Saturday, August 25, 2012

Saturday Short: Vixen by Jillian Larkin

Saturday Shorts is something new I'm going to try out on Typing Tiara to help keep up with all of the weekly posts. Basically its going to be a short review, only a paragraph or two at most, giving you the low-down on what I thought of a book. :]

Goodreads Summary: "Jazz . . . Booze . . . Boys . . . It’s a dangerous combination.

Every girl wants what she can’t have. Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody wants the flapper lifestyle—and the bobbed hair, cigarettes, and music-filled nights that go with it. Now that she’s engaged to Sebastian Grey, scion of one of Chicago’s most powerful families, Gloria’s party days are over before they’ve even begun . . . or are they?

Clara Knowles, Gloria’s goody-two-shoes cousin, has arrived to make sure the high-society wedding comes off without a hitch—but Clara isn’t as lily-white as she appears. Seems she has some dirty little secrets of her own that she’ll do anything to keep hidden. . . .

Lorraine Dyer, Gloria’s social-climbing best friend, is tired of living in Gloria’s shadow. When Lorraine’s envy spills over into desperate spite, no one is safe. And someone’s going to be very sorry. . . .

From debut author Jillian Larkin, VIXEN is the first novel in the sexy, dangerous, and ridiculously romantic new series set in the Roaring Twenties . . . when anything goes.
I was caught up in this novel as soon as I settled down to read the prologue. Despite being a four hundred page plus novel I flew threw it in a few hours. There was so much drama, action, and romance I couldn't put it down. I'd say I was only going to read a few pages, or a chapter and would find myself a hundred pages later unable to stop. I've always been fascinated by mobsters and flappers and I feel as if instead of quenching my thirst this novel just left me craving more. I would just start to guess at what the answers to the mysteries were when suddenly something new would be revealed and have me back at square one. These mysteries were made even better by the multiple narrators. You would get pieces from each of their perspectives, three different young women struggling with their own lives and troubles and yet connected through it all. I really love this style of narrating. Though, when you get favorites, like I inevitably do it does make you crave more of a certain narrator than others. Personally I loved Clara and Gloria the best. Lorraine hasn't quite won me over yet. Anyway, for those craving some roaring twenties historical awesome I'd definitely recommend picking up a copy of this book and possibly its sequels so you don't stall. :]


  1. Sounds good, and it's interesting to see how popular the roaring twenties are becoming.

    1. I agree! I know there was another series that came out near the same time as this one about the same period only I believe that one is set in New York and is missing the mobster action, I could be wrong though.

  2. I can't wait to read this series! Love the covers and mobsters and flapper dresses sounds like so much fun!!

    1. I agree on all points, lol! The covers are gorgeous. Plus, mobsters and flapper dresses make everything better. :]