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Secrets of Sebastian Beaumont by Pinkie Paranya
Her grandmother’s will compelled Danielle and Sebastian Beaumont to forge a marriage of convenience. Distrustful of one another, they could not deny the passion that flared beneath their marital façade. They could not remain enemies when a stranger threatened to take everything away.
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Secrets of Sebastian Beaumont introduces a sultry, sexy hero, a way of life that includes a clash between two classes of people, and a huge measure of suspense in spine-tingling gothic tradition.
Paranya's occasional moment-to-moment physical descriptions will melt you - heart and soul. You will wallow in sensual delights - only to join heroine Danielle facing sad facts of prior promises - and eminent danger. Departing New York for the little Known La Cieba, Danielle imagines stepping into a third-world, disaster-torn country, although she is reassured on her flight. Still - her trip feels like a strange passage to some unimaginable world... and so it becomes. Her first impression of Sebastian is faintly hostile, even if that's mostly because other so revere him. Sebastian, for his part, might be forgiven for finding our heroine a bit sweet and shallow, but she does grow to her role, and in her understanding. The changes in Danielle's perceptions as the story carries forward are rewarding, although we might somewhat doubtful of her earliest outlook. Dialogue, at the start, seems predictable. However, the story is engaging and will carry you on, to discovering that the main characters are both much more than they seem at the onset.
Paranya's luscious prose makes any description feel blushingly real:
Our heroine Danielle must adapt to a very different culture, in a world that seems more vibrant than anything she has experienced before. More: Sebastian himself, seems more vibrant, than any man one could imagine. The fact that they class seems predictable, although their predicament is anything but.
Secrets of Sebastian Beaumont is beautifully written and intriguing from the start.
Surprises, secrets, and suspense will keep you on the edge of your seat until the end! Reading Paranya's work becomes an irresistible indulgence.
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 at 10:22 AM
Your Name: Ramona Forrest
Your Comment: I confess to having read the book twice, and find it a delight of intrigue, new knowledge, and a sizzling romance between two unlikely people. It's a great read and well written!
Wed, Sep 17, 2008 at 7:04 PM
Your Name: Donna Garrett
Your Comment: Since retiring, I have read close to 430 books, which I never had time to do when in the work field. Secrets of Sebastian is one of the few that I can honestly say, has let my imagination surge to the suspense and emotions that
relieve the everyday humdrum of life. Keep up the good work Ms Paranya
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