I received this book for free from Avon in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe
Also in this series: The Rogue of Fifth Avenue
Series: Uptown Girls #2
Published by Avon on December 30, 2019
Genres: Historical Romance, Gilded Age
In the second novel in Joanna Shupe's the Uptown Girl series, a ruthless casino owner bent on revenge finds his plans upended by a beautiful woman who proves to be more determined than he is—and too irresistible to deny.
Powerful casino owner.Ruthless mastermind.Destroyer of men.
He lives in the shadows...
As the owner of the city's most exclusive casino, Clayton Madden holds the fortunes of prominent families in the palms of his hands every night. There is one particular family he burns to ruin, however, one that has escaped his grasp... until now.
She is society's darling...
Florence Greene is no one's fool. She knows Clayton Madden is using her to ruin her prestigious family... and she's using him right back. She plans to learn all she can from the mysterious casino owner—then open a casino of her own just for women.
With revenge on his mind, Clay agrees to mentor Florence. However, she soon proves more adept—and more alluring—than Clay bargained for. When his plans are threatened, Clay must decide if he is willing to gamble his empire on love.
In the past I have really loved this author, but to be honest, this book turned out to be so feministic. I am all for fairness between men and women. But to be honest, I couldn’t stand the heroine. She was so emotionally abusive and very hypocritical and didn’t seem realistic to the time. I honestly couldn’t even get past the fifth chapter, it just grew worse and worse for me. Rolling the eyes was often for me while reading this. I probably won’t read this author again. Emotional abuse to either character is wrong for me and it just wasn’t for me. I highly recommend reading the previous book in the series, it was superb in every way. I just can’t support seeing modernistic abusive feminism in historical romance novels.