Book Review – Such A Dance

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Title: Such A Dance

Author: Kate McMurray

Synopsis: When a vaudeville dancer meets a sexy mobster in a speakeasy for men, the sparks fly, the gin flows, the jazz sizzles—and the heat is on…

New York City, 1927.

Eddie Cotton is a talented song-and-dance man with a sassy sidekick, a crowd-pleasing act, and a promising future on Broadway. What he doesn’t have is someone to love. Being gay in an era of prohibition and police raids, Eddie doesn’t have many opportunities to meet men like himself—until he discovers a hot new jazz club for gentlemen of a certain bent…and sets eyes on the most seductive, and dangerous, man he’s ever seen.

Lane Carillo is a handsome young Sicilian who looks like Valentino—and works for the Mob. He’s never hidden his sexuality from his boss, which is why he was chosen to run a private night club for men. When Lane spots Eddie at the bar, it’s lust at first sight. Soon, the unlikely pair are falling hard and fast—in love. But when their whirlwind romance starts raising eyebrows all across town, Lane and Eddie have to decide if their relationship is doomed…or something special worth fighting for.

Rating: 4 stars

Review: I received this free on Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.  This was an amazing read, in my opinion, and I just couldn’t put it down – I ended up staying awake until after midnight so I could finish it.

In the era of prohibition, Eddie is a dancer in a husband-and-wife act with his friend Marian, picks up occasional prostitutes from the park – usually the same guy – but when he comes across Lane Carillo’s speakeasy for men of a certain proclivity, he finds himself falling into love with Lane, but also falling into the Mob world at the same time.

I enjoyed that it’s a gay romance set in the twenties, a time when being gay was very heavily frowned upon, and pretty much illegal. It’s different, and I liked that.

Throughout the book, there were cute little one-liners like,

“Your apartment will become Lane’s Home For Wayward Queers,”

That one just made me laugh when I read it. Seriously though, Lane is my favourite character in the book – despite being in the Mob, he’s sweet, and caring, and actually smart. He’s the kind of guy I wouldn’t mind meeting in real life.

I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of Kate McMurray’s books, and I’d recommend this to anyone who has a thing for guy-on-guy romances with a little smut in there too.

Such A Dance is published on October 27th 2015, so make sure to get it when it comes out.

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