Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Giveaway/Review: Speak Easy by Melanie Harlow

Title: Speak Easy
Author: Melanie Harlow
Release date: July 22, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Historical
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

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Book Description:
July, 1923. The ‘20s are roaring, and twenty-year-old Tiny O’Mara is desperate for a little anything-goes excitement. But when her father is kidnapped by a mobster in Detroit's exploding organized crime scene, she’s shocked to find herself caught up in the bootlegging wars of Prohibition—and torn between two gorgeous gangsters on opposite sides.
To save her father’s life, she’ll have to choose between them. But deciding whom to trust isn’t easy in a world where everyone wants something—be it booze, money, power, or sex—and no one cares what it takes to get it.
Temptation is everywhere.

This book was pretty flippin' awesome!! There was so much drama, suspense, and some pretty steamy scenes.

Tiny is head strong and strong willed. I love that she was so devoted to her family. It was definitely interesting to see her grow from this naive girl to someone who is a little more worldly. I think Enzo introduced her to reality quite a bit. She thought that their bootlegging business was innocent, but very soon she learns maybe it's not so much.

Speaking of Enzo, he was definitely an interesting character. He seems like he has a lot of inner turmoil bubbling beneath the surface. It's going to be interesting to watch as he develops more and shows more of his true self. He was definitely a hot character. On the other side of the token, Joey was so sweet and loyal. I wish he would fight for her more. I think I wrote in my notes that if neither of them were involved in this gang war; I could see them living the simple life, raising a family and being happy.

The cover is gorgeous. This book was a pretty amazing. I urge you all to check it out!! I cannot wait for the sequel!!

Rating: 4 out of 5

**Reviewers received a complimentary Advanced Reader Copy by the author in exchange for their honest thoughts/review of the book. The provided review copy was not a finished copy on sale. 

About the Author:
Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. SPEAK EASY was inspired by her cocktail culture obsession, her affection for good gin, and the view from the end of her street. She lifts her glass to NA readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI.

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  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! I loved your take on all three main characters--you're spot on. :) So glad you enjoyed it!

  2. thanks so much for the reveiw. i enjoyed reading it

  3. Sounds like an interesting book!

    ~Veronica Vasquez~