TLC Book Tours: Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan
“Maybe it was time to land straight in the middle of the adventure…”
Hamish DeLuca has spent most of his life trying to hide the anxiety that appears at the most inopportune times — including during his first real court case as a new lawyer. Determined to rise above his father’s expectations, Hamish runs away to Boston where his cousin, Luca Valari, is opening a fashionable nightclub in Scollay Square. When he meets his cousin’s “right hand man” Reggie, Hamish wonders if his dreams for a more normal life might be at hand.
Regina “Reggie” Van Buren, heir to a New Haven fortune, has fled fine china, small talk, and the man her parents expect her to marry. Determined to make a life as the self-sufficient city girl she’s seen in her favorite Jean Arthur and Katharine Hepburn pictures, Reggie runs away to Boston, where she finds an easy secretarial job with the suave Luca Valari. But as she and Hamish work together in Luca’s glittering world, they discover a darker side to the smashing Flamingo night club.
When a corpse is discovered at the Flamingo, Reggie and Hamish quickly learn there is a vast chasm between the haves and the have-nots in 1937 Boston—and that there’s an underworld that feeds on them both. As Hamish is forced to choose between his conscience and loyalty to his beloved cousin, the unlikely sleuthing duo work to expose a murder before the darkness destroys everything they’ve worked to build.
Read what others on the tour are saying about the book!
I don't know where to begin with this one. It honestly checks off so many boxes for me, I am in love! A shy hero who wears suspenders, a swinging nightclub, a mysterious death, and loads of red lipstick. Everything is art deco and that's total kryptonite for this gal. The knockout cover is just the beginning of a book I can only describe as crack for the book addict. Just one hit of atmosphere, a sweetly dashing hero, and newly independent woman Reggie Van Buren and I was hooked. Rachel McMillan has teased readers with characters in this first book in the series that is sure to be an adventure and romance that I for one cannot wait to continue reading. There are several loose ends that I'm hoping are addressed, including Mr. Sexy Dimple DeLuca and his vow to "Get the girl." I NEED this guy to get the girl who understands and loves him just as he is. Sigh...I'm a pile of mush.
~ My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars ~
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