A spoilt debutante. A manipulating mother. And a love triangle with a twist.
In this thrilling romance, Nixie Veidt is forced to choose between money and love. She must stay faithful to the bureaucrat she married to save her inheritance, but her love belongs to a Russian dancer. When she hires him for her company, she risks everything. Will she lose the money, or gain the man she loves?
Is it moral to love two men? Be prepared for an unconventional ending.
I have to say that I thought this story was very beautiful and unique. The main characters are Nixie, Kolya, her boyfriend/lover & Morten whom she is pretty much forced to marry due to an inheritance she will receive from her father.
While the characters seem very grown up, they are young and foolish. Nixie decides she can not wait for her inheritance and so the way around it is to have an “older” guardian, well marriage to Morten fixes that.
However, she refuses to let go of Koyla and goes back and forth between the two men. With the money they start a Russian Ballet that turns into a financial disaster mostly due to Koyla feeling he deserved the best of everything.
While Nixie is the main person in the story I feel much was focused on Koyla, his desires, his other lover. It was more so for me that he was asking the question if is it moral to love two women. Lust may have been in play more for both of them rather than love.
While going broke Nixies mother decides to try and find Nixie and spy on her which causes issues. Nixie and her mother don’t have an ideal mother/daughter relationship and it is very strained.
In the end, love does not always conquer all.
While I found some parts of the beginning of the book confused me and left me wondering if I had missed something, it really does come together. I also saw parts of the story differently I think than what was intended, specifically the relationships and especially Kolya.
I really did enjoy this book and I highly recommend it!