M/M romance set during Prohibition in NYC. Eddie is part of a comedic duo who everyone thinks are a couple. The theater manager wants to highlight the female part of the duo so he fires Eddie because he's gay. Eddie has been seeing Lane who manages a speakeasy for the mob. Lane's done some things he's not proud of but it's kept him alive. The two struggle with getting closer to one another. When the cops raid the speakeasy, Lane and Eddie have to determine where they go from there.
I liked these men. Neither is what the other expected. Both are determined characters with strong opinions. Eddie has to come further to accept his need of Lane. The secondary characters are an eclectic group and fun. They too have their stories to tell.
I love this era of gangsters and speakeasies. The author captures it well as she shows the underbelly of Prohibition and the gay community in the 1920's. The story is good. I had a hard time putting it down to go to work.
I look forward to reading more by this author.
If you asked me what this book is about I'd say it's about bigotry, about not being the same as everybody else. Being courageous enough to be your own person. WAIT! Unfortunately, it is also a sappy, over-the-top, angstfest! The Alpha - who is dumb as a lump and easily one of the most gullible characters I've read in a while - falls for a 'used' omega who already has had someone else's child. The Alpha is such a wuss his assistant tell him what to do and who to date...and he does it. Are you kidding me?!?!? Jonah was the man who had a level head on his shoulders, thank goodness. I did read this hard and I thought it was a perfectly good summer beach read. Typos and all.
The Mpreg thing was fine and I still don't get what everyone is so bent out of shape about. Just saying...