- Title: Caught in His Gilded World
- Author: LucyEllis
- ISBN: 9780373138753
- Page: 385
- Format: Paperback
The show must go on For burlesque dancer Gigi Valente, L oiseau Bleu is not just a cabaret club or a job it s the only home she s ever known She won t let new owner Khaled Kitaev destroy it, even if her body trembles in his magnificent presence Though he admires her passion, Khaled believes Gigi is just another gold digger But when her attempts to get his attention areThe show must go on For burlesque dancer Gigi Valente, L oiseau Bleu is not just a cabaret club or a job it s the only home she s ever known She won t let new owner Khaled Kitaev destroy it, even if her body trembles in his magnificent presence Though he admires her passion, Khaled believes Gigi is just another gold digger But when her attempts to get his attention are caught on camera, the powerful Russian must usher Gigi into his world With Gigi at his side, Khaled s womanizing reputation is down and his stock is up But how long can he keep this free spirited bird in his gilded cage
Recent Comments "Caught in His Gilded World"
Wealthy Russian businessman Khaled Kitaev (who's 29) recently won a Paris cabaret, L'Oiseau Bleu, (also known as the Bluebird) in a poker game. The people of Paris don't trust him, they think he will ruin/sell the cabaret. When he visits the Bluebird he meets Gigi Valente (25), a dancer there. She loves the cabaret---her mother (who passed away) was a dancer at the Bluebird many years ago, during the cabaret's heyday, so it holds a special place in her heart. So Gigi, worried Khaled may close it [...]
A nice read.An entertaining plot and some fun incidents makes this a nice lite fun read.Khalid is one of those strong silent types that does not trust anyone. Gigi is like her name light and bubbly. She thinks with her heart and charges head first into saving the club. She heads right into a collision with Khalid leaving him reeling and her panting.They both had tough lives and are afraid to trust one person wholeheartly but they can't give up on each other.There are many funny incidents and mad [...]
I loved the romance!
Here we have the modern-day equivalent of The Prince and the Showgirl. The monied person in this case is a mountain of a man, rough, rugged and muy macho, a Russian who made it big in oil and has now acquired a Parisian burlesque club in a card game. It’s a headache that he now has to deal with since the club has been ineptly managed by the two Danton brothers. But his troubles really start with a pretty Irish lass who tumbles off a tank so that he runs to her rescue.Shenanigans ensue, of cour [...]
Quite entertaining novel. Both Gigi and Khaled are interesting characters.
burlesque dancer in aquarium. Messed up feet. Sad
I'd give it about 3 1/2 stars. I'm happy how this story has evolved from the way these particular kind of books (Harlequin Presents) were written 20 years ago. Instead of a pure virgin friendless orphan as is in many older Harlequin Presents books, Gigi is a burlesque dancer in Paris, France who has had previous sexual relations, friends in her dance troupe and a father still living in Barcelona, Spain. Khalid is a Russian oligarch businessman who came to check out her place of business because [...]
This book was a pleasant surprise. It had the usual Presents tropes but also dashes of humor and sass from the heroine, which was a treat. I enjoyed it very much and would definitely recommend it for a light read. I'll also be keeping an eye out for Lucy Ellis's work in the future. She has a fast-paced but nuanced writing style that gives her characters depth.
"Excellent descriptions and quirky, nicely drawn characters make Ellis’ book a keeper. Gigi, with her circus background and in-your-face attitude, is very well depicted" (RT Book Reviews, 4 stars).
received 4 stars @ RT Book Reviews
very boring book and that is the best part of the book.
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