Saturday, September 14, 2013

Pearl - Blog Tour (V)


The book that Pearl Series fans have been asking for: the flip side of the tale. The story according to Alexandre Chevalier.

At only twenty-five, Alexandre Chevalier is a billionaire. His social media site, HookedUp, is more popular than Twitter, more global than Facebook. With his drop-dead gorgeous looks, alluring charm and wealth, he has women falling at his feet, desperate for his attention.
But his heart is set on only one woman: Pearl Robinson.

Alexandre’s dark and dysfunctional past makes him crave stability and a normal relationship, but he soon finds out that Pearl is a bird with a broken wing. Why, he isn’t sure.

Pearl, follows Arianne Richmonde’s bestselling books in The Pearl Trilogy: Shades of Pearl, Shadows of Pearl and Shimmers of Pearl; the tumultuous and heart-rending love story between forty-year-old documentary producer, Pearl Robinson, and French Internet billionaire, Alexandre Chevalier, fifteen years her junior.

Pearl is written from Alexandre’s point of view from the moment they first meet on a rainy summer’s day in a coffee shop in New York City.

In any relationship details are hidden; things are left unsaid.
Not all conversations are remembered in the same way.
And not all actions are disclosed—especially to the one you love most.

This book (Part 1 of 2) is approximately 53,000 words long, just over 200 printed pages.   Part 2 is scheduled for release in October. 

Because of Alexandre Chevalier’s prowess in the bedroom, this novel contains erotic content and strong language.
Intended for readers aged 18 and over.

Review—Pearl by Arianne Richmonde

“How did I know all this at the tender age of twenty-five? I won’t go into it now, but trust me, I know women.  I’ve been intimate with the female species—because they are a ‘species’ unto their own…Because I started young, but the time I was college age, I really was au fait with the physical and physiological machinations of the female sex.  Not that I went to college.  Not for long, anyway.  I was too busy plotting to take over the world, shut in my man cave.  Coding. Being a nerd. Designing HookedUp.  But as most people know, nerds get their revenge…I was right…by the time I was the grand old age of twenty, I’d played the field so much that all I wanted was a safe, stable relationship with a normal girl…and that somebody was Pearl Robinson.”

As much as this was the same story, it was very different.  Reading Pearl & Alexandre’s story from his point-of-view gave me a new and deeper perspective on this relationship between an older woman and younger man.  I can honestly say, Alexandre is hot.  I thought he was pretty hot before…now, *swoon-worthy for sure*  I love books told from the male POV and this is no exception.  Listening to the inner monologue of a man is like uncharted territory, hearing the thoughts and feelings that most of the time as a woman, we miss; Arianne captured him perfectly.  

“It was evident that neither of us could keep away from each other.  Love is not logical.  If it were, we would all be able to follow the rules and live in a nice, neat, square box.  Love is a hurricane or a tsunami.  It hits you when you least expect it.  And what you have to work out…is how to survive it.”

I am so excited to see where things lead between Alexandre and Pearl.  What new challenges will they face as they continue on their journey?  Seeing things from his side and then watching them unfold just a little further than in Shades of Pearl…it was pretty magical, and I kind of loved it. 

**4 Double-Infinity Stars**

Author Bio:
Arianne Richmonde is an American writer and artist who was raised in both the US and Europe. She is the author of Forty Shades of Pearl, Shadows of Pearl and Shimmers of Pearl, all full-length novels in The Pearl Trilogy. She has also written Glass- an erotic short story. She lives with her husband in France.

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20 Fun Facts:
1.) When I was a child I was jealous of my dog because he didn't have to go to school.

2.) I have lived in New York, Los Angeles and London.

3.) I speak fluent Spanish and French.

4.) My favorite type of vacation is lying on the beach with a good book and a glass of cold white wine and swimming every now and then in warm, crystal-clear water.

5.) I backpacked around India with my father.

6.) A vice of mine is lying about in bed in the mornings with my dogs, cats and husband!

7.) I'm a chocolate addict, especially dark chocolate.

8.) I've had two cat fights in my life and both times were with boys!

9.) I love reading children's books, especially ones with beautiful artwork.

10.) My favorite film is The Godfather.

11.) I kissed a girl and I liked it.

12.) I could almost live on Guacamole.

13.) One day I would like to direct a movie.

14.) I hate cleaning and I never iron.

15.) I've ridden an elephant (in India and in Cambodia) and a camel (in Egypt).

16.) I'd be happy to live in a tree house.

17.) I'm useless at math.

18.) I live in the middle of a vineyard in France.

19.) My husband cooks for me (because I'm a lazy cook and would end up eating cereal!)

20.) I used to be an actress.

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