Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Gin Lovers [Paperback]

I've finished "The Gin Lovers" by Jamie Brenner.

Product Description

Set against the turbulent and glamorous backdrop of Prohibition and the rise of the jazz age, The Gin Lovers was first published as a six-part e-serial. Now this sensual and romantic story of how one high society woman's passion and courage lead her to love is available for the first time ever as a complete book.

It's 1925, and the Victorian era with its confining morals is all but dead. Unfortunately, for New York socialite Charlotte Delacorte, the scandalous flapper revolution is little more than a headline in the tabloids.

Living with her rigid and controlling husband William, her Fifth Avenue townhouse is a gilded cage. But when William's rebellious younger sister, the beautiful and brash Mae, comes to live with them after the death of their mother, Charlotte finds entrée to a world beyond her wildest dreams - and a handsome and mysterious stranger whom she imagines is as confident in the bedroom as he is behind the bar of his forbidden speakeasy.

Soon, Charlotte realizes that nothing is as it seems. Secrets are kept and discovered, loves are lost and found, and Charlotte is finds herself on the brink of losing everything -- or having it all.

About the Author

Jamie Brenner, also writing as Logan Belle, grew up in Main Line Philadelphia on a steady diet of Judith Krantz, Jackie Collins, and Aaron Spelling.Writing under the pen name Logan Belle, Jamie is the author of the erotic romance Bettie Page Presents: The Librarian, published by Pocket Star/Simon & Schuster. It has been translated into a dozen languages. Also writing as Logan Belle, she published the erotic trilogy Blue Angel with Kensington. Jamie is a contributor to and has worked in book publishing as a scout, publicist, and agent. She lives in New York City. For updates and obsessions, follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

Product Details
Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; First Edition edition (February 12, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250035937
ISBN-13: 978-1250035936

My Review:

This book is set in 1925 during the Prohibition era and the beginning of the jazz era.

Charlotte Delacorte married a wealthy man William who is a rigid, stiffling and controlling husband.  She feels her Fifth Avenue townhouse is a cage until her sister-in-law Mae moves in after the death of her mother.  Mae introduces her to a new world beyond her wildest dreams and Jake Larkin a handsome and mysterious man who is confident in bed as he is behind his bar at a speakeasy.

The vivid description of the characters, music, clothing, food and society made me believe I was actually back in the 1920's. 

All of the characters were well written and I'm glad that Charlotte and Mae spoke their mind and didn't let William control them.  I was very happy that Charlotte hooked up with Jake because he understood her more than she knew herself and he was very supportive.


Thanks St. Martin's Griffin for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

1 comment:

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

This sounds absolutely fantastic. I'm adding this to my list right away. I wish I could find more books set during this period.

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