[Audible] Ingenue (Flappers, #2) Author Jillian Larkin – Stg2bio.co

NO WORDS Review later OK, I m pushing 40, so the whole YA appeal of this book came off as completely immature But not even the writing was able to compensate for it It was bland and cliched to the point where as I was listening to audio I was finishing sentences correctly before the narrator had finished.The characters were ridiculously immature, and it was a real stretch for me to enjoy this story when the entire cast tops out at about 25 years old Hard bitten gangst NO WORDS Review later OK, I m pushing 40, so the whole YA appeal of this book came off as completely immature But not even the writing was able to compensate for it It was bland and cliched to the point where as I was listening to audio I was finishing sentences correctly before the narrator had finished.The characters were ridiculously immature, and it was a real stretch for me to enjoy this story when the entire cast tops out at about 25 years old Hard bitten gangsters at 18 years old One of the characters, Lorraine, is managing a speakeasy for a gangster and she acts like a virgi I was such a lover of her first book, Vixen, and I was so looking forward to this one But it almost felt like Larkin forgot how to write and, if not that, she completely forgot who her characters were in the first She tried passing it off as characterization, but it felt force and contrived the things she made these once so believable characters into Now they re flat, stale, unlikeable Even her plot remains the same, she just rotates what happened to which characters After making Lorrai I was such a lover of her first book, Vixen, and I was so looking forward to this one But it almost felt like Larkin forgot how to write and, if not that, she completely forgot who her characters were in the first She tried passing it off as characterization, but it felt force and contrived the things she made these once so believable characters in I wasn t as impressed or excited by this second installment as I was with the first in The Flappers series The story takes place six months after Vixen ends The entire plotline was about everyone trying to track down Gloria and Jerome for a past crime involving them It got to be a bit tedious I found it totally unbelievable that all three main female characters, Gloria, Clara, and Lorraine all coincidentally ended up in the same place, New York I wish the story had stayed centered in Chicag I wasn t as impressed or excited by this second installment as I was with the first in The Flappers series The story takes place six months after Vixen ends The entire plotline was about everyone trying to track down Gloria and Jerome for a past crime involving them It got to be a bit tedious I found it totally unbelievable that all three main female characters, Gloria, Clara, and Lorraine all coincidentally ended up in the same place, New York I wish the story had stayed centered in Chicago I didn t really see the need to move it to a new location The location didn t make the story any different and I m not sure what the point was I didn t find Clara or Gloria very interesting this time around Lorraine is still as evil as ever and is still my favorite She s so jealous that I can t help but like her She I like the setting, the lingo, the characters, though the addition as Vera as a main narrator is superfluous Jillian Larkin forgot to include a plot among all this atmosphere 1920 s New York is a fun place to be, but the entire book hinges on people trying to find Gloria who s hiding out after the events of the previous book, Vixen, theinteresting predecessor I can t have hated it that much though since I intend to round off the next book in the trilogy, Diva Hopefully this was borin I like the setting, the lingo, the characters, though the addition as Vera as a main narrator is superfluous Jillian Larkin forgot to include a plot among all this atmosphere 1920 s New York is a fun place to be, but the entire book hinges on people trying to find Gloria who s hiding out after the events of the previous book, Vixen, theinteresting predecessor I can t have hated it that much though since I intend to round off the next book in the trilogy, Diva Hopefully this was boring exposition and set up for ainteresting conclusion.I do like the tone, and the culture comes through very clearly It is an interesting juxtaposition, seve Jillian Larking takes us back into the second in the installment of her Flappers series with the question, How much can we take in the name of love All of our characters are back from the last book, Vixen and now their story is getting deeper.As the stress of Gloria and Jerome are still on the run and their future is not looking too bright as the Mob is still high on their tail as well as a recent foe Lorraine.Clara begins to find her voice in a juicy magazine while moving farther from the str Jillian Larking takes us back into the second in the installment of her Flappers series with the question, How much can we take in the name of love All of our characters are back from the last book, Vixen and now their story is getting deeper.As the stress of Gloria and Jerome are still on the run and their future is not looking too bright as the Mob is still high on their tail as well as a recent foe Lorraine.Clara begins to find her voice in a juicy magazine while moving farther Flappers, speakeasies, prohibition, gangsters, jazz, an interracial relationship and murder all jump from the pages of Ingenue This young adult book transports the reader back to a time when life was exciting and dangerous and where interracial relationships were forbidden Glo and Raine give such life to the story They both came from good influential homes, decided to sow their wild oats and ended up involved living lives they never dreamed of Both lives influenced by the mob, they do Flappers, speakeasies, prohibition, gangsters, jazz, an interracial relationship and murder all jump from the If i could give it a 3.5 I would, but definitely not a 4I really like the idea behind the series However, adding the fourth perspective was a little too much At least in Vixen, all three girls were somewhat intermixing In Ingenue, it took way too long for all four paths to collide and it made reading it a little tedious, since you d have to remember four chapters back every time Power Love Scandal.There S Never Enough To Go Around.In The City That Never Sleeps, Lorraine Dyer Is Wide Awake Ever Since She Exposed Clara Knowles For The Tramp She Was And Lost Her Closest Confidante In The Process Lorraine Has Spent Every Second Scheming To Make Her Selfish, Lovesick Ex Best Friend Pay For What She Did No One Crosses Lorraine Not Even Gloria True Love Conquers Everything Or So Gloria Carmody Crazily Believed She And Jerome Johnson Can Barely Scrape Together Cash For Their Rent, Let Alone Have A Moment To Whisper Sweet Nothings In The Dark And If They Thought Escaping Chicago Meant They D Get Away With Murder They Were Dead Wrong.Clara Was Sure That Once Handsome, Charming Marcus Eastman Discovered Her Shameful Secret, He D Drop Her Like A Bad Habit Instead, He Swept Her Off Her Feet And Whisked Her Away To New York Being With Marcus Is A Breath Of Fresh Air And A Chance For Clara To Leave Her Wild Flapper Ways Firmly In The Past Except The Dazzling Parties And Bright Lights Won T Stop Whispering Her Name INGENUE Is The Second Novel In The Sexy, Dangerous, And Ridiculously Romantic Flappers Series Set In The Roaring Twenties Where Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Cold. The first book in this incredible series titled, The Flapper Series, was Vixen And with that first incredible noel, readers were introduced to the Roaring 20 s and the fun, power, and mystique that the twenties still carry today The clothes were cool, the music was jazz, the mobsters were many, and the p Vixen has been one of my favorite reads this year, so I was really looking forward to Ingenue And while it was certainly very good and didn t disappoint per se, there was definitely a bit of a sopho slump here First, Ingenue wasn t quite as long, so I felt like the entire story was a bit short it s the second in a series, a sort of segue, and it definitely feels like that like it s tying up loose ends from book 1 and introducing new elements for the finale.That being said, there s just Vixen has been one of my favorite reads this year, so I was really looking forward to Ingenue And while it was certainly very good and didn t disappoint per se, there was definitely a bit of a sopho slump here First, Ingenue wasn t quite as long, so I felt like the entire story was a bit short it s the second in a series, a sort of segue, and it definitely feels like that like it s tying up loose ends from book 1 and introducing new elements for the finale.That being said, there s just as much drama and dangerous gangsters as before The romance wasn t quite as good, but there were certainly a lot of boys to swoon for And that s something that I like a