyan, a Tamil Historical Romance author who’s simply amazing. I adore his works and have read many of his 45+ novels.
I opened Sweet Revenge and was hooked from Page One. As a story goes, it’s simple and uncomplicated. The language is good and the book portrays the delicious romance between Guy and Eve. There are a few French words and phrases thrown in considering that the author originates from France. But the meanings have been interwoven without taking away from the story.
Spoiler warning from here on…
I loved the journey of the hero from poverty to super-rich. I truly believe that’s how a hero should be. And is he handsome!!!! Completely drool-worthy!
The descriptions of Eve’s artwork were really good. I liked her character that goes on with her life despite her heart break.
The reason the two of them break up seven years before is well presented and neatly portrayed. And am I glad that Guy’s Sweet Revenge fell apart!
The love scenes sizzle and make for a delicious read.
One thing that bothered me though: there were at least two points where I got confused with the flash back as I couldn’t understand where it was taking me. I had to go back and read it again to understand. This could have been improved upon.
Except for this, the book is a lovely romance that is a must read for romance lovers.
If revenge was a dish best served cold, then French Adonis Guy Leguerec knew exactly what to serve treacherous and desirable Eve Watson…
Seven years after Louisiana, where Eve devastated his heart and ruthlessly wiped out his future, Guy finds her in Boston opening her first art showing. Now a wealthy and powerful shipping magnate, Guy lures Eve into his trap of seduction and opulence, intent on one thing only: getting revenge for her crimes.
When American artist Eve Watson sees the only man she ever loved enter the art gallery, and re-enter her life, she feels helpless terror and frenzied desire. Seven years ago Guy Leguerec had seduced her heart, exploited her body, and then discarded her. Against her better judgment she accepts his invitation, and once again they spiral into a maelstrom of irresistible passion, divinely rampant sex, and the brutal politics of unknown intentions…
Violently sundered by their volatile misconceptions, Eve flees Boston in emotional tatters, and Guy grudgingly lets her vanish, his revenge thwarted.
But destiny has planned otherwise: Eve has taken an art job in Paris, ignorant of the fact that the company is one of many subsidiary businesses belonging to Guy. Flung together again in an even more precarious position, Eve and Guy must war with each other and themselves, and confront seven years of misapprehension and malign manipulation. Greed, family vendetta, and deception have eaten away at the intimacy they once shared —
But is the truth enough to save their desperate, shipwrecked love?
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About The Author
Olivier Lafont is a French author, screenplay writer, and actor. His novel 'Warrior' was published by Penguin Random House, and was shortlisted for the Tibor Jones South Asia Prize. He has just released his new contemporary romance novel 'Sweet Revenge' exclusively on Kindle. 'Purgatory: The Gun of God' is a fantasy novelette published in South Africa.
Lafont has written a number of feature film scripts before. The first film he wrote opened at the Toronto Film Festival and went on to win seven awards at film festivals worldwide.
As an actor Lafont has acted in Hollywood and Indian films, in TV serials, and in over 80 television commercials. He acted in '3 Idiots', one of India's all-time blockbuster hits, the critically-acclaimed 'Guzaarish', and the Lifetime film 'Baby Sellers', amongst other films.
Lafont graduated with two degrees in acting and writing from Colgate University, USA, with academic distinction.