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June 17, 2015

Loved It: The Gin Lovers 2: Little White Lies by Jamie Brenner

Series: The Gin Lovers 2
Format: Omnibus Paperback
Release Date: October 7, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Author
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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    1. Hahahaha! Should I ask you "what kind" or "what for"?

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  2. ...and the second in this series is a great read too? I can't wait to start this series.

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  3. Such a stunning cover, and I love this era and the topic. I really want to check out the whole book

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  4. I'd love to read this, you look hooked ! But I'll wait until the whole serial is released into one book :)

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    1. The omnibus is already out and it's not that expensive too!

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  5. You sure make it sound interesting, Braine :) Are you're making me crave a gin and tonic to boot! Naughty girl, tsk-tsk-tsk...

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    1. Hey, gin and tonic is good. Go for it!

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  6. Oh I love the sound of this one. I'm always surprised there isn't more in this era.

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    1. I seek them roaring 20's books out!

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  7. Glad this one was a winner too! :D

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    1. PS: How many are in this serial?

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    2. There are 6, but if you're planning to read them, it's best if you get the omnibus instead.

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  8. Ohhh! I love it when an author makes you feel like you've been transported there! I haven't read anything in the Prohibition era yet.

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  9. Oh God. How?! How can you read this and not throw a hissy fit?! Sigh. You're better at it, I suppose. :)

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  10. This sounds like an interesting read Braine. I actually hadn't heard of it before.

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

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  11. It's great to see that the second episode is still that good. I confess that this one is really intriguing.

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    1. The vibe is like Miss Frannie as both are set in the 20's ;)

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  12. Ahh see one I totally would have avoided because of the serial format. That's good it's out in one now. How did it hold up section to section as far as repeat info went? Some manage to avoid that but others it's like each section half the time is spent recapping the previous sections.

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    1. No recaps needed. The events are continuous so it holds together well. I can't stand too many detailed recaps!

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  13. Already with your review of Gin Lovers #1, I knew I wanted to read this, but now, you've completely upped the ante, Braine! I feel like I need this, and I need it right now!
    Have a terrific Thursday :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  14. Oooh the flappers and jazz setting of the book sounds really evocative!

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    1. It is, the era is so Gatsby, I can't help but fall in love!

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  15. I am so digging how popular the roaring 20s is becoming in historical romance this years :D I need to check this out!

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  16. The thoughtful and smart writing along with addictive nature sounds great

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    1. Brenner is a fab writer! She has yet to disappoint me :)

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  17. Hey Braine, great review. I haven't had a chance to read this fab series yet but I did have the pleasure of interviewing Jamie when book 1 came out way back in 2013 -
    Thanks

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  18. Oh yeah I need to bump the first one way up my list!

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  19. I'm so going to check out this series, Braine. I love that you're addicted to it. That's says a lot. And I really think the time period is appealing.

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    1. I love everything 1920's. Such a pivotal era in American history... and the world I guess.

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  20. It's awesome how much you are loving this serial. :)

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  21. Glad it's going well! I love when an author does a great job bringing the atmosphere to life.

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    1. Historical novels has a lot of moving parts. The setting is impt otherwise it'll just feel contemporary

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  22. I hadn't heard of these before, but they sound good. Great review Braine!

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