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Book Review

Sweet Revenge: Book Review

Title: Sweet Revenge
Author: Olivier Lafont
Number of Pages: 121
Publisher: Freebase Books
Genre: Romance

The Blurb

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?

Review:
Plot:

The story is about two estranged lovers Guy and Eve who are hostile because of a huge misunderstanding. They meet after seven years on the day of the opening of Eve’s first art show and this fast paced, thrilling story develops. All her nineteen paintings are bought single-handedly by someone anonymous. Who bought her paintings? Why did Guy come after seven years in search of her? Does he want to seek revenge by seducing and ruining her? Or does love still exist in their hearts? And is it enough to  bring together these frenzied souls who are obsessed with each other?

Whoa!
What an incredible love story! A story of affection, tenderness and desperation. A story with twists and turns that it is a definite page-turner. Flawless language and amazing narration. I began reading the book during my work hours and Ta-Da! I finished in a couple of hours. Thank Goodness, I completed my work well before time. From the word go the book has caught my attention. There is sizzling chemistry between the two characters and an element of surprise. There are few aspects which I really love in a romantic novel and “Sweet Revenge” has it. It was a wee bit embarrassing because forgetting where I was, I smiled along with Eve and also felt the pangs of agony and separation.
The supporting characters are also well etched. The description of each cast was so impeccable that I could visualize a handsome Guy and a sweet and sexy Eve madly in love but separated by reasons known to them.
Ouch!
I honestly thought this was some kind of erotica. Come on! You get that from the cover. I feel there would be many like me who would’ve postponed reading the book for long due to this. Or picked up for the same exact reason?? *wink*
Do I recommend?
Yes, with all my heart! A gorgeous read!
Rating:
5 on 5. Brownie points for the impeccable writing.
Thanks TBC and Olivier for the opportunity.
P.S: It was a pleasant surprise to know that Olivier was of the ‘3 Idiots’ movie fame. :O

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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.

 

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  1. Maliny Mohan January 14, 2016
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