Thursday, February 17, 2011

Vixen by Jillian Larkin

Source: Bought
Jazz . . . Booze . . . Boys . . . It’s a dangerous combination.
Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over before they’ve even begun . . . or are they?
Clara Knowles, Gloria’s goody-two-shoes cousin, has arrived to make sure the high-society wedding comes off without a hitch—but Clara isn’t as lily-white as she appears. Seems she has some dirty little secrets of her own that she’ll do anything to keep hidden. . . .
Lorraine Dyer, Gloria’s social-climbing best friend, is tired of living in Gloria’s shadow. When Lorraine’s envy spills over into desperate spite, no one is safe. And someone’s going to be very sorry. . . .
From debut author Jillian Larkin, VIXEN is the first novel in the sexy, dangerous, and ridiculously romantic new series set in the Roaring Twenties . . . when anything goes.

Gloria wasn't your usual rich girl. She didn't care for the debutante parties or her engagement to the biggest bachelor in all of Chicago. She wants to become a singer for a speakeasy and she'll make it happen. She became a really dynamic character at the end. Clara is running from the past and I really liked that she was trying to redeem herself. Lorraine was cliche and really annoyed me a lot. She was jealous of what Gloria and Clara had and kept on trying to sabotage them. I also enjoyed Jerome and how he had dreams about life. Marcus was also such amazing guy that really cared for Clara and Gloria. Sebastian was a creeper and I really didn't like him.
The plot of Vixen was amazing. I fell in love with this book from the very beginning. I seriously love the 1920's more then you can even imagine. The plot drew me in from the very beginning and it developed into such an amazing story that I loved. This story was really original, because it brought something new to 1920's that was more then just flappers and booze. Larkin's writing was amazing, she brought drama and a certain degree of elegance to Vixen. I can't wait for the next book to come out. I recommend this book to fans of The Luxe series or historical fiction in general.

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I think I may add this to my tbr/wish list. I've heard about it a lot, but haven't really been interested enough to add it. Thanks!


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