Tuesday, June 17, 2014

REVIEW: Michelle McLean's Romancing the Rumrunner

Book Title: Romancing the Rumrunner
Author: Michelle McLean
Release Date: June 9, 2014
Genre: Historical Fiction

This book is so unique and I just loved it. This is my favorite book of the summer (at the moment). I have always loved researching about the Prohibition Era, but there really isn't out there for romance books. I was so excited when I first read this synopsis and I knew immediately that I had to read.

I am also a big fan of Michelle McLean, so it was a no-brainer, this book was going to move to the top of my TBR (To Be Read) List. The storyline was wonderful and I loved the fact that the most popular speakeasy in town was owned secretly by a female. I love strong females that go against the grain and have jobs that are generally occupied by men.

I loved the heroine, Jessica Harlan's strength and personality. She has such a strong personality that I will be thinking about her character for a long time. In comes the twist, hero Gumshoe Anthony Solomon, that volunteers to bring down the owner of The Phoenix. I really liked Anthony also and he is the perfect hero for that time period.

The romance is steamy and well planned out. The sexual chemistry is immediate. I loved how they struggled against feeling for each other and then were forced to work together to keep themselves safe against the mafia.

This is a well-plotted, high conflict and tension book with amazing characters and great writing. I give this book five stars. This book has everything. If you like time period romances and if you have an interest in the prohibition era or the mafia and looking for a steamy read, pick this book up. You won't regret it!   
Book Synopsis:
Prohibition Era Chicago
She’s worked too hard to be run out of town…
Jessica Harlan spends her nights as The Phoenix, the owner of the most popular speakeasy in town. Her days are spent running her respectable butcher shop and dodging prohibition agents and rival club owners who all want to put her out of business.
He’s worked too hard to let his heart get in the way…
When the opportunity arises to go undercover for the Feds to catch The Phoenix, Gumshoe Anthony Solomon jumps on it. But he never suspected the notorious rumrunner would be a dame—or that he’d be so drawn to the feisty little minx.
They play a dangerous game of cat and mouse, knowing they can't trust the other, but unable to walk away. While their hearts dodge the crossfire, the mobsters raise the stakes, and even the Phoenix may not rise again.

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Author Bio:
Michelle McLean grew up in California and has lived everywhere from the deserts of Utah to the tropical beaches of Hawaii to the gorgeous forests of the east coast. The oldest of five children, she is generally an organized mess with crazy eclectic tastes. She has a B.S. in History, a M.A. in English, an insatiable love of books, and more weird quirks than she’d like to admit.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the wonderful review. I'm glad you enjoyed the book! :)