Review | Discretion by Karina Halle

August 13, 2019 | 2019, karina halle, review / 0 Comments

Review | Discretion by Karina HalleDiscretion by Karina Halle
Release Date | August 6, 2019
Published by Montlake Romance
Genres | Contemporary
Format | ARC
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From New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle comes a delicious saga of wealth, luxury, and scandal—and the wicked secrets of success behind an envied family dynasty.

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…


It has been a long time since I’ve read a book by Karina and I know a lot in the romance community that absolutely adore her books. Once I saw that she was coming out with a new series, I couldn’t wait to give Discretion a try.

For the most part I was really enjoying the majority of the book, Olivier is caught in the cross hairs when it comes to his rather dysfunctional family. And don’t even get me started on his crazy cousin, Pascal, that guy has a few screws loose. Throughout the entire book, you’ll be wondering what it exactly it was that he did.

The story line was pretty easy going and with Olivier being a bit of a knight in shining armor, I rather enjoyed the relationship that that he and Sadie fell into. Other than that, there just wasn’t a whole lot going on.

I didn’t have an issue connecting with the characters, but was hoping more of a stronger development for the both of them. And when it comes to the secret that Olivier has been holding for years, it felt like it wasn’t enough of a conflict.

Towards the end, things really pick up and Karina adds the suspense element to their story. I definitely loved that part and am hoping we get more of that with the rest of the series. I still have several questions that will hopefully be answered as we get to know the other Dumonts.

major thank you to the publisher and netgalley for the complimentary copy in consideration for a review. this does not affect my opinion of the book or review.