Seraphine Dumont seems to have it all: she’s gorgeous, brilliant, and part of one of France’s most illustrious dynasties. But underneath the facade, Seraphine struggles to hold it all together. Besides grieving her adoptive father’s suspicious and sudden death, she also shares a tenuous role in the family business with Blaise, her in-name-only cousin. As tumultuous as their history is, he may be the only member of the deceptive Dumont family she can trust.
Seraphine is a temptation Blaise can’t resist. The torch he’s carried for years still burns. It’s his secret—a quiet obsession just out of reach. Until his brother demands that he spy on the increasingly cagey Seraphine, whom their father considers a dispensable Dumont outlier. But the more Blaise watches her and the closer he gets, the more he sees Seraphine may have every right to be suspicious. And she could be the next one in danger—from his own family.
As blood runs hot and hearts give in, Seraphine and Blaise have only each other. But can their love survive the secrets they’re about to uncover?
4 Heart Review by Ashley
HOLY WHOA! Karina Halle went for it with this one and it paid off. Big time. Talk about dark and twisted, sexy and dangerous. From the start, Disarm grabbed me by the throat and the hold kept getting tighter and tighter as the story unfolded.
I loved Seraphine. Her grit. Her need to find the truth. Her faith in people even when they've let her down. Her quest to get answers about what really happened the night her father died unleashes a chain of events that nobody could've seen coming. Thankfully, Blaise was there. Watching. Hoping. Waiting. Trying to stay two steps ahead and keep both his father and brother in check.
It was for sure a love-hate relationship between Blaise and Seraphine. There was years of family feuding and broken promises. And a touch of the forbidden only made the anticipation that much more But with lives on the line, they had no choice but to band together and find a way out of the mess.
My heart was pounding through the final third of this book. Karina Halle took me on a ride that had me wondering just how bumpy the ending would be. And let me tell you, all the pain and fear and anticipation and mystery was so worth it. I loved how Blaise and Seraphine were able to work through their years of anger and hurt. How they created their own world where all that mattered was hope and love and happiness and they had that in spades. But that ending...gah! It was beyond perfect and more than either one ever dreamed of.
About the Author
Karina Halle, a former travel writer and music journalist, is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact, A Nordic King, and Sins & Needles, as well as fifty other wild and romantic reads. She, her husband, and their adopted pit bull live in a rain forest on an island off British Columbia, where they operate a B&B that’s perfect for writers’ retreats. In the winter, you can often find them in California or on their beloved island of Kauai, soaking up as much sun (and getting as much inspiration) as possible. For more information, visit www.authorkarinahalle.com/books.