Are second chances enough when the world is conspiring against you?
High school best friends Rose and Dax each have a secret-they like the other in a way they shouldn't in 1920s Prohibition Era California. After sharing a first kiss, they're forced apart-each sent to a different city to account for their sin.
Rose lands in the coastal tourist city of Half Moon Bay in virtual servitude, working for a distant cousin for pennies. Dax has an idyllic existence in San Francisco, living with her married sister. Then the fates change. Rose escapes her miserable circumstance and lives a full life after landing a job as a lounge singer at an underground speakeasy. Dax wears out her welcome with her brother-in-law, and she and her sister end up tending to inherited property-a restaurant in Half Moon Bay.
After nine years, Dax and Rose cross paths again but is it too late for them? Lovers and past loves, greedy businessmen, whiskey, and the quest for a quick buck make it nearly impossible to pick things up where they left off. Will the lives they've led keep them apart? Or will Dax and Rose defy the odds and find a way to be together?
Enjoyable Story with Excellent Narration
I did liked this historical historical romance/thriller, the first volume in the Speakeasy Romance Series. But, I really, really liked Miller’s Manhattan Sloane Series, and really liked her Falling Castles Series. I experienced so much more emotion when I listened to the earlier two series. Perhaps, my opinion will climb when I listen to the subsequent volumes of the Speakeasy Romance Series.