Speak Easy by Melanie Harlow
Due to mature material, this New Adult historical novel is recommended for readers ages 17+.
The 1920s are roaring, and twenty-year-old Tiny O’Mara wants to be a part of it all. By day she works for her father’s smalltime bootlegging operation, and by night she craves the sexy roll-your-stockings-down lifestyle of a flapper–until her father is kidnapped by a mobster in Detroit’s exploding organized crime scene, and it’s Tiny who has to come up with the ten thousand dollar ransom…in one week.
Suddenly she’s thrust into an intoxicating underworld of greed, lust, lies, and betrayal.
Enzo DiFiore is the son of the mobster holding her father hostage, but his sexy screen idol looks and dangerous charm leave her breathless. When the forbidden spark between them refuses to burn out, she tried to use their powerful chemistry to buy more time. Irritatingly handsome childhood pal Joey Lupo has the street smarts she needs to make a quick ten grand, but he’s got his own agenda where gang rivalries are concerned. And deciding whom to trust isn’t easy in a world where everyone wants something–be it booze, money, power, or sex–and no one cares what it takes to get it.
Temptation is everywhere. And anything goes.