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July 30, 2015

Quick Hit: Gin Lovers- Dangerous Games by Jamie Brenner

Series: The Gin Lovers 5
Format: Paperback
Release Date: October 29, 2014
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Source: Author
Genre: Historical | Roaring Twenties

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.

When Charlotte discovers the shocking truth about her husband, she realizes the time to leave her marriage is now – or never. But even as she plots her next move, Jake seems to be losing faith that she will choose their love over the privilege afforded by her marriage. As everyone jockeys for power, an ambitious gossip columnist threatens to reveal Mae’s secret life, forcing her to make some big decisions about her future. As the stakes get higher all around, Charlotte realizes her only way out might be to destroy William – and the Delacorte name along with him.



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. 

A quick recap: Charlotte and William's marriage has gone kaput. Mae is going to getting into a marriage of convenience just so she can get her inheritance. Jake's world is turning upside down. Fiona is caught between a rock and a hard place. 

And shit just hit the fan in DANGEROUS GAMES

This is the part of the novel where the "bad guys" are giving us the illusion that they're winning the game. So naturally, I'm infuriated by all the manipulative machinations conducted by the antagonists, William and Amelia. I'm sure that they won't have the last laugh, yet it's still hard to see their short-lived triumph over the other characters. Also, the cops are now aware of this crowd's close relationship with the bootleggers. Things are getting hairy and I'm most eager to know how things are going to get resolved. It's gotten so complicated and I don't know how Charlotte and Jack are going to untangle themselves from this sticky web of deceit and blackmail.

Bad habit of mine, I usually delay the ending. It's a mix of suspending the inevitable end, and taking a breather for another intense situation. Fingers crossed I manage to bite the bullet and read the last part, Hell Hath No Fury soon. Frankly, I'm motivated to see that dastardly haughty spinster, Amelia Astor, fall from her loftly pulpit. 










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31 comments:

  1. with all your little reviews you'll manage to make me read it, I know it! I'm more and more curious.

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  2. I hope the last book is amazing for you, it sounds like this is an intense read/series!

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    1. It's edited really well so I'm kept in anticipation for the next installment.

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  3. I've never heard of this series but it sounds like a lot of fun! And ugh! I totally get you about when the villains are winning. It's a frustrating phase for sure.
    I hope the last book lives up to all your expectations! :)
    Great review, Braine!

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    1. Happy to make the introduction, Nick... gotta love the villains though!

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  4. Glad to hear this one is good too! I love when serials work out nicely :D

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    1. I'm starting to love serials... as long as I have all the volumes. lol

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  5. I'm familiar with the first couple books and now I want this one too! Thanks Braine

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  6. Oh, man, I really have to find time to read this! I've just had the week from hell, hubs away on business, my son at home in need of entertaining, and 104 degrees every day... No time to breathe - and not a lot of air, either... Looking forward to going to see a movie tomorrow and decompress a little. Have a good weekend! <3

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    1. Oi, sounds like you can use an audiobook?

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  7. I have't read this but I do like the sound of it. Thanks for letting us know about this one.

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    1. You're welcome, happy to make the introduction!

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  8. I know what you mean about the endings. I feel that way too when it is a good series. You make this one sound so good! Have a great weekend!

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  9. Happy the series is going so good for your. Love those covers.

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  10. I never thought there would be a plus for serials when it comes to me, but I'll keep the 'attention span' reason in mind. :)

    I love it when the villains actually stand a chance making the story more interesting.

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    1. I love villains! If not for them, the world won't be in need of heroes.

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    1. I'm biting the bullet and reading the last part tonight.

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  12. This sounds like an interesting series! It can be ncie to see how the bad guys stand a chance, so it's even sweeter when the good guys do win in the end.

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  13. I love this era! <ust check this out now. Thanks for the share!

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    1. Me too, can't get enough of the roaring twenties!

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  14. Oh man book five...this series is on my list and I am pretty dang sure I have book one and here you are spitting out fives for this series...ugh I need more time!

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    1. It's just serials so it's easy to squeeze in between books.

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