Roaring Twenties, Book 3
Synopsis: Feisty flapper Astrid Magnusson is home from college and yearning for the one thing that’s always been off limits: Bo Yeung, her notorious bootlegging brother’s second-in-command. Unfortunately her dream of an easy reunion proves difficult after a violent storm sends a mysterious yacht crashing into the Magnussons’ docks. What’s worse, the boat disappeared a year ago, and the survivors are acting strangely…
Bo has worked with the Magnusson family for years, doing whatever is needed, including keeping his boss’s younger sister out of trouble—and his hands to himself. Of course, that isn’t so easy after Astrid has a haunting vision about the yacht’s disappearance, plunging them into an underground world of old money and dark magic. Danger will drive them closer together, but surviving their own forbidden feelings could be the bigger risk.
Review: I always spend a good time with all the novels written by Jenn Bennett, so I was excited to be able to get into this third volume. We had the chance to follow Winter and Lowe in the previous volumes and we’re this time with the family’s younger sister: Astrid. I was really curious about her story, as well as Bo’s, as we have seen them a lot over the volumes.
The relationship between the two is not really easy, although it is simple to see that the two love each other deeply, there are still many problems that separate them. The fact that he is Chinese and she Swedish is a first difficult thing in this period, but on top of that, Bo works for Astrid’s brother and the consequences of their relationship are always floating above their heads. Would he accept their love? Would he disown him for that? And if that was the case, how could he make a living? Yes many questions remaining constantly present throughout the chapters. Yet we hope that they will find the solutions to all this, because the two are meant to be together and they deserve to have a good time together.
Yet there is more than that … Indeed, after returning back at home, Astrid finds herself embarked on a strange story. A yacht appears after a year of absence and no one seems to give a reason for that fact. But our heroine is curious and determined and by touching an idol, she finds herself tied to this whole story. Winning like that strange visions, Bo and she will have to understand what is happening and what these people are hiding… This is also a much more complicated and strange that we might have assumed.
It was a good third book and I had a good time again with the characters. I wonder if now that we have followed each of the family members, we’re done with the series or if we will discover other different later. Anyway I still enjoy this period of the Roaring Twenties and it is a pleasure to be in the world and to find all the characters we know.
I was practically desperate to see these two together since I first met them in book 1. They just fit incredibly well. I am also intrigued by the mystery part. I love Jenn’s work and she always does things just right.
yes I was so curious to read their story. I hope you’ll like it!
I love the era, the 20’s fascinate me. Happy you liked it so much.
Intrigued by the era in which this is set and loving the waistcoat the man is wearing on the cover but that I’m afraid is where it stops for me. Still, each to their own, I’m glad you enjoyed it.
I love the fact that it’s set during this period.
I absolutely loved the first book and now I’m excited to read this one. I liked the brief glimpses of these two we got in the first one, I can tell I will really like this one as well. 😀
Great review Melliane!
I hope you’ll be able to read it soon. It’s so much fun.
Oh wow, I’ve seen the works of this author all over GR anf people are loving it! Might need to check it out. Great review!! 🙂
Yes you need to try! Her UF series is awesome too!
Lovely review! The two main characters seem to really have a deep connection and I always prefer that over instalove so this should be a nice change from all of that. I LOVE a little mystery in books so it’s awesome that this one has a bunch so you don’t have a chance to get bored. 🙂
yes they knew each other for a long time. I so dislike insta-love…
I need to still read the second book. I am glad you liked this one. It has been receiving some mixed reviews. I think I need to set aside some time and finish this series.
I hope you’ll lik it too.
It can be really nice to follow another character from a series- I’m glad you thought this romance and book worked well.
yes it’s fun.
Great review 🙂 The covers on these always catch my attention, but I haven’t read one of them yet.
The Roaring Twenties make for an extraordinary setting for a romance. This series is new to me, but I like what I’ve seen in your review. Throw in a little bit of strangeness and any story becomes ten times more interesting in my eyes :)) Beautiful review!
I totally agree. I’m always so curious to learn more of this period.
Another series I want to try one day
Great to hear it is another good one in this series and had a good time with characters
Certainly caught my attention….now…can little ol’ me read this without the others?? lol
ah it’s better to read in order.
I adored this book! I’m so glad you enjoyed it because it was such a cute romance and the paranormal aspect was fantastic too. Wonderful review! 🙂
yes it was a really nice one
*shame face* I still have the first one to read. Eeps! I love that time period. So fascinating but haven’t read very many books set then. Must try harder to get to the first one. SO glad to see you had a good time with them 🙂
Another one of those series that I may read someday-glad you like them 🙂