This was the third book I read in the Martini Club 4 series, and I was intrigued to see that it dealt more with the bootlegging side of the 1920s era. During the first two novellas, I wondered about what Meggie was up to, as she flitted in and out of the narratives, always up to something, and appearing when you didn’t expect it.
Turns out, Meggie was out risking her life, and trying to help Eliza escape the clutches of prostitution. She gets into some tight spots, and I was on the edge of my seat wondering what was going to happen next, and if she’d escape danger.
The character of Harry wasn’t quite as sympathetic as Vince (in Eliza’s story), but I still found him quite interesting, especially the balance between good and bad. He’s a bit of a thug, but his rescue and care of Meggie reflects his interior goodness.
It was a satisfying read, and I’d recommend you read all four novellas.
Reckless: Martini Club 4 Series – The 1920s
Kathy L Wheeler
Blurb: Lady Margaret turned Lady Bootlegger…
Singer Margaret (Meggie) Montley needs money…fast. Her friend is in a dire situation with nowhere to turn. While Meggie is on the brink of stardom, it’s not soon enough to save her friend.
Harry Dempsey is out to avenge the deaths of his father and brother at the hands of a ruthless gangster. But trouble spirals out of control when Meggie Montley shows up the night he meets his nemesis to settle the score. Saving the impetuous woman from a crime lord might be easier than saving her from her own reckless behavior.