Prohibition has a stranglehold on legitimate business, but for small towns willing to play dirty, and country boys looking to make a pretty penny on shine, Prohibition has been a boon. For Monroe County, its the very life blood that keeps their backwoods community afloat.
But something isnt right about the new girl in town. Charlotte Elliot swears, she drinks, and shes trying too damn hard to fit in with the simple folk. The moonshining backbone of Monroe, Matthew Emerson, is less than thrilled when the blonde comes knocking on his door.
He knows what she is, what shes capable of.
Charlotte doesnt mind his glares. All she pines for is a quiet place to start over, but try as she might, there is no pleasing Matthew. The gruff outlaw is only too happy to point out her flaws, to correct her mouth, and to find himself spellbound and awkward every time he happens to catch her pretty blue eyes.
A rotten past has a way of catching up with a girl, and the most notorious gangster in Chicago has found herand he wants her back. Matthew aims to keep her, but if he wants her, if he really loves her, he has the fight of his life on his hands.
Sweet and spicy!
I've enjoyed reading the authors work online in the past, and own her other published books currently, which I enjoyed. I like my fiction science fiction or fantasy based, including my romances. A period piece from the Prohibition was not so much my thing, but the author's a good writer so I was curious.
This book was very entertaining, with a nice blend of sexual tension and characters which were likable but still carried flaws which gave them more depth and realism. At times you wanted to shake your head and smack sense into them, and then smiled when they still managed to make things right. The time period lent an interesting sort of intrigue to things which kept me enraptured.
I like Charlie's fire and independence. I liked all the Emerson boys and the way they played off each other so well. The change up from Chicago to Monroe kept things interesting as well, and let us see other points in history and setting while still keeping the flow and feel of the story.
This is a good read for most anyone, and I would recommend it.