The Gangster’s Kiss
Love is a Dangerous Thing Trilogy
by Ginger Ring
Genre: Historical Romance
John O’Malley’s sister is missing. All the clues of her disappearance lead to Hayward County, Wisconsin and the crooks and questionable sheriff that reside there. Pretending to be one of them, John takes a job as bodyguard for the sheriff’s beautiful sister, Grace. It seems like the perfect way to investigate their crimes and corruption, but when someone threatens to kill Grace, the job proves harder than he thought. Is she an innocent witness to a crime, or just as guilty as everyone else?
Grace Sullivan just wanted a normal life: find a good man, get married and have a family. She has had enough of looking the other way while her brother hides behind his sheriff’s badge to conduct shady dealings. Hiring a gangster named John to watch her is the final straw. When a face from the past threatens her life, she is forced to put her life in John’s hands, but as time goes on, all she really wants is to be in the gangster’s arms.
The Gangster’s Kiss is the first book I have read by Ginger Ring, but it won’t be the last! This book has such a realistic feel that I felt like I had stepped back in time. I love reading about the “Roaring 20’s” and this book was no exception.
The characters are very believable and well written. They developed so clearly in my mind as I read along that I could close my eyes and picture what was happening. John and Grace are such a perfectly unsuited couple that somehow fit together. They come from different places in the world but belong together. Life may not always be easy, but they learn how to work together to get what they want.
The era of gangsters and the speakeasies during Prohibition, the Roaring 20’s are so vivid and Ms. Ring writes so fluently of a time gone by that it’s apparent she has spent a lot of time researching to get it right! There is a book filled with action, trouble and it moves along very quickly. I’m looking forward to reading more in the Love is a Dangerous Thing Trilogy.
The Gangster’s Kiss by Ginger Ring is a marvelous book. Once you pick it up, you won’t want to put it down! I give The Gangster’s Kiss five steaming hot cups of Room With Books coffee and I highly recommend it.
©April 14, 2015
Ginger Ring is an eclectic, Midwestern girl with a weakness for cheese, dark chocolate, and the Green Bay Packers. She loves reading, playing with her cats, watching great movies, and has a quirky sense of humor. Publishing a book has been a lifelong dream of hers and she is excited to share her romantic stories with you. Her heroines are classy, sassy and in search of love and adventure. When Ginger isn’t tracking down old gangster haunts or stopping at historical landmarks, you can find her on the backwaters of the Mississippi River fishing with her husband.
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