But he doesn't intend to give up his home without a fight, birthright be damned! Unsuspecting Olivia needs a job after spectacularly failing to make a life for herself in London. Forced back to Cornwall, she has no idea what she's getting herself into by becoming a gardener at the crumbling but beautiful Usherwood estate.
She certainly didn't bargain on becoming embroiled in the biggest scandal of the year, and not least because brooding Charlie is a man she can't seem to stay away from…. I was born in , went to boarding school in my teens and studied English at university. While there, I wrote my first unpublished bonkbuster: The Hardest Part. It had lots of sex in it and not a great deal else. Suffice to say that after a rambunctious beginning it was over disappointingly quickly. Despite this, the genre never lost its sheen.
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I want to write bonkbusters with swagger; rude, racy and irreverent reads that reignite the glory days of Collins and Cooper. Plenty of sex, bags of scandal and a host of outrageous players who keep us up long after lights-out. A long-time admirer of Jackie Collins, I often wondered what life would be like as a bonkbuster author. After working in publishing for a few years, I decided to quit and find out - and I haven't looked back since. Hollywood Sinners is my first novel.
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Add to Wishlist. USD 0. Sign in to Purchase Instantly. Explore Now. Buy As Gift. Overview Two brothers. Scandal is just waiting to happen… Charlie Lomax hasn't seen his older brother in years. Product Details About the Author. About the Author By day I live in London. By night I relax in my fantasy LA mansion, sipping Krug in a Jacuzzi and watching a bare-chested man clean out my pool. Show More. Average Review. Write a Review.
go Related Searches. A Date with Fortune. Until the notorious Michael Fortune saunters into her life. It's a story I loved. Its not a simple boy meets girl, and they lived happy ever after romance, but one that takes the reader on a journey of twists and turns, guesses and false trails and ultimately into a direction unexpected. Its in a way clear what will happen, and yet the way its done and the leads given make it very difficult to be sure you've guessed right. There is a HEA : I need those, feel cheated when they don't happen A book I loved. Stars: five, cracking book, not a light read but one to concentrate on and one to read over and see what clues you missed first time round.
Aug 14, Leah rated it really liked it Shelves: books-read , ebooks , for-review.
When I asked her what that meant, she said the books were pretty much like her beach books but were set mostly in England. Let me explain — I really, really like Victoria Fox novels. I have her third novel on my Kindle to read and I am now looking forward to it having loved Glittering Fortunes. It does seem that perhaps her beach reads are perhaps a bit too over the top — with the glamour, the secrets, the characters, the villians etc, but who knows?
What I do know is Glittering Fortunes was an amazing novel. It did indeed have the Hollywood glamour we come to expect from a Victoria Fox novel, but it was a bit more pared down than, say, Hollywood Sinners. I really loved the tale of Glittering Fortunes, I loved seeing the rivalry between the Lomax brothers, Charlie and Cato. I loved reading about their ancestral home, Usherwood.
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I loved Olivia most of all, I always feel these types of novels need a level-headed heroine to root for, and Olivia was that, along with Charlie actually because it was his brother that was the arrogant, awful man. I actually despised Cato. I wanted to maim him, in fact. I enjoyed the back-and-forth between Cato and Charlie, and I loved rooting for Charlie and feeling evil feelings for Cato.
I really enjoyed Glittering Fortunes, I liked the tale of the Usherwood estate, and I really liked Olivia, she was a fabulous main character and I loved Charlie, too. I look forward to her second Mills and Boon novel and I hope Victoria manages to keep up writing two books a year, to provide one massive OTT book and one with a fabulously wonderful story, set in the heart of England. Do pick up Glittering Fortunes, it was an amazing read! Aug 30, Alisha Tarran rated it really liked it.
Given a copy by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. After running out of money and failing to get a life started in London, Olivia moves back to her home town in Cornwall. Her obsession with her childhood crush Addy still going strong, she's surprised when she feels an inexplicable pull to Charlie Lomax, after he hires her to be the gardener at the dilapidated Lomax mansion.
Considering his rude attitude to her, she's surprised at her feelings. Charlie Lomax has nothing left after his pa Given a copy by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Charlie Lomax has nothing left after his parents plane disappears in the Bermuda Triangle, and his older brother who's never been close to him disappears straight after their parents to create a life in LA.
Charlie's crush on Olivia comes back full force when she comes to him for a job, but his brothers return signals the end of Charlie's life at the manor. But their visit isn't a quick trip home to show off like Charlie believes. Cato, continuing to be spiteful, has come to take back the manor and his rightful inheritance as older brother and Lord.
But when their estranged Uncle writes the brothers a letter, there's a shocking revelation that's going to change everything. Will Cato succeed in taking Usherwood? Will Olivia get over Addy? I was expecting a cute little rom-com type book but I was pleasantly shocked. The book does have it's funny moments, quite a few provided by Susanna and her ghost theory, as well as Olivia. But it also has some dark parts that come to the surface as well as some mystery. The book is told from each of the main characters perspectives which gives different angles on the story and different thoughts.
The book is extremely well written, and has more depth than your average romance. At first glance the characters are all shallow and fairly one dimensional, but as the book goes on, Victoria expands on each characters background to an amazing degree of depth, revealing a wealth of information about each character, and entirely new dimensions to the characters.
With Susanna's child, Cato's murdering ways, the dog incident and the ways of Addy, the characters aren't what they seem at first, and I was pleasantly surprised at the depths of the characters. The book is fast paced, layering darkness, mystery and romance to create an exciting blend and a story you just can't put down.
Come vi dicevo, si tratta di una piacevole lettura da ombrellone.