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Forty Shades of Pearl (Pearl, #1)

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Published 21 Aug 2012
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Format Kindle Edition
Pages279
Edition11
Publisher Mighty Publications
ISBN -
ISBN13-
Languageeng



Alternate cover edition for B00916KXGK
Documentary producer, Pearl Robinson, is a beautiful and smart forty year-old divorcee but has not had a date for over two years. When she hears about Alexandre Chevalier, a young French, Internet success story, she assumes he is a nerd. But when she bumps into him face to face she’s stunned by his charm, beauty and sophistication, and startled by her strong feelings and desire for a man fifteen years her junior. His looks, wealth and worldwide triumph with his social media site, HookedUp, means he can get any woman he chooses, but there is something about Pearl he finds irresistible…
The couple begins a passionate affair and Pearl’s body is awakened in ways she never imagined possible. She is consumed by him and his magical touch. But secrets, jealous family members and other external forces are threatening to pull them apart.
Erotic, humorous, and profoundly tender, Forty Shades of Pearl is a story that will stir your heart, rouse your emotions and touch your soul.

"Forty Shades of Pearl (Pearl, #1)" Reviews

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- Sweden, Sweden
0
Wed, 06 Mar 2013

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Documentary producer, Pearl Robinson, is a beautiful and smart forty year-old divorcee but has not had a date for over two years. When she hears about Alexandre Chevalier, a young French, Internet success story, she assumes he is a nerd. But when she bumps into him face to face she’s stunned by his charm, beauty and sophistication, and startled by her strong feelings and desire for a man fifteen years her junior. His looks, wealth and worldwide triumph with his social media site, HookedUp, means he can get any woman he chooses, but there is something about Pearl he finds irresistible…
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Jessy (Jessy's Book Club)
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
1
Tue, 01 Oct 2013

This is the first time I’ll review two books in one review. Reason being that the second book, Pearl, is an alternate POV of the first, Shades of Pearl. That being said, I really wanted to see how the two books compliment each other. And whether the story benefits from the alternate POV. Turns out it does, but I’ll leave that for later in the review.
Shades of Pearl is the story of Pearl Robinson, a 40 year old documentary producer. She is tasked with interviewing a brother and sister duo who are the founders of a highly successful social media site. The two founders are Alexandre Chevalier and his older sister Sophie Dumas. Pearl is convinced that Alexandre, 25 and a billionaire, is as geeky as they come. Turns out he’s not only successful and intelligent, he’s also extremely hot, and French :) They meet and it’s lust at first sight. And so their affair begins.
This is one of the books with that recurring tagline, “If you loved Fifty Shades of Grey…” and since I actually did enjoy Fifty Shades of Grey, I wanted to give it a go. I however wondered if it would set itself apart. Turns out that would be the least of my concerns.
See, there were a lot of things that just could not allow me to get into the story. First, Pearl was supposedly 40 but she behaved so much younger- her mannerisms didn’t scream 40-year-old-woman to me. She also decided to come up with names for her vagina… she called it Venus which bugged me and V-8, apparently because it was like a powerful engine of a car… sigh…
Now Pearl wasn’t the only one coming up with ridiculous names. Alexandre started calling her vagina ‘pearlette’… you know, because he’s French and her name is pearl *cue eye roll*. He would say things like “Who else has been making love to my Pearl and her juicy little oyster?” or “They call it the Reversed Cowgirl. You’re in control, Pearl. You call the shots… with your pistol… with your pussy pistol.” I kid you not! I honestly don’t know who talks like that. Not just during sex, their conversations just felt weird. Stilted.
I have to say that I loved the idea of a ‘cougar’ storyline. I wanted to see why a 25 year old successful billionaire would fall so in love with a 40 year old. Unfortunately the story left me unconvinced. They fell too much too fast. It just didn’t feel natural to me. And while I’m not against insta-love storylines… I want to later understand what it was that drew the characters to each other. The explanation given just didn’t cut it for me. And I couldn’t help but roll my eyes at the fact that she’s older and her last name is Robinson… you know, à la Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate. She, Pearl, found that fact ironic and it was joked about… I just… sigh…
You must wonder why I kept on reading… And not only that, why I went on to read Alexandre’s book, Pearl… I have no one answer. But the one I can come up with right now is that I was on a road trip with my boyfriend and it made for interesting discussions.
But on wards with the story. Pearl, Alexandre’s POV allowed us to know Alexandre. The story was still strangely written and the situations and conversations unnatural. I did however get the sense that more is to come with this story. There seems to be some building up to some suspense. Not just with their relationship, but also on the grand scheme of things. See, Alexandre’s company might not be as clean as they seem. And with Pearl being so serious with producing documentaries with a cause, it just might cause a rift.
I’ll end by saying that I hate writing reviews of books I did not enjoy. I always tell myself to quit reading if I don’t enjoy it. But I received these books as part of a blog tour and felt obliged to give them an honest try. And once I’ve finished a book, I want to review it, good or bad. I will also say that my experience with a book might not be yours. Maybe the words pearlette and pussy pistol turn you on… to each his own.
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Pascal
- Toulouse, B3, France
5
Sat, 15 Sep 2012

Forty Shades of Pearl blew me away! I didn't know that an erotic romance could be so well written. Wow! My girlfriend told me to read this book and I'm glad I did. It wasn't only the characters that drew me in but the original story-line and the book as a whole. A lot of it is set in France. Two of my favorite villages in Provence are described beautifully, Ménerbes and Gordes. It made me feel like I was there - really part of it all.
This book is very sensual in many ways, not just the sizzling sexual chemistry between the two main characters (who are both as attractive as they are multi-layered) but the descriptions of the surroundings, the food they eat, the clothes they wear, the cars they drive. (If you are a classic car buff, like me, you'll love the detail.) There are lots of references to music, too. The tunes they are listening to which happen to make up a brilliant soundtrack! I checked it out on Arianne Richmonde's website to have a listen - great classics like Louis Armstrong's What a Wonderful World and Jane Birkin and Serge Gainsbourg's Je T'aime, Moi Non Plus - all this embellished the mood of the book, adding to the story as a whole, making the journey an erotic, romantic one full of surprises and twists.
And like all love stories, as Shakespeare said, 'True love never did run smooth' so there is a sense of suspense as you wonder what is going to happen next and if their relationship will make it. I guess we'll all have to wait for book two to come out to find out!
A great read..both men and women will love this book!

~IreneOust~
- Beverly Hills, CA
4
Fri, 28 Dec 2012

Doesn't this book have one of the most beautiful dedications???
I really enjoyed this one! Sexy Frenchman in his mid 20s & easy to like heroine (and she is 40, imagine that!!!) make for a great pairing! Awesome settings: NY, Prevence, South of France, etc., steamy sex, awesome dirty talk, great playlist AND vintage cars ... need I go on?? Reads like a well written soap opera (IS there such a thing as well written soap opera though? LOL!) and I don't mean it in a bad way. I am sure more skeletons will come out in book 2 but this was a great start. 4 solid stars for me.
Best scene: their sex session via SKYPE. Two thumbs up for sure!!

Francesca
- Chasseneuil, B7, France
5
Tue, 11 Sep 2012

Format:Kindle Edition|Amazon Verified PurchaseRichmonde writes with great verve, pacy and enjoyable. With her skillfully drawn main characters, Arianne steers you into a world charged with steamy sensuality, not leaving out any of the ingredients that feed an addiction you never new you had. This irresistible read keeps you turning the pages untill the small hours.
I loved this novel. It is a love story between two very interesting, tangible characters with real personalities. It was refreshing to read about a divorced, forty year-old protagonist who has given up on dating. I think a lot of women have been there and it really rang true to me. The plot focuses on Pearl Robinson who is a successful documentary producer in New York and who clings to work - it is her 'lifeline.' She doesn't have children and has given up on love. The last thing she expects to happen is that she'll fall in love with a younger man - twenty-five year old Alexandre Chevalier who is attracted to 'mature' women. (Pearl is obviously a very beautiful forty year old with a great body.) She becomes hooked on him and 'his magic wand' and falls totally under his spell.
Alexandre Chevalier is beyond gorgeous - a billionaire because he started a media website company called HookedUp with his sister which (like Twitter and Facebook), has taken the world by storm. Alexandre Chevalier makes Christian Grey look bad in bed. Really. This man (French, no less) is troubled yet insanely attractive and sophisticated for his years. I haven't fallen for a fictional character like this since Heathcliff. Watch out, girls, he'll have your heart beating with anticipation and have you tingling all over!
This novel is full of great dialogue, wonderful characters and a great plot while also being very sensual - some of the sex scenes will make you blush. Give this book to your husband to read - he might pick up a few tips! Literally, it could almost be used as a how-to manual - Alexandre Chevalier knows what gets a woman turned on. Reading Forty Shades of Pearl will give you butterflies.

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