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Golden Poppy (Wildflowers Series Book #5) by Vivian Winslow – Review by Angela Hayes

Golden Poppy (Wildflowers Book 5)Golden Poppy by Vivian Winslow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Golden Poppy is the fifth and concluding instalment to the Wildflowers series by Vivian Winslow. But it really is the final piece in the Gilded Flower Series too, as Poppy Barron plays a part in that series as well. I have really enjoyed discovering more about Poppy, over the course of the previous book, and this one- we get a real insight into what makes her tick and how/why she is the way she is. This book is set in her later years and there is a lot of reflection on her part, looking back over her life and sharing some of her regrets- realization and acceptance also comes into play. She feels her time slipping away and really wants to make amends with her daughters and repair her relationship with them, before it’s too late. It was great to see all the various aspects to this wonderful, complex character- and I found there was a lot more to her than I had first thought.
As with the rest of the books in this series, the characters are beautifully crafted, fully developed individuals with complexities which give them a realism and relatability. They made me want to turn the pages to find out what was going on and what would happen next. This story was so well written and just so wonderful, it is the jewel in the Wildflower series crown. Ms. Winslow saved the best till last with this emotive, heart-wrenching, and outstanding story.
I am sad that this fantastic series has ended, but what a way to finish! But, I am also excited to see what Ms. Winslow will do next! I can’t wait!

Thank you, Ms. Winslow!

 

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Wild Poppy (Wildflowers Series Book #4) by Vivian Winslow – Review by Angela Hayes

Wild Poppy (Wildflowers, #4)Wild Poppy by Vivian Winslow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Wild Poppy is another wonderful addition to the Wildflowers series by Vivian Winslow. I am really enjoying this series so far, the characters are so beautifully crafted, complex and fully realised individuals who bring these fantastic stories to life. This story is captivating, sexy, steamy and intriguing- although Ms. Winslow really put her character/s through the wringer in this book. I love Poppy, she’s beautiful, strong and determined. A lot of people in her situation may have given up, but her strength of character gave her the drive/determination to overcome her difficulties.
I enjoy the surprises and unpredictability of Ms. Winslow’s stories and the way she is able to easily coax me further and further into her story- making me not want to miss a minute of it, and needing to know what happens.
This story is set to continue in the next book- and I can’t wait to find out what happens!
Sublime!

Thank you, Ms. Winslow!

 

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Uncovering Camila (Wildflower Series Book #3) by Vivian Winslow – Review by Angela Hayes

Uncovering Camila (Wildflowers, #3)Uncovering Camila by Vivian Winslow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

 

Uncovering Camila is the third book in the Wildflower series by Vivian Winslow. I am really enjoying this series and discovering all the wonderful characters that Ms. Winslow has cleverly crafted. I must say that this book is definitely my favourite, so far. The book is a wonderful New Adult romance that enthralled me right from the first few pages.
I adore Camila, she is strong, determined and driven- knows what she wants and is working hard to make it happen. Then she meets Marshall and begins to reconsider everything she thought she wanted. She has some choices to make and we follow all the high and lows as this story unfolds. Marshall is a fantastic character, so swoony- and he’s perfect for Camila.
The plot is really well developed, and beautifully written- with descriptions that are detailed, vivid, rich and bold, she weaves an emotional, and very sexy story. Ms. Winslow has a very inviting style that easily pulls you into her story and keeps you turning the pages to find out what’s going to happen- and always leaves you wanting to come back for more.
The best of the bunch so far!

Thank you, Ms. Winslow!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

10th June 2018

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Blossoming Flower (Wildflowers, #1) by Vivian Winslow – Review by Jana Teppih

Blossoming Flower (Wildflowers, #1)Blossoming Flower by Vivian Winslow
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Blossoming Flower is the first book in Vivian Winslow’s new adult series Wildflowers. It is my first encounter with this writer and I am looking forward to many more hours with her as there are 3 more books (currently) that have been published in the series!
Blossoming Flower is the story of Flor da Lima, the daughter of ex-billionaire Gustavo da Lima who is in housearrest at the beginning of the story. I actually got a feeling that Flor is more resentful towards her mother, a typical Latina drama queen, who is the reason that all the pieces came down tumbling. She is not resentful because her father lost everything, she is resentful for how her mother behaved as a woman… Flor does not care for the trappings of her father’s world; the only thing she really truly loves is horses and her dream of becoming a veterinarian and at the beginning of the story she sets out to the horse ranch Belo Horizonte where the rest of her story unfolds … Here she will grow into her own as a delicate yet fierce woman who speaks her mind … here she meets Collin Taylor, an amazing horse trainer and hottie to die for AND what I loved was the fact that they took it slow and built their relationship slow and sweet until they ended up in bed together.
In addition there were a number of other intriguing characters that I hope we will meet in the next books. As it seems that the characters overlap then I hope to hear more about Flor and Collin as well as yes, there is no cliffhanger at the end but they are young and life can get in the way of all the best intentions. Totally going to dig into next book now!

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Forbidden Rose (Wildflowers Series Book #2) by Vivian Winslow – Review by Angela Hayes

Forbidden Rose (Wildflowers, #2)Forbidden Rose by Vivian Winslow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Forbidden Rose is the second book in the Wildflowers series by Vivian Winslow. This is a great, friends to lover’s story, with some spice, drama, romance and emotion. This book can be read as a standalone, but the other books really are wonderful and well worth the read, too.
Rosa Cruz, heiress to the Mama Linda Latin Foods Empire doesn’t want to coast along on her family name and fortune, she’s determined to pave her own way in life. Opening a restaurant in Miami, she hires her childhood friend as the new head chef.
Eliseo Perez moves from New York to help Rosa to get the restaurant steaming ahead. With them working together so closely, things quickly heat up between them and their friendship evolves into more. But trouble tracks Eliseo down and threatens everything they have established. A great read that will keep you flipping the pages to find out what happens.
As with the first book in this series, it is beautifully written with Ms. Winslow’s fluid, sexy and inviting style, as well as being textured with wonderful descriptions. The characters really make this story extra special, I loved getting to know Rosa and Eliseo. Ms. Winslow has a way with words and has produced a captivating read. I am really enjoying this series and am looking forward to seeing where she takes us on this journey.

Thank you, Ms. Winslow!

 

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Blossoming Flower (Wildflowers Series Book #1) by Vivian Winslow – Review by Angela Hayes

Blossoming Flower (Wildflowers, #1)Blossoming Flower by Vivian Winslow
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Blossoming Flower is the first book in the Wildflowers series by Vivian Winslow. This is a wonderful New Adult romance that captivated me right from the beginning. I loved Ms. Winslow’s Gilded Flower series and I was intrigued by the connection that series has to this book. I guess you could say that this is a bit of a spin-off from that series.
Flor deLima has tried to avoid the fallout from her father’s crumbling empire and the scandal that came with it. She instead focuses on her dream of becoming a veterinarian. She needs to find a summer job/internship and ends up approaching someone who I least expected, to seek a position. She finds herself in the beautiful Californian countryside at the Belo Horizonte ranch. There she meets the handsome horse trainer, Collin Taylor. She feels drawn to him, but he is a bit of an enigma- quiet and reserved. But as they begin to work together, he starts to open up a little more. But will secrets and revelations destroy their blossoming romance? You really should read this wonderful story and discover all the intriguing details for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!
As I have come to expect from Ms. Winslow, this story is really well developed, and beautifully written. Here descriptions are detailed, vivid, rich and bold. I could see, smell and hear the story- that’s how well written this book is.
The characters are fully realised individuals with their own complexities and traits. The were interesting and endearing- some were a surprising revelation. I loved Flor and Collin and was cheering them on from the sidelines.
This is a fantastic start to another superb series from Ms. Winslow. I have already read the next couple of books in the series as I couldn’t wait to see what Ms. Winslow had in store for us- and let me just say you are in for a treat!!

Thank you, Ms. Winslow!

 

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