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5+ stars for Gullible by Rosemary Kubli #romanticsuspense #romance #bookreview #wrpbks



Title: Gullible

Author: Rosemary Kubli

Genre: Romantic Suspense


Book Blurb:


Siena Ricci is shrewd, seductive, and an expert in the art of deception. Masking her identity behind the guise of Marie Lacroix, a specialist in antiques and objets d’art, she swindles her employer’s wealthy clients out of their valuable possessions. She hasn’t yet met the man she can’t manipulate, but then the con she’s playing on Jonathan Woodward has only just begun.


Jonathan proves to be an easy mark, but he’s also enticingly irresistible. As their relationship heats up, her plot to steal his multi-million-dollar antique trinkets begins to unravel. Noticing a subtle change in Jonathan’s demeanor, Marie questions whether she’s still in control of the con or if she’s blindly become the gullible victim of her own scheme.


My Review:


A femme fatale thinks she’s impervious but realizes too late she’s the mark. Wow, talk about an addictive read. From the moment I started reading until the last page, I couldn’t put it down. The descriptive narration, world-building, characters, and writing all blend together to make Gullible an unforgettable read. I liked it so much, I didn’t want it to end.


It all starts and ends with the characters, specifically Marie. What a fascinating character! She is complex in every way yet very relatable. There’s an instant connection with her even though I’ve never experienced what she goes through. Most seductresses are fairly cold and calculating but not Marie. She’s got her own set of emotions and motivations. The rest of the characters fill out the story and add depth.


The descriptive narration is beautifully written. Each scene is detailed so that the reader is drawn into the action. I got caught up in the story several times, so much so I whipped through the pages as fast as I could to find out what happens next.


The romance is also expertly written. It’s slow burn with a delightful twist. I really enjoyed watching Marie fall in love, and not just for show. The emotions are paramount here and are written throughout the plot.


This is my first time reading Rosemary Kubli and I’m really impressed. The plot flows well, the tension is high, the characters are fleshed out, and it all culminates to a soul-satisfying ending. I look forward to reading more from this author.


My Rating: 5+ stars


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Author Biography:


Rosemary Kubli writes the type of books she loves to read - intrigue and suspense mixed with a pinch of romance and a clever plot twist or two. Her professional experiences run the gamut from Human Resources and training to accounting and banking, with publishing being her most recent endeavor. Aside from the seven years she lived in southern California, she has always called the northeast corner of Ohio her home. Rosemary and her husband of 45 years enjoy traveling - on land to visit family and friends and on sea to any destination a cruise ship will take them. When not working on her next novel, she can be found discussing the latest in literary fare with her book club, playing a rousing game of Bunco with some of her oldest and dearest friends, researching her ancestry, volunteering in her community, burying her nose in a book, or obsessing over the latest binge-worthy TV series.


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Reviewed by: Nancy

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