Absolutely FIVE stars!
Let me start with the obvious: The cover is gorgeous. I am one of those people who cringe when models' faces are shown on book covers, but I LOVE this cover.
And the heroine...oh my, Ellis Eton has become one of my favorite characters of all time. The way Siri Mitchell writes Ellis' thought process is hilarious. If she lived in modern times, Ellis would be diagnosed with ADHD (according to Mitchell), but I loved her energy. She is relatable, abundantly interesting, and fun.
Griff, her long-time friend who wants to be more, is sweet and charming also. Even without his POV included in the story, I still felt like I got to know him.
The plot lacked nothing. It supplied just enough suspense and romance to keep me turning the pages. I read this book in two days, despite work and other obligations, because I had to know what happened.
Even with the hilarity, serious topics are discussed such as Prohibition, insecurity, and the fact that God is the only One who can change hearts.
This book was a blast to read. I truly cannot recommend it enough.
Go ahead and buy this one!
I hope Mitchell writes twenty other novels like this one.
When a look-alike friend asks Ellis Eton to fill in for her as a telephone operator, Ellis jumps at the chance. For her, the job will provide not only acting practice but the funds to get Ellis a start in the movies. She's tired of always being a disappointment to her traditional Boston family, and though she can't deny the way he makes her head spin, she knows she's not good enough for Griffin Phillips, either. It's simple: avoid Griff's attentions, work, and get paid. But in typical Ellis fashion, her simple plan spirals out of control when she overhears a menacing phone call...with her very own Griff as the target.
*I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*