Review: Mogul by Joanna Shupe


Knickerbockers Series #3

Publisher: Zebra (January 31, 2017) Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services

ASIN: B01FBZXPG4               Rating: 5*

As owner of three  well-respected national newspapers, Calvin Cabot has the means to indulge his capricious taste for excess — and enough power of secrets and lies to bring the upper crust of society to its knees. Lillian Davis, a woman from his past desperately needs him and sets Pinkerton men out to find him so that she could beg for his help.  After finally chasing Calvin down Lillian beards him in his den and he finally agrees – on condition he will help IF she stay out of his way. Except, Lillian Davis is more stubborn and maddening now than she ever was in the past and this willful beauty always gets what she wants… one way or another.

Lillian Davies lives the high life – she can easily afford it as the heiress to her fathers silver mining interests. But when her brother disappears, Lily will spare nothing to bring him back alive.  Unfortunately, for Lillian the only man who can help her is the one she vowed never to see again the one man who ignites her soul and fires her passionate nature. The one man she cannot resist no matter how he broke her heart five years ago.

Oh my, this third book in Shape’s Knickerbocker Series gives truth to amazing writing abilities of Ms. Shupe.   Filled with fast action and numerous lively scenarios it was difficult to set down, which meant for me losing sleep because I couldn’t sleep without getting back up to see what happened next!  Calvin and Lillian had amazing chemistry and passion between them and Ms. Shupe’s writing reflected all of that and more.   Weaving in the Chinese connection and historical significance of how the Chinese were treated during that period added that wonderful bit of danger and suspense that increased the thrill level of the story.     Bottom Line:   An amazing story and sensual romance that was just what the doctor ordered to relieve boredom of being snowed-in!!!

Marilyn Rondeau

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