The stunning conclusion to the Francesca Trilogy, where Francesca Garancini confronts the demons of her past to make a future with room for love.
Couldn’t Put it Down
I was so excited to find out how this story ended after finishing Soft Focus, where our heroine is down and literally out - out of her family, out of money, and seemingly out of luck. This concluding book did not disappoint. Seeing Francesca build herself back up after a nightmare of an experience (two if counting the opening chapter of Backlight), was so rewarding and tastefully executed. The topic matter was tough, but Dennison has never shied away from the ugly side of life and I appreciate her for that. Her handling of suicide and all it’s aftermath was thoughtful and believable. How she was able to mesh a tragedy with an epic love story is simply an art and one worth reading. If you haven’t started this trilogy yet, you are in for a treat. Loved the glamour that permeates all these books - the descriptions of the food, cities, clothing, jewelry, decor, and most importantly, the sex, are just a delight. I may just have to start again and reread Paparazzi! Thanks for bringing a “real” woman into the romance genre that gets her happy ending after some serious trials.