Pearl

Pearl

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 immense wealth, he has women falling at his feet, desperate for his attention.

But his heart is set on only one woman: Pearl Robinson.

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  1. 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Because Alexandre is worth every one!, September 1, 2013
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    Cindy Meyer “Cindy Meyer” (San Bernardino, CA) –

    The Pearl Trilogy is among the very first series I read in the E-Rom genre. When I was looking for something to cure my three-month-long FSOG perpetual re-read, I turned to Arianne Richmonde to save me. Just when I didn’t think there would ever been room in my life for anyone but Christian Grey, along came Alexandre Chevalier! Christian who?

    Alexandre Chevalier is pure, unadulterated, make-no-apologies Sex On Legs. He’s 25, he’s French, and he falls fast and hard for beautiful, 40-year-old, neo-virgin, Pearl Robinson. Through Alexandre, Pearl learns things about herself she never would have imagined. Her journey of self-discovery left me breathless and wondering where I could find my own Alexandre. And author Arianne Richmonde ties it all up with a beautiful HEA in book three that had me turning off my Kindle, sighing contentedly, and then going back to book one to start the journey all over again, because I just wasn’t ready to leave them yet.

    The Pearl Trilogy is told from Pearl Robinson’s POV, so we experience everything from her perspective – from the moment she first lays eyes on Alexandre in a coffee shop in New York City, through the ups, downs, and challenges brought on by their respective mistrusts and miscommunications, as well as those caused by Alexandre’s meddling sister, Sophie, and finally to the beautiful HEA they both so deserved. Pearl views Alexandre as an intelligent, self-contained, self-confident, wise-beyond-his-years man. His sanguine (if not a bit aloof) disposition is intriguing and attractive. Through the evolution of their love for one another, Alexandre gives Pearl the confidence she needs to deal with a tragedy in her past that has haunted her for years, and he does it in such a loving, passionate and compassionate way, that by the end of the series, I was as in love with Alexandre as Pearl was. I suppose that’s why when I heard Ms. Richmonde was going to give us this beautiful love story from Alexandre’s POV, I simply couldn’t wait to read it.

    Wow! Be careful what you wish for, because being in the headspace of Alexandre Chevalier is, in a word, complicated. Alexandre views nearly every encounter differently than Pearl does. There were times when I was actually a little confused at how vastly his observations juxtaposed hers. Was I even reading the same story? Honestly, I found myself becoming a little irritated with him on occasion, especially during their early romantic and physical encounters. He processes things so differently than I expected having only had Pearl’s characterization of him. Don’t worry, I still love him; I just now understand him on a different level.

    Until the day he meets the beautiful Mrs. Robinson, Monsieur Chevalier has lived a difficult, troubled and complex existence. We learn a bit about his childhood in the first three books of the series, but I had no concept of how deep and damaging those experiences really were. Alexandre goes there, and he takes the reader with him. Before, I saw Alexandre as Pearl’s “knight” in shining armor. But their relationship is so much deeper – it’s a wholly symbiotic and mutually liberating connection. It’s true that Alexandre rescued Pearl, but she rescued him right back.

    Arianne Richmonde gives us some deep and dark images of this enigmatic man. In some ways, Alexandre is still quite an adolescent – perhaps because of his difficult upbringing – while in other ways, he’s so sophisticated, cultured and mature, he could be twice his age. I wonder now if I know more about the man than Pearl even does. And we’re not finished yet. Pearl ended with a scene that had me holding my breath – one we were not privy to from Pearl’s perspective, because it didn’t involve her, so she didn’t know it happened. And the cunning Ms. Richmonde has the audacity to make us wait, (thankfully not too long), for the outcome.

    Pearl was written to be read either before or after the Pearl Trilogy. There are minimal, if any spoilers. If you haven’t read books one, two and three, you can read Pearl first. Then, while you’re waiting for Pearl, book two, read the Pearl Trilogy in its entirety. It will fill in the gaps, and give you the story from her perspective. It will also help pass the time.

    Five stars. Because Alexandre is worth every one of them!

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  2. 3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    can I truly be loved at this age?, October 7, 2013
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    This is not your typical love story. This series captures you from the start of the book. I fell in love with it just after 1st chapter. I love how Arianne Richmonde took an middle age woman and a young man and made such a beautiful love story that hooks you from the beginning and leaves you wanting more.

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