Review: The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams

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New York Times bestselling author Beatriz Williams recreates the New York City of A Certain Age in this deliciously spicy adventure that mixes past and present and centers on a Jazz Age love triangle involving a rugged Prohibition agent, a saucy redheaded flapper, and a debonair Princetonian from a wealthy family.

When she discovers her husband cheating, Ella Hawthorne impulsively moves out of their SoHo loft and into a small apartment in an old Greenwich Village building. Her surprisingly attractive new neighbor, Hector, warns her to stay out of the basement at night. Tenants have reported strange noises after midnight—laughter, clinking glasses, jazz piano—even though the space has been empty for decades. Back in the Roaring Twenties, the place hid a speakeasy.

In 1924, Geneva "Gin" Kelly, a smart-mouthed flapper from the hills of western Maryland, is a regular at this Village hideaway known as the Christopher Club. Caught up in a raid, Gin becomes entangled with Prohibition enforcement agent Oliver Anson, who persuades her to help him catch her stepfather Duke Kelly, one of Appalachia’s most notorious bootleggers.

Headstrong and independent, Gin is no weak-kneed fool. So how can she be falling in love with the taciturn, straight-arrow Revenue agent when she’s got Princeton boy Billy Marshall, the dashing son of society doyenne Theresa Marshall, begging to make an honest woman of her? While anything goes in the Roaring Twenties, Gin’s adventures will shake proper Manhattan society to its foundations, exposing secrets that shock even this free-spirited redhead—secrets that will echo from Park Avenue to the hollers of her Southern hometown.

As Ella discovers more about the basement speakeasy, she becomes inspired by the spirit of her exuberant predecessor, and decides to live with abandon in the wicked city too. . . .

Who else enjoying reading era romance stories? 'Cause I certainly do. Beatriz Williams release a fresh book in a new series.
The Wicked City is set in two different time era that the reader will get to enjoy two stories at one. The time setting is place between 1924 and 1998. In each era, there is a very interesting love story between two ladies but set apart. 
In the 1924 era, reader will read the captivate love triangle of Geneva. Geneva is a beautiful women yet she attracts more for her life that she gets torn between two men. Each of the men is very different from each other that their personality catch Geneva attention. But there will always be a price since she will need to pick one of them.
In the 1998 era, Ella is a strong women but she recently discover her husband affair that she flee. It may take some time for Ella to figure out her life but she gets more and more interesting in the building she moves into. She is discovering Geneva life story in her building that you both realize that they are both figuring out their life.
While they are having interesting life, there is also interesting plot story in between that leaves you more interesting. It is action packed but it is also suspense too. 
The Wicked City is a good romance story that has two connecting love story that capture the true meaning of falling in love. Four Stars. 


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