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Shades of Pearl: The Pearl Series book 1 of 5 [Kindle Edition]

Arianne Richmonde
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USA TODAY bestseller! **Reduced price for a limited time only**

"If you enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey or Bared to You, you will LOVE this book. The characters are a realistic & lovable. I really enjoyed this novel. You will be hooked for the next book, Shadows of Pearl."
---LoveBooks

"There is one regret I have about reading this series -- that I waited so long to read it"
--Nelle L'Amour, New York Times bestselling author.

"The best erotic romance series I have read to date."
--Megan Cain Loera

Documentary producer, Pearl Robinson, is a beautiful and smart forty year-old divorcee but has not had a date for over two years. When she hears about Alexandre Chevalier, a young French, Internet billionaire, she assumes he is a nerd. But when she bumps into him face to face, she's stunned by his charm, beauty and sophistication, and startled by her strong feelings and desire for a man fifteen years her junior.

His looks, wealth and worldwide triumph with his social media site, HookedUp, means he can get any woman he chooses, but there is something about Pearl he finds irresistible...

The couple begins a passionate affair and Pearl's body is awakened in ways she never imagined possible. She is consumed by him and his magical touch. But secrets, jealous family members and other external forces are threatening to pull them apart.

**Sexy strong language and erotic content**

#1 Shades of Pearl
#2 Shadows of Pearl
#3 Shimmers of Pearl
#4 Pearl
#5 Belle Pearl
Books #4 and #5 also available in one volume, Pearl & Belle Pearl


Editorial Reviews

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"If you enjoyed Fifty Shades of Grey or Bared to You, you will LOVE this book. The characters are a realistic & lovable. I really enjoyed this novel. You will be hooked for the next book, "Shadows of Pearl." 
---LoveBooks
                                                                                             ***
'I was hooked on this book from the first page. Hot, steamy, shocking, many WTF moments and oh have I mentioned the hot and sexy Alexandre! Holy smokes he is off the charts in soooo many ways!'
--The Book Enthusiast 

'This was a great book, Pearl was such a great character that she won me over from the start. The sex scenes were just how I like them, hot heavy and very sensual when the time was right, I loved the fairytale aspect to this book, the great hero, the female lead who had traits she did not like about herself, the evil family member, I would highly recommend this to all who love a great love story with Sex, that would be most of us then, 5/5'
-Confessions of a Bookaholic

Loved, loved, loved the book. Better than 50 shades of Grey. How could you not want a Frenchman after reading the book.....

---Susan, Amazon reviewer.

From the Author

Shades of Pearl is the first novel in The Pearl Series. All books OUT NOW!
Reading order:
#1 Shades of Pearl
#2 Shadows of Pearl
#3 Shimmers of Pearl
#4 Pearl
#5 Belle Pearl 
Also available: novels #1 #2 and #3 in one volume: The Pearl Trilogy and #4 and #5 in one volume, Pearl & Belle Pearl

Come join me on my Facebook page at Author/ArianneRichmonde - I love to hear from readers.

Product Details

  • File Size: 463 KB
  • Print Length: 277 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615729916
  • Publisher: Mighty Publications; 3rd edition (August 22, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00916KXGK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,873 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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82 of 88 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved Forty Shades of Pearl. I really identified with the characters. It managed to capture the passion and essence of the intensity of first love, although the main character, Pearl, is a forty year-old divorceee and her protagonist, Alexandre is twenty-five. The relationship is charged, intense and all-consuming - we are not sure if it because of the physical attraction they have for each other or a deeper, more spiritual connection. Either way, we are hooked by the story-line and premise. If Arianne Richmonde writes book two I would read it to find out more about this interesting pair. This unlikely match makes for compulsive reading. Pearl Robinson is my kind of heroine - deliciously attractive and smart - strong yet vulnerable.

Not that Forty Shades of Pearl should be compared to Fifty Shades of Grey as it is an entirely different story, but I will make a comparison anyway, simply because it is also an adult romance so the two books do have that in common. Although I enjoyed a couple of the sex scenes in FSoG I put the book down the second the BDSM thing started to overtake the novel. For me, that was so NOT a turn-on, it really put me off. Also, I simply didn't find it interesting. I think women out there must be under the impression that we guys want to spank and whip them, when in reality (I speak for myself and men I know) - nothing could be further from the truth. That's why I loved Forty Shades of Pearl. Yes, there is power play (Alexandre Chevalier is sexually dominant in his way) but the thread of it is more subtle. There is more intrigue.

The book is also very well written both on an emotional level and in its descriptions. It makes you feel you are there, too, which is the point of a really great read. I also enjoyed the dialogue. This novel has it all.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing amazing!!! September 5, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Amazing book. I just can't get enough. Going on my third time of reading it! I really love how it connects with real women not just a fantasy woman. I also loved that love and passion can happen at any age, you don't have to be 21 years old! Also, there are amazing women out there of all ages.Fantastic book! A MUST read!!
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Forty Shades of Pleasure October 29, 2012
By Nadef
Format:Kindle Edition
I was slightly dubious when I first decided to read this book. Having read the "fifty" trilogy, I wasn't sure that any book could hold my attention as much as reading about Christian. How wrong could I be. Forty Shades of Pearl has been written to an exceptional standard, it captivates it's audience from the first page and keeps you entertained until the very end.

The characters are so well described, allowing images to run wild in your head. The story makes you laugh, scream and cry and leaves you wanting more.

I can't wait for the next book to come out!!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot and spicy, yum yum October 16, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Ebook: Fourty shades of Pearl

Author: Arianne Richmonde

Fiction, Erotica

This review may contain spoilers

I was given this by the author for an honest review

Summary: Documentary producer, Pearl Robinson, is a beautiful and smart forty year-old divorcee but has not had a date for over two years. When she hears about Alexandre Chevalier, a young French, Internet success story, she assumes he is a nerd. But when she bumps into him face to face she's stunned by his charm, beauty and sophistication, and startled by her strong feelings and desire for a man fifteen years her junior. His looks, wealth and worldwide triumph with his social media site, HookedUp, means he can get any woman he chooses, but there is something about Pearl he finds irresistible...
The couple begins a passionate affair and Pearl's body is awakened in ways she never imagined possible. She is consumed by him and his magical touch. But secrets, jealous family members and other external forces are threatening to pull them apart.
Erotic, humorous, and profoundly tender, Forty Shades of Pearl is a story that will stir your heart, rouse your emotions and touch your soul.

The Review
Ok, this was a great book, Pearl was such a great character, We all have traits about ourselves that we hate, but poor Pearl had so many more to cope with, that she won me over from the start. Alexandre was so perfect, loaded, gorgeous, body to die for and a god in the sack, what more could a girl ask for? OK maybe not a psychotic sister, but that just added to the story,The sex scenes were just how I like them, hot heavy and very sensual when the time was right, I loved the fairytale aspect to this book, the great hero, the female lead who had traits she did not like about herself, the evil family member, I would highly recommend this to all who love a great love story with Sex, that would be most of us then, 5/5
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Reaslism at its BEST!! November 29, 2012
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This story enraptured me within the first 15 pages and thats no lie. I now have become an avid reader after reading 50 Shades and it truly takes alot for me to truly fall in love with a story and become obsessed and this one does it. There will be times you will love Pearl and times you want to throttle her but in the end you want her to find her Prince Charming and she truly does or does she?? Alexandre is sexy, sophisticated, accomplished, young and a Sex God but can he truly fall in love with a woman who has experienced more years on this planet then he has. Who in the end is the Teacher and who is the "awakened" student?? I truly relate to Pearl's insecurities as a woman trying to define herself in this society which is always glorifying the perfect, young and fit. Yes, the love scenes were hot but did make me laugh at times because it was outrageous but thats the fun part. No matter what you get out of this story it will leave you breathless and wanting more. A great emotional ride. You will not be dissappointed!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your time with this series.
Not a good book. Poorly written and predictable. Also intensely disliked the main character
Published 5 days ago by Alison Lewis
4.0 out of 5 stars Cougar being chased by the Cub! Nice!
I only read the first book. It was an interesting twist on the FSoG story line, without all the BDSM stuff. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars keeper
loved it cant wait for the next one
Published 20 days ago by charlene foley
1.0 out of 5 stars don t waste your time
Didn't like this and couldn't even finish.
Published 1 month ago by audreygow
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A great, quick, and engaging read
I liked this rook because the female character is stronger than the usual one you find in these types of books. Read more
Published 1 month ago by CreativeOne
5.0 out of 5 stars Good start to the series
I like that this character is my age and still willing to out herself out there. Great start to the series. will hold off on further review until the final installment...
Published 1 month ago by book_loverr74
1.0 out of 5 stars No No No
Don't do it. Do not read this book. I hated it almost immediately then half way through I despised it. The main character is a forty year old woman who acts like she's fifteen. Read more
Published 1 month ago by reader
1.0 out of 5 stars I did not like Pearl.
I did not like Pearl...there I said it! Alexandre was great, hot as usual and I loved the book that was written from his point of view. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Texasmuffin
4.0 out of 5 stars Good hot story
Love the characters. Love the story. What a hot alpha male. Could not put this down. Wanted to know what happens next.
Published 2 months ago by Christine Stalker
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More About the Author

ARIANNE RICHMONDE IS THE USA TODAY bestselling author of STOLEN GRACE and the Pearl Series books: Shades of Pearl, Shadows of Pearl, Shimmers of Pearl, Pearl, and Belle Pearl - all full length novels. The first three books in the series are also available in one trilogy bundle/box set as The Pearl Trilogy. She has also written Glass- a provocative short story and most recently, the highly acclaimed suspense novel, Stolen Grace.
She lives with her husband and coterie of animals in France. She loves to travel and meet people and is thrilled that her books have touched readers from all parts of the globe.

Arianne loves to hear from her fans and readers - please join her on her facebook page: facebook.com/AuthorArianneRichmonde or Twitter: @A_Richmonde, or write her an email: ariannerichmonde@gmail.com

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