Review for Blossoming Flower (Wildflowers #1) by Vivian Winslow

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Title: BLOSSOMING FLOWER (Wildflowers, #1)
Author: Vivian Winslow
Release Date: October 19, 2015
Genre: New-adult Contemporary romance
In the wake of the collapse of her father’s business empire, Flor, the gorgeous twenty-one year-old daughter of disgraced former Brazillionaire Gustavo de Lima, is forced to forge her own path in life. Flor decides that none of it—the private jets, the vacation homes and the luxury cars—were real. Or at least they really didn’t matter. The only thing that’s real for Flor is her love of horses and her desire to go to veterinary school. Heading into her final year of college, Flor seeks out the help of an unlikely benefactor to secure a summer internship working with horses. Arriving at the secluded Belo Horizonte ranch, Flor is awed not only by the majestic beauty of the place, but also by handsome cowboy and skilled horse trainer, Collin Taylor. Yet nothing is quite as it appears on the surface. When the hidden past is revealed, will love end up blossoming for Flor?

My Review

Vivian Winslow's "Blossoming Flower" is the first tale in the Wildflowers series and is a part of the Gilded Flowers universe. This tale is full length and I liked getting to see the richer detail that's possible with a full length story (as opposed to the novella-length tales that make up the rest of the Gilded Flowers universe). Once again, the leading lady, Flor, has her choice of hotties. I liked Collin's brokenness. And, yet again, the sexy scenes are amazing...even if it's just a quick masturbation session, it's still described in full panty-wetting detail! I can't wait to keep reading the rest of the Wildflowers series.

4.5 out of 5 stars

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Author Guest Post
  Five Things You Wouldn’t Know About Me
  1. I’m allergic to cats.
  2. I’ve lived on 4 different continents (North America, South America, Europe and Asia) during my adult life.
  3. I hope to one day live on the Tuscan coast. Italy is my favorite European country.
  4. I’m part Filipina.
  5. Vivian Winslow is my pen name. The Winslow name came from a relative who was in the American Revolution—obviously not the Filipino side.
About the Author
Vivian Winslow was born and raised in Southern California. Before becoming a writer, she made a career out of moving around the world every couple of years thanks to her husband’s job and her incurable wanderlust. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and two elementary school age children, and is grateful to finally have a place to call home for more than two years. New York is the perfect city to indulge her love of fashion, the arts and especially food. If she’s not at home writing or running around the city with her kids, you’ll most likely find her eating at the newest restaurant in her beloved Lower East Side or having a cocktail at her favorite bar in Alphabet City. That said, she’s still a California girl at heart and would gladly trade in her heels for a pair of flip-flops to catch a sunset on the beach.  

Just in case you missed them, here are my reviews for the other tales in the Gilded Flower universe:

Vivian Winslow’s “Gilded Lily” is an attention-grabbing first tale in her Gilded Flower Series. It’s very much a cross between “Sex and the City” and “Under the Tuscan Sun.” There are several different sexy males in this one. Each sex sesh is a little steamier than the last. It’s a quick read, so be ready to read the next installment.

4 out of 5 stars

Vivian Winslow’s “Calla Lily” is the second short story in the Gilded Flower Series. There’s still quite the “Sex and the City” vibe, although Lily, the leading lady, is also dealing with a family medical issue as well. There are a few hot nookie scenes and the Gustavo character is one of those sexy leading men you love to hate. It’s really short and ends very abruptly. I’m rooting for Ben to win out in the next episode!

3.5 out of 5 stars

Vivian Winslow’s “Tiger Lily” is the third short story in the Gilded Flower Series. As always, there’s a “Sex and the City” vibe with an abundance of racy sex. Lily is a lucky girl, if you know what I mean! We finally get to know Lily’s happily ever after and who she ends up with. I’m not giving it away, but I will say that Ben didn’t win in this round, but there’s still time for him to find love in the future stories in this series.

4 out of 5 stars

Vivian Winslow’s “Blue Dahlia” is a wonderfully sexy short story. We finally get to know Dahlia’s story. Surprisingly, she seems like someone you can empathize with now. After reading Lily’s stories, I didn’t know if I’d like Dahlia’s story, but I totally did. Very Sweet Home Alabama. Lots of extremely hot nookie, although once or twice some of the terms for the naughty parts was a bit much…slick love box? Really?

4 out of 5 stars

Vivian Winslow's “Black Dahlia” is the second tale in the Dahlia Trilogy. It's also the fifth story in the Lily & Dahlia universe. We get to follow Dahlia as she lives through a tragedy. Don't want to give it away, but it's a doozy! It's a quick read, but very powerful. It really makes you feel for Dahlia, even though you probably didn't like Dahlia at all during the Lily Trilogy! Tasty sexy bits again, as usual. Winslow makes me rub my thighs together a lot!

4 out of 5 stars

Vivian Winslow's "Red Dahlia" is the third story in the Dahlia Trilogy and the sixth story in the Lily, Dahlia, and Violet universe. Dahlia searches for her daughter, and manages to have some hot encounters along the way. I liked the realness of Dahlia's feelings for her lost child and for her ex, Rodrigo. A old family enemy makes an unexpected appearance as well, such a tangled web. Winslow is building up for Violet's story, and I'll be interested to find out what's going on with her. As always, the naughty bits were amazing, this author can really do sex scenes.

4.5 out of 5 stars

Vivian Winslow's "Wild Violet" is the first story in the Violet Trilogy and the seventh tale in the Gilded Flower universe. Violet, Dahlia's BFF, is an interesting character. This one branched out a little sexually and included a M/F/F three-way! Nom nom nom nom! The nookie is exceptional in this one, you don't want to miss it. It's a quick read and I can't wait to devour the next one, "Hidden Violet," which is coming soon.

4 out of 5 stars

Vivian Winslow's "Hidden Violet" is the second story in the Violet Trilogy and the eighth tale in the Gilded Flower universe. We get to know some of the men in Violet's life. Again, there are a whole cast of characters and you never know who she'll end up with eventually. I know who I'm rooting for. This one had a little more back story and a little less nookie than the other ones, but the nookie that was there was hawt, as always. The end will make you wish the next story was already available - I know I do! Hurry up and end my torture, Ms. Winslow!

4 out of 5 stars

Vivian Winslow's "True Violet" is the last book in her Vi Trilogy and the ninth tale in The Gilded Flower series. It's a sexy read, as always. Violet has had her choice in men all her life and now, she just needs to decide which one will be the forever one. I like the ending to Violet's story - she picks the right guy, IMHO. Lots of delicious sex scenes. I wonder what Vivian Winslow will write next? Whatever it is, I'm in!

4.5 out of 5 stars



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