A DARK MAFIA ROMANCE
My love is wasted like gemstones in the dust, walked over by an oblivious shoe. It takes many suffering years and layers of mountains to squeeze carbon into a precious stone. Now that I'm polished and hard like a diamond, he doesn't get to kick me back into the dirt.
Men like him don't love women like me.
They don't love.
But he made me.
He'll live with me.
Because diamonds are forever.
* Diamonds are Forever is Book 3 of the Diamonds are Forever trilogy and concludes the story. Diamonds in the Dust (Book 1) and Diamonds in the Rough (Book 2) must be read first to follow the story.
Other books in the Diamond Magnate collection:
Beauty in the Broken
Diamonds are Forever Trilogy
Diamonds in the Dust (Book 1)
Diamonds in the Rough (Book 2)
Diamonds are Forever (Book 3)
Diamonds are Forever
Diamonds Are Forever: A Diamond Magnate Novel (Diamonds are Forever Trilogy Book 3)-
After the crazy cliffhanger at the end of Book 2 where Zoe escapes Maxime I was finally able to take a breath knowing she successfully reached South Africa and her brother. There were many conflicting emotions not only within Zoe but also within myself. Bring quite angry with Maxime’s actions especially in then last book I was nervous what would happen when he finds her.
This being a dark complicated romance the roller coaster third book had me captivated till the end.
The storytelling, character development and world building enhanced the books from beginning to end. Charmaine knows how to draw out the deep gut wrenching emotions and passion between Zoe and Maxime. The journey they take together and separately was excellently woven into the storyline taking the reader along this bumpy crazy ride as well.
There are several surprises and developments that turns the tables of fate on these main characters as they try to navigate their way back to each other . This series and the book that precedes the trilogy need to be read in order and hold onto your heart as you experience the world of Charmaine Pauls.
How could I not give this five stars. It was perfect. I mean seriously perfect. I fell in love with Maxime and Zoe all over again. Their chemistry is so wonderful. Like a dream.
I am sad to see this story come to an end. I don’t want to give anything away but I will recommend reading the first two books in the series. Oh. And after reading this you will want your own Maxime too.
Great book I can’t wait to read more from this author!!!
A devilishly dark romance book
vContent Rating: 18+
Genre: Dark Romance
Published: September 15, 2020, by Charmaine Pauls
Hold on, dark romance fans, Charmaine Pauls has done it again. Diamonds are Forever is the last book in the Diamonds are Forever Trilogy, and oh my, is it a superb ending to this outstanding trilogy. This third book takes off exactly where book two left off and is the conclusion to Maxime and Zoe's story.
"One dark day, a little girl hid in a broom closet and buried her soul in a fairy tale."
Both Maxime and Zoe go through some very intense growth throughout this entire book. Their road is a bumpy one filled with a deep divide and handwringing and heartbreaking ups and downs, and it's hard not to root for this couple, even with all of Maxime's faults. And, throughout this entire series, I was rooting for this troubled, beautiful couple.
"And then she grew up, and her wish was fulfilled. Only, she didn't find her prince. The villain found her."
At first, Maxime is up to his old games of manipulation, lies, and blackmail. However, it was glorious to watch him realize that none of his usual nonsense would work this time. And so, the groveling began- Maxime style groveling, and it was a beautiful thing to read. I was so proud of Zoe; she may have lost some of her innocence, but she never lost her soul. It was awe-inspiring to watch her turn into this beautiful, determined, strong woman.
Diamonds are Forever was definitely worth the wait. Pauls writes her characters raw and honestly, and even as Maxime and Zoe evolve throughout the three books, they stay true to who they are and what they believe in, even when it means giving up a bit of themselves. I really don't know how Pauls' does it, but she brings this couple to the brink of destruction and then gives us the perfect ending. One other thing, thank you, Charmain Pauls, for giving us a little extra in the bonus epilogue- it was perfect!
"He stole her dreams and made them come true. He took her far away, and wouldn't ever let her go back."
I highly recommend Diamonds are Forever trilogy: it's one you will not want to miss! However, if you're going to get the full experience, this series has to offer Beauty in the Broken (Diamond Magnate #1) is where it all begins. If you have already started the Diamonds are Forever trilogy, no worries, you can go back a little in time and read Beauty in the Broken.
* Please note the quotes in my review are subject to change once the book is published. *
** I kindly received this novel from Charmain Pauls. I was not contacted, asked, or required to leave a review. I received no compensation, financial or otherwise. I have voluntarily read this book, and this review is my honest opinion. **