It's not just the glamorous party-goers of the clubs and speakeasies that have desires and secrets. High society with their stuffy parties, high expectations, and rules also have deep desires, longings, and big secrets. Mix both worlds together and you've got a dangerous combination of illegal activities, desires, booze, sex, and secrets and lies, so many secrets and lies. "The Gin Lovers" by Jamie Brenner allows readers to enter the two seemingly different yet similar worlds of New York City in 1925.
"The Gin Lovers" is set in New York City in 1925. It's the age of jazz, glamor, and Prohibition. Beautiful socialite Charlotte Delacorte seemingly has it all. She's gorgeous, fashionable, and wealthy, but she's trapped in a suffocating and lonely marriage to her husband William. William's younger sister Mae breathes excitement into Charlotte's dull and predictable life. Mae is a striking, wild, and unconventional young woman who introduces Charlotte to a life of night clubs, speakeasies, Mae's surprising lover, and a man that will change Charlotte's life forever. Romance, passion, scandal, secrets, lies, and some history is what readers will find in this seductive novel.
"The Gin Lovers" was first published as a six part e-serial. Brenner combined the six part e-serial and turned it into a fascinating novel. The characters and time period come to life on the pages due to Brenner's writing. Brenner makes readers feel as if they are living in New York City society or drinking a sidecar at a secret club.
Brenner's characters are complex and interesting. Charlotte's character development is engrossing. She goes from suffocated socialite to a strong and confident woman. Mae is a delight to read about as is her relationship with the saucy minx Fiona. It's the females that drive the story in this novel.
Readers of this novel are going to be longing for more works from Brenner. She is definitely an author that is going to have readers taking notice. Her novels are a delicious delight!
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