Saturday, January 24, 2015

Becoming a Jett Girl by Meghan Quinn

Becoming a Jett Girl
Becoming a Jett Girl by Meghan Quinn

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

Can two damaged souls heal one another? They may have a pretty good shot at it if they’re in the Lafayette Club. Jett Colby established the Lafayette Club to help rescue girls who have hit rock bottom and found themselves on the ugly side of the beautiful city of New Orleans. The girls are trained in the art of burlesque, given a safe place to live and earn an honest living, fed, clothed, and given an education so that when they choose to leave they are able to support themselves. Each girl is handpicked by Jett and he always gets what he wants … until Goldie.

I loved Goldie’s character – she’s sassy, feisty, funny, and feels deeply. She’s had a tough life and makes no excuses for what she does. She might not be proud of the path her life has taken, but she’s doing the best she can. Despite how badly she wants to make a change, she’s a firm believer that “if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is” and thus ignores the first and second invites to become a Jett Girl. After the third invite, she’s convinced that she made the right decision because the stalker behavior is creeping her out (those were some amusing monologues and dialogues). But when Goldie finds out that her life really could get worse, she gives in and agrees to embark upon Becoming a Jett Girl.

Among the many things I enjoyed about this book were the numerous relationships that Goldie developed with the other inhabitants of the Lafayette Club. Despite the fact that she was not the only Jett Girl having sex with Jett, the relationships with the other girls were warm and supportive; I really expected a conflict between her and Pepper and was pleasantly surprised when Ms. Quinn didn’t go there. While there was some sexual tension between her and Kace, I liked the way in which their relationship changed over the course of the novel. But, as expected, it is her relationship with Jett that made the book. In a word, their relationship is passionate. They can push one another’s buttons so thoroughly that I didn’t always know who to root for. Their relationship had moments that were so sweet, moments that were unbelievably hot, and moments that were thoroughly devastating. As if all that were not enough to make this a great read, Ms. Quinn adds a bit intrigue and a whole lotta conflict between Jett and his father that is just getting started. Becoming a Jett Girl has the Bourbon series off to an excellent start and I am thrilled that I get to find out how life at the Lafayette Club continues to play out in Being a Jett Girl.

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