Format: Omnibus Paperback
Release Date: October 7, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Genre: Historical Romance | Roaring 20's
Set against the turbulent and glamorous backdrop of Prohibition and the rise of the jazz age, The Gin Lovers is a sensual and romantic story of how one high society woman’s passion and courage lead her to love.
Charlotte’s cloistered, high society world quickly spirals out of control as she discovers her husband, William, is keeping some big – and potentially dangerous – secrets. Unsure of who to trust Charlotte falls deeper into the thrall of sexy Jake Larkin and New York’s ever-exhilarating and increasingly carnal jazz scene. Charlotte must decide where her true loyalties lie? With a man she has just met or a husband she barely knows?
Don't miss the other installments of the sexy serial novel The Gin Lovers: The Gin Lovers (Part 1), Little White Lies (Part 2), Society Sinners (Part 3), Vice or Virtue (Part 4), Dangerous Games (Part 5) and Hell Hath No Fury (Part 6).
Note: The Gin Lovers omninbus has been released. I chose to read the novel in serial format because my attention span these days isn't in its best form.
I can't stay away from THE GIN LOVERS! The conflict is percolating, Charlotte's marriage is slowly crumbling and both are vulnerable to temptations. Charlotte has Jake, the dashing speakeasy owner and jazz lover, and William has socialite Amelia Astor for a confidante. If only Mr. and Mrs. Delacorte bother themselves to communicate, they might find a way to save their marriage. Obviously that's not
going to happen soon.
Mae is losing her head over Fiona, who just got promoted as hostess, and is slowly shaking off the heiress. Mae isn't taking this very well and her behavior is becoming more erratic and unpredictable. Also the police are sniffing around these people's nightly haunts. Since it's the Prohibition era, this isn't a good sign especially when the cast are intertwined, and some are involved in the bootlegging business.
THE GIN LOVERS is addictive. JBrenner is such a thoughtful, smart, and appealing writer to me. Aside from her well rounded characters, the details she added to the novel makes reading it such a vivid experience. I truly feel like I'm amongst flappers and jazz artists serenading New York during the 1920's. Very Gatsby!
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