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Disavow (The Dumonts, #3) Disavow is the third and final installment in The Dumonts series And I have to say I am going to miss this total dysfunctional family They are the elite and the rich of France A fashion powerhouse that has been taken over by the epitome of evil and I kind of want.Pascal Dumont has been at the core of many bad deals and blackmail within his family SO how was Karina Halle going to redeem him I have to say that I love a bad boy and I want to see all his bad boy ways before he can redeem himself With the first book I thought he was a character that I was going to continue to hate He didn t have one redeeming quality being written into the story But after book 2, he was growing on me I could see that there was a balance within him He wasn t all bad And book 3 proved that.Disavow was Pascal s book that set him up to redeem himself But this wasn t all about redemption This was him setting things straight and finding truth within the Dumont family I don t think he ever cared if he was the black sheep, but I think he wanted to separate himself from his father, Gautier There are certain levels of evil and bad but he wasn t that bad.And then there is Gabrielle She has returned to the Dumont estate to assist Pascal and looking for revenge But what happens when Gabrielle finds than she bargained for with the Dumonts Will she be able to go through with her plan Or is she the woman that will redeem Pascal, change him and fail in her revenge plot This had a bit of enemies to lovers office romance forbidden romance with a side of slow burn romance I enjoyed seeing the relationship blossom with Pascal and Gabrielle, but would I be horrible in saying that I wanted bad boy Pascal It seemed like we got a good side of him for the majority of the book and perhaps that balanced better with Gabrielle s past, but I like seeing the bad with the good too He s definitely got it in spades You re awful, I managed to say I never said I wasn t If you believe I have an ounce of good in me, that s on you I found myself getting lost in this book and this journey of a trilogy I enjoyed the characters and the slow burn of this particular connection They both had an end game and what it took to get there was exciting, but I could have done with a tad action and a bit climax toward the middle I wanted suspense But that ending That was worth it all If you are ready for some ruthless characters and feeling like you ve fallen into a Parisian Dynasty type story, dive in head first and enjoy The Dumonts They won t disappoint The characters alone will make you want Luckily we get an epilogue that revisits our favorites I didn t think it was possible to have something, someone, other than revenge to live for. Uhm Karina Halle said she d make us fall in love with Pascal How Favorite of the series, ends with a bang He s the man I shouldn t want, the son of the devil And he s staring at me like I m the only woman in the world for him, the only one he really, truly needs Salvation, maybe Whatever it is, I want I want all of him.For two books now, we ve seen how diabolic Pascal Dumont can be He s the absolute worst While book one Discretion Sadie and Olivier was okay, I couldn t wait for book two, Seraphine s and Blaise s story Disarm but it has always been Pascal that has had my interest totally piqued I couldn t wait to read about this guy Bad boys just do it for me especially when I know there s a reason that makes them bad There was no way this guy could be a dick just because.While Pascal has been revered as he favorite son of his father s, he s wants to be nothing like his father Beneath that rough, horrible exterior is a man that just wants to discover who he really is and be true to himself When Gabrielle Caron returns to the Dumont Estate, so does Pascal s chance at redemption Gabrielle fled the Dumont Estate with secrets Now she s back determined to get her mother out of the clutches of the Dumont shadows, but her mother doesn t make it easy Instead of snatching up her mother a fleeing, she finds herself the personal assistant maid to Pascal and is soon wrapped up in his investigation to find the person who s been sending threatening letters to his father.Being his assistant gives Gabrielle an up close and personal view on the real Pascal and she realizes that the man she labeled as horrible and despicable might not be so horrible after all Although he hardly gives his staff a second thought, Gabrielle s sudden and unexpected return has him realizing that he s often wondered about her abrupt exit The closer he works with her the he s forced to reveal who he wants to be, but Gabrielle has secrets of her own even while she s sharing his bed When I say I devoured this book, I am not exaggerating, and I was quite shocked how quickly I was sucked in From the first page, I was hooked on these two With chemistry that jumped out at you, I absolutely loved them together I truly expected Pascal to be uptight but he was actually laid back and easy going While he was definitely a privileged snob he was could still let loose What surprised me most about this book was the dialogue and banter between the two characters It was comical and Gabrielle did not hold back She lets Pascal know exactly what she thinks of him any chance she gets I think the person who sent these letters thinks that my father murdered Ludvic Her brows shoot up Your father murdered his own brother Careful, I tell myself Be very careful right here No I pause, composing my thoughts This is just what someone thinks And what makes you so sure of that Why jump to that conclusion Surely you ve done many horrible things that would make someone want to blackmail you It shouldn t bother me that she said that, because it s completely true, but it does anyway Don t be so sure I m than sure, she says, and for a moment I wonder if she s talking about my cousin Olivier and the fact that I had a hand in blackmailing him for ten years You don t get to the top without crushing people on the way up Everyone knows that The he and Gabrielle spend time together the Pascal becomes human He faces the horrible things he s done and dares to dream about a life from under his father s thumb He starts to realize how lonely his life truly is There are even a few moments when he acknowledges to himself how much he misses his brother Blaise, even if they weren t extremely close I think one of the turning points for him was a telephone conversation with his cousin Olivier Our father was murdered, Olivier seethes And whether you did it or not, you deserve to have whatever is coming to you If this means blackmail, so be it I hope this chases you for the rest of your goddamn life For once I m speechless And if you thought you could just phone me and confide in me and treat me like a long lost friend, you re even fucked up than I thought You have no one, Pascal Not your brother Not your cousins Everyone hates you, and you only have yourself to blame If you want to dig in a little deeper, I think you ll find that even your mother and father would sell you out to the highest bidder You re alone in this world, and it s exactly what you deserve And the way it will stay Au revoir The line goes dead, and I start at the phone in my hand for a moment, trying to process what happened Normally I just shrug it off, let it slide Any kinds of insults or conflict are brushed away because it s not important, it s just background noise But this cuts deeper, far deeper than it should I don t know if Olivier knew the sword, he was wielding today, but it did some damage That hurt It shouldn t have It was nothing new, nothing I hadn t heard before It was the truth and nothing else But the truth hurts this time around I truly do have no one No one has my back, not a soul would stand by my side And I never thought that would be a problem, but now I m thinking otherwise, a tiny see of truth that s sprouting in the depths of my brain What am I even doing with my life He wasn t even talking to me, but Olivier s rant hurt my feelings I wanted to cuddle him and tell him it would all be okay but I think it did the trick in prompting Pascal to reevaluate Definitely the best book in the series and I was not disappointed at all Shocked, but definitely not disappointed. Pascal is learning his lady has some balls, where are you going I reach out for her, but she steps back out of the way You re just going to grab my crotch, drink my whiskey, and leave The man is quite possessive, I am a snob, I admit, trying to pull my plate away And I told you, I don t share, whether that means you or potatoes I liked this book, I liked Pascal. 3.7 Stars Disavow brings the conclusion of the Dumont family story with Pascal, a character who in previous books proved to be as villainous as his father So I was curious to see if this character would have redemption, and I think the author managed to make me cheer and even like him in the end A good job.The story of Pascal and Gabrielle is full of secrets, suspense, revelations and romance A book that caught my attention from that Prologue that broke my heart to the last pages.Pascal is a dubious character, but page by page we can see subtle changes in him and him beginning to feel the weight of the things he has done in the past and reaching the realization that he did not want to be like his father Gabrielle is someone who has gone through something horrible in the past and returns to the Dumont home with one goal in mind, only she didn t expect to be attracted to Pascal.While I really liked the individual story of these two characters, the novel itself did not convince me That they were attracted to each other that was visible, but in love I couldn t see that.The book is good, aside from the romance that in my opinion left a little to be desired, the book managed to capture my attention and it was one of those readings that I didn t even see time pass by being involved with the storyI Received an unreleased copy of this book First of all, let me say that I m sad that this trilogy is over I started reading it last summer when Discretion came out and it s followed to 2020 I couldn t wait to find out what would happen to everyone, especially the evil Gautier And I wanted to know how the author would redeem Pascal, since he always acted like he was going to be brutal as his father and he did some despicable things although not as disgusting as what his father did.Well, I am sold, and I think there wasn t a better way to conclude this series than with this book.You need to read the first book, Discretion, and the second book, Disarm, if you want to know what happened Theoretically, you could read Disavow alone, but you would live half the story So I suggest you start from the first book.We finally get into Pascal Dumont s head in this one Pascal is the oldest of Gautier s sons, and the one his father has always tried to shape him into becoming a sort of his clone, a ruthless man with only money in his mind and hatred for those who wanted to have control of what he deemed as his own brand If you read Discretion, you ll know that Pascal s father took over the company who initially belonged to Olivier and Seraphine because it was their fathers , and he s keeping his oldest son as the CEO God knows why He doesn t even trust Pascal, yet, it s Pascal who is running everything after than a year from the events in Discretion Pascal is able, but at some point even he questions if work is all there is in life and if this is his destiny, since all that his father does is being disappointed by him Enter Gabrielle Gabrielle used to work for the Dumonts 8 years before She s the daughter of their maid, Jolie, and we discover why she decided to leave not only the mansion, but also France, to go abroad to live and study Gabrielle was raped This alone is terrible, but the astonishing well, not really fact is that it was Gautier Dumont, Pascal s father, who raped her several times If you hated Gautier already for the disgusting man that he is, you ll surely want him dead after finding this out Well, Gabrielle has that covered too, but we know that it won t be easy, especially after she starts to work for Pascal.Pascal knew Gabrielle and didn t know the reason why she left, and he notices that something must have happened to her that made her run away from their mansion He proposes her to work for him, and she accepts despite she doesn t like him After all, Pascal is Gautier s son, and even his cousins and brother believe that he and his father are cut from the same cloth As Pascal and Gabrielle get reacquainted with each other, she finds out that the man actually has a conscience and he seems to reflecting on the things he did like threatening his cousin Olivier or mistreating his brother Blaise and slowly, Gabrielle makes him see things differently Is this worth it Pascal suspects that his father may be a murderer, but the problem is that he doesn t have evidence to prove it Without spoiling anything, let me say that this was a believable journey to me Pascal s story didn t start in his own book because we saw it begin in Discretion After the events of that story and Disarm, which I think cover about 2 years or so, Pascal changed a lot I think it s redemption is acceptable because it took years to complete He s always been under his father s thumb and did all he could to please him, believing that was what he had to do, until his father committed the oldest of sins he killed his own brother Pascal never had the physical evidence to prove the murder accusations thrown at his father by his brother and cousins, but in his heart he knew that they weren t wrong his father was indeed a killer and he did the unthinkable, and he was sure that he didn t want to become a psychopath like him Pascal could save himself because he still had a conscience, but it was also thanks to Gabrielle Sometimes other people get in our lives to show us a different side to our story Sometimes, even the people we consider strangers at first in this case , may give us better advice than old friends and make us see things in another light I think that s what Gabrielle did with Pascal She came to the Dumont mansion with the worst opinion possible about Pascal but he ended up being awoken by that opinion Pascal didn t want to be a life less, greedy, human being and he pushed himself to be a better man and to change to stop the never ending cycle his father created when he murdered Ludovic Dumont Had Gabrielle not come back into his life, at this time Pascal would have probably been as ruthless as his father Heck, he would have been his father s hunting dog, a slave Somebody his father owned just because Pascal was his son I love Karina Halle s books and she is really good at writing suspense romance Of this series, I think I loved Blaise and Pascal s books than Olivier s, maybe because the first book is always the one that does the groundwork for the future Or maybe because I don t know, since Olivier and Sadie didn t have history like Blaise and Seraphine and Gabrielle and Pascal, perhaps I found their romance too quick for my tastes Anyway, I highly suggest this series and it d be better if you read it in one go to have the complete timeline of events clear. First of all, let me say that I m sad that this trilogy is over I started reading it last summer when Discretion came out and it s followed to 2020 I couldn t wait to find out what would happen to everyone, especially the evil Gautier And I wanted to know how the author would redeem Pascal, since he always acted like he was going to be brutal as his father and he did some despicable things although not as disgusting as what his father did.Well, I am sold, and I think there wasn t a better way to conclude this series than with this book.You need to read the first book, Discretion, and the second book, Disarm, if you want to know what happened Theoretically, you could read Disavow alone, but you would live half the story So I suggest you start from the first book.We finally get into Pascal Dumont s head in this one Pascal is the oldest of Gautier s sons, and the one his father has always tried to shape him into becoming a sort of his clone, a ruthless man with only money in his mind and hatred for those who wanted to have control of what he deemed as his own brand If you read Discretion, you ll know that Pascal s father took over the company who initially belonged to Olivier and Seraphine because it was their fathers , and he s keeping his oldest son as the CEO God knows why He doesn t even trust Pascal, yet, it s Pascal who is running everything after than a year from the events in Discretion Pascal is able, but at some point even he questions if work is all there is in life and if this is his destiny, since all that his father does is being disappointed by him Enter Gabrielle Gabrielle used to work for the Dumonts 8 years before She s the daughter of their maid, Jolie, and we discover why she decided to leave not only the mansion, but also France, to go abroad to live and study Gabrielle was raped This alone is terrible, but the astonishing well, not really fact is that it was Gautier Dumont, Pascal s father, who raped her several times If you hated Gautier already for the disgusting man that he is, you ll surely want him dead after finding this out Well, Gabrielle has that covered too, but we know that it won t be easy, especially after she starts to work for Pascal.Pascal knew Gabrielle and didn t know the reason why she left, and he notices that something must have happened to her that made her run away from their mansion He proposes her to work for him, and she accepts despite she doesn t like him After all, Pascal is Gautier s son, and even his cousins and brother believe that he and his father are cut from the same cloth As Pascal and Gabrielle get reacquainted with each other, she finds out that the man actually has a conscience and he seems to reflecting on the things he did like threatening his cousin Olivier or mistreating his brother Blaise and slowly, Gabrielle makes him see things differently Is this worth it Pascal suspects that his father may be a murderer, but the problem is that he doesn t have evidence to prove it Without spoiling anything, let me say that this was a believable journey to me Pascal s story didn t start in his own book because we saw it begin in Discretion After the events of that story and Disarm, which I think cover about 2 years or so, Pascal changed a lot I think it s redemption is acceptable because it took years to complete He s always been under his father s thumb and did all he could to please him, believing that was what he had to do, until his father committed the oldest of sins he killed his own brother Pascal never had the physical evidence to prove the murder accusations thrown at his father by his brother and cousins, but in his heart he knew that they weren t wrong his father was indeed a killer and he did the unthinkable, and he was sure that he didn t want to become a psychopath like him Pascal could save himself because he still had a conscience, but it was also thanks to Gabrielle Sometimes other people get in our lives to show us a different side to our story Sometimes, even the people we consider strangers at first in this case , may give us better advice than old friends and make us see things in another light I think that s what Gabrielle did with Pascal She came to the Dumont mansion with the worst opinion possible about Pascal but he ended up being awoken by that opinion Pascal didn t want to be a life less, greedy, human being and he pushed himself to be a better man and to change to stop the never ending cycle his father created when he murdered Ludovic Dumont Had Gabrielle not come back into his life, at this time Pascal would have probably been as ruthless as his father Heck, he would have been his father s hunting dog, a slave Somebody his father owned just because Pascal was his son I love Karina Halle s books and she is really good at writing suspense romance Of this series, I think I loved Blaise and Pascal s books than Olivier s, maybe because the first book is always the one that does the groundwork for the future Or maybe because I don t know, since Olivier and Sadie didn t have history like Blaise and Seraphine and Gabrielle and Pascal, perhaps I found their romance too quick for my tastes Anyway, I highly suggest this series and it d be better if you read it in one go to have the complete timeline of events clear. ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review Money is our legacy Greed is our strength And getting what I want is where I really shine Disavow is the last book in The Dumonts series, and one I have been anticipating since I finished the previous book I have had a love hate relationship with Pascal since I met him in the first book Discretion He definitely wasn t likable back then, but he kind of grew on me in the second book Disarm after I got to know him better I love a good redemption story and I think Karina Halle did a great job with Pascal He didn t have an easy life, even if he is a heir to the Dumont fashion empire His father is just pure evil and his mother never showed him any love, so him turning out the way he did was to be expected He is struggling internally with some of his actions and when he is finally coming face to face with the consequences he needs to decide on which side he s one Will he follow his father s footsteps or break free like his cousins and brother I really like anti heroes so it didn t take me long to warm up to him in this series I especially loved seeing him question everything after meeting Gabrielle and falling for her He finally saw a different life he could have, but to get it he would have to make difficult decisions in his life You have me, okay You have me This doesn t end here It continues I told you that you were mine, and I m yours too I m not backing down I m not letting go Gabrielle comes from a complete different background and is the daughter of the head maid She didn t have an easy life and after very horrific and traumatic incidents she leaves and doesn t come back for years Why did she come back now You ll have to read the book to find out I really liked her character and I loved how fierce she was She came back stronger than ever, but was still dealing with her trauma The interaction between Pascal and Gabrielle was sensual and she didn t back down to him I loved how their relationship progressed and I think they were a great fit with amazing chemistry Pascal for the first time in his life felt like he was worth being loved This being the last book in the series I was looking forward to the confrontation with Gautier father of Pascal and villain of the series , which we have been moving closer to from the beginning of the series I was expecting a bit suspense in this book Also there was one incident that I found unbelievable but I am not an expert so maybe it is possible, but I am not so sure sorry for being vague, you ll know which scene I am talking about when you get to it Overall this was a very satisfying conclusion to the series I especially loved the epilogue which showed the whole family together I am definitely going to miss these amazing characters. From New York Times Bestselling Author Karina Halle Comes A Seductive Novel Of Riches, Romance, And Redemption In The Dumont Fashion Empire, No Heir Has A Reputation As Decadent, Arrogant, And Ruthless As That Of Pascal Dumont Every Transgression, An Indecent Pleasure Every Woman, A Conquest And None Is Challenging Than His New Personal Assistant, Gabrielle Caron She S Defiant, Alluring, And A Mystery Pascal Can T Wait To SolveA Former Family Servant And Daughter Of The Head Maid, Gabrielle S Returned As Suddenly As She Left Eight Years Ago No Longer An Awkward Teen, The Ethereal Young Beauty Has Amassed A Wealth Of Resolve She Ll Need It In Hire To The Devilishly Charming Scion, She S Come Back For One Reason Only And She Dare Not Whisper WhyBut As The Nights Grow Intimate At The Dumont Maison, Gabrielle Realizes That The Last Man She Believed In Is The One Man She Can Trust With Her Secrets For Pascal, Falling In Love Means Than His Own Redemption It Could Mean Saving Gabrielle S Very Life As They Confront A Dark And Scandalous Past Together


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