Book Club Bash Hop: Review: Scorpio Rising by Monique Domovitch

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Scorpio Rising (The Scorpio Series, #1)Set in New York and Paris amid the glamorous and competitive worlds of art and real estate, Scorpio Rising takes the reader from the late 1940s to the 1960s through the tumultuous lives of its heroes.

There is Alex Ivanov, the son of a Russian immigrant and part-time prostitute. He yearns to escape his sordid life and achieve fame and fortune. His dreams of becoming a world-class builder are met with countless obstacles, yet he perseveres in the hope of someday receiving the recognition he craves.

Half a world away, Brigitte Dartois is an abused teenager who runs into the arms of a benefactor with an agenda all his own. When she finds out that her boss has an ulterior motive, she flees again, determined to earn her living through her art. This career brings her fame, but also the unwanted attention of her early abuser.

Monique Domovitch’s debut novel, Scorpio Rising, is a compelling tale filled with finely etched characters and a superb understanding of the power of ambition. Scorpio Rising promises to resonate with all who once had a dream.

This book is pure amazingness. There is not a dull moment between these two characters, Alex and Brigitte. It had that alternating narrative that I love a LOT and never was a disappointment. Domovitch's intricate tale of these two stories are woven perfectly together. If the length of the novel is too much, DON'T GIVE UP ON IT! It goes so quickly because you get wrapped up in everything. Plus the backdrop of the 40s to 1960s adds this amazing quality of setting to the story that equally wraps you up in all of the story as well!

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