Author: Suzy Ingold
Genre: Historical (Prohibition era)
Length: 244 pages
Publisher: Interlude Press (February 18th 2016)
Heat Level: Low (no sex)
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: In the height of the Prohibition era, recent Yale graduate Heath Johnson falls for Art, the proprietor of a unique speakeasy tucked away beneath the streets of Manhattan where men are free to explore their sexuality. When Art’s sanctuary is raided, Heath is forced to choose between love and the structured life his parents planned for him.
Product Link: http://amzn.to/1TCdqyl
Review: Heath has just graduated Yale. His parents have his life planned. They want him to work for his father and get married and have children to carry on their name. They even have a sweet girl they like chosen for him. They are giving him a choice of his job, but he has to choose after the summer.
His friend Frankie takes him out to celebrate his birthday. He thinks he has found a place perfect for Heath. It is a speakeasy for like-minded men like Heath. Though Frankie brought him there to meet up with Heaths college crush Julian, Heath quickly fell for the owner. In a time of prohibition and when it’s dangerous for gay men can have this relationship last or will Heath chooses to follow his parent’s wishes.
Speakeasy a beautifully written story of the prohibition eras which is my favorite historical period. Suzy Ingold does an excellent job giving the book that nostalgic feel. Speakeasy is character driven as we follow Heath through his summer and his decisions. It’s very clean with no sex, but a beautiful, bittersweet romance with a satisfying ending.
If you like the 1920 prohibition era, coming of age, new adult, clean stories, I think you will like this one!
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