The Mistress by Danielle Steel
The Mistress by Danielle Steel is told from the alternating points of view of Theo Luca and Natasha Leonova. Theo, son of renowned artist Lorenzo Luca, lives in the South of France creating art and occasionally helping his mother, Maylis, with a restaurant themed around his father’s art. Natasha is mistress to Russian billionaire, Vladimir Stanislas, who rescued her off the streets of Moscow at 19. When the two meet one night at Maylis’ restaurant, Theo becomes obsessed with Natasha’s beauty and Vladimir with Lorenzo’s artwork. A dangerous combination.
From St. Paul de Vence to Paris, London, and the high seas, The Mistress is a tale of French romance and Russian riches. It is interesting to see how characters adapt and develop as life changes dramatically after Natasha and Vladimir visit the Luca’s restaurant. Each character has a separate storyline that also intertwines with the others.
I would like to say the everything ties in and there are no loose ends, but the story ended with a bit of a cliff-hanger. I wasn’t ready for the book to end and I want more, however, I don’t know if there is more to be had. What I can say is the story was very well thought out and the locations well researched. The locations were so well described, in fact, that it made me wish I were there.
I think this book would be a good choice for just about anyone. It brings together the worlds of businessmen who flaunt their riches and high-priced artists who don’t in a very interesting way. If you want to see some of the fascinating scenarios that can be brought on by money then take a peak at The Mistress by Danielle Steel.
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