Review: Behind Her Smile

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Book Title: Behind Her Smile
Author: Olivia Luck
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 2016
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David and Karolina Morgan have the perfect marriage. He runs a financial empire catering to Miami’s most influential and she is the darling socialite, adored by her husband and all those that meet her.

But underneath the lavish home, expensive car and exquisite jewelry lies a darkness threatening to consume Karolina. The once vivacious fashion design student has become a shadow of herself at the hands of her manipulative husband.

Then, with the flick of a power switch, everything changes. Karolina must learn to fight back when she discovers her entire existence is one big sham, with dire consequences.

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Meeting Karolina at the lowest point of her life, readers are taken on a journey of heartache, abuse and pain. Accompanied by years of self-doubt, vulnerability and uncertainty, Behind Her Smile is not for the faint hearted. Showcasing her skills as a writer, Olivia Luck writes her best work yet. Executed with such honesty, realism and authenticity; the rise and fall of Karolina Morgan will break your heart.

The Morgan name brings in wealth, status and apparently a whole lot of trouble. Meeting at the young and naïve age of 21, Karolina’s heart is captivated by the older yet charismatic, handsome and attractively domineering David Morgan. Aspiring designer Karolina believes he is her answer to everything. The love of her life. Success, Love, Family – all the things she craved, everything she was unknowingly seeking.

 From the very beginning Olivia Luck entices readers with such drama that one can not help but become engrossed into the development of this heartbreaking story. Revealing that Karolina is stuck in a loveless and abusive marriage, Karolina and readers are desperate for her to break free. Behind Her Smile is the perfect balance of past and present, showing off the stark contrast between the woman Karolina was and the woman she is slowly becoming,

Witnessing the brutality and cruelty handed by David, readers will understand and become familiar with Karolina; and above all empathise. With her choices, her experiences and her hopefulness.

In a story filled with unexpected twist and turns, Olivia Luck successfully brings to life Behind Her Smile. In a complex yet relatable story line, Luck transitions from heartache to heartwarming, perfectly. Paying respect to the dire situation Karolina and many other women find themselves in, Olivia Luck has captured every tear and every smile. Giving these moments weight and significance, lasting beyond this book.


Olivia Luck lives in the middle of America with her loving husband and her obsession with writing. She wrote her first romance novel at age eight. When she’s not reading, editing, or writing, you can find her in the kitchen learning to cook. Olivia loves to travel and spend time with her family.

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