Wednesday, August 12, 2015
The Bootlegger’s Daughter (Daughters of the Roaring Twenties #2) by Lauri Robinson
Of all the speakeasies, in all the world…
Mysterious city slicker Ty Bradshaw might have won her father's trust, but everyone knows Norma Rose is the true boss of Nightingale's resort. And it'll take more than that charming smile to shake the feeling that Ty is not all he seems…
He walks into hers
Ty is a federal agent on a personal mission of revenge. But he hasn't figured on falling for a bootlegger's daughter. Suddenly, flirting with headstrong Norma Rose seems far more exhilarating than chasing gangsters!
I loved the research that Robinson did for the book. The dialog and the history used make a much more interesting and believable story. I also liked the different take on bootlegging. Showing it as a way for people to earn a living instead of just presenting it as a crime was a refreshing way to make the characters much more appealing.
While the history was great this is also a love story between two characters on different sides of the law. It helped that Ty was after one man and not trying to shut down the Nightingale Resort and that Norma Rose’s father was making the whiskey while she just running the resort.
Both characters were strong enough to support the story line. Ty had to do some very creative thinking to get he and Norma Rose a HEA but he was up to the job.
I have been a fan of Lauri Robinson from before she became a Harlequin author. It is great to see her doing new things now. Before her historical romances were set in the 1800’s. Moving to the roaring twenties was a very good choice.
The Bootlegger’s Daughter is part of a series but does well as a stand alone. Norma Rose does have three sisters so there are more characters ready for their HEA’s.
Harlequin published The Bootlegger’s Daughter by Lauri Robinson in 2015.
I received an ARC of The Bootlegger’s Daughter from Netgalley in return for an honest review.