Unfortunately, for New York socialite Charlotte Delacorte, the scandalous flapper revolution is little more than a headline in the tabloids. Surprisingly, becoming a part of this world is what makes her begin to question the world she belongs to now. It was like I was transported back in time and could taste the alcohol that was being poured, hear the music that was playing, and felt adventurous with the short dress and red lipstick. Charlotte is swept away by the allure of a handsome stranger who lives his life according to his own rules, a true luxury she can only imagine. Unfortunately for New York socialite Charlotte Delacorte the scandalous flapper revolution is little more than a headline in the tabloids.
It was more focused on the sex, booze, and roaring drama of the era, but most definitely a fun read. The Gin Lovers, unfortunately, was not done properly. Other than that I really enjoyed this book. Boom Boom and Amelia are both scheming and ruthless women in their own ways. I'll pass on the next 5 or more? I also enjoy a good story about a woman finding herself. Who is more of a hero in this story, Jake or Rafferty? 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. Thank you so much for the opportunity, Jamie! The Gin Lovers was originally published in 6 installments, and I had the fortune of reading the entire book in one sitting.
Set against the turbulent and glamorous backdrop of Prohibition and the rise of the jazz age, Jamie Brenner's The Gin Lovers was first published as a six-part e-serial. However, The Gin Lovers is more than a showcase of pretty clothes and finery. I have a lot of unanswered questions, most of which involve Rafferty. Unfortunately, for New York socialite Charlotte Delacorte, the scandalous flapper revolution is little more than a headline in the tabloids. She wou More Reviews Here: The roaring twenties is a time period that has always intrigued me. But what it actually turned out to be is a serial-soap new term? This is deep into the prohibition era, which lasted until the end of 1933.
I breezed right through, adoring my new characters, and rooting for the romances. There is Mae's impulsive behavior and passionate love for money grabbing Fiona, which causes havoc for everyone. But what it actually turned out to be is a serial-soap new term? 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. Things that were being built up to be interesting were just cast off in favor of an easy ending. No obvious damage to the cover, with the dust jacket if applicable included for hard covers. Her face was concealed by her pink cloche hat.
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. The story opens at the funeral of the very socially prominent Geraldine Delacorte. What more can I say to describe this time in our country when prohibition added the y to sex. It is in this world that Charlotte meets Jake. I was not required to write a positive review. Mae is a more than handful to control but the education is about to be one Mae teaches Charlotte.
Probably why I went through a period where I was completely obsessed with the movie Chicago. The characters were believable, and the speakeasy scene as a whole was hectic and hidden and fun. Charlotte tries her best to play hostess at the funeral, but can't seem to impress her controlling husband or exacting social nemesis, the high and mighty Amelia Astor. The French designer had offered to send over a matching chiffon veil, but Charlotte decided the veil would be more appropriately worn by blood relatives. Mae shows up in a gaudy car with a half dozen friends who come feigning to pay their respects, but really are just hoping Mae will stay a few minutes and then leave so they can go party. Do you think there could have been hope for William and Charlotte if he had brought her in on his schemes from the beginning? A reviewer on Amazon stated that this was a cross between 50 Shades and Downton Abbey.
It's 1925, and the Victorian era with its confining morals is all but dead. My only gripe was the ending two pages- I thought Rafferty didn't deserve to go out like that, but I guess not everyone can have a perfect ending. Charlotte and William are about to have a new house guest. Originally published as separate short stories, all the stories were finally published in one book. No matter what era you are in. 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.
Others may enjoy this novel, if they like sensationalism. He tasks his wife, Charlotte into watching Mae. Charlotte lives a life of luxury in a very prominent New York City family. But before William could answer her, a car came skidding to a stop at the corner, a garishly painted Model T. 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. I felt like I was transported back to the 20s High Society, and the darkness that lurks behind it.
Not my normal genre, but really enjoyed it none the less. It is unsatisfying, but the rest of the book was a lot of fun to read, so 3 stars. I felt like the ending was not as well developed as the overall stor; thus, I felt let down with the ending. Is either set of characters all good or all bad? A book that does not look new and has been read but is in excellent condition. Now, all of New York had turned out to pay its respects to the late Geraldine Delacorte.
Living with her rigid and ling husband William, her Fifth Avenue townhouse is a gilded cage. She tried to imagine what her late mother-in-law would want them to do with the bottleneck of guests. I also enjoy a good story about a woman finding herself. Probably why I went through a period where I was completely obsessed with the movie Chicago. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name.