The Mistress - Danielle Steel

The Mistress

By Danielle Steel

  • Release Date: 2017-01-03
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 595 Ratings


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Incomparable storyteller Danielle Steel illuminates rarely glimpsed precincts of unimaginable wealth and power, where love and freedom are the most dangerous desires of all.

Natasha Leonova’s beauty saved her life. Discovered starving on a freezing Moscow street by a Russian billionaire, she has lived for seven years under his protection, immersed in rarefied luxury, while he pursues his activities in a dark world that she guesses at but never sees. Her home is the world, often on one of Vladimir Stanislas’s spectacular yachts manned by scores of heavily armed crew members. Natasha’s job is to keep Vladimir happy, ask no questions, and be discreet. She knows her place, and the rules. She feels fortunate to be spoiled and protected, and is careful not to dwell on Vladimir’s ruthlessness or the deadly circles he moves in. She experiences only his kindness and generosity and believes he will always keep her safe. She is unfailingly loyal to him in exchange.

Theo Luca is the son of a brilliant, world famous, and difficult artist, Lorenzo Luca, who left his wife and son with a fortune in artwork they refuse to sell. Lorenzo’s widow, Maylis, has transformed their home in St. Paul de Vence into a celebrated restaurant decorated with her late husband’s paintings, and treats it as a museum. There, on a warm June evening, Theo first encounters Natasha, the most exquisite woman he has ever seen. And there, Vladimir lays eyes on Luca’s artwork. Two dangerous obsessions begin.

Theo, a gifted artist in his own right, finds himself feverishly painting Natasha’s image for weeks after their first meeting. Vladimir, enraged that Lorenzo’s works are not for sale, is determined to secure a painting at any price. And Natasha, who knows that she cannot afford to make even one false move, nevertheless begins to think of a world of freedom she can never experience as Vladimir’s mistress. She cannot risk her safety for another man, or even a conversation with him, as Theo longs for a woman he can never have.

From Moscow to the Riviera, London, and Paris, The Mistress is a riveting tale of vast fortune, cruelty, creative genius, and daring courage, as uncompromising individuals chart a course for collision.


  • The Mistress

    By Lrrkcgal
    Thoroughly entertaining! I loved it!
  • Great story, disappointing ending

    By kinderteacher002
    I loved the story and had a hard time putting down the book. I was so excited to see how it ended, but it ended so abruptly. The story was fun to read and had so much build up and details. It was exciting to read. The ending was just so disappointing. After everything they had been through in the story, it ended too quickly. Danielle is still by far my favorite author.
  • Redundant and Juvenile

    By Lionness8
    A friend gave me this book to read. I have enjoyed reading DS’s books in the past. This one was written for a teen, repetitive and lacking substance. I am half way through the book and I feel like I have read the same thing over and over. I am struggling to finish this book. Not one of her best. Sorry, DS.
  • I enjoyed it, but…

    By jfern08
    It ended so abruptly and was lacking depth. Definitely not worth $14.99.
  • Come on...really?

    By Star maker forman
    I took a chance on another one of her books. I won't make that mistake again. Totally predictable and unoriginal. I mean really? How many time can you write the same thing over and over and over and over again? Don't waste your money on this one or any others. Wake up Dannielle!
  • The Mistress.

    By Sherlyn Ann
    Really good story. Enjoyed it very much.
  • Is that it?

    By Jlow21002
    Characters overly developed and separately face endless challenges only for the book to end one or two pages after they 'find each other'. I've read all her books but this is the first I've written a review for. I'm so disappointed. The story could have gone further...
  • The Mistress

    By Mama Wosch
    I fell in love with the characters and cried when the novel ended. I didn't want to stop reading.
  • Disappointing

    By Lilrred
    I really wanted to like this book. However, it was extremely predictable. Actually kind of child like . Certainly , not one her best reads.
  • Entertaining

    By Gubstopper
    Easy read. Enjoyable.