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Monday, 8 October 2012

ARC Review: The Gin Lovers by Jamie Brenner

3.5 Feathers
The Gin Lovers
by Jamie Brenner
(The Gin Lovers # 1)

Fascinating and captivating.  I have a feeling that this serial will become addictive because it brings such originality when things are starting to all blend in together.  THE GIN LOVERS really was like nothing I've read and more like a good movie.

The setting?  New York.  The era?  1920s.  Glamour, high society and their drama, the Prohibition and a great set of characters.  I'm completely intrigued by the story.  Charlotte Delacorte had married into a society family and has lived for a few years with her husband, William, according to society's rules.  Now that her mother-in-law passed away she is expected to pick up where she left off and be an example to follow and the image of the family, while helping her husband to keep his sister in line.

But it's hard to do all that while juggling a husband who is obviously hiding something, a sister-in-law who is in love with a cocktail waitress, and her own urges to be young and free like people around her seem to be.

The setup in this book was a bit slow but I think it was a great backdrop for what we will be expecting of the serial from here on out.  Jazz, speakeasy and flapper dresses.  Dancing and drinking and climbing out of windows.  Trying to be good while wanting to be bad.  Especially when she meets Jake Larkin.

I did find this story to be longer than other serials I've read before, this was more novella length, which I found a lot more enjoyable and hope to see it continue throughout the serial.

*ARC provided by publisher
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Maria D. said...

Thanks for the review -I've already added this to my wishlist