Before reading Jazz Baby by Lorelie Brown, I really wasn't interested in Prohibition or the Jazz Age. I knew a little bit about Prohibition from various history classes - and from my love of the movie "Oscar" - but didn't care to learn more. It just didn't appeal to me.
So why does it interest me now?
I'm not entirely certain. Likely, it has to do with the fact that I was drawn into that age within the first couple of pages. I fell for Micah Trent, the book's hero, when he had a twinge of regret in closing down a speakeasy simply because it was run by an older couple. It was their life. Closing it down was his job, but that didn't make it easy.
He may have been a big, tough Prohibition Agent, but he was also human.
Then he went to New York, undercover, after a gangster. As part of his cover, he became the supplier for The Kirk, Kate Kirkland's speakeasy. From the moment those two met, sparks flew. They shared an immediate, intense connection.
Their chemistry sizzles.
That chemistry kept me reading, hanging on every word until the end.
Which was, of course, a happy one. A bit surprising - to me - and very well done. I loved it.
Source: I won a copy of this e-book in a random giveaway among the author's followers on Twitter.
Where to Buy: Barnes & Noble, All Romance Ebooks