Title : Steal Away
Author: Amber Green
Publisher: Loose ID
Buy Link: Buy Steal Away Here!
Rating : You Need To Read
Reviewed By : Shira
Prohibition. The Charleston. Hard times. Jazz. Foreclosures. Cutting loose.
Having lost everything, Twilight Amery sets her sights on Harlem, where a girl with a voice--even a white man's bastard from Alabama--can be somebody. Hopping a freight train, she joins up with the beautiful and bitter Mr. Stone, along with the compellingly magnetic Hector, two Harlem men trying to get home. Faced with club-wielding Pinkerton agents, an inconvenient dead body, and a shortage of money, the three work their way east and north.
Twilight and Stone forge an alliance of reliance, then trust, and then affection. Both try to deal with their feelings for one another while pursuing their individual mating dances with the man they both love. An old enemy of Stone's finds them in an Atlanta bordello, and issues a challenge Twilight makes the mistake of accepting.
They steal away north. Unfortunately, the three of them leave a trail that someone is finding all too easy to follow.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Exhibitionism, male/male sexual practices, ménage, voyeurism.
Steal Away really does just that to the reader. Every feeling Ms. Green had her characters feel, I felt; from the heat of summer in a Southern town to the feeling of desperation of trying to make a better life. I enjoyed this story with its twist and turns. Not knowing what exactly to expect but falling in love and cheering on the characters was what ended up happening. I hear Jazz from a by-gone era now and smile while remembering this story. Twilight felt like a little sister to me. She wanted her independence but I also felt like she needed protecting from the big bad world. I guess she showed me. Daniel needed the reassurance that he could love and be loved by more than one person. Hector showed everyone that he was big enough to do just that.