Author: Rebecca Halsey
Genre: Historical Romance
Hollywood Jazz, Book 1
When Carrie Cooper leaves her small gold-mining town to seek her fortune, it’s not until she arrives in L.A. that she learns her college certificate is a fraud. The only work available is in a less-than-respectable speakeasy.
The job comes with the opportunity to take the stage with Oz Dean, the club’s captivating bandleader. But rivals out for her blood along with her place in the spotlight lurk behind the curtain.
Oz Dean has the rare ability to “see” music as brilliant colors, but nothing has ever dazzled him like Carrie’s pure, choirgirl voice. With a mob debt hanging over his head like a guillotine, he organizes a revue that will launch them all to stardom. Unfortunately, his bold move attracts exactly the kind of criminal attention he’d like to avoid.
Mired in Hollywood’s underbelly, caught off-guard by their growing attraction, Carrie and Oz are forced to consider the cost of success. Or their one chance to make beautiful music together could be their last.
Carrie isn’t particularly Lucky. Her college certificate turns out to be a fraud, so instead of finding her fortune out on her own, she has to work as a speakeasy. The upside to this is that she gets to take the stage with Oz Dean, a charming bandleader with a rare ability. He sees music as colors, and he’s enamored with Carrie’s pure voice.
But with a mob debt hanging over his head, he’s not exactly the safest person to be around. If Carrie and Oz give in to temptation, it might put both of them in danger.
I loved the emphazises on music! The two characters were amazing, especially Oz. I really liked him, and enjoyed reading about his gift. The book is fast-paced, and the writing is great.