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Publisher's Summary

Megan Mulry, USA Today bestselling author and recipient of NPR's Best Book of 2012 (A Royal Pain), takes readers on a sexy, stylish journey of high-stakes passion in her latest book.

Miki Durand has always dodged the limelight. As the illegitimate daughter of a French movie star and a Russian billionaire, she craves a normal life - and it's almost within reach. She's up for a tenure-track position and has a perfect-on-paper boyfriend. What more could a woman want?

But when an unforeseen tragedy knocks her off cruise control, Miki finds herself leaving sunny LA for cosmopolitan St. Petersburg. With the fate of her father's international business in her hands, she comes face-to-face with the ultimate temptation: corporate rival Jérôme Michel de Villiers. He's everything she never thought she wanted, and their sizzling attraction soon sparks into an all-consuming flame.

Notoriously risk-averse, Miki knows it would be a gamble to fall for the sexy French playboy. But for the first time in her life, she's ready to take a chance and let the chips fall where they may.

©2014 Megan Mulry (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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  • Diana DC
  • Washington, DC, United States
  • 12-10-14

Such a Joy!

I rarely rate an audiobook as perfect but then I rarely enjoy one as much as I did Roulette. This book sparkles with wit and and a delightful sense of joie de vivre. Serious and super responsible American executive is gobsmacked by billionaire French industrialist. There's enough angst to make finding their HEA worthwhile, but for the most part Roulette is just plain fun.

I've never experienced narrator Neva Navarre but she nails it in voicing Mulry's characters. Bravo!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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Romance here- sexy but not sex story

I enjoyed reading this book enough to listen to it a few weeks later. The characters were believable enough to make the story enticing.
I'm glad the seductions didn't entail all the awful cliche romance novel language and repetition. Still giving enough to intently follow our lovely Miki through her discoveries. Her friends and family are lovable.
I think this story will appeal to adults, young and old. This is not a sex romance, although there are nights together. There's some swearing, but not overly done.
Russia, France and Italy were wonderful to visit through this story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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well it was a nice shallow story line

according to the author, everything was "amazing"and micky was so flippy and floppy. the characters were not well developed. I almost threw my phone several times with irritation at micky.

****spoiler alert ***

how do you get mad at him for wanting to cheating on his fake fiance when you cheated on your real boyfriend? I would only recommend this book if you are really bored.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Unbelievable and Unlikable Heroine

What would have made Roulette better?

A remotely likable heroine. Perhaps one that was potentially believable also.

What was most disappointing about Megan Mulry’s story?

I am able to suspend disbelief well enough to enjoy a vampire, werewolf or witch story in the hands of an averagely talented (for a published) writer. I am not, however able to suspend disbelief well enough to enjoy a story about a 30 year old woman who is a tenured professor in statistics who had a troubled childhood, no parent figure to speak of, yet speaks three languages, also has an MBA and is some how begged by a Russian Paper company to save it when it's CEO (her illegitimate father) dies unexpectedly. Nope. Not going to happen. Vampires and Witches far more plausible than that.<br/>

What didn’t you like about Neva Navarre’s performance?

She was reading a bood that is narrated by an unlikeable and unbelievable person.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disbelief and disgust.

Any additional comments?

Even if a person where to be able to live the backstory of this heroine, which can't be done, but if someone came close, they wouldn't be so whiny, moody and wishy-washy. Only someone with goals and drive could come close to doing what this character supposedly did without any mentors or role models and yet this character seems to really hate her whole life and even doesn't seem to like herself very much ("I sounded moody which I didn't like" she says, well, she was moody and for no good reason and as a reader I don't like it either.)

1 of 4 people found this review helpful