Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Speak Easy Review

Title: Speak Easy

Author: Melanie Harlow

Book: (Speak Easy, #1)

Pages: 293

Rating: 5/5

I won this book on goodreads also and I am sure glad I did because I loved this book! It's more for older teens or adults but definitely not for young people...I have never read a book on mobsters or bootleggers thinking they would be silly. I was wrong though because this was serious and seriously funny (at times). XD
Tiny is a daughter of a bootlegger and sister to three girls. She works for her father and on occasion her sister at the store. But when her father is taken by Angel DiFiore she has to come up with ten thousand plus five thousand to save her father's life. Along with her family's life and her own. With the help of Joey Lupo she comes up with the second payment, but will he be able to help her with the rest?
See Joey is working for another mobster (on the other side) who has taken over the river so no one can distribute alcohol without them getting a cut. Tiny has more than him to worry about because one of Angel's sons (Enzo) has eyes for her and he wants to make good on what she starts. Enzo helps her out a bit but she doesn't want his help so she does her best to pay him back. Of course she is now indebted to Joey who also seems to have eyes only for her.
When Raymond (Enzo's brother) kidnaps Tiny and takes her father from Angel she has to think on her feet. How to get back?
Does she escape and pay off Angel DiFiore for good? Or does she remain under their thumb?
I loved it but it was way too adult for me even though I enjoyed it. I mean how many times can they get together? Ahhh! I love Enzo but I love Joey much much more! Ghad I can't wait for the next book to come out!

About The Author

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. SPEAK EASY was inspired by her cocktail-culture obsession, her affection for good gin, and the view from the end of her street. She lifts her glass to NA readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI.


  1. Ohhhhhhh!!! I can't wait to read this!
    What's the book's time frame? 20s?

    1. It starts out on Friday 13, 1923. Friday the 13th! XD I hope you enjoy it!